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Captain Curtin Still Uses Scouting in the Navy

The Mayflower Council's professional Scouters recently attended the three-day 2024 New England Councils Planning Conference... the highlight for many team members attending the event was the appearance of Captain Kenneth Curtin, the commanding officer of the nearby Naval Submarine Base New London.

By |2024-04-25T10:58:00-04:00January 16th, 2024|Featured|

Always Room for More – Earn A Recruiter Patch

Always Room for More Earn your “Recruiter” patch in 2023 The founder of the Scouting movement, Sir Robert Baden Powell — better known as B-P in Scout circles — once said: “An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.” In the spirit of that wise sentiment, the Mayflower Council [...]

By |2023-11-08T17:23:34-05:00November 8th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

The Doctor Is In (The Spotlight)!

Dr. Sara Grady is the complete package, from land-loving Cub Scouts to shore-loving horseshoe crabs, this amazing volunteer has every living creature’s best interest in mind. Tiger Den Leader for Pack 47 Plymouth, Sara is a watershed ecologist and — when she is not with her unit — can most often be found in [...]

Fabled Fabion

Adam Fabion paces Pack 56. A proud Eagle Scout, Adam Fabion of Pack 56 in Holdbrook returned to Scouting when his son joined Cub Scouts as a Tiger.  Of course, Adam immediately became a den leader and started helping to plan the Pack events. Moreover, like many adults in Scouting, Mr. Fabion loves taking [...]

By |2023-05-17T22:21:25-04:00May 17th, 2023|Council Wide, Den Leader of the Week|

Mary Millette of Den 1 in Pack 3104 in Hudson

Mary the Mentor Now in her third year in charge of Den 1 (her son Ben’s den; older brother Connor recently crossed over to Scouts BSA, Troop 77 in Hudson), Mary says this year’s highlights include volunteering with “Kylee’s Care Kits” and the “Feed A Neighbor” programs. “I like connecting scouting to our community [...]

By |2023-05-03T17:25:38-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Den Leader of the Week|

Scouts Honor: Everett L., Troop 89 Medfield

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” That’s what the “Scout Oath” says. And for all BSA Scouts, that serious statement [...]

By |2023-04-05T11:37:20-04:00April 5th, 2023|Advancement, Featured|

New Board Member Believes Scouting Is Integral

In 2017 when her son Arnav earned Eagle, Sangeet Srikanth told fellow parents at his Troop 355 Newton Court of Honor:  "It structures their lives and gives them the most valuable experience that even the best high school education cannot provide." “None of the experiences in Scouting can be measured in terms of letter [...]

By |2023-02-24T13:13:11-05:00February 24th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured|

Scouts Honor: Dante D Earns Legion Eagle Award

Earlier this summer, the Venturing Crew 29 and BSA Troop 64 Scout earned the accolade during the American Legion Camporee at Gardner’s Camp Collier. Recently, the Mayflower Council was thrilled to learn that Dante D. received the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Award at the America Legion Camporee, held June 17-19, 2022, [...]

By |2022-08-23T13:10:55-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Venturing/Exploring Division|