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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|

Norman Rockwell And The BSA

Most folks know the name “Norman Rockwell.” But did you know that the illustrator documented Scouting from 1913 to 1976? Rockwell’s portfolio is evocative of the Scouting spirit and portrays the ideals of the movement during its infancy through the United States Bicentennial. A Scout is Helpful (1941) - Hillcourt’s “Norman Rockwell’s World of [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:45:26-05:00January 28th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Stressed Out? Scouts Can Try These Techniques

Scouts in the UK have some ideas for in-the-moment relaxation… Getting back into the routine of things after the Holidays is supposed to put folks on even footing. It’s supposed to be comforting to be back in “the swing of things.” But for many of us, especially during these confusing, frustrating COVID times, that [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:39:02-05:00January 27th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Scouts Honor: Thomas R., Troop 101 Northborough

Eagle Scout project garnered 300 new LEGO sets for Boston Children’s Hospital Recently, children at Boston Children’s Hospital received almost 300 new LEGO sets from a former patient turned Mayflower Council Eagle Scout - Thomas R. Thomas, a sophomore at Willow Hill School and a Scout in Troop 101 Northborough, learned those little blocks’ [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:15:27-05:00January 26th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

A Scout is Helpful: Session Explains Scoutbook

The Mayflower Council looks to help leaders open Scoutbook on January 31… Scouts BSA may have been born in 1910, but the current program is a little more contemporary vintage. And since a Scout is brave, Scouting continues to march into the digital landscape. For example, did you know that Scoutbook is the BSA’s [...]

By |2022-01-25T12:58:30-05:00January 25th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Scouting For “Unbored” Kids In The Winter

A helpful post from Scouting Magazine outlines information about boredom… We’re just a few days into winter, and my kids are already tearing the paint off the walls. Beyond school break and the COVID caution, we’re all staring at each other a whole lot. Looking for relief during the holiday vacation, we found a [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:20:20-05:00January 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|