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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

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.

Wellington – Rotary Planting for ScoutTrees

This year’s planting with the Rotary is on APRIL 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The Rotary have been great hosts to us these last few years, providing instruction, trees and tools. VERY Easy: Just bring yourselves.

As well, they’ll send you a picture of your group, with GPS coordinates of your planting, so you can go back years later to see how they’re doing (for these, please register your group at the table when entering the planting area.)

Wear uniforms: This is a great way to make Scouting visible in the community.

As always, if you want to make this a fund-raiser and get your ScoutTrees crests, you need to contact CEC.

More details at http://www.uoguelph.ca/~pjf/Scouts/ScoutTreesFlyer/

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.