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 .

Group Commissioner Woodbadge

Just wanted to let you know of an upcoming Group Commissioner Woodbadge course that CEC is organizing.  It’s going to be on Saturday, November 5 and Wellington Area is hosting it.  More details coming in September.  Pre-requisites will be the Group Committee Woodbadge 1 and Canadian Path Fundamentals Training (both available online via the David Huestis Learning Centre).

Can you please share with your networks, and if you know people who would benefit from the course, can you give them a heads up so they can block off the date and start the prep.

Let me know if there’s any questions.



GC Woodbadge Course Leader


Co-Op Camp: Superheroes – September 23-25, 2016


Join the Legion of Co-Op Camp Superheroes!

When: Sept 23, 24 & 25 2016 

Where: Camp Manitou, Milton 

Who: Open to Scouts, Guides &, Pathfinders 

Cost: Campers $18.00 per person, Offer of Service $15.00 – (Venturers, Rangers, Rovers)

Co-Op Camp Purpose: To enable members of Girl Guides & Scouts to live, work & play together in a fun situation common to both organizations. This will help them realize their similarities (in interests, challenges & skills) & make them aware of areas where they can help each other.

 You come self-contained…we provide the program!

A full and exciting schedule including …Friday fun night with karaoke, campfire, storytelling, Saturday group challenges/games, Saturday night dance, movies, campfire, awards, badge trading & much more. 

As we must limit the camp to no more than 1000 campers we suggest you get your pre-registration in early. A completed Full Registration form and Camp fees are to be paid by Friday, September 16, 2016.

 It’s first come, first served so register early.

 Looking for more information?

Download a registration form from our website! Full registration forms are available online at http://www.coopcamp.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @co_opcamp!

Gone Home – Alexandra Reinhardt

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Allie Reinhardt, former AYC for Credit Hills Area on Sunday August 7th, 2016. Details for visitation and funeral service are included below.

Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Click –HERE– for Obituary

Scout – Space Exploration & STEM Solar Camp

space 2016

Friday October 14th to Sunday October 16th
Blue Springs Scout Reserve – Whisken Field and Cedar Lodge
Camp Fee is $35 for Youth and Volunteers

  • Each Group is to arrive self-contained to camp in patrol/troop setting
  • Groups should arrive at camp at 7pm on Friday evening & depart Sunday at 11am
  • Scouts will complete the space exploration badge

Please check out the flyer for more details on how to register for this camp.

space badge


Eco-Spirit Hike 2016 – Erosion

Ecospirit Hike 2016

Blue Springs Scout Reserve – Chickadee Pavilion
Saturday, October 22nd 2016
1:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This year Blue Springs Scout Reserve will be visited again by many forest spirits that need to pass their message on to young beavers and cubs about ecology and saving Our Planet. Get ready to see and experience exciting activities and games related to this year’s theme, EROSION!


  • Registrar is Dave Wiebe wiebedavid66@gmail.com
  • Registration Deadline is October 15th, 2016.
  • Cost is $15.00 per person supper included,
  • A $25.00 deposit is required for each group

For more information, please check out the flyer for the hike.

Group Commissioner Appointment – 2nd Brampton

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Kavanagh to the role of Group Commissioner of 2nd Brampton. Steve has been involved in 2nd Brampton in the last few years as Cub Scouter and Beaver Scouter and has held various roles within the Area. Justin and I are confident that 2nd Brampton will continue to grow with Steve in the leadership role. I would like to thank Jean Redl for her many years of service as Group Commissioner of 2nd Brampton.

Congratulations on your new role!

Mary Ann Willett, Area Commissioner Credit Hills

Justin Way, Area Support Manager Credit Hills

Group Commissioner Appointment – 1st Milton

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Stankaitis to the role of Group Commissioner of 1st Milton. Justin and I are confident that Chris will use his leadership skills to continue the growth of 1st Milton Scouts and that 1st Milton will thrive under his leadership. We would like to thank Derek Hodge for his many, many years of service as the Group Commissioner of 1st Milton. Derek will stay on as an advisor for the group.

Congratulations on your new role!

Mary Ann Willett, Area Commissioner Credit Hills

Justin Way, Area Support Manager Credit Hills

Group Commissioner Appointment – 27th Orchard

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Lawrence as the Group Commissioner for 27th Orchard, effective immediately.

Scouter Ed has been with 27th Orchard since 2011 – most recently as a Contact Pack Scouter and as one of the Troop Scouters. During his time with 27th Orchard, Scouter Ed completed his Part II Woodbadge training for Pack.

Scouter Ed is passionate about Scouting and has the skills and knowledge that will enable him to further the growth of Scouting in Burlington Area and 27th Orchard in particular, as well as set 27th Orchard firmly along the Canadian Path.

Please join me in welcoming Ed to his new role.

Yours In Scouting,

Bill Kowalchyk
Area Commissioner
Scouts Canada, Burlington Area



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