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Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop – Registration NOW OPEN!

BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AT THE OAS WORKSHOP

Registration for the OAS Workshop is NOW OPEN – click here for full registration details!

The Central Escarpment Council Youth Network is hosting its first ever Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop! This workshop will focus on the OAS – Scoutcraft which was the popular choice in our survey earlier this year (future workshops will focus on each of the other Outdoor Adventure Skills).

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – drop in anytime between 9am and 4pm!
Where: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Road, Milton, Ontario) – all activities will be taking place around McLaughlin Lodge, please walk in from the main parking lot

Early Bird Registration Fee: $10 (if received before September 1st)
Regular Registration Fee: $15

Youth members from Beavers up to Rovers are invited to visit the workshop anytime between 9am and 4pm and can take part in a variety of activities such as orienteering, shelter building, lashings, fire lighting and more! This is a self-directed program so all participants are free to travel from activity to activity, and can participate in as many or as few as they’d like. The workshop is designed to allow individual youth to set their own personal goals and decide which skills and knowledge they’d like to gain.

There will be lots of activity stations set up around the event site that will offer opportunities to learn hands on! Some of the skills the workshop will be focusing on include:
 Knots and Lashings
 Making Camp Gadgets
 Camp Hygiene and Cleanliness
 Outdoors Safety
 Shelter Building
 Nature Identification
 Fire Lighting
 Camp Cooking
 Orienteering
 Trail Safety

The event planners are currently looking for Scouters and Youth members to help plan and run these exciting activities as skill mentors for the youth participants. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in helping with the workshop, please contact Alexander Court (alex.court@scouts.ca).

CJ17 CEC Contingent Crest Orders

CEC is producing a crest for CJ’17.

A big congratulations to Callista Pitman, from 27th Guelph for the winning design.

We will be offering the crests in different border colours to represent each of the 7 areas.

Red – Burlington
Green – Credit Hills
Blue – Mississauga
Brown – North Waterloo
White – Oakville
Orange – Wellington
Yellow – Yellow Briar

The maximum crest cost will be $4.50, but will likely be lower once we know the final numbers.

If you would like to order some, please visit this page: https://form.jotform.ca/71364828714260

Because of the short timelines; all orders must be complete by June 1 so they can be ordered on June 2. I will arrange delivery once they have arrived.

If you are ordering some and are NOT attending CJ, please put that in the notes section so that I can prioritize crest delivery.

Everton Summer Camp 2017 Presents – Medieval Times

Memorable Summer Camp Experiences Start Here!

Dates

  • Cub Camp – July 9 – 14, 2017
  • ACE Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
  • Scout Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017

What will youth experience at Everton Summer Camp?

  • Hiking
  • Crafts
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Wood lore
  • Sports
  • Crayfishing in the Eramosa River
  • Open fire cook-out
  • Adirondack sleepout
  • Wide games
  • Campfires
  • Medieval Themed activities
  • And many more fun activities!!

More about Camp Everton

Camp Everton is a warm Scouting environment in which youth can grow and develop using both the skills that they bring to and learn at camp. Situated along the beautiful Eramosa River, on approximately 185 acres, Camp Everton is filled with breathtaking scenery, small limestone caves and majestic cliffs. Camp Everton is safe and clean and provides an excellent place for youth to enjoy their summer! Camp Everton is a fully equipped facility with washrooms, full kitchen, and sleeping quarters. The main lodge, affectionately termed “The Cub Barn” is a fully converted barn that provides a wonderfully rustic and unique experience for any youth.

Cub Camp

Cub Camp is open to all youth ages 8-11, including White Tail Beaver Scouts. We would also welcome youth who are 7 years of age born in 2009.
 Campers will stay in the Cub Barn, participate in theme activities and have the opportunity to sleep out in an Adirondack. Campers will rotate through program activities and have the chance to challenge themselves to complete their own quest!

ACE Camp

ACE (Advanced Cubbing Experience) Camp is open to youth ages 10-11 (third year Cub Scouts).
 This is a dynamic and unique experience that will prepare youth for the adventures that they will meet in Scouts. ACE Campers will stay in tents and have the opportunity to stay in Adirondacks as well. They will learn many outdoor camping skills such as outdoor cooking, pioneering, and survival safety.

Scout Camp

Scout Camp is open to youth ages 11 – 14.
 Campers will set up their full campsites in the Scout forest, preparing all meals at their sites. Scouts will have the opportunity to practice skills and challenge themselves as they encounter new situations at Camp.

