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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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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

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?