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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

Message from the Spirit of Adventure Board to our Scouting community.

March 29, 2021

It is with regret that the Board of Directors of the Spirit of Adventure Council announces the resignation of our Scout Executive, Chuck Eaton. We are incredibly grateful for the leadership and energy that Chuck provided the local Scouting community over the past ten years. This departure certainly adds some near-term challenges that the Board … Continue reading Message from the Spirit of Adventure Board to our Scouting community.

Good We Do 3/12/21

March 12, 2021

Packs 105 & 555 Burlington are just a few who went virtual for their Pinewood Derby. Webelos assisted with the “behind the scenes” production. Great to see the kids still doing Cub Scout activities.

Good We Do 3/5/2021

March 5, 2021

Troop 46 Tyngsborough had their Scouting for Food Drive in February and almost doubled the items received from their previous years.

Good We Do 2/26/21

February 26, 2021

Owen Raiche receives the National Certificate of Merit for Heroic Actions Last night at Troop 160 Lexington’s Zoom meeting, Owen Raiche was recognized with a National Certificate of Merit. On September 14, 2019 Life Scout Owen Raiche was attending a neighborhood association party at The Green Banana Park on Hayes Avenue in Lexington.  During the … Continue reading Good We Do 2/26/21

Good We Do 2/19/21

February 19, 2021

Troop 251 Newburyport shovels out neighborhood fire hydrants. They made sure they are clear by a 3ft radius so emergency crews can easily access them (a snow shovel makes a great measuring tool).

Good We Do 2/12/21

February 12, 2021

Cub Scout Pack 361 participated in Project Valentine and made Valentines as part of a service project.  Project Valentine is a handmade valentine card drive benefiting seniors with Valentines delivered to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers.

Female Eagle Scouts in Boston Globe

February 6, 2021

Among the first female Eagle Scouts, Kavita of Cambridge Troop 56 were profiled in today’s Boston Globe. Read the full article here: First female Eagle Scouts are about to take flight  

Good We Do 2/5/21

February 5, 2021

Scouts from Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Troop 3 participated in conservation service for MLK Day.  Scouts cleaned up both sides of Pine Street, a major route from Route 128 into town.  Scouts covered about 2.5 miles total distance.  It was a great day to help the community, honor MLK, and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Merit Badge Counselor Changes

February 1, 2021

As was announced on October 7th, effective Monday, February 1, the position of Merit Badge Counselor will no longer be listed on Unit Rosters.  The connections between the Merit Badge Counselor and the Scout will also be removed.  Merit Badge Counselors can continue to work with Scouts while we continue to enter those positions into … Continue reading Merit Badge Counselor Changes