Scouts BSA Activities

Online Merit Badge Sessions!

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Sports Week

Athletics – Monday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 14 – 4-6pm EST

Personal Fitness – Tuesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 15 – 4-6pm EST - SOLD OUT

Sports – Friday, April 16 – 4-7pm EST - ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT

STEM Camp Week

Programming – Monday, April 19 & Wednesday, April 21 – 10am-12pm EST - SOLD OUT

Environmental Science – Tuesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 22 – 10am-12pm EST - SOLD OUT

NOVA Award – Next Big Thing – Tuesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 22 – 2-4pm EST - SOLD OUT

Chess – Friday, April 23 – 1-4pm EST

Odd Stuff Week April

Game Design – Monday, April 26 & Thursday, April 29 – 4-6pm EST

Automotive Maintenance – Tuesday, April 27 – 11am-2pm EST

Genealogy – Tuesday, April 27 – 4-7pm EST

Golf – Thursday, April 29 – 1-4pm EST

20% OFF

STEM Camp during April Vacation

You must have activated your Adventure Card account at www.experiencebasecamp.org in order to receive any Adventure Card discounts. If you have not received an activation email, please send an email to [email protected]

Boys and Girls

Campers can choose to attend one day, two days, three days, or all four.

Tuesday 20th

Program- Science

On the first day, we are going to focus on Science- from germs to Aviation, from cooking to geology.  Plus, we will get to shoot archery!

  • Aviation, Archery, NOVA: Shoot

Wednesday 21st

Program- Technology

Technology is everywhere, from our phones to our cars, to the games that we play.  We will learn how the technology is used and how we can determine it!

  • Auto Maintenance, Truck Transportation, NOVA- Start your Engines

 

Thursday 22nd

Program- Earth Sciences

Earth Day 2021 is all about conservation and what we can do to make Base Camp and your families more sustainable.  Work with leaders in conservation as we get honey from the bees, identify animals and plants, and play in the dirt!

  • Gardening, Soil and Water Conservation, NOVA- Let it Grow

Friday 23rd

Program- Engineering

Using the scientific method, we will design and build all sorts of stuff- from bridges to rockets.  Come ready to think, design, build and then test it!

  • Engineering, NOVA- The Next big Thing

All our day camps are adhering to the revised State of Massachusetts guidelines for COVID-19 precautions. Some of the revisions include:

  • Reduced capacity at each camp
  • Face masks required for staff and campers
  • Equipment cleaned after use
  • Visitors not permitted
  • Group sizes less than 12, which exceeds the State requirement of <25
  • Children and staff monitored throughout the day for any signs of illness

 

Brownsea 22

Brownsea 22 is a unique and exciting hands-on residential camp program designed to teach youth leadership skills through the practice of Scout skills. Brownsea concentrates on camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and practice; the purpose of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by classroom lecture, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. Scouts who complete the program will have a better awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses for their personal leadership styles.

The Brownsea Scouts will sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by the patrol method and will be expected to live and act as First Class Scouts. The Brownsea Troop has a maximum of 40 Scouts.

Registration opens April 16th.

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Summer Day Camp 2021

Registration will open at 4pm on March 8th!

You must have activated your Adventure Card account at www.experiencebasecamp.org in order to receive any Adventure Card discounts. If you have not received an activation email, please send an email to [email protected]

Boys and Girls

Campers will rock climb, learn shooting sports, build a campfire, do some crafting, learn wilderness survival skills and even do some outdoor cooking.

All our day camps are adhering to the revised State of Massachusetts guidelines for COVID-19 precautions. Some of the revisions include:

  • Reduced capacity at each camp
  • Face masks required for staff and campers
  • Equipment cleaned after use
  • Visitors not permitted
  • Group sizes less than 12, which exceeds the State requirement of <25
  • Children and staff monitored throughout the day for any signs of illness
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Camperships Available

Cost should not be a factor in sending your child to camp. To apply for a campership, click HERE. Apply early as there are limited funds available.

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New England Base Camp in Milton- Merit Badge Programs

In-Person Sessions Now Available!

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, April 25 - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

First Aid Merit Badge - Saturday, May 1 -10am-12:30pm

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, May 9 - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 6th - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 20th - 8am-12pm

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Topsfield Base Camp

Open Program

Check back soon for our Spring Sessions.

Arrival times will be assigned the week of the event to ensure that we maintain the COVID-19 recommendations. Program will run 9 am - 4 pm.

Patrols may participate with a maximum of 12 participants, including adults, per group. Minimum of 6 scouts per group.

For Scouts BSA aged kids we will have rank requirement round up. Bring your handbook and any specific skills that you need to complete in order to move onto your next rank.

  • We will have knots, lashings, rope fusing and whipping,
  • Knife and ax safety
  • Basic first aid
  • Plant identification
  • Physical fitness
  • Orienteering
  • Animal identification
  • Boat and paddle identification
  • We will also have canoeing, hiking, shooting sports and mountain biking available. Bring your own helmet if you have one!

Cost $35 per person. $15 for Adventure Card holders.

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20% OFF

Base Camp Express in Woburn- Merit Badge Programs

Any Scout can come to Base Camp Express and work on merit badges, including Eagle-required badges! One merit badge offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

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New England Base Camp in Milton- Open Program

Join us for our Saturday program! Work on Merit Badges! From 10:00am- 5:30pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plane a log. Be sure to save some time to go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur.

How to participate:

  • Open Program- Follow your own path and explore the campgrounds
  • Pathways- Use one of our fun Outdoor Activity Pathways that will lead you throughout the camp while doing themed-activities. You can even fulfill advancement or training requirements on the way.
  • Advancement- Leaders, Parents, and Counselors can work with Scouts on specific Adventures or Merit Badges
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