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Area 2 of the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America Proudly Serves 11 Scout Councils: The Connecticut Rivers Council, Connecticut Yankee Council, Greater NY Councils, Greenwich Council, Housatonic Council, Hudson Valley Council, Rip Van Winkle Council, Suffolk County Council, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Westchester-Putnam Council and the Western Massachusetts Council.

Scott Christensen - Area 2 PresidentGreetings Scouters and welcome to the Northeast Region, Area 2 Website.  Area 2 includes 11 Councils, in 3 different states (NY, CT and MA).  With over 32,000 adult volunteers, we serve more than 95,000 youth members in over 3,100 units (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers & Explorers).  We have over 600 Commissioners providing outstanding unit service and a total professional staff of 102.  Our Councils provide exciting year-round programs in 24 separate outdoor camps.  Last year Councils in our Area logged over 386,000 hours of community service and reported the advancement of 1,672 Eagle Scouts.  Our Venturing program boasts nearly 3700 members.  We have two dynamic Order of the Arrow Sections with over 5,800 members from 11 different lodges.  The Scouting program is dynamic and multifaceted and the mission of Area 2 is to make our 11 Councils and the programs they deliver the best they can be.

As you can see there is a lot going on in Area 2 and we are glad you are a part of it!  It is our hope you will find the information here valuable and easy to use.  Should you wish to bring something to our attention please send us a note from the “contact us” page.  No matter where you are, or what you are doing, thank you for your service to Scouting and for making Area 2 the finest Area in the Northeast Region!

Scott Christensen, Area 2 President  •  Ron Hathaway, Area 2 Commissioner • Marc Andreo, Area 2 Director


2014 A2 Spring Key Leadership Conference Grahpic2014 Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference

On April 5, 2014, Area 2 held its Spring Key Leader Conference at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY. The event was attended by a record 140 Scouters representing our 11 Councils. Once again the popularity of this event continues to grow and maintain momentum thanks to the wide range of training topics offered as well as the quality of the presentations and training. Area 2 was honored to have Br. Thomas R. Leto, President of Iona Preparatory Academy in New Rochelle NY serve as the event host and also the key note speaker. Br Leto gave an incredible presentation at the event focusing on connecting with today’s families. CLICK HERE to download a copy of his presentation from the event.

Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference - Pictured from left to right are Scott Christensen, Area 2 President; Paul McClain, Area 2 Vice President and Br. Leto.

Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference – Pictured from left to right are Scott Christensen, Area 2 President; Paul McClain, Area 2 Vice President and Br. Thomas Leto, President, Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle, NY

Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference - De Tan Nguyen leads one of several breakout sessions on growing our membership.

Area 2 Spring Key Leadership Conference – De Tan Nguyen leads one of several breakout sessions on growing our membership.

 


CUB_HUBHave you seen CUB HUB?

The Official Website of the Cub Scouts

CUB HUB is a new and exciting official project of the Boy Scout of America. It is intended to gather up and present some of the best ideas about Cub Scouting that are being shared on Social Media and Web Sites all across the Internet.

Take a few minutes and check it out – it is really cool and amazing resource for Cub Scouts, Families and Leaders. View CUB HUB Now

 


Marketing M&M LogoNEW – Unit Membership & Marketing Chairperson Position

Area 2 is proud to introduce information about this exciting new position. We have established a resource center on our site called “M&M Central” under the Marketing heading.

CLICK HERE to view information located at M&M Central.

 

 

Here is a new M&M Membership and Marketing Program Video from the Northeast Region:

 


Have You Seen the National Best Practices Portal?best practices

Best Practices Portal now available at MyScouting.org

You can now view best practices on many different subjects submitted by Scouting leaders from all over the country. Please take a few minutes and check out the national best practices portal. Feel free while you are there to post your own best practices to benefits others in similar positions and situations.

  • Sign into www.myscouting.org .
  • Enter your user name and password. (This is the same user name and password that you used for Youth Protection Training, etc.).
  • In the MyScouting home page, select the last item in the left navigation column, “Best Practices.”
  • Please feel free to use all types of data (pdf, jpg, Word, Excel, videos, etc.).
  • Once inside the Best Practices Portal, click the button “Submit a Best Practice” and complete the requested entry fields.

The Scouting Alumni Association LogoJoin the Scouting Alumni Association today to reconnect with Scouting and help build better youth.

The Scouting Alumni Association provides former Scouts and those positively impacted by the BSA—family members of Scouts (past and present), volunteers, Scouters, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day a way to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America again. Take this new opportunity to get involved with Scouting without having to give a major time commitment. The Scouting Alumni Association invites you to get involved with an organization you believe in—giving as much or as little as you choose. CLICK HERE for information, benefits or to join The Scouting Alumni Association. By joining the Scouting Alumni Association, you’ll stay up to speed on what’s happening in Scouting and help youth experience the excitement, challenges, and adventure that Scouting has to offer.


 

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