All posts by: Kim Kokkotos

john adams courthouse

An Invitation From Director of Education and Public Programming for the Supreme Judicial Court Of Massachusetts

Dear Knox Trail Council Scout Masters, The historic John Adams Courthouse, located at One Pemberton Square in Boston and between the State House and Government Center, is the headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch.  This year we are reaching out to scouting organizations to make them aware of this free civic and field trip destination.  As a BSA… Read more

2.16.17 Council Consolidation Question of the Week: What Happens To The Activity Fee My Unit Pays?

Question: If the two councils consolidate, what happens to the activity fees that my unit will pay? Good news! Both councils have fees that cover general liability and health/accident insurances.  In addition, the fees would continue to allow your unit to offer tent camping to all of our Scouts and leaders free of charge, with the consolidation broadening… Read more

2.9.17 Council Consolidation Question of the Week: Two Perspectives On Overnight Programs And Availibility

Here is a recent program-related Q&A followed by an article on program by Council Commissioner, Mark Niedzielski Question: Hello.  I received the mailing about the consolidation possibility.  One question I have is, how will this affect council-wide overnights?  I am thinking particularly about things like the Museum of Science or Paw Sox overnights that are council-wide.  It would… Read more

Council Recognition Dinner Honors Volunteers and Scouts

Knox Trail Council congratulates this year’s winners of the Council Recognition Dinner Awards. Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Brendan Sullivan, Troop 185 Wellesley   Venturing Leadership Award  Jarrett Huddleston   NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Ray Ewer & Paul Sliney   iScouting Vale la Pena! Service Award Sherry Bowden & Hank Rauch   President’s Circle Kevin… Read more

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… Read more