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Thanking our Volunteers as part of the Review Cycle

As the weekly meetings wind down, please take a few moments as part of the Review Cycle of Plan-Do-Review to thank our volunteers through Scouts Canada’s Thanks system.

Why?

  1. It takes a special type of person to volunteer, and we can never thank them enough.
  2. It’s very easy to thank them.  You can do it in less than a minute through either the www.scouts.ca/thanks website, or through myscouts.ca.
  3. These individual citations count towards helping them be recognized for Scouts Canada’s other Outstanding Service Awards.

Anyone can hit the Thanks button and recognize a Scouts Canada Volunteer – Youth, Parents, or other Scouters.  If you are logged into myscouts.ca and can access their record (for example, they are in your section or a child organization you have access to), you can add the commendation directly again their account, speeding up the approval process.

The Thanks system is geared towards recognizing Scouts Canada members who are in a volunteer role.  If you have a Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer or Rover who is doing great things as a Program Participant, talk to you Section Scouter or Group Commissioner on how you can best recognize their efforts.

 

Have any questions?  Contact the CEC Recognition team through cec_recognition@scouter.ca

 

Albert Fuchigami
Central Escarpment Council Support Team

Youth Opportunity! – Mississauga Area Youth Commissioner

Hey Scouting Youth!

Are you passionate about Scouting and looking to make some new friends and acquire some new skills? Silly questions, of course you are! Mississauga Area is looking for a youth to join its area team as the youth representative. If you’re in this area and looking to expand your skills, show your passion for Scouting, and have a great time while doing it, we want YOU!

Check out the job description here. If you have ANY questions, feel free to reach out to me and send me an email at deanna.divito@scouts.ca.

The deadline for applications is June 16th, 2017.

Look here for details on how to apply for this exciting role: AYC – Mississauga

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you!!

Yours in Scouting,

Deanna Di Vito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

2017 Central Escarpment Council Election – Call for Nominations

Scouts Canada is a corporation created by an Act of Parliament. Each Council has a say in the governance processes of the corporation through three voting members who are elected pursuant to Policy 1014. All Scouts Canada members born before December 31, 2003, are eligible to serve as Voting Members and to vote for their Council’s Voting Members.

The Voting Members represent Councils at the Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting and vote on a series of governance resolutions, including the election of the Board of Governors. They also represent their Councils at Special Meetings, if one is called during their term. Council Voting Members are elected for a one-year term. One of the three Voting Member positions is reserved for a youth member, but it should be noted that all three Voting Members from a Council may be youth members. By-law No. 2 defines youth members as those who are under the age of 27 years on September 1, 2017.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on November 18, 2017, in Toronto. Councils may ask their Voting Members to attend by webcast, video conference, or teleconference. Online voting facilities are made available for this purpose.

Candidate Eligibility

A Candidate must:

  • be an Ordinary Member and be registered and active within the Council that he or she proposes to represent;
  • be nominated in writing by 5 Ordinary Members who are registered with the same Council as the Candidate;
  • have attained the age of 14 years in the calendar year in which the election is conducted.

Filing a Nomination

Interested members may download a Nomination Form here. Nominations must be submitted to the Chief Elections Officer via e-mail (elections@scouts.ca) no later than 5:00 PM EST, May 22, 2017. A Candidate may make a Candidate Statement of no more than 750 words for distribution to the Ordinary Members. A Candidate Statement may contain external links and must be capable of being reproduced in a digital file format which when printed will not exceed one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

Voting Process

Policy 1014 governs the voting process. Information about the voting process, timelines and frequently asked questions can be found here. The voting uses the single transferable vote system. Voters rank candidates in order of preference. This process is explained in more detail here. All Ordinary Members born prior to December 31, 2003 may may participate in electing their Council’s Voting Representatives. Voting will be online through MyScouts.ca; please ensure that your MyScouts account has been setup. Detailed instructions as to how to vote will be sent out closer to the date of the election period.

There are two main parts to this year’s process:

  • Call for Nominations is open from April 22, 2017 until May 22, 2017.
  • Voting opens on June 1, 2017 and closes on June 22, 2017.

The Chief Elections Officer will announce results within seven days after voting closes.

Have questions?

For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer David Wiebe elections@scouter.ca or Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike at elections@scouts.ca.

Bill Rice – Gone Home

We are saddened with the news today that Bill Rice, from Burlington Area, passed away this morning. A 35 year volunteer with Scouts Canada who was recently honoured with the Bar to the Silver Acorn and the Award of Fortitude for his battle with Cancer. Bill was a strong supporter and volunteer with The Canadian Blood Services and with Movember were Bill had raised over $30,000.00 to help with Men’s health issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.

Gone Home far to soon.

Sincerely,

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

2017 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony – Date and Registration Details

The 2017 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Sheridan College, 1400 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, Ontario.

If you earned the Chief Scout, Queen’s Venturer or Canadian Rover Scout Award since May 2016 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 May 1, 2017 to Jen Austin (jenaustin@scouts.ca).

  • In the subject line, please specify “CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application – <Group Name> “
  • 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 Council Youth Commissioner, Deanna Di Vito (deanna.divito@scouts.ca)

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!

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