Labor Day

The Marlborough and Canton Service Centers will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.

Can I Get A Tax Credit?

Find Out If You Can Get A Tax Credit!

Summer Day Camp Expenses May Qualify For Tax Credit.  Here’s a tax tip directly from the IRS. Along with the lazy, hazy days of summer come some extra expenses, including summer day camp. But the IRS has some good news for parents: Those added expenses may help you qualify for a tax credit. For more information, check out IRS Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. This publication is available at or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

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Mayflower Council Has A Ship!

Mayflower Council has started a Sea Scout Ship at the Wessagusset Yacht Club in Weymouth. Any and all youth are welcome join as long as they meet the requirements (14 or 13 and graduated 8th grade). No Scouting experience necessary! Sea Scouts will learn how to sail, navigate the ocean, repair vessels, and so much more! If you’re interested, come to the information night at the Wessagusset Yacht Club on Friday September 14th 5 pm – 8 pm. Park in the Wessagusset Beach Parking Lot and follow the attached picture for walking directions (less than 1/4 mile). If you can’t make it, please fill out this form for more information and to sign up!

Gathering of Eagles

More than 60 Eagle Scouts and family members gathered at the Franklin Country Club on Saturday, August 18th for the Mayflower’s inaugural Gathering of Eagles. The council’s NESA Committee sponsored the event to honor the council’s Class of 2017-2018 Eagle Scouts with a BBQ lunch. The event brought together Eagles from across the council for fellowship, to celebrate, share stories, and enjoy good food. Retired Army Major Richard Keogh reflected on earning his Eagle Scout badge during a brief ceremony. “The skills you learn becoming an Eagle Scout may change, but the values do not,” said MAJ Keogh, inspiring Eagles young and old. At the end of the luncheon, the Eagles rededicated their commitment to the Eagle Badge and to Scouting. All attendees received an event patch. Many thanks to Matthew Boczanowski and Sean Riley, event organizers, and the entire NESA Committee for their effort. A special thanks goes out to all Mayflower Gathering of Eagles attendees, supporters and sponsors.

Staff Changes At Mayflower Council

We regretfully announce that Bill Dunbar, Field Director, Headwaters District will no longer be working with the Mayflower Council effective August 17th. This is a great loss to the council but we can only wish Bill the best of luck in this new chapter of his life.  Bill’s duties will be assumed by Rick Riopelle, Director of Field Service until a new district executive is hired.

Employment Opportunities with Mayflower Council


Bring your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others.

Scouting … a Profession with a Purpose

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong values and fun. The BSA has a major focus on the development of youth.

What Professional Scouters Do

Several thousand commissioned professional Scouters lead, guide, and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends on to carry out its mission. It is the job of the commissioned professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting’s activities.


The commissioned professional Scouter in a beginning management position is assigned to a district or service area within a local council. Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to promote, supervise, and work with local volunteers. If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a commissioned professional in the Mayflower Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Training and Development = Success

The Boy Scouts of America realizes that in order for people to grow and be productive, they need opportunities to learn. The fact that more than 75 percent of the BSA’s professionals receive training each year is a testimony to the commitment by local councils and the national organization. Training courses, with set periods of time to acquire specific information, are part of our overall plan of development.

Commissioned professional Scouters receive continuous instruction through formal as well as informal training. The BSA fosters an environment of continuous learning to nurture collective creativity, which benefits both professionals and the organization. We share knowledge, ideas, and experience, creating both a workforce that is involved in decision making and an inclusive work environment that ensures the success of Scouting in the local community.

The BSA is committed to the training and development of individuals because we fully recognize the benefits of mutual growth and development that will unleash the creativity and productivity of its greatest asset: its people!

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a number of practical benefits for professional staffers. In fact, the BSA offers a benefits package considered to be among the best in the nonprofit sector. The package includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage in addition to long-term disability, accident, and life insurance, and a matching savings plan for retirement. The starting salary in this beginning position is $38,000 to $40,000 annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Adult-must have attained age 21 unless that requirement is prohibited by any applicable law
  • People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
  • Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards

Current Openings:
District Executive Positions



Submit your cover letter and resume to Rick Riopelle.


Staff Changes

We regretfully announce that Stephen Lavoie, District Executive of Sachem District will no longer be working with the Mayflower Council effective August 10. This is a great loss to the council but we can only wish Stephen the best of luck in his new endeavor as youth minister at St. Rose of Lima Church in Northborough. Stephen’s duties will be assumed by Rick Riopelle, Director of Field Service until a new district executive is hired.