Rank Advancement and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and COVID-19 The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:02:53-04:00March 20th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

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|

Finding A Merit Badge Counselor

The Mayflower Council is utilizing the power of Scoutbook to enhance the functionality of our merit badge counselor list. HOW DO I ACCESS THE LIST Go to and login to your account. If you have the proper rights, you will see it towards the bottom of your troop’s page in Scoutbook (MB Counselor List [...]

By |2019-10-15T13:54:03-04:00October 11th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Merit Badge Counselors

ABOUT BEING A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR Share your knowledge with Scouts. Merit badge counselors teach Scouts a variety of skills. From American Business to Woodwork, there's a badge for everything. All merit badge counselors must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and approved by the council advancement committee for each badge listed [...]

By |2020-06-11T10:32:07-04:00October 10th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide|

Planning Your Next Den Meeting Just Got Easier

If you’re a den leader, you’re going to love the latest update to Scoutbook! The Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for tracking Scouting advancement just rolled out a new update that’s going to make it easier than ever for den leaders to prepare for and lead meetings, track advancement and attendance, and more. 

By |2019-07-31T15:07:04-04:00July 31st, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

What’s the intent of advancement requirements?

Several requirements along the trail to the Eagle Scout rank seem very straight-forward: demonstrate tying knots, participate in a flag ceremony, sleep in a tent you helped pitch, etc. However, there’s depth to each and every task a Scout must perform.

By |2019-07-26T18:51:00-04:00July 26th, 2019|Advancement|

Upgrades to Internet Advancement Now Live

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail. The BSA has introduced an array of upgrades designed to make your life easier. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history in a snap and give Scouters more control over printable reports [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:24:58-04:00June 13th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – March 2019

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 Boards of Review on March 7th and March 20th, 2019. Royston V., Troop 45 Worcester Zachary R., Troop 41 Marlborough Garrett P., Troop 232 Ashland John W., Troop 100 [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:44:21-04:00March 20th, 2019|Advancement, Headwaters District|

2019 Guide to Advancement Update Now Available

It is important that unit leaders and committees understand the advancement guidelines, and follow them. There is a summary of the changes near the beginning of the Guide. The 2019 update to the Guide to Advancement is now available online here.

By |2019-02-03T20:41:00-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|