Central Escarpment Council

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

Call for OOS – Help out with the CEC 2017 Cuboree!

Calling all Venturers, Rovers and Scouters! Do you like Pokémon? Are you looking for a great opportunity the second week of June? Are you excited for warmer weather? Silly questions, I’m sure you’d answer YES to all three!  
The 2017 Central Escarpment Cuboree is looking for OOS to help with activities during the camp. That’s not all though! Helping out at the camp leads to a couple of fun perks – there will be a movie night on the Friday night for all OOS, and a Just Dance night on the Saturday.  
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Here’s the down low on all the deets:
– Cost: $10 (you get a crest AND a t-shirt or necker #bonus)
– Dates: June 9th to June 11th
– Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron site).
For more information and to register, please visit http://cecuboree.scouter.ca/

Bill Rice – Gone Home

We are saddened with the news today that Bill Rice, from Burlington Area, passed away this morning. A 35 year volunteer with Scouts Canada who was recently honoured with the Bar to the Silver Acorn and the Award of Fortitude for his battle with Cancer. Bill was a strong supporter and volunteer with The Canadian Blood Services and with Movember were Bill had raised over $30,000.00 to help with Men’s health issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.

Gone Home far to soon.

Sincerely,

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

Camp Everton Spring Clean-up

Hi to all

Spring is sprunging (word play depicting a verb “of sorts”).

We are having our annual spring clean-up at Everton Saturday, April 29th starting at 8:30 am and running until about 3 pm.

 

We have a few of the same activities around forestry (splitting, cutting and chipping)

Cleaning Wheeler and the pool to ready it for filling.

We had to make some repairs to our firewood storage shed so all the wood we split last fall will be placed inside.

We are planning to plant wildflowers to attract and promote healthy honey bee populations;  

Transplant several cedar trees from our nursery on the side hill to the field by Wheeler and replace the ash trees we harvested last fall lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Those stumps were removed last week.

 

Please let Kevin Donovan know by Friday, April 21st  if your group can attend and the numbers for lunch. Reply to kdonovan@donovaninsurance.com.

Everton Summer Camp dates finally here!

Hello Cubs and Scouts of Central Escarpment Council,
We have just finalised the dates for Everton Summer Camp this year. For those cubs and scouts that have attended in the past, you will know this is a great camp, and those who haven’t gone in the past will want to consider going this year. Everton is located just NorthEast of Guelph and was the site of the CCJ camp for those cubs who went last summer.  Below is some information about each camp. 
 
-Cub camp will be July 9-14
This camp takes place with sleeping and meal accommodations in the cub barn. Activities include archery, swimming, crafts, and jungle time (you will very likely catch crayfish in the river so bring an old pair of shoes). It is a great camp with a lot of campfires and fun. The program is really excellent.
 
-ACE/Scout camp will be July 16-21
This camp is intended for cubs moving up to scouts (Advanced Camping Experience) and Scouts as well. This also happens out at Everton but camping and eating will take place in the woods on campsites in tents. There is still access to Archery and swimming, so this is also part of the program, and of course campfires and other activities.
As soon as there is any more information about the theme, cost and registration process is available it will be sent out.

2017 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony – Date and Registration Details

The 2017 CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Sheridan College, 1400 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, Ontario.

If you earned the Chief Scout, Queen’s Venturer or Canadian Rover Scout Award since May 2016 and would like to be included in this year’s Ceremony, please fill out and submit an application form

  • Download a copy –HERE
  • If you are a Canadian Rover Scout Award recipient, the form has not yet been updated to reflect this award.  Please indicate on the form (Add CANADIAN ROVER SCOUT AWARD).

Please send in the forms electronically by May 1, 2017 to Jen Austin (jenaustin@scouts.ca).

  • In the subject line, please specify “CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application – <Group Name> “
  • There is no need to send in the original form unless you do not have access to a computer.  In this case, please send the forms to the COSC (10 Kodiak Cr., Unit 120,  Toronto, ON , M3J 3G5),  and mark the envelope Attention: Jen Austin – CEC Youth Recognition Ceremony Application

Presentations for The North Star Award (Beavers) and The Seeonee Award (Cubs) will be done at the Group / Area level.

If there are any questions or issues, please contact our Council Youth Commissioner, Deanna Di Vito (deanna.divito@scouts.ca)

Offer Of Service – CECUBOREE 17

Calling all Venturers! Are you up to a Challenge? Calling all Rovers! Looking to offer some Service? Then we want you!

Love to work with younger sections? Love the outdoors? Love to camp? Love adventures and friendship? Then why not join us June 9 – 11 at Blue Springs for the CECUBOREE 17?

With 500 Cubs coming to play we’re looking for Venturers and Rovers (Scouters too) to help make this year’s CECuboree even better than last year!

Go to cecuboree.scouter.ca and check out the OOS section! Hope to see you there!