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BSA's Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

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 is the right thing to do and being an upstander even when it may prompt criticism from some. We realize we have not been as brave as we should have been because, as Scouts, we must always stand for what is right and take action when the situation demands it.

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Juneteenth

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 19th, 1865—2 years after the signature of the Emancipation Proclamation—that slavery effectively ended in America.

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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

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

Base Camp at Camp Nihan

March 2, 2020

In our continued efforts to offer more program opportunities north of Boston, Base Camp is bringing our Open Saturday Programs, Merit Badge Classes, and Overnight Camping to Camp Nihan in Saugus! These programs will be open for three weekends in the Spring! We will be utilizing Camp Nihan’s Education Center and surrounding campgrounds including a … Continue reading Base Camp at Camp Nihan

Eagle Scout Showcase Series #1

November 1, 2019

Eagle Scout Showcase Series  It seems to be that even when people don’t know much about Scouting, they know about Eagle Scouts. You might see your friends and neighbors snacking on our popcorn, you might drive by the occasional “Join Cub Scouts!” lawn sign, and you might not think twice about what any of that really … Continue reading Eagle Scout Showcase Series #1

“How Do You Scout?”- Unit & Family Alignment Survey

September 6, 2019

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive Here is a BRAND NEW tool to help make sure that your unit values are aligned with the values of your Scout families! DOWNLOAD the Facilitator Instructions DOWNLOAD the Survey Why Alignment is Important Scouting is families working together to help raise each other’s kids. When we look at … Continue reading “How Do You Scout?”- Unit & Family Alignment Survey

Coming Soon – Base Camp Express!

May 21, 2019

  Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive Starting this summer with a soft launch, followed by a grand opening in September, Base Camp Express will provide various Scouting programs from our new Woburn location. This facility will be extraordinarily convenient to all Scouters and Scout families and will provide year-round Saturday and evening Merit Badge … Continue reading Coming Soon – Base Camp Express!