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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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Recent Blog Posts

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?

Focusing on the Future

February 19, 2016

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO Our Council, Spirit of Adventure is in transition. That’s pretty clear by nature of the merger, and our strategic objectives: Build the Northern NeXus Open Camp Sayre to the public as New England Base Camp Reinvigorate Scouting by making it Thrive in Our Communities This can be a … Continue reading Focusing on the Future

Birthday Adventure Is Yours Here!

February 12, 2016

All across the country, Troops, Packs, and Venture Crews find ways to celebrate and recognize and share their enthusiasm for Scouting is part of the anniversary. Everyone understands the character and leadership building value of the program. And everyone in the program understands the fun excitement of the scouting activities. Yet, in many communities we also struggle with … Continue reading Birthday Adventure Is Yours Here!

The Benefits of Active Parenting

January 29, 2016

Submitted by Ted Cormier-Leger, Cub Scout Dad, Pack 7, Dedham, MA A little over 5 years ago, we got a call that our application to become pre-adoptive, foster parents was approved and our social worker had a little boy in mind for us to meet.  Since we had just completed the state’s required classes and … Continue reading The Benefits of Active Parenting