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Training

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Group Commissioner Woodbadge Training

Central Escarpment Council is offering a Group Commissioner Wood Badge course on Saturday, June 18, 2016. If you are a Group Commissioner or Group Administrator, this is the course to help you in your role. The course is comprised of 4 modules which are distinctly different from a section Woodbadge Part I.

The 4 modules are:

Module 1 – Group Management Fundamentals

Module 2 – VRAD Process

Module 3 – Group Management

Module 4 – Program Delivery from a Group Manager Perspective

If you do not have a Section Woodbadge Part I that was received in the last three years, Module 1 – Fundamentals (from the Section Woodbadge) is a requirement for this course. Module 1 – Fundamentals can be taken online.

Prerequisite: Group Committee Woodbadge Part I (available online) must be completed before taking the Group Commissioner course
The following courses are currently scheduled in CEC:

Group Commissioner Woodbadge – Yellow Briar

Requirement: Group Committee Woodbadge Part I – Module 1 online

Location: St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church – 290 Balmoral Drive, Brampton, ON L6T 1V6 (1 block east of Dixie Road)

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

To register, contact Lisa Shields Broad at lisa.broad@scouts.ca

Registration flyer –HERE

North Waterloo – Standard First Aid course

SMHEART is holding a Standard First Aid course at Scout House Saturday May 14 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday May 15 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. E-mail INFO@SMHEART.COM or call (519) 574-6872 to book your spot in the course or if you have any questions.

Healthy Youth Relationships Training Opportunity

Please note, this offer is only available to Scouting youth ages 18 to 25 in the following Councils: Greater Toronto, Shining Waters, Central Escarpment, Battlefields, and Tri-Shores.
Healthy Youth Relationships
Last chance to sign up for The Red Cross’ Certified Trainer Course

Scouts Canada’s mission is to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. A significant component of success is having the knowledge and ability to negotiate social settings and develop and maintain healthy relationships. Over the past few years there has been a focus on youth relationship issues, including bullying, sexual harassment, consent, etc. The life issues faced by Scouts Canada’s youth members are reflective of those experienced by all Canadian youth.

To support the positive development of youth, Scouts Canada, in collaboration with the Red Cross, is pleased to offer a great training opportunity for Scouting youth — at no cost to youth participants! In the spring of 2016, the Healthy Youth Relationships Train the Trainer course will be offered in Toronto to a limited number of Scouting youth.

The fee for this training course is $450, which will be covered by Scouts Canada. Space for this course is extremely limited, so apply today.

APPLY NOW

The Healthy Youth Relationships course offers youth the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence. The material from the Healthy Youth Relationships Course will enable our youth to build healthy relationships which will actively contribute to their overall personal development, well-being, and ongoing success.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The training course is 21 hours (three days) in total. After completing the training you will be a certified trainer to deliver the Healthy Youth Relationships Youth Facilitator Training to youth under the age of 18. You then work with Youth Facilitators to deliver the material to other youth in Scouting (ages 13+). Throughout the process you will have access to numerous resources, tools and support to be able to confidently and effectively deliver the material.

An overview of the Healthy Youth Relationship Training can be found online at redcross.ca. This document highlights some of the topics covered in the training and what you can expect.

BENEFITS

  • The cost of the training course will be covered by Scouts Canada ($450 value).
  • The opportunity to gain the information/knowledge that comes with a well-established and evidence-based program developed by professionals with Red Cross.
  • The opportunity to help youth within Scouting develop skills and knowledge of how to have healthy youth relationships in all areas of their lives.
  • Being a certified trainer is a great addition to a resume.
REQUIREMENTS

To participate in this training you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older and in one of the following Councils: Greater Toronto,Shining Waters, Central Escarpment, Battlefields, and Tri-Shores.
  • Able to attend three days of training — April 23, 24 & 30, 2016 at Central Ontario Service Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Able to arrange your own transportation to/from the training.
  • Willing to train a minimum of three Youth Facilitators and then, with the each youth facilitator, lead at least one session within the next calendar year (for a total of 3 sessions).

NEXT STEPS

If you’re interested in signing up for this great opportunity, please send a copy of your resume, along with a cover letter explaining why you’re want to complete the training to: healthyyouthrelationships@scouts.ca. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2016.

There are limited number of spaces available — a maximum of 10 people can attend. At this time the training will be offered in English only.

Those selected to complete the training will be notified via email by March 28, 2016. Prior to the training you will also be contacted by Red Cross with additional information on the course and other specifics.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions please contact healthyyouthrelationships@scouts.ca.

