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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

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

Family Engagement is the Name of the Game

June 30, 2017

BSA Announces New Member Coordinator Position Submitted by Paul Gendreau, Membership Campaign Manager, Spirit of Adventure Council I find myself thinking of the great number of times over my career that I’ve heard a leader bemoan, “Parents think BSA means Baby Sitters of America”. These leaders are wonderful people who have caught the “Scouting bug”, … Continue reading Family Engagement is the Name of the Game

Learning About Lions

June 23, 2017

How does a Lion Den work? What kind of Scout programs can Lions do? Every Cub Scout Pack can now recruit Kindergartners into a Lion Program!  Click here for an informational PDF to share with new parents!  How Lion Dens Will Work:  The Lion program year runs from September through May. At that point, they … Continue reading Learning About Lions

#ScoutingThrives Update

May 12, 2017

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive & CEO Spring marks the start of summer programming, the end of rechartering season, and the continuation of #ScoutingThrives! Here is an update on how we have been progressing and growing this year and what we hope to see in the future: Program Stem Camp, Satellite Camps, Adventure Card … Continue reading #ScoutingThrives Update

Pursuing the History of Our Nation: The Inaugural Hike of BSA’s Historic Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail

April 28, 2017

Submitted by William Cline, Eagle Scout, Troop 11 Dorchester, MA On April 19, 1775, after a shot was fired in a conflict between an elite group of Colonial Militia, known as “Minutemen,” and British Soldiers, the Minutemen pursued retreating British Soldiers from Merriam’s Corner in Concord to Prospect Hill in Somerville. Ralph Waldo Emerson coined … Continue reading Pursuing the History of Our Nation: The Inaugural Hike of BSA’s Historic Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail

Summer Camp: Endless Opportunities

April 27, 2017

Submitted by Jenn Erickson, a Wilmington Cubmaster Summer Camp…two words…endless opportunities. Summer camp is so much better than a placeholder for your kids until you get home from work. So much better than a babysitter or electronics that keep them occupied. Summer camp is the time for kids to be kids. To get outside and learn … Continue reading Summer Camp: Endless Opportunities

New Eagle Scout Recognition Process

April 12, 2017

Eagle Court of Honor One of the greatest moments in the Eagle Scout process is the Court of Honor. This is the event that celebrates your success with those who helped you and the rest of the community. We’d like to share some advice that may help make your special event even a little more … Continue reading New Eagle Scout Recognition Process