Merit Badge College December 4

Explore, Learn, Achieve! The 2016 Autumn Merit Badge College is held from 12:30-5:30 pm at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Scouts choose 2 merit badges.  Each class is two hours and twenty-five minutes. To complete the badges in this time frame requires prerequisites and often a field trip. The badges offered are: American Business, American… Read more


Meet Kaitlin!

We sat down with Kaitlin McCarthy, Powder Keg District’s new District Executive to ask her about life, the Scouting universe, and everything. Here’s what she said! So Kaitlin, how did you get involved in Scouting? My whole family has been involved in Scouting back to my grandparents.  My grandmother, Mary McCarthy, workied for council and my grandfather, Frank… Read more


Ask Crabby!

Dear Crabby, I’m a new scout leader, and my commissioner suggested that I get “trained” for my “scouting job”.  I’m wondering if I really NEED training.  After all, I’m a pretty smart guy, I bet I can pick it up as I go along.  Can I wait until I’m really sure about this scouting gig?  Should I wait and… Read more

Eagle recognition

Knox Trail Council NESA committee is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

  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… Read more