Central Escarpment Council

This BLOG is maintained by the Council and its Areas – Burlington, Credit Hills, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington & Yellow Briar

Welcome to the BLOG

Welcome to Scouting for another year.  This blog is maintained for Central Escarpment Council and its’ Areas.  Using the categories to the right you can quickly find information of interest to you.  For contact information see the ‘About & Contact Us’ link above.  You can return to this home page at any time by clicking on ‘Home’ above.  Great Scouting!

Important Web Shortcuts in CEC

If you’re looking for HELP on www.scouts.ca or www.myscouts.ca you may find it useful to visit the Zendesk knowledge base. It’s linked directly on the myscouts.ca site, but you can reference it any time at https://myscouts.zendesk.com/forums .

Info Session WJ19 for Mississauga – Wed Nov 29

Attention Scouters – Please give this information to every youth member of your Troop (and his or her parents) whose birthday falls between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005). They are eligible to become a participant in the Canadian Contingent to the World Jamboree 2019. Whatever you think the obstacles will be for them they all deserve the chance to get information and to make their decision as to whether to go or not. Please bring or send them with a parent.

World Jamboree 2019 – Information Session
Hosted by 6th Erin Mills and 3rd Meadowvale for all of Mississauga
Wednesday November 29th at 7:30pm
Erindale Presbyterian Church
1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

  • This information Session is intended to bring together individuals who may wish to go to the Jamboree. It is the opportunity to establish links with others for the purpose of patrol formation, fund raising or both.
  • Canada along with the USA and Mexico are joint hosts to this Jamboree and it is close and therefore less expensive. It can be made an affordable adventure.
  • Youth members have only one opportunity during their time in Scouting to attend as a youth participant and it is the ultimate Scouting experience one can have. There will be more than 40,000 participants from over 150 countries of the world.
  • An Early Bird Discount is available to those who commit before Dec 15, 2017.
  • Information will also be available for adult volunteers who want to become part of the International Service Team which supports the Jamboree.

David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

I am pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. This award recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Recipients can include individual volunteers or organizations that have made outstanding contributions and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment in the advocacy and promotion of accessibility and disability issues.

To submit a nomination for this award:

  1. Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards.
  2. Select the Inclusion Category
  3. Click on David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.
  4. Download the PDF form.
  5. Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
  6. Fill out the form, then submit it no later than December 3, 2017. Instructions for submitting your nomination package can be found on the website.

If you have any questions, contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat:

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Thank you for supporting this program and for your interest in promoting accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities.

Sincerly,
Tracy MacCharles
Tracy MacCharles
Minister

Indava 2018 Cub Camp – August 12-18, 2017

Hosted by Brant Area
Week long camp that happens once every three years.
A Cub only has one chance in a life time to attend this camp!!
Don’t miss that chance!

White Tail Beavers Transitioning into the Cub Program are now invited to attend as well !!

Place: Camp Impeesa, Drumbo, On

Theme: Pre- Historic Fun

Registration Packages: available on web-site

Cost: $350.00 per Youth, $175.00 per Leader

Includes: Camp Fees, In Camp Programs, Out- trips to Major Attractions,
Busing during, In-Camp Cuboree, All meals, Camp t-shirt, hat, camp crest
(plus a week of incredible memories!)

Out Trips: Ever marvelled at one of the 7 Wonders….??
Ever watch an elephant get a bath?
Ever see a ship’s elevator?
Ever wonder what it would be like to lay on a bed of nails?

JOIN US AT INDAVA FOR THESE AMAZING ADVENTURES
And so much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crest: There will be a crest design contest.
The winner of the crest contest will receive Half Off their Camp fee………

See contest submission outline on the web-site and submit your entry.

Web Site: http://brantscouting.com/indava-2018/

Indava 2018 Registration Package is also included on the Web Site

Indava Registration Contact:
Kim Clarke-Dawdy
kclarke.dawdy@gmail.com
519-753-1138

Group Commissioner Woodbadge I – November 18

Battlefields Council will be holding a Group Commissioner WB1 course, for all those who need/want to take it on November 18 from 9am – 4pm at Hamilton Scout House. This event is being hosted by the Hamilton-Wentworth Area, and is open to all active Scouters.

In an effort to ensure we are training using the most up to date information, please note that the structure of this course has been modified from past courses.

The prerequisites to attend this 2 part course, will be:
  • Canadian Path WB1
  • Group Committee WB1
(once complete, these will show on your training record as WB1’s)
Please note that Canadian Path Fundamentals does not fulfill the WB1 requirement. The Fundamentals course covers a portion of the WB1.

Part 1 – attend the in person sessions at the Hamilton Scout House
Part 2 – take the online GC course, when it becomes available in late December

When complete, GC’s and others taking the course, will be well equipped to lead and manage their groups.  This course is open to anyone who wants to take it, not just those currently in a GC role.

Although GC’s may not be directly involved in a section, it is expected that they are fully trained, to offer the best support to their section Scouters.

Details on registration, can be found in this event flyer. The cost will be $10.

Queen’s Venturer Ceremony

The QVA ceremony that we normally hold in the fall will be postponed until next year and we will be holding a double ceremony as we did a few years ago. Unfortunately, the LG’s schedule could not accommodate us this year.

CECuboree Planning Meeting

It may be fall, but we are already looking forward to June and CECuboree 2018!

Calling all Cub Scouters and Howlers. If you attended CECuboree last year and/or are interested in this year come on out to give input about what you want to see at CECuboree 2018.

We went through all the cub suggestions for a theme and the choice was clear……..”Nintendo” will be the theme for CECuboree 2018. Mario and the gang were the most requested, from Smash Bros. to Mario Cart.

Come on out for our Howlers Council meeting:
Blue Springs Scout Reserve
Saturday, Oct 28th
2-4pm.
Main Lodge Parking lot
14045 6th Line Nassagawaya
Milton, On

We will be helping out with the facility with a clean and hike as well as a great chance to review and brainstorm ideas to make CECuboree 2018 even better than last year.

Mark your calendars for CECuboree 2018, June 8-10.

 

Questions can be directed to contact@cecuboree.scouter.ca

Doctor Who camp

Location: Camp Manitou
Date: April 20th to the 22nd
Cost: $25/youth, $20/Scouter&OOS
Theme: Doctor Who
Registration: Online through www.npema.ca
Registration is open now
Questions: contact camps.npema@gmail.com

Snow Wars: Episode 2018 – Winter Camp – Feb 2nd thru 4th 2018 – Barber Scout Camp

CAMP REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 300 YOUTH AND LEADERS. Registration the past several years has either hit 300 or come very close. Register early!

Please register no later than January 12th, 2018 with your estimated attendance numbers to receive the camp package and schedule.

Please see the flyer by clicking -HERE- for more details.

 

Or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/WELLYnSAUGAcamporee for way more info!

Online registration available now by clicking -HERE- (you may, optionally, pay by PayPal or credit card).

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