Central Escarpment Council

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

Hike Ontario: Navigation: Map and Compass Course for Scouters – July 16

Sunday July 16th, 2017

Camp Impeesa, Brant

9 am – 3pm


The course is designed for individuals wishing to apply basic land navigation skills for outdoor activities by using a map and compass. The course will help participants to understand and to use a map and compass in basic navigation situations. Course components include a section on parts of a map and compass, reading a map, taking a bearing on a map and taking a bearing in the field with a compass. the theory portions will be held indoors and the practical half of the course will be conducted outdoors.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Hike Ontario.

Navigation: Map/Compass & GPS

Payment in full is required to secure your registration.

Cheques made out to Scouts Canada 12th Cambridge, can be mailed to:

Shelley Dyet

 1130 Sheffield Road RR1 Cambridge, Ontario N1R5S2

Questions can be directed to shelley.dyet@scouts.ca

Water for Life – Uganda 2017 Crests Still Available

There is still a limited number for Water for Life – Uganda 2017 crest still available for purchase. Price is $5 each and all proceeds will go to fund the projects in Uganda. Please contact Ted White at scouterted@thewhitefamily.ca if you are interested in purchasing.

Youth Opportunity! – Mississauga Area Youth Commissioner

Hey Scouting Youth!

Are you passionate about Scouting and looking to make some new friends and acquire some new skills? Silly questions, of course you are! Mississauga Area is looking for a youth to join its area team as the youth representative. If you’re in this area and looking to expand your skills, show your passion for Scouting, and have a great time while doing it, we want YOU!

Check out the job description here. If you have ANY questions, feel free to reach out to me and send me an email at deanna.divito@scouts.ca.

The deadline for applications is June 16th, 2017.

Look here for details on how to apply for this exciting role: AYC – Mississauga

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you!!

Yours in Scouting,

Deanna Di Vito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

CJ17 CEC Contingent Crest Orders

CEC is producing a crest for CJ’17.

A big congratulations to Callista Pitman, from 27th Guelph for the winning design.

We will be offering the crests in different border colours to represent each of the 7 areas.

Red – Burlington
Green – Credit Hills
Blue – Mississauga
Brown – North Waterloo
White – Oakville
Orange – Wellington
Yellow – Yellow Briar

The maximum crest cost will be $4.50, but will likely be lower once we know the final numbers.

If you would like to order some, please visit this page: https://form.jotform.ca/71364828714260

Because of the short timelines; all orders must be complete by June 1 so they can be ordered on June 2. I will arrange delivery once they have arrived.

If you are ordering some and are NOT attending CJ, please put that in the notes section so that I can prioritize crest delivery.

2017 Easiest Fundraiser(s) of the Year!

For almost 20 years, the Wellington Gilwell Club have volunteered for the Rotary Ribfest at Riverside Park.  And in the past two years we’ve also volunteered for the Rotary Canada Day Celebration, and the Guelph Multicultural Festival. Sign-up links are at the bottom of this post.

In return for doing parking and garbage at these events, our club received significant funds.  We are proud to share that our club has recently used the fundraising profits to support Wellington Scouting through:

  • Acquiring new equipment – such as the new Area Kub Kar Track
  • Providing the Gilwell equipment trailer to support Quartermasters at camps and events
  • Sponsored programs – like the 2015 Wellington Area BBQ
  • Supporting local youth reach their fundraising goals for 2015 World Jamboree in Japan ($2,500 in earnings, just from the Multicultural Festival and Canada Day).
  • In 2016, Groups shared in over $7,000 in earnings, some of which went to the 2016 Jamboree in Finland.

Invitation for Scout Groups to Share in the Profits

 The Wellington Gilwell Club forecasts that over $11,000 in fundraising profits will be available to share this year.  Each group that participates will receive a full share of the profits, based on the hours their group volunteers for each event.

You may choose as many shifts as you wish – with a minimum of 2 shifts per group in order to participate in the profit share.  (To minimize the paperwork).   The profit share will will probably be calculated at somewhere just above $6.00/hour.

Who Can Volunteer for Your Group?

