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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)

Volunteer Opportunity – Area Commissioner Wellington Area

SCOUTS CANADA – VOLUNTEER JOB POSTING

AREA COMMISSIONER – Wellington Area, Central Escarpment Council

Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth in your community? Are you energetic, organized; a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team?

You’re invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: AREA COMMISSIONER – Wellington Area

Appointed by and accountable to the Council Commissioner of Central Escarpment Council, you’ll be required to donate 16 – 20 hours per month (on average) to this position. An Area Commissioner may hold this position for no more than 3 consecutive years, each term being for one year as per By-Law, Policies and Procedures. Working closely with the Area Youth Commissioner, the Area Support Manager and the Area Team you will help plan and manage the affairs of your geographic Area and be the principle contact for your Area regarding program management; service to the group’s membership development, adult development and ensuring a safe environment for youth to learn and develop.

Above all, you’ll play a key role in ensuring your Area Action Plan is consistent with the Council Action Plan and focuses. As a member of the Council Management Team, you will represent your Area at Council Management meetings. Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favourable for growth of Canada’s best youth movement. You’ll support the promotion of all five programs currently offered for youth aged 5 – 26. With a keen eye for great leaders who think like you, you’ll selectively recruit, orient and appoint Deputy Area Commissioners and other volunteers for your Area team.

Scouts Canada-Central Escarpment Council-Wellington AC 2018 January

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have….

  • Two or more years experience as a program volunteer
  • Completed Wood Badge I in one or more program sections
  • Committed to undertake further personal development related to the role of Area Commissioner within one year
  • Recognized training qualification or equivalent experience in program, project and
    volunteer management
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Sound knowledge and compliance with Scouts Canada By-Laws, Policies and Procedures including Risk Management best practices and the Volunteer Recruitment & Development (VRAD) Process
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication with excellent command of the English language and telephone manners
  • Ability to motivate others and be a mentor
  • Sound and effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Access to a computer and proficient in Microsoft applications and email
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada or willing to become a member

Contact Information –
Interested applicants are invited to apply to David Frederick, Central EscarpmentCouncil Commissioner at:
David.frederick@scouts.ca

A detailed job description can be viewed online -HERE-

Please forward a cover letter and résumé, outlining any Scouting involvement and awards and relevant qualifications for this position.

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

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).

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

Snow Wars: Episode 2018 – Winter Camp – Feb 2nd thru 4th 2018 – Barber Scout Camp

CAMP REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 300 YOUTH AND LEADERS. Registration the past several years has either hit 300 or come very close. Register early!

Please register no later than January 12th, 2018 with your estimated attendance numbers to receive the camp package and schedule.

Please see the flyer by clicking -HERE- for more details.

 

Or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/WELLYnSAUGAcamporee for way more info!

Online registration available now by clicking -HERE- (you may, optionally, pay by PayPal or credit card).

2017 CEC Popcorn Campaign

Do you need to know the key dates for the CEC Scout Popcorn Campaign

Want to know more about this year’s selling incentives.

Click here to review the 2017 CEC Popcorn Campaign Information.

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