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PLAN THE 2018 CECUBOREE CONTEST

Announcement announcement announcement!

Attention all Packs!

PLAN THE 2018 CECUBOREE CONTEST

How would you (and your Pack) like to create the next CECuboree? Here’s your chance to share your ideas for the perfect Cuboree with all of the Central Escarpment Council!

PLAN

Get your thinking caps on and come up with a theme. Then think of some of the exciting adventures that could happen during the camp. Finally flex your creative muscles and design the crest everyone gets to take home. We want to see you use your imaginations!

DO

1. Name and theme for the 2018 CECuboree
2. A list of activities that you think would be fun and exciting to do Cuboree weekend
3. Design a camp crest

REVIEW

Entries will be displayed at this year’s Cuboree during program time on Saturday and each attending Pack will get the opportunity to vote for the one they like best! Winner will be announced at Camp Closing on Sunday June 11th, 2017.

Winning submission will receive a 2018 crest for each member of your Pack at the 2018 camp, a $50 credit for the 2018 event registration for your Pack, invitation to lead camp opening howl, and uber-bragging rights!
All entries must be received by midnight May 27th. 2017. Please include your Scouting Area, Scouting Group, Pack name (in case of multiple Packs), Scouter contact information, and a full colour image of the crest design.

Please submit to contest@cecuboree.scouter.caand reference 2018 CECUBOREE Contest in the subject line.

Contest – Design the Official CEC CJ17 Badge

To one and all.

Do you have an Artists soul? Do you want one of your creations to be immortal? Do you want to be able to say with authority “I made that”?

We will be running a contest to create the Official CEC CJ17 badge. A panel of judges will be making the choice. The winner will be given 25 special bordered crests of their design.

Now the details:
1. Contest is open until midnight March 30 2017. Winner will announced April 6th 2017
2. All entries become the property of Scouts Canada.
3. Open to all Central Escarpment Council members of Scouts Canada.
4. Please send all submissions to contests@scouter.ca
5. Design may be modified for colours and size for the official badge.

Good luck to one and all!

Volunteer Opportunity – Webmaster Wellington Area

Wellington Area is currently looking for a Volunteer who would like to join the Area Team in the capacity of Webmaster.  This position can be done from your home at times that are best for you.  If you would like to talk more about the position please get in touch and we can arrange to meet.

Area Webmaster

Accountable to: Area Commissioner
Term: Appointed annually by the Area Commissioner.
Time required: 5 to 10 hours per month

Scope of Position:

The Area Webmaster is responsible for effective and appropriate operations of the Area website, electronic communication and other support to membership related to web/tech issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist all volunteers with email capabilities and functions. (Maintain @w.scouter.ca email forwards)
  • Accept, edit, prepare and post contributions from youth, parents, and volunteers. (Post onto the CEC Blog on behalf of Wellington Area)
  • Ensure that the information contained in the Area website is accurate and is updated on a regular basis to reflect changes in schedules, activity information, and news articles.  (Area Website Maintenance
  • Hold admin capabilities on Area Facebook pages. Moderate posts if required.
  • Assist groups or section leaders, where required, with implementing electronic communication tools
 Thanks,
Doug Lemcke
Area Commissioner – Wellington Area
Scouts Canada
doug.lemcke@scouts.ca

 

Appointment – North Waterloo Area Commissioner

 

We would like to take time to thank Shawn Frederick for his commitment to Scouts Canada as the Area Commissioner for North Waterloo these past four years. His hard work and his strong leadership as placed North Waterloo on a strong footing for attaining the goals for Scouts Canada’s five priorities.

In saying thank you to Shawn we are  also  saying welcome to Harry Niezen who has volunteered to be acting Interim Area Commissioner for North Waterloo. We are  confident in Harry’s leadership for the Area and we would ask you all to support him in his role. In accepting the role harry has outlined his priorities for the Area. We look forward to the future in North Waterloo.

Its been my honour and pleasure to be involved as a volunteer in Scouting since 1975.  I am proud of my contribution to the movement and to its youth members. I have served as  a Section Scouter in each of the 5 core sections.  I also have had the opportunity – for many years – to work at both the Area and Council level: most notably as the Council Commissioner in CEC,  For the last 5 years, I have been working as the Group Commissioner and Beaver Scouter with 30th Kitchener.

As I consider the needs of Scouting within North Waterloo, here are my priorities and it is these areas that I promise to direct my energies toward:

– North Waterloo needs a strong, active and visible Area Support team.  Our Groups and Section Scouters need support from Scouts Canada and the Area team would be the first line of that support.  For example, we need Scouters who can provide our Groups and Section Scouters with support in implementing the Canadian Path.

– North Waterloo has a number of Groups that are at risk of folding due to a lack of volunteers.  We need to create some strategic partnerships so that North Waterloo can continue to offer the programs that are currently available and build a foundation for future growth.

– Scouting in North Waterloo needs to be able to celebrate again.  There is a vibrant history in the Area and there are many active and retired members who deserve to be recognized.  Our members should feel proud to wear the North Waterloo crest on their uniform.

