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Stay up to date on all happenings in the Spirit of Adventure Council.  This link will take you to the latest council news.
» Recent Updates

9/7/15 - Calendar updated, 2015 registration forms added, OA section updated, Updated member Ranks page, Advancement Status to 9/1/15. 

6/15/15 - Troop Guide Updated 

2/10/15 - Summer Camp 2015 info updated, OA updated

9/30/14 - Updated Member Ranks Page. 

Last updated:9/7/15


Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all boys and young adults who meet the joining requirements. Membership in Scouting, advancement, and achievement of leadership in Scouting units are open to all youth without regard to race or ethnic background and are based entirely upon individual merit.


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Burlington Firefighters Local 2313
21 Center Street, Burlington, MA
Executive Officer:     Edgar W McLean
Charter Rep:      F. Michael Fontannay
Fire Department web site : http://www.burlington.org/fire/index.htm


» Scout Store

The nearest Scout Store is:

Woburn Scout Shop
600 West Cummings Park, Suite 1250
Woburn, MA 01801-6570
(781) 937 4282

Store Hours are:

9:30am – 6:00pm M,T,W,F.
9:30am – 8:00pm Th.
9:30am – 3:00pm Sat.
Closed Sunday

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Adam J.'s Eagle Project!

      This Saturday, March 9, at 3:00 our life scout Adam will be hosting his first session of his eagle project.  This is a great way to earn not only service hours but also help out the troop!
 Respond to his survey at
 And learn more by reading his email!
Iron Chef Campout 2016

Are you ready to put your culinary skills and flexible thinking to test? Because our annual IronChef Campout is Here!  This year, we're going to be having this event at Camp 40 acres  on March 19-20 where instead of our usual Cabin Camping, we will be tent and adirondack camping.  This campout features the IronChef challenge where you need to make up a meal using the ingredients provided.  

Here is the permission slip .


Merit Badge University 2016

Merit Bage University 2016 is here!

 Merit Badge University is a great way to earn Merit Badges and have lots of fun.  MBU offers a variety of Merit Badges from Scouting Heritage to Space Exploration.  You will also make many new friends from other troops in Massachusetts.

 They offer two work sessions at Harvard (3/5 & 4/9) to work on up to 3 merit badges.

 To sign up go to http://bsaboston.doubleknot.com/event/1717938 and click the register button at the bottom of the page.

 Sign up quickly because the popular ones go fast!



Ski Trip 2016

Our annual Ski Trip is here!

Come join us on Friday February 12th-Saturday February 13th at Pats Peak for a fun time skiing down slopes and chilling in the Lodge. All family are invited and they offer Ski and Snowboarding lessons so no experience is needed!  

Do you like to tube?  Then you can also go tubing on their fun tubing courses.

 Don't Miss out on this fun, exciting and family friendly troop event!



Boston Rock Gym meeting 2016 is here!

Are you ready for a fun time harness climbing steep faces and maneuvering from rock to rock?   Because on February 2nd, Boston Rock Gym meeting 2016 is here.  Our annual rock climbing meeting at the Boston Rock Gym is always a blast.  No experience needed, rock climbing is a fun and exercising recreation that anyone can enjoy doing. 
Don't forget to fill out the electronic waiver here before the meeting!

                          Happy Climbing!



Check out the pictures at    http://troop103burlington.org/PictureThumb.aspx?dir=17644


P.S.  Special thanks for Mr. Rousseau and Mr. Iler for helping us with belaying !!!


Klondike Derby

Come join us for the Annual Sons of Liberty and Flintlock Districts “Polar Bear Challenge” Klondike Derby & Campout January 16th-17th, 2016. Patrols will compete against each other in a series of events that test Scouting skills, teamwork and spirit. Come prepared to run your Klondike sleds through the snow from station to station and for camping in tents, testing your winter skills.

Check out the pictures from the Klondike Derby!!!



Congratuations to our new Eagles!

