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Scout Guide Thinking Day hosted by St. John’s Dixie Anglican Church

Father Daniel, Bud Reid (Once a Hathi, always a Hathi, and St. John’s Parishioner), Scouts and Guides,

Thank you all for the successful celebration of Scout Guide Week, and the birthday of our founders Baden Powell and Lady Olav.
Thank you to Fr. Daniel and the parish of St. John’s Dixie for your support of Scouts and Guides in our community.
Thank you to our youth for leading the colour party and serving up the cake!

25th Mississauga Pathfinders
27th Mississauga Guides
206th Mississauga Brownies
1st Sandalwood Scouts

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Code of Conduct

Scouters,

Just a reminder that Scouts Canada’s new Code of Conduct has been released. Please remind your teams that to maintain their membership they will be required to sign the Code of Conduct.

To do so simply click on the link in the e-mail sent to them by Scouts Canada. The code will appear for their review and they can then either accept or decline the Code. Alternately, they can log into myscouts.ca and sign the code or contact your Group Commissioner or Group Registrar.

The signing of the Code of Conduct was recently moved from September to the new year in order to reduce the workload of Scouters during the busy fall registration period.

Thank you in advance for taking steps to a smooth transition for Code of Conduct renewals, and to ensure that we remain ready to deliver great, safe Scouting adventures to Scouting youth. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send them through the Help Centre, where they will be directed to someone who can help.

CEC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

Volunteer opportunity for Venturers, Rovers, and Adults

CENTRAL ESCARPMENT COUNCIL
COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

Commitment: Time commitment will include 1-2 hour meetings each month (participation can be via conference call). Other time commitments will depend on the projects you sign up for, or can be limited to 2-10 hours a month if you are contributing to the social media team. Most work is to be done on your own, on evenings or weekends. You should already have the equipment (cameras, computers, software etc.) to perform the tasks you take on. You will also be expected to participate in either the training session or review the training presentation to ensure you understand the Scouts Canada brand, communications and social media rules and the Central Escarpment Council marketing plan for the year.

Major Responsibility:
Help to create and distribute communications for the Central Escarpment Council via current web assets and Social Media platforms currently employed as well as helping to develop new Social Media opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
1 Actively participates as a member of the Communications and Social Media Team
2 Participates annually in a planning and learning session
3 Assists in developing communication campaigns and post campaign reviews
4 Ensures that tasks assigned to them are completed effectively and on time
5 Supports team members to the best of their ability and ensures that they are an equal member of the team
6 Individual roles are dependent on your skill set and include:
• Photography or videography of Council events, Group events or small group adventures (group meetings, camping etc.)
• Photo or video editing
• Social Media development- especially YouTube, Instagram, Snap Chat, Tumblr
• Posting content to and maintaining Council Social Media sites
• Creative Writing for Web or Newsletter
• Graphic Design

Qualifications:
• Excellent communications skills: ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing
• Previous experience marketing or communication a plus
• Outgoing personality, with ability to work well with others
• Time management, planning and organizational skills
• Teamwork
• Familiarity with social media electronic and paper communication tools

TO APPLY
If you are interested in joining this committee, please send your resume along with an outline of your current role in Scouts (Parents welcome), background experience and/or skills which you may have.
Please submit to the Council Social Media Advisor: Ken Broad at cec_social_media@scouter.ca

Burlington Area Canoe Camp – April 2, June 3-5, 2016

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One of Burlington Area’s most eagerly anticipated events is fast approaching. The annual Area Canoe Camp, to be held this year from June 3rd to 5th at Camp Wheeler near Haliburton, is an opportunity for Scouts to learn valuable canoe skills in a controlled environment, and from experienced instructors. One of the overall objectives of this event is to cover off the requirements for the Paddling Challenge badge, and to gain competencies for the Paddling Outdoor Adventure Skills. And, of course, it’s a ton of fun!

The camp will also include an overnight out trip for Scouts working on the Advanced Tripping badge or higher Stages of the Paddling OAS, and an Island overnight for Scouts wanting to learn lightweight camping skills.

Prior to attending the camp at Wheeler, all Scouts will be required to attend a mandatory Skills session and Pizza party, to be held at a Burlington public swimming pool. This has been scheduled for April 2nd from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Aldershot Community Pool.

Cost for the event will be $95 per person, food, canoes and accommodation included. Registration deadline is March 27th at 8:00pm.

For further information contact Scouter Bill Kowalchyk at Bill.Kowalchyk@scouts.ca or 905-520-9517.

Registration Package

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FLEX/FAST/FOCUS Fiesta! Registration Now Open!

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Registration is Now Open for the Youth Training Event of the Year!  

Central Escarpment Council is offering FLEX, FAST, and FOCUS Courses on the June 10-12 weekend at Blue Springs Scout Reserve.  Each course is a for-youth, by-youth leadership course that focuses on developing skills including teamwork, problem solving, and effective communication through engaging outdoor activities with other youth from across and even outside of the Council!  Not only are these courses a great way to develop your own skills, but they’re also an opportunity to make new friends and have a lot of fun at the same time! Click here for the Fiesta Flyer!

