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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.

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

Update – CEC Youth Development Weekend

Please note that the Youth Development Weekend scheduled for the October 14-15 weekend has been postponed due to low registrations. There are plans in the works to run it at some point in the future, however no dates have yet been determined. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Yours in Scouting,
Alexander Court – DCYC, Youth Development

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

Volunteer Position – Burlington Area Commissioner

Burlington 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 Burlington 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

2017 CEC Popcorn Kick-offs

It’s here!  Each Group is encouraged to have 2 representatives at one of these Popcorn Kick-offs to enjoy the fellowship and take part in fun yet informational training:

  • What’s new in 2017
  • Important Sale dates to remember
  • 2017 Group Kick-off package
  • Prizes

4 Locations and Dates to choose from:

  • Tuesday August 22nd 7:00 – 9:00pm
    Kitchener Scout House (upstairs)
    844 Frederick Street, Kitchener
  • Thursday August 24th 7:00 – 9:00pm
    Erindale Presbyterian Church
    1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
  • Thursday September 7th 7:00 – 9:00pm
    John’s Anglican Church
    2464 Dundas Street, Burlington
  • Saturday September 9th 9:30 – 11:30am
    Hillcrest United Church
    8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown

Please RSVP your attendance by using the link: https://doodle.com/poll/gmp6di2a536kdqkz

 

Want more?  Join us for an additional Workshop to learn how to take it to the next level!

  • How to run a successful Fundraiser
  • Share ideas & success stories
  • How to use Group Level incentives
  • Saturday September 9th 11:30am-1:30pm.
    Hillcrest United Church.
    8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown
  • Please RSVP for this session with the above link as well.

 
If you have any questions or want more information, please contact CEC Popcorn Co-ordinator Mike McCoy (mike.mccoy@scouts.ca)

Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop – Registration NOW OPEN!

BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AT THE OAS WORKSHOP

*Please note that the Youth Development Weekend scheduled for the October 14-15 weekend has been postponed due to low registrations. There are plans in the works to run it at some point in the future, however no dates have yet been determined. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.*

The Central Escarpment Council Youth Network is hosting its first ever Outdoor Adventure Skills Workshop! This workshop will focus on the OAS – Scoutcraft which was the popular choice in our survey earlier this year (future workshops will focus on each of the other Outdoor Adventure Skills).

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – drop in anytime between 9am and 4pm!
Where: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Road, Milton, Ontario) – all activities will be taking place around McLaughlin Lodge, please walk in from the main parking lot

Early Bird Registration Fee: $10 (if received before September 1st)
Regular Registration Fee: $15

Youth members from Beavers up to Rovers are invited to visit the workshop anytime between 9am and 4pm and can take part in a variety of activities such as orienteering, shelter building, lashings, fire lighting and more! This is a self-directed program so all participants are free to travel from activity to activity, and can participate in as many or as few as they’d like. The workshop is designed to allow individual youth to set their own personal goals and decide which skills and knowledge they’d like to gain.

There will be lots of activity stations set up around the event site that will offer opportunities to learn hands on! Some of the skills the workshop will be focusing on include:
 Knots and Lashings
 Making Camp Gadgets
 Camp Hygiene and Cleanliness
 Outdoors Safety
 Shelter Building
 Nature Identification
 Fire Lighting
 Camp Cooking
 Orienteering
 Trail Safety

The event planners are currently looking for Scouters and Youth members to help plan and run these exciting activities as skill mentors for the youth participants. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in helping with the workshop, please contact Alexander Court (alex.court@scouts.ca).

BSSR – Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Attention Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts

Blue Springs Scout Reserve is Sponsoring a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest as a S.T.E.M. event

Register: Send $20 (per team) to David Wiebe 360 Torrance Street, Apt 610, Burlington, ON, L7R 2R9 by November 1st 2017 and then send a video of your machine in action to wiebedavid66@gmail.com by midnight 12/31/2017 Eastern Time (all submissions will receive a confirmation email)

Bonus Points if your machine includes

  1. Tennis Ball
  2. Cheese Grater
  3. Milk Jug
  4. Candle (UNLIT IS OK)
  5. Picture Frame
  6. Pipe Wrench

Super extra bonus points if your machine includes an accordion

The video/machine must be at least 2 minutes long and must end with a flag raise.

Find inspiration anywhere but all video must be 100% created by contestant team.

Judging will take place in January of 2018 and prizes will be awarded by January 31st 2018

If you have any questions feel free to email wiebedavid66@gmail.com or text or call 289-439-1024

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