The safety and welfare of the young people we serve is the most important responsibility we have as volunteers in Scouting, and current Youth Protection Training is mandatory for every leader who serves in the Knox Trail Council. Effective immediately, no new leader will be registered without a current youth protection training certificate on file, and any leader without current YPT when their unit’s charter is renewed will be dropped from the roster. The training is available 24/7 online at www.scouting.org/training/youthprotection.aspx, and it takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Scouting is a buzz with excitement as we get ready to launch our Voice of the Scout surveys! We really need your Voice! If you get an email survey from the Boy Scouts of America in your inbox, know that a few minutes of your time will make a difference in improving Scouting for the long haul! Next week, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations will receive the fall edition of our twice-yearly Voice of the Scout survey. Please help us by providing your valuable feedback.
An adult knowledgeable about chemical fuels and equipment should always supervise youths involved in the storage, handling, and use of chemical fuels and equipment.
Operate and maintain chemical-fueled equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in facilities or areas only where and when permitted.
Money for Nothing, and Your Matches for Free
Did you know that you can financially support Scouting without changing anything you’re already doing? The Knox Trail Council needs to raise over $1.75 million each year to meet our operating budget, just about all of which is spent locally on support to our units and volunteers.
Here’s two ways you can help. Read more
The Silver Beaver Nomination Process
As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. The recognitions are granted by one’s own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth. Other BSA awards, by comparison, are granted only to those who have completed a prescribed course of study or have participated in special training sessions.
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.
- For Youth Applications, the unit leader (or designee) needs to sign.
- For Adult Applications, the Committee Chair & Charter Representative signs.
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
Please join the Knox Trail Council as we celebrate Bob’s 22 year career as a Professional Scouter. Bob had spent 18 of his 22 years in the Knox Trail Council. The retirement Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30pm.Cost: $25 per person ~ includes turkey dinner ~ cash bar.
Please RSVP by October 10th. Click Here for additional details.
The Scouting for Food Good Turn is a massive food collection effort by those 5,000 youth and their leaders in the 21 communities in our council. The Knox Trail Council will join hands with local businesses and media in a massive community food collection good turn.
The Scouting for Food campaign will involve a door-to-door food collection effort by Scouts. On the first of two successive Saturdays, Scouts will distribute information door hangers throughout their designated area. The following Saturday the bags of food are to be collected and taken to local food pantries. Read more
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.