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National BSA Member Fee Increase 2023

Dear Scouting family, We received the following very important message from our national council and wanted to share it with you in its entirety.  BSA’s emergence from bankruptcy represents a pivotal milestone in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s financial restructuring case and solidifies a path forward for survivors and the Scouting movement. To [...]

By |2023-06-08T14:40:53-04:00June 8th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Gone Camping! Mayflower Council Summer Hours

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2023. As such, the Mayflower Council Service Center will soon switch to a "Camping Season" schedule. Our Service Center in Milford, Massachusetts, will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. After that, and through Labor Day, the Service Center will be by appointment [...]

By |2023-05-26T12:18:41-04:00May 26th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured|

Council Support For Units & Scout Families

What Does Mayflower Council Do For Units & Scout Families? To help unit leaders, the council maintains a service center with administrative staff to: Assist with online registrations, Scout Life subscriptions, and initiate special requests to the National Service Center and other organizations. Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, etc., needed by [...]

By |2023-04-06T17:01:58-04:00April 6th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Workshop: Understanding New Barriers to Abuse

As part of our ongoing commitment to abuse prevention, the BSA is updating the adult supervision requirements for overnight activities. In this workshop, we will discuss: Enhancements to the minimum “two deep leadership” requirements. The definition of an adult fee required position. Limited exceptions for Cub Scout Parents and Guardians. Scenarios and examples. Required [...]

By |2023-04-05T22:43:54-04:00April 5th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Changes to Council Activity Fee Aug. 1, 2023

Dear Mayflower Families, Thank you for your commitment to Scouting. We truly appreciate you being part of our council and an essential part of your local unit. We know how important it is for a Scout (and a family) to be “thrifty.” Our non-profit organization looks to model that point of the Scout Law [...]

By |2023-04-06T16:31:50-04:00April 5th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

District Award Nominations

All districts are accepting nominations for District Award of Merit as well as recognitions for other outstanding Scouters: Nomination for District Awards - due April 15 Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing crew advisor, committee chair (for any unit) and charter organization representative of the year awards Unsung Hero Award - someone who goes above and beyond [...]

Scouts BSA Summer Camp 2023 Season Kick Off

Join us to hear from our Camp Leadership Team about our 2023 Scouts BSA, Venturing & Sea Scouting camp programs. Moritz Schmid, Mayflower Council Vice President of Program will kick-off the meeting. We will then provide an update on the plans to improve upon and upgrade last year's program and administration. [...]

By |2023-01-12T23:15:04-05:00January 13th, 2023|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

Big Summer Camp News From Mayflower Council

Dear Mayflower Families, Like you, we are very excited and looking forward to Summer 2023 and everything that comes with it. First and foremost in that recipe for summer fun is summer camp. Coming out of the pandemic, and as we look to utilize our council’s community spaces to their best ends, we have [...]

By |2023-01-12T14:40:11-05:00January 12th, 2023|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

Congratulations To Our On Time Recharter Units

Congratulation to the following units that completed their unit recharter on time this year (by November 15). Completing their unit's charter renewal by November 15 allowed our staff to review and reach back out to them if there were issues. Their charters will be the first ones to post in January. Crew 355 Newton [...]

By |2022-12-15T20:30:03-05:00December 15th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

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 |2023-01-12T22:52:05-05:00November 17th, 2022|NESA, Newsletter|