This BLOG is maintained by the Council and its Areas – Burlington, Credit Hills, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington & Yellow Briar

Credit Hills

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2017 CEC Popcorn Kick-offs

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
  • Prizes

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 (mike.mccoy@scouts.ca)

Kerry’s Place Golf Tournament

Scouters;

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!”

BSSR – Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

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 wiebedavid66@gmail.com by midnight 12/31/2017 Eastern Time (all submissions will receive a confirmation email)

Bonus Points if your machine includes

  1. Tennis Ball
  2. Cheese Grater
  3. Milk Jug
  4. Candle (UNLIT IS OK)
  5. Picture Frame
  6. 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 wiebedavid66@gmail.com or text or call 289-439-1024

Appointment – Credit Hills Area Commissioner

We would like to thank Mary Ann Willett in her role as Area Commissioner for Credit Hills. Her passion for scouting was evident in all of her efforts to increase Scouting in the area. She will continue to provide leadership with in her group and we look forward to working with her in the future.

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.

It Starts With Scouts
Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Free Program Evening! August 23rd, 2017

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 cec_marketing@scouter.ca

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!

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