About Us

Brattleboro Outing Club Mission

The mission of the Brattleboro Outing Club is to promote community participation in outdoor activities by developing, operating, and sponsoring affordable recreation programs, events, and facilities in Brattleboro and the surrounding towns.

We aim to encourage, develop, and promote family outdoor life and good fellowship.

Founded in 1922 by local sports enthusiast Fred Harris, the Brattleboro Outing Club (BOC) is one of the oldest civic outdoor sports associations in the country. BOC relies on an active volunteer base offering the community a great opportunity to join and participate in affordable outdoor activities year-round. Each program welcomes new members to join throughout the open season and offers lessons and special events to all ages. Most important of all, join us to meet and have fun with other outdoor enthusiasts.

History of the BOC

Dave Twombly, BOC President

BOC volunteers are compiling a comprehensive history of the Brattleboro Outing Club, including its founding by Fred Harris. In the meantime, please enjoy the reflections of several former BOC presidents, including Dave Twombly. The interviews were taped at BCTV’s Open Studio, hosted by Tim Johnson, on April 22, 2010.

You can also read more here and here.

BOC Board of Directors  
Dave Twombly President, X-C Ski Chair
Joe Meyer Vice President, Tennis Chair
Jake Dixon Secretary
Jay Jacobowitz Treasurer
Larry McIntosh Paddling Chair
Linda Puzan Rowing Program Chair
Joan Weslowski Board Member at-large