WELCOME TO THE AREA 2 WEB SITE
Area 2 of the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America Proudly Serves 11 Scout Councils: The Connecticut Rivers Council, Connecticut Yankee Council, Greater NY Councils, Greenwich Council, Housatonic Council, Hudson Valley Council, Rip Van Winkle Council, Suffolk County Council, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Westchester-Putnam Council and the Western Massachusetts Council. CLICK HERE for more information and links to our Scout Councils.
Greetings Scouters and welcome to the Northeast Region, Area 2 Website. Area 2 includes 11 Councils, in 3 different states (NY, CT and MA). With over 30,000 adult volunteers, we serve more than 84,000 youth members in over 3,000 units (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers & Explorers). We have over 600 Commissioners providing outstanding unit service and a total professional staff of 102. Our Councils provide exciting year-round programs in 22 separate outdoor camps. Last year Councils in our Area logged over 279,000 hours of community service from Eagle Scout Projects and reported the advancement of 1,787 Eagle Scouts. Our Venturing program boasts nearly 3700 members. We have two dynamic Order of the Arrow Sections with over 5,800 members from 11 different lodges. The Scouting program is dynamic and multifaceted and the mission of Area 2 is to make our 11 Councils and the programs they deliver the best they can be.
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 you are doing, thank you for your service to Scouting and for making Area 2 the finest Area in the Northeast Region!
Scott Christensen, Area 2 President • Ron Hathaway, Area 2 Commissioner • Marc Andreo, Area 2 Director
2015 Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference – Another Great Success!
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 Area 2 held its annual spring key leadership conference at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY. Over the last few years this event has become more and more popular in the Area and continues to grow each year. In attendance at this years event were 130 people with representation from all 11 Area 2 member Councils. As usual the training, general session and breakout sessions focused on key topics Membership, Retention and other key Goals for the Region and Area.
The Area 2 Committee would like to thank all of those in attendance for taking time to travel and attend the event. Special thanks also goes the event committee, all trainers and presenters and especially Iona Prep for their generosity, hospitality and continued support of our program. Thank you to all for the leadership and time you provide throughout Area 2. See you in the Fall for our next Area 2 Leadership Conference.
CLICK HERE to download training materials and resources from the event
Date & Time
Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Fellowship
9:00am – 2:45pm Program
Registration and Check In will begin at 8:30 am.
Program will begin promptly at 9 am.
NY Life Insurance Company Facility (Google Map)
1 Rockwood Road, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591.
The Area Two Committee extends to you a most cordial invitation to attend the upcoming Area Two Fall Key Leadership Conference. This conference is designed to meet your needs in the important leadership position you hold with your council. The sessions that will be held are outlined in the conference document package (link below) including some great topics important to successful council and district operations. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to join in Scouting fellowship and network with other Area Two Scouters and Leaders.
The Conference has been established to offer you the best and latest information, support tools, and know-how to help you be successful in your Scouting responsibilities. Presenting the latest methods, materials and best practices will be various national, regional and local volunteers as well as BSA professionals.
The Area Key Leadership Forum is a full-day program designed for to bring together key leaders within Area 2. The program typically appeals to council leadership including:Council Presidents, Council Commissioners, Scout Executives, Directors of Field Service, Assistant Scout Executives, Field Directors, Vice Presidents of Program, Development, Finance, Administration, NCAP Chairs, District Key 3 Volunteers and Professionals, Council Officers, Board Members, Executive Committee, Council Committee Chairs, Key Council Professionals and other Key Area Leadership. The Forum serves as a useful exchange of experience, best practices and ideas to help you and your council leadership tackle your challenges.
We encourage you to download and distribute the EVENT INFORMATION PACKAGE AND AGENDA to those members of your Council leadership you think should attend this event.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The Conference Fee is $ 30.00 which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials.
BSA Field Uniform or “Executive Casual” will be appropriate. (No ties or jackets required!)
Registration Documents, Links and Event Materials
Please contact us if you have questions about this event
If you attempt to check driving directions using an online map or GPS system, please note that the address of New York Life’s Westchester Campus is not always recognized. The Campus lies immediately north of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, which is evident on most maps. Therefore, you may want to enter Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown as your destination.