Can one person accomplish all of this?  I do not know.  All I know is that if we do not try, then we can be assured that these goals will not be met.

“We Be of One Blood, You and I”

Scouter Harry 

Please help us in congratulating Harry in his new role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada


Appointment Announcement – DCC Communications

(Read the Appointment Announcement here)

I would like to announce the appointment of Ken Broad as Central Escarpment Council’s Deputy Council Commissioner for Communications.

Ken has been involved in Scouting since 2003, with his first role being a Beaver Scouter in Brampton. He has worked with all sections since then, as well as serving on both the old Brampton Area and current Yellow Briar service teams holding various roles with including webmaster, social media and communications. Most recently he was appointed the Central Escarpment Council Social Media Advisor.

Ken works for First Student Canada – Caledon Division as a dispatcher where he is responsible for the management of 300 plus drivers, delivering effective communications between school boards, parents and employees. Ken has strong experience with several web-based publishing platforms including Joomla and WordPress as well as the major Social Media outlets. He is a keen supporter development of Social Media as a way to promote Scouting program to the public.

Ken assumes his new position effective February 1st; his email address is ken.broad@scouts.ca. He succeeds Brian Peebles who was appointed recently to the role of National Team Lead for Internal Communications after 4 years with the communications portfolio. Brian will continue his role as Council Webmaster for Central Escarpment. He can be reached at brian.peebles@scouts.ca in his new role.

Please help me in congratulating Ken in his new role and we look forward to what the future holds for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

 

Appointment Announcement – DCC Marketing

(Click here for the official appointment announcement)

Please Welcome John Edwards to his new role on the CEC team.  We will be looking for John’s extensive knowledge on how to promote Scouting within the Council and how we can develop ties to our communities and programs.

John is “Pleased to continue working with “THE LEADERS of TOMORROW”

Please help me in congratulating John in his new role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Appointment Announcement – Mississauga Area Commissioner

(Click here for the official appointment announcement)

Rob Byce has brought many years of scouting adventure to the youth of Central Escarpment Council and his passion for youth engagement and great safe scouting adventures are evident when he speaks of his involvement.  For over a decade, Rob has been a Scouter in Mississauga starting as a Beaver Scouter, he has also been a Section Scouter for Cubs, Troop, and Venturers and is the current Group Commissioner for 3rd Meadowvale Scouts. Rob enjoyed his first Jamboree experience at CJ13 in Alberta and is looking forward to his next one at the upcoming CJ17 in Nova Scotia.  In addition to local Scouting, Rob was the patrol leader for the Central Escarpment Council patrol that participated in the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan.  As an active Scouter in our community, Rob has also led and been on planning committees to enable camps in collaboration with Guelph-Wellington Scouter

He will be working with the Council with a focus on successfully delivering on our 5 priorities throughout the Mississauga Area. 

Please help me in congratulating Rob in his new role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Appointment Announcement – DCC Volunteer Development

(Click here for the official appointment announcement)

It is with great pleasure that we announce George Christian as Deputy Council Commissioner for Volunteer Development.

George has been involved in Scouting for nearly 25 years as an adult, holding various roles including Venturer/Rover Advisor, Area Commissioner of Mississauga, worked on staff for Canadian Jamborees, at the National level in Program redevelopment, Canadian Cub Jamboree, The World Rover Moot, Scout Brigade of Fort George, Chief Elections Officer for Scouts Canada, and Council Commissioner for CEC. He has a passion for volunteer development and has been involved in Woodbadge I and IIs in CEC for a number of years.

We are excited to welcome George to the team in CEC and look forward to him working closely with the volunteers and staff to focus on successfully delivering on our 5 priorities.

Please help me in congratulating George in his new Role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Appointment Announcement – DCC Properties

(Click here for the official appointment announcement)

It is with great pleasure that we announce David Bushel as Deputy Council Commissioner Properties

David has always been a believer in “Youth-Led” having had a troop experience where, as a youth Troop Leader he was responsible for a Court of Honour that did run much of his troop’s weekly program.  As an adult, he started as a Venturer Advisor in the then new Venturer program.  Since that time he has been in many different Scouting positions including key leadership positions in all youth sections up to the Rover level, Assistant Provincial Commissioner for Venturers, Service Scouter, Trainer, Group Commissioner and Area Commissioner.  Currently, he is active as a Scouter with 6th Erin Mills Scout Group where he describes working directly with youth as “fantastically rewarding”. He has worked at the National level in the program development of the Canadian Path and is a champion of the program revitalization. He has a passion for Scouts and is looking at developing a coordinated review and approach to the Central Escarpment Councils properties and camps.

In business, David held management positions in a large multinational company in product research and development, sales and in marketing.  At one point he was responsible for the setup and management of an insectary to produce beneficial insects for farm and greenhouse use.  His hobbies include camping, skiing, canoeing and long walks with the dog.   David met his wife Louise at a Gilwell reunion.  They recently welcomed a second grandson into the family.

He will be working with the Council to provide strategic reviews of camps and properties with a focus on successfully delivering on our 5 priorities.

Please help me in congratulating David in his new Role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

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