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

CLICK HERE for more information and links to our Scout Councils.

Greetings Scouters and Welcome to the Northeast Rner-area-2-key-leadership-teamegion, Area 2 Website!

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 your role is, thank you for your service to Scouting and the nearly 124,000 youth that Area 2 Councils  proudly serve!

Dave Walsh, Area 2 President
Tom Bain, Area 2 Commissioner
Marc Andreo, Area 2 Director

2017 Area 2 Spring Key Leader Conference – Our Largest Event at Iona Prep!

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 Area 2 held its Spring Key Leader Conference at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY. Special thanks to Br. Leto and Iona Prep for their gracious hospitality and continued support of Scouting! This jam packed gathering has become more and more popular and continues to grow and gain momentum. In attendance at this years event were over 150 Scouters (volunteers and staff) with representation from all of our 11 Councils.

The event kicked off with a 2 hour general session followed by 3 breakout sessions. We were honored to have Ken King, Northeast Region Commissioner address the group and also host a breakout for Commissioners.

The Area 2 Committee would like to thank all of those in attendance for taking time to travel and attend the event. Special thanks also goes to the event committee and all event trainers and presenters. See you in the fall of 2017 for our next conference.

CLICK HERE to download training materials and resources from the event


Jambo Banner - Action2 702x300Start Making Plans for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree


At the second jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you’ll be able to explore the mystery, adventure, and beauty of a West Virginia summer. And the adventure of Scouting.

You’ll join more than 30,000 Scouts from all over the country, as they enjoy 10,600 acres of wild, wonderful West Virginia at the Summit and find out first hand just what it’s like to Live Scouting’s Adventure.

That’s it! That’s the theme for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree:
Live Scouting’s Adventure.

In Scouting, as in life, adventure takes on many meanings: high adventure, learning, camaraderie, and simply being part of something bigger.

The 2017 jamboree theme encompasses all of these aspects, and participants will quite literally experience every element of adventure in what will be a mega-event of any Scout’s lifetime.

So get ready to Live Scouting’s Adventure at the 2017 jamboree from July 19-28, 2017.

Registration is still open – you still have time to register!



CLICK HERE – Jamboree Council Marketing Toolkit

Scouting and Social Media

Scouting organizations can leverage social technologies to improve recruiting, retention, sales, marketing, and fundraising efforts. Social technologies are changing the way we collaborate and communicate with each other. Many traditional forms of marketing and advertising have been replaced by online word-of-mouth as consumers share their experiences online. In fact, according to Forrester, a premier technology research company, 75 percent of people in the U.S. use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). That means for many families, the decision to join Scouting is going to start with online engagement.  CLICK HERE to view social media resources from Scouting

Social Media – Turn Your Fans Into Ambassadors



7 useful things you’ll find at the new Troop Leader Resources Website

Troop Leader Resources — available at troopleader.org — is a new, BSA-authorized website that helps Scouts and Scouters plan better meetings.

With its videos of real Scouts in real troops, the site is a one-stop shop for new and experienced troop leaders.

Here are seven helpful things you’ll find there:

1. Troop meeting agendas
2. Program features
3. Program resources
4. Planning tips
5. Training advice
6. Outings ideas
7. General troop information

This website is filled with videos, action photos, useful information and practical ideas, to help make it easier for youth and adult troop leaders to present Scout meetings that are fun with positive outcomes.