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2021 National Jamboree

Only once every four years do Scouts get the chance to attend the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia! Scouting’s flagship event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts and leaders with all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports and more!

The Spirit of Adventure Council will be represented at the 2021 National Jamboree July 21st-30th, but there are a limited number of slots available. We will be sending 16 female youths and 32 male youths along with 2 female adults and 4 male adults.

Adults:
Adults that are interested in being one of the Spirit of Adventure Council Contingent leaders should send an email expressing interest to Jenny Trickett at [email protected]. All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, and Third Scoutmasters MUST meet the following requirements:

Adult Requirements
  • MUST have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • Scoutmasters and First Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Second Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST be currently serving as a primary unit leader
  • First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed appropriate leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST current with Youth Protection Training.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with our council.
  • Submit BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process. The Annual Health and Medical Record must be dated on or after July 1, 2020.
  • Submit all registrations fees per our council’s payment schedule.

Scouts:

The Spirit of Adventure Council is committed to being inclusive and equitable for all Scouts. Financial support, also called “Camperships” are offered to those Scouts in need. Those interested in applying for Camperships may apply through National BSA after securing their spot with us. If additional assistance is needed afterwards, we will offer our Council Campership funds.

Scouts can SIGN UP HERE to put down their $450 deposit for the 2021 Jamboree. Once the deposit is received, Scouts will receive a link to sign up in the National system. This will fill up quickly, so if interested, Scouts must:

Scout Requirements
  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 18th
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  • Be approved by their unit leader and council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent. (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader
  • Submit BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the online National Jamboree submission process. The Annual Health and Medical Record must be dated on or after July 1, 2020.
  • Submit all registrations fees per our council’s payment schedule (total will be $2400).
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Council Dinner

Spirit of Adventure Council Annual Recognition Dinner is where we recognize this year's Silver Beaver recipients, and the efforts of key volunteers in our Districts and across our Council.

2020 Dinner will be held on September 17th

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New England College of Commissioner Science

The College of Commissioner Science is a type of annual commissioner conference modeled after college courses and degrees.  The purpose is to provide ongoing practical training for all commissioners.  Over 20 courses will be offered.  Be prepared for meaningful training, good fellowship, and information on the latest Scouting developments.

Keynote: Ellie Morrison, National Commissioner Boy Scouts of America

Who should attend:
New Commissioners looking to increase their knowledge and skills, Seasoned Commissioners who want to update their training and improve their skills and Scouters who are interested in learning about Commissioners and what they do.

Remember, a trained Commissioner is an effective Commissioner.

November 14th 2020 at EDCO in Bedford

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 Eagle Recognition Dinner

Annual dinner honoring those Scouts who obtained the rank of Eagle Scout during the prior year. Family members, Eagle Alumni, and event sponsors join together for this evening of fellowship.

Class of 2020 will be honored on Jan. 3rd 2021 at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers.

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Report to the Commonwealth

Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

Join fellow members of Scouting from all over Massachusetts, as we share the Scouting Story with members of the House of Representatives and State Senate at the State House in Boston.

Itinerary includes: Informal Session, Presentation of Colors, Presentation of Citations, Photo Opportunity on in the Senate Chambers, a Lunch break (Scouts need to bring a brown bag lunch), and a tour of the State House.

2021's Report will be presented on February 21st

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Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop camps in the outdoors, camping, cooking their own meals, and practices Scout skills while honing their leadership and teamwork.

This year's course will be hosted by The Spirit of Adventure Council at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA and Lone Tree Scout Reservation in Kingston, NH in Spring 2021.