Website Guidelines and Privacy Policy.

Website Guidelines

This website is maintained under the direct authorization of the Supreme Chief of the Fire of the Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council and abides by all guidelines set forth by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council makes every effort to ensure that the dates, times, email addresses, Internet addresses and telephone numbers contained on this site are accurate and up to date. While we attempt to keep all information accurate, we encourage you to inform us of any inaccuracies that may be found.

Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council is not responsible for the content of sites not a part of Links to other sites on the Internet are provided as a resource to the members of the Scouting community and may not represent the opinions of the Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council.

While we may display images & photos of scouts involved in various activities, we will not publish the full name, address, phone, or e-mail of any Cub Scout or Boy Scout under the age of 14. We may, with the approval of parents, publish certain contact information for older Boy Scouts if they, for example, are an Order of the Arrow Officer, received an Eagle Scout or Religious Award, or have achieved some other type of recognition.

We may publish, with the express approval of adult volunteers contact information.

Questions, comments or suggestions about the website should be sent to the webmaster. Please set the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Questions concerning the operations, administration, or program in the Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council should be sent to the Spirit of Adventure Council office at 600 West Cummings Park Drive, Suite 2750, Woburn, MA 01801.

Privacy Policy


Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council (Pennacook Lodge) is an division of an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to enable individuals and organizations to establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site

What personally identifiable information Pennacook Lodge collects.

  1. What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the website.
  2. What organization collects the information.
  3. How Pennacook Lodge uses the information.
  4. With whom Pennacook Lodge may share user information.
  5. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  6. What type of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Pennacook Lodge control.
  7. How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council, 600 West Cummings Park Drive, Suite 2750, Woburn, MA 01801.

Information Collection and Use

Information Collection
Pennacook Lodge is the sole owner of the information collected on Pennacook Lodge collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

In order to register for Scouting events a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user gives contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about events on our site for which he/she has expressed interest.

Contact Forms
In order to contact Pennacook Lodge a user must first complete the contact form. During this process a user gives contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about their request.

We request information from the user on our order and online donation forms. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user. All credit card transactions are processed through a secure server. Credit card numbers are not seen by any Pennacook Lodge staff, they are only seen by the financial institution that approves the transaction.

Information Use

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following internet browser help file directions.

By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.

Third Party Advertising
We have no third party advertising on our site.

Log Files
Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet, service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use a tracking utility called Google Analytics that uses log files to analyze user movement.

Communications from the Site

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.


Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We do not share aggregated demographic information.

Third Party Advertisers
We do not share any information obtained through our web site with third party advertisers.

These are the instances in which we will share users’ personal information:
We share registration information with our district and committee webmasters. They have completed training and are authorized to use this information only for the purposes of faciliting registration for Scouting events.

Third Party Intermediaries
We do not use an outside shipping company to ship orders.

Service Providers
We do partner with other third parties to provide specific services.

We do not use any information provided to use from the web for purposes not directly related to our site. However, if you do not wish to provide your name, address, phone or email over the web, then you may conduct your transaction in person at the Spirit of Adventure Council office.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the directions in the email footer.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Pennacook Lodge are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email), and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

All confidential registration information such as credit card numbers is processed through an external website with its own privacy policy. Pennacook Lodge does not have access to see privileged information such as credit card numbers.

All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices and select volunteers. Only employees who need the registration information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a webmaster) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

If users have any questions about the security at our website, users can write to PRIVACY, Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council , 411 Unquity Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Supplementation of Information
In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to users it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if user incorrectly entered information, the user can notify the contact person found at the bottom of every page where information is requested.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update this page accordingly.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:
Phone: 617-615-0004
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Postal Address: Pennacook Lodge, Spirit of Adventure Council, 600 West Cummings Park Drive, Suite 2750, Woburn, MA 01801