Events and Activities
September 15-17, 2017 – Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers
Participant fee: $65.00
(Fee covers: Event, Crest, Meals)
Registration will open June 1st and close September 1st.
Check out their website http://sbfg.scouter.ca for more details.
This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/06/no-campsite-no-trails-no-problem/ by Jeff Schroeder
I take a deep breath, and enjoy the fresh air as it passes into my lungs. I look around…I see the grass, the trees, and a bird flying from one tree to the next. Where am I? It might surprise you to hear that I am taking a walk around my neighbourhood.
Summer is a time when everyone wants to be outdoors. The great weather, the time off…it’s the perfect opportunity to go camping and hiking, or simply just enjoy the outdoors. But what if you don’t have access to these spaces?
That’s where I come in! Don’t fret, there are still many ways to connect with nature (even when you’re in the middle of a city). And if you’re not in the middle of the city, these tips can help you feel closer to the nature that’s right in your backyard.
#1: Channel your inner youth and visit a neighbourhood park or playground. Chances are you need to walk to this area, meaning you get some fresh air and new views. Once you’re there, why not have some fun and play on the playground? I promise, it never gets old.
#2: Take a walk on the wild side and go out at night instead of during the day. Once the temperatures start increasing, it can be a little hot to be outside in the daylight. Why not beat the heat and go for a night hike in your neighbourhood? See if you can find the moon or the stars (or maybe a passing airplane or satellite, if you’re lucky).
#3: Cultivate your green thumb by planting flowers, fruits, or vegetables. Pick your favourite, and get started by planting them inside your house. Move them outdoors when they grow just a wee bit bigger. No backyard? No problem! There are many plants that can be grown on balconies (one example is tomatoes. But feel free to do some research to discover the other plants you can grow!).
#4: Did someone say picnic? Take your lunch break outside one day, or grab some friends and food, and head to a nearby park for lunch one weekend. Think about it: friends, food, and fresh air… I know what I’m doing this upcoming weekend!
#5: Take your workout out of the gym and into the outdoors. Sometimes a change of scenery and some vitamin D can be refreshing and keep you motivated. Added bonus? You don’t have to wait for workout machines! Try it out sometime this summer, and who knows, you might enjoy exercising a little bit more than usual.
#6: Grab a pencil and a notebook, and observe the world around you. Contemplate why trees are green, or why you find that one flower so pretty. Try your hand at drawing, doodling, or journaling about what’s around you. Taking that step back from what’s happening in your life and reconnecting with nature can leave you refreshed and ready to face whatever happens next.
Summer time is truly a great time for adventures in the outdoors. Make sure to spend some time this summer finding nature in your own backyard.
Right now, my nature is having a picnic, so I’ll catch up with you after lunch!
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/713648
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.
Join us for a Summer Night at one of our CEC Scout Camps
Who: Active Scouts and their Immediate Family
July 12, 2017
Blue Springs Scout Reserve
July 26, 2017
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org Info only NO REPLY(S)
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:
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 email@example.com with your availability. Volunteers would be working as Camp Counsellors (see job description for more information).
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:
- Survival Island
- 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.