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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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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!

How NeXus Camps Are Prepared for Girl Troops

May 14, 2019

Download this Guide  NeXus Camps have accommodated co-ed and entirely female groups in the past with no significant issues. This is how we have developed procedures and prepared facilities to provide equal opportunity for all to enjoy our campgrounds. Staff All activities are appropriate for all campers. Regarding interaction with staff members, Youth Protection Guidelines … Continue reading How NeXus Camps Are Prepared for Girl Troops

Council Representation at Eagle Courts of Honor

February 6, 2019

  As a committed Scouter, if you would like to represent Scouting and make a presentation to an Eagle Scout in your community, please let us know by filling out this simple form. We would provide some basic training and you’d receive updates regarding when and where there is an Eagle Scout Court of Honor. … Continue reading Council Representation at Eagle Courts of Honor

Scouting Thrives Update- News from National

December 14, 2018

We have an important duty, and an incredible opportunity, to focus as an organization on keeping children safe, supported and protected, while preparing youth for their futures through our nation’s foremost program of character development and values-based leadership training. Various media sources have reported that the Boy Scouts of America has hired a bankruptcy attorney … Continue reading Scouting Thrives Update- News from National