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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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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