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Making the World Safe for Diversity

Sincerely submitted by Francisco Guzman, Scout parent, Cubmaster Pack 109, Leader Troop 109, Chelsea

Diversity is more that race or ethnicity; it is a group of people from diverse racial, ethnic, social, religious, educational, financial, life experience and cultural backgrounds working together for a common goal...

The recent acts of race and ethnic base violence became a catalyst for my second blog.  Part of the reason is that I am trying to come to understand something that is beyond my understanding, how people make decisions and act on them based solely on someone’s race or ethnic background.  The other part is to share how lucky I am that our Scout group in Chelsea has remained free of any ethnic or racial discord.

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Presently we have 25-30 Scouts from several countries, religions, races and at least 5 different languages.  We have Scouts with physical, emotional and intellectual disabilities.  We have Scouts from financially challenged families and Scouts whose families can help and contribute.  At our recent summer camp I was stuck by the fact that on the second night of the week long summer camp I had 3 homesick Scouts, all three were different races, ethnicities and which all spoke different languages.  When the tears came, some of the other Scouts jumped into action.  Amazingly, they did not jump in to comfort the children that were “similar” or the same ethnicity or spoke the same language as them, they just helped a Scout. It was not based on race, or ethnicity or language, just simply Scouts helping other Scouts.  That was all the proof I needed that we are on the right track, we just need to persevere.  MLK’s famous speech was about his dream, I am happy to see Chelsea’s Scout group bringing that dream a little closer to reality.

Please join us on Sunday, October 29th, at New England Base Camp's Camp Sayre in Milton, MA

“The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.” - U Thant (Former Secretary General of the U.N.)

Read the entire blog HERE

JOIN US for an amazing event on the Charles River in the heart of Boston!
Day passes still available for all Scouts, Families, and the General Public
Our Popcorn Kernels are excited to share the new Trail's End website with you! This site gives your Scouts access to an amazing digital tool that will allow you to sell & ship great tasting popcorn, chocolates, and coffee to your friends and family across the country.
Questions about Popcorn? Email us HERE

Connecting Families with
Outdoor Fun and Adventure

Visit our webpage for details about how you will benefit!
Announcing 2017 Winter Locations,
Dates, and Camp Weeks!

  • Chelmsford: Jan 21st and Feb 4th (outdoor activities)
  • 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
(Registration opens for all Winter Dates on 10/15/16)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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!
 
  • 10/15: Concord Programming (Bears and Webelos)
  • 10/15: Wakefield Programming (Wolves and Webelos)
  • 10/22: Chelmsford Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 10/22: Lone Tree Activity Programming
  • 10/23: Saugus Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 10/28: Lone Tree Activity Programming
  • 10/30: Andover Programming (Tigers, Wolves, and Webelos)
  • 10/30: Saugus Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 11/5: Concord Programming (Bears and Webelos)
  • 11/5: Lone Tree Activity Programming
  • 11/6: Concord Programming (Bears and Webelos)
  • 11/6: Manchester-by-the-Sea Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 11/6: Saugus Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 11/8: Manchester-by-the-Sea Programming (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  • 11/12: Wakefield Programming (Wolves and Webelos)
  • 11/13: Andover Programming (Tigers, Wolves, and Webelos)
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