Council Shoulder Patch Design Competition


On August 30, 2017 the general membership of Council 251, BSA voted to change the organization’s name to Mayflower Council.

To celebrate our new name, the Mayflower Council Executive Board is launching a competition, open to all scouts and scouters, to choose a new Council Shoulder Patch (CSP) design. Submissions for the new design will be accepted, using the form below, from September 9, 2017 – September 30, 2017.  A committee comprised of youth and adults, appointed by the Vice President of Marketing, will review all of the submissions and make a recommendation to the Council Executive Committee for the new design. There will be a $100 prize for the designer for the winning patch!

CSP Design Requirements

In order for our new patch to meet national standards, all patches must meet the following requirements:

  • The patch must contain a Boy Scouts of America corporate identifier, specifically the letters “BSA” (without any periods), the words “Boy Scouts of America” or a solid BSA fleur-de-lis.
  • The BSA Universal Emblem or any BSA logo shown on the patch must not be covered or partially covered by any text or other design.
  • The name “Mayflower Council” must appear prominently on the patch and the council name may not be abbreviated or altered in any way.
  • The patch may contain the state name of “Massachusetts” but cannot contain the names of individuals cities, town or areas.
  • Patch may not contain and third-party trademarks, including movie and comic book characters.
  • Patch must have a solid colored border on its outside edge.
  • Patch must be designed using this template: CSP Template.

CSP Design Advice 

Include with your design a brief explanation why you think it would be a great design for the council, so the review committee knows where you got your inspiration.  In addition to the Council Shoulder Patch consider how your design, or elements of your design, could be applied in other ways for the Council. Elements of the new patch may end up being used on other brand identity items including signs, mugs, and related scouting items.

For design inspiration, try visiting to browse the Council Shoulder Patches currently in use by other councils.

CSP Design Submissions

To submit your design, please complete the form below.  When uploading your submission, please try to keep the file size below 6MB. If your design is selected, you will be contacted for the original files.

Contact Information

Note: If you are under 13 please ask your parent or guardian to submit your entry using their email address.

Unit Information


Entry Terms & Conditions

By submitting an entry in the Mayflower Council “Council Shoulder Patch Design” contest, I, or my parent if I am under the age of eighteen (18) years, agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Upon Submission, the Entry Will Become the Sole Property of the Council. By submitting an entry in the “Council Shoulder Patch Design” contest (the “Entry”), I agree that I am assigning the Entry to Mayflower Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America (the “Council”) and waiving all rights to the Entry in perpetuity.  I hereby assign, transfer, and convey all right, title, and interest in and to the Entry, including all associated copyright and other intellectual property rights, to the Council and waive any rights I ever had or now have.  I agree that I will sign any documents of transfer that may be requested by the Council to evidence this assignment and waiver of rights.
  2. I Relinquish All Control Over the Entry. I understand and expressly agree that by assigning all right, title, and interest to the Entry to the Council, the Council will own and have the exclusive right to use, display, edit, modify, combine with other material or content, exploit, assign, license, or transfer any portion or all of the Entry for any purpose and without compensation to or authorization from me.
  3. Consideration to Be Paid to Me. I understand that I will receive consideration in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars in the event my Entry is selected and that such amount shall be the full, final, and complete consideration paid to me for the Entry regardless of whether or how the Entry may be used or exploited by Council.
  4. I Release the Council from Claims Relating to the Entry. I hereby release and discharge the Council and its successors, assigns, licensees, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees, from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising out of, resulting from, or by reason of the Council’s use or exploitation of the Entry.
  5. No Other Agreement; Change of Terms and Conditions. I agree that these terms and conditions are the complete and exclusive terms and conditions governing the submission of the Entry and that any change to these terms and conditions can only be made, and will only be effective if made, in writing by an officer of the Council with the express authority to do so.

I have read and understood and agree to these terms and conditions.