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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.
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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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
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!
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
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
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!
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
The Boy Scouts of America is undoubtedly an organization of opportunity for both youth and adults – and when it boils down to it – everything we do, everything we believe in, is engineered to develop leaders for the future. Our program has been focused on this single goal since our conception over 105 years … Continue reading Developing Peer Leaders: Make a Ripple
Even the most experienced campers sometimes forget things when they pack, so it’s always a good idea to make a list. Each camper will have his or her own lists, which may contain a wide variety of items, but every camper should have a few essentials. Here are ten that we suggest for your summer … Continue reading Twelve Essential Things to Pack for Summer Camp
Massachusetts has no shortage of beautiful and exciting outdoor spaces, but we’re going to highlight five of them for you to try with your family or Scout unit this summer, in no particular order. Harold Parker State Forest – Andover 3,000 acres located nearby in Andover, Harold Parker State Forest is a great place to … Continue reading Five Great Places to Camp This Summer