Headwaters District Units

This is a complete list of our current units in the Headwaters District.  To get in touch with these units, apply to them, ask for more information, or see where they are located in their town, go to BeAScout.org and search for Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts near your zip code!

Pack 17 Franklin Troop 1 Mendon Crew 21 Hudson
Pack 24 Marlborough Troop 1 Northborough Crew 100 Westborough
Pack 28 Northborough Troop 1 Hopkinton Crew 129 Franklin
Pack 31 Marlborough Troop 1 Southborough Crew 316 Marlborough
Pack 41 Marlborough Troop 1 Hopedale
Pack 42 Marlborough Troop 2 Marlborough Post 85 Westborough
Pack 55 Northborough Troop 2 Milford
Pack 67 Milford Troop 4 Milford
Pack 92 Franklin Troop 4 Hopkinton
Pack 97 Hopkinton Troop 11 GT Hopkinton
Pack 100 Westborough Troop 14 Bellingham
Pack 126 Franklin Troop 29 Franklin
Pack 926 Southborough Troop 41 Marlborough
Pack 3001 Ashland Troop 44 Mendon
Pack 3004 Hopkinton Troop 77 Hudson
Pack 3033 Westborough Troop 92 Southborough
Pack 3104 Hudson Troop 99 Franklin
Pack 3204 Milford Troop 100 Westborough
Pack 3401 Hopedale Troop 100 Bellingham
Pack 3501 Mendon Troop 101 Northborough
Pack 3601 Southborough Troop 126 Franklin
Troop 219 GT Milford
Troop 232 Ashland
Troop 303 Marlborough
Troop 314 Milford
Troop 382 Westborough
Troop 512 Hudson
Troop 512 GT Hudson
Troop 823 GT Northborough




Headwaters November Roundtable Powerpoint

Hello Headwaters,

We hope you are joining us for our November 5th virtual roundtable.

The Agenda for our Roundtable is:

  • Welcome
  • Opening
  • Recharter update
  • Training update
  • District news
  • Safety minute: Winter sports
  • Breakouts
    – Cub scout breakout: Keeping your cub scouts having fun
    – Scouts BSA breakout: How to conduct socially distant ceremonies

You can follow along with our slideshow that we have included below!

November 5th, 2020 Roundtable slides




Headwaters Recharter Info 2020

Rechartering time is here!

Earlier this month every Unit’s Committee Chair and Charter Organization Representative should have received an email with your Unit’s personal rechartering code.  Using that code, you can follow the steps at Mayflower Council’s Rechartering Webpage to begin this year’s re-chartering.

An important Note: The Mayflower Council Office in Milford MA is NOT available for unscheduled stop-ins. Please go to the link above for applications and paperwork that you need. If you need items from the Council office, please get in touch with Rob Hillman: rob@mayflowerbsa.org

To begin:

  1. Make sure you have your Unit’s code. If you do not see the email, please send an email to Headwaters@mayflowerbsa.org to get in touch with our District Key 3 who can provide your specialized code.
  2. Next: Make sure to select: BEGIN RECHARTERING FOR PACKS, TROOPS, CREWS, SHIPS & POSTS to start this year’s rechartering. Once you have started it, you can use the other link to CONTINUE PREVISOULY STARTED PACK, TROOP, CREWS, SHIPS & POSTS, but for the first login this year, you must BEGIN.
    Help From your Commissioners:

Our District Commissioner Corps has put together a plan and helpful documents to assist you and your Unit with this year’s rechartering.

Here is what is being provided:

Questions? Email:  Headwaters@mayflowerbsa.org




Headwaters October Roundtable Powerpoint

Hello Headwaters,

Thank you for joining our October 1st Roundtable.

The Agenda for our Roundtable is:

  1. A fireside chat with our Council Key 3
  2. Some discussion of Rechartering (opened for Unit Key 3 members on my.scouting.org as of October 1st)
  3. Journey To Excellence
  4. Youth Protection Training
  5. Breakout sessions for Cub Scout Units, and Scouts BSA Troops/Venture Crews

You can follow along with our slideshow that we have included below!

