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Changes to Council Activity Fee Aug. 1, 2020

Dear Scouting Families, Families today have many options, but Scouting continues to stand out as a safe and fun atmosphere where a kid can be a kid all while preparing them to become an even better adult. As we look toward the future of Scouting, the Mayflower Council is committed to providing a  wholesome [...]

By |2020-06-26T16:45:57-04:00June 26th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

Council Support For Units & Scout Families

What Does Mayflower Council Do For Units & Scout Families? To help unit leaders, the council maintains a service center with administrative staff to: Process registrations, Boys’ Life subscriptions, and special requests to the National Service Center and other organizations. Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, etc., needed by the leader to [...]

By |2020-06-26T16:41:45-04:00June 26th, 2020|Council Wide, Recruitment, Unit Resources|0 Comments

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, [...]

Background Check Disclosures/Authorization FAQ

Please note this information cannot be distributed with the original message or in any message with the disclosure forms due to laws specific to the transmission of these documents.   Is the BSA doing credit checks on volunteers? No. The BSA will only use these signed authorization forms for approval to obtain a criminal background [...]

By |2019-11-07T13:54:52-05:00November 7th, 2019|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

Membership Fee Frequently Asked Questions

National Council, Boy Scouts of America Fee Increase FAQ Q: Why are the fees increasing now? A: While costs increase every year, the Boy Scouts of America has worked to keep the annual membership fee as low as possible to make Scouting available to as many young people as possible by subsidizing core costs, including [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:14:42-04:00October 25th, 2019|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

Youth Protection Update

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Mayflower Council are committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety. As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory [...]

By |2019-11-07T13:57:52-05:00October 10th, 2019|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

BSA Background Check Update – Additional Info

This week the National Council sent out an email about BSA's efforts to strengthen our youth protection practices by requiring periodic background re-checks for adult leaders. We want to clarify what is needed from you, and how this will be handled in our Mayflower Council. Every registered leader needs to review, sign, and turn [...]

By |2019-11-07T14:00:53-05:00October 10th, 2019|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

An Update on Scouting Registration Fees

As a valued member of our Mayflower Council Scouting family, we know we owe it to you to be transparent and communicate information we receive promptly. Late Tuesday afternoon, the National Council informed us that registration fees for the Scouting program will increase effective January 1, 2020. This change is primarily due to increasing liability [...]

By |2019-09-19T19:36:57-04:00September 19th, 2019|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment|0 Comments

Planning Your Next Den Meeting Just Got Easier

If you’re a den leader, you’re going to love the latest update to Scoutbook! The Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for tracking Scouting advancement just rolled out a new update that’s going to make it easier than ever for den leaders to prepare for and lead meetings, track advancement and attendance, and more.