Area 2 of the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America proudly serves 10 Boy Scout Councils: Connecticut Rivers Council, Greater Hudson Valley Council, Greenwich Council, Housatonic Council, Connecticut Yankee Council, Western Massachusetts Council, Theodore Roosevelt 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.

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 100,000 youth and adult volunteers that Area 2 Councils proudly serve!

Tom Bain, Area 2 President | Sal Ciampo, Area 2 Commissioner

2021 Spring Area 2 Key Leader Conference – A Huge Success!


On Saturday, March 27, 2021, NER Area 2 conducted its annual Area Key Leadership Conference (AKLC) virtually by Zoom. It was extremely well attended and featured a full array of training and program updates. There were 200+ attendees at the event representing all of the 10 Councils in Area 2. The 4-hour event included a 2-hour main session followed by 3 separate 45-minute breakout sessions each providing 3 choices for training.

Pre-event and post-event materials (handouts, presentations, and session recordings) are available on this site under the “Resources” menu tab or by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you to all the attendees for your participation, time, and support! Thank you also to the Area 2 leadership, the AKLC event team, and all the speakers and trainers for all your hard work and efforts – great job!

Resources for Scouting at Home

View resources to help both parents and leaders support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home activities for any Scout rank, and tips for continuing to work on advancement.


CLICK HERE for more information

Youth Protection Reminder for Remote/Virtual Scouting

It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.

Detailed youth protection information is available here. To ensure you are following safety standards for all Scouting activities, please reference the Guide to Safe Scouting.

The BSA’s Social Media Guidelines serve as a complement to our youth protection policies.

2021 National Scout Jamboree – July 21-30, 2021

CLICK HERE for more information about the 2021 Jamboree.

** July 2020 Update – BSA Postpones 2021 National Jamboree because of COVID-19 pandemic **


In addition 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:

2020-2021 Update on Scouting’s High Adventure Bases

Updates from Bryan on Scouting for 2020-2021 for all of our high adventure bases:

2020-2021 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

2020-2021 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel Reserve

2020-2021 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

2020-2021 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

Thanks Bryan! Great job and information as always!