Dorchester Reporter News August 9

August 9, 2018
Over 50 BGCD members and chaperones were the guests of the Dorchester Yacht Club for their Annual Summer Cruise & BBQ. Members also got to do some sightseeing during their tour of Boston Harbor.


BGCD Competes in Dell Technologies Charity Shootout: Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester President and CEO, Bob Scannell, and WBZ news anchor, David Wade, had the chance to compete on behalf of BGCD at the Dell Technologies Charity Shootout at Fenway Park last week.

At this golf style tournament, competitors were given one swing from behind home plate in an effort to shoot a hole-in-one into the outfield – anyone able to make it having the opportunity to win 1 million dollars for their charity.

While no one got a hole-in-one, the shot closest to the pin won an incredible $25,000. Bob and David both came close, but Steve Burton took the winning swing, earning $25,000 for the Hockomock Area YMCA. Congratulations to all of the participants and charities of the day!


BGCD Holds Club-Wide Talent Show: This past week at the Club, summer program members of all ages participated in a Club-wide talent show. Performances included incredible singing demonstrations, many creative dance routines, as well as a few other unique talent displays.

Club members were extremely proud and happy for the chance to show off some of their abilities and had tons of fun collaborating with one another to make for an amazing overall show, especially with our regular summer programming soon coming to an end.

Learn more about how you or your child can get involved with all the fun going on here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester by visiting or by visiting our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts!


BGCD Returns to Camp Northbound: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will be returning to Camp Northbound for the 13th year next week. 150 campers and 25 staff members come together in Bridgton, Maine each summer to grow, learn about themselves and others, and to have a great time!

Campers participate in tons of fun activities such as water sports, rock climbing, arts and crafts, archery, hiking, campfires and more! Campers usually return year after year, making the camp community consistent and the Northbound camp spirit strong.

The camp is run by a combined staff of Camp Micah counselors and Club staff who work together to make Camp Northbound an exciting, meaningful, and memorable experience for everyone. We are looking forward to this exciting upcoming trip!


Field Day at Walter Denney Youth Center
August 9

Camp Northbound
August 18 – 23

Walt Disney World
August 26 – 31