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September 2017

Webelos Woods Weekend

Fri, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 24

Come join the fun! Come camp on Friday night and then enjoy all of the fun  Webelos themed events from 9:00 – 4:00 with a Campfire program at 7:00 pm Saturday night. The deadline for registration is September 19, 2017.  Register by September 1st and you will receive a patch at the event, all others will receive the patch after the event. Food:  Bring you own food (optional Saturday night dinner of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for an additional $5.00) Scouts… Read more

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Wood Badge

Sat, Sep 23 - Mon, Sep 25

Our next Wood Badge leadership training course for all Scouting leaders will take place over the weekends of September 8-10 and September 23-25, 2017 at Camp Resolute in Bolton, Massachusetts. Please use the link below to register for the course. When the first 51 openings are full, this link will put you on a waiting list and you will be notified promptly if a slot opens. Read more

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Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Fri, Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm - Sat, Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. You are invited to participate in the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course; a fun-filled program of hands-on outdoor skills training in the basic skills boys are required to learn to advance from Tenderfoot to First Class. This is a fun hands-on course where you learn by doing while experiencing the EDGE training method. Instructors will help you learn camp setup, working with woods tools, knots and lashings, campfire program planning, map reading, compass use,… Read more

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Scout-O Training For Leaders

Sat, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about orienteering and how to teach orienteering skills to Scouts.  Then try an orienteering course or two.  Free and open to all Scout leaders willing to help guide their group at the Nobscot Reservation Scout-O scheduled for October 28th.  Attendance is not mandatory, but all leaders are invited and encouraged to attend.  Training lasts about 3 hours, maybe longer if the weather is favorable. No sign-up required. Read more

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October 2017

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Sat, Oct 7

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) –  This is a fun and exciting training for all Cub Scout Leaders who have minimal camping experience but want to plan and carry out an entry-level outdoor experience for the Pack. This training is required for Pack leadership before conducting a Pack family camp out. This is the first step in the evolving BSA camping training program. A very capable staff will prepare you for fun and successful family Pack overnight camp outs.… Read more

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Red Cross CPR/AED Certification

Tue, Oct 10

This hands-on course trains youth and adult in the most current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques and teaches the proper method for using the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Students who complete the course will receive a Red Cross certification which is good for 2 years. Fees:  Registered BSA Member: $35 General Public: $60 Registration Deadline: 10/9/17 Late registration at the discretion of the course director. Read more

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Position Specific Training

Sat, Oct 14

This instructor-led course is designed to help Cub Leaders and Boy Scout Leaders learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) covered in the course. Fees: BSA Registered Scouters: Free General Public: $20 Deadline: 10.7.17 Late Registration at the discretion of the course director. Read more

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$10

Scoutmaster Basic Training

Sat, Oct 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

About the Course Learn the fundamentals of running a successful troop, including program planning, the patrol method, advancement, and much more. For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is part of the requirements to earn the “Trained” patch. Dates, Times, and Location October 14, 2017 Foxboro Cable Access Studio Sessions run from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Course Fee Free for leaders registered in Mayflower Council, thanks to the activity fee that all scouts in our council pay with their… Read more

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Cub Scout Kickoff – Training and Much More

Sat, Oct 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cub Scout Leaders – join us for a great kickoff to the year!  We’ll have basic training for all Cub Scout leader position, plus all sorts of other training workshops on crafts, games, cooking, and more.  We’ll also have exhibits and resources available for your pack (like applications and leader guides for sale).  Activities will run throughout the day and you can come and go as you please.  You’re also welcome to bring your Cub-age youth; we’ll run fun activities… Read more

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$10.00

Den Chief Training

Sat, Oct 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Den Chief is a key means of building relationships between the Pack and Troop. The Den Chief regularly reminds the boys about Boy Scouts in a positive way as he leads activities and shares his enthusiasm for Scouting with the Cub Scouts. His presence adds another important asset. He can tell them about Boy Scouting, with its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it’ss time for them to move up to a Webelos Scout den… Read more

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Highland Games Fall Camporee

Fri, Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm - Sun, Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

Cranberry Harbors and Squanto Districts invite all Boy Scouts in Council 251 and beyond to the 2017 Highland Games Fall Camporee! There will be scored activities including:  Pioneer Rope Throw, Weight Throw, Braemer Stone, Caber Toss, Compass Medallion, Hoist the Sheep, Toss the Sheaf, Farmer’s Walk, Cairn Construction, Fire-Starting, Hand-Shake Wrestle, Water Balance Pipe, Haggis Toss, Kilted Run, Tug-O-War.  Lots of Crafts, Exhibits and Gathering Activities.   Registration Deadline – October 19th   Read more

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$90

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22

The Wilderness First Aid course includes training on what to do in the case of: + Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries Heat-Related Emergencies + Hypothermia Altitude-Related Illnesses Allergies and Anaphylaxis Burns + Bone and Joint Injuries Wounds and Wound Infection The course is based on the Boy Scouts of America’s “Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines” and has been reviewed and/or supported by the American Camp Association, American Canoe Association, and theNational Recreation and Park Association. Wilderness and… Read more

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Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWL) Training

Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22

About the Course Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWL) is an overnight course geared towards planning and running successful (and FUN!) Webelos outdoor activities. You’ll get hands-on instruction and practice in camping skills, outdoor cooking, first aid, knots, woods tools, outdoor-focused advancement adventures, program planning, and more. OWL is for any adults connected with the Cub Scout and Webelos programs. Special deal: We’ve set up this OWL course so you’ll also have the opportunity to complete the requirements for BALOO (Basic Adult… Read more

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Den Chief Training

Sat, Oct 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course is designed for any Boy Scout or Venturer who is currently serving as a Den Chief or interested in becoming a Den Chief. Here’s what we will cover: The roles and responsibilities of a Den Chief Tips for working with Cub Scouts Games, songs, and other fun activities that you can bring back to your den BSA has an online course at http://www.scouting.org/Training/Youth/DenChiefTraining.aspx, but trust us, it’s a lot more fun to take this training in person! It’s… Read more

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$10

Scout Orienteering Weekend (Scout-O)

Sat, Oct 28 - Sun, Oct 29

All Scouts are invited to a weekend of Orienteering. It will be a weekend of outdoor adventure as Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Girl Scouts learn and practice map and compass skills as well as work on orienteering-related badge requirements. Saturday’s program will be skill development, training, and practice. Scouts (and adults) will be able to learn orienteering skills such that they will be able to participate in Sunday’s competition regardless of prior experience. Ample orienteering courses will be… Read more

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Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) for Boy Scout and Venturing leaders

Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 am - Sun, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm

About the Course Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) is an overnight hands-on training for Boy Scout and Venturing leaders. It covers outdoor camping skills (cooking, knots, woods tools, etc.). Learn new skills, reinforce old ones, and build confidence to teach these skills to Scouts. For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is part of the requirements to earn the “Trained” patch. It’s also part of the requirements for adult leaders of a Venturing crew that runs an outdoor program. Logistical Details… Read more

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November 2017

Den Chief Training

Sat, Nov 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course is designed for any Boy Scout or Venturer who is currently serving as a Den Chief or interested in becoming a Den Chief. Here’s what we will cover: The roles and responsibilities of a Den Chief Tips for working with Cub Scouts Games, songs, and other fun activities that you can bring back to your den BSA has an online course at http://www.scouting.org/Training/Youth/DenChiefTraining.aspx, but trust us, it’s a lot more fun to take this training in person! It’s… Read more

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Mayflower Council Venturing Adult and Youth Training

Sat, Nov 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mayflower Council Venturing Adult and Youth Training Who: Venturing youth and adult leaders What: -Adults: Crew Advisor and Committee Trainings -Youth: Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) We will also offer Venturing Youth Protection Training for anyone interested When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Where: First Congregational Church 100 Winter St. Norwood, MA 02062 How much: The course is free, but bring a lunch or bring $5 to order food (it’s up to you). Adult… Read more

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Red Cross CPR/AED Certification

Tue, Nov 14

This hands-on course trains youth and adult in the most current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques and teaches the proper method for using the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Students who complete the course will receive a Red Cross certification which is good for 2 years. Fees:  Registered BSA Member: $35 General Public: $60 Registration Deadline: 11/14/17 Late registration at the discretion of the course director. Read more

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Tread Trainer Training

Sat, Nov 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Tread Trainer program is designed to train adults in innovative, practical methods of spreading the outdoor ethics message with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation.  once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped with the knowledge to recreate responsibility; present and Tread Lightly! message to other scouters, scouts, enthusiasts or community members; and train additional Tread Lightly! instructors. Fee:   $28.00 Registration Deadline:  11/04/17 Pre-requisites or restrictions:  Open to… Read more

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Position Specific Training

Tue, Nov 21

This instructor-led course is designed to help Cub Leaders and Boy Scout Leaders learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) covered in the course. Fees: Knox Trail Registered Scouters: Free General Public: $20 Deadline: 11.7.17 Late Registration at the discretion of the course director Read more

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December 2017

Position Specific Training

Sat, Dec 2

This instructor-led course is designed to help Cub Leaders and Boy Scout Leaders learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) covered in the course.   Late registration at the discretion of the course director. Read more

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Den Chief Training

Sat, Dec 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course is designed for any Boy Scout or Venturer who is currently serving as a Den Chief or interested in becoming a Den Chief. Here’s what we will cover: The roles and responsibilities of a Den Chief Tips for working with Cub Scouts Games, songs, and other fun activities that you can bring back to your den BSA has an online course at http://www.scouting.org/Training/Youth/DenChiefTraining.aspx, but trust us, it’s a lot more fun to take this training in person! It’s… Read more

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$25.00

2017 Autumn Merit Badge College

Sun, Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Explore, Learn, Achieve! The 2017 Autumn Merit Badge College is held from 12:30-5:30 pm at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Scouts choose 2 merit badges.  Each class is two hours and twenty-five minutes. To complete the badges in this time frame requires prerequisites and often a field trip. The badges offered are: American Business, American Cultures, Art, Chess, Coin Collecting, Collections, Crime Prevention, Disabilities Awareness, Drafting, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Geneology, Graphic Arts, Indian Lore, Medicine, Movie Making,… Read more

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Edge Method Training

Sat, Dec 30
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