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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

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

Developing Peer Leaders: Make a Ripple

June 26, 2015

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

Twelve Essential Things to Pack for Summer Camp

June 23, 2015

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

Five Great Places to Camp This Summer

June 10, 2015

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

Top Ten Items To Send With Your Child To Camp

June 9, 2015

10. Water bottle with name written on it Spring for one of those BPF free ones and write their name in either sharpie or fabric marker. Seriously, that stuff never comes off!  In fact, just write their name on everything! 9. Rain Gear Pick up a cheap plastic poncho at Target and put it in the bottom … Continue reading Top Ten Items To Send With Your Child To Camp