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Congressional Award Scouts Can Earn

In Congress, it’s the rare subject about which there’s unanimous agreement. It’s the Congressional Award, the highest recognition Congress bestows on young people. To qualify, a young person must meet certain goals in four key areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, many of [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:23:26-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

Scouting Safely Online Resources

Do you know where to find up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters? The scouting.org website. Take time to become familiar with all the safety information under Scouting Safely to help all of us keep Scouts safe. Scouting Safely Alerts Guide to Safe Scouting The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety Annual Health and Medical Record Incident [...]

By |2021-01-19T20:04:20-05:00January 19th, 2021|Newsletter|

Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|

New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

There is a new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook available. Please make sure that your Life Scout is using the correct workbook when requesting a project review from the district. Download the new workbook. For more information and details contact your district advancement chairperson. Learn More

By |2021-01-19T19:59:45-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Proposed Eagle Scout Merit Badge Delayed

January 7, 2021 The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts working on the Eagle Scout rank should continue to use current [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:43:42-05:00January 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

2021 Virtual Merit Badge University

Due to overwhelming response, VMBU is no longer able to accept registrations. We are exploring ways to offer other virtual merit badge events in the future, be sure to subscribe to Mayflower Today, our Mayflower Council Facebook page and our website for details as they become available. We are excited to announce our 1st [...]

By |2021-02-04T18:35:21-05:00December 30th, 2020|Council Wide|

Noteworthy Neighbor

This one comes courtesy of Partners in Patriotism, a nonprofit organization established by the Kraft Group as a community outreach group for the town of Foxborough. This week’s #NoteworthyNeighbor is lifelong resident Joseph Gonsalves! An Eagle Scout, Joseph built the Storybook Trail behind the Lane Property for his Eagle Project in 2017. The Storybook [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:38:59-05:00December 17th, 2020|Newsletter|

Updated Charter Agreement

The BSA National Service Center has just released a new Charter Organization Agreement that must be signed by either the Institutional Head and/or Chartered Organization Representative. We understand that a number of units have already submitted their charters to their unit commissioner or district recharter representative. If a unit has submitted their packet with [...]

By |2020-12-11T18:58:17-05:00December 10th, 2020|Membership, Newsletter|

Scoutbook New Members Added Automatically

If you're a Scout leader you do not need to add new members to Scoutbook manually. All new Scouts, adult leaders and transfers require an application that is sent to the council service center. Once the registration is processed, the systems will sync and Scoutbook will automatically update with your new members (usually within [...]

By |2020-12-02T15:40:00-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Newsletter|