Scouting in Massachusetts was founded in the 1910s. With a vigorous history, the Boy Scouts of America actively serve thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. This spirit is reflected in the various camps, museums, and programs in the state which help the units have exciting programs. Here is a listing of towns in Massachusetts with Scout Programs available.
The Annawon Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America headquartered in Norton, Massachusetts. It is one of the few small councils remaining in the area.
The Cape Cod and the Islands Council serves Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Greenough Scout Reservation as well as Camp Richard are the councils camps. The council is divided into the following districts:
Knox Trail Council is the result of the consolidation of the Norumbega and Algonquin Councils in 1996. It serves the greater MetroWest area of Eastern Massachusetts. It has two camping properties: The E. Paul Robsham Scout Reservation — in Bolton (Camp Resolute), and the Nobscot Scout Reservation — in Framingham/Sudbury.
Mohegan Council serves Central Massachusetts. Treasure Valley is its summer camp.
Narragansett Council is based in East Providence, Rhode Island, but has 3 service areas that serve communities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut
The Nashua Valley Council is a Boy Scouts of America council serving Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews in north central Massachusetts with administrative support, program resources, activities, events, and camping properties. The council was formed in 1965 from the merger of the Wachusett Council and the Fitchburg Area Council.
The Old Colony Council of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, serves southeastern Massachusetts.
The OCC represents 265 active Scouting units in 41 communities around Boston, including Abington, Avon, Braintree, Canton, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cohasset, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Norwood, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Randolph, Scituate, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Bridgewater, Weymouth and Whitman.
The Spirit of Adventure Council serves the greater Boston area. In 2015, Boston Minuteman Council merged with Yankee Clipper Council headquartered in Haverhill, MA. The combined Council is headquartered out of Milton MA, and supports the greater Boston area, and the North Shore area.
The Western Massachusetts Council was created on June 28, 2008 with the merger of Great Trails Council and Pioneer Valley Council. Geographically, it is the largest Boy Scout council in Massachusetts serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties and the town of Stamford, Vermont. The council operates Scout office-service centers in Westfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and year-round camping facilities at Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation in Russell and Chesterfield Scout Reservation in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.
Towns with Programs: