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Councils Coming Together- Wood Badge Course

By Maria Kaestner | Feb 22, 2017

Submitted by Elaine Mason, Course Director from Cape Cod & Islands Council, BSA Adult Leaders are invited to this year’s “Wood Badge” Course, hosted by the Cape Cod & Islands Council. The course incorporates the traditions of over 80 years of Wood Badge, while adding the management and leadership training necessary to be successful as a … Continue reading Councils Coming Together- Wood Badge Course

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Keeping up with the Spirit of Adventure!

By Cameron Anstey | Feb 10, 2017

  Submitted by Maria Kaestner, Spirit of Adventure Communication Specialist Do you ever feel out of the loop when people are talking about Spirit of Adventure events and programs that are coming up? You don’t have to worry about searching for news, because we can send all you need to know right to you! Our … Continue reading Keeping up with the Spirit of Adventure!

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This Old House: #ScoutingThrives

By Cameron Anstey | Jan 31, 2017

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive Spirit of Adventure Council The second round of Adventure Cards been mailed out to over 2,000 new participants. There are now about 7,000 adventure cards in use. These cards are one of the most significant signs of our recent shift to our service model. There has been much discussion about … Continue reading This Old House: #ScoutingThrives

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Why I Staff at Scout Camp

By Brice Pearce | Nov 24, 2016

Submitted by Michelle Merritt, National Venturing Vice President and New England Base Camp Program Director Over the past four summers, I have had the privilege of being outside on the hottest days of the summer, wrangling elementary aged kids into activities, sleeping in a cramped cabin, and not having access to the internet; and I … Continue reading Why I Staff at Scout Camp

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Lone Tree is joining the New England Base Camp Network

By Brice Pearce | Oct 28, 2016

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO “Can Lone Tree become Base Camp of the North?” has perhaps been the most common question that has come from our leaders from the North of the Spirit of Adventure Council since the merger of the two councils.  This serves two purposes: Create a place for the programs … Continue reading Lone Tree is joining the New England Base Camp Network

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Type 2 Adventures

By Brice Pearce | Oct 23, 2016

Submitted by Sue Ellen Briggs, Flintlock District Chair Scouting provides wonderful ways to have fun in the outdoors. I would say that there are two types of experiences. The first kind is picture perfect; smiling scouts under sunny skies. The second type is the activity that is better talked about after the fact than it … Continue reading Type 2 Adventures

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These Are Troubling Times

By Brice Pearce | Oct 15, 2016

Submitted by Komba Lamina, Urban Scouting and Exploring Executive When I saw the video of Alton Sterling’s killing for the first time, it frightened me. The video evokes memories of waking up to sounds of gunshots and artillery fire on one beautiful October morning in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone; rebels had attacked the city that morning. I felt broken, … Continue reading These Are Troubling Times

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Making the World Safe for Diversity

By Brice Pearce | Oct 8, 2016

Sincerely submitted by Francisco Guzman, Scout parent, Cubmaster Pack 109, Leader Troop 109, Chelsea “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”  – Maya Angelou Three boyhood friends, one Asian, one African … Continue reading Making the World Safe for Diversity

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ScoutBook: What’s in it for US?

By Brice Pearce | Sep 30, 2016

Submitted by Chris Rogers, Scoutmaster, Troop 507, Winchester I have been adult leader in Scouting for around 22 years.  Finding better ways to stay organized has always been important to me, as there is only so much time in the day to balance family, work, church and Scouts. In Scouting, it is important to NOT reinvent the … Continue reading ScoutBook: What’s in it for US?

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