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Wanted: New Merit Badge Counselors

There was a recent purge of merit badge counselors from Scoutbook because many had not renewed their registration last year. With virtual merit badge events happening in the Mayflower Council, we are looking for volunteers who would be interested in renewing their counselor registration or becoming a new merit badge counselor. We do have [...]

By |2021-03-10T19:40:42-05:00March 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Life-to-Eagle Seminar Presentation

This year, 2021, the council advancement committee has committed to offering five Life-to-Eagle seminars. These seminars are for educating our prospective Eagle Scouts to learn what needs to happen to advance to Eagle Scout.  These seminars can also be incredibly helpful for Scoutmasters, Eagle coaches, advancement chairs, and committee chairs; and all districts are [...]

By |2021-03-05T16:14:27-05:00March 5th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Changes in Scoutbook Effective March 1

Effective March 1, 2021, Scoutbook’s leader invite process will perform a check for a BSA issued Member ID and active BSA registration when being invited to connect with the unit roster. Prior to March 1, unit leaders should check their rosters in Member Manager at my.scouting.org to ensure all adult leaders listed in Scoutbook [...]

By |2021-02-04T19:06:56-05:00February 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|

New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

There is a new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook available. Please make sure that your Life Scout is using the correct workbook when requesting a project review from the district. Download the new workbook. For more information and details contact your district advancement chairperson. Learn More

By |2021-01-19T19:59:45-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Proposed Eagle Scout Merit Badge Delayed

January 7, 2021 The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts working on the Eagle Scout rank should continue to use current [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:43:42-05:00January 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

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|

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) https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/ [...]