Current Statement from Mayflower Council

June 11, 2020

Dear Scouting Family,

The Mayflower Council leadership is committed to resuming Scouting’s in-person meetings and activities as our Commonwealth, local authorities and the Council’s COVID-19 Task Force deem it safe to do so. At this time, our Commonwealth remains in Stage Two of the Reopening Massachusetts four phase plan issued by Governor Baker.

On Monday, June 15th the Mayflower Council’s district and council activities, as well as Scout unit meetings and activities, are permitted to resume in-person, with limitations. Many of you have been looking forward to being able to gather together again to work on advancement, go camping, and complete service projects; but we also want to ensure these activities are being done as safely as possible.

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Summer Camp July 12th

We will be going to Camp Squanto this summer as the State of NH forced Wanocksett to close. We will be there on July 12, 2020 Summer Camp at Squanto.

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June 20th Recycle Center Load

Parents/Leaders, a week from Saturday on June 20th we are going to load the truck at the Recycle Center at 119 Maple Street, 8:30 am – 9:30 am.

For safety reasons we are not asking the scouts to do this. We are asking a parent with a mask to come down and help load the truck. If a parent helps out their scout or scouts will get credit towards their scoutbucks for attending.

Camp Wanocksett Officially Cancelled in 2020

Heart of New England Council, BSA

Summer Camp Update – It is with great disappointment that the Heart of New England Council announces that we will be unable to offer our previously-announced condensed residential summer camping programs at Camp Wanocksett. The State of New Hampshire’s final guidelines for summer camp included several conditions that make running even the condensed program unworkable, including burdensome testing and quarantine requirements; additionally, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is not expected to provide their final summer camp guidance for weeks to come. We sincerely thank our summer camp leadership, camp staff, volunteers, and professional staff who devoted countless hours of research and creativity over the past several weeks in developing our new summer program. We will continue to look for ways to provide summer program support for our Scouts, families, and units, including Scout Adventure Weekends at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation and, hopefully, Camp Wanocksett.

We will be offering a full and complete refund of your fee paid to-date.

May 2020 Junkyard/Tent Campout Pictures

New COVID-19 Post from Mayflower Council

May 25, 2020

Dear Scouting Family:

We hope that you are safe and healthy during this challenging time. Over the past several months, your Council leadership has been carefully monitoring the impact COVID-19 has had on our communities and on our Scouting program. While we are hopeful that restrictions will soon be adjusted to allow for some version of face-to-face Scouting meetings and outdoor activities, we are not quite there at this time. State guidelines still limit group size to no more than 10 people and camping, parks and select sports are planned to reopen in Phase 2. For the safety of our Scouts, Scouters and community, we are extending the suspension of all face-to-face meetings and our property closures through June 15, which is consistent with the phased reopening of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Troops Across the USA Meeting

Highlights from the meeting last night with:

  • Troop 14 – Bellingham, Massachusetts
  • Troop 214 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Troop 531 – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Troop 669 – Escondido, California
  • Troop 768/630 – Ramona, California