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!

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Beavers on the move!!

Join us Oct 22nd for our Beaver Fun Day!

Play with rockets, planes, boats and cars with a little STEM tossed in too! Dress for the weather and be prepared to have fun!

Where: St. Joseph of Nazareth Church 290 Balmoral Drive Brampton When: Saturday October 22nd, 2016. 10 AM to 2 PM

(Check in begins at 9:30 AM)

Cost: $15 Beavers – $5 Extra Scouters (beyond ratio)

Registration due October 15th. The organizers ask if each participating group provides 1 volunteer to help run the stations. We will gladly sign off Volunteer hours for Venturers. Please note this event will run rain or shine and is partly outside so dress for the conditions! Any question can be sent to just1houraweek@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

Click here for the registration form beavers-on-the-move

Badge Swap Meet and Auction

Where: South Western Ontario Office
531 Windermere Road
London, Ontario

When: January 28th, 2017

Time: 9:00-12:00

Scouting youth are encouraged to attend either as a Group or with a Parent or friend. All youth in uniform will receive a free bag of badges.
This is a great opportunity to get excited about collecting and to learn
about the history of scouting badges from experienced collectors.

Lunch will be available. (free will donation).
There is no entry fee to this event. Check out the flyer for more details.

For further information or to make a donation to the auction contact:
Glenn Margison gmargison@outlook.com

Dave Robak wendyanddave@rogers.com

Beaver Fun Day – BEAVERS ON THE MOVE!

badgeThe Yellow Briar Area invites all Beavers (and their Scouters) to …

Join us Oct 22nd for our Beaver Fun Day!

Play with rockets, planes, boats and cars with a little STEM tossed in too! Dress for the weather and be prepared to have fun!

Where: St. Joseph of Nazareth Church 290 Balmoral Drive Brampton

When: Saturday October 22nd, 2016. 10 AM to 2 PM (Check in begins at 9:30 AM)

Cost: $15 Beavers – $5 Extra Scouters (beyond ratio)

Registration due October 15th. The organizers ask if each participating group provides 1 volunteer to help run the stations. We will gladly sign off Volunteer hours for Venturers. Please note this event will run rain or shine and is partly outside so dress for the conditions! Any question can be sent to just1houraweek@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

Download Flyer –HERE

Wellington – Guelph Storm game November 18th

Friday November 18th against Mississauga Steelheads for 7:30pm at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph

Tickets are available for all members of Wellington Scouting and their families.

Tickets are $17.50 cash.
Each group should chose 1 designate to order your tickets by October 28th to scoratti@guelphstorm.com
It’s encouraged that Youth and Volunteers wear their uniform
Have fun, promote Scouting at the Storm, and order your tickets NOW!
Guelph Storm Hockey

YIS
Paul Schadenberg
DAC Events
Scouts Canada
Wellington Area

North Waterloo – Beaveree registration is now open

The North Waterloo Beaveree registration is now open. The Beaveree is Sunday October 2, 2016 at Waterloo Park. Details about the Beaveree are here including a link to the registration form. The registration deadline is Thursday September 22, 2016.

Contact Bob Thorn if you have any questions.

Community Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Save the date folks!  There will be a free Community Bicycle Safety Rodeo taking place at Hillcrest Church.  This is a great opportunity to learn about bicycle safety and make adjustments to your bicycles to ensure they are in tip-top condition.  Here are the details:

 When: Saturday, October 1st from 10.30am – 1.00pm

Where: Hillcrest United Church, 8958 Trafalgar Road (opens in Google Maps)

Who: Ages 5-14 and we’d love to have as many Beavers, Cubs & Scouts as possible

What: There will be a station to ensure your bike is in the best condition.  Adjustments, if required, can be performed there. Halton Public Health Department will be on hand to talk about safety.  Helmets and how to wear them correctly.  There will be 6 separate tests to check your abilities and skills riding in different situations.  Halton Police will be in attendance to encourage and teach the laws of safe riding in Halton Region.  The last test is a simulated “real world ride” where you will show the things you have learned and we will finish with a certificate and refreshments.

Why: Because safety is important!

Cost: Absolutely free of charge!

Required Equipment: A bike, a helmet and a desire to have fun

If you would like your group to go through at once (as an organized group) you can call me and I will attempt to book a specific time-slot.

Any further inquiries please don’t hesitate to call me.

David Emigh (647) 244-5776

Hillcrest United Church

 

Christmas on the Rails 2016

Yes folks – it is nearly that time again!  Christmas on the Rails is just around the corner and if you are planning on attending with your Pack or Colony you will need to get your rough numbers in before September 30th to order the crests.  Confirmed numbers will be required by October 30th.

Here are the details but feel free to download the flyer

When: Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4pm (maybe later)

Where: Halton County Radial Railway, 13629 Guelph Line, Rockwood

Who: Beavers, Cubs and the entire family

What: Entrance, Unlimited Streetcar Rides, Carolling, Cider, Cookies, Crest, FUN

Why: Why not?!?  This will be a truly enjoyable event for all the family.

Cost: $15 per person

Songbooks will be provided and everyone MUST be prepared to sing ENTHUSIASTICALLY 🙂  If you play a portable instrument please bring it along and play it!

For more details please contact:

Warren Jackman wjackman@xplornet.com

Janet Trower-Jackman jtjackman@xplornet.com

1st Acton Scout Group

North Waterloo – Beaveree planning meeting

The final Beaveree planning meeting is Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 7:30 – 8:30 at Scout House. The Beaveree is Sunday October 2, 2016 at Waterloo Park. This year’s theme is Olympics. We need a representative at the meeting from each Colony that plans to attend the Beaveree. The Beaveree is a great way to start next year’s Scouting year, so come on out to help plan it – your Beavers will thank you!

Contact Bob Thorn at Beaveree@nw.scouter.ca if you have any questions.

Spread the word. SAIL Cambridge 20% Discount Day

Hello all,

Please pass along to your Areas, Groups, Sections and any other Scouting folks

The Cambridge SAIL is having a 20% off sale, for all those in uniform, on Wednesday September 21 from 6-9pm.

There will also be a draw for one of two Sport Bags, donated by SAIL.

Come on out for some information and great deals.

Click here for the SAIL Cambridge Flyer

North Waterloo – Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016

The Oktoberfest Parade Food Drive has been very impressed with the Scouts and leaders that have been helping collect food along the parade route  for these many years.  We are looking for volunteers.
We would need approximately 15 + Leaders, Rovers, Ventures  and 30 + youth in total (Scouts some older Cubs – it is a pretty good pace) to work the entire event or lesser numbers could still work a couple of trucks.

The parade is Monday October 10, 2016.   The event runs from about 7:45 AM until the end of the parade (10:30 AM if you are at the front – 11:30 AM if you are at the back).  There are two trucks at the front and one truck at the back.
The route is approximately 5 KM long.  This year because of the LRT construction it is starting In Kitchener and ending at Bridgeport and Weber in Waterloo.
The leaders / adults  would be in the trucks putting collected food in the bins.
The youth would be pushing shopping carts along the route collecting donations and bringing them to the truck to be loaded.
It qualifies for community service for their badge work and is actually a lot of fun.  Anyone interested in participating a can contact me for more information.

It is also a wonderful opportunity to show Scouting in the community.

Sincerely,

Mark Panchaud
1st Stanley Park Scouts
Tel: 519-745-1926
mark@primespec.com

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