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Scouting For “Unbored” Kids In The Winter

A helpful post from Scouting Magazine outlines information about boredom… We’re just a few days into winter, and my kids are already tearing the paint off the walls. Beyond school break and the COVID caution, we’re all staring at each other a whole lot. Looking for relief during the holiday vacation, we found a [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:20:20-05:00January 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

Summer 2022: Seven Weeks at Camp Squanto

New video highlights Mayflower Council’s 650-acre destination for adventure… Hey, did you know it’s winter? “Wonderful” snow, sleet, and freezing temps for at least a few more months. As the commercial jokes, “495 is a pahhhhking lot.” YUCK! And now, with the holidays in the rearview, we need something significant to look forward to; [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:21:29-05:00January 17th, 2022|Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

Exploring The History of Scouts BSA

It’s pretty easy to find articles and videos about the beginning of the World Scouting Movement and its “uncle” Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell — Baden Powell or “BP” (Be Prepared) for short. It’s a little more challenging to get to brass tax about the origins of scouting in the United States. Scouting.org [...]

By |2022-01-12T12:30:36-05:00January 12th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

The BSA Uniform: Always In Style

From Army hand-me-downs to Oscar de la Renta, the Boy Scout uniform is, itself, a story…  As you put on your Scout uniform, did you ever catch yourself wondering, how did we get here? After all, it’s one of the most iconic ensembles on earth. No matter where you’re from, everyone can picture a [...]

By |2022-01-04T22:39:17-05:00January 11th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership|

What is a Pinewood Derby Garage?

Cub Scout Pack 3104 in Hudson prepares for the big race… For the majority of Cub Scouts, two words bring visions of pole positions, paint jobs, and – principally – victory. “Pinewood Derby.” Unfortunately, for many Cub Scout parents, those words (needlessly) bring sheer terror. Not because the day is a bore. No, there’s [...]

By |2022-01-12T10:08:42-05:00January 10th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured|

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|

Friends of Scouting Kick-Off

On behalf of the Development Committee of the Mayflower Council, Boy Scouts of America and Kevin Paicos, Chair of the 2022 Friends of Scouting Annual Campaign, you are cordially invited to celebrate Scouting! Please join us for a fellowship reception as we kickoff the 2022 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

By |2021-12-28T11:37:32-05:00December 28th, 2021|Campaign & Gifts, Featured, Fundraising|