Bronx by the Numbers:
- Serving over 10,400 Youth.
- Assisted by 500 Adult volunteers.
- Offering events at Yankee Stadium.
Ranachqua Foundation Campership Opportunities
Motivated by a love of Scouting and an appreciation of the part the summer camping program played in building the character of our founders, who were Bronx Boy Scouts in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and of all scouts who followed, the members of the Ranachqua Foundation have raised funds on a voluntary basis since 1948.
Since that time, we have provided almost $800,000 in Boy Scout Campership subsidies and Cub Scout Campership subsidies to over 16,000 Bronx scouts, who might otherwise not be able to afford the fees to attend the Greater New York Council’s summer camps at Ten Mile River Scout Camps and Cub World at Camp Alpine.
A separate fund, created in 2000, provides merit-based College Assistance Grants to graduating Bronx Boy Scouts, based on their leadership record and the service to Scouting and the community. Thus far close to $400,000 has been paid out or committed for 48 deserving recipients.
The Foundation has almost 200 members living throughout the U.S. and abroad. Membership is open to all. Everyone at the Foundation is a volunteer. There is no paid staff.
Our programs are funded through membership dues and donations. All are welcome to attend our fundraising social activities, such as pool parties, bar-b-ques and landmark-year luncheons. Activities and raffles are held periodically, generally for the benefit of the Campership fund. Only those donations or activities specifically earmarked for the College Assistance fund are used for that purpose.
Ranachqua Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(C)(3).
For access to information on the Ranachqua Foundation Camperships for Boy Scouts, please click here.
For information on the Ranachqua Foundation Camperships for Cub Scouts, please click here.
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Welcome Greg Clancy as Bronx Council President! Greg is a native of City Island as well as an Eagle Scout from Troop 211 in City Island. He is currently a Senior Vice President of RXR Realty. Greg’s great enthusiasm and ideas will continue to move the Bronx forward in this organization.
Thank you to Joe Kelleher, Bronx Council President from 2011-2018. In that time, Joe helped to build great relationship with the New York Yankees, allowed us access to Hutch Metro Center for Board meetings, District meetings, and District Activities, and helped the Bronx raise over $350,000 for Scouting! Joe has decided to take a step back from President, but still maintain his membership as a Bronx Board member. Joe, you have been a great leader to this borough!
Memorandum- Lorraine Ellis-Jordan– Bronx Council Field Director
Date: June 18, 2018
To: GNYC Staff, Bronx Council Volunteers and Board
From: Joe Schiltz
I am delighted to announce that Lorraine Ellis-Jordan is taking on a new position as Bronx Council Field Director.
In her new assignment, Lorraine will be giving direct leadership to the Bronx Council Board and Bronx Finance Campaign. Lorraine will also give leadership to the Bronx River District Membership Campaign.
Lorraine has successfully served as a Council staff member since 1997, having worked for six years in the Bronx before working with our Scoutreach team. In Lorraine’s tenure, she has started countless new Units, both in her time as a District Executive in the Bronx as well as a District Director in Scoutreach. She has also provided direct leadership as we have reorganized our Scoutreach department over the past two years. Lorraine has also been a Scouting volunteer in the Bronx since 1993 and has been an Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Committee Chair, Troop Committee Chair and has served as Scoutmaster for five years.
I look forward to the many accomplishments Lorraine will achieve as Field Director for the Bronx Council.
Outside of Scouting, Lorraine’s hobbies include Astor Little League- Challenger division, and special needs advocacy. Lorraine is a graduate of Syracuse University and recently obtained a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Leadership from Fordham University. Lorraine is a Bronx resident along with her husband Kenneth and their three sons, Keith and Kyle, both Eagle Scouts and Kieran, a Life Scout. Please join me in congratulating Lorraine and her family on her new position. Lorraine can be reached at (212) 651-2873 and her email address is Lorraineellis.Jordan@scouting.org.