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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|

Scouts BSA: Opportunities for All

Scouting opens opportunities for all people, young and old… Looking back over the last couple of years, one video produced by the Boy Scouts of America really hit a nail on the head. Talking to Scouters from around the country, the clip begins with the quote, “Scouting opens up a lot of opportunities… you [...]

By |2022-01-12T12:46:42-05:00January 14th, 2022|Council Wide|

The Joy of Dutch-oven Cooking

This time-honored Scout tradition need not wait until your next campout… At our most recent Scout Troop Court of Honor, among various and sundry cookies and brownies and doughnuts, there was one, very popular, dessert.  Prepared by our Scoutmaster (and Eagle Scout), his Pineapple upside-down cake went fast.A BSA tradition, pineapple upside-down cake is [...]

Exploring The History of Scouts BSA

It’s pretty easy to find articles and videos about the beginning of the World Scouting Movement and its “uncle” Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell — Baden Powell or “BP” (Be Prepared) for short. It’s a little more challenging to get to brass tax about the origins of scouting in the United States. Scouting.org [...]

By |2022-01-12T12:30:36-05:00January 12th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|