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!
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.
Memorable Summer Camp Experiences Start Here!
- Cub Camp – July 9 – 14, 2017
- ACE Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
- Scout Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
What will youth experience at Everton Summer Camp?
- Wood lore
- Crayfishing in the Eramosa River
- Open fire cook-out
- Adirondack sleepout
- Wide games
- Medieval Themed activities
- And many more fun activities!!
More about Camp Everton
Camp Everton is a warm Scouting environment in which youth can grow and develop using both the skills that they bring to and learn at camp. Situated along the beautiful Eramosa River, on approximately 185 acres, Camp Everton is filled with breathtaking scenery, small limestone caves and majestic cliffs. Camp Everton is safe and clean and provides an excellent place for youth to enjoy their summer! Camp Everton is a fully equipped facility with washrooms, full kitchen, and sleeping quarters. The main lodge, affectionately termed “The Cub Barn” is a fully converted barn that provides a wonderfully rustic and unique experience for any youth.
Cub Camp is open to all youth ages 8-11, including White Tail Beaver Scouts. We would also welcome youth who are 7 years of age born in 2009. Campers will stay in the Cub Barn, participate in theme activities and have the opportunity to sleep out in an Adirondack. Campers will rotate through program activities and have the chance to challenge themselves to complete their own quest!
ACE (Advanced Cubbing Experience) Camp is open to youth ages 10-11 (third year Cub Scouts). This is a dynamic and unique experience that will prepare youth for the adventures that they will meet in Scouts. ACE Campers will stay in tents and have the opportunity to stay in Adirondacks as well. They will learn many outdoor camping skills such as outdoor cooking, pioneering, and survival safety.
Scout Camp is open to youth ages 11 – 14. Campers will set up their full campsites in the Scout forest, preparing all meals at their sites. Scouts will have the opportunity to practice skills and challenge themselves as they encounter new situations at Camp.
Scouts Canada Members: $350 per week (plus HST)
Cost for Non Members: $30 per week (additional)
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Registration is now open – use the on-line registration form
If you experience any difficulty using the online registration form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Heather Bender – email@example.com
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)
From the program team of Embrace the Chaos – a Flux in Time
Camp registrations and Offers of Intent to Participate are now open! Please contact us at email@example.com with your information, questions or any concerns.
Cheques may be mailed to our group – address will be sent with receipt of your intent form completed. No cash please! We’re working to accept online payments as we speak!
The link to register your group’s intent to participant can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/
Offers of Service (OOS) registration forms: https://goo.gl/forms/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability. Volunteers would be working as Camp Counsellors (see job description for more information).