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Training

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Healthy Youth Relationships Training

Scouts Canada and the Canadian Red Cross have partnered to offer the Healthy Youth Relationships Course to our youth. The course is designed for Scout and Venturer-aged youth, and is in-line with the Ontario curriculum for those age groups. The program covers topics including:

  • building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • communication and conflict resolution
  • dating violence, emotional violence, physical violence
  • consent and sexual violence
  • how to intervene and respond to dating violence
  • promoting healthy relationships

Additionally, the content is presented in an interactive format, where youth will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of exercises and activities to reinforce the messages of the program.

I have been trained in the program and am able to both deliver it as well as train youth facilitators to support me in this. Because the course is made up of 12 sessions to be delivered to youth, I do not anticipate that I will be able to organize and deliver the training to a section before the end of this Scouting year. Instead, between now and August 31st, my goal is to recruit and train youth facilitators to be able to support me in delivering the program, and then once we get into the fall, we will be ready to deliver the program to different sections. Because it is made up of 12 sessions of varying lengths, I do not want to deliver all of the sessions through weekly meetings as that would take up a lot of valuable time for your youth. Rather, my plan is for sections who would like to take the training, we can run the first few intro sessions through one or two meeting nights, but then the bulk of the sessions can be done through a weekend camp.

At the moment, I’m keeping the training to sections within Mississauga since that is the most accessible for me at the moment.

With this information, of course if you have any questions please feel free to ask. I would ask that if you have any Venturers or Rovers who you think might be interested in helping to deliver this training as youth facilitators to please let me know (there is a two-day training piece for facilitators, but it’s mainly just going through the content and becoming familiar with the pieces that the facilitators are able to run). As well, if your sections (Troops or Companies) might be interested in participating in the program, please let me know so we can start planning for the fall when I start rolling this out.

Thanks,
Yours in Scouting,
Alexander Court
alex.court@scouts.ca

Group Commissioner Woodbadge – Saturday, April 1, 2017

Central Escarpment will be holding a Group Commissioner Woodbadge on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (No joke!)

It will be held at the Woodland’s Operation Center, 1179 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario (Highway 25 and QEW, north of the Region of Halton Headquarters).

The Course will run from 8:00am to 5pm (coffee, water, snacks and light lunch included).  The fee is $20.00.  Registration must be received no later than March 17, 2017.

Course Prerequisites are the Group Committee Woodbadge I and Canadian Path Training (either Woodbadge I for the Canadian Path or Canadian Path Fundamentals Training.)  These training modules are available online via the David Huestis Learning Centre).

Click -HERE- for the Training Application form.

For more information and to RSVP your spot, contact Course Leader Albert  Fuchigami (albert@scouter.ca).

Appointment Announcement – DCC Volunteer Development

(Click here for the official appointment announcement)

It is with great pleasure that we announce George Christian as Deputy Council Commissioner for Volunteer Development.

George has been involved in Scouting for nearly 25 years as an adult, holding various roles including Venturer/Rover Advisor, Area Commissioner of Mississauga, worked on staff for Canadian Jamborees, at the National level in Program redevelopment, Canadian Cub Jamboree, The World Rover Moot, Scout Brigade of Fort George, Chief Elections Officer for Scouts Canada, and Council Commissioner for CEC. He has a passion for volunteer development and has been involved in Woodbadge I and IIs in CEC for a number of years.

We are excited to welcome George to the team in CEC and look forward to him working closely with the volunteers and staff to focus on successfully delivering on our 5 priorities.

Please help me in congratulating George in his new Role and we look forward to what the Future hold for Central Escarpment Scouting and Scouts Canada.

It Starts With Scouts

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

North Waterloo – 1st Aid Training

1st Lexington is coordinating a 1st Aid training session and we have few spots still open.

If you need your 1st Aid training and want to join us here are the details.

January 28/29 (Sat/Sun). approximately 9-4 each day

At Scout House

Cost is $100 which includes training plus food for both days.

If you are interested please contact me.

