Beacon of Freedom

STEM Camp 2015 at New England Base Camp
STEM Camp 2015 at New England Base Camp

What is the Value of Scouting?

How can 7-10 year-olds learn to be responsible?  Scouting.

What does it take to get 7-10 year-olds excited and smiling about learning something new?  Scouting.

Who do 7-10 year-olds like to be with a lot? Their friends in Scouting.

What is Scouting anyway? The best way in the world to engage 7-10 year-olds inside, outdoors, sometimes on their own, sometimes in a group but always learning to do their best in everything they try and do, while trying to help other people!

That's Scouting.

Pinewood Derby Intro in Hyde Park
Pinewood Derby Intro in Hyde Park

What is Beacon of Freedom?

The method that Spirit of Adventure uses to engage boys and their families in Scouting through Cub Scout and Boy Scout units, most times for the first time.

A number of dedicated volunteers and families help provide these adventures with the help of Den leaders across the Boston Region especially in Dorchester, Mattapan, Lynn, Lawrence, Chelsea, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, etc.

Scout Leader Roy'al at camp with a Boston family.

Where We Need Help

Volunteers (young adults, family members, former Scouts) who love to help 7-10 year-olds explore and engage their world in new ways while achieving individual and group recognition.

Part-time paid Den leaders who might like working with 7-10 year-olds in weekly small (Dens) and medium (Packs) groups. Who are comfortable demonstrating, teaching, and laughing with the Scouts.

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Pack & Troop 11 Scouts
siblings in tent
cutting pumpkin

“A Game with a Purpose…”

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…”

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Showcasing the Value of Scouting in Underserved Communities

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

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Weekly articles from parents, Scouts, volunteer leaders, and staff about the value of Scouting and the activities.

Read about youth development, community parenting, outdoor skills, leadership and how it all comes together!

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