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Volunteer Opportunity – Area Commissioner Wellington Area

SCOUTS CANADA – VOLUNTEER JOB POSTING

AREA COMMISSIONER – Wellington Area, Central Escarpment Council

Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth in your community? Are you energetic, organized; a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team?

You’re invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: AREA COMMISSIONER – Wellington Area

Appointed by and accountable to the Council Commissioner of Central Escarpment Council, you’ll be required to donate 16 – 20 hours per month (on average) to this position. An Area Commissioner may hold this position for no more than 3 consecutive years, each term being for one year as per By-Law, Policies and Procedures. Working closely with the Area Youth Commissioner, the Area Support Manager and the Area Team you will help plan and manage the affairs of your geographic Area and be the principle contact for your Area regarding program management; service to the group’s membership development, adult development and ensuring a safe environment for youth to learn and develop.

Above all, you’ll play a key role in ensuring your Area Action Plan is consistent with the Council Action Plan and focuses. As a member of the Council Management Team, you will represent your Area at Council Management meetings. Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favourable for growth of Canada’s best youth movement. You’ll support the promotion of all five programs currently offered for youth aged 5 – 26. With a keen eye for great leaders who think like you, you’ll selectively recruit, orient and appoint Deputy Area Commissioners and other volunteers for your Area team.

Scouts Canada-Central Escarpment Council-Wellington AC 2018 January

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have….

  • Two or more years experience as a program volunteer
  • Completed Wood Badge I in one or more program sections
  • Committed to undertake further personal development related to the role of Area Commissioner within one year
  • Recognized training qualification or equivalent experience in program, project and
    volunteer management
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Sound knowledge and compliance with Scouts Canada By-Laws, Policies and Procedures including Risk Management best practices and the Volunteer Recruitment & Development (VRAD) Process
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication with excellent command of the English language and telephone manners
  • Ability to motivate others and be a mentor
  • Sound and effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Access to a computer and proficient in Microsoft applications and email
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada or willing to become a member

Contact Information –
Interested applicants are invited to apply to David Frederick, Central EscarpmentCouncil Commissioner at:
David.frederick@scouts.ca

A detailed job description can be viewed online -HERE-

Please forward a cover letter and résumé, outlining any Scouting involvement and awards and relevant qualifications for this position.

Mississauga Area Beaver Buggy/Kub Kar/Scout Truck Rally 2018

Date – Saturday March 3rd 2018

Time –
Beaver Buggies – 10am – 12pm
Kub Kars/Scout Trucks – 9am – 3pm

Location – Ontario Flower Growers’ Co-op, 910 Mid-Way Blvd, Mississauga (near Derry/Tomken)

Please check the following link for more information/registration info for Beaver Buggies – http://mississauga.scouter.ca/images/Beaver–registration_letter_kubkar_beaverbuggy_scouttrucks.docx

Please check the following link for more information/registration info for Kub Kars/Scout Trucks – http://mississauga.scouter.ca/images/Cubs_Scouts_Venturers–registration_letter_kubkar_beaverbuggy_scouttrucks.docx

24th World Scout Jamboree Early Registration Deadline

Once every four years the Scouting youth of the world come together and celebrate what it means to be a Scout! This once-in-a-lifetime experience brings the entire world to your fingertips, where all Scouts can freely and enthusiastically share their cultures with one another in the spirit of the Scout Law. Each and every Scout has but one opportunity to attend a World Jamboree as a Participant.

More than 40,000 Scouting participants from over 150 countries will gather together for WSJ 2019 – join them and represent Canada on the world stage!

The early registration rate ENDS December 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Register now to save

Info Session WJ19 for Mississauga – Wed Nov 29

Attention Scouters – Please give this information to every youth member of your Troop (and his or her parents) whose birthday falls between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005). They are eligible to become a participant in the Canadian Contingent to the World Jamboree 2019. Whatever you think the obstacles will be for them they all deserve the chance to get information and to make their decision as to whether to go or not. Please bring or send them with a parent.

