The Spirit of Adventure Council
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Why Do We Camp?

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 helping others.


It provides life changing opportunities and builds life-long bonds. Deeper than they first appear, and they fill our personal memory reservoir. Camp is a wonderful mixture of authentic challenges, metaphorical lessons, and unparalleled fun. The scouting community (Scoutmasters, Scouts, camp staff and the physical property) all work together - like a recipe to make the experience work.

Building and developing the Northern Nexus and the Spirit of Adventure is an authentic challenge. It's the challenge that makes the victory taste so sweet. We are glad to announce all the registrations for the much anticipated inaugural summer at Northern Nexus (Wah-Tut-Ca, Storer and Parker) can be found HERE.

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Focusing on the Future

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 tough and confusing process. Some Executive Board and District-level volunteers - as well as some Council Staff - have, for their own independent reasons, separated from the council. Regardless of their individual reasons, each one of them still expresses a long-term commitment to our new direction.


2016 Leaders Guide
Now Online

Please check out the new and exciting changes for 2016. Everything you need to know about camping at the northern NeXus this summer! 
click HERE for the leaders guide.

Read our online magazine to get a preview of what's coming HERE


Camping Updates

Trainer’s EDGE 
Sunday March 6th, 2016
Egan Center – Classroom 2
411 Unquity Rd
Milton, MA

The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer.  It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience.
Attendance is required for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs.  

To register please go HERE 

Philmont 2017

Are you ready for the Scouting adventure on a lifetime?
Registration is now opening for Philmont 2017.
Spirit of Adventure Council’s contingent will be embarking on an unforgettable 12 day excursion from 7/23/17-8/4/17.

For more information about this program please contact Samuel Plouffe. Space is limited and a $100 deposit is due by May 1st to reserve your spot.
For more information about the exciting programs offered at Philmont please check out this guide.


If a Scout in your Pack, Troop or Crew needs some financial assistance to attend summer camp, please be sure to refer them to the Spirit of Adventure Council’s Campership program. Funds have been set aside this year through the support of many generous donors. For more information and to access the application system please go HERE

Cub Camping Promotions
The Cub Camping Promotion Team would like to visit your pack and let you, your families, and especially your SCOUTS know what the Spirit of Adventure Council Cub Camps have in store!   We have many returning programs, and a few new ones to offer!  
We are currently scheduling road shows now through the middle of April.  
Presentations last no more than 15 minutes, and we stay for the duration of the meeting to answer any questions parents may have.
Can’t fit us into a pack meeting… how about a Blue and Gold Banquet or a Pinewood Derby? 

To schedule a promotion please contact Samuel Plouffe with a couple of dates! Thanks!

National Jamboree
The National Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for any Scout to attend. Scouts will travel to The Summit in West Virginia during the summer of 2017 and go on some of the best Scouting ziplines, mountain biking tracks and aquatics programs in the country. Check out all that the Summit has to offer HERE

For more information about this opportunity please contact Ron Fuller, or for payment and registration information please go HERE.

Spirit of Adventure Council

Contact Us

Our Scout Representatives are happy to meet with Your Unit to help develop your annual plan and get the most out of the council resources. Click HERE to set up a meeting!

Happy 106th Birthday, BSA!

What could be more fun than an outdoor adventure birthday party!?
Plan your birthday party with us this month and save $50.
Think about the invitation list. All their friends would enjoy a day that includes rock climbing, archery, swimming, Native American games, and all the great outdoor activities. 

So plan today, and register with your Scout's birthday party between April - October 2016 during the month of February and save!
Email Heather Sheehan or call her at 617-615-0004 to schedule your party now.



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