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Headwaters June 4th Roundtable Follow up

Hello Headwaters Thank you to the Pack and Troop leaders that joined our Roundtable team on Thursday for a conversation about the recent changes and announcements to Scouting.  We appreciate everyone that shared their thoughts, questions, concerns and comments through our anonymous Google Survey (link below).  These concerns will be analyzed by our District [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:44:35-04:00June 10th, 2020|Headwaters District, Headwaters Roundtable|

April Roundtable: More Remote Programming ideas

Thank you to all Cub Scout leaders that joined us for both the April 2nd Virtual Roundtable and the Cub Scout Check-in virtual meeting on April 22nd.  We appreciate everyone sharing their ideas and plans for remote programming for their Units! Below is an update to our working document of Scouting at Home ideas [...]

By |2020-05-05T14:07:13-04:00May 5th, 2020|Headwaters District|

Rank Advancement and Covid-19: April Update

COVID-19 FAQ UPDATED 4/13/20 - The most recent updates are indicated by a diamond in front of the question. Advancement Q: How can advancement be tracked remotely? Scouting units should use Scoutbook to record and track advancement. To track advancement remotely, parents should: Connect with their child’s member profile via an invitation that the unit leader [...]

By |2020-05-05T14:02:45-04:00May 5th, 2020|Advancement|

Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scout Extension

Details on Extension for Eagle Boards of Review for Those Who Wish to Be in the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts These are historic times for our Movement. The coronavirus pandemic is having a direct impact in many Scouts’ ability to continue on their trail to Eagle – especially having completed all their requirements prior to [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:59:44-04:00May 5th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

April Roundtable: Remote Programming Ideas

Hello Headwaters, Below are some of the notes and topics that were discussed at our Virtual District Roundtable at the start of the month.  We had a long conversation about remote programming ideas and what both Troops and Packs can be doing to keep their Scouts engaged and connected. Headwaters District is also here [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:02:44-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Headwaters Roundtable|

Play Family Feud with your Patrol

Troop 314 Scoutmaster Paul has collected answers from Scouters around our district. Top 100 answers on the board!   Download the attached excel file to have the categories and answers for your virtual game of Family Feud, Scouting Patrol edition!   Patrol-Feud-Survey-ResultsDownload

By |2020-04-16T17:00:51-04:00April 13th, 2020|Headwaters District, Unit Resources|

Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Preliminary Note: the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing.  There has been an update to the Rank Advancement COVID-19 FAQ on 1/5/2021 - please click the link to see those updates (marked with a diamond) [...]

Virtual Board of Review Resources

Scouting Magazine has recently posted an article regarding using video conferencing to conduct Board of Reviews. Board of Reviews are an integral part of the Advancement program for Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Awards, and Sea Scout ranks.  While making considerations for other people's health and safety through social distancing, we encourage all Unit leaders to [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:49:25-04:00March 18th, 2020|Advancement|

Eagle Service Project Fundraising Guidelines

Mayflower Council Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising GuidelinesThere are many worthy Eagle Scout Service Projects that can be carried out at minimal cost, if any. Fundraising is allowed to the extent required to cover the expected expense but projects whose sole purpose is to raise funds do not qualify as Eagle Leadership Service Projects. All fundraising [...]

By |2020-08-20T16:29:29-04:00March 18th, 2020|Advancement, Camp Squanto|

New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – January 2020

Please join the Headwaters District Advancement team in congratulating the following Scouts on their achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout with the completion of their Board of Review this past month: Steven M. -  Troop 100 Westborough Colin K. - Troop 92 Southborough Justin B. - Troop 2 Milford Andrew Z. - Troop 1 [...]

By |2020-02-12T13:38:33-05:00February 12th, 2020|Headwaters District|