Our Council

Welcome to the Heart of New England

New England is characterized by close-knit communities, a pioneering spirit, and both the values of independence and fellowship. The cities and towns of Central Massachusetts, carved out of the frontier by the earliest pioneers, shaped during the birth of the Republic, tempered through industrial innovation, and now, evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century, epitomize the spirit of New England.

These same characteristics find easy complements in Scouting. New England’s near four hundred year-old history of town meetings and direct democracy are echoed in Scouting’s aim to help young people become active, responsible, and participating citizens. Our long tradition of close neighborhoods and community involvement reflect a Scout’s responsibility to help other people at all times. The work ethic and innovation that drove the growth of our mill towns during the Industrial Revolution – and today drives a boom in entrepreneurism, technology, and healthcare – is the evolution of the values we’ve inherited that seek creative solutions to common challenges, and is mirrored in the Cub Scout Motto – Do Your Best.

Located at the crossroads of most major arteries, our Council is the heart of the region. Drawing on our shared history, tradition, and the values that make New England strong, our new Council formed through the merger of Mohegan and Nashua Valley Councils, will give all the youth of our communities the opportunity to realize the Promise of Scouting and inspire their hearts to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Service Center

It is the policy of the Council to follow the discretion of Nashoba Regional School District regarding weather related closures. The Scout Shop and Service Center will be closed or delayed when they are. The Service Center and Scout Shop are closed most holidays.


1980 Lunenburg Road
Lancaster, MA 01523
P: 978-534-3532
P: 508-752-3769

Business Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Located in the lower level of the Lancaster Service Center, the Scout Shop at Lancaster is owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America Supply Group. The Scout Shop stocks uniform parts, Scouting literature, awards and outdoor equipment. Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

Contact : P: 978-840-8108 F: 978-840-8118

Scout Shop Hours:
Mon-Fri – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


The Heart of New England Council serves 62 communities in Central Massachusetts. The Council has recently reorganized from four districts to two districts. Our district committees are being reorganized. If you need assistance call 508-752-3769 or email hne@scouting.org. 

Council Staff

Full, Part-Time, and Volunteer Employees of the Heart of New England Council, Inc. – Boy Scouts of America
General inquirieshne@scouting.org
Nick ThorntonDirector of Developmentnick.thornton@scouting.org
Jeffrey HarrisDirector of Camping & Programjeff.harris@scouting.org
Patrick HanrahanDevelopment Directorpatrick.hanrahan@scouting.org
Bill DunbarDistrict Directorwilliam.dunbar@scouting.org
Kelly StickneyProgram Assistantkelly.stickney@scouting.org
Scott RosengrenOffice Managerscott.rosengren@scouting.org
Carolyn TobinControllercarolyn.tobin@scouting.org
Debbie McMillenOffice AssistantDeb.McMillen@scouting.org
Lori SullivanRegistrarLori.Sullivan@scouting.org
Matthew McLaughlinTVSR Camp Rangermatt.mclaughlin@scouting.org
John MayoCW Camp Rangerjohn.mayo@scouting.org
Dan MeganCW Camp Directordirector@campwanocksett.org
Andrew CollinsCamp Business Administratorandrew.collins@heartofnewenglandbsa.org
Will NevilleCW Program Directorprogram@campwanocksett.org
Orlando SoutherlandTVSR Camp Directordirector@tvsrbsa.org

Executive Board

Officers and Members of the Board of the Heart of New England Council, Inc. – A local subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America

NameCurrent Position
Chris BakerPresident
Brian AndersCouncil Commissioner
Tim DalyTreasurer
John CreedonExecutive Vice President
Jeremy AhernVP Enterprise
Alan MalkasianVP Finance
Branden MorrisVP Membership & Marketing
Jim AdamsVP Development
Richard SpurrVP Camping & Program
John O’MalleyVP Membership Standards & Youth Protection
Rochelle RayVP Administration
Terry BassMember at large
David BosselaitMember at large
Matthew CiampagliaMember at large
Michael GerryMember at large
Kevin KerneyMember at large
Ken KronlundMember at large
Aaron LangloisMember at large
Mark MonahanMember at large
Calvin MooreMember at large
Michael O’BrienMember at large
Paul O’RiordanMember at large
Christopher PeraMember at large
Jamie PitneyMember at large
Marc SmithMember at large
Michael SpillaneMember at large
David StoneMember at large
Charles ThompsonMember at large
Jason VuongMember at large
Ira WolfMember at large
Jake M.OA Lodge Chief (Youth)
Stephanie M.VLA President (Youth)
Dale WheelerDistrict Chair

Be a Scout

Scouting is a family-based, year-round program positively affecting every area of a young person’s life. Scouting provides challenge, adventure and lessons that last a lifetime. It is fun with a purpose – reinforcing values taught at home to help young people fulfill their potential. The program encourages participants to achieve a deeper appreciation for others, including peers, parents and other adults. Early in the Scouting experience, Scouts learn the value of serving others.

Get started by locating your closest pack or troop and learn more about Scouting at BeAScout.org.


Ask any of our over 2,000 volunteers and they’ll tell you, volunteering with Scouting is as rewarding to them as it is meaningful to the kids. Watching kids grow is one thing — leading them through the process is a whole new experience altogether.

Interested in volunteering? Find a unit near you and get in touch!

Charter a Unit

Is your organization looking for a way to provide wholesome, educational activities for youth in your community? Learn how your school, community or religious organization can benefit from starting a Scouting unit.

Contact the Service Center near you to get started today!