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National BSA Member Fee Increase 2023

Dear Scouting family, We received the following very important message from our national council and wanted to share it with you in its entirety.  BSA’s emergence from bankruptcy represents a pivotal milestone in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s financial restructuring case and solidifies a path forward for survivors and the Scouting movement. To [...]

By |2023-06-08T14:40:53-04:00June 8th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Gone Camping! Mayflower Council Summer Hours

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2023. As such, the Mayflower Council Service Center will soon switch to a "Camping Season" schedule. Our Service Center in Milford, Massachusetts, will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. After that, and through Labor Day, the Service Center will be by appointment [...]

By |2023-05-26T12:18:41-04:00May 26th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured|

VOA Officer Applications

Applications to become a 2023-2024 officer are being accepted until Monday, June 5th!  The mission of the Mayflower Council Venturing Officers’ Association (VOA) is to promote and support the Venturing program, utilizing a standard organizational structure that enables Crews to grow their membership and advance leadership opportunities through communication, program, and administration. This mission is [...]

Council Venturing Leadership Award Nominations

Do You Know an Exceptional Venturer? Nominate them for the Venturing Leadership Award! To recognize Venturers and Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law, the Mayflower Council may present individuals with the Council Venturing Leadership Award. Qualifications Be registered and involved as a Venturer for [...]

Fabled Fabion

Adam Fabion paces Pack 56. A proud Eagle Scout, Adam Fabion of Pack 56 in Holdbrook returned to Scouting when his son joined Cub Scouts as a Tiger.  Of course, Adam immediately became a den leader and started helping to plan the Pack events. Moreover, like many adults in Scouting, Mr. Fabion loves taking [...]

By |2023-05-17T22:21:25-04:00May 17th, 2023|Council Wide, Den Leader of the Week|

Council Support For Units & Scout Families

What Does Mayflower Council Do For Units & Scout Families? To help unit leaders, the council maintains a service center with administrative staff to: Assist with online registrations, Scout Life subscriptions, and initiate special requests to the National Service Center and other organizations. Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, etc., needed by [...]

By |2023-04-06T17:01:58-04:00April 6th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Workshop: Understanding New Barriers to Abuse

As part of our ongoing commitment to abuse prevention, the BSA is updating the adult supervision requirements for overnight activities. In this workshop, we will discuss: Enhancements to the minimum “two deep leadership” requirements. The definition of an adult fee required position. Limited exceptions for Cub Scout Parents and Guardians. Scenarios and examples. Required [...]

By |2023-04-05T22:43:54-04:00April 5th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Changes to Council Activity Fee Aug. 1, 2023

Dear Mayflower Families, Thank you for your commitment to Scouting. We truly appreciate you being part of our council and an essential part of your local unit. We know how important it is for a Scout (and a family) to be “thrifty.” Our non-profit organization looks to model that point of the Scout Law [...]

By |2023-04-06T16:31:50-04:00April 5th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

District Award Nominations

All districts are accepting nominations for District Award of Merit as well as recognitions for other outstanding Scouters: Nomination for District Awards - due April 15 Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing crew advisor, committee chair (for any unit) and charter organization representative of the year awards Unsung Hero Award - someone who goes above and beyond [...]

New Board Member Believes Scouting Is Integral

In 2017 when her son Arnav earned Eagle, Sangeet Srikanth told fellow parents at his Troop 355 Newton Court of Honor:  "It structures their lives and gives them the most valuable experience that even the best high school education cannot provide." “None of the experiences in Scouting can be measured in terms of letter [...]

By |2023-02-24T13:13:11-05:00February 24th, 2023|Council Wide, Featured|