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Spring Back into Scouting

We know that the bonds made and lessons learned through Scouting are more important and valuable than ever. This extended year of isolation has been a tough and potentially alienating  for our young people and the impact of this past year upon our units and the Scouting movement has been profound. However, as we work to reopen and relaunch traditional Scouting activities units can consider some of these existing events and locations to alleviate some of difficulties associated with starting back up again.

Springing Back into Scouting

In the past year New York City Scouting units have shown their resilience and worked hard to maintain Scouting activities with necessary modifications. Packs and Troops have found innovative solutions and held virtual meetings or implemented safety protocols to meet outdoors and at Council camps.

This April, units are encouraged to operate within appropriate safety protocols and consider holding activities outdoors at NYC parks. With Earth Day (April 22nd) and Arbor Day (April 30th) April has many excellent opportunities for Packs, Troops, and Crews, to Spring Back to Scouting.  Resuming outdoor activities may be daunting or difficult members and volunteers- units are encouraged to collaborate and work together beginning April 17th, units may consider holding combined outdoor activities or attending some of the events listed below- please be sure to follow the links for more information.

Please refer to and be sure to adhere to all covid-19 safety protocols listed and updated here: bsa-gnyc.org/covid19

Hold a unit event at a park this April or May (or attend an existing event) and participating Scouts will receive a patch.

Team up with another nearby unit and Scouts will receive an additional "Restart Team" patch celebrating teamwork

Submit your participation roster below and we’ll send your patches:

springback patch
teamwork patch

Events from the NYC Parks Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.


The Above RSS feed will pull some of the most current events from NYC Parks Website-

visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/p1 for the full calendar and a listing at


It’s My Park Days- Visit Website

Outdoor Volunteering Opportunities in NYC parks

Scouts in Austin walking around exploring the city


Help care for parks across the city by lending a hand to beautify a neighborhood green space. It’s My Park offers opportunities to give back by cleaning, painting, weeding, planting, and more.

We connect you to a network of volunteers who are sustaining local park communities by providing the resources to make a tangible, lasting difference.

Whether you’re looking to help out in your neighborhood park, volunteer as a group, or lead your own It’s My Park project, take the next step and make an IMP-act!

Individual Opportunities

Join one of our many upcoming It’s My Park projects as an individual or family. Projects across the city need volunteers like you! Search for an upcoming opportunity in your neighborhood here.

Group & Corporate Volunteering

Request to have an It’s My Park project planned for your company, school, religious institution, civic or alumni association. Volunteering together is an enriching team building experience and great way to give back to a local park. Click here to complete your group’s request form.

Lead an It’s My Park Project

Hosting your own It’s My Park project is an opportunity available to the many local park groups that Partnerships for Parks supports throughout the year. Our dedicated, local park group stewards can click here to access their It’s My Park Project Leader Application.

Want to learn more? Contact us here.