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Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Preliminary Note: the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing.  There has been an update to the Rank Advancement COVID-19 FAQ on 1/5/2021 - please click the link to see those updates (marked with a diamond) https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/ [...]

Special Jamboree On The Internet!

School's been canceled. Restaurants are closed. Libraries are closed. The gym's closed. Scouts? Still going strong! Join us on April 3-5 for an opportunity to talk with Scouts from around the world during a special Jamboree on the Internet! This is a truly rare opportunity for Scouts and Scouters to come together, share ideas [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:52:13-04:00March 25th, 2020|Council Wide|

2020 Camp Squanto Open Positions

Camp Squanto has open positions for the following: 1. Provisional Scoutmaster- Male or female registered Scouter over the age of 21. Responsible for the oversight of the Provisional Scout Program at Camp Squanto. Formation of individual Scouts into a functioning Provisional unit weeks 2-6. Must be be YPT trained and have previous camp or [...]

By |2020-04-17T12:40:29-04:00March 24th, 2020|Camp Squanto Open Positions|

2020 Camp Resolute Open Positions

Position Minimum Age Requirement Assistant Reservation Director - Program Res 21 or over Must be able to complete BSA National Camp School Program Director Cert Assistant Reservation Director - Program Day 21 or over Must be able to complete BSA National Camp School Cub Program Director Cert Assistant Reservation Director - Camper Exp. 18 [...]

By |2020-03-25T13:50:09-04:00March 24th, 2020|Resolute Open Postions|

Rank Advancement and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and COVID-19 The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:02:53-04:00March 20th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Scouting At Home

Are Your Scouts At Home? Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home! Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that [...]

By |2020-04-01T18:00:38-04:00March 19th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|

Virtual Board of Review Resources

Scouting Magazine has recently posted an article regarding using video conferencing to conduct Board of Reviews. Board of Reviews are an integral part of the Advancement program for Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Awards, and Sea Scout ranks.  While making considerations for other people's health and safety through social distancing, we encourage all Unit leaders to [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:49:25-04:00March 18th, 2020|Advancement|

Eagle Service Project Fundraising Guidelines

Mayflower Council Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising GuidelinesThere are many worthy Eagle Scout Service Projects that can be carried out at minimal cost, if any. Fundraising is allowed to the extent required to cover the expected expense but projects whose sole purpose is to raise funds do not qualify as Eagle Leadership Service Projects. All fundraising [...]

By |2020-08-20T16:29:29-04:00March 18th, 2020|Advancement, Camp Squanto|

Sachem District Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the Sachem District Award Recipients! District Award of Merit: Tom Vincent, Troop 1022/8 Weymouth Rob Lyons Kat Caruso Cubmaster of the Year – Mary McGurran, Pack 303 Weymouth Scoutmaster of the Year – Brendan Farrell, Troop 138 Braintree Crew Advisor of the Year – Justin Crisafulli, Ship 323 Weymouth Committee Chair [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:17:32-04:00March 18th, 2020|Sachem District|