Mayflower Summer Roundtable – August 2021

Here is the slide presentation from Mayflower Council’s August 19 Summer Roundtable.  Part 1 contains the slides from the combined session presentation focused on growing membership.  Part 2 contains the individual event/activity slides and flyers.  Slides from the Cub breakout are also included.




Mayflower Summer Roundtable – July 2021

Here is the slide presentation from Mayflower Council’s July 28 Summer Roundtable. Slides from the main session and breakouts are included.

Slide Deck

New Event Registration & Calendar Platform

Our council has begun transitioning to a new online event registration platform named Black Pug, which is used by almost half of all Boy Scout councils nationwide. The previous system, Doubleknot, was a major step forward when we adopted it nearly 16 years ago. After careful, thoughtful and detailed evaluation we believe the Black Pug platform will be an improvement, addressing multiple issues brought up by our members and volunteers and improving your experience when signing up for camps and other activities and accessing the council calendar.

The transition to Black Pug has already begun. Many of our recent events and summer camp sign-ups have been utilizing the new platform. Black Pug will soon become the new platform for the council calendar providing many of the most requested features including calendar subscription links and RSS feeds. We anticipate the full integration of Black Pug into the council website to be completed by June 1.

Individuals and units will have until July 31 to archive any data on the Doubleknot system they wish to retain and we will be sunsetting Doubleknot in Mayflower Council in early August. 

We are excited to be sharing this new event registration system with you and we thank you for your patience as we make this transition. We look forward to serving you better. If you have any questions or need assistance with Black Pug please contact Lisa Olson our Black Pug subject matter expert.

March Roundtable Handouts

Below are the March Roundtable flyers.   Thanks for all you do for our youth and for Scouting.

Mayflower March Training Newsletter 

Nomination Forms

Philmont Informational Session

Virtual Freeze Out

FOS Common Questions and Answers

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 who goes above and beyond in the district.
  • “Sparkplug” – each pack, troop, or crew can recognize one of their adult leaders for going above and beyond.

Nomination for the District Award of Merit – due March 15

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national
award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

These nomination forms must be sent via email to:  Mayflower Awards

The district key 3 typically will present the awards at the annual district recognition dinner.

Download the fillable PDF
District Awards Form

Download the 
District Award of Merit Form

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

Post Road April Roundtable

April Training Newsletter

2021 National Jamboree

2020 Tread Lightly Trainer Course

2020 Summer Camp Staff


Post Road District Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the Post Road District Award Recipients!


District Award of Merit:

  • Nancy Goldberg, PR Dist Member at Large
  • Bruce Wester, Unit Commissioner Framingham

Committee Chair of the Year, Anthony Vuolo, Committee Chair, Troop 60 Sudbury

Cubmaster of the Year, Aaron Braun, Cubmaster, Pack 39 Stow

Scoutmaster of the Year, Jonathan Rotondo, Scoutmaster, Troop 63 Sudbury

Eagle Scout Sponsor of the Year, Dan Stimson

Charter Organization of the Year, Rev. Joel B. Guillemette, Institution Head,Sudbury United Methodist Church

William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award Recipients:

  • Troop 65 Sudbury: Scott Fisher, George Cooley, Kim Prendergast
  • Troop 209 GT Waban: Barbara Bower, Robert Mashal, Joseph Grocela, Jameson White

Sparkplug Award :

  • James Janosky, Scoutmaster, Troop 205 Newton
  • Marielle Delnomdedieu, Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 65 Sudbury
  • Paul Grous, Chairperson, Pack 62 Sudbury
  • John Willins, Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 209 Newton
  • Jon Mascia, Asst. Cubmaster, Pack 39 Stow
  • Michael Wurster, Cubmaster, Pack 130 Maynard
  • George Cooley, Scoutmaster, Troop 65 Sudbury
  • Eddie Riedl, Advancement Chair, Troop 12 Framingham
  • Nicholas Hurney, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 182 Wellesley
  • Julie Brevard, Den Leader, Pack 88 Wayland
  • Matt Karpacz, Committee Chair, COR Wayland Units

Unsung Hero, Karl Buttner, Fundraising Chair, Troop 61 Sudbury

March Roundtable – Post Road

Below are the event flyers, training newsletter and other information from the March Roundtable.

Final Flyer 2020 PR District Dinner

Chuckwagon Derby – Camp Resolute

BALOO – spring 2020

2021 National Jamboree

2020 Staff Flyer Camp Resolute and Squanto

2020 PR Dist Pinewood Derby Flyer

Providence Bruins Games – March

Mayflower training news Mar 20

IOLS – spring 2020