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BSA's Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action.

The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right thing to do and being an upstander even when it may prompt criticism from some. We realize we have not been as brave as we should have been because, as Scouts, we must always stand for what is right and take action when the situation demands it.

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Juneteenth

Classroom textbooks have taught us all that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 marked the end of slavery in America. Although this is true on paper, it didn’t translate in practice. In fact, it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865—2 years after the signature of the Emancipation Proclamation—that slavery effectively ended in America.

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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

Show your Spirit!

September 18, 2015

The Patch has been finalized and will be available later this fall. For those of you unfamiliar with the thought process behind the name of the council please read this email from the spring. We’ve heard all the feedback about the name 😃 (here are the responses to our name). All that being said – the name is … Continue reading Show your Spirit!

Civics & Scouting In Today’s World

September 18, 2015

In 2000, Harvard Professor and author Robert D. Putman wrote a book regarding America’s declining interest and participation in civic organizations and activities. He collected tremendous volumes of data that demonstrates since the 1970s Americans are increasingly less active in the social and political life in their communities. He titled the book “Bowling Alone: The … Continue reading Civics & Scouting In Today’s World

Building a great team – creating the right situation

September 11, 2015

By Jon Pleva, Director of Field Service and COO The last 8 months have certainly been eventful for the new Spirit of Adventure Council.  As two Boy Scout councils become one, there has been a number of changes made, particularly with our staff.  I’d like to take a moment to share some of the ideas … Continue reading Building a great team – creating the right situation

EMPOWERING LEADERS- OUR COMMITMENT TO TRAINING

September 4, 2015

By Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO Because of my Scouting background and my wife’s personal make up, we were eager volunteers when our two daughters where in elementary school. We immediately raised our hands to be Girl Scout leaders, run the PTO family fun nights, run the family church outings or the youth group. … Continue reading EMPOWERING LEADERS- OUR COMMITMENT TO TRAINING

Eagle Scout Scholarships

September 4, 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 – The National Hall/McElwee Scholarships are now $5,000 … Continue reading Eagle Scout Scholarships

Outdoor skills not required for this outdoor experience – I’m a Scout Parent!

August 27, 2015

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!

Transforming Tomorrow – Operational Update August 19th, 2015

August 19, 2015

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

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!