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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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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

Setting up a BeAScout Pin

July 3, 2020

Set Up Your BeAScout Pin This action needs to be taken by the Committee Chair, the Chartered Organization Representative, or the unit leader. The BeAScout unit pin allows prospective members to find you online and apply to your unit. Login in to my.scouting.org Select MENU Select your UNIT Select Organization Manager UPDATE UNIT INFORMATION Select … Continue reading Setting up a BeAScout Pin

Stonewall

June 24, 2020

Are you taking American Heritage Merit Badge? Requirement 3a. Select a topic related to the United States that is currently in the news. Describe to your counselor what is happening. Explain how today’s events are related to or affected by the events and values of America’s past. Are you taking Journalism Merit Badge? Requirement 2b. … Continue reading Stonewall

Learning about Citizenship

June 22, 2020

By K.L. Plano-Faber, Life Scout, National Capitol Area Council, T763 White Oak District With Flag Day (6/14), Juneteenth (6/19), Independence Day (7/4), and the anniversary of the 14th Amendment (7/9) approaching, and Memorial Day (5/25) and the 96th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act (6/2) recently, as well as an election year and other current … Continue reading Learning about Citizenship

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