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Introducing the new JP Becker District!

The North District is pleased to announce that Troop 41 Marlborough Life Scout, Isaac N. was picked as the winner for the North District You Name It! competition. With the name picked, the North District will now be going forward with the name of JP Becker District. For more information about JP Becker and the reason for the picking of the name,:

John P. Becker, at 12 years old, was a teamster in Henry Knox’s expedition; driving a team of horses dragging cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights above Boston. His father, Peter, supplied most of the horses used in the trek and had a reputation in his community as someone always ready to lend a hand. After their 10 week trek with Henry Knox they were called upon and made a second trip to Montreal to help supply the Continental Army. John later wrote of these adventures; and his book is one of the primary sources of information on these trips.

J. P. Becker and his father lived the spirit of Scouting and are role models for us today. They show us the power of dedication and selfless service to others, our community and our nation.

2015 Camp Resolute Staff Interviews

Do you have what it takes to be a member of Team Resolute?  Open to young men and young women who will be 16 years of age or above by June 28, 2015, we are currently setting up interviews for our 2015 summer camp staff – Camp Resolute and Cub Adventure Day Camp.  Be a part of the team!  Share with your friends and family, you don’t have to be a scout or venturer to apply.

First round of interviews will be held Saturday December 27, 2014 at the Council Service Center, 490 Union Ave, Framingham.  To schedule an interview, use this link.  Schedule Now!

For more info, contact Chris Thorp, admin@campresolute.org.  An email confirmation of your appointment will be sent.

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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Cub Adventure Day Camp and Camp Resolute Invite You to the Kick-Off of the 2015 Season!!

Get ready, get set, it’s summer! Believe it or not summer is just a few short months away and we want to tell you about all of our fantastic summer opportunities available for our Scouts!
Join us – Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:30pm
Join us on December 11 for the official kick-off to the 2015 summer season. We will be serving a delicious pasta dinner and some great desserts. Best of all there is no cost for you to attend!

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about and start planning for summer camp!

RSVP now to attend

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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

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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