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Scouting is Part of You

If you have been watching this spot on, it comes as no surprise that ScouterStan on YouTube is a favorite stop on the “InterWebs.” Stan Richards, an Orlando-based Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver award recipient was part of a professional Scouting family. He continued his Scouting journey when his son became a Cub [...]

By |2022-04-19T09:50:13-04:00April 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, 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. [...]

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

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|

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|

Scouts Honor: Jack B., Troop 12, Framingham

Eagle Scout service project brings “tactile reading” to children Watertown’s Perkins School… They say, what goes around comes around. And for Life Scout Jack B. of Troop 12, Plymouth Congregational Church, Framingham, coming back around led him to Watertown.  As a toddler, Jack participated in an infant-toddler program at Perkins School for the Blind. [...]

By |2022-03-19T14:41:06-04:00March 21st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Did You Know? “Scouting for Boys”

The first installment of BP’s important series hit newsstands 114 years ago… Scouts in the United States celebrate the 1910 incorporation of the BSA on February 8.  However, the genesis of the World Scouting Movement finds historians noting several essentialdates. One of the most important is *January 24, 2008. On that date, Lord Baden [...]

By |2022-01-25T17:15:03-05:00February 4th, 2022|Council Wide|

Temperature Drops But The Fun Factor Stays High

Cub Scouts can #AdventureOn during the winter months… Yes, it’s cold. Yep, it’s snowy. However, just like Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts can still find outdoor fun, too. That was the theme of a recent repost of a 2010 article entitled, “Hot tips for cold-weather fun with Cub Scouts.” For Scouting, Mark Ray wrote: Tim [...]

Scouters: Lots to Learn! Where to Start?

Sometimes, volunteers feel overwhelmed, but some simple steps can help… You’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. We all would like to have it.  In many ways, the “Trained” patch symbolizes adult advancement and achievement. Mostly, it simply means you have “a clue.”  However, it might be the first step to feeling like your work [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:46:09-05:00February 2nd, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Training|

Do You Know How A Pinewood Derby Kit Gets Made?

Sure, you might know how a Pinewood Derby car gets made, but how about the actual kit? “Who knows how a Pinewood Derby kit gets made?” Shhh. Put your hands down. Signs up! Okay now. Yes, you know how to build a kit, but do you know how that kit gets made? Well, true [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:45:59-05:00February 1st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

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|