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Old Colony Council serves the Scouting program to over 12,000 youth in Southeastern Massachusetts.

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Cubscout program Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in grade 1 through grade 5. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Boy Scout program Boy Scoutingis a year-round program for boys around ages 11 - 17. Through the Boy Scout program, young men can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.
Venturing program Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are around 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is prepare young people to become responsible and caring adults.
News and Events
8/18/2014

2014 DCAD to be held Thursday September 18, 2014.  We will be Honoring James Blake President & CEO Harbor One Bank and Shaynah Barnes Councilor-at-large City of Brockton. Invitiation is here
Sponsorship Opportunities are here.




8/13/2014

A Message from Rick Stritzinger, Scout Executive and CEO

It is with mixed feelings that I have accepted Len Thatcher’s resignation as the District Director of the Cranberry Harbors District effective August 31st. Len held his professional commission for thirty-three years and served in Providence, RI, Syracuse, NY, Hartford, CT and the Old Colony Council.

We express our thanks to Len for his dedication to the Scouting movement and wish him the best for his future endeavors.



8/12/14

Old Colony Council is looking for a Development Administrative Assistant.  For position description please click here



8/4/2014

A Message from the Scout Executive Rick Stritzinger,
After serving the Old Colony Council for eighteen years Nancy Higgins  has notified me that she will be retiring on  September 30, 2014. 
She has pledged to assist in any way possible to ensure a smoth transition.  She has been an integral part of the office team and I appreciate all the dedication she has demonstratated.
We wish her well in her retirement.
If you know of anyone that may be interested in applying for her position please visit the following link.
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/acc/4591181765.html


7/30/2014

Save the Date:
Old Colony Council, BSA "Prepared For Life" Golf Classic
Monday, June 1, 2015
White Cliffs Country Club, Plymouth, MA
 
White Cliffs Country Club, Plymouth, sits atop a 175 foot cliff with stunning views of Cape Cod Bay. The venue is a par 62 Gary Player Signature golf course situated in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Meticulously maintained, the views from both the opening hole and finishing hole are second to none.
 
For more information on participation or joining the Council Golf Committee please contact Jim Corcoran, Director of Development at 781-828-8360 or jim.corocran@scouting.org


7/9/2014

Check out the July 8, 2014 Kernels Journal here



7/8/2014
 
New Cub Scout Adventure Program -- Webelos/AOL Transition - Option Added

Based on feedback coming out to the new Cub Scout adventure program announcements at National Annual meeting and subsequent, we will be adding an option on how boys move from Webelos to Arrow of Light in 2015 only. 


The new option, listed as  Option 1 in the attached, allows boys who earned their Webelos rank prior to June 2015 to continue using the current requirements and their current handbook to complete their Arrow of Light requirements. 

Option 2 allows a boy to bridge into the new program, using the new required adventures and also using activity pins earned in the current program but not applied to Webelos rank requirements to satisfy elective requirements in the new program.

The new program requirements for Webelos and Arrow of Light place a significant emphasis on the skills and concepts necessary for a successful transition into Boy Scouts.  Den leaders are encouraged to review the new requirements closely and make the best decision for the boys in their den.

The new transition document will post to www.scouting.org/programupdates with the next server update and Bryan Wendell will blog about the new option on Monday, 7/7.





7/7/2014

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Cross Road of Culture, and the Peace Program.
Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale! Visit to www.scouting.org/worldjamboree


6/17/2014

Boston Minuteman Council is running a climbing weekend at White Mountain National Forest, Rumney, NH  the last weekend of June.  For more information follow link below.

https://bsaboston.doubleknot.com/event/1561594

 


5/27/2014

BSA Risk Management has released a Transporting Scouts Safely Brochure that everyone should read.  Look Here




3/26/2014

It's been bought to our attention that numerous Adult Volunteers are hearing from their unit commissioners that they are not Youth Protection Trained even though they have done the online Youth Protection Training. In order for the records to be updated the Adult will need to log into their www.myscouting.org account and add their BSA Member ID # as well as the Council name to their Profile page. Once this is completed all online trainings taken will be visible to the Council Office as well as the unit commissioners. Please make sure that all of your registered volunteers in your unit are aware of this. BSA Member Id #s are found on the individuals member ID card and Scoutmasters/Cubmasters can see everyone in their units member ID #s through their own www.myscouting.org account. Thank You


3/20/2014

Questions about Fiscal Policies and Procedures within a BSA unit?  Your Questions may be answered in this Document
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3/19/2014

Check out the March-April Scouters News to see whats happening within the Council and your District
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