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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
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.
Recent Blog Posts
It may not feel like it, but soon the temperature will drop, the snow will fall and the water will freeze. There is not much one can do about it, we are in New England after all. Now is not the time to start to think about the ice damns on your house or the … Continue reading Winter is Coming!
When we listen to Boy Scout leaders it’s clear that for 10 months a year they take pride in their outdoor self sufficiency. An average Troop simply needs a few acres of wooded green space and the SPL and the SM will develop the program from there. Most commonly we hear about “Iron Chef” competitions, … Continue reading Website Preview: Boy Scouts
Camping is the cornerstone of all Scout Programs, and one of the primary reasons councils exist. Spirit of Adventure has listened to our unit leaders and re-tooled our camp properties to best suit the needs of our Troops, Packs and Crews. Packs – The Annual Pack Outdoor Calendar A typical pack has 2 -3 overnight … Continue reading Website Preview: Cub Scouts
Training “Every boy deserves a trained leader” We all know this is true – yet it is difficult to make it happen. Spirit of Adventure has multiple venues and styles of training to meet everyone’s needs. Online The basic trainings and information are all on line through the my.scouting.org portal New England Base Camp – … Continue reading Website Preview: Training
It takes dedication and effort to work with youth in order to help them grow and thrive. When we think about some of the “faces” you see doing this in Scouting, we came up with six key players that help make Scouting Thrive in our communities: Scoutmaster / Cubmaster / Den Leader Although we … Continue reading Who Do You Recognize?
Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager New England Base Camp One of my fondest memories within Scouting was when we arrived at Worth Ranch in Palo Pinto, Texas, in the summer of ’87. It was not my first summer camp experience, it would be the most influential though. It was Father’s Day, it was about 100 … Continue reading The Value of Camp Staff
Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO It’s far more than a hash tag: it’s the mission of our Council. I’d even say it’s the mission of every Council. We spent a lot of time during the merger process discussing possibilities, opportunities, and how we might create an entirely new entity devoted to the idea … Continue reading #ScoutingTHRIVES
Like any new entity, The Spirit of Adventure Council experiences new milestones each day as it matures and adapts. The release of the council shoulder patch (CSP) is the most recent of these! Way back in the summer, we asked Scouts to draw and submit patch ideas, the marketing committee reviewed the designs and ultimately choose … Continue reading Community and Council: Local becomes Legendary
Submitted by Nicole Conte, Crew 345 President, Lone Tree Staff Member Only days after all but two of our members graduated from high school, we set out for Allagash Maine, or as we like to call it, “Almost Canada.” The trip began early Sunday morning. We gathered together, clad in traffic-cone orange Crew 345 T-shirts … Continue reading Allagash or Bust!