Wood Badge II Training in Other Councils

With the cancellation of the CEC Wood Badge II Training course.  There are other councils running Wood Badge II Training.

Please click on the following Council links to their respective course

Shining Waters Council – April 22-24 and May 6-8 at Blue Springs Scout Reserve (both weekends) Flyer and Registration Form

Greater Toronto Council – April 22-24 and May 20-22 at Woodland Trails Scout Camp (both weekends) Flyer and Registration Form

CEC Wood Badge II – Spring 2016 (Update)

Please be advised that due to insufficient registration the Central Escarpment Council Woodbadge II course has been cancelled.

Other Councils may be offering upcoming courses. We recommend that you check their websites for details.

FLEX/FAST/FOCUS Fiesta! Update

Note to CEC Scouts and Venturers: Due to the scheduling of the 2016 Council Youth Recognition Ceremony, there is a conflict of dates with the training.  For Troops with Scouts who will be receiving their Chief Scout’s Award at the ceremony, we suggest that you register for the Saturday FAST session.  For Venturers who will be receiving their Queen’s Venturer Award at the ceremony, please indicate on your registration under Additional Notes that you will be attending the ceremony on Sunday, and we will make arrangements for you to complete the end of the training earlier so you are able to attend the ceremony.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Course Coordinator (Alexander Court) at alex.court@scouts.ca.

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FLEX/FAST/FOCUS Fiesta! Registration Now Open!

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Registration is Now Open for the Youth Training Event of the Year!  

Central Escarpment Council is offering FLEX, FAST, and FOCUS Courses on the June 10-12 weekend at Blue Springs Scout Reserve.  Each course is a for-youth, by-youth leadership course that focuses on developing skills including teamwork, problem solving, and effective communication through engaging outdoor activities with other youth from across and even outside of the Council!  Not only are these courses a great way to develop your own skills, but they’re also an opportunity to make new friends and have a lot of fun at the same time! Click here for the Fiesta Flyer!

Note to CEC Scouts and Venturers: Due to the scheduling of the 2016 Council Youth Recognition Ceremony, there is a conflict of dates.  For Troops with Scouts who will be receiving their Chief Scout’s Award at the ceremony, we suggest that you register for the Saturday FAST session.  For Venturers who will be receiving their Queen’s Venturer Award at the ceremony, please indicate on your registration under Additional Notes that you will be attending the ceremony on Sunday, and we will make arrangements for you to complete the end of the training earlier so you are able to attend the ceremony.

FLEX and FAST (Cub Scouts and Scouts)
There will be two FLEX and two FAST Courses offered: one each on Saturday and one each on Sunday (each from 8:30am-4:30pm).  You can submit your group’s intent to register here for FLEX and here for FAST (note that you are not fully registered until we receive the registration fee, training application form and registration sheet, and completed 2015-2016 registration form for each person attending).  The training application and registration form can be found here. Please register with your Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

FOCUS (Venturer and Rover Scouts)
There will be one FOCUS Course offered over the weekend.  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 2015-2016 registration form for each person attending).  The training application form can be found here. Please register individually.

All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send your training material to the Course Registrar at: 1375 Stonecutter Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 3C5.  You will receive an email confirming your place in the course once your paperwork has been processed.

If you have any questions, please contact flex@scouter.ca, fast@scouter.ca, focus@scouter.ca, or contact the Course Coordinator (Alexander Court) at alex.court@scouts.ca.  We hope to see you at the Fiesta!

Save the Date! FLEX/FAST/FOCUS – June 10-12, 2016

Do you have Cub Scouts, Scouts, or Venturer Scouts looking to develop their leadership skills, make new friends, and have an awesome time with other youth from across the Council? There will be a FLEX/FAST/FOCUS Course offered at Blue Springs the weekend of June 10-12, 2016, so save the date!

FLEX is for Cub Scouts, and will be offered as a day program on Saturday, June 11 and/or Sunday, June 12.  FAST is for Scouts, and will also be a offered as a day program on Saturday, June 11 and/or Sunday, June 12 (more details on specifics and times for each course will become available in the coming weeks).  FOCUS is for Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts and will be offered as a weekend program, starting Friday night and concluding late Sunday morning/early afternoon.

Additionally, if you have Venturer or Rover Scouts in your group who would be interested in helping to run and train any of these courses, please contact me at alex.court@scouts.ca!

Keep an eye on your email and the CEC Blog for more information!

Yours in Scouting,
Alexander Court – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

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