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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|

Spring Membership Campaign

As part of The Mayflower Council’s Spring Membership Campaign, we are primarily focusing on Scouts BSA troops and Venturing crews and 4 opportunities to increase participation in these aspects of the Scouting Experience.    WHAT’S INVOLVED  The Spring Membership Campaign involves several different elements:  Operation Re-Engagement Webelos To Scouting AND Scouting to Venturing Transitions Peer [...]

By |2022-04-14T16:44:13-04:00March 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

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 [...]

Annual Recognition Dinner Postponed

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and in an abundance of caution, for the health and safety of our attendees, the Council Recognition Dinner has been postponed until April 28 at 7pm at the Franklin Country Club. If you have already registered to attend, please mark the new date on your calendar. [...]

By |2022-01-20T20:04:47-05:00January 20th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

Friends of Scouting Kick-Off

On behalf of the Development Committee of the Mayflower Council, Boy Scouts of America and Kevin Paicos, Chair of the 2022 Friends of Scouting Annual Campaign, you are cordially invited to celebrate Scouting! Please join us for a fellowship reception as we kickoff the 2022 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

By |2021-12-28T11:37:32-05:00December 28th, 2021|Campaign & Gifts, Featured, Fundraising|

2022 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 |2021-12-28T11:46:43-05:00October 25th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Halloween Recruiting Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some great recruitment ideas for your Cub Scout or pack to use to recruit new Cub Scouts and families to join the Scouting program. These can be great ways to reach those families who missed your Join Scouting Night, want to be part of Scouting, but [...]

By |2021-12-28T11:46:26-05:00October 20th, 2021|Membership, Unit Resources|