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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
- Critical Links
- Survey Monkey Training Completion Links
- – Child & Youth Safety
- – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- – Woodbadge Module 1
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 .
It’s here! Each Group is encouraged to have 2 representatives at one of these Popcorn Kick-offs to enjoy the fellowship and take part in fun yet informational training:
- What’s new in 2017
- Important Sale dates to remember
- 2017 Group Kick-off package
4 Locations and Dates to choose from:
- Tuesday August 22nd 7:00 – 9:00pm
Kitchener Scout House (upstairs)
844 Frederick Street, Kitchener
- Thursday August 24th 7:00 – 9:00pm
Erindale Presbyterian Church
1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
- Thursday September 7th 7:00 – 9:00pm
John’s Anglican Church
2464 Dundas Street, Burlington
- Saturday September 9th 9:30 – 11:30am
Hillcrest United Church
8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown
Please RSVP your attendance by using the link: https://doodle.com/poll/gmp6di2a536kdqkz
Want more? Join us for an additional Workshop to learn how to take it to the next level!
- How to run a successful Fundraiser
- Share ideas & success stories
- How to use Group Level incentives
- Saturday September 9th 11:30am-1:30pm.
Hillcrest United Church.
8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown
- Please RSVP for this session with the above link as well.
If you have any questions or want more information, please contact CEC Popcorn Co-ordinator Mike McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Road, Milton, Ontario) – pick-up and drop-off will be at the main parking lot
The Central Escarpment Council Youth Network is hosting a new UPDATED FLEX Training Course for all Cub Scouts! FLEX is a for-youth, by-youth leadership development course designed for Cub-aged youth. Throughout the course, youth will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on and engaging activities that will help to build problem solving, teamwork, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills.
Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (if received before September 1st)
Regular Registration Fee: $25
Please note that due to the timing of the course, if we are unable to achieve minimum registrations by September 1st, we will be unable to run the course.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Alexander Court (email@example.com).
BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AT THE OAS WORKSHOP
The Central Escarpment Council Youth Network is hosting its first ever Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop! This workshop will focus on the OAS – Scoutcraft which was the popular choice in our survey earlier this year (future workshops will focus on each of the other Outdoor Adventure Skills).
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – drop in anytime between 9am and 4pm!
Where: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Road, Milton, Ontario) – all activities will be taking place around McLaughlin Lodge, please walk in from the main parking lot
Early Bird Registration Fee: $10 (if received before September 1st)
Regular Registration Fee: $15
Youth members from Beavers up to Rovers are invited to visit the workshop anytime between 9am and 4pm and can take part in a variety of activities such as orienteering, shelter building, lashings, fire lighting and more! This is a self-directed program so all participants are free to travel from activity to activity, and can participate in as many or as few as they’d like. The workshop is designed to allow individual youth to set their own personal goals and decide which skills and knowledge they’d like to gain.
There will be lots of activity stations set up around the event site that will offer opportunities to learn hands on! Some of the skills the workshop will be focusing on include:
Knots and Lashings
Making Camp Gadgets
Camp Hygiene and Cleanliness
The event planners are currently looking for Scouters and Youth members to help plan and run these exciting activities as skill mentors for the youth participants. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in helping with the workshop, please contact Alexander Court (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every year Central Escarpment partners with Kerry’s Place Autism Services and the Kiwanis Club of Mississauga to deliver day camps and residential camps for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over 800 young people have benefitted to date. We were even able to expand the program this year. In order to ensure that families can take part with a minimal financial burden, we raise funds annually through a golf tournament.
We need your help!
If you golf, join us for a great day!
If you can access prize donations for our golfers or raffle, it will be much appreciated!
If the business you work for may be interested in a sponsorship donation, it will also be appreciated.
Help us give these special young people a memory of a lifetime!”
Attention Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts
Blue Springs Scout Reserve is Sponsoring a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest as a S.T.E.M. event
Register: Send $20 (per team) to David Wiebe 360 Torrance Street, Apt 610, Burlington, ON, L7R 2R9 by November 1st 2017 and then send a video of your machine in action to email@example.com by midnight 12/31/2017 Eastern Time (all submissions will receive a confirmation email)
Bonus Points if your machine includes
- Tennis Ball
- Cheese Grater
- Milk Jug
- Candle (UNLIT IS OK)
- Picture Frame
- Pipe Wrench
Super extra bonus points if your machine includes an accordion
The video/machine must be at least 2 minutes long and must end with a flag raise.
Find inspiration anywhere but all video must be 100% created by contestant team.
Judging will take place in January of 2018 and prizes will be awarded by January 31st 2018
If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 289-439-1024
At this time it is also our pleasure to introduce Mark Wyatt as the new Area Commissioner for Credit Hills.
Mark was a youth participant in the Hamilton-Wentworth area, and enjoyed the Beaver, Cub and Venture sections. When Mark’s sons enrolled in Scouting, he wanted to follow in his father Alan’s footsteps and become a Scouter for his son’s sections. Mark started scouting with the 4th Georgetown Colonies in 2014 and has been a contact scouter for the past two years. In May of 2016 he earned his Wood Badge II. Mark has volunteered with many non-profit organizations, is an active Hockey coach in Halton Hills, and is the recipient of the Canada 125 Medal. Mark has worked for Gordon Food Service for the past 20 years where he currently holds the position as a Digital Product Lead. Mark lives in Georgetown with his sons Spencer and Grayson.
Please help us in congratulating and providing a warm reception for Mark as he takes on this new role.
Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada
Grab your traders and mugs and head to Camp Manitou on Wednesday August 23rd! for an evening of badge trading and a campfire. This event is open to all Scouting members from Beavers to Adults and their immediate family. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and learning about Badge Trading. There is no cost but please bring your own mugs! Program begins at 7 pm and will finish around 9 pm (weather permitting)
Register at email@example.com
Teen follows in footsteps of father and grandfather in earning the highest Scout level award.
ARGOS SCOUTS FAMILY and FRIENDS DAY
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: BMO Field (170 Princes’ Blvd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3)
Cost: From $25
SCOUTS DAY WITH THE ARGOS!
Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, family & friends! Support your section on Scouts Day with the Argos – $5 from each ticket goes back to your group or section!
Join friends & family at the CNE and watch the Argos take on their rivals at BMO Field! Share your link to grow your group, raise more money, and unlock fun prizes!
Discounted game ticket includes FREE admission to the CNE on gameday! PLUS Scouts will receive a special Argos Patch at the game!
Get your tickets & invite friends here: http://www.argonauts.ca/scouts