Thanks

Scouter Ross Crewson
Group Commissioner
scouterross@gmail.com

Standard First Aid Course – NPEMA

North Peel Extreme Medical Adventures is hosting a Standard First Aid Course with CPR C & AED on February 18th and 19th.

The course will be held at our sponsor’s training location, CPRescue, at 144 Rivalda Rd, in North York. Main intersection is Weston Rd, between Sheppard and Finch Avenue.

Cost will be $90 for scouting participants, and $100 for the general public.

Times: 9-5pm. Both Saturday and Sunday with a 1 hr lunch break each day (please bring a lunch, as an alternative, there is a Tim Hortons down the street if driving)

Successful candidates will receive a certification, who’s qualifications meet the WSIB regulations for employment and and for babysitting through the life saving society. Payment can be made at the course (Via cheque preferably) or online E transfers, to: tristanwellingz@gmail.com.

For more information, and to register please visit http://www.123contactform.com/form-2175096/SFACPR-Course-Registration-Form

Any questions please contact: npextremeadventure@gmail.com

Registration is now open for the NEW and IMPROVED FOCUS Leadership Course – for Venturers and Rovers

Central Escarpment Council is offering the FOCUS Youth Leadership Course on the March 31- April 2 weekend at Camp Manitou in Milton, ON.  The FOCUS course is a for-youth, by-youth (and youth-led!) leadership course that focuses on developing skills such as teamwork, project management, problem solving, and more, through engaging outdoor activities with other youth from across and even outside of the Council!  This course is a great way to develop your skills, meet some fab new friends, and have tons of fun! Click here for the FOCUS 2017 flyer! 

Accurate representation of you after attending FOCUS 2017. Sign up now!

Please note that all youth who are wishing to attend CJ as Offers of Service need to take this course as a requirement!

You can submit your intent to register here (note that you are not fully registered until we receive your registration fee, training application form, and completed 2016-2017 registration and medical form for each person attending).  Please submit your intent to register by February 17th, 2017. The training application form can be found here. Please register individually. We must receive your registration fee and paper by mail no later than March 3rd, 2017.

All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send your training material to the Course Registrar at: 4601 Westbourne Terrace, Mississauga, ON, L5R 1X9. You will receive an email confirming your place in the course once your paperwork has been processed.

Remember to register soon so you can be like this little guy #betheleadership

If you have any questions, please contact focus@scouter.ca, or contact the Course Coordinator (Deanna Di Vito) at deanna.divito@scouts.ca. We hope to see you at FOCUS!

Group Commissioner Woodbadge – Saturday, November 5, 2016 – POSTPONED

Updated – 2016/11/04

The course has been postponed to Saturday, February 4, 2017.
For more details, please contact Course Leader Albert Fuchigami

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Central Escarpment will be holding a Group Commissioner Woodbadge on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Hosted by Wellington Area, it will be at St. Michael Catholic School (9 McElderry Road, Guelph, N1H 4K2)

The Course will run from 8:15am to 4:30pm (coffee, water, snacks and light lunch included).  The fee is $20.00.  Registration must be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Course Prerequisites are the Group Committee Woodbadge 1 and Canadian Path Fundamentals Training (both available online via the David Huestis Learning Centre).

Click -HERE- for the Training Application form

For more information and to RSVP your spot, contact Course Leader Albert Fuchigami

Standard First Aid Course Camp/SFA Skills Camp

Date: October 14th (7:00 pm) to 16th (2:00 pm)
Location: Woodland Trails Scout Camp

Regardless of program option chosen (SFA certification or Skills option) all participants will be mixed together for all sessions throughout the weekend to learn from each other. The only difference between the two groups is the SFA certification / re-certification group will be earning their Standard First Aid + CPR certification whereas the Skills group will not. Successful SFA participants will be presented with their certification at the end of camp during closing ceremonies.

Program is made of a series of stations covering many first aid topics such as CPR, choking, splinting, bandaging, lifts and carries etc…  at various levels (eg: Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, First Responder). There will be participants of various levels of certification in each group. There will be some stations with content outside traditional first aid courses, such as scoop stretcher, backboards etc.

SFA and Skills Camp Info SFA and Skills Camp Flyer

Camp Registration

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