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

SCOUTING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD- an urban emphasis program
LEARNING FOR LIFE, INC.- a school and career based program for elementary, middle, high school, and special needs students.
COMMUNITIES SERVED: Portchester, Mt Vernon, White Plains, Yonkers

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District Calendar
Mondays: Ferris Community Center, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Slater Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Yonkers Children Excel at DiChario, 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: DeKalb Community Center, 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are held on school days only.


Learning for Life
As we approach the new year of 2008, Learning for Life, a subsidiary of Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be concentrating on strong program intensity for our 1,000 participants. We will continue to offer the Champions program for special needs children in our “at-risk” schools, and in addition to the Champions program we will promote the LFL curriculum enhancement programs for general education programs throughout the two counties.

We are planning to pilot a Speakers Bureau; speakers will be recruited from the Executive Board and from the local communities of our Council to visit schools and make presentations regarding different careers and opportunities.

An outdoor program is being developed at the Durland Scout Reservation with a “Low COPE Course” for use by middle and high schools. The Low COPE Course is a team building and challenging outdoor personal experience where programming emphasizes learning by doing. We will open this to schools, the general public, and Scouts and Scouters of all sizes and abilities. Through initiative problems, we will offer low course challenges to help develop, among other things, leadership and communication skills.

It will be challenging, rewarding, demanding, and fun, in an outdoor setting of woods, wilderness, rolling hills, lakeside scenery, and natural wildlife! Many details will be forthcoming, but I anticipate the need for volunteers and a paid staff to help out.



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