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Climbing Toward Adventure

Submitted by John Iler, BSA Climbing Instructor, former Scoutmaster of Troop 103, Burlington, MA, and dad.

“OK, I'm going to do this exactly once in my life.” That was my daughter Sarah as she prepared to rappel down a 40' foot rock face at Quincy Quarries. Climbing/rappelling is just one of the many ways to 'play outside' provided by New England Base Camp at Camp Sayre.


As Sarah and the Crew prepares to go to Philmont this summer, I know their various Base Camp experiences were a good part of giving them the confidence to try any challenge.

In parallel with the Crew's growth, I was also able to have some of my own. Just before the Crew formed, I was a student in a BSA Climbing Instructor's course. This led to me becoming a rock and ice climbing instructor in the council, which allowed me to help provide many of the Crew's experiences above. I am fortunate to have worked with so many scouts and for my new friends in the instructors' community.

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This Summer

URGENT: Every Scout Deserves to Go to Summer Camp…
Please help make it happen!
We have almost exhausted our Campership fund, awarding close to $50,000 in Camperships to our Scouts in financial need.
Never has our council turned away a Scout from camp due to financial hardship, and we want to keep it that way!
Please Click the button below which will lead to the donation page, and select "Campership Fund" for where you would like your gift to go, so that we can keep approving campership applications. 

It takes $250 to send a Cub Scout to a week of summer day camp and $370 to send a Boy Scout to T.L. Storer or Wah-Tut-Ca, but any amount will help.

Summer Camp 2016
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Summer is only a few weeks away, are you ready?! All you need to show everyone your love for camp is your official Wah-tut-ca, T.L. Storer and Northern NEXUS gear!

Place your order now and your gear will be waiting for you when you get to camp this summer. All orders must be picked up at camp.

Grab your inaugural Spirit of Adventure/Northern NEXUS gear now! This year you can purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, patches, polos, baseball hats, winter hats, water bottles, stadium cups, bolos, frisbees, neckerchiefs and belts!

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May Edition of
Cub Summer Adventures 

Be sure to check out all the latest photos, articles, and profiles in the May edition of Cub Summer Adventures Magazine!

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