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As school begins, so does a new Scouting year! Fall recruitment is full swing and Programming is set for the year to make sure #ScoutingThrives! Here is an update on how we have been progressing and growing this year and what we hope to see in the future.
One of the greatest moments in the Eagle Scout process is the Court of Honor. This is the event that celebrates your success with those who helped you and the rest of the community. We’d like to share some advice that may help make your special event even a little more special. Please use this as a guide to help the community celebrate and learn more about Eagle Opportunities.
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Submitted by: Mariama Sano, Spirit of Adventure Council’s Development Campaign Manager By now – most Cub Scout packs, dens and families have started using their Adventure Cards for several purposes. Entrance to either Base Camp (Lone Tree or Milton), discounts for Winter Camp, STEM camp, Day Camp, cabin rentals or other programs and services offered … Continue reading Added Value to the Adventure Card
A Discussion to Have With Your Chartering Organization and Fellow Parents Submitted by the Council Key 3: ACTION STEPS IF YOUR CUB PROGRAM WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GIRLS: If your parents and organization are already in agreement, you will be welcome to become one of our Council’s early adopters. Contact the Council (617-615-0004) and … Continue reading Planning to Welcome Girls in Your Pack?
Submitted by Jeff Reynolds, Scoutmaster Troop 58 Danvers If you are like me, you wear many hats. I work a lot, and that includes more travel than I care to admit to. I have a wife and daughter whose idea of camping is a budget hotel, making full integration of Scouting for the family unit … Continue reading What the Adventure Card Can Do For Your Unit
Submitted by Paul Gendreau, Membership Campaign Manager In addition to surveying our member families and leaders (voices of the Scouts), BSA also takes the pulse of non-member families. It seems that nationally lots of people leave Scouting before they even get their feet wet. This appears to be particularly evident with the current generation of … Continue reading Why is the New Member Coordinator so Important?
Utilizing our Diversity Task Force Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive In the past nine months, we assembled a diversity and inclusion task force to review, and better understand Scouting’s relationship toward our diverse, melting pot /pluralist society. Our mission was to develop a roadmap that would ultimately unlock the program of Scouting for all families that want … Continue reading Scouting in Today’s Society
Program / Membership Lion Cub Program (Kindergarten boys) is already off to a strong start! Last year we had a small group of packs that piloted the program, this year the majority of our packs have shown interest and signed up to run a Lion Den. If you have questions about starting a Lion Den, … Continue reading #ScoutingThrives Update- Fall 2017
Use your Scouting experience to make a difference! Volunteering is not only rewarding for you, it can change a child’s life. The New England Base Camps and the 7 satellite programs locations provide outdoor education and character education opportunities. The flagship location (Blue Hills – just outside Boston) provides year round programs for families and … Continue reading Volunteering at Base Camp
BSA Announces New Member Coordinator Position Submitted by Paul Gendreau, Membership Campaign Manager, Spirit of Adventure Council I find myself thinking of the great number of times over my career that I’ve heard a leader bemoan, “Parents think BSA means Baby Sitters of America”. These leaders are wonderful people who have caught the “Scouting bug”, … Continue reading Family Engagement is the Name of the Game
How does a Lion Den work? What kind of Scout programs can Lions do? Every Cub Scout Pack can now recruit Kindergartners into a Lion Program! Click here for an informational PDF to share with new parents! How Lion Dens Will Work: The Lion program year runs from September through May. At that point, they … Continue reading Learning About Lions