BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AT THE OAS WORKSHOP
The Central Escarpment Council Youth Network is hosting its first ever Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop! This workshop will focus on the OAS – Scoutcraft which was the popular choice in our survey earlier this year (future workshops will focus on each of the other Outdoor Adventure Skills).
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – drop in anytime between 9am and 4pm!
Where: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Road, Milton, Ontario) – all activities will be taking place around McLaughlin Lodge, please walk in from the main parking lot
Early Bird Registration Fee: $10 (if received before September 1st)
Regular Registration Fee: $15
Youth members from Beavers up to Rovers are invited to visit the workshop anytime between 9am and 4pm and can take part in a variety of activities such as orienteering, shelter building, lashings, fire lighting and more! This is a self-directed program so all participants are free to travel from activity to activity, and can participate in as many or as few as they’d like. The workshop is designed to allow individual youth to set their own personal goals and decide which skills and knowledge they’d like to gain.
There will be lots of activity stations set up around the event site that will offer opportunities to learn hands on! Some of the skills the workshop will be focusing on include:
Knots and Lashings
Making Camp Gadgets
Camp Hygiene and Cleanliness
The event planners are currently looking for Scouters and Youth members to help plan and run these exciting activities as skill mentors for the youth participants. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in helping with the workshop, please contact Alexander Court (email@example.com).
Every year Central Escarpment partners with Kerry’s Place Autism Services and the Kiwanis Club of Mississauga to deliver day camps and residential camps for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over 800 young people have benefitted to date. We were even able to expand the program this year. In order to ensure that families can take part with a minimal financial burden, we raise funds annually through a golf tournament.
We need your help!
If you golf, join us for a great day!
If you can access prize donations for our golfers or raffle, it will be much appreciated!
If the business you work for may be interested in a sponsorship donation, it will also be appreciated.
Help us give these special young people a memory of a lifetime!”
ARGOS SCOUTS FAMILY and FRIENDS DAY
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: BMO Field (170 Princes’ Blvd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3)
Cost: From $25
SCOUTS DAY WITH THE ARGOS!
Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, family & friends! Support your section on Scouts Day with the Argos – $5 from each ticket goes back to your group or section!
Join friends & family at the CNE and watch the Argos take on their rivals at BMO Field! Share your link to grow your group, raise more money, and unlock fun prizes!
Discounted game ticket includes FREE admission to the CNE on gameday! PLUS Scouts will receive a special Argos Patch at the game!
Get your tickets & invite friends here: http://www.argonauts.ca/scouts
Who: All active Scouts and their Immediate Family
Events: Arrive / Greet >> Hike / Activity(s) >> Campfire >> Mug Up* >> STEM star/ moon viewing Time(s): About 7:00 PM until dusk 9:00 PM /dark 9:30 PM
* 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)
Section events will take place at Barber Scout Camp and include a variety of Activities. Activities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts require that the Youth bring a parent. Scouters at these events will be providing programming and will not be expected to supervise youth who attend.
BEAVER SCOUT SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING
When: August 9, 6:30pm
Where: Barber Scout Camp
Activity: 26th Scout Group will be providing an evening of activities for Beavers ending with a campfire. Come join us for a summer meeting and meet other Beavers in Wellington Area.
When: August 12, 9:30am to approximately 12:30
Where: Barber Scout Camp
Activity: Join Wellington Area Beavers and Crystal Allan from the Grand River Conservation Authority on an exploration of the Eramosa River to search for fish, crayfish and other aquatic creatures. You’ll help catch and identify several species of minnows and darters, learn how to tell the difference between male and female crayfish, and explore different river habitats to collect aquatic bugs.
Several nets and containers will be available however if you have a net or bug container please bring it along. Youth and parents will be in the water so appropriate footwear is required: closed-toed water shoes, rubber boots or old running shoes. A change of dry clothes and a towel is also highly recommended.
This activity will be limited to a maximum of 25 youth so reserve your spot early at email@example.com Put Beavers in the subject line.
CUB SCOUT SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
When: August 14th, 7:00pm
Where: Barber Scout Camp
Activity: Join the 3rd Guelph Pack Team in an evening of activities and games designed for youth of Cub age. Bring your enthusiasm and be prepared to have a good time.
