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NOAC 2015 Registration is now open!!!

From August 3-8, 2015, Order of the Arrow members from around the country will have the unique opportunity to gather together at Michigan State University and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow at the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). Over 10,000 Arrowmen will come together to celebrate the best that the OA has to offer. This six-day adventure is unlike any other event in Scouting, and is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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New England Scout Shop – Inventory Help Needed

The Boy Scouts of America, Supply Group has an outstanding opportunity for motivated individuals to assist with the completion of our annual inventory in December.

Available Work Locations:

  • Southborough, MA
  • Woburn, MA
  • Milton, MA

Work Hours:
• Saturday, December 6th   2 PM – 10 PM and Sunday, December 7th   9 AM – 7 PM

  • Additional work hours may be available Monday, December 1st through Friday, December 5th dependent on need and location

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Peter Gardner to receive 2014 Westborough Good Scout Award

The 2014 Westborough Good Scout Award will be presented to Peter Gardner on Nov. 10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. The gathering will begin at 6 p.m., with an Opening Ceremony by the Scouts at 6:55 pm.

Dinner and the Good Scout Award presentation will follow.

Mr. Gardner, a resident of Westborough, is President of Curry Printing, headquartered in Westborough with a retail satellite location in Worcester and a campus location at Assumption College. Read More

Health & Safety Tip of the Month: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all levels of the program.


Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. Additionally, national and state criminal background checks are conducted on all adult leaders through the council.

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2014 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

Knox Trail Council NESA Committee now accepting nominations

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the Knox Trail Council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. Unlike the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which is a national award, the NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact closer to home.

All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council. No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank.

Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership.

Click here to download the NOESA nomination form

Submit the nomination and supporting documentation of their achievement(s) to:

National Eagle Scout Association Committee
NOESA Nomination (Confidential)
Knox Trail Council, BSA
490 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702

Nominations are due at the KTC Service Center on or before November 3, 2014.

Taste of Scouting Register Now!

Taste of Scouting – October 18-19, 2014

Attention Cub Scout Families! What are your plans for October 18-19? Join the Knox Trail Council as we celebrate the outdoors and Scouting. Cub Scouts can choose 4 Belt Loops from Archery, Astronomy, BBs, Fishing, Flag Football, Geology, Geography, Hiking, Kickball, Soccer, Ultimate, Volleyball and Wildlife Conservation to work on and EARN! The siblings have their very own program designed specifically for them! Families will also enjoy having fun at the campfire with songs, skits, s’mores and recognition! Click Here to Register!

Arrow of Light Weekend Registration

This weekend has both fun and advancement planned. Some of the program activities planned for the weekend; first aid, fitness, citizenship, knots, and Scouting Knowledge.

During the weekend Webelos will be given the opportunity to work on requirements for the Arrow of Light award. The program also includes opportunities to earn requirements from the Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman Activity Badges.

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Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certification

What do you do if someone’s heart stops beating? What do you do if someone is choking and cannot breathe? What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

If you want the members of your troop or venture crew to know what to do, in the event of these emergencies, and to be able to do it you can sign up your unit to take the American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid/CPR/AED course now offered by Knox Trail Council.

What you and the members of your troop or crew learn in this course could mean the difference between life and death for a family member, a friend, or anyone in your community.

Topics covered in this course include;

• What to do before giving care
• Cardiac Emergencies and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
• How to deal with Breathing Emergencies
• First Aid for sudden illnesses, external bleeding, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints

The ARC First Aid/CPR/AED course takes three (3) hours. Most of this time involves individual hands-on practice doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automatic external defibrillation (AED) training device. The per person cost for those registered with the BSA is only $25, for those not registered with the BSA, the cost is $50. Because of a special agreement between the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America, this is a lower cost per person than would be the case in an ARC public CPR course.

Knox Trail Council will offer two open-to-all sessions Tuesday, October 7 6-9:30 PM, and Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Both sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA.

Roundtable – Mark Your Calendar for September 11, 2014

What’s new in the Knox Trail Council?

Meet & Greet the New Knox Trail Council. Come along and hear about the changes in the Scouting program and in our very own council. The three new District Executives will also be present to introduce themselves and outline their plans for their districts. Come along and ask your questions about the direction of the KTC. We will also kick off the rechartering process.

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