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Scouting provides many opportunities for participants to learn and grow with fun and challenging activities

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Pinewood Derby: Cub Scouts work together, strengthening bonds and building confidence – and their own custom race cars! 

Camporees: Scouting districts offer one or more annual “camporees” open to all Scouts BSA troops in the district. They often include activities intended for patrols or entire troops.

Merit Badge Events: Councelors make themselves availble to instruct select badges at merit badge rallys, merit badge pro-series held at NYC businesses, or courses held at camps year-round.

Parades: Throughout the year Scouts are invited to march in celebrations as participants, and as members of an honor guard.  Parades include- Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Lunar New Year, and more.

Fall Festival: Annual event including a Family Fun Weekend and a Cub Scout Activity Day with Camping and Fall Activities like a maze, haunted house, hay ride, pumpkin decorating and more.

Fishing Derbies: With Ohrbach Lake located at Camp Pouch in the heart of Staten Island there is ample opportunity for these great events close to home or at the many lakes of Ten Mile River!

STEM Camp: Presented by the STEM committee this Week-long Spring Break special event gives Scouts the opportunity to learn about the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,  working hands-on at Alpine Scout Camp.

Climbing Events: With climbing facilities at each GNYC Camp location there is no shortage of opportunities for Scouts to learn this popular skill and emerging sport. Look for all night "Climb the Night Away" events at Alpine Scout Camp.

Shooting Sports Weekends: Some of the most popular and well attended youth events in GNYC Shooting Sports events are held in spring and fall and utilize the many ranges of Ten Mile River Scout Camps.

Raft-o-Rees: Scouts BSA and leaders are invited to camp at TMR and raft 10-miles down the Delaware River. This is an excellent trip for Troops- lots of fun, simple planning, and a high likelihood of a bald eagle sighting! 

Cook-o-Ree: Scouting is much more than just building campfires; cooking whether over a fire or at home is an important and valuable skill for young folks to learn. The Cook-O-Ree at Alpine Scout Camp introduces Scouts to a variety of cooking techniques and methods.

Hikes and Trek-o-Rees: Trails at our camping properties or NYC and NY State Parks serve as the backdrop for day hikes, overnight backpacking, and multiday trek-o-rees- multiple units gathering to hike and camp together!

Clean-ups and Community Service:  Scouts have rendered distinguished public service by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil, and water. NYC Scouts Participate in Park Days, Neighborhood Clean-ups and Service projects. 

Winter Camp: NYC Scouts BSA have the chance to brave the elements during the day while participating in outdoor programs while making use of the great facilities at Alpine Scout Camp's Reeves Lodge for merit badge class rooms and overnight accomodations.

Spring Family Fun Weekends: These annual events and Family Fun Weekends provide an opportunity for families to stretch their legs after hibernation season. Get back to camp and spend a day exploring the program areas and activities of Alpine Scout Camp and John E. Reeves Cub World

Steak-Out: Our annual gathering of City Scouters (volunteer leaders) to kick-off our Scouting year, learn the latest info, and connect in fellowship each september.

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A short-term camp is any council-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or continuing, that is one, two or three nights in length where the council or its agents provide the staffing and may provide program and food services, and includes camps conducted off council properties. National training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements, regardless of format or duration.

Planing to run a multi-unit event?

By working together across packs, troops, and crews Scouting district and council events allow us all to come together for shared experiences with the benefit of shared talents, resources, and expertise.


Multi-unit events that include a camp out must complete this Short Term Camping event request. This helps to keep our activities safe, fun, and ensure participants are getting the best of the Scouting program and volunteers have the resources and support they need to run a successful event. 

GNYC Camps:

Ten Mile River Scout Camps

TMR is not only a spectacular place for long-term summer camping, but it is also home to over 30 facilities for units to hold their monthly camping trips, or scouting families to have a weekend getaway. Short Term facilities are available from Labor Day in September until the end of June.

TMR is operated year-round, but the pinnacle of its programming happens during the months of July and August when all the camps: Aquehonga, Keowa, Ranachqua, and Lakeside Family Camp, are in full swing.

