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Queen’s Venturer Ceremony

The QVA ceremony that we normally hold in the fall will be postponed until next year and we will be holding a double ceremony as we did a few years ago. Unfortunately, the LG’s schedule could not accommodate us this year.

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).

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

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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