District Award Nominations

Below you will find nomination forms for recognizing Scouters at the unit and district levels.  As well as nationally recognized nomination forms. Nomination form for District Awards - Due by March 15th Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor , Committee Chair (for any Unit) and Charter Organization Representative of the Year Awards Unsung Hero Award [...]

By |2021-01-26T17:40:19-05:00January 25th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is presented to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Nominations must be made on the national nomination form and must be received no later than March 15, 2021. Completed nominations must be sent via email to: The awards will be presented at the District’s Recognition Dinner.

By |2021-01-25T17:21:28-05:00January 25th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency – 50 Years

50th Anniversary  – Program Term: January 1 – December 31, 2021 The Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a public awareness campaign to celebrate its first 50 years, has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create an award for members of troops, crews and ships. This new award will recognize youth who [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:44:13-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Congratulate your Eagle Scout!

Congratulate an Eagle Scout in a Special Digital Edition of Scout Life Scout Life is honored to introduce the special digital edition to honor and celebrate the Eagle Scout Class of 2020, including the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, all of whom earned the highest rank in the Scouts BSA program while navigating [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:47:40-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Congressional Award Scouts Can Earn

In Congress, it’s the rare subject about which there’s unanimous agreement. It’s the Congressional Award, the highest recognition Congress bestows on young people. To qualify, a young person must meet certain goals in four key areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, many of [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:23:26-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Scouting Safely Online Resources

Do you know where to find up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters? The website. Take time to become familiar with all the safety information under Scouting Safely to help all of us keep Scouts safe. Scouting Safely Alerts Guide to Safe Scouting The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety Annual Health and Medical Record Incident [...]

By |2021-01-19T20:04:20-05:00January 19th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments

Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

2021 Virtual Merit Badge University

We are excited to announce our 1st ever Virtual Merit Badge University (VMBU). The Virtual Merit Badge University offers Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges, both eagle and non-eagle required with the help of our merit badge counselors.  The VMBU will run the entire month of March 2021 so there will be a [...]

By |2021-01-25T16:33:47-05:00December 30th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured, Newsletter|0 Comments

Noteworthy Neighbor

This one comes courtesy of Partners in Patriotism, a nonprofit organization established by the Kraft Group as a community outreach group for the town of Foxborough. This week’s #NoteworthyNeighbor is lifelong resident Joseph Gonsalves! An Eagle Scout, Joseph built the Storybook Trail behind the Lane Property for his Eagle Project in 2017. The Storybook [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:38:59-05:00December 17th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments

Updated Charter Agreement

The BSA National Service Center has just released a new Charter Organization Agreement that must be signed by either the Institutional Head and/or Chartered Organization Representative. We understand that a number of units have already submitted their charters to their unit commissioner or district recharter representative. If a unit has submitted their packet with [...]

By |2020-12-11T18:58:17-05:00December 10th, 2020|Newsletter, Recruitment|0 Comments