WELCOME TO THE AREA 2 WEB SITE
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.
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
**ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN** (See below)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Location: Iona Preparatory School, 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804
Time: 8:30 am Registration, 9 am – 2:45 pm Program
The Area Two Committee extends to you a most cordial invitation to attend the upcoming Area Spring Key Leadership Conference – April 8th at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle NY. This conference is designed to meet your needs in the important leadership position you hold with your Council. We are proud to offer a very strong agenda that will help support successful council and district operations. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to join in Scouting fellowship and network with other Area Two Scouters.
We are delighted to announce that our new Northeast Region Commissioner, Ken King will be joining us and serving as our keynote speaker. Another highlight of the conference will be Ct. Rivers Council presenting on STEM Scouts which will include the opportunity to see their Vortex!
The Conference has a history of offering the latest information, support tools, and know-how to help you be successful in your Scouting responsibilities. Presenting the latest methods, materials and best practices will be various national, regional and local volunteers as well as BSA professionals.
Please use the link below to see more details about the event and download the agenda that outlines the general session as well as the 19 breakouts that are available to you and your Council. There are tracks for a variety of volunteers and staff members including Commissioner Service, Membership, Development, Program and Leadership & Performance.
CLICK HERE for complete event information
See pictures from our last conference by Clicking Here
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!
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.