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I Love Scouting for ME.

Submitted by Kim Lynch,
Cubmaster (Pack 105, Burlington), Teacher, Mom, and Wife

My first year of being Cubmaster is coming to an end, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why I do it. The answers always revolve around my sons: Jarrod (a Boy Scout), Dylan (a Wolf),  and another coming into Cub Scouts in a few more years. I start my answer with a description of loyally cheering Scouts at a Pinewood Derby, or a thrifty and creative Recyclable Rain Gutter Regatta, occasionally I include the helpful relationships between Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts (I often use this one). Maybe I include the enjoyment of warm campfires, silly skits and scrumptious s'mores, but sometimes I simply focus on the morals that Scouting instills and how they revolve around teaching boys to be good men and dads later in life.

My answers always encompass what Scouting offers my children.

It’s here that I came to realize something a little different. I love Scouting for me. As new members to our local community, Jarrod and I forged relationships we still enjoy today; people I trust with my son in every way; people who have fought for him and supported him and helped me to feel trust. Now, as a Cubmaster, I enjoy friendships that extend well past Scouting. We look forward to our monthly leader meetings where we come together as friends and plan for our next meetings.

We all enjoy our Scouting fun and our many Scouting adventures and we have similar interests as well. This year a few of us from the Wolf den enjoyed a family adventure. Our thrill ride took us up a mountain trail in New Hampshire together. We celebrate birthdays together or even just a fire side night out. Scouting brought us all together as friends. Our similar philosophies brought us to Cub Scouting and in turn to each other.

Our differences make us strong leaders. We have a tech-savvy spreadsheet creating wiz, a hands-on crafty queen, a saleswoman-forward-thinking diva, along with an innovative idea king and a Shriner Clown who’s always willing to share a laugh or twist a balloon. Our values tie us or should I say ‘knot’ us together both in and out of Scouting.

So when people say it’s hard to make new friends, I disagree. Knowing who you are and going out in search of it will bring you right to them.
From now on, when I answer the questions about loving Scouting, I will still start off with the many rewards my children reap, those all encompassing values, but I will equally emphasize what Scouting does for me!

Not Your Average
Boy Scout Training 

The Old Colony Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to partner with Scouts for Equality to offer three exciting trainings in April.  Whether you are new to Scouting or have been on the camp trails for years, these topics are not new, however, we often do not take the time to discuss them formally and prepare ourselves for how to handle the challenging situations that may arise with our Scouts, families, our chartered partners and the community.
 
These trainings will be conducted by volunteers from around New England under the guidance of Scouts for Equality’s Executive Director, Justin Wilson (Eagle Scout and former BSA Professional.)

 
When?
Saturday April 30th
 
Where?
Bass Pro Shop- Conservation Room
Patriot Place, 1 Bass Pro Drive
Foxboro, MA 02035
 
Cost?
FREE
 

Do I Need to Register? YES!
We have limited space available at this venue. Please click the link for the course titleto register online. 
Should these courses sell out, we will work hard to offer this series of trainings on a second date later in the year.

Creating Welcoming Environments for All BSA Members (9-10 am)
Discussion Forum on Youth and the Coming Out Process (10:30-11:30 am)
"Youth Protection Plus" - Anti-Bullying Training (1-2:30 pm)

March Edition of
Northern NeXus Magazine

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

National Jamboree 2017

The National Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for any Scout to attend. Scouts will travel to The Summit in West Virginia during the summer of 2017 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 contact Ron Fuller or for payment and registration information please go HERE.

Philmont 2017

Are you ready for the Scouting adventure on a lifetime? Registration is now opening for Philmont 2017.

Spirit of Adventure Council’s contingent will be embarking on an unforgettable 12-day excursion from 7/23/17-8/4/17. For more information about this program please contact Samuel Plouffe.

Space is limited and a $100 deposit is due by May 1st. Reserve your spot HERE. For more information about the exciting programs offered at Philmont please check out this guide.

Limited Edition
Council Patch Deadline

If you haven't ordered it yet, get together with the other Packs, Troops, and Crews in your town to make sure you get the inaugural year edition of or shoulder patch for your uniform!

Deadline to order is Friday, April 29th.

3rd Annual
Boy Scout Memorabilia Show

On Saturday May 7th the Spirit of Adventure Council's National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Committee would like to invite you to New England Base Camp in Milton from 9am-2pm.

Admission is FREE. Concessions are available.

We will be holding a Silent Auction at 1:00 PM where you can also bid on memorabilia. Proceeds from the Auction will benefit the SOAC NESA Committee Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund.

To Donate Items through Steve Burrill:

  • EMAIL or
  • Call 978-239-8967
Vendor tables are still available for $20 each.   

 

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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