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2022 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

In Scouting, we say "it's about the youth" and none of our adults are involved for the recognition, but every now and then we need to say thanks especially to those volunteers whose leadership and example has left a lasting positive impact on the program and the broader community. One way we do that [...]

By |2021-10-25T21:23:39-04:00October 25th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Halloween Recruiting Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some great recruitment ideas for your Cub Scout or pack to use to recruit new Cub Scouts and families to join the Scouting program. These can be great ways to reach those families who missed your Join Scouting Night, want to be part of Scouting, but [...]

By |2021-10-20T18:54:17-04:00October 20th, 2021|Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

What is a Unit Key 3?

The Unit Key 3 is a critical component to the success of the unit. The unit Key 3 consists of: Committee Chair – The top volunteer in the unit is the Committee Chair. They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:11:18-04:00October 15th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Training, Unit Resources|

New to Scouts BSA? Get the Quick Start Guide!

If you're new to Scouts BSA, we've created a digital "10 Essentials Quick Start Guide" for you. These are 10 easy steps with videos, links, etc. to get you and your Scout started on your incredible journey with us! (Unit leaders: please add a link to the guide in your "Be a Scout" welcome [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:36:30-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

BSA Incident Reporting Requirements

Incident Reporting will be a highly monitored reporting area in the Scout post-bankrupt operating environment. We need to ensure that all Scout leaders understand what Incident Reporting is and why it is important that all incidents are accurately and timely reported. Scouting strongly encourages units to report any incident so risk management can ensure [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:48:49-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Training, Unit Resources|

2021 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Sheraton Framingham Hotel 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 Reception 6:00 pm Dinner & Program 7:00 pm 2021 Honorees Distinguished Citizen Award Recipient Peter J. Koutoujian Sheriff of Middlesex County The Distinguished Citizen Award is presented to community or business leaders who [...]

By |2021-10-11T19:01:04-04:00September 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|

Westborough Good Scout Award Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to celebrate two outstanding individuals. Maureen Johnson and Ian Johnson The Good Scout Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in both their professional and personal lives. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson both serve on a variety of boards and committees, [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:23:37-04:00August 9th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Fundrasing|

Council Key 3 Update On National BSA Bankruptcy

Dear Scouting Family, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has made substantial progress in its Chapter 11 case by reaching an agreement alongside the Ad Hoc Committee of Local Councils with the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice, which represents a large majority of claimants in our Chapter 11 case, the Official Tort Claimants [...]

By |2021-07-08T18:09:57-04:00July 8th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|

Unit Program Planning

To deliver the promise of Scouting, your unit needs a great program. And to deliver a great program, your unit must Be Prepared with a plan. With many units returning to in-person meetings and activities, it is a good time to review upcoming program plans and to plan for the upcoming year. Your unit’s [...]

By |2021-06-24T12:21:03-04:00June 18th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Full-Face Snorkel Mask Use Prohibited

Full-face snorkel masks are combinations of a built-in snorkel with a mask covering the entire face. Due to several unexplained fatalities involving the use of full-face snorkel masks, their use is prohibited in all BSA aquatic activities. BSA is closely following aquatics industry efforts to further investigate the safety of full-face snorkel masks. Full-face [...]

By |2021-06-18T14:58:00-04:00June 18th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|