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

Registration and Recruitment

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Pizza Party Contest

Please note: this contest is for Scouters in Mississauga and North Waterloo Areas.

Attention all Scouters! We are pleased to announce the opportunity for your Group to win a Pizza Party in April to be hosted by the Area Key 3!

Each Section which registers 4 new members in March (that is less than 1 per week) will be entered into a draw for a Pizza Party hosted by the Area Key 3.

The numbers will be based as follows:

  • Starting number based on the Stats report from Ottawa on March 1, 2016.
  • The finishing number based on the Stats report from Ottawa on April 5, 2016.
  • You can recruit any way you wish. If you wish to have a Bring-A-Friend event you can find an invitation template at this link: http://www.scouts.ca/bring-a-friend/ .
  • The winning Section will be selected in a blind draw by the Council Commissioner and will be notified by April 8, 2016.
  • A suitable date in April will be determined by the Area Key 3 and the Section Leadership (Scouters and Youth).
  • No monetary value the Section must accept the Pizza Party.

 Good Luck to everyone!

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ed Balyk – ebalyk@scouts.ca or 905-299-6178.

 Yours in Scouting

 Jeremy Johnston – Mississauga Area Commissioner
Shaughna Boara – Mississauga Youth Commissioner
Ed Balyk – Mississauga Area Support Manager

Shawn Frederick – North Waterloo Area Commissioner
Deanna DiVito – North Waterloo Youth Commissioner
Ed Balyk – North Waterloo Area Support Manager

Code of Conduct

Scouters,

Just a reminder that Scouts Canada’s new Code of Conduct has been released. Please remind your teams that to maintain their membership they will be required to sign the Code of Conduct.

To do so simply click on the link in the e-mail sent to them by Scouts Canada. The code will appear for their review and they can then either accept or decline the Code. Alternately, they can log into myscouts.ca and sign the code or contact your Group Commissioner or Group Registrar.

The signing of the Code of Conduct was recently moved from September to the new year in order to reduce the workload of Scouters during the busy fall registration period.

Thank you in advance for taking steps to a smooth transition for Code of Conduct renewals, and to ensure that we remain ready to deliver great, safe Scouting adventures to Scouting youth. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send them through the Help Centre, where they will be directed to someone who can help.

Volunteer Position Available – Group Commissioner – 15th Strathcona

Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth in your community?   Are you energetic, organized; a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team?

You’re invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of:

GROUP COMMISSIONER 15th Strathcona Group

Appointed by and accountable to the Area Commissioner of Burlington Area, you’ll be required to donate 12 – 16 hours per month (on average) to this position.

Working closely with the Group Youth Commissioner, Area Support Manager and the Area Team you will help plan and manage the affairs of your Scouting Group and be the principle contact for your group regarding program management; service to the group’s membership development, adult development and ensuring a safe environment for youth to learn and develop.

As a member of the Area Management Team, you will represent your group at the Area Management meetings every month.

Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favourable for growth of Canada’s best youth movement.  You’ll support the promotion of all seven programs currently offered for youth aged 5 – 26. With a keen eye for great leaders who think like you, you’ll selectively recruit, orient and appoint Section Scouters and other volunteers for your group team.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have….

  • Two or more years experience as a Scouter.
  • Completed Wood Badge Part I for one or more Sections.
  • Undertake further personal development related to their role as Group Commissioner within one year.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Modeled positive behaviors appropriate to Scouting.
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Volunteer Support Strategy process.

Full Volunteer Job Description

Contact Information

Interested applicants are invited to apply to the Burlington Area Commissioner at Burlington@scouts.ca by November 1, 2015.  Please forward a cover letter and résumé, indicating the relevant qualifications for this position.

Volunteer Positions – 2nd Bramalea

Do you enjoy working with youth? Do the love the outdoors? Are you willing to learn new skills and have some adventures along the way?

The 2nd Bramalea Scouting Group is actively recruiting volunteers for all Sections. Located in the St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church, 290 Balmoral Dr, Brampton, ON 2nd Bramalea has been supporting the Bramalea community since 1961.

  • Cub Scouts meet Monday evenings 7-9 pm
  • Beaver Scouts meet Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:45 pm
  • Scouts meet Thursday evenings 7-9 pm
  • Venturer Scouts meet Thursday evenings 7-9 pm

2nd Bramalea has signed on as a pilot group for the Canadian Path and we are excited to be part of the new program revitalization. We strongly believe in Youth Leadership and supporting a youth planned program.

