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 – Casa Loma Urban Hike

On Saturday January 14, 2017  Mississauga Area has arranged an URBAN HIKE to the magnificent Casa Loma in Toronto.  As if that wouldn’t be excing enough, we will get there by train—the SUBWAY– starting from Kipling Subway station.

There are wonderful resources and details to share about the castle if your section would like to extend their adventures into the regular meetings before or after our “Hike”  …there are just SOOOOOO many possibilities —soooooo exciting ——-and I’m not even a kid!

To make your lives a bit easier at this busy time of year, I’ve also attached a Beaver Notice in docx format so that all you need to do is fill in your specifics and hand out (or email to parents).

2017-flyer-and-registration (doc)

2017-flyer-and-registration (pdf)


North Waterloo – Christmas Tree Sales

1st Elmira

HO HO HO!  It’s time to deck the halls again! Come by Gore Park in downtown Elmira for your limited edition top quality Christmas Tree from the 1st Elmira Scout Group!
Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday Noon-6pm

The last day of sales is Wednesday December 21.

Contact Philippe Bertrand if you have any questions.

24th Kitchener

For the 24th year, 24th Kitchener is selling Christmas Trees at the Canadian Tire store at 1080 Victoria Street North in Kitchener to support Scouting! Hours are:

Monday – Friday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

More details are on their website: http://trees.24th.ca

Wellington – Christmas Campfire

Season’s Greetings to all Scouts, Parents and Scouters,
27th Guelph Venture Company invites you and your Son or Daughter who’s a registered Scout to join us for a Scout Campfire.

All Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, Scouters and Parents.
Participate in a fun Scouting style campfire. Sing some old campfire favorites and Christmas songs.
We have also arranged a special visit from Santa!

Bring your campfire blanket displaying all your favorite camp crests. We’d love to see them!
You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the many families and dedicated volunteers that make up the members of Scouts Canada – Wellington Area.

Enjoy hot chocolate and a nut-free treat. Please be a good Scout and Bring Your Own Mug!
Scout Christmas Campfire Tickets Visit this website to register for tickets:

FREE for all registered Scouts Canada members and their Parent(s). Please RSVP by ordering your tickets today!
(there will be no need to bring your tickets to the campfire)

Date: December 4th, 2016
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Barber Scout Camp, 733 Stone Road E, Guelph ON

On behalf of all members of Scouts Canada – Wellington Area we wish you and your family all the best for this Holiday Season.
Ruby Langdon
Venturer Advisor
27th Guelph

STEM at Steam

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is the solution to all of your Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programming needs. All of our programs ensure that your Scouts learn something new, in an exciting, hands-on way. Each of our programs fits well into the Plan-Do-Review method, allowing for Scouts to take charge of their own learning. Prior to the visit, Scouts are able to Plan what they want to learn. Upon arrival, Scouts will Do the program, with the option to do an on-site Review. Once complete, each Scout will receive a Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology badge to remember their visit.


Witness and be delighted by Hamilton’s 150-year-old Waterworks, demonstrating social and mechanical life during Canada’s early industrial revolution. This National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam engines, thought to be the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines of their kind. The historic Hamilton Waterworks is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark.


Here at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, we are the leading site for STEM programming in the Hamilton area. We are well known for the high-quality programming we deliver, and we are excited to team with up with Scouts Canada to offer STEM programming for those on the Canadian Path.


The programs we offer are specifically designed to supplement both the Canadian path and the Ontario School Curriculum and are sure to be both educational and entertaining. Each program offers an introduction, including a water pumping demonstration and a water quality testing experiment, which is then followed up with the program of choice.


Let us work for you! We offer programs outside of our regular business hours in order to help accommodate everyone’s busy schedule. The cost of each program is $8 per child and supervisors are free. Included in this fee are a two-hour program and a Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology badge. It is possible to book more than one program per visit; the charge is $2 for a second program.
Trip Planner-Beaver Scouts
Trip Planner-Cub Scouts
Trip Planner-Scouts
Trip Planner-Full Package

Appointment – Yellow Briar Area Youth Commissioner

Click here for the official announcement.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tristan Wellings as the Area Youth Commissioner for Yellow Briar Area, effective immediately.

Tristan is currently an advisor to the North Peel Extreme Medical AdVentures. Tristan has been in Scouting since the age of ten, continuing within the program even when he was completing his degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. He has been at Camp Chief for the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp, and the Murder and Mayhem camps at Everton for the past two years. Tristan has also attended multiple jamborees as part of the medical services team, working to ensure that safety is of the top priority at these large, well-attended camps. Outside of Scouting, Tristan works in the ER at Sick Kids, putting his nursing skills to good use. He has a lot of ideas for the Yellow Briar area, and I’m excited to see what comes out of his term!

