Algonquin District

Serving: Bronxville, Eastchester, Edgemont, Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, Port Chester, Purchase, Rye, Rye Brook, Rye Neck, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, Yonkers

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Good Scout Award Breakfast

Eastchester Superintendent Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, and Tuckahoe Mayor Steven Ecklond were honored at the Algonquin District Good Scout Award Breakfast on November 10.

Photos from Shooting Sports Weekend

Photos from the Algonquin District Shooting Sports Weekend, October 21-22 at Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation.

Troop 353 Serves as Color Guard at MLK Day Breakfast

Troop 353 Eastchester was honored to serve as the color guard at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Reformed Church of Bronxville.

Troop 2 Bronxville Honors World's Oldest Eagle Scout

On January 20, Troop 2 Bronxville held an Eagle Court of Honor for 96-year-old Gene Cernigilia - the oldest person ever to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

Algonquin District Pinewood Derby

The Algonquin District Pinewood Derby, hosted by Troop 1 Crestwood, was held at the Annunciation Gym in April. Congratulations to all the participants!

Why Complete the Special Needs Scouting Survey?

Scout leaders have expressed concern about the Special Needs Scouting Unit Annual Survey. Some worry about asking for information that should be private and/or legally protected, or that conversations about special needs topics can be uncomfortable for leader and parent alike. The Special Needs Scouting Committee would like to address those concerns.

Unit Service is Provided by the District Commissioner Staff

Volunteers called Unit Commissioners provide direct coaching and consultation for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit. The most important thing a commissioner does for a unit is to develop a close relationship with unit leaders to prove that somebody cares about him or her. This person is the connecting link between the Boy Scouts of America and the unit leader. This person does at least three things each month for each unit:

1. He or she visits a unit meeting or the unit committee meeting and stays long enough to give and take information about the unit program.

2. He or she phones each unit leader between unit meeting visits to see if help is needed.

3. The commissioner makes a thorough appraisal of each unit’s needs for successful operation and seeks out the resources of the district to meet those needs.

Additionally, the unit commissioner helps units prepare for charter renewal and leads them through the process qualification for the Journey to Excellence.
Currently there are 15 people who are registered Commissioners in the district. If your unit needs some help or guidance, District Commissioner Mike Amico may be contacted and he will get one of these unit commissioners to help support you. The District Commissioner's staff meets the first Wednesday of the month.


Algonquin District Blog

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