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Why consider a year-end gift to the Knox Trail Council?

Read more about how your gift is a win for the organization and a win for you as the donor………

Cash Gifts

Gifts of cash are the most basic and important source of support for Scouting. They are easy and popular, and you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction equal to the full value of the gift. Also, the higher your tax bracket, the more your charitable tax deductions are worth to you.

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Council Recognition Dinner

Come celebrate the successes of the Knox Trail Council at the Annual Recognition Dinner

The 2015 Annual Business Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland.


Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of our Silver Beaver recipients….

Paul Gadd
Joshua Paulin


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The presentation of National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards to

Bill Downey
George Ecker


In addition we will recognize the NESA Eagle Scout Service Project of the year, James E. West Fellows, and much more. The event promises to be an evening of fun and fellowship, showcasing some of Knox Trail Council’s achievements throughout the year, and an opportunity to salute you and the many others who have helped your council to be one of New England’s finest!
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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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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.

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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!