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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open – use the on-line registration form
If you experience any difficulty using the online registration form, please contact email@example.com
Contact: Heather Bender – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 @ email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with your availability. Volunteers would be working as Camp Counsellors (see job description for more information).
This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/05/26th-halifax-scouts-win-engineering-design-competition/ by Jeff Schroeder
This year, the 26th Halifax Scout Troop in Nova Scotia took part in the Junior High Engineering Design Competition hosted by Engineering Nova Scotia. It was a fun and challenging afternoon, and it presented those who took part with an opportunity to be creative around current issues of climate change, and to design and engineer a safer and more resilient environment to live in. And I’m very pleased to announce that through the hard work and creative spirit of our Scouts, a team from the 26th took home first prize for their design.
The event took place at the Central Halifax Library on the 25th of March 2017, and it was a city-wide competition open to junior high aged youth. The teams that entered were given only vague details about the parameters of their design projects prior to the competition. Everyone knew that the theme of the competition had something to do with climate change, but that’s about it. Each team was given the parameters of what they were to design and engineer at the start of the competition, and everyone had an hour to complete their design.
The main idea was to build something (what that was wasn’t specified, it could be anything) that would prevent toxic waste from spilling out of a container during an earthquake. The toxic waste was represented during the competition by coloured water, and the container was represented by a cup. The teams were not allowed to cover the top of the cup as part of their design, and the top of the copy had to be at least 10cm above the surface of the table. Teams were also provided with a variety of materials they could incorporate into their design: elastic bands, BBQ skewers, tape, string, popsicle sticks, and pipe cleaners. Each item provided was priced, and the teams were limited to a total budget of $150. For instance, a popsicle stick would set the teams back $10, so you had to be “wise in the use of resources.”
At the end of the allotted hour, the designs were tested using an earthquake simulator provided by the organizers, and the designs were judged on their ability to keep the “toxic waste” from spilling, as well as taking into account the overall cost of the design and the team’s presentation (sales pitch) of their design.
As a Scouter, I was proud of our Scouts. They understood the problem, worked together well as a team, and got a functional design working in an hour, under budget. In relation to the overall turnout for the event, this in and of itself was an accomplishment: most other teams weren’t able to complete their designs.
Our Scouts created a design that came out as a tripod – something our Scouts have built in real life at camps – so in many ways Scouting gave them the basis for a good STEM design. Our Scouts have also had some prior experience with design and build. As a Troop we have made really good use of the “Let’s Talk Science” outreach program offered by Dalhousie University (letstalkscience.ca). So pioneering, combined with some design/build experiences as well as some fine teamwork served our Scouts well. In addition to this, Ryan Greene, who was one of the Scouts on the team, is a National Youth Spokesperson. He did a great job “selling” the design to the judges. Yet another place where participation in Scouting helped.
We all had a great time and a ton of fun. Through the great work of our Scouts we received $100 towards our CJ’17 fund for winning. I’d encourage everyone in Nova Scotia to consider checking out future events hosted by Engineering Nova Scotia. They host events during March, which is National Engineering Month. Maybe we’ll see you next year at the Design Competition!
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Scouts and Venturers, it’s time to start planning your summer activities!!! Once again a few Scouters are getting together to help you plan some of your summer time fun by organizing a Mississauga Areas Composite Camp at the Haliburton Scout Reserve. You may ask yourself why you should attend the camp. Well here are some of the reasons:
- Survival Island
- Climbing Wall
New this year for Venturers
We will be letting the Venturer aged youth camp, cook, and clean on their own, and take part in the activities of their choice. We will all be on the same campsite but the Venturers will be separate from the Scouts. There is an opportunity for the Venturers to do some hikes and other off camp activities by themselves.