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Knox Trail Council Joins #GivingTuesday

The Knox Trail Council is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the “Giving Tuesday” campaign, which allows people to give back to the organizations and places that have given them so much.

GivingTuesday™ (#GivingTuesday) is a movement to create a National Day of Giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It only makes sense: our social calendar already has a day for giving thanks, and two days for getting deals on our holiday shopping. “Giving Tuesday” encourages people to give generously to others by donating to their favorite non-profit organizations.

This year’s Giving Tuesday is Dec. 2, 2014. Between now and then, we invite you to support Scouting through Friends of Scouting or the 2015 Campership Campaign. Your support will help the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America carry out its mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

2014 Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year

The Knox Trail Council NESA committee is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year.

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, the Knox Trail Council National Eagle Scout Association Committee may select a winner from the applications received.

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Northern Tier

Explore the Boundary Water Wilderness Area in Northern Minnesota!

Are you a Boy Scout or Venturer who is going to be 13 and completed the 8th grade next Summer? Do you enjoy canoeing? How would you and like to go to Northern Minnesota for an expedition of a lifetime?

Join our council contingent and enjoy the wilderness trip of a lifetime. Participants must be registered in a Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew and be willing to attend training sessions as well as have a ton of fun!

Northern Tier High Adventure Base is the BSA’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. Scouts explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario, and Northeast Manitoba.

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Webelos Activity Meets

Webelos and Webelos Leaders – Mark your calendar for January 10 & 11, 2015! The Webelos Activity Meets have both fun and advancement planned! The badges being offered are Engineering, Readyman, Scholar and Scientist.  During the program, Webelos pick 2 badges and work hands-on with professionals from the fields to do many of the requirements for the badges.

Click here to register for January 10th at the LDS Church, 240 Hemenway St, Marlborough MA from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

Click here to register for January 11th at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St, Newton, MA from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Popcorn Pick Up!

November 15 is popcorn pick-up day!

Just a reminder that this Saturday, November 15 is popcorn pick-up day. The popcorn must be picked up at EMC2, 21 Coslin Drive, Southborough between 8:00am and 9:30am. Unfortunately there is no flexibility with this since we are working within the time constraints of our friends at this location. If you cannot make it be sure to arrange for someone else to be there to pick-up your pack, troop or crew’s popcorn.
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Rechartering Information

Congratulations to Troop 16 Sherborn for being the first unit to submit their complete 2015 Charter! 

Internet Rechartering is active.

All Charter renewal paperwork is due in the Knox Trail Council Office by Monday, December 1st.

Any new youth and adult applications should be turned in now so they can be registered until the expiration of your current charter on December 31st.  This is important to comply with Commonwealth of Mass laws and National BSA policy in regard to CORIs, background checks and insurance.

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Support Scouting with Your Designated United Way Gift

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We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that a gift to Scouting through your United Way Designated Gift can go a long way in helping us deliver our leadership training to our youth.  Many of you are involved this time of year with work-based United Way campaigns, and so we ask that if you support the United Way in this fashion, that you consider designating the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America with your gift.  This may be in addition to the generous financial support you already give to Scouting in the form of our own Friends of Scouting Campaign, and is a way for you to support both the United Way, as well as the Knox Trail Council at the same time.

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