We take safety as the most important component to our outdoor events and kindly ask for one additional favor from all parents, if your child tests positive for COVID-19 at any time after attending a scouting activity, you email and copy your Patrol Advisor/s.

We will respect the privacy of the individual. This will be very important information for us for planning any following activity. This will not be necessary for positive tests at 14 day or later following the scouting event in question.

The Mayflower Council has put together 4 guidebooks for all units and registered members/families to follow prior to re-engaging at any level of participation. These documents and required forms are necessary for the protection of our members (including our youth members), volunteer leaders and chartered partners, and the Mayflower Council and the BSA. The purpose of these precautionary procedures and steps is to mitigate certain risks and liabilities that unit leaders and others may be exposed to in connection with the reopening of Scouting in Mayflower Council while facilitating the ability to provide a first-class program to the youth we serve.


Guidance Documents
Updated March 3, 2022

All Scouting families and leaders are advised to download and read this guidance document before reopening Scouting.


Program Guidelines
Updated Sept 23, 2021

All leaders are advised to download and read the latest guidelines that are in place for Scouting meetings and activities


Incident Reporting

In the event of sickness (including COVID-19) or accident during a unit, district or council event, units or event staff are required to complete and submit an incident report.


Eagle Project Guidelines

Potential Eagle Scouts and leaders are advised to download and review to see how to safely conduct Eagle Scout Projects under the COVID-19 safety restrictions.


Service Project Planning Checklist

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities is our top priority. This checklist can be used for all Scouting service projects. The checklist is not an added requirement for an Eagle Scout service project.


SAFE Project Tool Use

Scouts and their parents expect all Boy Scouts of America activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of participants, the Boy Scouts of America expects leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program.

And achieve a Scouting at a Distance Award

Scouts BSA Patrol or Venture Crew Requirements (complete 3 out of this list)

  • Attend an in-person patrol or crew meeting

  • Plan and attend an in-person patrol or crew camping trip

  • Participate in at least two hours of community service with your patrol or crew

  • Go on a 5-mile hike with your patrol

  • Participate in a patrol or crew scavenger hunt

Adult Leader Required

  • Ensure you are 100% trained for your current position through your My.Scouting profile (for ASM, SM, and Crew Advisors if all that is missing is IOLS an in person training submit email to your local council to be notified when this training will be offered next)

Adult Leader Elective Requirements (complete 2 out of this list)

  • Facilitate an in person meeting utilizing the guidelines provided at the time based on local guidelines

  • Explain Scouting to a non Scouting family or to a community group of your choice

  • Share through social media or a letter to the editor explaining the values of Scouting and what Scouting means to you to help spread the positive message of Scouting

  • Following Youth Protection Guidelines ensure at least 1 Scout advances a rank or earns a MB (not virtual if allowed by local guidelines)