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Venturer Victoria Day Camporee 2017 – May 19-22, 2017

Victoria Day Camporee began in 1955 and is a competition camp designed for Scouts and Venturers.  With a trophy awarded to the best all round Troop and Company.  Each and every year has provided exciting programs for everyone including Scouters. Whether there’s rain or sunshine, hail or snow this camp is one that everyone enjoys.

The attached flyer will give you information about Victoria Day Camporee May 19-22, 2017 at Camp Nemo for the Venturer Section program.  For complete rules and registration forms please visit http://hwscouting.ca/vic-day/.  Please remember that this is a three-day camp a Category 3 form must be filled out for each youth and accompany the registration form.

Venturer Camp Chief

Gino Sferrazza gsferrazza@scouts.ca

Vic Day Registration – Venturers – 2017

7th Milton Scouts – Electronics Ewaste Collection

Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: John Tonelli Arena, 217 Laurier Ave, Milton

A great way for scouts and their families to participate in waste diversion, environmental stewardship, and fundraise for our Scouting Sections. Start collecting today!

This year we will also be collecting bottles to support those attending the Canadian Jamboree in Nova Scotia.

Funds raised go towards operating costs, equipment maintenance and replacement, and keeping scouting affordable for parents.

For more information, you can download the flyer 2017 7th Milton Scouts Ewaste or contact Tim at leaders@7thmiltonscouts.ca

 

Standard First Aid – CPR C & AED

Hey everyone! 

Back by popular demand, were offering another first aid course.

Standard first aid with cpr level C includes adult, infant and child cpr, choking and AED use.

Note: we have a 6 participant minimum on this course! And a cap of 20 max participants. Spaces will go quickly, register today!

Registration link -HERE-

CECuboree 2017!

Dear Cub Scouters, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters who may be interested in delivering activities for a great weekend camp,the CECuboree team is pleased to announce our website is live for taking registrations for Cub Packs, and for individuals interested in providing Offers of Service.

You can find it at http://cecuboree.scouter.ca/. Packs are encouraged to register early. Space is limited!

For individuals who may be interested in Offers of Service, your assistance is invaluable to delivering our event. We have a number of options available to fit busy schedules if you can only make it for the Saturday, or if you’d like to join us for the whole weekend. If you’d like to help enhance an activity or add one of your own by all means we want to hear from you at contact@cecuboree.scouter.ca.

Help us make this an incredible experience for our youth!

Yours in Scouting,

CECuboree Team 2017

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PLAN THE 2018 CECUBOREE CONTEST

Announcement announcement announcement!

Attention all Packs!

PLAN THE 2018 CECUBOREE CONTEST

How would you (and your Pack) like to create the next CECuboree? Here’s your chance to share your ideas for the perfect Cuboree with all of the Central Escarpment Council!

PLAN

Get your thinking caps on and come up with a theme. Then think of some of the exciting adventures that could happen during the camp. Finally flex your creative muscles and design the crest everyone gets to take home. We want to see you use your imaginations!

DO

1. Name and theme for the 2018 CECuboree
2. A list of activities that you think would be fun and exciting to do Cuboree weekend
3. Design a camp crest

REVIEW

Entries will be displayed at this year’s Cuboree during program time on Saturday and each attending Pack will get the opportunity to vote for the one they like best! Winner will be announced at Camp Closing on Sunday June 11th, 2017.

Winning submission will receive a 2018 crest for each member of your Pack at the 2018 camp, a $50 credit for the 2018 event registration for your Pack, invitation to lead camp opening howl, and uber-bragging rights!
All entries must be received by midnight May 27th. 2017. Please include your Scouting Area, Scouting Group, Pack name (in case of multiple Packs), Scouter contact information, and a full colour image of the crest design.

Please submit to contest@cecuboree.scouter.caand reference 2018 CECUBOREE Contest in the subject line.

INVITATION: Brampton 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

Hello Scouters,

Scouts Canada has been extended an invite from the Royal Canadian Legion in Brampton to attend a service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The Lieutenant Governor will be in attendance and they will have WWII vehicles, and WWI bi-planes flying overhead. They will also conduct an Aboriginal Smudge Ceremony and have a Francophone choir.

