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Richard Louv's The Nature Principle

Children and Nature

Focusing on "Nature Deficiency Disorder"
and working for its elimination

As we all spend time with family, friends, and loved ones for a long holiday weekend this Memorial Day, hopefully your plans include getting out in nature, even if only for a brief hike or sunset.

Though our technological and consumer culture tends to pull us further and further from the natural world on a regular basis, we are not only a part but also a product of this complex organic machine we call Earth.

Included this week are just a few simple videos about the importance of the natural world and experiences within it to our development as human beings (NOT human doings). This is the importance we find behind our mission to help make sure that #ScoutingTHRIVES and why we encourage a mentality of #letsPLAYoutside through our efforts with New England Base Camp.

Go Outside & Play with Richard Louv
Go Outside & Play with Richard Louv

The Children & Nature Movement


Connecting Families with Outdoor Fun and Adventure

Visit our webpage for more details about how you will benefit!

Join us at an upcoming 2016-17 Program Kickoff
near you for more information in person!


Help a Scout Go to Camp
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.

2016 Silver Beaver Awards 

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest distinguished service recognition a Council can bestow upon an adult volunteer.

Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council.

The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.

This year's honoree class includes:

  • Sue Ellen Briggs, Flintlock District Chair
  • Steven Burrill, Council Executive Board and NESA Chair
  • Robert Cline, Beacon of Freedom and STEM Mentor
  • Jerome Cross, Jr., West Wind District Chair
  • Harvey Ing, Council Training Committee Chair
  • James Mazzola, Sr., Sons of Liberty District Commissioner
  • Thomas Savage, Scoutmaster and West Wind District Committee
Please come honor our recipients at The Council Recognition Dinner, to be held at the Burlington Marriott on Thursday, June 9th.
Register to attend by clicking HERE.

Summer Camp 2016
Online Trading Posts 

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!

Just click on the links below to make your order today.

Northern NeXus
T.L. Storer Scout Reservation
Wah-tut-ca Scout Reservation

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!

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!

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!



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