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Making Friends through Scouting

Submitted by Diane Trubiano, Cub Scout Leader and Scout Parent.

To pick up where I left off last year; it is safe to say that a good number of the people I am close to and call friends are people I have met through Scouting...We all of course bond over the common interest of Scouting and our commitment to the youth we serve. As we share stories about our favorite Scouting moments, it often feels as though Scouts and their parents become like family to you.

Some of the nicest people I have ever met are through the Scouting program. As
dedicated parents, we understand the long hours and time away from home, the need for taking our units camping for weekends and weeks at summer camp, hiking mountains with 50 pound back packs, passing swim tests at summer camp, challenging youth to do more than they thought they could. Shared interests, experiences, and campfires are what bring us together to meet and make new friends through the fellowship Scouting offers us as adults and youth.

Please join me and share in a memorable experience with thousands of new friends at SOAR 2016 – Scouting’s Outdoor Adventure on the River October 8-10, 2016! I am very much looking forward to the opportunity for fellowship with all of you 

Click to reserve your spot on the banks of the Charles River for the day (10/9) or the whole weekend.

(Read the whole article HERE)

New Edition of
NeXus Magazine

Be sure to check out all the latest photos, articles, and profiles in the March edition of Northern NeXus of Adventure Magazine!

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course

Because of popular demand, we have added a second SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course at New England Base Camp this spring.  The course runs over June 25th and 26th.  Space is limited to only 24 people, so register today! 2.0

Did you know we launched a new website on Monday, 2/22?

Please, take  tour around the new site and get us your feedback through either:

Silver Beaver Award
Nominations Sought

Scouters are some of the most selfless people you will find. Usually these are the kind of people who always seems to be doing something for others and the kind who hate to have the light shone on them. The fact of the matter is that some of those people are the very same ones whose efforts should be celebrated. They are often deserving of honor and when we do so, they serve as an inspiration for others to follow.

Do you know a registered Scouter who has significant track record of service? Click here to download the nomination form for the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor that a local council can bestow upon a volunteer.

Don’t delay. Completed nominations are due by April 15th. Completed forms may be emailed to

Summer Camping!

Camping Promotions

Schedule a camping promotion soon to help your parents and Scouts learn more about the summer camp opportunities available to them this summer.

To schedule a camping promotion for your Troop or Pack, please send an email with a couple of dates that will work well for you parents. Blue and Gold Dinners, Courts of Honor or other events with high parental participation are ideal.

Think you want to learn what it takes to be a
staff member at the Northern NeXus of Adventure?

If you are at least 14 years old, now is your time to find out by becoming a Counselor-in-Training at either T.L. Storer or Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservations. Beginning this summer the training course has been enhanced to provide its participants with not just any old job training but a full blown summer experience. Register Now!

Whether it's Day Camp in one of our six locations or Overnight Camp at Lone Tree Scout Reservation or the Northern Nexus, be sure to get all the information you need by visiting our Camping sites.

Questions? eMail us HERE


On October 8-10, 2016 nearly 10,000 participants will gather in the city of Boston to experience the excitement of Scouting and show the world that Scouting makes a difference in the lives of young people.



Register early and save. Pay before May 13, 2016, to receive a free SOAR t-shirt!

More information on SOAR can be found by clicking here


Thomas Ambrose, who attended the last National Jamboree, talks about his amazing experience:

"The Summit Bechtel Reserve was my first high adventure base that I went to and it was amazing. I had so much fun and they had activities that I could never dream of doing back home. They had rock climbing, shooting sports, BMX and much more. Ever since I went to Jambo I have had people come up to me and ask me about my experience there and what I thought about it. I would always reply with the same answer… Jambo is a massive playground for Scouts and I loved every second of it! I recommend going to Jambo in 2017, it is an adventure that you will never forget!"  

The National Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for any Scout to attend. Scouts will travel to The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia next summer 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 email us
For payment and registration information please go HERE

Trails End to Host Regional Popcorn Conferences

Trails End is offering two regional popcorn conferences.  Everyone is invited to attend!  

Whether you’ve been participating in the popcorn fundraiser for one year, ten years, or haven’t participated at all, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Two Conference Opportunities:
Camp Carpenter – Manchester, NH
The conference gathering will begin at 10:00AM so you can enjoy some light snacks and meet your fellow leaders. The presentation will begin at 11:00 AM sharp and conclude by 1:00 PM.
Date:       April 16, 2016
Location:   Camp Carpenter
                      300 Blondin Rd.
                      Manchester, NH 03109
Camp Resolute – Bolton, MA
The conference gathering will begin at 6:00 so you can enjoy some light snacks and meet your fellow leaders. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM sharp and conclude by 9:00 PM.
Date:       May 4, 2016
Location:   Camp Resolute
                      75 Hudson Road
                      Bolton, MA 01740
For additional information and to RSVP contact:
Laura Moriarty –

Spirit of Adventure Council

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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!



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