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Youth Applications Online Transition

As we continue our work to enhance the traditions of Scouting here in the 21st Century and augment the privacy and safety of our membership, the Mayflower Council will soon look to move most membership functions online. Long story short, the days of youth paper-based membership applications are coming to an end. [...]

By |2022-04-06T12:38:35-04:00April 6th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Mott Receives National Recognition

While we’re all in it for the youth of Massachusetts; however it's great when our leaders and volunteers are recognized for their hard work. Recently, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge (No. 1476 Plymouth) reported Plymouth’s Michelle Mott was awarded “the Marvin M. Lewis Award” by the Elks National Scouting Committee. WickedLocal.com [...]

By |2022-04-19T11:20:00-04:00April 1st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Newsletter|

Extensive New Member Marketing Campaign

At their February 16 council executive board meeting, $250k was approved for a major marketing campaign to help entice new members to join Scouting in Mayflower Council. The campaign is being directed by the Council Marketing Committee and managed by Mittcom, a local marketing firm who excels at integrated campaigns unitizing social platforms. The [...]

By |2022-04-01T09:22:12-04:00April 1st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Guidance on Donations to Ukrainian Scouting

Many volunteers have requested information on how to help Scouting in Ukraine. Please see the official statement from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) below. WOSM recognizes one National Scout Organization per country. For Ukraine, the Member Organization is National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine (NOSU). We encourage all NSOs that any [...]

By |2022-03-29T22:25:38-04:00March 29th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Resolute Ramps Up the Outdoor Experiences

So, it’s March. The Freeze-Out is done. The Klondike Derby is over. Meanwhile, there are only so many times you can play “Manhunt” in and around your troop, pack, or den meeting space.  Moreover, you have some Scouts who need, need, need to do something — anything — outdoors. Well Scouters, we here at [...]

By |2022-03-29T22:06:53-04:00March 28th, 2022|Camp Resolute, Council Wide, Featured|

Updated Safe Swim Defense Training

In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safe Swim Defense” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities have been core to the program. Safe Swim Defense training is required for any BSA unit [...]

By |2022-03-23T12:45:08-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Training|

Update on the 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures

In May of 2021, it was announced that 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures would be retiring at the end of this program year (May 2022). See details here. Elective adventures are reviewed for content and popularity. These 19 have been the least popular based on sales and advancement data. They will be archived in [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:21:58-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Changes to Den Leader Training Award Devices

As part of the National Council's ongoing mission to streamline and simplify the Scouting program, Scouting U, in collaboration with National Supply Group, has identified three Cub Scout device pins that will be discontinued from the program effective immediately. These devices were traditionally worn on the Den Leader Training Award Knot, which recognizes den [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:04:57-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Training, Unit Resources|

Grace W. Opens Friends of Scouting Campaign

Scouters, Scouts, Friends, and Family Remain Impressed with Mayflower Council Standout… Sometimes you just have to stop and listen. Such was the state of affairs at the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) opening event held in January. Newton’s Grace W., one of the first-ever young women to earn Scouting BSA’s highest honor – Eagle [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:08:25-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Fundraising|

Tips And Tricks: Let Them See Us At Our BEST!

One of the best ways to promote our programs and encourage new membership is to continuously promote our units and activities to the public. By doing so, we can create several positive outcomes if we show our units, activities, and programs off “at their best.”   Those benefits include:  Increased awareness, participation, and community support [...]

By |2022-03-19T17:55:20-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|