October 1st Roundtable slides




Mayflower Council August Roundtable

Thank you everyone that attended the Council-wide roundtable held on Thursday, August 20.

Below are the slide presentations from each of the sessions that you can now download.

Opening Announcements

Cub Scouts

How to Meet: Den Leader Outdoor COVID Meeting Guide

Keep Your Pack Sound: Fundraising with COVID Restrictions

Scouts BSA

Rank Advancement in the Virtual World: Scout to First Class

Rank Advancement in the Virtual World: Star to Eagle




Council-wide July Roundtable

Thank you for joining us at the Council-wide roundtable held on Wednesday, July 15.  Below are a few slides presented at this meeting as well as videos from our Council Commissioner and the national announcement on the bar date.

A message from the Council Commissioner

Explanation of the Bar Date




Headwaters June 4th Roundtable Follow up

Hello Headwaters

Thank you to the Pack and Troop leaders that joined our Roundtable team on Thursday for a conversation about the recent changes and announcements to Scouting.  We appreciate everyone that shared their thoughts, questions, concerns and comments through our anonymous Google Survey (link below).  These concerns will be analyzed by our District Leadership and brought to the conversation with the Council Key 3 and other District Key 3s.

The Council is planning to hold two Council-wide Roundtables so that we can collaborate and answer questions as Scouting and the state of Massachusetts start to reopen and update safety measures.  They are scheduled for July 15th and August 19th.

At our Roundtable we showed a few items on our screen that everyone asked to have sent to them, so we have attached the documents below:

1 – Troop 14 Bellingham shared a Super Cub Summer Passport – 2012SuperCubSummerPassportEDIT

2 – they also shared a Summertime Passport for Cubs to check off the activities they complete on their own – SummertimePassport2014

3 – Scoutmaster from Troop 22 Whitman has shared their April Virtual Campout agenda –  April_Virtual_Campout

Take a look at these resources and make edits for what works best for your Pack, Troop or Crew!

Our message from last night: The only limit to what we can still do as Scouting Units is our own imagination.  Let’s get creative and find the new way to provide an excellent Scouting program!

Additional links:

– Trainings – https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/program/adult/training/

– Popcorn Kickoff Meetings:

– Summer Camp Resident camp FAQ – https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/scouts-bsa-summer-camp-faq/

– Adventure Day Camp – https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/cub-scout-summer-camp-update/




April Roundtable: More Remote Programming ideas

Thank you to all Cub Scout leaders that joined us for both the April 2nd Virtual Roundtable and the Cub Scout Check-in virtual meeting on April 22nd.  We appreciate everyone sharing their ideas and plans for remote programming for their Units!

Below is an update to our working document of Scouting at Home ideas for Cub Scout Packs:

Cub Scout Program Ideas: COVID-19

  • Build a Kahoot game for different activities/adventure loops/scouting history
  • Virtual scavenger hunt
    • Ex. The first person to bring me a/an ___ gets a point. The person with the most points gets bragging rights
  • Paper airplane contest
  • Outdoor scavenger hunt
    • Send out a list of objects/items to take pictures of and bring to the next virtual meeting. Ex. pinecone, round rock, 5 different shaped leaves, etc.
  • Virtual Pack/Den meeting openings: put together different recordings of scouts saying the pledge, oath, and law and use them for meeting openers.
  • Scout law in action:
    • My family is doing ___ to be Trustworthy during quarantine.
  • Invite people to your den/pack meetings
    • This includes firefighters, nurses, ecotarium employees, police officers, etc.
  •  Make up a secret code and have scouts try and decode it.
  • Prepare a meal (older) or make a nutritious snack (younger)
  • Write thank-you notes
  • Be Prepared: Create/update an emergency preparedness kit for the house
  • Plant a seed: Start a mini in-home garden/plant a flower inside. Discuss what makes plants grow and how to care for plants.
  • Energy-saving projects to do around the house: Discuss what it means to conserve energy and why it’s important.
  • Make a puzzle out of paper (draw/print out a picture and cut it into different pieces. Then number the pieces and try to solve the puzzle with the den)
  • Family history/family tree: discuss where your family comes from and draw your immediate family on a family tree. Share what you found out about your nationality
  • Make a den/pack cookbook with the favorite thing you’ve had/baked during quarantine
  • Take a virtual tour of an aquarium. Talk about the things you’ve learned. https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/
  • Host a song/story night with the pack/den and have scouts share stories or songs they know. Ask in town troop(s) to help put on a skit, story, or song.
  • Take a virtual tour of a National Park. Talk about the things you’ve learned. https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/virtual-national-parks-tours
  • Create a piece of art, whether a 4 box comic strip, self-portrait, or freestyle image and share with everyone what you did. Host a virtual art show with the art and invite teachers, parents, and local town officials.