VENTURER SCOUT SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
When: August 2nd, 7:00pm
Where: Barber Scout Camp
Activity: Area Adventure Team members Logan and Brad will be holding an evening of activities designed for Venturers. Come out and meet other Venturers who share your interest in Scouting. Please bring a mess kit and songs/skits/cheers.
Activities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts require that the Youth bring a parent. Scouters at these events will be providing programming and will not be expected to supervise youth who attend.
PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES ACTIVITIES
In our “Programming for All Ages” events we have 3 events for registered youth of all ages.
HIKE WITH PETER JASPERS-FAYER
When: Saturday July 29th
Where: Meet at the Band shell Parking lot of Riverside Park
Activity: Join Peter as he leads a hike for all ages. Activities will incorporate some tree, wildflower and insect identification. Bring with you good Hiking footwear, Quick snacks, Water, Bug spray. We will need the assistance of additional Scouters if you are interested in helping us out, contact us and let us know you can lend a hand.
ROCKET CONSTRUCTION AND LAUNCHING WITH MATT PITMAN AND HIS 27TH GUELPH TEAM
When: Saturday August 19
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm (approximately)
Where: Barber Scout Camp
Activity: On August 19th join Matt Pitman and his team for a day of constructing and launching your own rockets. There is a $15.00 cost for this activity to cover the cost of the rockets to anyone who wishes to build a rocket. There is no charge for Parents who are only there to help their child. We will provide you lunch. Numbers are limited so if you are interested in joining us please, reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the name and email of those attending and how many of you will be building your own rocket. Please put ROCKETS in the subject line. Numbers will be limited and in order to order the rocket kits, registration will close August 1.
DECORATIVE AND FUNCITIONAL KNOTS WITH BENT ANDERSON
When: Tuesday August 22
Where: Cuscaro House, Barber Scout Camp
Activity: Our summer programing will culminate on August 22 with an evening of knots at Barber Scout Camp with Bent Anderson, a master of knots, who will show how to tie both functional and decorative knots. There is no cost for this event, all supplies will be provided.
Don’t forget to mark these events on your calendar and plan to join us. We are always in need of help so if you are interested in helping us make these events a success please contact me at the email below.
This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/06/lets-celebrate-canada-150-like-scout/ by Jayne Robertson
It’s exciting to be a part of something, don’t you think? Feeling part of something important is what has kept me coming back to Scouting for years growing up — all those Adventures with my friends, those are memories I get to keep forever. Even now, as an adult, I know that I am part of something larger than myself: an organization that I can give as much to as I want to get back. And I get to watch Youth experience their Adventures that keep me motivated to experience more. When you think about it, it’s kind of awesome.
This year, Canada is turning 150 years old, which is incredible. There’s even a word for it that will probably take you 150 years to pronounce: sesquicentennial! Try saying that 150 times fast! But even if you can’t pronounce it, that’s even older than Scouting in Canada. Ever since Scouts Canada was founded in 1914 it has been an integral part of our nation, helping to teach our youth to be helpful and capable citizens in a country we should be proud to celebrate. And so the fact that Canada is turning 150 years old next week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate as only Scouts can! Why not celebrate with 150 themed adventures like a 150 km hike (ok, maybe several hikes totaling 150 km), or performing 150 hours of community service, or even planting 150 trees? You could even eat 150 hot dogs at your next camp, but I would highly recommend that you accomplish this as a Group — don’t try to do it by yourself!
Remember (I’m thinking of the 133rd hot dog here) — there is strength in numbers, and that is one of the reasons why Canada is something to celebrate. We all get to experience this 150th year together, and we all got here together thanks to our parents and our parents’ parents, and yes even their parents — everyone has made it possible. So there is a lot to remember and to celebrate. And to help you and your group celebrate Canada’s mighty sesquicentennial (you’re still trying to pronounce it aren’t you) Scouts Canada has prepared this terrific guide that is full of ideas to help you and your Group celebrate all things Canada as our great nation turns 150 years old.