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The Western Massachusetts Council serves over 6,600 young people and over 1,600 adult volunteers in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties of Western Massachusetts.

The Council has programs for boys and young men aged 5-20, and young ladies aged 13-20.

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2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

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Friends of Scouting Campaign

Our annual Friends of Scouting Campaign is underway. Please make a tax-deductible donation to support Scouting in Western Massachusetts.

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The 2015 Camp Card


Summer camp is where is all comes together. Scouts get the chance to apply the skills they have learned, learn new skills, practice leadership and teamwork, and just have a blast! The experience is like no other.

The Camp Card fundraiser is designed to help Scouts earn their own way to camp. The Camp Card, sold for $5 each, has a combination of one-time use discounts and multi-use discounts that can be redeemed at local businesses throughout the year.  With the great discounts offered this year, the card practically sells itself!


There will be three different cards - one for each district. Each card will have a one-time-use coupon for 10% any total purchase at Big Y.  Cards for Appalachian Trail District (Berkshire County) will have a one-time-use coupon for $5 off a $30 purchase at Carr Hardware.  Cards for the General Knox and Metacomet District (Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties) will have a one-time-use coupon for $10 off an oil change at Jiffy Lube.  Each card will have 10 additional multi-use discounts offered on them.  Click here for details!


In order to properly prepare for this year's sale, we ask that all units that are planning on taking advantage of the Camp Card program fill out the Pre-Order Form.  This does not bind the unit to anything, but we cannot guarantee that there will be cards for your unit if we don't receive one of these forms.  If you are unsure of how many cards you will want, we recommend ordering at least 20 per Scout (many customers will purchase more than one card!).  Please send this completed form to bob.d'avignon@scouting.org or to your district executive.


Be sure to send a representative from your unit to your district's Camp Card Kickoff to get the details on this year's sale, to hear great sales tips for your Scouts, and to pick up your 2015 camp card order. Kickoffs will be held at 6pm on the night of the March district Roundtable.  See the Camp Card page for details.



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