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Training

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Group Commissioner Woodbadge

Just wanted to let you know of an upcoming Group Commissioner Woodbadge course that CEC is organizing.  It’s going to be on Saturday, November 5 and Wellington Area is hosting it.  More details coming in September.  Pre-requisites will be the Group Committee Woodbadge 1 and Canadian Path Fundamentals Training (both available online via the David Huestis Learning Centre).

Can you please share with your networks, and if you know people who would benefit from the course, can you give them a heads up so they can block off the date and start the prep.

Let me know if there’s any questions.

Thanks

Albert.

GC Woodbadge Course Leader

 

FLEX/FAST Fiesta! – Congratulations and Thank You!

This past weekend (June 11/12), Cubs and Scouts from across the Council and even from outside of CEC gathered for a Youth Training Fiesta! The FLEX/FAST Fiesta took place at Blue Springs Scout Reserve, and over the two days of training, over 80 youth completed the FLEX and FAST Youth Leadership Training Programs.  Through a fun-filled day of games and activities, youth developed some key leadership skills – including problem solving, effective communication, and teamwork – that will certainly be put to great use in their Packs and Troops!

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I’d like to send a big shout-out and congratulations to all of the youth participants and their Scouters for attending the courses – without you we’d have no one to train! I’d also like to send a HUGE thank you to our fantastic youth trainers (Harry, Robert, Kimi, Jack, Deanna, Jasmine, Jenn, Brady and Hannah), brilliant adult support (Albert, Andrew, George and George), and incredible quartermaster team (Ken, Lisa, Jason, and Steve).  Thank you for all of your hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to making this weekend such a success!

Yours in Scouting,
Alexander Court – Course Coordinator

Group Commissioner WB 1 – space still available

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

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.

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