Welcome to Mayflower District, serving Boy Scouts of America Packs, Troops, Crews and Lone Scouts in Iceland, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Below are details of our upcoming events and training opportunities.

A list of Mayflower District’s historical events and patches can be found HERE.

Merit Badge University 2017MBU Logo

(for Boy Scouts and Venturers)
Location: ACS Cobham
Date: 28 January 2017
Registration: Counselors to register by 9 December 2016
MB Schedule available online from 9 December 2016
Scouts to register by 13 January 2017

Merit Badge University is an awesome opportunity for our Troops to pool resources so that Scouts can have the opportunity to work on merit badges which may not be available within a particular troop. How about learning Law merit badge with a lawyer for a Fortune 100 company? How about taking Theatre merit badge from a professional actor? Those are the sort of opportunities which we want to make happen for our Scouts.

Important information about this incredible extravaganza of advancement is contained in the info packet so please read it carefully.

The merit badge schedule and prep work are AVAILABLE HERE as a Google doc spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is kept updated as classes are filled or additional classes are opened.

The Information Pack is AVAILABLE HERE and should be read by counselors, unit leaders and scouts attending.  There is also a suggested spreadsheet for registrations AVAILABLE HERE. Contact Luke Johnson (tenskwatawa@gmail.com) to get more information.

Mayflower Pinewood Derby 2017

(for Cub Scouts & Families) Pinewood Derby Logo

Location: RAF Alconbury – Middle School Gym
Date: 18 March 2017
Registration by 3 February 2017

Pack 245 will be hosting the Mayflower Pinewood Derby which is open to all Cub Scouts, regardless of where they placed in their own Packs. Cub Scouts will need to bring their 2016-17 Cub Scout year built car with them to this event. There will not be an opportunity to construct a car at the event.  Rules for cars are available HERE.

Registration

We would like to be prepared with the right amount of food and have an idea of how many racers to plan for. As such, please register by Pack by emailing John Lindegren (scouterjohn74@gmail.com) no later than 3 February 2017 with the number of Cubs Scouts, by rank, which will attend from your Pack.  Also, please identify who your Pack’s adult leader will be on race day.

As this event is at a military base, please let us know if anyone does not have base access privileges so we can plan accordingly.

There are no registration fees, but bring cash (Pounds or Dollars) as we will be selling breakfast items in the morning, snacks and drinks all day, and a variety of lunch items.

Schedule (subject to changes on the day)

0900 – Doors Open / Start Weigh-In
0955 – Weigh-in Closes
1000 – Open Flag Ceremony & Welcome
1015 – Race – Tigers
1045 – Race – Wolves
1115 – Race – Bears
1145 – Race – Webelos 1
1215 – Race – Webelos 2
1245 – District Finals
1315 – Awards (top 3 fastest cars by Rank and top 3 cars Overall)
1330 – Thank You to Volunteers & Closing Prayer
1335 – Closing Flag Ceremony
1340 – Tear Down & Clean-Up
Other Information

If you are looking to volunteer any support, please contact John Lindegren (scouterjohn74@gmail.com).

*Breakfast food available from 0900-1030
*Snacks available all day long
*Lunch sales 1100-1300

*This will be a Cub Scout only competition; there will not be a parent or sibling race.  There will be an activity area set aside for younger siblings, but parents will still need to bring their own activities and maintain supervision for their young children.

Fall Camporee 2017 – The Way of the Merry MenRobinHood Logo v2

(for Webelos 2, Boy Scouts & Venturers)
Location: TBC
Dates: TBC
Registration due by TBC

Are you brave enough to take on the Sherrif of Nottingham’s men? Is your moral compass strong enough to do what is right even if it means breaking the law? Join Robin Hood’s men then as they strike a blow at the tyranny of Prince John, the usurper! Activities of skill, strength and intellect await with only the very best to join the Merry Men.

The Information Pack is COMING SPRING 2017.  Contact Luke Johnson (tenskwatawa@gmail.com) to register or to get more information.

Upcoming Training in Mayflower District

Download the flyer for training opportunities below for more details

Troop Committee Training

ACS Cobham

28 January 2017


 

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

ACS Cobham

28 January 2017


 

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

(for Boy Scout Leaders)

ACS Cobham

25-26 March 2017


 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

(for Cub Scout Leaders)

RAF Molesworth

25 March 2017