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Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) was established during the BSA’s 100th Anniversary in 2010 with the first recipient to receive the award a year later. The award was created to recognize notable Eagle Scouts who had either performed distinguished service at the local, state, or regional level or [...]

By |2022-11-17T17:39:53-05:00November 17th, 2022|Featured, NESA, Newsletter|

Service Project Of The Year

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams national Eagle Scout service project of the year award (ESSPY) to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project. Examples [...]

By |2022-11-18T11:19:25-05:00November 17th, 2022|Featured, NESA, Newsletter|

BSA Systems Maintenance Update

System Maintenance – Saturday, November 5, 2022 – from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM The My.Scouting and Scoutbook systems will be down this Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM for a system upgrade. All features will be offline during this time. This includes all My.Scouting tools, the training site, Online Registration, Internet Rechartering and Advancement [...]

By |2022-11-17T17:41:21-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Training, Unit Resources|

Daniel Carter Beard Award – Jim Quinlan

Congratulations to Jim Quinlan on his receiving the Daniel Carter Beard Award from Plymouth Lodge of Masons. Established in 2001, the Award recognizes the strong relationship the Freemasons have had with Scouting since it’s founding in 1910. The award is presented to Scouters who are Freemasons and act as role models to our youth [...]

By |2022-10-20T11:22:37-04:00October 20th, 2022|Council Wide|

Online Registration for Adult Leaders

Now available! Updates have been made to the national registration system that allows us to accept adult applications online. Now your unit can skip the paper and use a much more efficient and secure method to register adults. In compliance with Massachusetts law, our council's policy is to ensure that adult volunteers have the [...]

By |2022-10-20T11:05:36-04:00October 20th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Transfer Between Councils Now Available Online

The attached user guide is for for parents and/or volunteers to transfer between councils using the online registration system. This allows you to login and transfer from one council to another, and once the application is approved and the overnight sync is run all the training and advancement records for the member will follow. [...]

By |2022-10-05T13:00:44-04:00October 5th, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Unit Resources|

2022 Westborough Good Scout Award Dinner

Westborough Good Scout Dinner Tuesday, November 1, 2022 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA Reception 6:00 pm – Dinner & Program 7:00 pm 2022 Honorees Amber Bock, Superintendent, Westborough Schools Amber Bock’s professional experience includes over thirty years of leadership experience in the public school setting. Currently she is the Superintendent of [...]

By |2022-09-07T13:01:51-04:00August 26th, 2022|Council Wide, Fundraising|

2023 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

In Scouting, we say "it's about the youth" and none of our adults are involved for the recognition, but every now and then we need to say thanks especially to those volunteers whose leadership and example has left a lasting positive impact on the program and the broader community. One way we do that [...]

By |2022-11-17T17:41:59-05:00August 2nd, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide|

We Want Your Old LEGO Bricks

Help your old LEGO bricks find a new purpose! The Mayflower Council is looking at giving your unused LEGO collection a second life; assisting with new youth recruiting. We will be launching a LEGO Pinewood Derby activity as part of our new member recruiting efforts at community fairs, farmer's and artisan markets, and other [...]

By |2022-07-07T16:37:37-04:00July 7th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

National BSA Member Fee Increase 2022

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. As you know, costs continue to rise, and the annual fee must be increased to address the fiscal realities we face to deliver a safe and quality Scouting program. To ensure we have the resources to fulfill [...]

By |2022-06-30T14:48:26-04:00June 30th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|