AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Suanhacky Campership Association
Apt 2-A 64-34 99th Street
Rego Park, N.Y. 11374

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Those We’ve Presented

Those We’ve Received

We are very pleased to honor those Volunteers and Scouters who go beyond their ordinary duties to help the Scouting movement, especially those who help encourage the aspects of scout camping and the great outdoors.

SUANHACKY CAMPERSHIP ASSOCIATION

OUTSTANDING SCOUTER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

There are many unsung heroes amongst the volunteers of Queens Council. The Association’s Outstanding Scouter Award of Excellence is bestowed upon those who, like many before us, have gone the extra mile for the Scouts of Queens. Presentations to awardees take place at our bi-annual luncheon. The Association’s Board of Directors selects those who it is felt deserve such recognition.

OUTSTANDING SCOUTER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE”

Honor Roll

See photos of all the recipients of this award further down the page

2019
DEBORAH CAVINESS
WILLIAM ‘BILL’ KIERNAN
MICHAEL MAGINO
JOHN RESTREPO
JAMES ‘JIM’ SHAUGHNESSY 


2017
SCOTT BOSWORTH
DIT CHEUNG
JOHN ENGLER
AL KOBE
PAT STREFFACIO
KELVIN WILLIS


2015
LAURIE HANDLER
MICHAEL LECTORA
TOM MAHER
RICHARD PIGNATELLI
TOM REILLY


2013
MICHAEL CHEVERINO Sr.
TRUDY GAYNOR
EDDY PETERSON


2011
WALLY CARY
HEDY DEBONET
JIM MCKAY
AMY SHAPIRO
HENRY ZALAK


2006
DAVID RISUENO
REIN OLVET
MITCH MORGENSTERN
JOHN ZSELLER


2003
BOB ASHMAN
LORRI McGREGOR
ANTHONY ZALAK
CHARLIE ROGERS


2001
GEORGE CUHAJ
THOMAS DUGAN, Jr.
MARCELLE GRANT
GREG HOFER
ROY KRAMER
RICK MARTIN


1999
FRANK BOCCABELLA III
BRUCE COBERN
BROTHER HUGH DYMSKI
FRANK IMOSSI


1997
FLORENCE CADOGEN
RICHARD CORDES
BOB MADSEN
ROBERT PETRILLO


1995
ARTHUR H. BRACE
RALPH CALMAN
THOMAS CURRY
AL DOCKET
THOMAS DUGAN, Sr.
FRAN FALK
LOUISE KARA
JACK KNOOPS
CHARLENE LOISEAU
JOHN PRITCHARD


1993
GORDON BENNETT
RALPH DeFALCO
LEONA KNOOPS
FRANK KULE
JERRY REIMER
WILLIAM SCHMITT


1992
HENRY BEHRENS
KEVIN DOLCE
NORMAN KARA
JIM TRANCHINA
HENRY JOERZ, Sr.


1990
DENNIS St. JEAN

1988
FATHER BARRY FRAZZITTA

SUANHACKY CAMPERSHIP ASSOCIATION

LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD”

The Suanhacky Campership Association established its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 as a way to pay tribute to those dedicated and devoted scouters who have provided exceptional service to the Queens Council Boy Scouts of America. It is our way of saying thank you for all that they have done and are continuing to do for the youth of Queens County, New York. Those we have been recognized with our Lifetime Acheivement Award are listed below:

LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT RECIPIENTS:
2009 RALPH DeFALCO
2011 MITCH MORGENSTERN  
2013 JOE BRADLEY
2015 PAUL LUMPKIN
2017 MARGUERITE NONNI
2019 HENRY ZALAK

2009: (L) Ralph Defalco presented by (R) Rob Petrillo
2011: Mitch Morgenstern (C) presented by Bruce Cobern (L) and Paul Lumpkin (R)
2013: Joe Bradley (posthumous)
2015: Paul Lumpkin (C) presented by Mitch Morgenstern (L) and Ed Pino (R)
2017: Marge Nonni (c) presented by Mitch Morgenstern (l) and Paul Lumpkin (r)
2019: Henry Zalak (c) presented by his family.

Royal Order of Barnaby

Through most of the 1960’s-early 1980’s Barnaby Beagle was often seen around camp or various events. He was a true and faithful companion to all Scouts. As a way for us to thank those who have worked especially hard for our Association, from time to time these members have been awarded a special recognition, the Royal Order of Barnaby Award. As it says on the certificate: not because you may look like a dog, or may smell like a dog, but because you work like a dog, for the Suanhacky Campership Association”. 

