Shane Pomeroy, representing Resorts World Casino, presented a $10,000 donation to the Queens Council of the Boy Scouts of America Wednesday morning. The Boy Scouts, who recently announced they will now be accepting girls into their traditional scouting programs, held a board meeting at Resorts World Casino, where they also spoke about their progressive merit badge programs.
In teaming up with local firms and organizations, scouts now have the option of gaining merit badges at organizations that specialize in those crafts. Vaughn College was one of the early organizations to become involved by holding classes on aviation, giving scouts the opportunity to earn the Aviation Merit Badge. The Merit Badge Pro Series has scouts working with the Museum of Moving Image for movie-making as well as for game design at Two Moos. Participants can earn the Welding Merit Badge at the Metal Workshop Fantasy on Saturday, November 18.
Pictured here is Pomeroy, left, with Joe Schiltz, director of Field Services for the Boy Scouts, and Queens Council President Michael Sibilia, CFO for LaGuardia Gateway Partners.