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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

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!

Ticks, They’re Out There

June 30, 2015

Nature. The great outdoors. The organic world around us is unequivocally a magnificent and wonderful thing. However, just as a coin possesses an intrinsic duality, so too does the environment contain elements which (from the human perspective, particularly that of a citizen from a post-industrial society) can be construed as negative or “bad”. At the very least, we … Continue reading Ticks, They’re Out There

Twelve Essential Things to Pack for Summer Camp

June 23, 2015

Even the most experienced campers sometimes forget things when they pack, so it’s always a good idea to make a list. Each camper will have his or her own lists, which may contain a wide variety of items, but every camper should have a few essentials. Here are ten that we suggest for your summer … Continue reading Twelve Essential Things to Pack for Summer Camp

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