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Zoom Meeting Scavenger Hunt:

A scout is trustworthy. This means you are honest and can be relied on. For example, if your neighbor went on vacation, you could be trusted with their spare key. Bring me a key.

A scout is loyal. This means you are dedicated to a person or group. Bring me something that shows you’re loyal. It can be an award, belt loop, trophy, or medal.

A scout is helpful: you are giving and ready to help. I bet you and your family have donated money to a charity. Bring me a bill of any kind: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100.

A scout is friendly: you are kind and pleasant to your friends. Bring me a picture of or a gift from a friend.

A scout is courteous. You are polite and have good manners. For example, when you are eating, you always use a napkin. Bring me a napkin.

A scout is kind. You always behave in a way that shows you care. If a family member were sick, you would bring them something to make them feel better. What is it? Go get it. (medicine)

A scout is obedient. You are willing to follow directions or orders. A scout will clean his room if told to do so. A dog will sit when told to sit. Show me a picture of a dog.

A scout is cheerful. You are happy and a joy to be around. You smile and make others smile. Show me your happy face.

A scout is thrifty. We are learning how to use our money and resources carefully, not to be wasteful. Many families use coupons to help save money. Bring me a coupon.

A scout is brave. Many scouts have or will need to face danger or fear. When a scout gets hurt, they will be brave and keep going but may need first aid. Bring me a Band-Aid or gauze.

A scout is clean. You all are learning to keep your home and belongings safe from germs and dirt. Bring me a broom.

A scout is reverent. This means you show respect. Some show reverence to God or a group of people. Everyone shows reverence to their family. Bring me something that represents your religion or bring me a family photo.

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We have ALSO posted ideas for remote programming at the following links:




April Roundtable: Remote Programming Ideas

Hello Headwaters,

Below are some of the notes and topics that were discussed at our Virtual District Roundtable at the start of the month.  We had a long conversation about remote programming ideas and what both Troops and Packs can be doing to keep their Scouts engaged and connected.

Headwaters District is also here to help your Unit!  We can help you host meetings for your Unit or for your Committee.  Get in touch with Headwaters@mayflowerbsa.org to talk with our Key 3 (listed on our District Webpage) and we can help set up a Google Hangout meeting.

Resources for Units:

Ideas for Remote Programming from April Roundtable:
(These ideas were suggested by those in attendance in the chat)

  • Does your Unit have ideas of how to continue doing some Community Service?
    • “We were talking, the adults of Troop 100, about doing separate days of trail cleanup, 1 family at a time kind of thing”
    • “At our Committee Meeting, recognizing that we will be socially distant for Earth Day and that many are out walking, to encourage our scouts to take a trash bag and do their own clean up – perhaps a prize for the most trash collected at month’s end.”

Share your ideas with us!

We’ll be hosting another Virtual Roundtable on May 7th.  Check our Council Calendar for a link and more information.  Check your emails from our Roundtable Commissioner Nick Keyes –

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.




Play Family Feud with your Patrol

Troop 314 Scoutmaster Paul has collected answers from Scouters around our district. Top 100 answers on the board!

 

Download the attached excel file to have the categories and answers for your virtual game of Family Feud, Scouting Patrol edition!