Pack 621 Peabody (St. Thomas the Apostle Parish) hosted a community “Touch-a-Truck” event on Saturday November 6th. The pack asked attendees to bring unwrapped toys as a donation for the Toys for Tots collection. By the end of the event, more than 250 individual toys were handed over to Toys for Tots representatives from the US Marine Corp.
In addition to the Marine Corps representation, vehicles for the event were graciously provided by the Massachusetts National Guard 972 Military Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Todisco Towing, Peabody Fire Department, Peabody Police Department/NEMLEC, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Rehab 6 Fire Rehabilitation Services, and Salem PD Dive Team.
Eagle Scout and his team of volunteers clean up a burial ground originally used for indigent elderly and infirm people in the Town of West Newbury. For full article, CLICK HERE.
Troop 2 in Beverly, MA at a Scouting for food drive. Originally the collection date was to be August 22, but due to the impending threat of a hurricane, it was postponed to August 29th. 1400 door knockers were distributed to the community and signs were posted in Beverly neighborhoods. 1233 lbs. of various food and personal items were collected and donated to the Beverly Bootstraps food pantry.
Local Scout troop from Woburn assist in volunteer service to a local teen. Jack McHugh Remodeling and USA Professional Painting are remodeling his home to make it accessible. The Scouts are doing yard clean-up. For full story, CLICK HERE.
At the BSA’s National Annual Meeting last week, the proposed $6/person fee was approved for the upcoming Scouting season. This brings the registration fees to $72/youth member and $45/adult member. These fees will go into effect on August 1, 2021.
Additionally, as a reminder, last year it was announced that Scouts BSA youth were required to purchase the Adventure Card for $48. At that time, it was decided to keep the Cub Scout Adventure Card at $30 for one more year and increase it to $48 in 2022. This will bring all programs in line in all 3 participating councils (Daniel Webster in NH, Narraganset in RI, and Spirit of Adventure in MA), at $48/person for the Adventure Cards. To learn more about the benefits of the Adventure Cards at any Base Camp facilities, visit www.experiencebasecamp.org. This increase will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and will be collected as part of the rechartering process.
As Scouting Units prepare to set their annual dues for the upcoming season, here’s the fee schedule to use:
- Youth Registrations – $72/year or $6/month Effective August 1, 2021
- Adult Registrations – $45/year or $3.75/month Effective August 1, 2021
- New Youth Joining Fee – $25 one-time fee
- Adventure Cards (youth only) – $48/year or $4/month Effective January 1, 2022
- Scouts Life Subscription (optional) – $12/year or $1/month
Pack 105 Burlington had a “Cereal Drive” this past week in place of their Scouting for Food this year. Cubs were asked to donate cereal boxes to our first in person Pack meeting of the year. The Arrow of Light den launched the chain reaction of boxes for all families to watch and cheer on.
Everyone had fun watching the cereal chain tumble. We were able to donate 124 boxes of cereal to the Burlington Food Pantry.
Discover history as you follow in the footsteps of the brave Minutemen as they pursued the retreating British Soldiers on April 19, 1775 from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to Prospect Hill in Somerville on this historic trail. This is a recognized National Historic Trail by the BSA and established by the Spirit of Adventure Council and the Concord Scout House. For more information and trail maps, visit http://concordscouthouse.org/pages/scouting-at-csh/trails.php.
Concord’s Scout Troop 132 worked to complete a year of service despite the COVID-19 shutdown.
The troop, under the leadership of Scoutmaster William Duggan and cadre of adult volunteers, responded to the needs they saw in the community. They worked to implement annual activities like the Christmas Tree pickup, as well as new need activities like making masks for health care workers. Most of these projects also supported other local social service organizations.
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New England Base Camp was named by Globe Magazine as one of 15 things to do with your kids over April vacation. For full article, click HERE.