Learn To Save A Life



Did you know that Mayflower Council offers training and certification in CPR/AED, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, First Aid, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA)? Our team of volunteer instructors offers this training at a discounted rate for Scouts and Scouters. We only charge what it takes to recoup the cost of Red Cross certification and to maintain our teaching supplies.


Below is a partial schedule of our offerings through June 2019.


Please, before you consider signing up for any of these courses, take note of the following:


  • We limit registration in these courses to 20 participants so that each participant gets enough instructor attention.
  • CPR/AED (current within two years) is a prerequisite for WRFA.
  • “First Aid” is a basic first Aid course. It is not a prerequisite for WRFA. If you want to take WRFA, you don’t also need to take “basic” First Aid as a prerequisite
  • WRFA is required by the BSA for two adults accompanying youth BSA members to any BSA “high-adventure” venues, or any real (away from a road) wilderness location.
  • From October through May we will offer WRFA five times vs. the three times we have offered the course previously. Based on demand in previous years, we offer this training once in the fall and four times in winter/spring. Please plan ahead and register early. If you realize at the last minute that you need this training, it may be too late to get into our course.
  • Minimum age for certification in CPR/AED and/or First Aid is 11. Minimum age for WRFA is 14. Certification in these courses is for two years.
  • The per-person fee for CPR/AED or First Aid certification is $35 for BSA-registered individuals, $60 for non-BSA registered individuals. The per-person fee for WRFA certification is $90 regardless of BSA affiliation.
  • Most of the courses below will be at Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury. Courses in other parts of the council will be added over the next few months.


Mayflower Council CPR/AED, and First Aid Training and Certification Opportunities, October 2018-June 2019


CPR/AED: Tuesday, October 16: Sign Up Here

WRFA: Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21:  Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, November 6: Sign Up Here

First Aid: Tuesday, November 27: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, January 8: Sign Up Here

WRFA: Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, February 5: Sign Up Here

WRFA: Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10:  Sign Up Here

First Aid: Tuesday, February 26: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, March 5: Sign Up Here

WRFA: Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10: Sign Up Here

First Aid: Tuesday, March 26: Sign Up Here

WRFA: Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, April 9: Sign Up Here

First Aid: Tuesday, April 23: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, May 7: Sign Up Here

Professional Rescuer CPR/AED: May 18: Sign Up Here

First Aid: Tuesday, May 21: Sign Up Here

CPR/AED: Tuesday, June 11: Sign Up Here

Questions: George Ecker, 781-235-6104, mushmahatma@verizon.net


Den Chief Training

What’s a Den Chief, you ask?

It’s a Boy Scout or Venturer who makes a commitment to assist a Cub Scout den. The Den Chief program is a “win-win-win-win”: the pack and den get a helping hand (someone who’s probably great at teaching Scouting skills and leading skits, songs, and games!), the Cub Scouts get a role model who inspires them to grow in Scouting, the Den Chief gets valuable leadership experience (and credit toward rank advancement), and the troop or crew gets an ideal recruiter working directly with the pack. Once you’ve recruited your Den Chiefs, set them up for success by getting them trained! Our training team will be offering Den Chief training on:

September 29th – Norwood

October 13th – Weston

October 27th – Hanover

December 1st – Hanson

Click on the date to sign up!

Scout Me In – Join Scouting Night

It’s September and that means back to school and back to Scouting. Recruitment season is upon us and thousands of kids across Massachusetts are ready to say Scout Me In!

With an exciting new take on what it’s like to be a Scout, our new Scout Me In recruitment campaign features both boys and girls and invites everyone to join the fun and adventure of Scouting.

So, is your pack ready to recruit? From flyers to videos to social media images, we’ve got you covered with resources to welcome new families. Download the latest recruitment resources by clicking below.


Recruitment Supplies

Program Kickoff For Cub Scout Leaders

Attention Cub Scout leaders: Please join us at our upcoming Cub Scout Leader Training Festivals:

Norwood on September 29, Weston on October 13, and Hanover on October 27!

These events are a great chance for new AND experienced leaders to kick off the year with basic training to set you up for success (earn the “Trained” patch for your position), workshops on a variety of other useful topics, a chance to pick up leader guides and other resources without a trip to the council office or Scout store, and delicious food. We’ll also run a fun program for Cub Scout-age youth while their parents are getting trained. This festival is a great chance to meet and share ideas with fellow volunteers.

Registration is open for all three dates: pick the date that works for you and just come for the sessions you want. We hope to see you there!

Free Scoutbook Subscriptions

Starting January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units! Scoutbook is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking advancements to milestone achievements along the Scouting adventure.

When units with Scoutbook accounts need to renew these unit subscriptions this fall, they will not pay any renewal fees effective September 1, 2018. For units currently without a Scoutbook account, they can begin their free Scoutbook unit subscription on January 1, 2019.


Learn More Here

Eagle Paperwork Submission Guidelines Updated

The Mayflower Council Advancement Committee released a revised council-wide process for the submission and review of Eagle Scout Project Proposals and Eagle Scout Applications on Friday, August 31, 2018. Unit leaders and future Eagle Scouts are urged to review these updated processes so they are prepared when they need to submit documents to the advancement committee.

Here are links to the updated documents:

How to Prepare Your Eagle Service Project Proposal and Report

How to Complete Your Eagle Scout Application Form

How to Submit an Eagle Scout Application to Mayflower Council

Eagle Application Review Process

Questions regarding the Eagle Scout Project Proposal or Eagle Scout Application submission process should be directed to your district advancement chairperson.