WELCOME TO THE NER AREA 2 WEB SITE
Area 2 of the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America proudly serves 11 Boy Scout Councils: Connecticut Rivers Council, Greenwich Council, Housatonic Council, Connecticut Yankee Council, Western Massachusetts Council, Hudson Valley Council, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Westchester-Putnam Council, Suffolk County Council, Rip Van Winkle Council and Greater New York Councils.
CLICK HERE for more information and links to our Scout Councils.
As you can see there is a lot going on in Area 2 and we are glad you are a part of it! It is our hope you will find the information here valuable and easy to use. Should you wish to bring something to our attention please send us a note from the “contact us” page. No matter where you are, or what your role is, thank you for your service to Scouting and the nearly 124,000 youth that Area 2 Councils proudly serve!
Dave Walsh, Area 2 President
Tom Bain, Area 2 Commissioner
Marc Andreo, Area 2 Director
On March 30th more than 200 volunteers and staff members from Area 2 and beyond gathered at Iona Prep in New Rochelle for a day of training and fellowship at our annual Key Leader Conference. Special thanks to all who attended, especially the 35 presenters who worked hard to deliver a quality program to our participants.
Event pictures are coming soon to our site!
CLICK HERE to view and download presentations, documents and other reference materials from the event.
Scouts BSA Program Launched February 1, 2019
With the launch of the Scouts BSA program on February 1, 2019 we are at a historic milestone as we make our iconic program available to young men and young women.
What is Scouts BSA? For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.
Why Scouts BSA? Scouting builds character and instills values for a lifetime: Adventure, Leadership, Service, and Personal Growth. See the videos below and Click Here for More Information
For years, many young women have looked on while their fathers and brothers took part in amazing Boy Scout adventures – adventures those young women wished they, too, could experience.
With the launch of the Scouts BSA program on February 1, that familiar story has a new, fun-filled twist as young women prepare to join new Scouts BSA girl troops that are getting revved up in communities right now.
Quick Resources about Scouts BSA
- Family Scouting Page at Scouting.org
- Details on Scouts BSA uniform and handbook – 01/19/19
- Top 10 questions about Scouts BSA – 02/13/19
March 9, 2019 – CBS This Morning – A year-and-a-half ago, the Boy Scouts of America announced that girls would be able to join its ranks. Last month, the organization even altered the programs name to accommodate the change. Carter Evans reports:
2019 Ignite Training Event – NER Area 2 Venturing
On February 9, 2019 the Area 2 Venturing Officers Association (VOA) offered it’s Ignite Training Event at Seton Scout Reservation. More than 60 Venturing Advisors and youth from 7 of our 11 Councils participated in a day of training and fellowship. Our Order of the Arrow Section Chief’s John Zanin (NE-2A) and Charlie Mauro (NE-2B) served as our keynote speakers and we also had the pleasure of hosting Sam Goodman, Northeast Region Vice Commodore of Program for Sea Scouts, BSA.
CLICK HERE to view more information about Venturing in Area 2
**Save The Date** – NER Area 2 Venturing APEX 2019
May 17-19, 2019 – Camp Mattatuck, Plymouth, CT
More information coming soon!
CLICK HERE to view more information about Venturing in Area 2
2019 Central NY Sea Scout Regatta
The 2019 Central New York Sea Scout Regatta will be held August 9-11, 2019 at the Onondaga Yacht Club in Liverpool, NY. No experience necessary! This is a great opportunity and chance to learn to sail and race small sailboats: Lasers, Sunfish, Force Five and more! This event is open to all Registered Sea Scouts – no experience necessary, beginners welcome! Deadline to Register is August 2nd and the Early Bird Discount Deadline is June 30th. The event includes all meals, patch, and an evening galley cook off challenge, a movie, and more!
2019 Area 2 Sea Scout Training Day
Area 2 will be sponsoring a Sea Scout Training Day at SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event will consist of various training modules geared toward specific Sea Scout rank advancements as well as a campus tour and presentation by the college admissions staff for those who are interested. Courses are geared toward various levels of experience, from new members through more advanced persons. Lunch in the college cafeteria will be included in the cost of registration.
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm, Registration at 8:30 am
Location: SUNY Maritime College (Fort Schuyler), 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465
Registration Deadline: All registrations due by April 12, 2019
The Northeast Region Sea Scouts have announced details for the NER Seabadge Conference (SB-43-PA-2019) scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Seabadge is an advanced training experience for Sea Scout adult leaders, Committee Members and other members in Scouting at the Unit, District, Council, Area or Flotilla, Regional or National levels that support the Sea Scout program.
The purposes of the Seabadge experience are:
- To improve the understanding of leadership, management, and motivational skills among Sea Scout adult leaders.
- Provide management, leadership, and presentaion skills and tools to leaders so that they may use and share them with others in day-to-day Sea Scout activities.
- Use the skills and tools acquired at Seabadge to improve the quality of the Sea Scout program.
- Encourage the development of lifelong contacts and sharing of resources by and between course participants and staff.
The application deadline for the event is 9/27/19. More information may be found online by CLICKING HERE
CLICK HERE to download the event application
CLICK HERE to download the event flyer
2019-2020 Update on Scouting’s High Adventure Bases
As part of Scouting’s High Adventure Week, Bryan on Scouting has posted updates for 2019-2020 for all of our high adventure bases. All include great information about these exciting adventure locations:
The BSA has unveiled the new “Scout Me In” campaign featuring girls, as well as boys, in our iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. The campaign shows Scouts in action, which speaks to kids and their friends by putting them in the middle of the action. This also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them Be Prepared. For Life.
Read the news announcement at Scouting Newsroom for more details: “The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View”
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 22, 2019, to August 2, 2019. USA Contingent Units will arrive on July 21, 2019. Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14-17), unit leaders (18 and older), and International Service Team members (IST, aka Staff, 18 and older). This is a rare opportunity to take part in a World Jamboree so close to home.
The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest regular event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering up to 50,000 Scouts from more than 150 countries around the World. It is an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people from different cultures. The World Scout Jamboree includes many activities available at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve.
For more information please visit the official website of the Boy Scouts of America (USA) Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree.