2.2.17 Council Consolidation Question of the Week: With the prospects for a much larger consolidated council, what types of new programs or activities might be offered to Scouting units that neither Old Colony nor Knox Trail now offer?

With a council with well over 300 Scouting units spread over 62 towns from Plymouth to Stow, the consolidated council would likely begin to offer enhanced high adventure programs which individually, the current councils cannot. These activities might include local, in-council mountain biking programs, treks to the Wisconsin Northern Canoe Base, the Florida Sea Base or the newer Paul Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia (also home to the National Scout Jamboree) just to name a few.  Smaller troops may find organizing these types of extraordinary outdoor programs difficult, whereas a larger council will have additional staff and enough interested youth and leader participants to offer.