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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

New England Base Camp’s 2015 Top Ten

December 25, 2015

2015 has been an incredible year for New England Base Camp. So much has happened that it is near impossible to make a top list for the year. With that being said, here is our top ten moments or events for 2015: 10) We started to host Birthday Parties at Base Camp This is a … Continue reading New England Base Camp’s 2015 Top Ten

Winter is Coming!

December 18, 2015

It may not feel like it, but soon the temperature will drop, the snow will fall and the water will freeze.  There is not much one can do about it, we are in New England after all.  Now is not the time to start to think about the ice damns on your house or the … Continue reading Winter is Coming!

Website Preview: Boy Scouts

December 11, 2015

When we listen to Boy Scout leaders it’s clear that for 10 months a year they take pride in their outdoor self sufficiency. An average Troop simply needs a few acres of wooded green space and the SPL and the SM will develop the program from there. Most commonly we hear about “Iron Chef” competitions, … Continue reading Website Preview: Boy Scouts

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