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Thank you for visiting our web site.  We are continually adding content.  Please check back often.  We appreciate any suggestions that you may have.   


 

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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.
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.


 

» Recent Updates

6/5/16 - Removed old content | Updated calendar | Updated pictures and descriptions of events

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:6/5/16


 

» Sponsor Information
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:

Sunday Closed

Monday 9AM–7PM

Tuesday 9AM–7PM

Wednesday 9AM–7PM

Thursday 9AM–7PM

Friday 9AM–7PM

Saturday 9:30AM–3PM


Check for specials every Wednesday!

Wacky Wednesday Specials

 

 

 

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Honoring the Life of Michael A. Vecchi

Michael A. Vecchi, Sr. retired Scoutmaster Emeritus, Troop 103 Burlington, passed away on Monday morning, July 11, 2016. 

 

Mike was born and educated in Roxbury. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Army serving his country. Mike was a Paratrooper and a member of the elite 82nd Airborne Division which specialized in parachute assault operations into denied areas. He achieved the rank of SP-3 (T) and was the recipient of the Parachute Badge.

When Mike’s three sons joined the Scouts as children, Mike became involved as well. The Scouts would become an important part of his life spanning over 40 years. A registered Scouter since 1972, Mike is the longest tenured Scoutmaster of Troop 103 and has also held positions of Cubmaster of Pack 105, Charter Organization Rep., District Commissioner, and National Scout Jamboree Scoutmaster. Mike has received many awards in scouting including the distinguished Silver Beaver Award, presented to him for the impact he made on the lives of the youth in Troop 103 throughout the years and, in 2013, he  received the Norman A. Norton Award for his decades of service to the scouting Community and District Levels.

Mike will be remembered as a man who made a difference in all the lives he touched.

Mike was the beloved husband of 56 years of Hazel (Quigley). He is survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Memorials in Mike’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140 www.woundedwarrierproject.org



Summer Camp 2015 was a blast!!!


 


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.


 

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 ?
Knot of the Month - Timber Hitch
This months knot is the timber hitch

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  


 


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 over 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 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.


 


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. 

Congratulations!

Knot of the Month


 

February: Bowline


 



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.