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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).

Cathy Paolozzi
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

Eagle Service Project Fundraising Guidelines

March 18th, 2020|

Mayflower Council Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising GuidelinesThere are many worthy Eagle Scout Service Projects that can be carried out at minimal cost, if any. Fundraising is allowed to the extent required to cover the expected [...]

Finding A Merit Badge Counselor

October 11th, 2019|

The Mayflower Council is utilizing the power of Scoutbook to enhance the functionality of our merit badge counselor list. HOW DO I ACCESS THE LIST Go to Scoutbook.com and login to your account. If you [...]

Merit Badge Counselors

October 10th, 2019|

ABOUT BEING A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR Share your knowledge with Scouts. Merit badge counselors teach Scouts a variety of skills. From American Business to Woodwork, there's a badge for everything. All merit badge counselors [...]

Planning Your Next Den Meeting Just Got Easier

July 31st, 2019|

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 [...]

Upgrades to Internet Advancement Now Live

June 13th, 2019|

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail. The BSA has introduced an array of upgrades designed to make your life easier. The improvements make inputting [...]

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