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 .

Mississauga Area Haliburton Composite Camp: JULY 29 – AUG 5 2017

Scouts and Venturers, it’s time to start planning your summer activities!!! Once again a few Scouters are getting together to help you plan some of your summer time fun by organizing a Mississauga Areas Composite Camp at the Haliburton Scout Reserve. You may ask yourself why you should attend the camp. Well here are some of the reasons:

The Haliburton Scout Reserve A Paradise for Scouts of all ages located 250 km (150 miles) north of Toronto, this 5000 acre reserve is richly forested and has 10 sparkling lakes providing wilderness homes for many animals, birds and fish. The Reserve is the largest Scout Camp in Canada and the summer home to countless thousands of Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Scouters from all over Canada, the United States, Britain and many other countries.

The Activities

Weather permitting, the camp activities include:
  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Rappelling
  • Sailing
  • Survival Island
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Climbing Wall

New this year for Venturers

We will be letting the Venturer aged youth camp, cook, and clean on their own, and take part in the activities of their choice. We will all be on the same campsite but the Venturers will be separate from the Scouts. There is an opportunity for the Venturers to do some hikes and other off camp activities by themselves.

Mandatory Pre-Camp meeting

There will be a mandatory Pre-Camp meeting held in Mississauga in June. Space is limited and registration is held on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration

Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Camp fees include bus transportation to and from camp (Applewood Heights Secondary School).   See the following registration form for more information and to register.

Red Cross – Good Turn Week Event

For more than 100 years, youth in Scouting have committed themselves to do a good turn for their neighbours each day. It is a reflection of Scouts Canada’s vision – Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world – and it is something that Scouting youth take quite seriously.

As part of the 8th Annual Good Turn Week (GTW) initiative the Canadian Red Cross has joined Scouts Canada in offering a series of FREE first aid workshops for youth aged 9 to 16 years of age. These workshops are taking place in four major city centres: Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax and Mississauga. These workshops have been developed to provide meaningful first aid education experiences and to increase resiliency in local communities.

As a practice, first aid should prevent further suffering, protect life, and promote recovery. The workshop will explore both prevention and response concepts, focusing on increasing the confidence of the learners and inspiring action when they are presented with an emergency situation and the opportunity to help someone in need.

Date of the event:  Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30

Time:  There will be two sessions each day:  9 – 12 and 1 – 4,

LocationMississauga Red Cross Office, 5700 Cancross Court, Mississauga, ON L5R 3E9, Peel Training Room
Capacity: 20 participants

How do I register?

Here is the link to register (Look for the workshops located in Mississauga)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/scouts-canada-amp-the-canadian-red-cross-13470159668

CECuboree Planning Meeting – Sunday April 30th

CECuboree Planning Meeting:
When: Sunday April 30th, 7 to 9 PM
Where: Hillcrest United Church, 8958 Trafalgar Rd (Trafalgar at 5th Sideroad)
Agenda:
Volunteer Status, Camp Layout, Emergency Plan Review, Registration update, Activity status
Opportunity for groups to bring in registration payment as well if not already mailed. If groups have questions they can contact us at contact@cecuboree@scouter.ca. Please also follow our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/CECuboree/
We welcome posts!
CECuboree Team 2017
See you then!

Call for OOS – Help out with the CEC 2017 Cuboree!

Calling all Venturers, Rovers and Scouters! Do you like Pokémon? Are you looking for a great opportunity the second week of June? Are you excited for warmer weather? Silly questions, I’m sure you’d answer YES to all three!  
The 2017 Central Escarpment Cuboree is looking for OOS to help with activities during the camp. That’s not all though! Helping out at the camp leads to a couple of fun perks – there will be a movie night on the Friday night for all OOS, and a Just Dance night on the Saturday.  
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Here’s the down low on all the deets:
– Cost: $10 (you get a crest AND a t-shirt or necker #bonus)
– Dates: June 9th to June 11th
– Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron site).
For more information and to register, please visit http://cecuboree.scouter.ca/

Bill Rice – Gone Home

We are saddened with the news today that Bill Rice, from Burlington Area, passed away this morning. A 35 year volunteer with Scouts Canada who was recently honoured with the Bar to the Silver Acorn and the Award of Fortitude for his battle with Cancer. Bill was a strong supporter and volunteer with The Canadian Blood Services and with Movember were Bill had raised over $30,000.00 to help with Men’s health issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.

Gone Home far to soon.

Sincerely,

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Camp Everton Spring Clean-up

Hi to all

Spring is sprunging (word play depicting a verb “of sorts”).

We are having our annual spring clean-up at Everton Saturday, April 29th starting at 8:30 am and running until about 3 pm.

 

We have a few of the same activities around forestry (splitting, cutting and chipping)

Cleaning Wheeler and the pool to ready it for filling.

We had to make some repairs to our firewood storage shed so all the wood we split last fall will be placed inside.

We are planning to plant wildflowers to attract and promote healthy honey bee populations;  

Transplant several cedar trees from our nursery on the side hill to the field by Wheeler and replace the ash trees we harvested last fall lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Those stumps were removed last week.

 

Please let Kevin Donovan know by Friday, April 21st  if your group can attend and the numbers for lunch. Reply to kdonovan@donovaninsurance.com.

Everton Summer Camp dates finally here!

Hello Cubs and Scouts of Central Escarpment Council,
We have just finalised the dates for Everton Summer Camp this year. For those cubs and scouts that have attended in the past, you will know this is a great camp, and those who haven’t gone in the past will want to consider going this year. Everton is located just NorthEast of Guelph and was the site of the CCJ camp for those cubs who went last summer.  Below is some information about each camp. 
 
-Cub camp will be July 9-14
This camp takes place with sleeping and meal accommodations in the cub barn. Activities include archery, swimming, crafts, and jungle time (you will very likely catch crayfish in the river so bring an old pair of shoes). It is a great camp with a lot of campfires and fun. The program is really excellent.
 
-ACE/Scout camp will be July 16-21
This camp is intended for cubs moving up to scouts (Advanced Camping Experience) and Scouts as well. This also happens out at Everton but camping and eating will take place in the woods on campsites in tents. There is still access to Archery and swimming, so this is also part of the program, and of course campfires and other activities.
As soon as there is any more information about the theme, cost and registration process is available it will be sent out.
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