Central Escarpment Council

This BLOG is maintained by the Council and its Areas – Burlington, Credit Hills, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington & Yellow Briar

Wood Badge II – Woodland Trails, GTA

WB2 Course – over 2 weekends – Sept. 25 to 27  & Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2009   at  Woodland Trails  –  north of Toronto.  Fee: $ 200.00

Prerequisites:  Wood Badge Part I in the section that you are applying for;  have been working in the section for a minimum of one year. Applications must be signed by your Area Commissioner.  For  info, contact Lorie Eaton, Deputy Council Commissioner for Adult Development at teaton@bmts.com

Wood Badge II starting Sept 25th – London

Whether it’s been a short time in section, or years since attending a Part I, Woodbadge II is a great way to enhance your ability to successfully deliver an exciting and FUN program, for your youth and yourself.  London Area is hosting a WoodBadge II course this fall, and space is still available in Colony, Pack and Troop. Operating over three weekends. $175 per person Camp Sylvan Sept 25-27, Oct 23-25 / Bryson Centre Nov 20-22.  Registration info –  HERE

Discovery Base Weekend Camp- Sept 25-27

The new Youth of the World Award program is holding a special “Discovery Base” weekend at Blue Springs Scout Reserve.  At the camp, youth will complete the “Discovery” section of the Youth of the World Award, and start their passport to earning the full award.  The Discovery Base opportunity at Blue Springs is ideal for senior Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.   Info – HERE –  Weekend of Sept 25 – 27/09.    See also www.youthoftheworld.ca

Group Popcorn Kick-off – Chocolate Coolers

Just a quick update on the Area Kick-offs …. what an awesome attendance at all 4 of them!!! For those that were not able to attend – mark your calendars for next year because the Area Popcorn Coordinators are P-O-P-P-I-N-G!!  If we keep up the momentum, there will be nothing stopping us to achieve all of our goals.

Now for the somewhat bad news ….due to the volume of orders received by TE from the Councils (20 across Canada), the Chocolate Coolers sample packages are no longer available for Group kick-offs.  TE has now begun producing the Triple Chocolate for our November delivery.

Please inform your Groups that this product is no longer available on the Group Kick-off order form.

Debra Bechamp, CEC Popcorn Coordinator Tel:  519-265-7372

On Line PRCs – new Process this Fall

If you need a PRC quickly, please follow the new process for on line PRCs – HERE – and get results in 48 hours from MyBackCheck.com.  Members are reporting excellent and speedy results.  The PRC goes directly to the CEC Scouts Canada office, so there is no need to pick it up, when complete.

Sixer/Second Workshop Nov 14-15

Calling all Sixers and Seconds from within and outside of Brant-Wellington Areas: Join us at Camp Impeesa for a two-day camp where you will learn the essentials of your role in the Pack.  Details – HERE -.  Note the registration info was updated 21Sep09.

Popcorn Fill it Up Contest – deadline Oct 23rd

Get them for free!

That’s right! If you are selling Scout Popcorn this year, simply submit your
filled up order sheets to your group leader by October 23 and you will
receive one ticket for each form. This offer is available to youth in the
Greater Toronto, Shining Waters and Central Escarpment Councils. One random Fill It Up winner from each of these three councils will also win an
autographed Toronto Argonauts Souvenir!

Purchase extra tickets for $15 – If you need additional tickets for your
family, you can purchase more tickets for this discounted price. A web page where you can purchase your tickets will be available soon.

Don’t miss this great event!

Debra Bechamp
Central Escarpment Council Popcorn Coordinator
Tel:  519-265-7372

Wellington Venturer Tim White in Scouting Life

Congratulations to Wellington Venturer Tim White, for being featured in the Nov/Dec Scouting Life issue.  Look for him in the From Far & Wide column for his long term achievements in Scouting.

Sleepover at the Kitchener Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum in downtown Kitchener is hosting a Sleepover for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Friday November 27th – 28th, 2009. Special program is “GPS Adventures”.  Registration details are on the North Waterloo website – HERE .  Begin the night by exploring all of the exciting exhibits the museum has to offer.  Then, become a navigator and use your own skills, and the help from your friends, to find your way back on course!  Discover how navigation has changed, from the compass, to the high tech GPS.  Top the night off with a campfire! In the morning you’ll get to leave with a unique GPS badge and the memories of a great night!

Ph: 519-749-9387 ext.224 or  Carole.Zettel@TheChildrensMuseum.ca

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Welcome to Scouting for another year.  This blog is maintained for Central Escarpment Council and its’ Areas.  Using the categories to the right you can quickly find information of interest to you.  For contact information see the ‘About & Contact Us’ link above.  You can return to this home page at any time by clicking on ‘Home’ above.  Great Scouting!

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