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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

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

Outdoor skills not required for this outdoor experience – I’m a Scout Parent!

August 27, 2015

Submitted by Diane Trubiano, Cub Scout Leader, Pumpkin Fest Chair, and (most importantly) Scout Parent. It was 10 years ago Paul (my son) and I began our Scouting Adventure. We were off and running, attended everything, had a blast and we were hooked. As we joined in Cub Scout activities over that first summer I … Continue reading Outdoor skills not required for this outdoor experience – I’m a Scout Parent!

Transforming Tomorrow – Operational Update August 19th, 2015

August 19, 2015

NEW COUNCIL, NEW NAME, NEW WEBPAGE It has been an extremely busy, challenging, and productive season. Our Council is less than eight weeks old and together, we are preparing for the 2015-16 Scout Year. Our mission remains to make Scouting Thrive in our communities. Here are a few announcements to help our scout leaders stay … Continue reading Transforming Tomorrow – Operational Update August 19th, 2015

Everyone is Invited

August 14, 2015

Baden Powell described Scouting as a game with a purpose. For generations of Americans the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts helped develop character through the game of Scouting. This is not a game that requires dice, a controller, an avatar, cards, or a penalty box.  This game is a metaphorical game of life that … Continue reading Everyone is Invited

The Merger is Official!

July 1, 2015

Boston Minuteman and Yankee Clipper Councils have officially merged to become the Spirit of Adventure Council! It is with gratitude to the many leaders and parents who participated in the merger process over these past six months or so, and with great pride that we would like to announce the official merger of the Boston … Continue reading The Merger is Official!

Ticks, They’re Out There

June 30, 2015

Nature. The great outdoors. The organic world around us is unequivocally a magnificent and wonderful thing. However, just as a coin possesses an intrinsic duality, so too does the environment contain elements which (from the human perspective, particularly that of a citizen from a post-industrial society) can be construed as negative or “bad”. At the very least, we … Continue reading Ticks, They’re Out There