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#ScoutingThrives Update- Fall 2017

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.

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Merit Badge Counselors are Mentors: Simplify the Process

The Advancement Committee has approved a unique idea and provided a guideline for all Scoutmasters for merit badge crowd sourcing. Check out the new procedure here.

Find the Merit Badge Counselor sheet here.

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New Eagle Scout Recognition Process

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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Family Engagement is the Name of the Game

June 30, 2017

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

Learning About Lions

June 23, 2017

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

#ScoutingThrives Update

May 12, 2017

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive & CEO Spring marks the start of summer programming, the end of rechartering season, and the continuation of #ScoutingThrives! Here is an update on how we have been progressing and growing this year and what we hope to see in the future: Program Stem Camp, Satellite Camps, Adventure Card … Continue reading #ScoutingThrives Update

Pursuing the History of Our Nation: The Inaugural Hike of BSA’s Historic Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail

April 28, 2017

Submitted by William Cline, Eagle Scout, Troop 11 Dorchester, MA On April 19, 1775, after a shot was fired in a conflict between an elite group of Colonial Militia, known as “Minutemen,” and British Soldiers, the Minutemen pursued retreating British Soldiers from Merriam’s Corner in Concord to Prospect Hill in Somerville. Ralph Waldo Emerson coined … Continue reading Pursuing the History of Our Nation: The Inaugural Hike of BSA’s Historic Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail

Summer Camp: Endless Opportunities

April 27, 2017

Submitted by Jenn Erickson, a Wilmington Cubmaster Summer Camp…two words…endless opportunities. Summer camp is so much better than a placeholder for your kids until you get home from work. So much better than a babysitter or electronics that keep them occupied. Summer camp is the time for kids to be kids. To get outside and learn … Continue reading Summer Camp: Endless Opportunities

New Eagle Scout Recognition Process

April 12, 2017

Eagle Court of Honor 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 … Continue reading New Eagle Scout Recognition Process

Councils Coming Together- Wood Badge Course

February 22, 2017

Submitted by Elaine Mason, Course Director from Cape Cod & Islands Council, BSA Adult Leaders are invited to this year’s “Wood Badge” Course, hosted by the Cape Cod & Islands Council. The course incorporates the traditions of over 80 years of Wood Badge, while adding the management and leadership training necessary to be successful as a … Continue reading Councils Coming Together- Wood Badge Course

Keeping up with the Spirit of Adventure!

February 10, 2017

  Submitted by Maria Kaestner, Spirit of Adventure Communication Specialist Do you ever feel out of the loop when people are talking about Spirit of Adventure events and programs that are coming up? You don’t have to worry about searching for news, because we can send all you need to know right to you! Our … Continue reading Keeping up with the Spirit of Adventure!

This Old House: #ScoutingThrives

January 31, 2017

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive Spirit of Adventure Council The second round of Adventure Cards been mailed out to over 2,000 new participants. There are now about 7,000 adventure cards in use. These cards are one of the most significant signs of our recent shift to our service model. There has been much discussion about … Continue reading This Old House: #ScoutingThrives