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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council StaffFull, Part-Time, and Volunteer Employees of the Heart of New England Council, Inc. – Boy Scouts of America
|Nick Thornton||Director of Developmentemail@example.com|
|Jeffrey Harris||Director of Camping & Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patrick Hanrahan||Development Directoremail@example.com|
|Bill Dunbar||District Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelly Stickney||Program Assistantemail@example.com|
|Scott Rosengren||Office Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debbie McMillen||Office Assistant||Deb.McMillen@scouting.org|
|Matthew McLaughlin||TVSR Camp Rangeremail@example.com|
|John Mayo||CW Camp Rangerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dan Megan||CW Camp Directoremail@example.com|
|Andrew Collins||Camp Business Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Will Neville||CW Program Directoremail@example.com|
|Orlando Southerland||TVSR Camp Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Officers and Members of the Board of the Heart of New England Council, Inc. – A local subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America
|Brian Anders||Council Commissioner|
|John Creedon||Executive Vice President|
|Jeremy Ahern||VP Enterprise|
|Alan Malkasian||VP Finance|
|Branden Morris||VP Membership & Marketing|
|Jim Adams||VP Development|
|Richard Spurr||VP Camping & Program|
|John O’Malley||VP Membership Standards & Youth Protection|
|Rochelle Ray||VP Administration|
|Terry Bass||Member at large|
|David Bosselait||Member at large|
|Matthew Ciampaglia||Member at large|
|Michael Gerry||Member at large|
|Kevin Kerney||Member at large|
|Ken Kronlund||Member at large|
|Aaron Langlois||Member at large|
|Mark Monahan||Member at large|
|Calvin Moore||Member at large|
|Michael O’Brien||Member at large|
|Paul O’Riordan||Member at large|
|Christopher Pera||Member at large|
|Jamie Pitney||Member at large|
|Marc Smith||Member at large|
|Michael Spillane||Member at large|
|David Stone||Member at large|
|Charles Thompson||Member at large|
|Jason Vuong||Member at large|
|Ira Wolf||Member at large|
|Jake M.||OA Lodge Chief (Youth)|
|Stephanie M.||VLA President (Youth)|
|Dale Wheeler||District 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!