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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|

So Far, So Good: A New Scoutmaster’s Story

Via storytelling, this concise, helpful book tackles the wide breadth of emotions that come with being a Scouter… I found it! For several weeks since becoming a leader in my son’s Scout troop, I looked for some reading that would help me sort out the many observations, emotions, and lessons that popped into my [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:20:45-05:00January 18th, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Unit Resources|

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|

Mayflower Council YouTube: What is Cub Scouts?

New video explains the Scouts BSA program designed for kids in K - 5th grade… For those of us who grew up in Scouting wearing a blue and gold uniform, the question seems – well – unnecessary? However, it’s important to understand that a whole new generation of children is coming to Scouts BSA. [...]

By |2022-01-04T21:53:03-05:00January 7th, 2022|Council Wide, Membership|

Halloween Recruiting Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some great recruitment ideas for your Cub Scout or pack to use to recruit new Cub Scouts and families to join the Scouting program. These can be great ways to reach those families who missed your Join Scouting Night, want to be part of Scouting, but [...]

By |2021-12-28T11:46:26-05:00October 20th, 2021|Membership, Unit Resources|

What is a Unit Key 3?

The Unit Key 3 is a critical component to the success of the unit. The unit Key 3 consists of: Committee Chair – The top volunteer in the unit is the Committee Chair. They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:11:18-04:00October 15th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Training, Unit Resources|

New to Scouts BSA? Get the Quick Start Guide!

If you're new to Scouts BSA, we've created a digital "10 Essentials Quick Start Guide" for you. These are 10 easy steps with videos, links, etc. to get you and your Scout started on your incredible journey with us! (Unit leaders: please add a link to the guide in your "Be a Scout" welcome [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:36:30-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

BSA Incident Reporting Requirements

Incident Reporting will be a highly monitored reporting area in the Scout post-bankrupt operating environment. We need to ensure that all Scout leaders understand what Incident Reporting is and why it is important that all incidents are accurately and timely reported. Scouting strongly encourages units to report any incident so risk management can ensure [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:48:49-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Training, Unit Resources|

Webelos to Scout Transition

Webelos prepares Scouts for the change from Cub Scouting to Scouts BSA. While Webelos are members of a Cub Scout pack, they become more involved in planning their own activities and performance approval begins to move from parents to unit leaders. The two-year Webelos experience is a time of transition from Cub Scouting to [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:20:25-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Membership|