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CEC is looking for some GREAT Stories!

Attention CEC!

The Central Escarpment Council is full of many great stories! And we want to hear them all!

We are currently looking for both youth and adult members to provide content for our blog, Area websites, Facebook pages, as well as our soon to be released Council Newsletter.

As one of the largest Councils in Canada we have lots of active members having exciting adventures! So lets share them with the world.

It could be an awesome camp adventure. Perhaps a cool STEM activity. Maybe a fantastic place you went. The possibilities are limitless and we want to hear them all!

Just write you adventure, success, or ideas down and send them to ken.broad@scouts.ca

Remember to include photos when possible.

So lets be #Scoutproud and tell the world!

YiS

Ken Broad
DCC Communications
Central Escarpment Council

ARGOS SCOUTS FAMILY and FRIENDS DAY

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

CEC Summer Nights – July 26th

Join us this Wednesday July 26th for a Summer Night at Blue Springs Scout Reserve

Who: All active Scouts and their Immediate Family

Events: Arrive / Greet >> Hike / Activity(s) >> Campfire >> Mug Up* >> STEM star/ moon viewing Time(s): About 7:00 PM until dusk 9:00 PM /dark 9:30 PM

* Bring own mug (We’re leave no trace) & refreshment

Cost: Free (Yes, No charge)

Let us know you are coming @ cec_marketing@scouter.ca Info only NO REPLY(S)

Weather Permitting

Respect In Sports Training Deadline is Soon!

Greeting Scouters,

This is a gentle reminder that the Respect in Sport Training MUST be completed by August 31, 2017. This applies to all Scouting Volunteers. If it is not showing on your training by this date your will not be renewed for the upcoming Scouting year. The training can be accessed via the David Huestis Learning Centre on your MyScouts profile. See attached for FAQs on the training as well as accessing it. I would highly recommend that you make plans to complete this requirement as soon as possible.

Click -HERE- for FAQ sheet

Yours in Scouting!

CEC Summer Nights – July 12th

Join us this Wednesday July 12th for a Summer Night at Camp Everton

Who: All active Scouts and their Immediate Family

Events: Arrive / Greet >> Hike / Activity(s) >> Campfire >> Mug Up* >> STEM star/ moon viewing Time(s): About 7:00 PM until dusk 9:00 PM /dark 9:30 PM

* Bring own mug (We’re leave no trace) & refreshment

Cost: Free (Yes, No charge)

Let us know you are coming @ cec_marketing@scouter.ca Info only NO REPLY(S)

Weather Permitting

Youth Development Weekend – Coming Soon!

Save the date for the CEC Youth Development Weekend! Taking place October 14th and 15th at Camp Manitou, there will be two great back-to-back youth development opportunities!

UPDATE: This event will now be taking place at Camp Manitou!

October 14th – Scoutcraft Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop
This workshop will be an opportunity for any youth from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts to drop-in and develop their Scoutcraft skills. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tied a reef knot before or if you’re a seasoned pro and can lash together a shelter in no time – this workshop will be a chance for every youth to learn something new!

October 15th – FLEX Training (New and Improved!)
FLEX is the leadership development course designed for Cub Scouts, and we’ve got a new updated program ready! FLEX is a for-youth, by-youth training program delivered by Venturer and Rover Scouts.

Stay tuned for more details, including registration information coming soon! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alexander Court (alex.court@scouts.ca).

We’re also looking for any youth and Scouters to help mentor some of the Scoutcraft skills, as well as Venturer and Rover Scouts interested in being facilitators for the FLEX Course. Please let us know if you’re interested!

Thanking A Volunteer Directly Through Myscouts.ca

Did you know?

You can ‘Thank’ someone directly to their volunteer profile through myscouts.ca

  • Log into your myscouts.ca account
  • Find the person you want to recognize in myscouts.ca
    • For example, use the ‘Find an Individual’ link, or Navigate through your Section to the person’s record.
  • On the left-hand side under Admin Options, click the ‘Add Commendation’ link.  The ‘Add Commendation’ modal dialog box will pop up.
    • The Individual Name field should already be filled in with the person you are recognizing.
    • In the Application Date, fill in the approximate date of service you are recognizing them for (for example, the date of the meeting, activity or event), or fill in today’s date if you don’t know.
    • In the Comments field, describe in 3-4 sentences the outstanding act or service the person has performed and the impact on you, the Youth or the community.  You have 450 characters to work with.
    • Leave the Recognition Name as ‘Certificate of Commendation’
    • In the Nominator Field, put in the name of the person making the commendation.  If you wish, you could add the relationship to the person being recognized in brackets.  For example,
      • Linus van Pelt (Fellow Scouter)
      • Woodstock (Cub Scout)
      • Big Bird (Parent)
    • Click Save to send the commendation on for approval.

Note – the Application Date, Comments and Nominator fields are used the same way as if you had entered the commendation through the www.scouts.ca/thanks website and will appear on the Commendation Letter.  By adding the commendation through myscouts.ca, there’s no confusion which person the commendation is being made for, and the approval process will be faster.

 

Albert Fuchigami
Central Escarpment Council Support Team

Thanking our Volunteers as part of the Review Cycle

As the weekly meetings wind down, please take a few moments as part of the Review Cycle of Plan-Do-Review to thank our volunteers through Scouts Canada’s Thanks system.

Why?

  1. It takes a special type of person to volunteer, and we can never thank them enough.
  2. It’s very easy to thank them.  You can do it in less than a minute through either the www.scouts.ca/thanks website, or through myscouts.ca.
  3. These individual citations count towards helping them be recognized for Scouts Canada’s other Outstanding Service Awards.

Anyone can hit the Thanks button and recognize a Scouts Canada Volunteer – Youth, Parents, or other Scouters.  If you are logged into myscouts.ca and can access their record (for example, they are in your section or a child organization you have access to), you can add the commendation directly again their account, speeding up the approval process.

The Thanks system is geared towards recognizing Scouts Canada members who are in a volunteer role.  If you have a Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer or Rover who is doing great things as a Program Participant, talk to you Section Scouter or Group Commissioner on how you can best recognize their efforts.

 

Have any questions?  Contact the CEC Recognition team through cec_recognition@scouter.ca

 

Albert Fuchigami
Central Escarpment Council Support Team

Water for Life – Uganda 2017 Crests Still Available

There is still a limited number for Water for Life – Uganda 2017 crest still available for purchase. Price is $5 each and all proceeds will go to fund the projects in Uganda. Please contact Ted White at scouterted@thewhitefamily.ca if you are interested in purchasing.