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What the Adventure Card Can Do For Your Unit

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

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Merit Badge Counselors are Mentors: Simplify the Process

The Advancement Committee has approved a unique idea and provided a guideline for all Scoutmasters for merit badge crowd sourcing. Check out the new procedure here.

Find the Merit Badge Counselor sheet here.

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New Eagle Scout Recognition Process

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 special.  Please use this as a guide to help the community celebrate and learn more about Eagle Opportunities.

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Recent Blog Posts

Rock Climbing and COPE Instruction

March 4, 2016

Submitted by Darrin Johnson, General Manager of New England Base Camp The first time I went rock climbing was at summer camp.  You had to be 13 years old and they only offered it on Thursday morning.  I skipped Reptile Study Merit Badge to go and to give it a try.  After all, I had been … Continue reading Rock Climbing and COPE Instruction

Why Do We Camp?

February 19, 2016

To experience the wilderness? To be with friends? To challenge our skills? To explore? All of this, and something even more. Camping is pure. It’s an opportunity to strip away the pressure of the day and focus on more important things. As the Scoutmaster, you can leave the stress of work behind and focus on … Continue reading Why Do We Camp?

Focusing on the Future

February 19, 2016

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO Our Council, Spirit of Adventure is in transition. That’s pretty clear by nature of the merger, and our strategic objectives: Build the Northern NeXus Open Camp Sayre to the public as New England Base Camp Reinvigorate Scouting by making it Thrive in Our Communities This can be a … Continue reading Focusing on the Future

Birthday Adventure Is Yours Here!

February 12, 2016

All across the country, Troops, Packs, and Venture Crews find ways to celebrate and recognize and share their enthusiasm for Scouting is part of the anniversary. Everyone understands the character and leadership building value of the program. And everyone in the program understands the fun excitement of the scouting activities. Yet, in many communities we also struggle with … Continue reading Birthday Adventure Is Yours Here!

The Benefits of Active Parenting

January 29, 2016

Submitted by Ted Cormier-Leger, Cub Scout Dad, Pack 7, Dedham, MA A little over 5 years ago, we got a call that our application to become pre-adoptive, foster parents was approved and our social worker had a little boy in mind for us to meet.  Since we had just completed the state’s required classes and … Continue reading The Benefits of Active Parenting

Parents + Day Camp = Quality Family Memories

January 15, 2016

Submitted by Brice Pearce, Cub Scout Camping Advisor Just a few years ago, back in 2012, I began to work with Day Camp for the first time. Initially, I thought it would be just like Boy Scout resident camping, only the days would be shorter. Boy, was I both right and wrong… Not having children … Continue reading Parents + Day Camp = Quality Family Memories

Here We Go!

January 8, 2016

Submitted by Chuck Eaton, Scout Executive and CEO Two New Convenient Scout Shops Starting later this winter two local stores in the Northern portion of the Council will start providing limited Scout supplies, books and uniforms. Ben’s Uniforms Inc.                                 … Continue reading Here We Go!

New England Base Camp’s 2015 Top Ten

December 25, 2015

2015 has been an incredible year for New England Base Camp. So much has happened that it is near impossible to make a top list for the year. With that being said, here is our top ten moments or events for 2015: 10) We started to host Birthday Parties at Base Camp This is a … Continue reading New England Base Camp’s 2015 Top Ten

Winter is Coming!

December 18, 2015

It may not feel like it, but soon the temperature will drop, the snow will fall and the water will freeze.  There is not much one can do about it, we are in New England after all.  Now is not the time to start to think about the ice damns on your house or the … Continue reading Winter is Coming!