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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

Website Preview: Cub Scouts

December 11, 2015

Camping is the cornerstone of all Scout Programs, and one of the primary reasons councils exist. Spirit of Adventure has listened to our unit leaders and re-tooled our camp properties to best suit the needs of our Troops, Packs and Crews. Packs – The Annual Pack Outdoor Calendar A typical pack has 2 -3 overnight … Continue reading Website Preview: Cub Scouts

Website Preview: Training

December 11, 2015

Training “Every boy deserves a trained leader” We all know this is true – yet it is difficult to make it happen. Spirit of Adventure has multiple venues and styles of training to meet everyone’s needs. Online The basic trainings and information are all on line through the my.scouting.org portal New England Base Camp – … Continue reading Website Preview: Training

Who Do You Recognize?

December 4, 2015

It takes dedication and effort to work with youth in order to help them grow and thrive. When we think about some of the “faces” you see doing this in Scouting, we came up with six key players that help make Scouting Thrive in our communities:   Scoutmaster / Cubmaster / Den Leader Although we … Continue reading Who Do You Recognize?

The Value of Camp Staff

November 26, 2015

Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager New England Base Camp One of my fondest memories within Scouting was when we arrived at Worth Ranch in Palo Pinto, Texas, in the summer of ’87.  It was not my first summer camp experience, it would be the most influential though.  It was Father’s Day, it was about 100 … Continue reading The Value of Camp Staff

#ScoutingTHRIVES

November 23, 2015

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO It’s far more than a hash tag: it’s the mission of our Council. I’d even say it’s the mission of every Council. We spent a lot of time during the merger process discussing possibilities, opportunities, and how we might create an entirely new entity devoted to the idea … Continue reading #ScoutingTHRIVES

Community and Council: Local becomes Legendary

November 20, 2015

Like any new entity, The Spirit of Adventure Council experiences new milestones each day as it matures and adapts. The release of the council shoulder patch (CSP) is the most recent of these! Way back in the summer, we asked Scouts to draw and submit patch ideas, the marketing committee reviewed the designs and ultimately choose … Continue reading Community and Council: Local becomes Legendary

Allagash or Bust!

November 13, 2015

Submitted by Nicole Conte, Crew 345 President, Lone Tree Staff Member Only days after all but two of our members graduated from high school, we set out for Allagash Maine, or as we like to call it, “Almost Canada.”  The trip began early Sunday morning.  We gathered together, clad in traffic-cone orange Crew 345 T-shirts … Continue reading Allagash or Bust!

“Un juego con un propósito …”

November 6, 2015

Enviado por Francisco Guzmán, Cubmaster, Pack 109, Chelsea Después de una breve conversación con Chuck el otro día, me sentí obligado a poner mis pensamientos por escrito. Espero que esto anime a otros a recordar el impacto que tiene nuestro programa al aire libre en los jóvenes. Cada año, durante la última semana de septiembre, … Continue reading “Un juego con un propósito …”

“A Game with a Purpose…”

November 6, 2015

Submitted by Francisco Guzman, Cubmaster, Pack 109, Chelsea After a quick conversation with Chuck the other day, I felt compelled to put my thoughts in writing. I hope this will encourage others to remember the impact that our Outdoors program has on youth. Every year, during the last weekend in September, our Cub Scout pack goes … Continue reading “A Game with a Purpose…”