Saturday Open Programs

New England Base Camp in Milton

Open to the Public!

Check out our program dates HERE.

From 10:00am- 5:00pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plane a log. Be sure to save some time to go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur.

At Base Camp in Milton, Scouts will have the equipment and resources to complete requirements that say “Do” or "Demonstrate." Leaders and parents can administer programs by following a pathway or working from their handbook on a specific advancement. Be sure to bring your Scout Book app so you can receive credit for your successes immediately!


New England Base Camp in Milton- Merit Badge Programs

In-Person Sessions Now Available!

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.


Insect Study Merit Badge - Saturday, May 22nd - 1-5pm

Archery Merit Badge - Saturday, May 29th - 8am-11am

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 6th - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT

Bird Study Merit Badge - Saturday, June 12th - 9am-1pm

Swimming Merit Badge - Sunday, June 6 - 8am-12pm - SOLD OUT


Open Program

Follow your own path and explore the campgrounds. Activities and areas are listed below.


Leaders, Parents, and Counselors can work with Scouts on specific Adventures or Merit Badges.


Use one of our fun Outdoor Activity Pathways that will lead you throughout the camp while doing themed-activities. You can even fulfill advancement or training requirements on the way.

Outdoor Activities

  • Rock climbing
  • Archery
  • BB Shooting
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Ropes Course
  • Axe Yard/ Wood Tools
  • Monkey bridges
  • Wilderness Skills
  • Tomahawks

Indoor Activities

  • Swimming
  • STEM Center- Ecology
  • 3-D printer
  • Game room with Oversized chess & 3D dinosaur puzzles
  • Indoor bouldering program
  • Music Room
  • Augmented Reality Sand Box *NEW*
  • Robotics Room *NEW*
  • Animation Lab *NEW*

Winter Activities:

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow shoeing
  • Winter wilderness survival
  • Winter cooking (can be inside)
  • Axe Yard (weather permitting)
  • Scout Skills (weather permitting)


Throughout the campsite section of the property you’ll enjoy great camping and hiking. Campers can rent Cabins, Shelters & Campsites.


Leave the cooking to us! You can book breakfast, lunch, or dinner for your stay through our dining hall, Hayden Lodge. Pre-order food now!

Special for Scouts!


New England Base camp is Powered by Scouting – and ScoutBook fuels the engine. Be sure to bring your Scout Book App with you to camp. Our weekend staff is certified and can sign off on countless merit badges, rank advancements, and Cub Scout adventures. The Camp is fully loaded with a strong wifi signal and with a Scout Shop on the premises, and if the Scout leader approves, the unit can even print the advancement report and buy the patches in the shop that same day! PLEASE NOTE: Spirit of Adventure pays for its Scouts to have the Scout Book App as part of their adventure card.

Scout Leader Training

Are you new to Scouting? You just raised your hand to be a Den Leader or a Scoutmaster and don't know where to begin?

Bring the scouts and their families to Base Camp for an afternoon! It's free with your Adventure Card! While you are there, the boys can work on badges and you'll participate side by side and walk away with your adult badge for training! It's simple - while he has fun measuring, preparing and cooking his meal, you simultaneously learn how to manage a meal for a group of scouts.

BALOO Training and IOLS Training available every week at Open Program in Milton!

Any questions about registrations or reservations, please call: 617-615-0004