We are an active Scouting Group that is involved with our community – projects include TRCA/City of Brampton Scout Trees committee, Toronto Star Santa Box depot organizers, and the Brampton Santa Claus Parade banner carriers to name a few.

Our recent Adventures include trips to PJ’15 in British Columbia, Denali Adventure Base (BSA) Alaska, CJ’13 in Alberta, Merit Badge University at Harvard University in Boston, and Banchory Scotland.

So if you love working with youth, new experiences and learning, then we want to talk to you! Why not come and play?

For more information email – just1houraweek@gmail.com

 

Volunteer Positions – 7th Brampton

Do you enjoy working with youth? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to share a love of learning and the outdoors? With more than 100,000 members, Scouts Canada is the nation’s premier youth-serving organization.

7th Brampton is currently looking for volunteers for their Colony, Pack and Troop. Based out of James Potter PS located at 9775 Creditview Rd, Brampton, ON and supporting the youth and community in the Williams Parkway and Chinguacousy Rd. area of Brampton. Our Pack and Troop currently meet on Monday evenings while our Colony now meets on Tuesday evenings (new this year!).

The full job descriptions for section volunteers can be found -HERE- For further information or to volunteer please contact Colleen MacKenzie via cmmackenzie101@gmail.com  Rovers and Venturers welcome!

Wellington Area Open House

Hello Wellington Scouters!

 

Next week we’re hosting an open house to promote spring registration for potential members. The event will be taking place Sunday, June 14 from 10:00-2:00 at Riverside Park in Guelph. We are looking for volunteers to help out at this event answering parent questions and running activities for the youth who attend. If you are able to do this, please let me know as soon as possible. If you can only come for part of the event that is just fine!

I have attached a flyer here for you to distribute as you see fit. Any suggestions for easy-to-run activities for the event are welcome!

 

Hope you all have a great weekend

Kelsey Taylor

Area Support Manager – Wellington

Scouts Canada
kelsey.taylor@scouts.ca

Open House

Contact Cub Scouter Needed in Burlington

20th Burlington is looking for an energetic, organized Scouter to fill the shoes of our retiring Akela for our busy south Burlington Cub Scout Pack.

http://wiki.scouts.ca/…/Cub_Scout_Leader_Volunteer_Job_Desc…

We currently meet at St. Raphael’s Catholic School gymnasium on New Street, Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm.

Please contact me if you’re excited about leading a Cub Scout Pack along the Canadian Path!

Kim Friday
20th Burlington Group Commissioner
friday@cogeco.ca

CeleBrampton 2015

Hello Brampton Scouters,

 

For the past couple of years we have had the opportunity to be a part of the City of Brampton’s CeleBrampton event that is held at Gage Park.  This year’s event is being held Saturday June 13th from 11-4.  We set up in the Kids Zone and have the opportunity to interact with parents and youth from all over the city and surrounding areas.  Last year the event attracted nearly 35,000 people.

We are looking for Scouters and senior youth from all groups to help us with the event.  We will be setting up a Cub Car track and allowing younger youth to decorate Beaver Buggies and race them down the track.  This also gives us ample time to speak with the parents and recruit them to our program.  We will be set up in Gage Park in downtown Brampton and will require help throughout the entire day.  We will need a handful of individuals to help us with setting up, lots of people to help out during the event, and then people to help with clean up and packing up.

This is a great opportunity to showcase Scouting and help us all recruit new members for the upcoming Scouting year.

Please let me know when you can help us out throughout the day and we will work to create a schedule that only requires a couple hours of everyone’s time.

I look forward to hearing back from you and making this a successful event.

 

Justin Way

Area Support Manager – Supporting Credit Hills and Yellow Briar Areas

Scouts Canada

jway@scouts.ca

Caledon Day 2015

Hello Scouters of Alton, Bolton, Caledon, Caledon East, Mono Mills and Palgrave,

 

Yellow Briar Area has decided to set up a booth at Caledon Day this year.  The event is being held June 13th from11 am until approximately 8 pm in Caledon East and we need your help.  We are asking Scouters and senior youth to come out and help promote Scouting and represent us at our booth.  We will need some volunteers to help with set up, lots of volunteers during the event and a few to help with cleaning up and packing.

Last year almost 11,000 people attended Caledon Day and it is a great opportunity for us to recruit new members for our groups in the fall.  This is a great opportunity to interact with parents and youth from our communities and get them interested in Scouting.

Please let me know when you can help us out throughout the day and we will work to create a schedule that only requires a couple hours of everyone’s time.

 

Justin Way

Area Support Manager – Supporting Credit Hills and Yellow Briar Areas

Scouts Canada

jway@scouts.ca

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