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Free Bowling For Your Kids All Summer

Score free family fun at a local bowling alley this summer! If you’re looking to get your kids off their devices, look no further because we have found a great option for you – and it’s free! The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in our community and we thought that your [...]

By |2022-04-24T12:01:54-04:00April 24th, 2022|Council Wide|

Free Norman USA Custom Cordless Window Shade

Keep your kids safe with a hot freebie! For the rest of 2022, every household in the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) with a child under the age of eight (8) years old is eligible for one FREE custom-made cordless Honeycomb shade. Window blinds are among the top five hidden hazards in U.S. [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:26:48-04:00April 24th, 2022|Council Wide|

Employment Opportunities with Mayflower Council

DIVERSITY — OPPORTUNITY — COMMUNITY Bring your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting … a Profession with a Purpose Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build future [...]

By |2022-09-19T18:16:37-04:00April 24th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Youth Applications Online Transition

As we continue our work to enhance the traditions of Scouting here in the 21st Century and augment the privacy and safety of our membership, the Mayflower Council will soon look to move most membership functions online. Long story short, the days of youth paper-based membership applications are coming to an end. [...]

By |2022-04-06T12:38:35-04:00April 6th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Extensive New Member Marketing Campaign

At their February 16 council executive board meeting, $250k was approved for a major marketing campaign to help entice new members to join Scouting in Mayflower Council. The campaign is being directed by the Council Marketing Committee and managed by Mittcom, a local marketing firm who excels at integrated campaigns unitizing social platforms. The [...]

By |2022-04-01T09:22:12-04:00April 1st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Guidance on Donations to Ukrainian Scouting

Many volunteers have requested information on how to help Scouting in Ukraine. Please see the official statement from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) below. WOSM recognizes one National Scout Organization per country. For Ukraine, the Member Organization is National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine (NOSU). We encourage all NSOs that any [...]

By |2022-03-29T22:25:38-04:00March 29th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Updated Safe Swim Defense Training

In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safe Swim Defense” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities have been core to the program. Safe Swim Defense training is required for any BSA unit [...]

By |2022-03-23T12:45:08-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Training|

Update on the 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures

In May of 2021, it was announced that 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures would be retiring at the end of this program year (May 2022). See details here. Elective adventures are reviewed for content and popularity. These 19 have been the least popular based on sales and advancement data. They will be archived in [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:21:58-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Changes to Den Leader Training Award Devices

As part of the National Council's ongoing mission to streamline and simplify the Scouting program, Scouting U, in collaboration with National Supply Group, has identified three Cub Scout device pins that will be discontinued from the program effective immediately. These devices were traditionally worn on the Den Leader Training Award Knot, which recognizes den [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:04:57-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Training, Unit Resources|

Welcome to Operation: Re-Engagement

As part of the Mayflower Council’s Spring Membership Campaign, we would like to encourage your participation in Operation Re-Engagement between now and March 31st, 2021. This effort, which is council wide, is designed to invite former Cub Scouts who may have dropped from your roster back into your pack. Your participation will be beneficial [...]

By |2022-03-19T17:27:20-04:00March 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|