Monthly Archives: January 2022


Scouts Honor: Molly J, Troop 1920 Plymouth

What do you do when your Girl Scout Troop stops meeting? Well, if you are Molly J, you join a Boy Scout troop, then found a Scouts BSA Girls’ Troop, earn Eagle Scout, and finally garner the title of “VFW Scout of the Year” in Massachusetts. NBD. The Order of the Arrow is in [...]

By |2022-02-23T17:32:25-05:00January 31st, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Norman Rockwell And The BSA

Most folks know the name “Norman Rockwell.” But did you know that the illustrator documented Scouting from 1913 to 1976? Rockwell’s portfolio is evocative of the Scouting spirit and portrays the ideals of the movement during its infancy through the United States Bicentennial. A Scout is Helpful (1941) - Hillcourt’s “Norman Rockwell’s World of [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:45:26-05:00January 28th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Stressed Out? Scouts Can Try These Techniques

Scouts in the UK have some ideas for in-the-moment relaxation… Getting back into the routine of things after the Holidays is supposed to put folks on even footing. It’s supposed to be comforting to be back in “the swing of things.” But for many of us, especially during these confusing, frustrating COVID times, that [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:39:02-05:00January 27th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Scouts Honor: Thomas R., Troop 101 Northborough

Eagle Scout project garnered 300 new LEGO sets for Boston Children’s Hospital Recently, children at Boston Children’s Hospital received almost 300 new LEGO sets from a former patient turned Mayflower Council Eagle Scout - Thomas R. Thomas, a sophomore at Willow Hill School and a Scout in Troop 101 Northborough, learned those little blocks’ [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:15:27-05:00January 26th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

A Scout is Helpful: Session Explains Scoutbook

The Mayflower Council looks to help leaders open Scoutbook on January 31… Scouts BSA may have been born in 1910, but the current program is a little more contemporary vintage. And since a Scout is brave, Scouting continues to march into the digital landscape. For example, did you know that Scoutbook is the BSA’s [...]

By |2022-01-25T12:58:30-05:00January 25th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Annual Recognition Dinner Postponed

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and in an abundance of caution, for the health and safety of our attendees, the Council Recognition Dinner has been postponed until April 28 at 7pm at the Franklin Country Club. If you have already registered to attend, please mark the new date on your calendar. [...]

By |2022-01-20T20:04:47-05:00January 20th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Scouting For “Unbored” Kids In The Winter

A helpful post from Scouting Magazine outlines information about boredom… We’re just a few days into winter, and my kids are already tearing the paint off the walls. Beyond school break and the COVID caution, we’re all staring at each other a whole lot. Looking for relief during the holiday vacation, we found a [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:20:20-05:00January 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

So Far, So Good: A New Scoutmaster’s Story

Via storytelling, this concise, helpful book tackles the wide breadth of emotions that come with being a Scouter… I found it! For several weeks since becoming a leader in my son’s Scout troop, I looked for some reading that would help me sort out the many observations, emotions, and lessons that popped into my [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:20:45-05:00January 18th, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Unit Resources|

Summer 2022: Seven Weeks at Camp Squanto

New video highlights Mayflower Council’s 650-acre destination for adventure… Hey, did you know it’s winter? “Wonderful” snow, sleet, and freezing temps for at least a few more months. As the commercial jokes, “495 is a pahhhhking lot.” YUCK! And now, with the holidays in the rearview, we need something significant to look forward to; [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:21:29-05:00January 17th, 2022|Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

Cranberry Harbors District January Roundtable

Slides from our virtual January Roundtable are posted below, along with material from the Cub and Scouts BSA breakouts, Safety Moment, and event flyers.  I hope you'll all make a resolution to to "one thing" to make Scouting better in 2022.  Thanks. JanRT_Slides_FinalR1 Cold Water Immersion JanRT-ScoutsBSA_PatrolMethod SampleCombined_AOL-Crossover_Ceremony 2022 Klondike Derby Flyer 2022 Freeze [...]

By |2022-01-14T10:23:05-05:00January 14th, 2022|Cranberry Harbors District Roundtable|