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Scouting Bio for our Secretary - Michael Moskowitz

Mike first joined Scouting in 1974 as Cub Scout in Pack 650 Brooklyn. After earning the Arrow of Light he became a Boy Scout in Troop 650. Later when that Troop folded he joined Troop 640. Mike was inducted into the Order of the Arrow with Shu Shu Ga Lodge in 1980. In 1980 Mike’s family moved to Nassau County and Mike transferred to Troop 189 in Wantagh and to Buckskin Lodge. In 1981 he sealed his vows in Brotherhood. He served as a Chapter Secretary and then Chapter Chief. Mike also served as Vice-Chairman for Lodge Training and on the Section Conclave Staff. He received the Vigil Honor from Buckskin in 1986. Mike’s Vigil name translates into Silent Server of Two Tribes (for his constant service to Scouting in NYC and Nassau County). Mike earned the rank of Eagle Scout with one Palm in 1983. He completed Troop Leadership Training in 1981. Mike’s first year at Ten Mile River was 1979 at Camp Kunatah as a Provisional Camper.

Mike joined the TMR staff in 1982 at camp Kunatah where he was the Assistant Nature Lodge Director. In 1984 he went to work in Camp Keowa where he served as Nature Lodge Director for two summers and then in 1986 he became the Program Commissioner. Mike held that job to the following summer. He has been a volunteer at TMR ever since. Mike completed National Camp School for Camp Commissioner in 1986, and then for Camp Visitation in 1999 and 2001. While at college Mike helped to re-colonize the Theta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega of which he is a Life Member.

Mike has completed Commissioner Training, Cub Leader Training, and Webelos Outdoor training. From Theodore Roosevelt Council, Mike received the Commissioners Arrowhead Award, and the Commissioners Key in 1999, the Shofar Award in 2001, and the Cub Scouter Award and Cub Master Award in 2001. Mike received the District Award of Merit in 2002.  In Greater New York Councils, Mike is a Merit Badge Councilor, a member of the GNYC Camp Inspection Team and is registered to Troop 170 in the Bronx as a Committee Member. Mike completed the Scoutmaster Fundamentals Course in 1999, and earned the Scouters Training Award from GNYC-Bronx Council in 1999.. He took the Woodbadge Course (NEII-114) in the Fall of 2000 and finished his ticket in 2002. Mike serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Friends of Ten Mile River.  He also serves 2 Scout Units, Troop 170 in The Bronx as Committee member, Mike was made the 3rd recipient of FOTMR's annual honoree award.   

Mike was appointed to the GNYC Camping Committee in the fall of 2000.  Mike currently works for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System as a Project Manager.  Mike got married in 2005 and his wife Beth is also a member of FoTMR.  They purchased a home in Wantagh, LI in 2005.  In 2006, Mike received the Distinguished Commissioner Award from Theodore Roosevelt Council.  Mike and Beth are expecting their first child in 2008.