100th Anniversary of Camp Resolute

Come join current and past staff, campers, and leaders as we celebrate this milestone. Tour the camp, share your memories, re-engage with friends from the past! The afternoon will begin with activity stations open for your enjoyment, a re-dedication of memorial park, then a barbecue, formal parade and retreat, special presentations, and a closing campfire that we hope you will participate in. We will have displays of memorabilia to share as well.

This event is open to all past Resolute and Day Camp staff, campers, leaders, and their families!

Come for the whole time or come when you can.

There will be memorabilia items to purchase, commemorative coin, belt buckle, and lapel pin. All attendees will receive a 100th Anniversary patch.

Registration Deadline: July 13, 2019


June Roundtable

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National Duty To God Award

Mayflower Council congratulates Michael P. Healy for receiving the National Duty to God Award at the Duty to God Award Breakfast at the 2019 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting posthumously.

Michael P. Healy was the leading figure in enabling youth and adults of Unitarian Universalist faith to enjoy Scouting. He founded the Unitarian Universalist Scouter’s Organization and served as its first President. He led the creation of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta Living your Religion religious emblem for Unitarian Universalist youth. He worked tirelessly with Boy Scouts of America leadership and with the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Association to resolve policy differences. He organized Unitarian Universalist participation in several Boy Scouts of America National Jamborees.

Mike also was a leader in the Boy Scouts of America’s National Religious Relationships Committee. He also founded the Religious Relationships Committee of the Northeast Region and served as its first chair. Mike served as unit level leader, Council President of Knox Trail Council, Area President of the New England Area of the Northeast Region and member of the Northeast Region Executive Board. Mike was awarded the Eagle Scout Award, National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Silver Beaver Award and Silver Antelope Award. He was a founder and vigorous supporter of the Harbor to Bay bicycle ride to combat AIDS.

Mike had an interesting career. He initially was an engineer working with Raytheon Corporation as part of the team with the Apollo Moon Landings. He then wanted to work more with people and for almost 30 years was a general practice attorney in Holliston Massachusetts. Finally, he was preparing to become a Unitarian Minister, earned a Master of Divinity degree and was completing internship in preparation for ordination as a Unitarian Minister when he Went Home on March 6, 2016.

Mike is survived by his wife Cathy, three children and nine grandchildren.

Silver Antelope Award

Mayflower Council would like to congratulate Chris Thorp as a recipient of the Silver Antelope Award.  The Silver Antelope Award is conferred by the National Court of Honor of the By Scouts of America upon nomination by the region for distinguished service to youth. The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of the Northeast Region.

Chris has received many awards during her 32 years in Scouting, including the Silver Beaver Award, Venturing Leadership Award, Order of the Arrow Founder’s Award, 50-Miler Award, Scoutmaster’s Award of Merit, and Scoutmaster’s Training Award. She is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, a recipient of the District Award of Merit and Advisor’s Key, and has earned Wood Badge.  Her proudest moments occurred when she was able to accompany her son, Robert, and daughter, Jennifer, on separate trips to Philmont.

Chris has filled a number of positions at the unit level including den leader, Webelos leader, den leader coach, committee member, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Scoutmaster. She currently serves as Crew Advisor. She has served as the district committee chair and the district camp promotions chair. At the council level, she has been training chair, vice chair and chair of camping, program vice president, and lodge adviser, and is currently activities and civic service chair. She currently sits on the Area 1 committee. She also served as host council representative to National Camp School for Camp Resolute for 10 years.

Now that she is retired, Chris has joined Camp Resolute as director with the goal of ensuring that the camp became accredited by the American Camp Association like Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base.

Chris credits her success in Scouting to having the full support of her family. While her husband, Tom, is not involved in Scouting, he and her children have made many sacrifices so she could fully immerse herself in Scouting, for which she is grateful. She and Tom live in Maynard, Massachusetts.

June Training Newsletter

Mayflower training dates 2019-2020 (06-04-19)

Popcorn Kick-off Meeting

Here Comes Popcorn! We Are Ready to Kick-Off the 2019 Trail’s End Popcorn Sale and We Want to See You!

This year Mayflower Council will be having four kick-offs for the popcorn sale. They will be on June 5 (Medfield), June 11 (Framingham area), June 17 (Marshfield) or June 20 (Abington), choose the one you like the best. For the convenience of our units we have them spread out in all areas of the council. Your unit should plan on bringing multiple representatives to learn all the information, and make it more fun.

You want to be there for this! Not just for the additional commission percentage (up to 5%!), but for the sheer knowledge. Trail’s End is bringing HUGE changes in technology this year that will increase Scout sales and make it much easier to track a whole unit’s sale.

The popcorn kick-off meetings will showcase the council plan for the year, the timeline, and the commission. Most importantly, they will show you how you can plan your unit’s sale to maximize your efforts. Our highlight this year is a Trail’s End smart phone app with which every unit can track all sales of all Scouts in the unit. There is a LOT more functionality built in too.

Are you a new unit in Mayflower Council? If so, welcome and we invite you to attend a kick-off meeting so we can show you how your unit can earn enough money in one fundraiser to support your Scouting adventures for the entire year!

Are you an established unit but just not earning enough to support your program financially? Join us and learn just how simple it can be to earn that extra money you need. We’ve got a way so simple, you don’t even need to touch the product to earn money for your unit.

Step 1: Pick the Date & Location that Works Best for You

Guarantee a great fall for your unit with fundraising success at one of our kick- offs. Meet your district popcorn kernel and get all your questions answered!

There are four dates and locations, choose the one that works best for your schedule.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the exciting changes:




Step 2: Create an Account and Commit to Funding Your Unit’s Adventures.

We recommend you create an account using your unit type, number and town. Example: Pack 123 Anytown. Click the button below to get started.


We look forward to seeing you at one of our exciting kick-offs.

If you have questions, we have answers. Email us at popcorn@mayflowerbsa.org

April Roundtable

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Our next District Roundtable will be on May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

The Center At Medfield

1 Ice House Road
Medfield, MA 02052

Doubleknot Instructions For Leaders

This guide is for Leaders needing to register your Packs, Troops or Crews for events, activities and summer camp.


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April Training Newsletter

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My Wood Badge Ticket

Dear Mayflower Council Volunteers,

My name is Deb MacGregor. I am currently working on my Wood Badge ticket. My project is to gather the names and contact information for Mayflower Council volunteers who would be willing to help out by rendering first aid at events or by teaching for training of adult volunteers or youth members. By answering my survey you are in no way committing to any obligation other than that you are a volunteer in the council who is willing to help out at some time in the future.

I was approached by several leaders expressing that it is extremely difficult to find qualified adults to cover first aid stations at events, teach first aid at events, etc. I am gathering information to create a database that we can all use to help us get coverage when needed.

Please take a few minutes to answer my survey so that I can make this database for all to use.

YIS, Deb MacGregor