• Office Address: 475 Riverside Drive Room 600 New York, New York 10115
  • (212) 242-1100

Greater New York Councils is seeking your Scout stories and high quality photos.

 

What we’re looking for:

Compelling stories about the positive impact of Scouting on the individual, family, unit, or community.

Stories about how Scouting has played a role in the development of your child.

High Resolution photos of GNYC Scouts having fun and engaging in Scouting activities around NYC, on an outing, or at summer camp.

All photos should be uploaded as .jpg or .png formatted files at least 2200px wide. Low resolution images will not be considered. 

By uploading Images you are agreeing that each photo is your own work and that you have clearance from those individuals featured in the photograph. Upon submitting an image you are granting Greater New York Councils the right to use that image in promotional materials, including but not limited to, online and printed materials. Official BSA Talent Release form

What Is Newsworthy?

1. Newly appointed council presidents and commissioners in boroughs. The press release should include pertinent background information, a photograph, and quotes from the appointee and someone from the Greater NY Councils.

2. New Eagle Scouts. The press release should include the youth’s name, age, neighborhood of residence, parents’ names, Troop number and Scoutmaster’s name, where and when the Eagle induction ceremony was held, a quote from the Scout about what attaining Eagle means to him, his Eagle project and a photograph (preferably from the Eagle ceremony with his parents).

3. New units being formed (specify Cub or Scout), ages of boys invited to participate, names of leaders, contact information for more information, and address and time/day of usual anticipated meeting site.

4. Explorer posts in the various boroughs—both announcements of upcoming Posts and reports (with photos) of Post activities; website to get more information about how to apply and a brief description of the program, including age range for participants.

5. Scouts doing community service, including date of service, number of youth involved, approximate total hours of service provided if relevant, Troop number and Scoutmaster’s name(s) if relevant, plus photo of the Scouts doing the service.

6. Special events including fund-raisers, with profiles of honorees, date and place of event, approximate number of attendees, and photo from the event including honoree.

7. Scout activities including Pinewood Derbies, Troops at camp, with photos and relevant information.

How to Submit

Below is a PR packet from the Greater New York Councils office listing citywide and community newspapers as well as helpful guidelines about preparing material. For each submission, always include at least the relevant local papers.

Attachments

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pdf Press Release Kit For Units 766 KB
pdf Press Release Sample 385 KB