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Troop 74 Sends Parent Letter

Troop 74 recently sent this letter to the parents in their unit. Just one example of Scouting continuing to thrive in the midst of today's issues.

2020-2021 Troop 74 Overview of the Direction Ahead

Hello Scout Families!!

Considering what is going on in the world, we hope all of you have had a good summer..

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Help Our Vets!

Visit your Scout Shop to take a name from the Giving Tree and donate essential uniform pieces to Scouts in need. When you give to local Scouts, you give them the opportunity to give back to their community too. Let's embrace the spirit of giving. Donations accepted November 13 - December 18.

The East Hartford Scout Shop is collecting Thorlo Socks for the Chrysalis Center’s Veteran Support Services, where they will

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5 Gears of Programming

Below are the guidelines for the type of programming The Spirit of Adventure Council is going to follow in regards to the types of programming and activities that are being offered. We will meet or exceeds the level of strictness that the State or Local recommendations dictate. The current gear or phase that the council is in at any given time will be posted on the home page of the council website.

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Recent Blog Posts

Good We Do 2/26/21

February 26, 2021

Owen Raiche receives the National Certificate of Merit for Heroic Actions Last night at Troop 160 Lexington’s Zoom meeting, Owen Raiche was recognized with a National Certificate of Merit. On September 14, 2019 Life Scout Owen Raiche was attending a neighborhood association party at The Green Banana Park on Hayes Avenue in Lexington.  During the … Continue reading Good We Do 2/26/21

Good We Do 2/19/21

February 19, 2021

Troop 251 Newburyport shovels out neighborhood fire hydrants. They made sure they are clear by a 3ft radius so emergency crews can easily access them (a snow shovel makes a great measuring tool).

Good We Do 2/12/21

February 12, 2021

Cub Scout Pack 361 participated in Project Valentine and made Valentines as part of a service project.  Project Valentine is a handmade valentine card drive benefiting seniors with Valentines delivered to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers.

Female Eagle Scouts in Boston Globe

February 6, 2021

Among the first female Eagle Scouts, Kavita of Cambridge Troop 56 were profiled in today’s Boston Globe. Read the full article here: First female Eagle Scouts are about to take flight  

Good We Do 2/5/21

February 5, 2021

Scouts from Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Troop 3 participated in conservation service for MLK Day.  Scouts cleaned up both sides of Pine Street, a major route from Route 128 into town.  Scouts covered about 2.5 miles total distance.  It was a great day to help the community, honor MLK, and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Merit Badge Counselor Changes

February 1, 2021

As was announced on October 7th, effective Monday, February 1, the position of Merit Badge Counselor will no longer be listed on Unit Rosters.  The connections between the Merit Badge Counselor and the Scout will also be removed.  Merit Badge Counselors can continue to work with Scouts while we continue to enter those positions into … Continue reading Merit Badge Counselor Changes

Good We Do 1/29/21

January 29, 2021

Scouts and families from Troop 1 West Roxbury volunteered at Rose’s Bounty, a community food pantry that directly serves local residents facing hunger and food insecurity. Troop members helped package non-perishable items and set up for one of the pantry’s drive-through distribution days. Going forward, the troop hopes to work with Rose’s Bounty on a regular basis.

Good We Do 1/22/21

January 22, 2021

Pack 80 Dracut collects donations for the local food pantry!

The Good We Do 1/15/21

January 15, 2021

Troop 74 and Girl Scout Troop 65321 worked with DCF (Mass Department of Children and Families) and the WonderFund to make sure that 27 children would get fantastic presents this holiday. These young kids are without their own families and wanted to be sure they got something amazing.