  • Adults (leaders, parents, friends, family)
  • Youth – Scout age and up (they will be paired with an adult volunteer for garbage duty)
  • Choose your shifts (most are 3 or 4 hours long)
  • Choose your duty – either parking (directing vehicles) or garbage (advising how to sort, recycle)
  • We provide the training, and safety equipment, and good spirits
  • Youth volunteer hours can count toward high school requirements

You Pick the Opportunities In 2017 

Multi Cultural FestivalMulticultural Festival    Friday June 9th to Sunday June 11th 2017 – Shifts are Friday, Sat, Sun



Canada DayRotary Canada Day         Friday July 1st, 2017 – Shifts are all day Saturday



Sign up coming          Rotary Ribfest                   Thursday Aug 24th to Sun Aug 27th, 2017 – Shifts are Thursday (the concert), Friday, Sat, Sun

Everton Summer Camp 2017 Presents – Medieval Times

Memorable Summer Camp Experiences Start Here!


  • Cub Camp – July 9 – 14, 2017
  • ACE Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
  • Scout Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017

What will youth experience at Everton Summer Camp?

  • Hiking
  • Crafts
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Wood lore
  • Sports
  • Crayfishing in the Eramosa River
  • Open fire cook-out
  • Adirondack sleepout
  • Wide games
  • Campfires
  • Medieval Themed activities
  • And many more fun activities!!

More about Camp Everton

Camp Everton is a warm Scouting environment in which youth can grow and develop using both the skills that they bring to and learn at camp. Situated along the beautiful Eramosa River, on approximately 185 acres, Camp Everton is filled with breathtaking scenery, small limestone caves and majestic cliffs. Camp Everton is safe and clean and provides an excellent place for youth to enjoy their summer! Camp Everton is a fully equipped facility with washrooms, full kitchen, and sleeping quarters. The main lodge, affectionately termed “The Cub Barn” is a fully converted barn that provides a wonderfully rustic and unique experience for any youth.

Cub Camp

Cub Camp is open to all youth ages 8-11, including White Tail Beaver Scouts. We would also welcome youth who are 7 years of age born in 2009.
 Campers will stay in the Cub Barn, participate in theme activities and have the opportunity to sleep out in an Adirondack. Campers will rotate through program activities and have the chance to challenge themselves to complete their own quest!

ACE Camp

ACE (Advanced Cubbing Experience) Camp is open to youth ages 10-11 (third year Cub Scouts).
 This is a dynamic and unique experience that will prepare youth for the adventures that they will meet in Scouts. ACE Campers will stay in tents and have the opportunity to stay in Adirondacks as well. They will learn many outdoor camping skills such as outdoor cooking, pioneering, and survival safety.

Scout Camp

Scout Camp is open to youth ages 11 – 14.
 Campers will set up their full campsites in the Scout forest, preparing all meals at their sites. Scouts will have the opportunity to practice skills and challenge themselves as they encounter new situations at Camp.


Scouts Canada Members: $350 per week (plus HST)

Cost for Non Members: $30 per week (additional)

Contact E-mail: summercamp@scouter.ca


Registration is now open – use the on-line registration form

If you experience any difficulty using the online registration form, please contact cec@scouter.ca

Contact: Heather Bender – summercamp@scouter.ca

CEC Summer Nights 2017

Join us for a Summer Night at one of our CEC Scout Camps

Who: Active Scouts and their Immediate Family


Camp Everton


July 12, 2017

Blue Springs Scout Reserve


July 26, 2017

Camp Manitou


August 23, 2017

Time(s): About 7:00PM until dusk 9:00PM /dark 9:30P

Events: Arrive / Greet >> Hike / Activity(s) >> Campfire >> Mug Up* >> STEM star/ moon viewing

* Bring own mug (We’re leave no trace) & refreshment

Cost: Free (Yes, No charge)

Let us know you are coming @ cec_marketing@scouter.ca Info only NO REPLY(S)

Weather Permiting

Embrace the Chaos – a Flux in Time Fall Camp

From the program team of Embrace the Chaos – a Flux in Time

Camp registrations and Offers of Intent to Participate are now open! Please contact us at camps.npema@gmail.com with your information, questions or any concerns.

Cheques may be mailed to our group – address will be sent with receipt of your intent form completed. No cash please! We’re working to accept online payments as we speak!

The link to register your group’s intent to participant can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/NJzeBTqTX8HitArj1

Offers of Service (OOS) registration forms: https://goo.gl/forms/MEmKWxjQ7gIxZuCu1

We’re always looking for more program staff, and site services and fire/police vents/rovers.

Volunteer Opportunity – Group Commissioner 1st Bolton

Dear Scouters,

Please see the attached opportunity for Group Commissioner of 1st Bolton Scout Group. If there is someone who you feel would be a good fit for this position please forward this onto them.

If interested, please contact myself at jway@scouts.ca before Sunday May 21, 2017

Thank you

Justin Way

Job description –HERE