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Custom BSA Unit Flag Discount

Show your community the colors of Scouting with an official BSA unit flag, a great way to show your Unit pride. The Mayflower Council is proud to offer discounted pricing for Scout units that wish to order a new unit flag or a replacement flag. The flags are printed single reverse, each made out of heavy-duty nylon, [...]

By | 2018-02-01T20:22:16+00:00 February 1st, 2018|All Council, Featured|0 Comments

The Wait is Over. Our Online Store is Open!

We are excited to announce that our online store opened it's doors today. You can now shop for Mayflower Council items online. To celebrate our store's launch all orders will be shipped for free. New items will continually be added. Our online store is the only place to get the new Mayflower Council Shoulder patches. [...]

By | 2018-01-18T21:10:53+00:00 January 18th, 2018|All Council, Featured|0 Comments

Council Service Center Adverse Weather Policy

With our first major snow of the 2017-2018 winter the council would like to remind our community about our adverse weather policy.  The council follows the lead of the Canton & Marlborough school systems when setting it's adverse weather policy.  If Marlborough Public Schools close, so does the Marlborough Service Center and if the Canton [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:42:52+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|All Council, Featured|0 Comments

Tragic News – UPDATE

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Debbie Carey passed away last night. On Thursday, Debbie was at the Council Service Center in Marlborough and collapsed outside. She received CPR from the building manager and was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Marlborough. She was then flown to UMass Medical [...]

By | 2018-01-18T18:03:40+00:00 December 30th, 2017|All Council|Comments Off on Tragic News – UPDATE

District Award of Merit Nominations

The District Award of Merit is presented to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Nominations must be made on the national nomination form and must be received no later than January 30, 2018. Completed nominations can be sent via email or dropped off at the Canton or Marlborough service center. The awards will be presented at the District’s Recognition Dinner.

By | 2018-01-30T17:17:33+00:00 December 14th, 2017|All Council, Featured|Comments Off on District Award of Merit Nominations

Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been notified and given instructions on how to activate this sync by December 31, 2017. This sync will allow units to approve advancement [...]

By | 2017-12-28T16:16:24+00:00 December 14th, 2017|All Council, Featured|Comments Off on Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Canton Scout Shop Closing October 31st

Effective, Tuesday, October 31st, the Canton Scout Shop (Trading Post) will no longer be open. New England Scout Shops are located in Lancaster, Milton, Southborough, Woburn, and Swansea and will be able to fulfill your advancement and other Scouting supply needs. While the Scout Shop (Trading Post) is closing, the Canton Service Center will remain open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; [...]

By | 2017-12-11T13:36:28+00:00 October 27th, 2017|All Council, Unit Resources|0 Comments

Youth Protection Training

As of September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training is required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application.   Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time [...]

2017 National Membership Fee Increase

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.   To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:08:14+00:00 October 12th, 2017|All Council, Featured, Unit Resources|0 Comments