Cost

Scouts Canada Members: $350 per week (plus HST)

Cost for Non Members: $30 per week (additional)

Contact E-mail: summercamp@scouter.ca

Registration

Registration is now open – use the on-line registration form

If you experience any difficulty using the online registration form, please contact cec@scouter.ca

Contact: Heather Bender – summercamp@scouter.ca

Embrace the Chaos – a Flux in Time Fall Camp

From the program team of Embrace the Chaos – a Flux in Time

Camp registrations and Offers of Intent to Participate are now open! Please contact us at camps.npema@gmail.com with your information, questions or any concerns.

Cheques may be mailed to our group – address will be sent with receipt of your intent form completed. No cash please! We’re working to accept online payments as we speak!

The link to register your group’s intent to participant can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/NJzeBTqTX8HitArj1

Offers of Service (OOS) registration forms: https://goo.gl/forms/MEmKWxjQ7gIxZuCu1

We’re always looking for more program staff, and site services and fire/police vents/rovers.

Everton Summer Camps 2017 – Now Hiring for Multiple Positions

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you love camping, working in the outdoors, and helping to deliver a fun-filled summer camp program for Cub and Scout aged youth?  Everton Summer Camps is now accepting applications for positions including Program Director, Head Cook, Kitchen Assistants, Lifeguards and Camp Counsellors.  If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please see the below job descriptions for full details:

Program Director

Head Cook

Kitchen Assistant

Lifeguard

Camp Counsellor

Interested applicants should submit a resume and completed application (found here) to Camp Director Heather Bender (summercamp@scouter.ca) no later than May 28th, 2017.

We are also looking for volunteers interested in helping out with the first three weeks of camp (July 2nd-7th, July 9th-14th, and July 16th-21st). If you are available for any of these weeks and would be interested in volunteering, please send an email to summercamp@scouter.ca with your availability.  Volunteers would be working as Camp Counsellors (see job description for more information).

Mississauga Area Haliburton Composite Camp: JULY 29 – AUG 5 2017

Scouts and Venturers, it’s time to start planning your summer activities!!! Once again a few Scouters are getting together to help you plan some of your summer time fun by organizing a Mississauga Areas Composite Camp at the Haliburton Scout Reserve. You may ask yourself why you should attend the camp. Well here are some of the reasons:

The Haliburton Scout Reserve A Paradise for Scouts of all ages located 250 km (150 miles) north of Toronto, this 5000 acre reserve is richly forested and has 10 sparkling lakes providing wilderness homes for many animals, birds and fish. The Reserve is the largest Scout Camp in Canada and the summer home to countless thousands of Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Scouters from all over Canada, the United States, Britain and many other countries.

The Activities

Weather permitting, the camp activities include:
  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Rappelling
  • Sailing
  • Survival Island
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Climbing Wall

New this year for Venturers

We will be letting the Venturer aged youth camp, cook, and clean on their own, and take part in the activities of their choice. We will all be on the same campsite but the Venturers will be separate from the Scouts. There is an opportunity for the Venturers to do some hikes and other off camp activities by themselves.

Mandatory Pre-Camp meeting

There will be a mandatory Pre-Camp meeting held in Mississauga in June. Space is limited and registration is held on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration

Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Camp fees include bus transportation to and from camp (Applewood Heights Secondary School).   See the following registration form for more information and to register.

CECuboree Planning Meeting – Sunday April 30th

CECuboree Planning Meeting:
When: Sunday April 30th, 7 to 9 PM
Where: Hillcrest United Church, 8958 Trafalgar Rd (Trafalgar at 5th Sideroad)
Agenda:
Volunteer Status, Camp Layout, Emergency Plan Review, Registration update, Activity status
Opportunity for groups to bring in registration payment as well if not already mailed. If groups have questions they can contact us at contact@cecuboree@scouter.ca. Please also follow our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/CECuboree/
We welcome posts!
CECuboree Team 2017
See you then!

Call for OOS – Help out with the CEC 2017 Cuboree!

Calling all Venturers, Rovers and Scouters! Do you like Pokémon? Are you looking for a great opportunity the second week of June? Are you excited for warmer weather? Silly questions, I’m sure you’d answer YES to all three!  
The 2017 Central Escarpment Cuboree is looking for OOS to help with activities during the camp. That’s not all though! Helping out at the camp leads to a couple of fun perks – there will be a movie night on the Friday night for all OOS, and a Just Dance night on the Saturday.  
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Here’s the down low on all the deets:
– Cost: $10 (you get a crest AND a t-shirt or necker #bonus)
– Dates: June 9th to June 11th
– Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron site).
For more information and to register, please visit http://cecuboree.scouter.ca/
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