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2018 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony – May 27, 2018

*** Please note earlier ceremony date and registration deadline for this year***

The 2018 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony will be on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. (We will be in the Amphitheater of the Bricker Academic Building)

If you earned the Chief Scout, Queen’s Venturer or Canadian Rover Scout Award since May 2017 and would like to be included in this year’s Ceremony, please fill out and submit an application form

– Download a copy  – HERE –
– If you are a Canadian Rover Scout Award recipient, the form has not yet been updated to reflect this award. Please indicate on the form (Add CANADIAN ROVER SCOUT AWARD).

Please send in the forms electronically by April 27, 2018 to Jen Austin (jenaustin@scouts.ca)

– In the subject line, please specify “CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application“
– There is no need to send in the original form unless you do not have access to a computer. In this case, please send the forms to the COSC (10 Kodiak Cr., Unit 120, Toronto, ON , M3J 3G5) and mark the envelope Attention: Jen Austin – CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application

Presentations for The North Star Award (Beavers) and The Seeonee Award (Cubs) will be done at the Group / Area level.

If there are any questions or issues, please contact our Deputy Council Commissioner – Special Events, Peter Marsh (peter.marsh@scouts.ca)

Spring Things & Flap Jacks 2018

When: Saturday March 3rd, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM

Where: Blue Springs Scout Reserve

Who: Beavers and Cubs

Cost: $15.00 for Youth / $10.00 for Adults

Events include –

Hay Ride
Crafts
Food
Maple Syrup Demonstration
Games
Other Activities

Please register online by Feb 24th -HERE-

Parking and Registration at Blue Heron

For more information contact: mark@scouter.ca

Mississauga Area Beaver Buggy/Kub Kar/Scout Truck Rally 2018

Date – Saturday March 3rd 2018

Time –
Beaver Buggies – 10am – 12pm
Kub Kars/Scout Trucks – 9am – 3pm

Location – Ontario Flower Growers’ Co-op, 910 Mid-Way Blvd, Mississauga (near Derry/Tomken)

Please check the following link for more information/registration info for Beaver Buggies – http://mississauga.scouter.ca/images/Beaver–registration_letter_kubkar_beaverbuggy_scouttrucks.docx

Please check the following link for more information/registration info for Kub Kars/Scout Trucks – http://mississauga.scouter.ca/images/Cubs_Scouts_Venturers–registration_letter_kubkar_beaverbuggy_scouttrucks.docx

Youth Development Weekend – FLEX and FAST Training

***PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF JANUARY 28TH, THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.***

Central Escarpment Council is hosting new UPDATED FLEX and FAST Training Courses for all Cub Scouts and Scouts! FLEX and FAST are for-youth, by-youth leadership development courses designed for Cub-aged youth (FLEX) and Scout-aged youth (FAST). 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.

FLEX Training (Cub Scouts)

When: Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 9:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, Acton Ontario) – pick-up and drop-off will be at the main parking lot (Blue Heron side)

Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (if paid registration is received before January 26th)
Regular Registration Fee: $25

Click here for the FLEX registration package and complete details

FAST Training (Scouts)

When: Sunday, March 18th, 2018 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, Acton Ontario) – pick-up and drop-off will be at the main parking lot (Blue Heron side)

Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (if paid registration is received before January 26th)
Regular Registration Fee: $25

Click here for the FAST registration package and complete details

Please note that if we are unable to achieve minimum registrations by January 26th, we will be unable to run the course.

We strongly encourage all participants to register early to secure a space in the course as well as to give organizers a good idea of whether there is enough interest.

Please note you are not fully registered in the course until we have received the registration fee, training application form, and completed 2017-2018 Registration Form with medical information for each person attending. You will receive an email confirming your place in the course once your paperwork has been processed.  Refunds are made only if notification of inability to attend is received at least four weeks prior to the opening date of the course (February 17th, 2018) or if the application cannot be accepted.  Make cheques payable to: SCOUTS CANADA – 2ND BRAMALEA.  No post-dated cheques. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 17TH, 2018. Same-day registrations will NOT be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Alexander Court (alex.court@scouts.ca).

Congratulations Ed Balyk on your Retirement!!!

Ed Balyk, Area Support Manager for Mississauga Area, has given over 40 years service to Scouts Canada. For past 23 years Ed has been employee of Scouts Canada (21 years Full-time and 2 years on contract). At the end of the month Ed will be retiring.

Tonight, at the Mississauga Area Forum, we took the time to Thank Ed for his continued support and dedication to Scouts Canada.

Thank you Ed for all that you have done and enjoy your retirement!!

Info Session WJ19 for Mississauga – Wed Nov 29

Attention Scouters – Please give this information to every youth member of your Troop (and his or her parents) whose birthday falls between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005). They are eligible to become a participant in the Canadian Contingent to the World Jamboree 2019. Whatever you think the obstacles will be for them they all deserve the chance to get information and to make their decision as to whether to go or not. Please bring or send them with a parent.

World Jamboree 2019 – Information Session
Hosted by 6th Erin Mills and 3rd Meadowvale for all of Mississauga
Wednesday November 29th at 7:30pm
Erindale Presbyterian Church
1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

  • This information Session is intended to bring together individuals who may wish to go to the Jamboree. It is the opportunity to establish links with others for the purpose of patrol formation, fund raising or both.
  • Canada along with the USA and Mexico are joint hosts to this Jamboree and it is close and therefore less expensive. It can be made an affordable adventure.
  • Youth members have only one opportunity during their time in Scouting to attend as a youth participant and it is the ultimate Scouting experience one can have. There will be more than 40,000 participants from over 150 countries of the world.
  • An Early Bird Discount is available to those who commit before Dec 15, 2017.
  • Information will also be available for adult volunteers who want to become part of the International Service Team which supports the Jamboree.

Queen’s Venturer Ceremony

The QVA ceremony that we normally hold in the fall will be postponed until next year and we will be holding a double ceremony as we did a few years ago. Unfortunately, the LG’s schedule could not accommodate us this year.

CECuboree Planning Meeting

It may be fall, but we are already looking forward to June and CECuboree 2018!

Calling all Cub Scouters and Howlers. If you attended CECuboree last year and/or are interested in this year come on out to give input about what you want to see at CECuboree 2018.

We went through all the cub suggestions for a theme and the choice was clear……..”Nintendo” will be the theme for CECuboree 2018. Mario and the gang were the most requested, from Smash Bros. to Mario Cart.

Come on out for our Howlers Council meeting:
Blue Springs Scout Reserve
Saturday, Oct 28th
2-4pm.
Main Lodge Parking lot
14045 6th Line Nassagawaya
Milton, On

We will be helping out with the facility with a clean and hike as well as a great chance to review and brainstorm ideas to make CECuboree 2018 even better than last year.

Mark your calendars for CECuboree 2018, June 8-10.

 

Questions can be directed to contact@cecuboree.scouter.ca

Doctor Who camp

Location: Camp Manitou
Date: April 20th to the 22nd
Cost: $25/youth, $20/Scouter&OOS
Theme: Doctor Who
Registration: Online through www.npema.ca
Registration is open now
Questions: contact camps.npema@gmail.com
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