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Nov042017

Scout Leaders Train To Become "Eagle Scout Coach"

Matinecock District (BSA) Trains Scouting Leaders to become an “Eagle Scout Coach”

On Wednesday evening, October 25th , Scout leaders and volunteers gathered at the Suffolk Y JCC (Commack) for a two-hour seminar on becoming an Eagle Scout Coach.  The training was provided by the Matinecock District, Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America.  It was led by Matinecock District Advancement Chair David Hunt and Advancement Committee member Joseph Pokorny, who have a combined 25 years of experience coaching Boy Scouts who wish to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  Participants were led through Eagle Scout Service Project, a community service project that takes an average of 9 to 12 months for an Eagle Scout candidate to complete.  Eagle Scout Coach is now an official adult position in the Boy Scouts of America. 

“Last year, 85 Scouts achieved Eagle Scout Rank in the Matinecock District,” explained Mr. Hunt, “and our objective is to increase that number every year.  The service projects that they provide not only benefit our communities, but they are also a springboard for providing leadership experience to our young men, and giving them confidence in their leadership abilities.” The Matinecock District offers Eagle Coach training twice a year.  The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.     

Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, serves over 12,000 youth, boys and girls, and is powered by over 2,000 adult volunteers. For more information about the Cub Scout, Boy Scout or other Scouting programs, please contact the Suffolk County Council (BSA) at  HYPERLINK “tel:%28631%29%20924-7000” \t “_blank” (631) 924-7000.