I would also like to acknowledge Max Gunter for his time spent as Yellow Briar’s Area Youth Commissioner, and wish him luck in the future.

Please join us in welcoming Tristan to the role.  He can be reached at ayc@yb.scouter.ca or tristan.wellings@scouts.ca.


Yours in Scouting,

Deanna Di Vito

Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

Mississauga Area All Volunteers Canadian Path Workshop

For ALL Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Crew Leaders and Group Committee
Come and meet your peers and enjoy a great informative evening.
We also wish to extend a very special welcome to our new leaders in Mississauga!

Where – West Credit Secondary School, Cafeteria
When – Thursday November 24th, 7-9pm

Please contact Dolly McIntosh to confim that you are attending (647-234-3207 manymacs@rogers.com)

More Information is available at http://mississauga.scouter.ca/images/All_Volunteers_mini_conference_Nov_24_2016.pdf

This Giving Tuesday, give ‘Thanks’ to those who have made Scouting possible for you

This was written originally on the Scouting Life Website


Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know about Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2016?

Giving Tuesday is a new movement in Canada for giving and volunteering. Taking place each year after Cyber Monday, it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

In the spirit of giving, Scouts Canada will be focusing Giving Tuesday efforts on giving THANKS.

Every day Scouts Canada is humbled by the commitment of so many people who make great, safe Scouting adventures across Canada possible. Our Volunteers, staff, parents, funders, community partners and Scouts make Scouting in Canada a truly unique and special experience. Together, they help create lasting memories for youth across Canada.

This Giving Tuesday we encourage you to go online and give ‘Thanks’ to all the people that have made Scouting special or possible for you. Simply visit Scouts.ca/thanks to give recognition to a Scouter, youth, parent, staff or community member that has impacted you, your child or community in a positive way. You can also join our online campaign by downloading the Scouts Canada’s Giving Tuesday social media poster to help you share your ‘Thanks’ online. Don’t forget to use the #SCGivingTuesday hashtag so we can share your post on Scouts Canada’s official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. We will be retweeting your comments all day long!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a huge thank you to all of our supporters!


Giving Tuesday social media poster

Check out Scouts Canada’s giving Tuesday profile online: givingtuesday.ca

Kitchener Scout Shop Close-out Sale

The Scout Shop close-out sale continues until Saturday December 17th. Lots of stock still remains to be cleared out. Prices are reduced by 20 – 50%.

Some of the current sale items are:

  • 20% off already discounted fleece vests(S,M+L), hoodies M only, adult Packaway jackets( M), youth XS + S  $8.79 – $11.99
  • 25% off activity crests and program badges
  • 25% off girl’s and women’s yoga pants   $15.59 +  $17.99
  • 25% off yoga and activity shorts, youth sizes
  • 25% off red or navy tech t and polo short sleeved shirts  $14.99 + $17.99
  • 25% off tan safari hats, now $ 14.99
  • 30% off remaining sleeping bags, $ 23.09 – $62.99 ( rated for summer or  -10 youth bags), one adult  bag rated for -8
  • 30% off Coleman 5” hose adapter to connect propane stove to bulk cylinders  Now priced at  $29.99
  • 35% off red Joe Fresh uniform shirts, all sizes in stock
  • 35% off all painter style ball caps, various colours, S/M or M/L  sizes  $ 5.84
  • 50% off Badge Magic sheets   – Now priced at  $4.99
  • 50% off Kub Kar decals, canopy and cockpit sets  – Priced $1.99 – $2.49

In stock cast iron Dutch ovens  4 quart 10”  $41.99 ( 1 only), 6 quart 12” $69.99 (4 only) . Also have cast iron, square grill pan $20.79 includes a hot handle mitt ( 4 only). Great for getting “grill marks” on steak, pork chops and sausages.

Please remember to get your orders in for buggies, kars and trucks before Dec.1. The next transfer order is being shipped on Monday, so if you get your order placed online before then it will arrive in Kitchener on Tuesday. The last online order to not have to pay for shipping is Thursday December 1, 2016.

I hope to see everyone over the next thirty days for reminiscing, shopping and socializing. Who knows snacks and  light refreshments may also be served at some point.

I will do my very best until the very end.




Michelle Coyle
Scouts Canada – Kitchener Scout Shop

North Waterloo – Looking for a hot tent or stove

Our Troop has indicated they would like to try a hot tent this winter.  We have 11 youth and 3 Scouters but may link up with another small Troop.  We may have access to a 10 man tent but no stove.

Does anyone have either a stove we could borrow or a large hot tent with stove we can borrow?

Contact philippe.bertrand@sap.com – Thanks!



Philippe Bertrand

Troop Counsellor, 1st Elmira Scout Troop

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