Kyle, Joseph, Xavier, and Justin!


Check out more of their pictures at http://www.troop103burlington.org/PictureThumb.aspx?dir=17612

Thanksgiving Feast 2015

November 21-22, 2015 at Camp 40 Acres.

This is a fun and tastey activity. The scouts cook turkeys, ham, 
stuffing, vegetables, and desserts all in outdoor ovens and stoves. We will be joined by the  Cub Scout Webelos and their families for this event. We typically have over 100 people, so you will have fun with lots of friends and family.

 Check out the pictures at http://www.troop103burlington.org/PictureThumb.aspx?dir=17639


Summer Camp 2015 was a blast!!!


Celebrating 4 New Eagles !

Congratulations to Clayton, Luke, Chris and Eric !


Memorial Day 2015

Burlington’s Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 25. This year’s theme is “The End of World War II.”   This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. During this battle 6,035 American soldiers were killed. The official surrender document was signed on September 2, 1945 by the Allied Forces and Japanese delegation aboard the U.S.S. Missouri which was anchored in Tokyo Harbor.

Burlington’s ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. with a flag raising on the town common, followed by a ceremony at Chestnut Hill Cemetery at 10 a.m.

Our guest speakers will be Randy Bergeron, the Historian at Hanscom Air Force Base and Brig. Gen.(Ret.) Jack Hammond. Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation & Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Letters from Michael Carr, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Battleship Missouri Memorial and Brad King, Executive Director of Battleship Cove in Fall River will be read, emphasizing the importance of keeping the history of that time alive and accurate for the next generation so what happened 70 years ago will not be forgotten.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, but we also remember all the veterans in town who have died since we gathered for the previous Memorial Day.  It is a day for our nation to remember, reflect upon and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.

We look forward to seeing you as we respectfully observe Memorial Day 2015 for this very special year. Light refreshments will be served in the Human Services Building at 61 Center Street between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. programs.

Boston Minuteman and Yankee Clipper Councils have officially merged to become the Spirit of Adventure Council!

It is with gratitude to the many leaders and parents who participated in the merger process over these past six months or so, and with great pride that we would like to announce the official merger of the Boston Minuteman and Yankee Clipper Councils. Our new Spirit of Adventure Council marks a significant change in the way Scouting is going to grow in the next 100+ years. With our focus on finding ways to help Scouting thrive, this process has been extremely successful. In the words of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts:

"If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk."

This has been our first priority throughout the merger process, and will continue to be the way we operate in the future. Council mergers are typically marked by arguments and hurt feelings, but this merger has been and amazing and wonderful experience that we should all be proud of. This is a really good sign for the future of our Scouting movement, and we look forward to all the amazing things we can accomplish together in our new council.


Veteran's Day

The Burlington Office of Veteran's Affairs invites you to join this year's Veteran's Day Ceremonies honoring Burlington's Service Organizations at the Town Common on November 11, 2014.

Events will commence at 9:00am with a flag raising at the New US Flag Pole, followed by a reading of “In Flanders Field”, a war poem written during First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915.  It is one of the most popular and most quoted poems from the war. It references the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers and is the inspiration for the Remembrance Poppy becoming one of the world’s most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in combat.  Remarks will include the history of “In Flanders Field”.

The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be remembered.

Speakers include State Representative Ken Gordon, Chris Hartling, Colonel David Hiltz and the Service Organizations of Burlington followed by a wreath placement by American Legion Commander Steve Dupuis.



We Need Your Help - Summer Camp Pictures Needed!

We would like to create a binder with all of the pictures from Summer Camp since the beginning of the troop.  If you have the group pictures from any of the following years, please scan them and email to TROOP103Web@gmail.com.  Thank you for your help.

1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   1972   1973   1974   1975   1976   1993   1994    1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2011


Check the Forms section for Registration Info for Upcoming Trips.

