Signature Activities


Report to the Commonwealth

Tuesday, February 18th 2020

10:00am – 1:00pm

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. We will all meet at the Nurses Hall.

Wood Badge

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.


New England College of Commissioner Science 2020

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.

March 21st 2020 at EDCO in Bedford


 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 2019 will be honored on Jan. 3rd 2020 at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers.


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.

2019 Dinner was held on June 13th


 University of Scouting

An exciting day of Scouting camaraderie and learning for adult volunteers.

Meet and talk with representatives, outfitters and experts from Scouting and the community. This is a terrific opportunity to make your Scouting program better for your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers ... and easier for you.

University of Scouting 2019 was held on Saturday, November 2nd.