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National BSA Member Fee Increase

Dear Scouting Family, Today the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced an increase to the annual membership fees. These increases are a result of rising operational costs and COVID-19, which has created a substantial unplanned loss of revenue due to mandated Scout Shop closures and shortened high adventure base seasons. Locally, [...]

Cub Scout Summer Camp Update

May 18, 2020 Hello Scouting Families, As you've proven over the last few weeks, our Scouting communities are resilient, prepared, and able to adapt to any situation. Now, as we look ahead to the 2020 camping season, the question on everyone's mind is, "What is Adventure Day  Camp going to look like and is [...]

By |2020-05-28T20:12:19-04:00May 18th, 2020|Camp Resolute, Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scout Extension

Details on Extension for Eagle Boards of Review for Those Who Wish to Be in the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts These are historic times for our Movement. The coronavirus pandemic is having a direct impact in many Scouts’ ability to continue on their trail to Eagle – especially having completed all their requirements prior to [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:59:44-04:00May 5th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|Comments Off on Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scout Extension

Scouting At Home Award

Scouting At Home Award For Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers & Leaders Mayflower Council would like to recognize Scouts and adults who are Scouting at Home with a patch that is sure to be a collector item. Requirements for Scouts and leaders to earn this award are simple. Guidelines: Complete the requirements for [...]

By |2020-06-30T20:08:12-04:00April 24th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Requesting Adv. Extensions Due To COVID-19

As of March 20, 2020, the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing (link: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/) Mayflower Council's Advancement Committee has been assigned permission to grant extensions for Eagle Scout, Venturing Summit Award, and Sea Scout Quartermaster. Extension Process If a Scout [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:10:06-04:00March 31st, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources, Venturing/Exploring Division|Comments Off on Requesting Adv. Extensions Due To COVID-19

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|0 Comments

Scouting At Home

Are Your Scouts At Home? Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home! Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that [...]

By |2020-04-01T18:00:38-04:00March 19th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Guidance Regarding COVID-19 for Scouting Events

The Mayflower Council is excited to provide to our units the Reopening Scouting information and documentation needed for any Mayflower Council unit to re-engage in unit meetings, activities, outings and/or service. There are some new required procedures before re-engagement can occur. Below is a 4 guidebooks for all units and registered members/families to [...]

By |2020-10-15T16:22:11-04:00March 12th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|1 Comment

Merit Badge University Postponed

In light of the emergent developments concerning COVID-19, we will not be able to hold the second weekend of this year’s Merit Badge University (MBU) on March 21st at the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. The safety of our Scouts, Scouters, counselors, and staff is of paramount importance to us. We are also mindful [...]

By |2020-03-11T16:39:13-04:00March 11th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Important Note About Coronavirus and Scouting

Dear Scouting Families, Recent concern regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has generated much public attention and has caused significant change in travel, personal interactions and in guidelines prescribed by health officials for how to address the growing concern. As an organization, we have discussed the best approach based on what we know today.  At this point [...]

By |2020-03-08T21:34:10-04:00March 8th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments