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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)
We are saddened with the news today that Bill Rice, from Burlington Area, passed away this morning. A 35 year volunteer with Scouts Canada who was recently honoured with the Bar to the Silver Acorn and the Award of Fortitude for his battle with Cancer. Bill was a strong supporter and volunteer with The Canadian Blood Services and with Movember were Bill had raised over $30,000.00 to help with Men’s health issues.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.
Gone Home far to soon.
Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada
The 2017 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Sheridan College, 1400 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, Ontario.
If you earned the Chief Scout, Queen’s Venturer or Canadian Rover Scout Award since May 2016 and would like to be included in this year’s Ceremony, please fill out and submit an application form
- Download a copy –HERE–
- If you are a Canadian Rover Scout Award recipient, the form has not yet been updated to reflect this award. Please indicate on the form (Add CANADIAN ROVER SCOUT AWARD).
Please send in the forms electronically by May 1, 2017 to Jen Austin (email@example.com).
- In the subject line, please specify “CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application – <Group Name> “
- There is no need to send in the original form unless you do not have access to a computer. In this case, please send the forms to the COSC (10 Kodiak Cr., Unit 120, Toronto, ON , M3J 3G5), and mark the envelope Attention: Jen Austin – CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application
Presentations for The North Star Award (Beavers) and The Seeonee Award (Cubs) will be done at the Group / Area level.
If there are any questions or issues, please contact our Council Youth Commissioner, Deanna Di Vito (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Written by Mark Hammar, DCC Program for Central Escarpment Council.
When my son Sam, who is a white tail at 1st Ayr, first got his beaver map he was immediately excited about the science beaver badge and wanted to work on it. In our family was all love science and have done some fun activities ourselves, and he thought that doing some experiments with dry ice would be fun for the beavers and everyone could learn something about safety in science and how much fun dry ice was.
Sam was very excited to share his knowledge about the subject, so here was how he did the Plan-Do-Review for the badge:
My son came up with a plan of what he wanted to do with the beavers so that they would learn and be safe. Here is the plan that I emailed to the scouters for “approval”:
- Safety message with making the quarter scream
- Demonstrate making a big bubble on a bowl of dry ice in hot water
- Demonstrate making a bubble on the bottle after adding hot water and dry ice
- Each beaver will get a bottle and can do step 2 on their own in supervised groups
- In groups, they will get a chance to try to hold a bubble with soapy hands
The night of the experiments went well.
- Met at our regular meeting hall
- Sam gave his safety talk (mostly, “don’t touch the dry ice”)
- He and my wife did some demonstrations and then the beavers each got to do dry ice in a bottle to make bubbles. (supervised by an adult)
- Each group of beavers got a chance to come up and try to hold a bubble by getting their hands soapy
See some of the photos from the night below (I actually remembered to take them this time) and you can see making bubbles in bottles, the big bubble on a bowl, trying to stick your finger into a bubble and more. Enjoy!
- We discussed as a group what they learned and some of the common answers were that they learned about how dry ice worked (it is frozen but is a gas at room temperature), as well as that they need to stay safe while doing experiments.
- Discussions with Sam indicated that he thought it went well, but in the future, he would practice the speech he was planning to say as he worried he forgot something.
Overall it was a successful dry ice experiment night. Sam learned a bit about what it takes to be a leader for an activity, that it is important to keep everyone safe, and the preparation is important. The colony had a great time making smoke-filled bubbles and learning a bit about how chemicals work. There has been interest by other beavers into what they have to do to work on a badge of their own. I expect that we will soon see others come forward wanting to share information on a badge that interests them so that the colony can learn more.
This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/03/start-dreaming-summer-adventures/
Canadians are fortunate to experience the four seasons as sharp contrasts to each other. From the snowy depths of winter to the buds and blossoms of spring, to the sunny and stormy days of summer, to the spectacular colours of fall, every season offers a fresh opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Of course, the different seasons also offer a variety of opportunities for Scouting adventures! While it’s wonderful to hit the trail when the snow melts and wet a paddle when the ice breaks up, Canadians know that spring offers just a hint of what’s to come. There’s no season quite like summer for enjoying the outdoors!
Summer Adventure Week – the last week in March – is all about getting a jump on planning your great, safe, summer Scouting adventures! Now’s the time to give some thought to what adventures you’ll share this June, July and August. Summer’s a unique opportunity to dream a bit bigger. After all, Scouting youth are on holiday from school, so summer’s the perfect time to take an extra day or two (or three or four!) for an outdoor adventure.
It’s also worth appreciating that there are some adventures possible in the summer that really aren’t the same at other times of year. Sure, you can plan a day at the beach in the middle of winter and even build snow sculptures, but it’s not quite the same without a dip in the water! And while winter offers some of the clearest possible conditions for stargazing, there’s something wonderful about watching for shooting stars and not freezing your toes off.
When people think of Scouting, many think of fun outdoor activities like camping, hiking, swimming, sailing, paddling, cycling and horseback riding. Unfortunately, many Groups wind down their Scouting programs for the summer season. There are a variety of understandable reasons for this – for example, many families take vacation time in the summer, and both youth and Scouters may not have as much time free for Scouting as they do during the school year.
While there are certainly some obstacles to sharing Scouting adventures in the summer, the rewards are worth the trouble. Sharing summer adventures strengthens the friendships among youth in a Section – it is an opportunity to keep in touch with one another, and with Scouting. Youth who share summer Scouting adventures report a higher satisfaction with the program overall, and they are more likely to register for Scouting in the fall.
Summer Adventure Week is a celebration of a season that’s still months away. It’s time to start dreaming up and planning your summer Scouting adventures. The Summer Adventure webpage offers a wide variety of ideas for summer adventures for all Sections, in all parts of Canada. Check out the ideas – there may be something you want to try, or someplace you’d like to visit. You might settle on an adventure that’s not on the site, and that’s great too! Whatever you get up to this summer, we’d love to hear about it – #ScoutsDoStuff!
Have a great summer adventure!