* 2015 Welcome Letter and Registration Forms are in the Forms section under Scouts/Parents.  Please bring completed forms to first meeting.

* First Meeting - 9/8/15 !

Interested in Scouting ?
Consider Troop 103 Burlington, MA

If you are a boy ages 11-17 we would like to extend an invitation to try scouting with Troop 103. 

Troop meetings are held most Tuesday nights at Fox Hill School at 7pm.  Please check the Calendar for upcoming meetings and events. 

We are a boy led troop committed to developing young men in the skills required for a successful life.

  • Since 1973 we have graduated 80 Eagle Scouts.
  • Our troop program is organized and run by our boy leaders following the example set by scouting founder Lord Baden Powell
  • We use the Scout to First Class in a Year Program.
  • We offer 11 out of 12 Eagle required merit badges within the Troop
  • We have earned Scouting's Quality Unit Award for the last 11 years!

Community Service - We are committed to community service.  We participate each year in Burlington's Memorial & Veterans Day celebrations, collect items for People Helping People, Organize game night's for seniors at the Birch Crest Arms Senior Center and participate annually in Burlington's Truck Day and Pride Day.

Camping - We camp at least 8 times a year.  Our scouting season culminates in our Summer Scout Camp experience at T.L Storer Scout Reservation in Barnstead, NH.


Order of the Arrow - Pennacook Lodge

Over the past year, Arrowmen (like yourself) from all across Eastern Massachusetts have been working towards an idea. The idea that we can create something new, something excellent; a lodge that is innovative and forward-thinking in every aspect of its program.

Upcoming Events  


Troop 103 Earns the 2015 Journey to Excellence Gold Award !

To be qualified for the Award, the Troop must show a high percentage of trained leaders, growth in youth member and parent volunteers, steady advancement and have a dynamic outdoor experience.

Earning this award is a statement that the Troop is providing the highest quality program possible. 


Knot of the Month


February: Bowline


Hello All Trailblazers !

Where's Jon M?

Remember Jon Meserve?  Jon is now an Assistant ScoutMaster with Troop 41 in Abington, MA.  He is Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail (2178 miles!).  You can keep track of his progress using the link above.  Jon took a break from the trail to work at summer camp.  He plans to finish the trip after camp.

He also created several videos during his preparation for the trip. These are very informative and give a very detailed insight into "lightweight backpacking".  There are 8 videos. I would suggest viewing them in the following order - 1,5,2,3,4,6,7,8.  Videos 1 & 5 give his reasons for going.  The others are broken into various themes like gear, food, clothes, preparation, etc.   Good Luck Jon! http://www.youtube.com/user/Tuts999

Jon finished his hike in October,  5 1/2 months after leaving Springer Mountain, GA.  There are now 30 videos detailing his trip! Congratulations!!!

Parent/Leader Training
The BSA National website has several on-line courses available for both parents and scout leaders.  Login to https://myscouting.scouting.org/ .  From here you can create a user account and have access to a number of e-learning courses including Youth Protection and Fast Start Leader Training.  There are also several supplemental, specific training classes as well.

The Fast Start Leader training is a good orientation to Boy Scouting.  It gives overviews of the Troop Meeting, Troop Committee, Outdoor Program, and the Basic Concepts, Aims, Values and Ideals of scouting.

The BSA feels strongly about the need to inform its members, leaders and charter organizations of ways to protect its members while they are participating in Scouting activities.  Through Youth Protection Training’s standards, guidelines and training, the BSA strives for a safer environment for all.  All activities must have an adult leader who is Youth Protection Trained!

Troop 103 recommends that everyone takes both of these courses.    Please forward completed training certificates to the Training Coordinator.


Web Site Photo Policy
Troop 103 abides by the National BSA Unit Web Site Guidelines. Last names and contact information of youth members are not published on the troop web site. Photos of activities are published, but without names or identified photos.

If you do not want images of your son to be published, please contact the webmaster and no image including your son will be used.