Cub Scouts, start your engines!
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Check in 10 AM-12:30 PM Race starts at 1 PM
Where: Mount Wachusett Community College Fitness and Wellness Center 444 Green St. Gardner.
Cost: $10 per racer. Preregistration required. Registration is open from January 11-April 13
Each pack may register 4 champion Scouts (preferably one each, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos) Each racer will receive a limited edition patch, participation medal, and certificate. Trophies will be awarded for each age class (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos), District Champion, and one overall council champion.
Each championship car will be entered into the design contest (funniest, patriotic, Scout spirit, real car like, sci-fi, and chairman's choice.)
There will be an open race for Scouts and siblings AFTER the championship race. Cost is $10 and each racer will receive a patch.
Join the CIT Program – Nashua Valley Council has earned an enviable reputation over the past years by providing boys with a great camping experience. The CIT program builds upon the leadership skills learned via the Scouting program. Through the CIT program, Scouts will be prepared to take on leadership roles within their Scouting unit.
Scouts will participate in the program for 4 weeks:
Nashua Valley Council has secured 10 Philmont crews for 2017. A total of 120 Scouts and leaders have the opportunity to partake in one of Scouting's most exciting high adventure opportunities. The contingent will depart the Boston area on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, arrive at Philmont on Thursday, July 20, and return home on Tuesday August 1. The estimated cost is $2,100 per person.
To request a slot for 2017 a reservation fee of $500 per individual in the crew must be received at the Nashua Valley Council service center no later than March 1, 2016. Please submit one check per crew payable to "Nashua Valley Council, BSA". The reservation fee must be accompanied by a note containing the name, unit, and contact information (phone, email, mailing address) of the adult advisers and include an initial estimate of the number of Scouts and adults that will comprise the crew.Read more ...
No matter when a registered adult leader takes their Youth Protection Training during the year, there is always the possibility that a registered adult with a lapsed Youth Protection training could be attending an event or working with youth. This creates a liability issue for the chartering organization, the unit, and the BSA. Fortunately, Nashua Valley Council has never had an issue, but the possibility is always there. Over the last several years a number of councils have adopted a policy that requires Youth Protection training to be valid until the end of the following charter year; in our case, until December 31, 2016.
The Nashua Valley Council Executive Board has adopted the following policy for implementation effective with the 2016 charter renewal: All registered adult volunteers must have completed Youth Protection Training, and have that training be valid until the end of the following year.Read more ...