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Black Friday Special
for Winter Camp!

Submitted by Michelle Merritt, National Venturing Vice President and New England Base Camp Program Director

**Apply to be on 2017 camp staff**

Over the past four summers, I have had the privilege of being outside on the hottest days of the summer, wrangling elementary aged kids into activities, sleeping in a cramped cabin, and not having access to the internet; and I have enjoyed every second of it.


Every time I go back for one more year of camp, I always get asked “Why do you want to go back to camp again?”. I go back because nothing is more fulfilling than having a homesick camper stay at camp because you talked with them. Nothing is more fun than sharing the experiences of the day with other staff members back in the cabin late at night. And nothing can stop me from smiling during a heartfelt performance of “The Invisible Bench” skit.


I could get an internship, a more typical summer job, or sit and watch Netflix in the air conditioning all summer but instead I work on camp staff. I am the person I am today because of the experiences I have had at camp and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Someday I will probably have to stop working at the camps I love so much but I know that while I was there I made a difference and learned something new. If you are looking for the experience of a life time and a way to grow as a person, I would suggest you apply to be on camp staff in the coming year.

Read the entire blog HERE

Black Friday Special
for Winter Camp!

Scouts are invited to attend several Day Camp Opportunities during February School break (2/20-24/2017) at our two primary locations in Milton, MA, and Kingston, NH.

Use the code "blackfriday" to save an extra 10% on Friday, Nov 25th only!!!

Don't forget, your New England Adventure Card saves your Scout 20% of any of our camps.

Find all the locations, details, and registrations online HERE

Have you done your good turn yet?

On Saturday, November 5th, Scouts all over Eastern Massachusetts distributed door hangers in their local neighborhoods informing residents of the collection day. The Scouts asked residents to place non-perishable food items in a bag outside their front door the following Saturday. Then, on the 12th, the Scouts returned to collect the food and deliver it to a local food pantry. Through this effort 38,000 youth members and 12,000 Scout volunteers in more than 15 counties participated this year. 

Was your pack, troop, or crew one of these groups?  We want to know who participated, how much food was collected, and where the food was donated.  Please email Jon Pleva with those details by Monday, 11/21.  We are compiling the grand totals of food collected in Eastern Massachusetts.




Around the Spirit of Adventure

New England Base Camp

CLICK HERE To register for Satellite Location Programs Listed Below
Camp Sayre in Milton is open every Saturday from 9/10 - 11/26!

February Vacation Camp in Multiple Locations for Ages 6-16!
  • Chelmsford:
    • Jan 21st- All Den Levels
    • Feb 4th- All Den Levels
    • April 22- Tigers and Wolves
    • May 6th- Bears
    • May 20th- Bears
    • June 3rd- Webelos
  •  Wakefield:
    • April 1st- Webelos
    • April 23rd- Webelos
    • May 7th- Bears
    • May 21st- Wolves
    • June 4th- Wolves and Tigers
  •  Gloucester
    • May 13th – All Den Levels
  •  Boxford
    • June 4th-  Tigers and Wolves
    • June 11th- Bears and Webelos
  •  Needham
    • May 28th - Lions
  • Lone Tree Scout Reservation: Jan 7th & 14th, Feb 4th & 11th
    • BIG Cub Scout Day: Jan 14th
    • Winter Camp: Feb 19-24
  • Camp Sayre: EVERY Saturday in January and February
    • BIG Cub Scout Day: Feb 4th
    • Winter Camp: Feb 20-24
    • Venturing Klondike: Feb 25th
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