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 .

North Waterloo – Beaver Buggy Races

Welcome to our First Annual North Waterloo Beaver Buggy Races on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Centre Court by Raffi Jewellers in Conestoga Mall. Each Colony will get a half hour to have their Beavers run the race track in whichever order or fashion they would like. We ask that you arrive a half hour before your time so we can get everyone registered and hand out the appropriate amount of crests per Colony. We are asking for at least one leader per Colony to help with the races during their scheduled time. Racing will start at 11;00 AM.There is NO cost to attend!

Use this registration form to register your Colony by Friday, February 3, 2017.

Contact Pandora Wilhelm at pandorackwilhelm@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Scouts Canada Day with Brampton Beast

When – Sunday February 26th @ 2pm
Where – Powerade Centre, Brampton
Cost – $20 (each ticket sold will get $4 returned to your group for fundraising)

Please see flyer for more deatils

Scouting Life: Why I love Winter Camping

This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://bit.ly/2jFx3Yw by Shakil Jessa, National Youth Spokesperson.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of people, including many Scouts from across Canada who enjoy freezing themselves out in nature in the cold winter months.

The first experience of winter camping that I had was when I was only 11 years old. My parents wrapped me in so many layers and packed so much equipment to ensure I wasn’t cold. In the end, I didn’t use half the gear I packed and it helped me learn for next time the most important things to pack… one of them being a sled, which is essential in order to have the most amount of fun on a snowy hill. Our tent was buried in snow and the next morning we had to shovel it out.

While shovelling snow was a great exercise for us, some of the best activities to do in the snow are snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, sledding, or having a snowman building contest. While it may be untraditional, during camping trips our Scouting Group loves to take photos. We do photography courses before our trips, get our cameras ready and go out for a couple of hours and shoot some pictures. Pictures are amazing was of recreating memories and it is a great hobby to get into. Whatever you and your friends decide to do in the snow, I guarantee you it will create long-lasting memories, because for me it sure did.

Lastly, the best thing to do while camping in the snow is definitely staying warm. While it may be hard to stay warm in a freezing snow fort, you can make it fun to stay warm. Keeping everyone active by having running races or playing team building games in the snow. Drinking hot chocolate or coffee can keep anyone nice and toasty on the inside, and don’t forget to bring some firewood! Just because it is snowing doesn’t mean you can’t have a fire! Something I’ve learned while camping, especially in snow, is to bring a wheelbarrow to make the fire in.

Getting outside across our amazing country is a great way to celebrate winter, so get out there and have an adventure!

While winter is the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the coldest, so make sure you and your friends are all bundled up for the cold. Getting outside across our amazing country is a great way to celebrate winter, so get out there and have an adventure!

Winter Camping

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Scouting Life: The Five Key Priorities for Success

This was originally posted on the Scouting Life Blog http://ift.tt/2il7Lh0

At Scouts Canada, our Mission is clear: to help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. We do this by enabling thousands of young Canadians to engage in safe, youth-led, adventurous programs in hundreds of communities across this great country. As Volunteers and staff supporting these programs, our aim is to ensure Scouting remains vibrant and continues to expand its reach: providing more youth with an opportunity to learn and to experience things at Scouts that they cannot experience elsewhere.

In order for Scouting in Canada to be as impactful as possible, we have identified Five Key Priorities for Success that will guide our work over as one Scouts Canada: Membership Growth; Safety Leadership; Program Quality; Volunteer Support; and Group Capacity.

To further explain the Five Key Priorities for Success, the National Key 3 took a moment to sit down and share their thoughts about the priorities and their impact on Scouting and Canadian youth.

You can watch the video below to hear their views, or read more about Scouts Canada’s strategic direction on Scouts.ca.

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Tri-Area Cuboree Planning Meeting invitation. Open to all Scouters.

We are having a Tri-Area Cuboree planning meeting, details as follows:
Sunday, Jan 22nd
Hillcrest United Church
8958 Trafalgar Rd (Trafalgar at 5th Sideroad)
7-9 PM
Room to the left of the side door entrance
Cuboree Theme: Pokemon meets Canada150
Activity planning

Areas involved are Wellington, Credit Hills, and Yellow Briar.

Please consider coming out to help us plan out the best Cub Scout event coming this spring


Matt Pitman
DAC Program support
Wellington Area

54th Woodstock International Camp

Camp Shegardaynou and the International Camp Committee invite you to attend the 54th INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE at Camp Shegardaynou.

The dates for this year’s camp are May 12 to 14, 2017. Check-in will start at 3:00pm on Friday and the camp will close at 11:00am on Sunday.

The camp fee will include food (Friday Mug-up to Sunday Breakfast) and a crest.

Please REGISTER EARLY (Maximum of 500 participants)!!! Registrations must be received by March 15, 2017 (with payment). Any corrections in number of attendees must be received by April 1, 2016. After this date no additions or refunds will be permitted.

The Camp Registration Form can be filled out electronically and saved (it will do the calculations for you). Here is the 2017 – Registration – Volunteer Form

All youth 15 and over will compete in events geared for that age group.

Menus, maps, programs, and a complete set of camp rules will be sent (via Email if possible) to the registered groups at the end of March.

If there are any dietary restrictions or special needs for medical reasons, please let us know as soon as possible.

Complete the registration form and return it with payment to:

Brenda Billham, Registrar
328 Knightsbridge Rd.,
Woodstock, ON Canada
N4S 7C6

If you have any questions please EMail: billham@rogers.com
or EMail: maissan@execulink.com
or Visit: www.scouts-woodstock.info
Confirmation will be sent or Emailed upon receipt of Fees

North Waterloo – 1st Aid Training

1st Lexington is coordinating a 1st Aid training session and we have few spots still open.

If you need your 1st Aid training and want to join us here are the details.

January 28/29 (Sat/Sun). approximately 9-4 each day

At Scout House

Cost is $100 which includes training plus food for both days.

If you are interested please contact me.


Scouter Ross Crewson
Group Commissioner

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