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Chairman - Mike Risi
 

Commissioner - Harold Thela

Executive - Tiffany Phillips
tPhillips
(914) 773-1135 ext 239

Serving: Bronxville, Crestwood, Eastchester, Mt. Vernon, Tuckahoe and Yonkers

  Upcoming Events
Council
June
25-8/11: Ideal Year of Scouting Seminar
July
27-8/2: Summer Camp Week 4 at Read
28-8/1: Boy Scout Day Camp at Durland
28-8/1: Cub Day Camp at Iona Prep and Durland
30-31: New Popcorn Kernel Training
August
2: First Annual Scout Day at Playland
3-9: Summer Camp Week 5 at Read
4-8: Cub Day Camp at Durland
5: Ideal Year of Scouting Seminar
8: Golf Classic
8: Yankees Game
10-16: Summer Camp Week 6 at Read
10-16: Cub Resident Camp
11: Ideal Year of Scouting Seminar
13: Council Operations
17-21: Staff Closing at Read
18: Executive Committee
21-24: Trail to Eagle Session #3 of 3
21: Training Committee
22: Wood Badge
26: OA Executive Committee
28: Thunderbird Program Comm
See Council Calendar for further events


Yonkers Troops 5 and 47 attend 2nd Great Saw Mill River Cleanup
On May 14, 2011 the Great Saw Mill River Cleanup was held. Run by Groundwork Hudson Valley and the Saw Mill River Coalition, the collecting and removal of hundreds of bags of trash, along with car tires and other debris was accomplished by hundreds of volunteers at 11 sites along the river. Participating Four Rivers units who donated Good Turn For America/Journey to Excellence service hours included Yonkers Troops 5 and 47.


 

 


Webelos to Scout Transition
It should be the goal of the Cubmaster and Webelos Leaders to graduate every Webelos Scout into a Boy Scout troop. The key to accomplishing this is to begin promoting Boy Scouting when Cub Scouts are still in their Tiger, Wolf and Bear dens, and to sell the sizzle of the great outdoors. Scouting should be viewed as an ongoing adventure, and the progression should be as normal as moving from elementary school to middle school.

Boy Scout troops should assign an Assistant Scoutmaster or a troop committee member to be responsible for new Scouts, which would include developing a relationship with the Cubmaster and the Webelos Leaders. This person serves as a resource during Webelos overnight activities and builds enthusiasm among boys and their parents for the exciting challenges that await them in Boy Scouting.

 

 


Conservation Resource Guide
Conservation is a basic part of the BSA mission. Scouting embraces Leave No Trace, requires conservation-related activities for rank advancement, and encourages conservation service projects to the community. The new Conservation Resource Guide identifies Westchester-Putnam agencies engaged in nature and conservation activities. Organized by District, the Guide is intended to enable ‘one-stop’ access for any Westchester-Putnam Scouts and Scouters seeking sites for troop conservation projects, nature-related advancements, or outdoor activities (including William Hornaday Award, Leave No Trace Award, Boy Scout Rank Advancement Nature Requirements, and Eagle Service Projects).

 


Opportunities to Volunteer in Four River District
Our district is always looking for people who are willing to assist Scouting beyond their own pack or troop. If you are interested in helping bring the values of Scouting to youths outside of your own unit, then please let Tiffany know. You may become a member of the district committee or commissioner staff. SCOUTING NEEDS YOU!

Committee Signup Form 

 


Concordia College in Bronxville
Concordia College will continue to support " Leadership Scholarships" for high school seniors or former and/or current Scouts from Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe High Schools who wish to transfer from a community college and are recommended by the Four Rivers District.

For those accepted into Concordia, the "Leadership Scholarships" will range from $3,000 to $5,000, renewable annually based on satisfactory academic progress.

Applications can be received by contacting Christopher "Kit" Nagel, Vice President, at 914-337-9300, or from your District Executive.

 


District Award of Merit Recipients

1974
Joe Hipius

1975
Leo Sweeney

1976
John Gomez
Bob Schlegel
John Spiteri
Terry Zaleski

1977
Carol Brown
Ralph Gelardo
Al Kuropatwa
Gene Lanza


1978
Joe Beczak *
Rosemarie Doerr
Lee Hipius
Ted Ruddiman

1979
Bruce Charlton *
Henry Doerr
John Hradsky, Sr. *
Joe Zaleski, Jr.

1980
Bruce Beck *
Charles Lutomski
Henry Yochman *
Millie Yochman *
Joseph Zaleski, Sr.*

1981
Arthur L. Chambers II *
William Confalone
Richard Houston
Robert S. Olyha
Ezio Smoyver *
Lucille Vece

1982
Robert Begley
James Carr
Stanley Howie
Lucius Mintz
Leroy Nanton *
Adolph Stewart

1983
Walter Bedder *
Saul Freeman
Jean Fruscillo *
Mike McCabe *

1984
Fred Craft *
Dennis Flynn *
John Lagulna
Joan Malutich *
John Finegan**

1985
Joseph Ahearn
Arthur DeSantola
Norma Guzman
William Kelly
Sam Lewis
Ken Rubin
Tom Safford

 

1986
Senator John Flynn
Nick Kowatch
Jean McPartland
Michael O'Shea
Ken Trank *

1987
Randy Archer
Gloria Guy
Tom Schwarz
Irwin Vogel *

1988
Joseph Barca
Michael Camporeale
Msgr. John J. Foley *
John P. Hradsky

1989
Lincoln Buchanan
Angela Calabrese
Leon Naton
Nick Ventarola
Charles Wallace

1990
George Byler
Keith Confalone
Lyon Howe
Susan O'Brien
Robert Reifmuller
William Sanford *
Edward Tangredi, Jr.

1991
Alice Barrett
Patrick Leddick
John Michin
Joseph Stineman

1992
Charles J. Aitcheson
Perry Alley
Howard LaMorte
George Leddick
Linda Ventarola

1993
Mike Boccardi*
Kris Komorowski
Kathleen LaMorte
Edward Simko

1994
Bob Blackman
Bart Jerusi
Paul Oths
Craig VanSteenbergen

1995
Curtis Confalone
Frank McNamee
Dennis O'Brien

1996
John Satenstein
Diane Walsh

1997
Edward Borelli
John Walsh

1998
Julio Andrade *
Joe Goubeaud

1999
Dave D'Lugin
Michael Qualitero

2000
Milton Craven III
Dr. Howard Rakov

2001
Richard Bromberg
Peter Lenahan

2002
Frank Helmrich
Ed Michelin

2003
Andy J. Casucci
Donna Ragusa

2004
Gaetano "Guy" Marricco
John Cranston

2005
Antonio Amieiro
Kathy Fleming

2006
Jim Collins
Tom O'Grady

2007
Joe Forlini
Ken Moore

2008
Jeanne Shanahan
Howard Sklar

 

*Deceased
** Awarded through Algonquin District

Leroy Nanton Award

Scouter of the Year

Unit of the Year

1998

1999

1999

Richard Holly

Peter Lenahan

Pack 46-Yonkers

1999

2000

2000

Henry Samoyedny

Joe & Lee Hipius

Troop 1- Bronxville

2000

2001

2001

Ed Simko

John Michin

Troop 12- Yonkers

2001

2002

2002

Frank McNamee

John F. Finegan

Pack 353 - Eastchester

2002

2003

2003

Paul J. Oths Jr.

John "Akela" Gomez

Pack 7 Tuckahoe

 

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