This BLOG is maintained by the Council and its Areas – Burlington, Credit Hills, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington & Yellow Briar

Events and Activities

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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.

CEC Summer Nights 2017

Join us for a Summer Night at one of our CEC Scout Camps

Who: Active Scouts and their Immediate Family

Where:

Camp Everton

Wednesday

July 12, 2017

Blue Springs Scout Reserve

Wednesday

July 26, 2017

Camp Manitou

Wednesday

August 23, 2017

Time(s): About 7:00PM until dusk 9:00PM /dark 9:30P

Events: Arrive / Greet >> Hike / Activity(s) >> Campfire >> Mug Up* >> STEM star/ moon viewing

* Bring own mug (We’re leave no trace) & refreshment

Cost: Free (Yes, No charge)

Let us know you are coming @ cec_marketing@scouter.ca Info only NO REPLY(S)

Weather Permiting

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.

Red Cross – Good Turn Week Event

For more than 100 years, youth in Scouting have committed themselves to do a good turn for their neighbours each day. It is a reflection of Scouts Canada’s vision – Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world – and it is something that Scouting youth take quite seriously.

As part of the 8th Annual Good Turn Week (GTW) initiative the Canadian Red Cross has joined Scouts Canada in offering a series of FREE first aid workshops for youth aged 9 to 16 years of age. These workshops are taking place in four major city centres: Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax and Mississauga. These workshops have been developed to provide meaningful first aid education experiences and to increase resiliency in local communities.

As a practice, first aid should prevent further suffering, protect life, and promote recovery. The workshop will explore both prevention and response concepts, focusing on increasing the confidence of the learners and inspiring action when they are presented with an emergency situation and the opportunity to help someone in need.

Date of the event:  Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30

Time:  There will be two sessions each day:  9 – 12 and 1 – 4,

LocationMississauga Red Cross Office, 5700 Cancross Court, Mississauga, ON L5R 3E9, Peel Training Room
Capacity: 20 participants

How do I register?

Here is the link to register (Look for the workshops located in Mississauga)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/scouts-canada-amp-the-canadian-red-cross-13470159668

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/

Camp Everton Spring Clean-up

Hi to all

Spring is sprunging (word play depicting a verb “of sorts”).

We are having our annual spring clean-up at Everton Saturday, April 29th starting at 8:30 am and running until about 3 pm.

 

We have a few of the same activities around forestry (splitting, cutting and chipping)

Cleaning Wheeler and the pool to ready it for filling.

We had to make some repairs to our firewood storage shed so all the wood we split last fall will be placed inside.

We are planning to plant wildflowers to attract and promote healthy honey bee populations;  

Transplant several cedar trees from our nursery on the side hill to the field by Wheeler and replace the ash trees we harvested last fall lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Those stumps were removed last week.

 

Please let Kevin Donovan know by Friday, April 21st  if your group can attend and the numbers for lunch. Reply to kdonovan@donovaninsurance.com.

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