Category: Council News

Updated Fiscal Policies & Procedures for BSA Units

In March of 2022 the BSA issued updated guidance related to financial management, fundraising, and electronic payments. These guidelines apply to all BSA Units. Units and chartering organizations should consult with their local professional tax advisor to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Current Unit Registration Options  Charter Organization Units: Assets of […]

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Go Nuts for Scouting

Heart of New England Council has partnered with Whitley’s Peanut Factory to offer a Spring Unit Fundraiser. Kickstart your 2022 program fundraising, help your Scouts pay for summer camp, raise funds for a unit trip…all these goals can be addressed. Units raise money by selling gourmet, hand-crafted nut products that customers love! The Spring Unit […]

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Official Announcement 2022 Annual Meeting

 OFFICIAL NOTICE  Annual Meeting of the Heart of New England Council, BSA  The Annual Meeting of the Heart of New England Council, Boy Scouts of America will be held:  DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2022  LOCATION: Maironis Banquet Hall (52 S. Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury, MA)  TIME: 7:15pm  Note that the annual meeting will be held following […]

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BSA National Financial Restructuring Update

FEBRUARY 08, 2022 UPDATE  Dear Scouters,  As a valued member of our Scouting community, we are reaching out to provide you with an update on the national organization of the BSA’s financial restructuring and how the Heart of New England Council is participating in the efforts to equitably compensate survivors and ensure the future of […]

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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Launches

Today, the BSA announced the launch of the Citizenship in Society merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program. The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship […]

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Updated Guide to Safe Scouting

The September 2021 update to the Guide to Safe Scouting is now available in both PDF and online format. All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, […]

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Updated Membership Fees

Effective August 1 the national annual membership fee increased by $6 annually, or 50 cents per month. This is an increase in the national membership fee. The Heart of New England Council will not be increasing the local programming fee.  Beginning September 1, 2021, the individual fee to participate in Scouting in Heart of New […]

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