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




2021 Klondike Derby

Are you missing Klondike this year? Then join us in a virtual Klondike Derby! Work together with your den or patrol to complete winter activities on your schedule, whenever and wherever you want. All participating Scouts will receive a patch mailed after the event.

This event is open to all Scouting units (packs, troops, crews, posts, ships) in Mayflower Council.  This event is being organized by the Sachem District.

Registration deadline is March 9, 2021.

Cost is $5.00 each

Additional patches can be purchased for $5.00 each.

Check out the leaders guide for more information!

This Klondike can be completed at any time from 2/10/2021 – 3/10/2021 The events can be completed anywhere that you would like, such as a park or other public grounds, that you choose, is available, and does not have regulations that the events could violate. Please sign up prior to beginning the event . There are five stations that can be completed in any order, and do not need to be completed in one day. The team can be the whole unit, or the unit can be divided into several groups and each is its own team. The unit may decide on a scoring system, if desired. All Scouts should dress appropriately including hats, gloves, boots, socks (have extra on sled).

  • first Aid – teamwork
  • ice rescue
  • fire building
  • orienteering
  • knot
  • river crossing

Cook an easy lunch on the trail using what you carry on the sled.

Sign Up Here




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




April Roundtable

April Training Newsletter

2021 National Jamboree

2020 Tread Lightly Trainer Course

2020 Summer Camp Staff




Sachem District Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the Sachem District Award Recipients!

District Award of Merit:

  • Tom Vincent, Troop 1022/8 Weymouth
  • Rob Lyons
  • Kat Caruso

Cubmaster of the Year – Mary McGurran, Pack 303 Weymouth

Scoutmaster of the Year – Brendan Farrell, Troop 138 Braintree

Crew Advisor of the Year – Justin Crisafulli, Ship 323 Weymouth

Committee Chair of the Year – Kirsten MacDonald, Troop 1046 Brockton

Charter Organization of the Year – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Holbrook

Unsung Hero – Gary Miskinis, Troop 17 Brockton




March Roundtable – Sachem District

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

BALOO – spring

2020 2021 National Jamboree

2020 Staff Flyer Camp Resolute and Squanto

2020 Sachem Dist Pinewood Derby

2020 District dinner flyer SCHM

Providence Bruins Games – March

Mayflower training news Mar 20

IOLS – spring 2020

 




February Roundtable

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

 

Cranberry Harbors District Dinner

2020 Scouting Report to the Commonwealth Flyer

2020 Staff Flyer Camp Resolute and Squanto

Cranberry Harbors Dist Pinewood Derby

Providence Bruins SPECIAL SCOUT MEET & GREET!

2020 Polar Challenge Freeze Out

Post Road District Dinner

Headwaters District Dinner

Headwaters Pinewood

Mayflower training news Feb 20

Outdoor Ethics Guide Course