February 2017

An Invitation From Director of Education and Public Programming for the Supreme Judicial Court Of Massachusetts

Dear Mayflower Council Scout Masters, The historic John Adams Courthouse, located at One Pemberton Square in Boston and between the State House and Government Center, is the headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch.  This year we are reaching out to scouting organizations to make them aware of this free civic and field trip destination.  As a BSA merit… Read more

2.16.17 Council Consolidation Question of the Week: What Happens To The Activity Fee My Unit Pays?

Question: If the two councils consolidate, what happens to the activity fees that my unit will pay? Good news! Both councils have fees that cover general liability and health/accident insurances.  In addition, the fees would continue to allow your unit to offer tent camping to all of our Scouts and leaders free of charge, with the consolidation broadening… Read more

2.9.17 Council Consolidation Question of the Week: Two Perspectives On Overnight Programs And Availibility

Here is a recent program-related Q&A followed by an article on program by Council Commissioner, Mark Niedzielski Question: Hello.  I received the mailing about the consolidation possibility.  One question I have is, how will this affect council-wide overnights?  I am thinking particularly about things like the Museum of Science or Paw Sox overnights that are council-wide.  It would… Read more