Mayflower Summer Roundtable – August 2021

Here is the slide presentation from Mayflower Council’s August 19 Summer Roundtable.  Part 1 contains the slides from the combined session presentation focused on growing membership.  Part 2 contains the individual event/activity slides and flyers.  Slides from the Cub breakout are also included.




Mayflower Summer Roundtable – July 2021

Here is the slide presentation from Mayflower Council’s July 28 Summer Roundtable. Slides from the main session and breakouts are included.

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Ready Set Scout Launch Event

A Night With Friends & Fun to Kickstart a New Year of Scouting in the Mayflower Council!

The Agenda: What Happens At The Launch Party

Give out prizes to those in attendance
Ready to join? Fill out application online or paper version

How It Works: Your Step-By-Step Guide

1: Choose a Unit Launch Party Host2021-08-19T22:31:15-04:00

Choose a parent who will lead your “Ready Set Scout” launch party event.

Duties will be to lead the next steps.

2. Order Your Party Pack2021-08-19T22:41:58-04:00

Order your Ready Set Scout Launch Kit below!

3: Confirm Date/Location2021-08-19T22:37:22-04:00

Determine date, time and location for the unit (cohort/den/patrol) Launch Party with parents/unit leadership.

The council video will go “live” on YouTube at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 1 and be available any time thereafter.

4. Make a Contact List (See Template)2021-08-19T22:36:41-04:00

Copy this spreadsheet to create a list of cohort parents’ contact information and guests. (Require each parent to confirm at least 1 RSVP for the kickoff party.)

Get names/contact info for parents and their prospective guests.

5. Invite Your Guests via Text (Sample Copy & Image)2021-08-19T22:41:31-04:00

Text for parents to send to friends:

Hi (NAME)! Our Scout unit is hosting a pizza party to kick off the new school year and I’d love to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER). We’ll have pizza, prizes and would love to share some of the fun we have in store to get our kids unplugged, outdoors and having fun this year!

Text for Launch Party Host or leader to send to Scouts who dropped or have requested more information from your area (the Mayflower Council will send you a list of any prospects):

Hi (NAME)! My name is (YOUR NAME) and I’m with Scout (pack/troop/ship/crew NUMBER). Our Scout unit is hosting a pizza party to kick off the new year of Scouting and I’d love to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER). We’ll have pizza, prizes and would love to share some of the fun we have in store to get our kids unplugged, outdoors and having fun this year!

Social Media Images to Include (right click to download)

6. Follow Up, Confirm RSVP by September 272021-08-19T22:35:19-04:00

Launch Party host should follow up with parents about attendees and prepare the pizza order.

7. Create a Slideshow2021-08-19T22:34:41-04:00

Assign an adult or Scout to create a short photo slideshow presentation of your unit’s adventures. This is an easy, friendly way to get your Scouts talking about the fun things you do!

8. Prepare to Party!2021-08-19T22:34:07-04:00

Party packs will be delivered the week of September 27th.

It will include your $25 Dominos gift card which should cover at least 3 medium pizzas. (You may need to order more.) It will also include prizes, parent guides and more. Instructions & tips for a successful event will also be included.

COVID Contingency Plan: we will follow up with all registered units about a contingency plan if necessary based on local and Mayflower Council COVID-19 recommendations.

9. Follow Up After the Party (Sample Copy)2021-08-19T22:32:16-04:00

Follow up with prospective Scout parents with the following:

Hi (NAME)! It was so great to have you at our pizza party! I hope you enjoyed it. Do you have any further questions? I’d also like to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER) to our upcoming Scout meeting on (DATE/TIME) at (LOCATION/ADDRESS). It’s going to be super fun!

Scouts BSA Mayflower Council YouTube Video
Cub Scout Mayflower Council YouTube Video

Pizza – Party – Prizes

Hosted by You, Sponsored by the Mayflower Council

Deadline to Register:
October 15, 2021

Register Your Scout Unit Today!

For tracking and communication purposes, please fill out the form for each individual “party” you are hosting. For example, den leaders or a patrol leader’s parents could be party hosts.

What you’ll receive:

  • $25 gift card to order Dominos pizza
  • Prize pack including fun giveaways, stickers & more
  • Event “how-to-guide”
  • New Parent guides
  • Printed applications

Keys to Success

Keep it Personal: Have each parent invite one other new parent/child

Keep it Simple: You may elect to have a game or activity or keep the “party” as simple as you like.

Keep it Small: this allows for more conversation and questions with new parents & Scouts.

Scout Days at Fenway Park

Wrap-up the summer with your Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Venture crew, Sea Scout ship, family, and friends watching the Boston Red Sox!

Two dates available this year:

Sunday, September 5, Red Sox vs Indians – this date includes a Red Sox Scout Day patch.

Sunday, September 19, Red Sox vs. Orioles – this date includes a Red Sox Scout Day patch the opportunity to participate in a post-game kids run the bases!!

Tickets are extremely limited so place your order today to avoid disappointment. We’ll see you at Fenway!

Westborough Good Scout Award Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to celebrate two outstanding individuals.

Maureen Johnson and Ian Johnson

The Good Scout Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in both their professional and personal lives.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson both serve on a variety of boards and committees, and they are each involved in organizing many community events. Mr. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Westborough and member of the Board of Selectmen, has served on the town Finance Committee. He is very involved in Scouting and serves as a member of the Good Scout Committee. Mrs. Johnson, President of the Westborough Education Foundation, Treasurer of the Westborough Cultural Council and co-chair Arts In Common, President of the Public Westborough Library foundation, chairs the Annual Trivia Bee and co-chairs the Turkey Trot, popular Westborough events. She was recently named a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine.

The recipients need not have been Scouts but must carry the “Spirit of Scouting” into their adult lives. They are people who have been unselfish in their service to others on an individual and community basis. They seek no return for their service other than the satisfaction of aiding their fellow citizens, their community, and their nation.

The Good Scouts are people who truly capture the respect and imagination of our youth.

Registration is now open.

You may register and pay online or fill out the mail-in registration form.

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