SOAR 2016

October 8-10 2016

Get ready for two full days in October 2016 that will celebrate the tradition and future of Scouting like never before.

Prepare for the greatest event of its kind in Scouting’s history. It all happens when you, your Unit, and your family members, pitch your tents on the Banks of the Charles along with thousands of other Scouts an adventure is sure to follow.

Featured Blog

My dad always told me “all you have to do is ask”...What does my relationship with my dad have to do with helping Scouting Thrive?

Over this past year, teams of volunteers have been planning...to make S.O.A.R. a quality event that will be sure to provide countless memories that will stay with you and the youth we serve for years to come , all because someone asked.

- Diane Trubiano, Registrar, S.O.A.R. 2016

40th Annual Salute to Scouting


October 25th, The Westin Copley Place Boston

Join our Master of Ceremonies, Randy Price (WCVB 5), as he presents

  • Ralph Lowell Distinguished Citizen Award
    • Robert L. Reynolds, Pres & CEO, Putnam Investments
  • Second Century Leadership Award
    • Eastern Bank
    • Accepted by Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and CEO

New England Adventure Card

Two Levels of Adventure to Choose From

Bringing outdoor experiences at eight locations in Eastern MA and NH to your child, family, or group with built-in value to fit in any budget.

Locations and Registrations LIVE 8/22/16

"What the card will do for us is open up those missed opportunities... We can avoid the weekends where we struggle with “Tablet time/Screen time” and our son and daughter can make New England Base Camp their second 'outdoor' home."

Join Scouting

  1. TRY IT OUT BEFORE YOU JOIN! - Visit New England Base Camp
    • Come and do all the things Scouts do – no strings attached!
    • A local mom or dad is running a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venturing Crew in your town!

New England Revolution Scout Night

Scout Night with the Revolution!

Sunday, October 23rd vs. Montreal Impact @ Gillette Stadium

Discounted Corner Seats just $23 (normally $29).

Every Scout will receive a New England Revolution Patch!


Spirit of Adventure serves Boston and 75 other Massachusetts communities [map]. We support about 13,000 Scouts and 5,000 volunteers.

Additionally, we are home to the most popular Scouting facility in New England as well as 5 other camping properties providing year round programs for over 20,000 campers and guests annually.  

Weekend Adventures

Everyone is Invited

Stop by the New England Base Camp to learn and experience outdoor adventures! For families of all shapes and sizes.

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Benefits for Members

Join Scouts

The Value of Scouting membership extends far beyond the fun of the activities: it develops life-long character and leadership attributes. Learn more about the proven value and how to join.

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Summer Camp

All Ages and Locations

The Boy Scouts unlocked the keys to youth development through summer camp adventures over 100 years ago. A century later the adventures have expanded to every outdoor pursuit imaginable!

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The Scout Blog

Scouting Community

Weekly articles from parents, Scouts, volunteer leaders, and staff about the value of Scouting and the activities.

Read about youth development, community parenting, outdoor skills, leadership, and how it all comes together.

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