Featured Blog Posts

What the Adventure Card Can Do For Your Unit

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

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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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Recent Blog Posts

I Love Scouting for ME.

April 22, 2016

Submitted by Kim Lynch, Cubmaster (Pack 105, Burlington), Teacher, Mom, and Wife My first year of being Cubmaster is coming to an end, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why I do it. The answers always revolve around my sons: Jarrod (a Boy Scout), Dylan (a Wolf),  and another coming … Continue reading I Love Scouting for ME.

Let the Rare Adventures Begin!

April 15, 2016

Submitted by Joe Dailey, Northern NeXus Rare Adventures Director As an avid camper myself, I’ve always been an adventure seeker. Philmont, Sea Base, mountain biking, skydiving, dirt biking, ice climbing, snowboarding, you name it, I’ve probably tried it! I love being at the center of the action, and when some friends told me about the plan … Continue reading Let the Rare Adventures Begin!

Pondering the Perplexing Puzzle Piece…

April 8, 2016

Submitted by Sam Plouffe, Council Program Director Puzzles. We all remember doing them as kids, and the alternating frustration of finding and fitting together the correct pieces coupled with the immense satisfaction of completing the picture. Maybe your family was like mine and even spent time working on puzzles together. This is a great metaphor … Continue reading Pondering the Perplexing Puzzle Piece…

Making Friends through Scouting

March 25, 2016

Submitted by Diane Trubiano, Cub Scout Leader and Scout Parent. Since Pumpkin Fest in October, my son Paul and I have had quite the adventure adding to our scouting story.  He started college, completed hiking all 48 of the 4000 footers in New Hampshire, and most excitingly earned the Rank of Eagle Scout. It was a great … Continue reading Making Friends through Scouting

Spring into STEM Camp

March 18, 2016

Spring is almost here and the April vacation will be here before you realize it.  The question that always comes up is, “what to do with the kids?”  You could always keep them home and let them watch television all day, but we have a better idea!  Send them to New England Base Camp for … Continue reading Spring into STEM Camp

A Night at the Museum (of Science)

March 11, 2016

One Dad’s perspective on the Cub Scout overnight at the Museum of Science By Ted Cormier-Leger, Pack 7 Dedham Back in the fall, my son’s Cubmaster gave us the pitch about selling popcorn as a way to help support the pack and in return we would get some nice perks too.  One of those perks was … Continue reading A Night at the Museum (of Science)

Finding a Better Way Forward

March 4, 2016

Submitted by Ahmadou Balde, District Executive Five weeks ago, I returned to the United States from a trip in West Africa that profoundly affected me. I saw at first sight how the desertion of the youth and young adolescents can affect a society. From the media and family members, I was already aware of some of … Continue reading Finding a Better Way Forward

Rock Climbing and COPE Instruction

March 4, 2016

Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager of New England Base Camp The first time I went rock climbing was at summer camp.  You had to be 13 years old and they only offered it on Thursday morning.  I skipped Reptile Study Merit Badge to go and to give it a try.  After all, I had been … Continue reading Rock Climbing and COPE Instruction

Why Do We Camp?

February 19, 2016

To experience the wilderness? To be with friends? To challenge our skills? To explore? All of this, and something even more. Camping is pure. It’s an opportunity to strip away the pressure of the day and focus on more important things. As the Scoutmaster, you can leave the stress of work behind and focus on … Continue reading Why Do We Camp?