Alpine Scout Camp

Just 15 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge, Alpine Scout Camp is tucked away in the beautiful woodlands of the palisades. Offering short term camping to Scouts and families and a selection of facilities to suit your group’s needs. Tent sites, lean-to and cabin rentals are available, as well as a conference center with lodging for over 40 people.

William H. Pouch Scout Camp

William H. Pouch Scout Camp is an easy to get to oasis in Staten Island's Greenbelt. A great camping destination with cabins, lean-tos, and tent sites with hiking trails, a climbing wall, archery range and a lake for fishing & boating.

A focal point of Scouting in New York City the Staten Island Scout Shop serves all of New York City as an official retailer of Scouting merchandise.

Come for a day of program, an easy to get to overnight camping, or visit from out of town for a one of a kind oportunity to campout in NYC!

Ways to Visit Camp:

Unit Camping

We offer short term camping to Scouts and have a large selection of facilities to suit your group’s needs.

Family Camping

The same facilities that are available to Units are available to families. Your family can visit together for a night or a weekend.

Camp Events

Visit our calendar to see upcoming events, camporees and merit badge weekends.


Facility rental

Non-Scout groups can use our facilities for their next retreat or camping adventure.  Several types of indoor facilities are available as well as rustic campsites.

Summer Camp:

Cub Scout Overnight Camp

Located at Alpine Scout Camp- John E. Reeves Cub World invites Packs and Families to 3 & 6 Day sessions of Camping and summer activities 

Scouts BSA CAMPs & High Adventure TREKS

Camps; Aquehonga, Keowa, and Ranachqua offer Troops and individual Scouts unforgettable outdoor experiences while working toward the Rank of Eagle Scout at Ten Mile River.

Family Camp

Family Camp is a unique campground located on beautiful Lake Nianque. You will discover that Family Camp is well equipped to provide a refreshing and enjoyable outdoor adventure for the whole family.

Summer Day Camp

Situated on 500 acres of woodlands along the scenic Palisades Park, the Alpine Day Camp boasts both indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, and an Olympic sized swimming pool among the amazing features your children will experience this summer.


The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub ScoutScouts BSA, and Venturing programs. Every Scout deserves a trained leader.

Upcoming In-Person and Online Training Opportunities 

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Youth Protection Training


Required Training

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers and is a joining requirement.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered

From the portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

Featured Trainings:

Key in-person training opportunities for Scouts and Leaders


National Youth Leadership Training:

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

Wood Badge:

An advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.  This training is designed for Cub, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders. This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience.

TREX (Training Extravaganza):

Typically held each January the GNYC TREX builds upon  what is known as the University of Scouting model with a full say of traingings for Scouters grom GNYC and any council. Courses range from official national trainings and council information to relevant and focused courses that change each year.

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Order of the Arrow:

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

rder of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

High Adventure Bases:

Each base holds unique opportunities for your Troop, Crew or Ship to have fun, tackle challenges, and learn new skills – both individually and as a group. From canoeing at Northern Tier to trekking at Philmont Scout Ranch, zip-lining at Summit Bechtel Reserve to sailing at Sea Base,  a trip to any National High-Adventure Base is a one-of-a-kind experience that everyone will remember forever.

West Virginia's SBR is a training and adventure center.  Earn merit badges, problem-solve on the challenge course, or raft down some of the best white water in the country, or attend a National Scouting Jamboree!

Philmont provides unforgettable backpacking adventures across miles of rugged, rocky trails!  Programs include horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and sport shooting. It’s an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors.

Scouts explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba all by canoe.  In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the Okpik Cold Weather Camping program, the BSA’s premier winter high adventure program. Fall trips are also available.

At Scouting’s Sea Base High Adventure you can sail, fish, kayak, snorkel, SCUBA dive, and explore islands in the Florida Straits, Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea.  Sea Base’s 20 programs each specialize in a particular area of interest, whether your unit is experiencing these tropical environments or skills for the first time, or are experienced seafarers.