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2016 - 17 Pack Meeting Plans  . . .

There are only several remaining spaces for Boy Scouts who wish to attend the 2017 National Jamboree!  The BSA’s new high adventure base, The Summit Bechtel Reserve, is in high gear preparing for this gathering of 30,000 scouts from across the country.  Located near Mount Hope, West Virginia, The Summit has some of the most amazing outdoor facilities in the country.  Miles of mountain bike trails, canopy tours, amazing shooting sports programs, merit badge opportunities, and much more will make up the program.

Cost for the Jamboree is expected to be about $1,800.  There will be some scholarship funds available.  Register online here! If you need assistance with this process, please contact the council office.

2017 National Jamboree Leadership Announced!


Cape Cod & Islands Council is pleased to announce the following have accepted leadership positions for the 2017 National Jamboree to be held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

These Scouters bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their leadership roles.  They will be responsible for forming 36 young men from across the Council into a model troop and guiding them through one of the ultimate Scouting experiences.

Jamboree Scoutmaster, Ed Bruce

Ed Bruce was an Assistant Scoutmaster for the 2013 National Jamboree troop from Cape Cod & Islands Council. He's been the Scoutmaster of Troop 38 for the last three years and was Assistant Scoutmaster for the previous three years. Ed recently completed his ticket for Wood Badge and was awarded the Council Oscar in 2013. Ed has a son, Adam, who joined Cub Scouts in 2nd grade is now a 17 year old Star Scout. Adam is on his second term as SPL of the troop. Ed works as a Systems Architect in the Technology Solutions Group at HarborOne Bank in Brockton.

First Assistant Scoutmaster, Bill LaRuffa

Bill LaRuffa is serving multiple roles in Scouting.  He currently Scoutmaster of Troop 42, Falmouth, 1st Mate of Sea Scout Ship 40, and Vice President of Information Technology on the Council Executive Board.  He previously served as a Webelos Den Leader and Cubmaster of Pack 41.

A native of New Hampshire, Bill earned his Arrow of Light and ultimately his Eagle Scout Award in Troop 22.

Bill is a Solutions Manager for Aspect, a software company that specializes in customer contact.  He and his wife live in Falmouth with their two sons.

Second Assistant Scoutmaster, Jarrod West

Jarrod West is a native Cape Codder and owner of 3J's Painting.  He and his family live in Brewster where he serves as Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 77 and as a Den Leader in Pack 73.

Jarrod is an Eagle Scout earning the award in 1990 as a member of Troop 76 in Harwich.

He and his wife have 3 sons and 1 foster child.

The release of the new requirements is to allow unit leaders time to plan their Scouts' transition. Beginning work in the new requirements will be determined by the Scout's joining date or current rank as of January 1, 2016.
Boys who join on or after January 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements. Boys who are working on the Scout badge, Tenderfoot through First Class or First Class may continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion.

For 2017, all Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

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