Advancement

Overview

Advancement is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more. It works best when it is built into a unit’s program so that simply participating leads to meaningful achievement and recognition—and to a continually improving readiness for more complex experiences.

The council executive board, through its advancement committee and district advancement chairs, is responsible for implementing and facilitating advancement and processing most special awards and recognition’s. To initiate the advancement or recognition process, a Scout or Venturer should contact his/her unit’s leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Team Coach, Venture Crew Advisor, or Sea Scout Skipper).

Tom Bednarz
Council Advancement Chair

Common Questions

Where can I find the most recent merit badge counselor list?
The merit badge counselor list is now available in Scoutbook. Click here to find out more.

How do I become a merit badge counselor or edit the badges I counsel?
The Mayflower Council has revised the process to make it easier for those interested in becoming a counselor and those who are currently a counselor looking to change their badges. Click here to know more.

Are there any supplementary documents needed to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout?
Scouts in the process of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout by complete the Eagle Scout Application and Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook found on the National BSA website.

What are the important emails and links for Eagle Scouts?

There is a new process for submitting Eagle Scout project proposals. Please review this document for the most up to date info.

Is there an award used to recognize extraordinary bravery or meritorious action?
Visitors interested in recognizing a registered youth or adult who has performed, or attempted to perform, a life-saving act or has performed another a notable act of service that put into practice Scouting skills and/or ideals, please visit the Life Saving and Meritorious Action Awards page on the National BSA website.

Helpful Links

Advancement News

2022 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

October 25th, 2021|

In Scouting, we say "it's about the youth" and none of our adults are involved for the recognition, but every now and then we need to say thanks especially to those volunteers whose leadership [...]

What is a Unit Key 3?

October 15th, 2021|

The Unit Key 3 is a critical component to the success of the unit. The unit Key 3 consists of: Committee Chair – The top volunteer in the unit is the [...]

Blue Cards Shouldn’t Make You “Blue”

September 28th, 2021|

Merit badges are more than learning skills. They are about Scouts exploring an interest, engaging in discussions, and being recognized. When conducted properly, the merit badge process incorporates all eight of the methods of [...]

Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Yo-Yo Programs

June 30th, 2021|

Completing the Cub Scout Yo-Yo Preview Adventure and finding fun recruitment giveaways just got a lot easier. Order customized Yo-Yos, choosing your color and adding a logo, or purchase case packs of 12 Yo-Yos, [...]

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