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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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Scouts, What Did You Do on Your Vacation?

October 2, 2015

As the New England Base Camp starts to come into its own, as the first ever public outdoor adventure experience “Powered by Scouting.” We have developed a series of free activities and displays throughout the Egan Center.  The displays inspire and encourage and include Famous Massachusetts Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Brain puzzles and riddles … Continue reading Scouts, What Did You Do on Your Vacation?

Scouting Is For Families Like Mine

October 2, 2015

We think this video pretty much sums up Scouting at the family level. Tell us what you think!

Merit Badge Counselors are Mentors: Simplify the Process

September 25, 2015

Over the past 105 years we recognize that certain aspects of Scouting evolved to become far more complicated than originally intended. Scouting is a community activity, and at its most basic, should not be burdened by complexities. Admittedly, the world is far more nuanced today than it was in 1910, and these modern conditions work … Continue reading Merit Badge Counselors are Mentors: Simplify the Process

The Spirit of Adventure’s Northern Network

September 25, 2015

Submitted by Dave Fitzgerald, Director of Program Over the course of the summer we listened to Scout leaders and parents share their thoughts about how to best use these three properties (Parker Mountain, T.L. Storer and Wah Tut Ca) together to craft engaging program for our youth. We came up with some great new ideas, and will … Continue reading The Spirit of Adventure’s Northern Network

Show your Spirit!

September 18, 2015

The Patch has been finalized and will be available later this fall. For those of you unfamiliar with the thought process behind the name of the council please read this email from the spring. We’ve heard all the feedback about the name 😃 (here are the responses to our name). All that being said – the name is … Continue reading Show your Spirit!

Civics & Scouting In Today’s World

September 18, 2015

In 2000, Harvard Professor and author Robert D. Putman wrote a book regarding America’s declining interest and participation in civic organizations and activities. He collected tremendous volumes of data that demonstrates since the 1970s Americans are increasingly less active in the social and political life in their communities. He titled the book “Bowling Alone: The … Continue reading Civics & Scouting In Today’s World

Building a great team – creating the right situation

September 11, 2015

By Jon Pleva, Director of Field Service and COO The last 8 months have certainly been eventful for the new Spirit of Adventure Council.  As two Boy Scout councils become one, there has been a number of changes made, particularly with our staff.  I’d like to take a moment to share some of the ideas … Continue reading Building a great team – creating the right situation

EMPOWERING LEADERS- OUR COMMITMENT TO TRAINING

September 4, 2015

By Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO Because of my Scouting background and my wife’s personal make up, we were eager volunteers when our two daughters where in elementary school. We immediately raised our hands to be Girl Scout leaders, run the PTO family fun nights, run the family church outings or the youth group. … Continue reading EMPOWERING LEADERS- OUR COMMITMENT TO TRAINING

Eagle Scout Scholarships

September 4, 2015

New Due Date – October 31, 2015 One of the great benefits of being an Eagle Scout is being eligible for Eagle Scout Scholarships.   There’s some important news about Eagle Scout Scholarships, both the National Eagle Scout Association(NESA) Scholarships and our own Spirit of Adventure Council Eagle Scout Scholarships. 1)   The scholarships are larger – … Continue reading Eagle Scout Scholarships