2018 Merit Badge University

When: February 10, February 24, March 10 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: Fitchburg State University
Cost: $20

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The 2018 Merit Badge University will be held on three Saturdays, February 10, February 24, and March 10 at Fitchburg State University. Scouts have the opportunity to work on earning two merit badges over the course of the three days. Scouts should plan to attend all three sessions. Registration opens January 1. Class space is limited. Register early.

The following classes are available this year:  American Business, Automotive Maintenance, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Digital Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science,  First Aid, Genealogy, Music, Oceanography, Personal Management, Photography, Pioneering, Programming, Robotics, and Weather. 

Scouts are strongly encouraged to discuss their choices with their Scoutmaster, and to consider the guidelines below prior to registering.

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2018 Wachusett District Dinner

When: April 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Gardner American Legion 22 Elm St, Gardner, MA 01440
Cost: $29/person 

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The District Annual Meeting and Dinner is an opportunity to share an evening of fellowship with Scouts and volunteers from our district; to recognize, award, and celebrate the hard work of our volunteers to keep Scouting vibrant in our communities; and to recognize those Scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the past year. Volunteers, Charter Organization Representatives, unit leaders, family members, and Scouts are encouraged to join us. 

2019 Philmont Contingent

When: July 16 - 30, 2019
Where: Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimmaron, NM
Cost: $2,200

Nashua Valley Council will send 8 crews to Philmont in 2019. This will permit a total of 96 Scouts and Scouters from Nashua Valley Council to partake in one of Scouting’s most exciting high adventure opportunities. 

The contingent will depart the Boston area on Tuesday, July 16,  2019, arrive at Philmont on Thursday, July 18, 2019 and return home on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

The estimated cost is $2,200.00 per individual.  

To request a Crew slot for 2019, a reservation fee of $500.00 per individual in the crew must be received by Carolyn Tobin at the Nashua Valley Council’s office in Lancaster no later than March 1, 2018.  Please submit only one check per crew payable to "Nashua Valley Council, BSA".  The reservation fee must be accompanied by a note containing the name and full contact information (including unit number, email, mailing address and phone numbers) of the adult advisors and include an initial estimate of the number of Scouts and adult Scouters that will comprise the crew.

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