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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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Council Service Centers Closed - January 27

Please note that the Berkshire and Westfield Service Centers will be closed on Tuesday, January 27 due to the expected weather. At this time, both Service Centers will be open on Wednesday, January 28.

General Knox Commissioner Staff and Committee Meetings Postponed - Jan 26

In anticipation of the bad weather, the January 26 General Knox District Commissioner Staff and Committee meetings have been postponed to February 9. More details will be available shortly. Stay safe!

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!

WHAT'S ON THE 2015 CAMP CARD?

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 (check back soon for a full list).

PRE-ORDERS

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.

KICK-OFF MEETINGS

There will be an important information session to kick off this year's Camp Card sale coming up soon in each district.  More details will be out soon. Please be sure to have a representative from your Scout unit there.

Making sure that all Scouts get to receive the summer camp experience is the main goal with the Camp Card program.  If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact Assistant Scout Executive, Bob D'Avignon, Camp Card Chairman, Mike Giovaninni, or your district executive.

 

 

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