Barnaby Beagle

ROYAL ORDER OF BARNABY MEMBERS

1995: Kevin Dolce & Murray Juvelier

1996: Art Brace & Ralph Calman

1999: Denis Sackett

2003: Jason Scheib

2006: Monica & Tom Evans, Elizabeth & Hector Figueroa

2015: Mike Schulte

Recognitions and Honors our Organization Received

QUEENS LEGACY AWARD

2009 our Campership Association was recognized with the Queens Council Legacy Award, here being presented by GNYC Dan Sullivan to Mitch Morgenstern

Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award

National Boy Scouts of America: Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award In November 2013 our Association received The Whitney Award was presented to the Association at our November 2013 luncheon. The presentation was made by GNYC Scout Executive Ethan Draddy and presented to Mitch Morgenstern on behalf of the Association.

Presentation of the Whitney M. Young Award from National BSA to Jack Kohler-Suanhacky Campership Association. Presented by GNYC Staff.
(L-R) John Restrepo, Joe Schiltz, Ethan Braddy, Mitch Morgenstern, Steve Benini, Lynn Sammon.

What is the : Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from low-income backgrounds.

SUANHACKY CAMPERSHIP ASSOCIATION CABIN AT CAMP ALPINE

Have you spent a weekend at the Suanhacky Cabin?

SUANHACKY CAMPERSHIP ASSOCIATION CABIN at Camp Alpine: In recognition of our organization’s tireless efforts to help make every Scout a camper, our promotion of Scout camping, and support for numerous programs within the Council, in 2007 GNYC renamed a cabin at Camp Alpine in honor of our Association. What had been known as B-Shelter, was renamed the Suanhacky Campership Association Cabin.

Proclamation from City of New York

On the occasion of the Associations 25th Anniversary, the City of New York recognized our service to the community by proclaiming Campership Association in NYC, November 13 2011. It was a great honor for our organization to receive recognition from the City we are proud to serve.

Association prsented with City of NY Proclamation declaring Jack Kohler Campership Day in the City.

Meet Our Outstanding Scouters

1988

1988: Father Barry receives the first OUTSTANDING SCOUTER AWARD of Excellence from our Association, presented by Murray Juvelier

1990

1990 Queens Council Executive & recipient
Dennis St. Jean

1992

Jim Tranchina, Henry Joerz, Kevin Dolce, Norm Kara, Henry Behrens.

1993

Gordon Bennett, Jerry Reimer, Leona Knoops, Ralph DeFalco, William Schmitt, Frank Kule.

1995

1997

Denis Sackett, Ralph Calman, Jack Knoops, Art Brace, Thomas Dugan Sr., Al Docket, Mitch Morgenstern. Sitting: Louise Kara, Charlene Loiseau, Fran Falk , Tom Curry, John Pritchard
1997 Recipients: Rob Petrillo, Florence Cadogen, Bob Madsen, Dick Cordes

1999

Frank Boccabella III., Brother Hugh Dymski, Bruce Cobern, Frank Imossi

2001

Roy Kramer, Marcelle Grant, Greg Hofer, George Cuhaj, Rick Martin, Tom Dugan Jr.

2003

2003: Charlie Rogers, Bob Ashman, Anthony Zalak, Laurie MacGregor

2006

2006: Dave Ruseano, Rein Olvet, Mitch Morgenstern, John Zeller

2009

For 2009 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Heritage Society. We honored all those in the Society and therefore, no Outstanding Scouter Awards presented.

2011

2011: Henry Zalak
2011: Jim McKay
2011: Amy Shapiro
2011: Wally Cary, presented by Elizabeth Figueroa
2011: Hedy DeBonet

2013

2013: Eddy Petersen, Truddy Gaynor, Michael Cheverino Sr.

2015

2015: Richard Pignateeli, Laurie Handler, Michael Lectora, Tom Maher, Tom Reilly

2017

2017: Pat Streffacio, Al Kobe, Scott Boswirth, Kelvin Willis, John Engler, Dit Cheung

2019

2019: ( Standing) Jim Shaughnessy, Henry Zalak, Deborah Caviness, (sitting) Michael Magino, John Restrepo, Bill Keirnen