The Royal Canadian Legion would like to invite Scouts Canada to attend and have an area roped off for their use where they will be able to see the entire ceremony easily. (They will need to arrive between 9:35am and 9:50 am at the latest as the WWII vehicles will start to arrive shortly after 10 am)

Date: Sunday April 9 2017
Time: 10:30 (need to arrive between 9:30 and 9:50)
Location:  Brampton Cenotaph (Memorial Square Cenotaph, City Hall, 2 Wellington St. W.)
RSVP by: Wednesday April 5 2017
Contact: Henry Verschuren CD, Parade Commander, RCL Branch 15 Brampton henryver@rogers.com

If your section/group is interested in attending please contact Mr. Verschuren (email address is listed above) by the RSVP date.

Please also check out our Scouts Canada Trail Cards from Remembrance Day (http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/scouts-remember.html) for some additional programming that will tie into this event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Henry directly.

Justin Way
Area Support Manager – Supporting Credit Hills and Yellow Briar
Scouts Canada – Central Escarpment Council
jway@scouts.ca

Burlington Area Scoutrees Tree Planting – April 29

INFORMATION

What: Scoutrees 2017.
When: Saturday April 29, 2017 09:30 – 13:00 excluding travel time.
Where: Halton Waste Management Site, 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton

Bronte Road north of Hwy 5 / Dundas St.

Use Main Entrance. Map will be sent out just before.

Who: Anyone registered in the current Scouting Year plus siblings, parents and adult volunteers.

There is a limit of 150 participants – no exceptions. We were full last year – first come first served.

Contact: Scouter Bob Collison – Burlington Area – Event Coordinator

E-Mail: Scouts.RBCE@Cogeco.CA

Phone: 905-332-0461

Sponsors: Region Of Halton – Halton Region Waste Management

Conservation Halton

Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 – Travel / Arrive / Assemble at Site.

09:30 – 10:00 – Opening Ceremony, Planting Education.

10:00 – 11:30 – Tree Planting.

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch.

12:30 – 13:00 – Return Home.

Transport: Personal transportation to be arranged by each Group. There is lots of parking at the site.
Cost: No cost except your commitment and time to attend.
Food: Tube Steak (Hot Dog) lunch will be supplied along with Water and soft drinks.

Please advise if there are any special requests / issues.

Registration: Sponsors pay all costs. Therefore we need an official commitment to attend from you.  It is unfair to the Sponsor for you to commit and then not attend.
Documents: Each Group is responsible for their own forms, First Aid, Medical Documentation etc. Event Registration Form (below) or equivalent email must be completed and received by the end of the day Monday April 24, 2017.  Scoutrees Pledge Forms are available by contacting Bob Collison who will supply the forms and procedure.  Your Group keeps 85% of pledges with 15% to Scouts Canada Foundation.
Clothing: Suitable for the weather conditions. Scout Scarf.
Equipment: All equipment is supplied at the site. Primarily consisting of gardening tools.
Crest: One crest will be supplied per registered person (Scouting Members first).   Extra crests may be available.
Media It is expected that the media will be in attendance. It was well covered last year.
Emergency: In an emergency on the site, contact Event Staff or Halton Region Staff.   All contact for 911 etc. MUST be through Halton Region Staff.

Scoutrees 2017 Registration Package

Low Ropes Training – April 2 or May 1

Two training dates are now available at Camp Impeesa.

http://www.camp-impeesa.ca

827559 Township Road 8 Blandford-Blenheim, Ontario N0J 1G0

Sunday April 2nd 8 am – 12 pm

OR

Monday May 1st – 6:30 pm

This training provides Scouters with the skills needed to use the rope course safely, so all youth have a positive experience. This is a hands-on course, so Scouters should come prepared to try it out, if possible. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Registration in advance is required.

To register, contact Shelley Dyet @ Shelley.dyet@scouts.ca

Low Ropes Training Flyer

SOS – Scouter Outdoor Skills – April 1

Join us April 1st, for 2 outdoor skill sessions at the HICOP Centre, Camp Nemo

LEAVE NO TRACE

10 am – 12 pm

Learn to apply the 7 principles of the Leave No Trace ethics. Time will be spent both inside and out.

COMPASS SKILLS

1 pm – 3 pm

Learn the basics needed to support your youth learning compass skills within the OAS, in the Canadian Path. Plan to be outside for most of this program. Bring along a compass, if possible.

Cost is $3 per session OR $5 for both. If staying for both, please provide your own lunch and water bottle.

Registration in advance is required.

To register, contact Shelley Dyet @ Shelley.dyet@scouts.ca

SOS Flyer

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