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Scouts March in St. Patrick's Day Parade  

Scouts from throughout the Mohegan Council participated in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13. They enjoyed a hot dog roast before the start of the 3-mile march down Worcester's Park Avenue. If you have photos of the scouts that you'd like to share, please email them to

   Worcester Sharks Game Night Sleepover

Saturday March 26 - 7 p.m.

All scouts that attend and sleep over will earn their Polar Bear patch for sleeping on the ice! Flyer

Deadline for Registration has been extended. Contact Matt Conlon at for more information.


Bill and Casey

By Alison Specter

I recently attended a conference during which I met Bill, a registered Scouting volunteer. Now retired from the military, Bill said he believes Scouting saved his life as a boy. It gave him direction and purpose when he had little support from other sources and it prepared him for a profession that he loved and in which he enjoyed success. Bill serves his council as commissioner and considers his investment of time in the program as a way to pay back all that Scouting has done for him and his family.

"I don't know what would have happened to me if I had not had Scouting in my life," Bill said.

Then he continued to describe his son, Casey. Bill said the boy had had a difficult birth, after which he was declared dead, but due to the gallant efforts… (more)(more)

Josh Johnson 20th Holden Explorer to pursue career as a fire fighter

Joshua Johnson was among the 53 graduates in the Call/Volunteer Firefighter Training Class #34 on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the State Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA. Joshua is the 20th member of the Holden Explorer Post to purse a career as a fire fighter.

The Holden Fire Department sponsors the Explorers Post Program under the direction of Lieutenant Michael Rosen. The program is geared for youth and young adults ages 14 to 21 who are interested in Fire Science and/or becoming a Firefighter. The Explorers meet every Thursday at 7:00 PM at Fire Headquarters. If you are interested in joining the Explorer Program, please contact Lt. Michael Rosen at 508-210-5650 and leave contact information with the administration office.

Photo: The Daily


Eastern Mountain Sports will be having clinics such as map & compass instruction and tips for backpacking lighter.  Plus there are going to be LOTS of giveaways and a raffle.

Eastern Mountain Sports =E2=80=A2The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley =E2=80=A2 70 Worcester Providence Turnpike =E2=80=A2  Millbury, MA 01527

 Tel (508) 865-6776 

Merit Badge University

Saturday, April 9 and Saturday, April 30 9am-4pm (must attend both dates)

Offered by the Alpha Phi Omega (a service fraternity) at WPI, 100 Institute Road, Worcester.

Merit Badges offered include: Traffic Safety, Backpacking, Art, Athletics, Inventing, Citizenship in the World, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, Personal Fitness, Electronics, Environmental Science, Space Exploration, Citizenship in the Nation, First Aid, and Photography. 

Cost is $21.00 per scout and includes lunch on both dates.

Scouts must have signed blue cards for each merit badge!

Download the flyer and registration forms.

Don't Miss an Adventure of a Lifetime!

Northern Tier High Adventure 2011

The next meeting is Monday, April 24, 2011 at the First Baptist Church, 1216 Main Street =E2=80=93 Holden.

Nothern Tier offers unique and exciting wilderness canoe trips. The 2011 Mohegan Council Northern Tier contingent will be attending the Charles L. Sommers base located 22 miles east of Ely, Minnesota on beautiful Moose Lake, the premier entry point into the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area. The camp features 28 sleeping cabins, a trading post, rustic dining hall, voyageur encampment area.

The Charles L. Sommers canoe programs can be handled by novice canoeists, but also offer challenging routes for experienced travelers. Once a crew leaves their base camp, there are no lodgings/buildings along the trail, and aircraft and motorboats are restricted. Typical treks cover 50 to 150 miles and take 6 to 10 days. Each crew is accompanied by an experience wilderness instructor. 

You'll visit beautiful waterfalls, travel into remote country, find the best fishing locations, visit ancient Native American pictographs and much more! It's the high adventure trip of a lifetime and a truly special scouting experience!

Two crews will be traveling to Northern Tier High Adventure Base from the Mohegan Council in August 2011.

Only two youth and one adult slot(s) remain!

Contact Jeff Harris for the time of the meeting and with your questions. Information and Overview

Florida National High Adventure Sea Base August 2012

Join us on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Mohegan Council Service Center to learn more.

Mohegan Council is pleased to announce one crew will be traveling to Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in August 2012. The crew will be taking part in the Sea Exploring Adventure. For more information, contact

2011 Character Counts & Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Breakfast

On Wednesday, June 1st we will honor Philip "Flip" Morgan (former CEO of Morgan Construction) and attorney Karyn Polito as our 2011 Character Counts Award recipients. We will also recognize Matthew Brunell, president of the Nativity School, with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.  The awards will be presented during a plated breakfast served in the ballroom at the Beechwood Hotel from 7:30 =E2=80=93 9:00 a.m. Tickets cost $50 each and can be purchased on line now. This event is sponsored by our friends at Telegram & Gazette. For more information on sponsorship or program book advertising, please contact Alison Specter at 508-752-3769.

Rally to the Valley June 5

Group motorcycle tour through beautiful central Massachusetts departing from Sheldon's Harley-Davidson at 914 Southbridge Street, Auburn at 1 p.m. =E2=80=93 destination: TREASURE VALLEY SCOUT RESERVATION.

Participation fee is $20.00. The ride ends with cookout, music, camp activities and more.  The ride will benefit the Scouts of the Mohegan Council.

For more information, contact        

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Become a Year of Scouting Sponsor and Reap a Bounty of Benefits This is a limited time offer! Don't miss out. We are also seeking advertisers for the 2012 Mohegan Council Scout and Family Program Guide - the year-round calendar and resource used by over 5,000 youth and their families and 1,800+ registered adult volunteers.

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Summer Camp 2011 - Treasure Valley Camp Info Now Available


Download your complete guide to the many 2011 programs at TVSR now.


2011 Mohegan Council Camp Information Guide


2011 Campership Application


Download the 2011 Friends of Scouting Brochure

Learn how your tax-deductible gift is invested in the Scouting program.

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For Unit Leaders



Mohegan Council Online Scout Store

Download your BSA Supply Order Form

Uniform Requirements for Tigers (age 7 or 1st Grade), Wolves (2nd Grade), Bears (3rd Grade) and Webelos (4th and 5th Grades).

The Mohegan Council Scout Store offers all of your scouting needs along with excellent customer service.  We have a large variety of uniforms and accessories.  We also have awards and badges in stock for all of your troop or pack's needs.  If we do not carry a particular item you are looking for, let us know and we will special order it for you. 

We carry a full supply line of :
Uniforms and Accessories
Books and other resources
Insignia and rank
Trophies,  Awards, and Certificates
Cub Scout event items (Pinewood Derby, Regatta, Space Derby and accessories)
Eagle Scout Items (Court of Honor supplies, Thank you cards, Gifts)
and many other items.

For hours of operations, click here. For more information, please call 508-752-3769.

Correction: The photo that accompanied Troop 9's article describing Scout Sunday was incorrectly placed. It was a photo of Troop and Pack 151 during their Scout Sunday service.