Council: Bronx

Bronx by the Numbers:

  • Serving over 10,400 Youth.
  • Assisted by 500 Adult volunteers.
  • Offering events at Yankee Stadium. 


Ranachqua Foundation Campership Opportunities


Motivated by a love of Scouting and an appreciation of the part the summer camping program played in building the character of our founders, who were Bronx Boy Scouts in the 1920's and 1930's, and of all scouts who followed, the members of the Ranachqua Foundation have raised funds on a voluntary basis since 1948. 


Since that time, we have provided almost $800,000 in Boy Scout Campership subsidies and Cub Scout Campership subsidies to over 16,000 Bronx scouts, who might otherwise not be able to afford the fees to attend the Greater New York Council's summer camps at Ten Mile River Scout Camps and Cub World at Camp Alpine. 


A separate fund, created in 2000, provides merit-based College Assistance Grants to graduating Bronx Boy Scouts, based on their leadership record and the service to Scouting and the community. Thus far close to $400,000 has been paid out or committed for 48 deserving recipients.


The Foundation has almost 200 members living throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Membership is open to all. Everyone at the Foundation is a volunteer. There is no paid staff.


Our programs are funded through membership dues and donations. All are welcome to attend our fundraising social activities, such as pool parties, bar-b-ques and landmark-year luncheons. Activities and raffles are held periodically, generally for the benefit of the Campership fund. Only those donations or activities specifically earmarked for the College Assistance fund are used for that purpose. 

Ranachqua Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(C)(3).


For access to information on the Ranachqua Foundation Camperships for Boy Scouts, please click here.


For information on the Ranachqua Foundation Camperships for Cub Scouts, please click here.


Interested in donating to support Scouting in the Bronx?

-Bronx Board of Directors Giving Campaign

-Friends of Scouting

We are proud to announce that Jason Tewes has been promoted to Bronx Council Field Director, effective January 1st.

Jason began his love of Scouting as a member of Pack and Troop 341 on Long Island where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2000. After college graduation, he was hired as a District Executive in the Theodore Roosevelt Council. In 2009, Jason joined the Greater New York Councils as a District Director in Queens and was promoted to Field Finance Director in 2013. Over the last three years, Jason has supported a 40% growth in the Field Finance Campaign.

In Jason’s new role, he will be responsible for traditional Scouting in the borough of the Bronx. He will work with Bronx Council President, Joe Kelleher, to grow sustainable membership, achieve fundraising objectives, recruit new board members and improve program opportunities for Bronx Scouts. Jason will also continue to lead the GNYC Popcorn Campaign, Field Aviation Event and Campership Dinner.

Congratulations, Jason. Best of luck in your new role!

Joseph Kelleher RPA

Executive Bronx Borough President

Jeffrey Ampratwum

Field Service - Bronx - District Director

(212) 651-3084

Jason Tewes

Field Service - Bronx - Field Director

(212) 651-2816

Anthony Lectora

Field Service - Bronx - Paraprofessional

(212) 651-2876