Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Maher!

On January 27, 2021, Mr. Cornelius C. Maher celebrated his 100th Birthday in the company of some of the many Scouts he helped lead back in the 1960’s during his tenure as committee chairman with Troop 31, Newton, MA. A special Zoom meeting was set up for his Scouts, including eight Eagle Scouts, who [...]

By |2021-02-02T15:19:49-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

2021 Virtual Freeze Out

Fire Up Your Scouts for the 2021 Virtual FREEZE OUT! All Scout BSA units in Mayflower Council are invited to participate. Have your patrols tune up those sleds for this year’s Freeze Out adventure. Your Scouts will hone cold weather skills, participate in a variety of races, competitions, and take home memories for a [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:50:49-05:00January 29th, 2021|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Newsletter|

District Award Nominations

Below you will find nomination forms for recognizing Scouters at the unit and district levels.  As well as nationally recognized nomination forms. Nomination form for District Awards - due March 15 Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing crew advisor, committee chair (for any unit) and charter organization representative of the year awards Unsung Hero Award - someone [...]

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is presented to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Nominations must be made on the national nomination form and must be received no later than March 15, 2021. Completed nominations must be sent via email to: The awards will be presented at the District’s Recognition Dinner.

By |2021-01-25T17:21:28-05:00January 25th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

Environmental Protection Agency – 50 Years

50th Anniversary  – Program Term: January 1 – December 31, 2021 The Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a public awareness campaign to celebrate its first 50 years, has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create an award for members of troops, crews and ships. This new award will recognize youth who [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:44:13-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

Congratulate your Eagle Scout!

Congratulate an Eagle Scout in a Special Digital Edition of Scout Life Scout Life is honored to introduce the special digital edition to honor and celebrate the Eagle Scout Class of 2020, including the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, all of whom earned the highest rank in the Scouts BSA program while navigating [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:47:40-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

Congressional Award Scouts Can Earn

In Congress, it’s the rare subject about which there’s unanimous agreement. It’s the Congressional Award, the highest recognition Congress bestows on young people. To qualify, a young person must meet certain goals in four key areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, many of [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:23:26-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|

Scouting Safely Online Resources

Do you know where to find up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters? The website. Take time to become familiar with all the safety information under Scouting Safely to help all of us keep Scouts safe. Scouting Safely Alerts Guide to Safe Scouting The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety Annual Health and Medical Record Incident [...]

By |2021-01-19T20:04:20-05:00January 19th, 2021|Newsletter|

Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|

Noteworthy Neighbor

This one comes courtesy of Partners in Patriotism, a nonprofit organization established by the Kraft Group as a community outreach group for the town of Foxborough. This week’s #NoteworthyNeighbor is lifelong resident Joseph Gonsalves! An Eagle Scout, Joseph built the Storybook Trail behind the Lane Property for his Eagle Project in 2017. The Storybook [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:38:59-05:00December 17th, 2020|Newsletter|