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Credit Hills

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!

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!