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Scouting is Part of You

If you have been watching this spot on MayflowerBSA.org, it comes as no surprise that ScouterStan on YouTube is a favorite stop on the “InterWebs.” Stan Richards, an Orlando-based Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver award recipient was part of a professional Scouting family. He continued his Scouting journey when his son became a Cub [...]

By |2022-04-19T09:50:13-04:00April 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Youth Applications Online Transition

As we continue our work to enhance the traditions of Scouting here in the 21st Century and augment the privacy and safety of our membership, the Mayflower Council will soon look to move most membership functions online. Long story short, the days of youth paper-based membership applications are coming to an end. [...]

By |2022-04-06T12:38:35-04:00April 6th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Extensive New Member Marketing Campaign

At their February 16 council executive board meeting, $250k was approved for a major marketing campaign to help entice new members to join Scouting in Mayflower Council. The campaign is being directed by the Council Marketing Committee and managed by Mittcom, a local marketing firm who excels at integrated campaigns unitizing social platforms. The [...]

By |2022-04-01T09:22:12-04:00April 1st, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Guidance on Donations to Ukrainian Scouting

Many volunteers have requested information on how to help Scouting in Ukraine. Please see the official statement from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) below. WOSM recognizes one National Scout Organization per country. For Ukraine, the Member Organization is National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine (NOSU). We encourage all NSOs that any [...]

By |2022-03-29T22:25:38-04:00March 29th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Update on the 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures

In May of 2021, it was announced that 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures would be retiring at the end of this program year (May 2022). See details here. Elective adventures are reviewed for content and popularity. These 19 have been the least popular based on sales and advancement data. They will be archived in [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:21:58-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|

Changes to Den Leader Training Award Devices

As part of the National Council's ongoing mission to streamline and simplify the Scouting program, Scouting U, in collaboration with National Supply Group, has identified three Cub Scout device pins that will be discontinued from the program effective immediately. These devices were traditionally worn on the Den Leader Training Award Knot, which recognizes den [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:04:57-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Training, Unit Resources|

Tips And Tricks: Let Them See Us At Our BEST!

One of the best ways to promote our programs and encourage new membership is to continuously promote our units and activities to the public. By doing so, we can create several positive outcomes if we show our units, activities, and programs off “at their best.”   Those benefits include:  Increased awareness, participation, and community support [...]

By |2022-03-19T17:55:20-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

Spring Membership Campaign

As part of The Mayflower Council’s Spring Membership Campaign, we are primarily focusing on Scouts BSA troops and Venturing crews and 4 opportunities to increase participation in these aspects of the Scouting Experience.    WHAT’S INVOLVED  The Spring Membership Campaign involves several different elements:  Operation Re-Engagement Webelos To Scouting AND Scouting to Venturing Transitions Peer [...]

By |2022-04-14T16:44:13-04:00March 19th, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Unit Resources|

District Award Nominations

All districts are accepting nominations for District Award of Merit as well as recognitions for other outstanding Scouters: Nomination for District Awards - due April 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 [...]

Temperature Drops But The Fun Factor Stays High

Cub Scouts can #AdventureOn during the winter months… Yes, it’s cold. Yep, it’s snowy. However, just like Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts can still find outdoor fun, too. That was the theme of a recent repost of a 2010 article entitled, “Hot tips for cold-weather fun with Cub Scouts.” For Scouting, Mark Ray wrote: Tim [...]