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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

“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…”

Ivy League Learning: Boy Scout Style

October 30, 2015

Submitted by Paul Gendreau, West Wind Senior District Executive The hallowed halls of Harvard University will once again provide the setting for the 2016  Merit Badge University. The program, a community service project of the Harvard College Friends of Scouting, will be offered for the 16th time this spring. Here, scouts will have the opportunity … Continue reading Ivy League Learning: Boy Scout Style

Engaging and Empowering Leaders Through Training

October 30, 2015

Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager at New England Base Camp When I was told that I would be writing this piece, I decided that I was going to have a little fun with it. I asked a group of Scouts to answer one simple little question, “If you can do anything with your Scout group, what … Continue reading Engaging and Empowering Leaders Through Training

Showcasing the Value of Scouting in Underserved Communities

October 23, 2015

Submitted by Komba Lamina, Beacon of Freedom District Executive A few weeks ago, we blogged about the decline in bowling clubs and how it relates to trends across America with far fewer people joining organized groups. The piece also mentioned that even though there are fewer bowling clubs, the number of people bowling has actually increased. … Continue reading Showcasing the Value of Scouting in Underserved Communities

Mostrando el valor de Scouting en las comunidades marginadas

October 23, 2015

Enviado por Komba Lamina, Beacon of Freedom (Faro de la Libertad) Distrito Ejecutivo Hace unas pocas semanas,  escribimos sobre la disminución de los clubes de bolos y cómo se relaciona con las tendencias a través de América con muchas menos personas que entran en grupos organizados. El excrito también mencionó que a pesar de que … Continue reading Mostrando el valor de Scouting en las comunidades marginadas

STEM Program Development

October 23, 2015

Spirit of Adventure has been selected to help develop STEM programs for middle-school age youth! Remember that science teacher you had in elementary school that really made it all come alive for you? He or she had those awesome experiments that you couldn’t stop thinking about even after leaving school…maybe it was making ice cream … Continue reading STEM Program Development

Adaptation: Changing a Culture

October 16, 2015

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive It has been an enlightening Fall as we rolled through the first typical six weeks of Scouting in the Spirit of Adventure Council. During the summer we had the benefit of simply running a few Scout camps: the highlight of our program. However, they are in many ways separate … Continue reading Adaptation: Changing a Culture

The Spirit of Adventure Needs YOU!

October 16, 2015

Remember that Boston Globe article about ice climbing at New England Base Camp? We want your comments about this article and New England Base Camp in general! Head over to Facebook by clicking here, or on the image below. Please help us to “engage youth and parents in physical fitness and the outdoors, as well … Continue reading The Spirit of Adventure Needs YOU!

Why Wait until Christmas to Practice the Spirit of Giving?

October 9, 2015

Submitted by Jim Garrett, Northern Light District Executive The core tenets of Scouting not only include self-improvement, but service to others. In your local community there are families and senior citizens without access to food or the regular comforts which can so often be taken for granted. As a Cub Scout, I remember showing up at a … Continue reading Why Wait until Christmas to Practice the Spirit of Giving?