About : About the Council

The Greater New York Councils (GNYC) is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves the New York City area. GNYC has a unique organization in that it is sub-divided into boroughs, led by a borough executive, which are then divided into districts. This Council has helped over five million young people become “Prepared for Life” since its' inception in the 1920s

Greater New York Councils by the Numbers

 45,614 Members Served  

131 Eagle Scouts  

800 Community Partners 


The programs of the Boy Scouts of America serve young people by enabling them to develop healthy habits; teaching a lifelong appreciation of physical and personal fitness, including the prevention of bullying; instilling environmental stewardship and sustainability; and providing leadership development and STEM Education; while preparing young people for the workforce. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.



Boy Scouts


Cub Scouts

Urban Emphasis