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Youth and Adult Applications

When turning in new applications for processing to the Knox Trail office please follow these steps:

  1. Be sure that everything is clearly written.
  2. Remember that “Mr.” or “Mrs.” is not a suffix – that would be “Jr.”, “Sr.” or “III”.
  3. Have all proper signatures.
    1. For Youth applications, the unit leader (or designee) needs to sign.
    2. For adult applications the Committee Chair & Charter Rep signs.
  4. Separate the application and give each copy to the appropriate person.
  5. Turn in ONLY the “Council Copy” of the application – keep the “Unit Copy”.
  6. For adult applications, be sure that that right side of the application is completely filled in, that the position is listed and that you attach the “Disclosure/Authorization Form” for the Criminal Background check; The state CORI form with Photo ID (front only); and Youth Protection Training Certificate (YPT).
  7. If someone is registering in more than one unit: write “Multiple” at the top left of the application. An application is required for each position in each unit – but the fee is paid only once.
  8. If someone is changing positions with in the same unit: Write “Position Change only” at the top left of the application.  An approved/signed application is required, but we do not need all the other forms if the person is currently registered.
  9. Please send the needed fees with the applications, or contact the Office to see if you have funds in your unit account. We cannot process registrations without the funds necessary to send to the National office.  None of your registration fees stay with the Knox Trail Council.

 

 

 

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.  Register Now

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

18th Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic A Success!

74 golfers took to the Juniper Hill Golf Course for a fun day of fellowship and golf to support Scouting in the Knox Trail Council. A special thanks to all our golfers and sponsors who helped to make this year’s BSA Golf Classic the best in the MetroWest!

Our 2014 Sponsors include EMC2, MAPFRE/Commerce Insurance, Commuter Benefit Solutions by Edenred, Tom Skelly/Deland, Gibson Insurance, Consigli, Watertown Savings Bank, Boston Trust & Investment Management Co., Troop 100 Westborough Eagles, The Hanover Insurance Group, Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation, Norfolk Dedham Group, MetroWest Subaru, R.L. Tennant Insurance Agency, Arbella Insurance Group, JN Phillips Auto Glass, Murphy, Edwards, Goncalves & Ferrera PC, Lexus of Northborough, John & Kathleen Polanowicz, Vermont Mutual, Café Services Inc.,
and ServiceMaster by Gilmore.

We would also like to thank those who donated items for our auctions and raffle prizes: Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Doubletree Hotel Westborough, Edinboro Flower Shop in Marlborough, Chick-fil-A in Westborough, John Gareri, Home Depot – Natick, Hotel Indigo, Juniper Hill Golf Course, David Lessner, Lowe’s – Hudson, Marty’s Liquors, Matt Budz, New England Country Club, New England Scout Shop, Papa*Razzi, Quincy Mutual Insurance, Red Rock Bar & Grill, Screencraft Tile Works, TD Bank, The Buffet Way, Trail’s End Popcorn, Watertown Savings Bank, and Al Williamson.

We extend a hearty “Scout Salute” to those who contributed to the event: The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Edron Business Systems, Inc., Dr. Edward Michaud, Interstate Gas and Oil Corp., J and K Tire, Juniper Farms Bolton Oil, Inc., and Middlesex Federal Savings.

Underwater Dreams

Special Free Movie Screening

Over the summer, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council presented Underwater Dreams, and it was so well received that MassBioEd (massbioed.org) has decided to host a FREE screening of the film on Columbus Day.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 4 pm – 5:30 pm at AMC Framingham, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA 01701

Written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, Underwater Dreams (underwaterdreamsfilm.com) is an epic story of how students from a Title I high school in Phoenix learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

Registration is not required and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater has 200+ capacity, so the more, the merrier! Please arrive by 3:45pm.

This inspiring film is sure to excite students! We encourage you to consider offering film attendance as an opportunity for students to earn extra credit or a homework voucher. MassBioEd staff will provide attendance vouchers to students who participate!

Camp Resolute Alumni Association

We Still Do More!

The purpose of the Camp Resolute Alumni Association (CRAA), as part of the Knox Trail Council, is to establish a social and professional network of past and current staff, campers, and adult leadership from all areas of the reservation, as well as friends of the camp, to assist council leadership with capital programs, and to support the promotion of the E. Paul Robsham Jr. Scout Reservation.

Founded in 2009, we have already been able to do so much for the camp – Rugoletti Pavilion Cupola, Gaga Pit for Day Camp, LCD Projector, illumination of camp flag pole, camp map at Resolute gate, and camp wide WiFi.

The CRAA is open to camp unit leaders, campers, and staff of Resolute, Day Camp, or Family Camp who are 18 years and older.  We need your membership to continue the good work we are doing at Camp Resolute and the Day Camp.

Several membership levels are available: Bronze at $10.00, Silver at $45, and Gold at $90 each for a one year membership in the Camp Resolute Alumni Association or become a member of the elite Taunkacoo Inner Circle for a donation of $350 or greater (cumulative) for a Lifetime Membership in the Camp Resolute Alumni Association.

To join or pay your 2014 dues, Click here today!

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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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.

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