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Troop 74 Sends Parent Letter

Troop 74 recently sent this letter to the parents in their unit. Just one example of Scouting continuing to thrive in the midst of today's issues.

2020-2021 Troop 74 Overview of the Direction Ahead

Hello Scout Families!!

Considering what is going on in the world, we hope all of you have had a good summer..

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Nathan - 2019 Top Popcorn Seller

WOW!! Have you heard about Nathan? Our council’s 2019 Top Seller!!

Nathan has been out selling door to door these past few days.  He designed the 3 by 4ft poster in the attached picture and had it printed at Staples. Mariama Sano had the opportunity to connect with Nathan yesterday regarding his experience and here’s what he shared with us.

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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

Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

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 19, 1865—2 years after the signature of the Emancipation Proclamation—that slavery effectively ended in America. Therefore, Juneteenth … Continue reading Juneteenth

BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

June 16, 2020

Dear Scouting family, 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 … Continue reading BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

Board Statement on Racial Equality

June 15, 2020

Board Statement on Racial Equality & Introduction of the Summer of Global Citizenship Over the past month, we have watched tragic events unfold in Georgia with Ahmaud Arbery, in Minnesota with George Floyd, in Florida with Tony McDade and in Kentucky with Breonna Taylor.  In the weeks that have followed, we have seen tributes, protests, … Continue reading Board Statement on Racial Equality

Volunteer Training

June 11, 2020

New England Base Camp is looking for someone just like you! For the past 12 weeks, New England Base Camp has been the leader in the nation in regards to online program by offering unique advancement opportunities through Cub Scout Adventures, Scouts BSA Merit Badges, and NOVA and Supernova awards.  Every day we have had … Continue reading Volunteer Training

Fee Increase

June 5, 2020

The Spirit of Adventure’s Statement regrading the upcoming Membership Fee increases: We hear our Scout volunteers and we understand the cost increases could, and in some communities, will have a further negative impact on Scout membership. The Spirit of Adventure is committed to removing financial barriers from our programs. We do this through the adventure … Continue reading Fee Increase

5 Gears of Programming

May 29, 2020

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 … Continue reading 5 Gears of Programming

Scouting Beyond the Coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Blog submitted by Scout Executive, Chuck Eaton We hope you and your circle of family and friends are doing well during this crisis. Earlier this week, we shared our plans for providing summer programs to our scout families through a series of virtual meetings. Our plans will meet or exceed all the health and safety … Continue reading Scouting Beyond the Coronavirus

Volunteer Resource Groups

April 15, 2020

Volunteer Resource Groups  Scouting is families working together to help raise each other’s kids. The curriculum is the books, what the parents and leaders do with the lessons and activities is their unique program. Each unique program is a reflection of the values held by that community of families and their charter organization. The Scouting … Continue reading Volunteer Resource Groups

Coronavirus Updates

March 12, 2020

Our priority is to keep participants, instructors, and everyone’s family safe and healthy. We are continuously working with local health authorities, the CDC, and and our partner organizations with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  We will continue to monitor information and recommendations from heath agencies, and provide additional information as it becomes available. Event Cancellations and … Continue reading Coronavirus Updates