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.
Did you know?
You can ‘Thank’ someone directly to their volunteer profile through myscouts.ca
- Log into your myscouts.ca account
- Find the person you want to recognize in myscouts.ca
- For example, use the ‘Find an Individual’ link, or Navigate through your Section to the person’s record.
- On the left-hand side under Admin Options, click the ‘Add Commendation’ link. The ‘Add Commendation’ modal dialog box will pop up.
- The Individual Name field should already be filled in with the person you are recognizing.
- In the Application Date, fill in the approximate date of service you are recognizing them for (for example, the date of the meeting, activity or event), or fill in today’s date if you don’t know.
- In the Comments field, describe in 3-4 sentences the outstanding act or service the person has performed and the impact on you, the Youth or the community. You have 450 characters to work with.
- Leave the Recognition Name as ‘Certificate of Commendation’
- In the Nominator Field, put in the name of the person making the commendation. If you wish, you could add the relationship to the person being recognized in brackets. For example,
- Linus van Pelt (Fellow Scouter)
- Woodstock (Cub Scout)
- Big Bird (Parent)
- Click Save to send the commendation on for approval.
Note – the Application Date, Comments and Nominator fields are used the same way as if you had entered the commendation through the www.scouts.ca/thanks website and will appear on the Commendation Letter. By adding the commendation through myscouts.ca, there’s no confusion which person the commendation is being made for, and the approval process will be faster.
Central Escarpment Council Support Team
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.
- It takes a special type of person to volunteer, and we can never thank them enough.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com
Central Escarpment Council Support Team
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!
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!
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
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.