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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

Ivy League Learning: Boy Scout Style

October 30, 2015

Submitted by Paul Gendreau, West Wind Senior District Executive The hallowed halls of Harvard University will once again provide the setting for the 2016  Merit Badge University. The program, a community service project of the Harvard College Friends of Scouting, will be offered for the 16th time this spring. Here, scouts will have the opportunity … Continue reading Ivy League Learning: Boy Scout Style

Engaging and Empowering Leaders Through Training

October 30, 2015

Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager at New England Base Camp When I was told that I would be writing this piece, I decided that I was going to have a little fun with it. I asked a group of Scouts to answer one simple little question, “If you can do anything with your Scout group, what … Continue reading Engaging and Empowering Leaders Through Training

Showcasing the Value of Scouting in Underserved Communities

October 23, 2015

Submitted by Komba Lamina, Beacon of Freedom District Executive A few weeks ago, we blogged about the decline in bowling clubs and how it relates to trends across America with far fewer people joining organized groups. The piece also mentioned that even though there are fewer bowling clubs, the number of people bowling has actually increased. … Continue reading Showcasing the Value of Scouting in Underserved Communities

Mostrando el valor de Scouting en las comunidades marginadas

October 23, 2015

Enviado por Komba Lamina, Beacon of Freedom (Faro de la Libertad) Distrito Ejecutivo Hace unas pocas semanas,  escribimos sobre la disminución de los clubes de bolos y cómo se relaciona con las tendencias a través de América con muchas menos personas que entran en grupos organizados. El excrito también mencionó que a pesar de que … Continue reading Mostrando el valor de Scouting en las comunidades marginadas

STEM Program Development

October 23, 2015

Spirit of Adventure has been selected to help develop STEM programs for middle-school age youth! Remember that science teacher you had in elementary school that really made it all come alive for you? He or she had those awesome experiments that you couldn’t stop thinking about even after leaving school…maybe it was making ice cream … Continue reading STEM Program Development

Adaptation: Changing a Culture

October 16, 2015

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive It has been an enlightening Fall as we rolled through the first typical six weeks of Scouting in the Spirit of Adventure Council. During the summer we had the benefit of simply running a few Scout camps: the highlight of our program. However, they are in many ways separate … Continue reading Adaptation: Changing a Culture

The Spirit of Adventure Needs YOU!

October 16, 2015

Remember that Boston Globe article about ice climbing at New England Base Camp? We want your comments about this article and New England Base Camp in general! Head over to Facebook by clicking here, or on the image below. Please help us to “engage youth and parents in physical fitness and the outdoors, as well … Continue reading The Spirit of Adventure Needs YOU!

Why Wait until Christmas to Practice the Spirit of Giving?

October 9, 2015

Submitted by Jim Garrett, Northern Light District Executive The core tenets of Scouting not only include self-improvement, but service to others. In your local community there are families and senior citizens without access to food or the regular comforts which can so often be taken for granted. As a Cub Scout, I remember showing up at a … Continue reading Why Wait until Christmas to Practice the Spirit of Giving?

Scouts, What Did You Do on Your Vacation?

October 2, 2015

As the New England Base Camp starts to come into its own, as the first ever public outdoor adventure experience “Powered by Scouting.” We have developed a series of free activities and displays throughout the Egan Center.  The displays inspire and encourage and include Famous Massachusetts Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Brain puzzles and riddles … Continue reading Scouts, What Did You Do on Your Vacation?