Note to CEC Scouts and Venturers: Due to the scheduling of the 2016 Council Youth Recognition Ceremony, there is a conflict of dates.  For Troops with Scouts who will be receiving their Chief Scout’s Award at the ceremony, we suggest that you register for the Saturday FAST session.  For Venturers who will be receiving their Queen’s Venturer Award at the ceremony, please indicate on your registration under Additional Notes that you will be attending the ceremony on Sunday, and we will make arrangements for you to complete the end of the training earlier so you are able to attend the ceremony.

FLEX and FAST (Cub Scouts and Scouts)
There will be two FLEX and two FAST Courses offered: one each on Saturday and one each on Sunday (each from 8:30am-4:30pm).  You can submit your group’s intent to register here for FLEX and here for FAST (note that you are not fully registered until we receive the registration fee, training application form and registration sheet, and completed 2015-2016 registration form for each person attending).  The training application and registration form can be found here. Please register with your Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

FOCUS (Venturer and Rover Scouts)
There will be one FOCUS Course offered over the weekend.  You can submit your intent to register here (note that you are not fully registered until we receive your registration fee, training application form, and completed 2015-2016 registration form for each person attending).  The training application form can be found here. Please register individually.

All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send your training material to the Course Registrar at: 1375 Stonecutter Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 3C5.  You will receive an email confirming your place in the course once your paperwork has been processed.

If you have any questions, please contact flex@scouter.ca, fast@scouter.ca, focus@scouter.ca, or contact the Course Coordinator (Alexander Court) at alex.court@scouts.ca.  We hope to see you at the Fiesta!

Canadian Cub Jamboree – Call for Offers of Service!

Timber Needs YOU!

Volunteer to be an Offer of Service at CCJ’16 and help make this event fabulous. Opportunities are available in program delivery, site services, sub camp and food services. For info visit: https://goo.gl/91Ydlp

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Adult volunteers must be currently registered with Scouts Canada. Venturer Scouts must be registered in their Venturer Company from September 2015.

Send in your completed application today with your registration fee of $100, and become part of Timber’s Team. Adult registration form: https://goo.gl/PJE5g5
Venturer Scout registration form: https://goo.gl/YGnCK2

Questions? Send an email to info@cubjamboree.ca

Scouts Day / Family Day with the Mississauga Steelheads!

When: Feb. 15, 2016 at the Hershey Centre

Cost: $11.30

What you get:
1130am-1220pm Skate at the Hershey Centre (Note: Time has changed for skate)
2pm Game vs. the Sudbury Wolves

For Tickets contact: Nicole Stefaniuk, Tel: 905-502-502-7788 ext., 235, email: nstefaniuk@mississaugasteelheads.com

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Open Youth Opportunity – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

The National Youth Network is seeking applications for Council Youth Commissioner (CYC) in the following Council:
  • Central Escarpment Council

The CYC is the recognized point of contact on issues of program satisfaction and evaluation between the youth, the CouncilLeadership Team and the Areas. The CYC shall be a catalyst for promoting meaningful youth involvement within the Council and ensuring that youth initiatives are actively supported and recognized in conjunction with the Area Youth Commissioners (AYCs).

The CYC works as an equal with a volunteer Council Commissioner and paid Council Executive Director to manage all aspects of theCouncil. They are also a member of Scouts Canada National Youth Network and National Service Team, providing vision for the Scouting Movement.

As the CYC, youth will have the opportunity to take on new challenges and initiatives at both the Council and National levels. They will have the chance to meet new people in and out of Scouts, and most importantly, they can be the voice that helps to grow and promote Scouting. These roles are open to members and non-members of Scouts Canada.

Applicants must submit:

  • CV detailing your current Scouting role and Group (if applicable), Scouting background (and other community involvement), awards and recognition and leadership roles in and out of Scouting
  • Cover letter that identifies the Council that you are applying for and details why you are interested in the position, your vision for Scouting and what you can contribute to the role
  • Name, telephone number and email address

Review the job description and submit your application to the National Youth Network: nyn@scouts.ca.

Successful applicants will serve for a 1-year term, renewable up to 3 years.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

Visit here for full details.

Looking for Robot support volunteers

The STEM Robot Support Team is recruiting youth and adult Volunteers to assist with the Robotics program across the country. The STEM Robot Support Team encourages prospective users, provides technical advice to youth and supports Scout Shop staff who have issues related to Robot use.

Volunteers should have:

  • Experience in electrical assembly & soldering
  • Experience in mechanical assembly
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting PCBs
  • Basic C programming skills

If you have a passion for robotics and computer programming, we want to hear from you. Send a resume or brief description of your experience and background to stem@scouts.ca with “STEM Robot Support” in the subject line.

Find more information here.