World Jamboree 2019 – Information Session
Hosted by 6th Erin Mills and 3rd Meadowvale for all of Mississauga
Wednesday November 29th at 7:30pm
Erindale Presbyterian Church
1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

  • This information Session is intended to bring together individuals who may wish to go to the Jamboree. It is the opportunity to establish links with others for the purpose of patrol formation, fund raising or both.
  • Canada along with the USA and Mexico are joint hosts to this Jamboree and it is close and therefore less expensive. It can be made an affordable adventure.
  • Youth members have only one opportunity during their time in Scouting to attend as a youth participant and it is the ultimate Scouting experience one can have. There will be more than 40,000 participants from over 150 countries of the world.
  • An Early Bird Discount is available to those who commit before Dec 15, 2017.
  • Information will also be available for adult volunteers who want to become part of the International Service Team which supports the Jamboree.

David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

I am pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. This award recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Recipients can include individual volunteers or organizations that have made outstanding contributions and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment in the advocacy and promotion of accessibility and disability issues.

To submit a nomination for this award:

  1. Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards.
  2. Select the Inclusion Category
  3. Click on David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.
  4. Download the PDF form.
  5. Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
  6. Fill out the form, then submit it no later than December 3, 2017. Instructions for submitting your nomination package can be found on the website.

If you have any questions, contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat:

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Thank you for supporting this program and for your interest in promoting accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities.

Sincerly,
Tracy MacCharles
Tracy MacCharles
Minister

Doctor Who camp

Location: Camp Manitou
Date: April 20th to the 22nd
Cost: $25/youth, $20/Scouter&OOS
Theme: Doctor Who
Registration: Online through www.npema.ca
Registration is open now
Questions: contact camps.npema@gmail.com

Snow Wars: Episode 2018 – Winter Camp – Feb 2nd thru 4th 2018 – Barber Scout Camp

CAMP REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 300 YOUTH AND LEADERS. Registration the past several years has either hit 300 or come very close. Register early!

Please register no later than January 12th, 2018 with your estimated attendance numbers to receive the camp package and schedule.

Please see the flyer by clicking -HERE- for more details.

 

Or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/WELLYnSAUGAcamporee for way more info!

Online registration available now by clicking -HERE- (you may, optionally, pay by PayPal or credit card).

6th Annual 2017 Scout Permit Weekend

Back by popular demand, Mississauga and Wellington Areas again present the Skills and Permits Camp. This year dates are November 3rd thru 5th at Camp Everton. Please read the flyer referenced below and register ASAP. We have seen 300+ participants attend previously.

Knife-Stove-Fire-Ax-SawOur team of Scouters have joined forces to help your Troop members earn all four permits; knife, stove & lantern, match & fire and axe & saw. For any new Scouters this is a great way for you to increase your knowledge of these skills. Sessions with small groups of people and multiple trainers will be run for each permit. Sessions on basic pioneering knots and lashings will also be offered.

More Trainers (and Offer of Service assistance) always welcome and needed! Any active, registered Resource Scouter, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout is Welcome!! Please email the camp registrar with the skill you would be happy to assist with TODAY!!!

Click -HERE- to print the flyer and paper registration form!

Click -HERE- to go to the online registration form (payment via PayPal/Credit card optional afterwards).

Volunteer Position – Yellow Briar Area Commissioner

Yellow Briar Area is seeking a dynamic action-oriented volunteer for the position of Area Commissioner. This is a position that requires 18-24 hours per month on average.

The Area Commissioner (a registered member of Scouts Canada) is the recognized point of contact on issues of program evaluation and support. The successful candidate is to be committed to the Scouts Canada Five Focus Areas, Growth & Retention, Safety, Group Capacity, Volunteer Support Toolkit, and the ongoing rollout of the Canadian Path.

Working closely with the Council Commissioner, Area Youth Commissioner, the Area Service Manager, and a team of volunteers, the Area Commissioner is responsible for supporting Scouting Groups of the Yellow Briar Area.

Interested individuals can apply via email to ken.broad@scouts.ca

Thank you

Deanna Devito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

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