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The Western Massachusetts Council serves over 7,000 young people and over 2,000 adult volunteers in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties of Western Massachusetts.

The Council has programs for boys and young men aged 6-20, 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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Camp Cards help Scouts earn their way to camp!

Summer camp is where it 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.

To help Scouts earn their own way to camp, the Western Massachusetts Council has organized the Camp Card fundraiser. The Camp Card has a combination of one-time use discounts and multi-use discounts that can be redeemed at local businesses throughout the year. 

 

We have two great cards being offered this year: one geared toward Berkshire County and the other greared toward Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties.  The cards will be sold mid-March through June 13 for only $5, and can be purchased by local Scouts or at the Western Massachusetts Council Service Centers in Westfield and Pittsfield.

Unit Leaders:

Be sure to attend the Camp Card Kickoff to get all of the information you'll need for this year's Camp Card fundraiser.  Each district will have their kickoff at 6:30pm just before the regularly scheduled Roundtable meeting. 

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Training is a fundamental component of being an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Training will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be give the youth you serve the best possible program, and it is an opportunity to meet and work with other volunteers from throughout the Council, and maybe even beyond. During the spring season, the Council Training Committee offers several different courses for leaders in all programs.

Some of the courses being offered include Leave No Trace Trainer, Outdoor Leader Skills and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. You will find the most up-to-date information by clicking on the Training tab at the top of the home page or by clicking on Upcoming Training Courses in the right-hand navigation menu.

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