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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

Welcome to your Scouting Journey!

September 19, 2018

Welcome to Scouting! Scouting is an adventure for YOU and your children. For your child, it’s an adventure filled with camping, swimming, learning new and unique skills and making new friends. For you, it’s actually much of the same. You’ll likely find many new friends through your local Scout unit, other parents who are dealing … Continue reading Welcome to your Scouting Journey!

Rocket Into Scouting!

June 28, 2018

Here’s all of the Membership Recruiting Information for the 2018- 2019 year! The Theme for this year’s membership Campaign is Rocket into Scouting! All youth that signup during the fall campaign this year from qualifying Packs will receive a Rocket to launch at one of the 3 exciting council- sponsored launches. To qualify for the … Continue reading Rocket Into Scouting!

Added Value to the Adventure Card

February 8, 2018

Submitted by:  Mariama Sano, Spirit of Adventure Council’s Development Campaign Manager By now – most Cub Scout packs, dens and families have started using their Adventure Cards for several purposes. Entrance to either Base Camp (Lone Tree or Milton), discounts for Winter Camp, STEM camp, Day Camp, cabin rentals or other programs and services offered … Continue reading Added Value to the Adventure Card

Planning to Welcome Girls in Your Pack?

December 15, 2017

A Discussion to Have With Your Chartering Organization and Fellow Parents Submitted by the Council Key 3:   ACTION STEPS IF YOUR CUB PROGRAM WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GIRLS: If your parents and organization are already in agreement, you will be welcome to become one of our Council’s early adopters. Contact the Council (617-615-0004) and … Continue reading Planning to Welcome Girls in Your Pack?

What the Adventure Card Can Do For Your Unit

October 27, 2017

Submitted by Jeff Reynolds, Scoutmaster Troop 58 Danvers If you are like me, you wear many hats.  I work a lot, and that includes more travel than I care to admit to.  I have a wife and daughter whose idea of camping is a budget hotel, making full integration of Scouting for the family unit … Continue reading What the Adventure Card Can Do For Your Unit

Why is the New Member Coordinator so Important?

October 6, 2017

Submitted by Paul Gendreau, Membership Campaign Manager In addition to surveying our member families and leaders (voices of the Scouts), BSA also takes the pulse of non-member families. It seems that nationally lots of people leave Scouting before they even get their feet wet. This appears to be particularly evident with the current generation of … Continue reading Why is the New Member Coordinator so Important?

Scouting in Today’s Society

September 29, 2017

Utilizing our Diversity Task Force Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive In the past nine months, we assembled a diversity and inclusion task force to review, and better understand Scouting’s relationship toward our diverse, melting pot /pluralist society. Our mission was to develop a roadmap that would ultimately unlock the program of Scouting for all families that want … Continue reading Scouting in Today’s Society

#ScoutingThrives Update- Fall 2017

September 7, 2017

Program / Membership Lion Cub Program (Kindergarten boys) is already off to a strong start! Last year we had a small group of packs that piloted the program, this year the majority of our packs have shown interest and signed up to run a Lion Den. If you have questions about starting a Lion Den, … Continue reading #ScoutingThrives Update- Fall 2017

Volunteering at Base Camp

August 18, 2017

Use your Scouting experience to make a difference! Volunteering is not only rewarding for you, it can change a child’s life.  The New England Base Camps and the 7 satellite programs locations provide outdoor education and character education opportunities. The flagship location (Blue Hills – just outside Boston) provides year round programs for families and … Continue reading Volunteering at Base Camp