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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|Comments Off on Eagle Service Project Fundraising Guidelines

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 Scoutbook.com 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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. 

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|Comments Off on New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – March 2019

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|Comments Off on 2019 Guide to Advancement Update Now Available

Limited Exception to Eagle Age Requirements

The Boy Scouts of America will offer a one-time, limited exception to its age requirements for the Eagle Scout award, giving new Scouts BSA members, male and female, a fair chance to earn the program’s top honor.

By |2019-02-03T20:33:59-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide|Comments Off on Limited Exception to Eagle Age Requirements

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Updated

Advancement Update: A revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook for 2019 has been posted and is available here. The content is basically unchanged and revised to reflect gender-neutrality.

By |2019-01-20T23:23:12-05:00January 20th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide|Comments Off on Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Updated