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. We proudly support all the programs of the Boy Scouts of America: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Explorers, and Sea Scouts!

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

Greetings Scouters and Welcome to the Northeast Region, 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 90,000 youth and adult volunteers that Area 2 Councils  proudly serve!Tom Bain, Area 2 President | Sal Ciampo, Area 2 Commissioner | Marc Andreo, Area 2 Director

Successful 2019 Spring Area 2 Key Leadership Conference

On March 30th more than 200 volunteers and staff members from Area 2 and beyond gathered at Iona Prep in New Rochelle for a day of training and fellowship at our annual Key Leader Conference. Special thanks to all who attended, especially the 35 presenters who worked hard to deliver a quality program to our participants.

CLICK HERE to view and download presentations, documents and other reference materials from the event.

Hornaday Advisor Training in the Northeast

The National Hornaday Awards Committee and the Northeast Region, BSA will be offering a William T. Hornaday Adviser Training Course.  This course is intended for Scouters who are interested in working with Scouting youth in conservation, Council Conservation Committee Members, and those interested in serving as Hornaday Advisers within their local Scout Council. This is the first time in a while that this course is being offered in the northern part of the northeast region.

Date: Oct 4, 2019 7:00 pm to Oct 6, 2019 11:00 am

Location: Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation, 310 Birch Hill Rd, Russell, MA 01071

For more information, please contact Steve Scannell, National Hornaday Committee, spscannelldds@yahoo.com,  (413) 896-9061.

CLICK HERE for more information or to register for the event

2021 National Scout Jamboree – July 21-30, 2021

CLICK HERE for more Information about the 2021 Jamboree.

In additional to the information available online and from the national jamboree web site above,  please note the following if interested in attending as:

Jamboree Participant – Please contact your local scout council immediately to inquire about your Council’s jamboree contingent and plans.

Jamboree Service Team (Staff) – To apply to be part of the Jamboree Service Team (Staff), please CLICK HERE and apply online.

More information and questions ? Start with you local council, contact Area 2, or use the following email national email addresses for general questions:

Northeast Region Sea Scouts – Seabadge Conference – October 25-27, 2019

The Northeast Region Sea Scouts have announced details for the NER Seabadge Conference (SB-43-PA-2019) scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA.

Seabadge is an advanced training experience for Sea Scout adult leaders, Committee Members and other members in Scouting at the Unit, District, Council, Area or Flotilla, Regional or National levels that support the Sea Scout program.

The purposes of the Seabadge experience are:

  • To improve the understanding of leadership, management, and motivational skills among Sea Scout adult leaders.
  • Provide management, leadership, and presentation skills and tools to leaders so that they may use and share them with others in day-to-day Sea Scout activities.
  • Use the skills and tools acquired at Seabadge to improve the quality of the Sea Scout program.
  • Encourage the development of lifelong contacts and sharing of resources by and between course participants and staff.

The application deadline for the event is 9/27/19. More information may be found online by CLICKING HERE

CLICK HERE to download the event application

CLICK HERE to download the event flyer

See and learn more about the recently updated Sea  Scout Program

Learn more about the Seabadge Program here

2019-2020 Update on Scouting’s High Adventure Bases

As part of Scouting’s High Adventure Week, Bryan on Scouting has posted updates for 2019-2020 for all of our high adventure bases. All include great information about these exciting adventure locations:

2019-2020 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

2019-2020 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel Reserve

2019-2020 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

2019-2020 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

Thanks Bryan! Great job and information as always!