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Scouting for Food

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

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

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.

Click Here for more information and to register.

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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2014 Catholic Diocese of Worcester Adult Awards

The Diocese of Worcester Catholic Committee on Scouting (“CCS”) is please to announce the 2014 adult recipients of Catholic scouting awards.  As the Diocese of Worcester covers three different scout councils, awards are representing honorees from all three councils.  These awards are by nomination and voted upon by the CCS.

  • Bronze Pelican:  This award is used for a variety of purposes to recognize distinguished service to Catholic scouting as youth ministry within the Diocese of Worcester.  The 2014 Bronze Pelican award recipients are:
    • Fr. William Champlin – Pastor, St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Westminster.  Chartered Organizational Representative for Troop 33 Westminster – Nashua Valley Council
    • James Kelly – Worcester Diocese CCS committee member.  Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 33 Westminster and Den Leader Pack 33 Westminster.  James was also a lead instructor for an Ad Altare Dei class in the NVC area in n2013.  He lives in Ashburnham and his home parish is St. Dennis Parish.  Nashua Valley Council.
    • James Gorman – Worcester Diocese CCS committee member.  Cubmaster Pack 108 Millbury and a committee member of Troop 106 in Millbury.  He lives in Millbury and his home parish is Assumption Church.  Mohegan Council.
    • Juan Guzman – District Commissioner for the Mill Town District and has been very involved with Pack 140 and Troop 160 in Southbridge at his home parish of St. John Paul II Parish for many years.  Mohegan Council.
    • Fr. Tom Mahoney – Pastor Emeritus Saint Gabriel Parish, Mendon.  Fr. Mahoney has been Troop 1 Mendon’s chaplain for 20 years.  Knox Trail Council.

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

Pre-course meeting: Sept. 10th @ 7 pm
Camping: Fri, Sept. 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sun, Sept. 21 @ 11:00 am
All at Nobscot Scout Reservation, Cost $30

Are you the parent of a Webelos Scout who is considering becoming a Boy Scout leader when your son crosses over this year? Are you a Boy Scout leader who wants to more confidently share the outdoor scouting program with your troop? Are you a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster who needs to be fully trained so you can be listed on your troop’s charter when it is renewed in December? If you can say “Yes” to any of the above, then you should sign up for the Fall IOLS. Read more

KTC’s Popcorn Sale Grand Kick-Off

Tuesday, September 2, 7:00pm – Framingham Elks, 450 Union Ave., Framingham

Here are some of the features of this year’s Trail’s End sale:

• Adding new products to our product mix – including Chocolatey Caramel Crunch and White Cheddar flavored popcorn!
• Resealable packaging that’s lighter than tins and has 88% consumer approval!
• Face to face & online sales are easily combined for prizes!
• Popular Scout incentives are back again including the $600 Club with a bonus prize, the $750 Popcorn Celebration, $1,000 Seller Club, $1,500 top seller bonus, $2,000 PowerSeller Club & $2,500 scholarship!
• Weekly Fill-A-Sheet drawings for gift cards to some great places to eat!

Be sure your unit is represented at the kick-off! Register today!

Council Camporee Celebrating Camp Resolute’s 95th Anniversary!

September 26 – 28, 2014 at E. Paul Robsham Scout Reservation.

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Knox Trail Council Camporee! Boy Scout Troops bring your Boys and your Webelos, Venturer Crews bring your members!

We will be celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Camp Resolute and enjoying some of the traditions that make Resolute so special! Some of the programs to include a ‘Woodsman Meet’, Apace Relay, Green Gizmo Scavenger/Staff Hunt, night vision training and much more!

This is sure to be a Camporee you will not want to miss. Click Here to Register your Troop or Crew. Are you a former Camp Staff member? Do you want to help? We are looking to hear about some of the traditions that took place at Camp Resolute back in your day! For more information or to share your memory contact Mike Merolli.