Resolute 100th Anniversary Camporee Update

Message from the Camp Resolute 100th Anniversary Camporee Chair

Thank you all for registering your units for the Camp Resolute 100th Anniversary Camporee. As most of you are already aware, the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus remains a serious concern in Massachusetts.

There is a strong possibility due to the danger of the virus, and presence of a healthy mosquito population at Camp Resolute, participation at the 100th Camporee may be limited to a Saturday only event. The organizers believe this would be a prudent compromise in the event Camp Resolute does not experience a frost prior to the date of the event. Participants should be aware that the town of Bolton’s risk level has been assessed as “moderate” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Obviously this is not an ideal situation, but all of the activities are currently scheduled for Saturday and while removing the overnight component of the outing would be disappointing, we believe the program will still be top-notch. There may be minor schedule changes necessary such as moving the scheduled campfire to a bit earlier, but that aside, all of the program activities, awards, contests, and fun will still occur.

We will continue to monitor the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus situation and update as new information becomes available. Even as a day only event, the “Camporee” promises to be a wonderful celebration of Camp Resolute history and a great time for your Scouts.

Gary Bernklow
Camp Resolute 100th Anniversary Camporee Chair
ceo@tosalumni.org
978-886-5650




Insurance Certificate

How do I obtain proof of insurance for my unit?

To get a formal Certificate of Insurance, please fill out the Google Form.

Allow at least two weeks for processing of certificate requests.

If you need assistance, please contact Tyler.

Request For Insurance Certificate




An Update on Scouting Registration Fees

As a valued member of our Mayflower Council Scouting family, we know we owe it to you to be transparent and communicate information we receive promptly.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the National Council informed us that registration fees for the Scouting program will increase effective January 1, 2020. This change is primarily due to increasing liability insurance costs associated with delivering a quality program across the country.

While we do not know the exact amount, the National Council committed to having the amount finalized in the next six weeks, once the National Board reviews the recommendations from a task force of volunteers and professionals assigned to review this matter. Unfortunately, this change will impact registration fees to be collected at rechartering.

We sincerely apologize for the timing and the inability to convey the amount of the new registration fee at this time, but felt compelled to quickly communicate what we learned as soon as we learned it. We recognize the timing of this fee increase creates challenges as units have already begun collecting fees for their 2020 registration renewal process.

Thank you for all you do to support and deliver Scouting to the youth of the Mayflower Council.

Yours in Scouting,

Michael Rotar
Council President

Bryan Feather
Scout Executive / CEO

Mark Niedzielski
Council Commissioner

 

Registration Fee Frequently Asked Questions Document




New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – August 2019

Please join the Headwaters District Advancement team in congratulating the following Scouts on their achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout with the completion of their Board of Review in August 2019:

  • John H. –  Troop 1 Hopedale
  • Navdev B. – Troop 100 Westborough
  • Scott C. – Troop 14  Bellingham
  • Ian G.  – Troop 112  Franklin
  • Matthew R. – Troop 1 Southborough
  • Jacob L. – Troop 126  Franklin
  • Justin D. – Troop 126  Franklin

It is an honor and privilege to congratulate these exceptional Scouts for their achievement. As less than 5% of Scouts become Eagles, these are truly the best of the best, the most dedicated, and the most determined to succeed!

 

Congratulations!

Once an Eagle Scout, Always an Eagle Scout!




Upcoming Overnight Training Events Cancelled

Important message from the Mayflower Council Training Team

Because of the ongoing concern over the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, the Council Training Team will NOT be running the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course that was scheduled for September 27-28 at Camp Resolute or the Basic Adult Leaders Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) course that was scheduled for October 5-6 at Camp Squanto.

Overnight camping and outdoor activities are an integral part of the required curriculum for both of these training courses, and after considering the long-range weather forecast, the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) risk map, and feedback from many sources, we determined that we’re not comfortable with the risk that these activities pose.  Mayflower Council Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus Information post.

For now, we’re keeping the October 19-20 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course in Wrentham open, as there’s a better chance of a mosquito-killing frost before 10/19.

We will re-evaluate the risk as we get closer to the course dates.

Course directors will notify registered participants for the September Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and October Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) courses and provide options for rescheduling.

We will add capacity to the October 19-20 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course and look for a later date for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). We will also offer these courses again in the spring. Paid participants (those from out of council) can receive full refunds. We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your understanding as we seek to take reasonable precautions to keep all members of our Scouting family safe.

Please contact Lisa Olson if you would like to reschedule your September Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) to the October 19th date.

Refund Request




Need More Popcorn

Didn’t order quite enough popcorn? Are your Scouts goals higher than you planned?  Are you Scouts doing such a great job that you need more popcorn?  We have you covered!  We will get you what you need to help your Scouts reach their goals!

Please fill out the attached form and let us know what you need.

Additional Product Order Form




September 2019 Roundtable Flyers

The handouts from this month’s Roundtable meeting:

Shadow Box Form

Scouting For Food

Camp Resolute – 100th Anniversary Camporee

Philmont 2020

Training Newsletter

Webelos Woods

Sachem Fall Camporee

 




Scout Shop Extended Hours

The Scout shops have extended their hours to allow you to purchase your items for your Scouts.

Southborough Scout Shop Woburn Scout Shop New England Base Camp Scout Shop
22 Turnpike Road 2 Tower Office Park 411 Unquity Road
Southborough, MA Woburn, MA Milton, MA
Monday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm Monday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm Monday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm Tuesday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm Tuesday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm Wednesday’s 9:30 – 7:00 pm Wednesday’s 9:30 – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 9:30 – 7:00 pm Thursdays 9:30 – 7:00 pm Thursdays 9:30 – 7:00 pm
Friday’s 9:30 – 6:00pm Friday’s 9:30 – 6:00pm Friday’s 9:30 – 7:00pm
Saturday’s 10:00 – 4:00 pm Saturday’s 9:30 – 5:00 pm Saturday’s 9:30 – 5:00 pm
Through September September and October Through October 5th




Cub Scout Leader Training

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Vigil Honor Nominations

The Tantamous Lodge is now accepting nominations for the Vigil Honor.

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:

  • Lodge
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Scouting community
  • Scout Camp

Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition, found in the annual re-charter packet. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.

Nomination Form