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Scouts Honor: Eric H., Troop 28BT Cohasset

Eric H. of Troop 28 Cohasset Earns Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Eagle Scout created “first responder sensory kits” to help first responders  Wrentham, Mass. — The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project [...]

By |2022-06-14T11:19:02-04:00June 13th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership, NESA|

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|

Scouts Honor: Molly J, Troop 1920 Plymouth

What do you do when your Girl Scout Troop stops meeting? Well, if you are Molly J, you join a Boy Scout troop, then found a Scouts BSA Girls’ Troop, earn Eagle Scout, and finally garner the title of “VFW Scout of the Year” in Massachusetts. NBD. The Order of the Arrow is in [...]

By |2022-02-23T17:32:25-05:00January 31st, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Scouts Honor: Thomas R., Troop 101 Northborough

Eagle Scout project garnered 300 new LEGO sets for Boston Children’s Hospital Recently, children at Boston Children’s Hospital received almost 300 new LEGO sets from a former patient turned Mayflower Council Eagle Scout - Thomas R. Thomas, a sophomore at Willow Hill School and a Scout in Troop 101 Northborough, learned those little blocks’ [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:15:27-05:00January 26th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

A Scout is Helpful: Session Explains Scoutbook

The Mayflower Council looks to help leaders open Scoutbook on January 31… Scouts BSA may have been born in 1910, but the current program is a little more contemporary vintage. And since a Scout is brave, Scouting continues to march into the digital landscape. For example, did you know that Scoutbook is the BSA’s [...]

By |2022-01-25T12:58:30-05:00January 25th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Scouting for Inspiration: Hannah Holmes

One year ago, this Scout became the first girl to earn all of Scouts BSA’s 137 merit badges. Each week at troop meetings around the country, scouts do amazing things. However, sometimes a Scout does something so unique, unprecedented, that ABC News calls. One such accomplishment occurred last year, when a home-schooled lone scout [...]

By |2022-01-04T21:41:32-05:00January 6th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Scouts Honor: Maxwell S Troop 47 Randolph

Stecker’s Eagle Scout service project revitalized birdhouses at Powers Farm Community Park This week Mayflower Council recognizes the efforts of Maxwell S of Troop 47, Randolph, Massachusetts.  As a Life Scout participating in Scouts BSA’s inclusion program, Maxwell — a 21-year-old special needs student at May Center — completed his Eagle Scout service project [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:26:54-05:00January 5th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Covid Modified Requirements Ending March 1

As of March 01, 2022, all temporary changes made to Scouts BSA advancement requirements to address the COVID-19 pandemic will expire, and there will be a return to the standard rules for Scouts BSA advancement. This includes deferment of some swimming requirements for First and Second class, virtual activities for Tenderfoot, Second and First [...]

By |2022-01-04T23:04:03-05:00January 4th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

New BSA Merit Badge: Citizenship In Society

New badge to be an Eagle requirement beginning July 2022 The Boy Scouts of America recently introduced a new merit badge to the list of achievements offered to youth in Scouts BSA. The “Citizenship in Society” merit badge seeks to encourage Scouts to delve into the meaning of “diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethical leadership.” [...]

By |2022-01-05T20:21:52-05:00January 4th, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|