Summer Adventure Treks
Looking for adventure beyond what traditional summer camp offers? Time to Trek! All Treks are designed to be done as a provisional camper. Hitch a ride with your troop to Camp Hinds and then spend the week pushing your limits with our trekking staff.
Summer Camp 2018 in the Pine Tree Council - Sign up Now!
Since the earliest days of the Boy Scouts of America, boys have gathered in the summer to learn leadership skills in an outdoor setting. Fun, fellowship, and opportunities to try new activities await.
2019 World Scout Jamboree
The World Scout Jamboree is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills.
Experience some of the activities that Pine Tree Council Camps will offer this summer!
There are many amazing programs available to youth who attend our camps and programs this summer! . Whether it is experiencing the thrill canoeing down the Moose River, building and racing LEGO Robotic cars in our STEAM program, or spending a week at sea on a clipper ship - there is no better place to be than in Maine at Pine Tree Council Summer Camps!
|Senator Collins Delivers Keynote Address at State of Maine Annual Luncheon|
On June 1st, U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the keynote remarks at the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America’s 7th Annual State of Maine Luncheon to support Scouting in Maine. The luncheon was held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay and approximately 300 community and business leaders attended the event.
“It is a pleasure to be here to celebrate the Pine Tree Council and its commitment to the young people and families of Central and Southern Maine,” said Senator Collins during her remarks. “The benefits of Scouting can be measured in many ways; however, there is no better measure than the support the Pine Tree Council receives from individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout this region. The Council leadership and the many volunteers deserve our thanks for their dedication to this cause.”
“Growing up in Caribou, I was very fortunate to have personally experienced the benefits of Scouting,” Senator Collins continued. “My father was a Boy Scout, my mother was a Cub Scout den leader, and I was a Girl Scout. My siblings and I saw every day the values of character, citizenship, and service.”
Following her remarks, Senator Collins honored Eagle Scout Tyler Bracket for his heroism in April when he warned residents of an apartment building of a fire, enabling them to escape unharmed.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Pine Tree Council carries out this mission in central, western and southern Maine through a locally operated non-profit corporation chartered by the national council and supported by local volunteers and contributors.
NEW YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
On February 1st, 2018 the New Mandatory Youth Protection Training was released on my.Scouting.org. This training is replacing all previous Youth Protection trainings and will become the one training all adults complete.
With these changes we will continue to build a safe environment for our youth. Nothing is more important than the safety of our children. The Boy Scouts of America will not stand by while people take advantage of our trusted program to harm children.