Central Escarpment Council

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

Mississauga Area Haliburton Composite Camp: August 13-20, 2016

NOTE: All spaces for this camp have been filled.  No additional registrations will be accepted at this time.

Scouts and Venturers, it’s time to start planning your summer activities!!! Once again a few Scouters are getting together to help you plan some of your summer time fun by organizing a Mississauga Areas Composite Camp at the Haliburton Scout Reserve. You may ask yourself why you should attend the camp. Well here are some of the reasons:

The Haliburton Scout Reserve A Paradise for Scouts of all ages located 250 km (150 miles) north of Toronto, this 5000 acre reserve is richly forested and has 10 sparkling lakes providing wilderness homes for many animals, birds and fish. The Reserve is the largest Scout Camp in Canada and the summer home to countless thousands of Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Scouters from all over Canada, the United States, Britain and many other countries.

The Activities

Weather permitting, the camp activities include:
  • Archery
  • Riflery                          
  • Rappelling                  
  • Sailing
  • Survival Island         
  • Kayaking                    
  • Snorkeling                 
  • Climbing Wall

Friendship and Fun

Make plans to attend with your Scouting friends and meet and become friends with other Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Scouters.  Improve your camping skills, learn to work with others, and have lots of fun with free time activities like swimming, hiking, and canoeing.

Mandatory Pre-Camp meeting

There will be a mandatory Pre-Camp meeting held in Mississauga in June. Space is limited and registration is held on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration

Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Camp fees include bus transportation to and from camp.   See the following registration form for more information and to register.

NOTE: All spaces for this camp have been filled. No additional registrations will be accepted at this time.

Burlington Area Scout Competition Camp – April 22-24, 2016

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The time has come to plan for disaster – the End of the World is upon us!

Survival skills will be key as our youth head out on their own to prove themselves. Leadership and teamwork are the keys to success. Bring the strengths of your team members together to set up camp, administer first aid, cook and complete in challenges to determine who is the best and will survive.

Registration is now open and you can download the 2016 camp form now: http://1stportnelsonscouts.com/Comp_Camp.html

Canadian Cub Jamboree – Call for Offers of Service!

Timber Needs YOU!

Volunteer to be an Offer of Service at CCJ’16 and help make this event fabulous. Opportunities are available in program delivery, site services, sub camp and food services. For info visit: https://goo.gl/91Ydlp

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Adult volunteers must be currently registered with Scouts Canada. Venturer Scouts must be registered in their Venturer Company from September 2015.

Send in your completed application today with your registration fee of $100, and become part of Timber’s Team. Adult registration form: https://goo.gl/PJE5g5
Venturer Scout registration form: https://goo.gl/YGnCK2

Questions? Send an email to info@cubjamboree.ca

Saying Thanks

Saying Thanks (www.scouts.ca/thanks) to a Scouts Canada volunteer for their outstanding contributions to Scouting is this easy:

  • Any stakeholder to Scouting (volunteers, youth, parents, the community at large) can fill out a simple form to commend a Scouter for their outstanding act or service to Scouting.
  • Scouters will receive a certificate every time they are commended by a stakeholder and it will be presented within the Scouter’s section or group.
  • As Scouters accumulate commendations, they will become eligible for Outstanding Service Awards and will be recognized with a medal and uniform insignia for each award.

Would you like to thank a Scouter for their impact on you, your child or your community? Just click on the link in this post  … it’s that easy!

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Yellow Briar Area Races Sleepover 2016

In the Fall there was a conversation at the Yellow Briar Area Forum about trying a new format for the Area Races this year based on declining attendance for recent years. After positive feedback we have decided to try a build event plus sleepover this year!

Arriving on Friday evening, participants will have evening activities (Troop members will have the opportunity to start building) and a mug up. On Saturday (with the help of several experienced woodworkers) vehicle construction will begin after breakfast. Once completed youth with have a chance to race them as well as several challenge courses. There will also be an indoor “campfire”.

We are asking that each Colony/Pack/Troop big a Kub Kar challenge (ie KK bowling, KK loop d loop, KK slingshot etc etc) and a song/skit/cheer for campfire. Please remember to bring un-built kits – all construction will take place during the event.

Should you have any questions regarding this new format please feel free to myself at just1houraweek@gmail.com

To confirm your Groups participation please contact the coordinator for your section –
For Beavers please email Jason Chard jchard@rogers.com
For Cubs please email Marielle Manning marielle.manning@gmail.com
For Scouts please email Ken Broad just1houraweek@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Ken

For the Invitation click –HERE

For the Registration form click –HERE

Scouts Day / Family Day with the Mississauga Steelheads!

When: Feb. 15, 2016 at the Hershey Centre

Cost: $11.30

What you get:
1130am-1220pm Skate at the Hershey Centre (Note: Time has changed for skate)
2pm Game vs. the Sudbury Wolves

For Tickets contact: Nicole Stefaniuk, Tel: 905-502-502-7788 ext., 235, email: nstefaniuk@mississaugasteelheads.com

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Open Youth Opportunity – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner

The National Youth Network is seeking applications for Council Youth Commissioner (CYC) in the following Council:
  • Central Escarpment Council

The CYC is the recognized point of contact on issues of program satisfaction and evaluation between the youth, the CouncilLeadership Team and the Areas. The CYC shall be a catalyst for promoting meaningful youth involvement within the Council and ensuring that youth initiatives are actively supported and recognized in conjunction with the Area Youth Commissioners (AYCs).

The CYC works as an equal with a volunteer Council Commissioner and paid Council Executive Director to manage all aspects of theCouncil. They are also a member of Scouts Canada National Youth Network and National Service Team, providing vision for the Scouting Movement.

As the CYC, youth will have the opportunity to take on new challenges and initiatives at both the Council and National levels. They will have the chance to meet new people in and out of Scouts, and most importantly, they can be the voice that helps to grow and promote Scouting. These roles are open to members and non-members of Scouts Canada.

Applicants must submit:

  • CV detailing your current Scouting role and Group (if applicable), Scouting background (and other community involvement), awards and recognition and leadership roles in and out of Scouting
  • Cover letter that identifies the Council that you are applying for and details why you are interested in the position, your vision for Scouting and what you can contribute to the role
  • Name, telephone number and email address

Review the job description and submit your application to the National Youth Network: nyn@scouts.ca.

Successful applicants will serve for a 1-year term, renewable up to 3 years.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

Visit here for full details.

Earth Hour Campfire

Saturday March 19th, 2016EarhHour

Starting time: 7:30 pm
Location: Memorial Lane Campfire Circle, BSSR
Who should attend: Everyone
Cost: Free (Crest available for $5)
Registrar: Michele Martin
For more information: http://www.spiderlair.ca/bssr/2016/earthhour.pdf
Registrar’s e-mail: funkymouse@msn.com

(NOTE: This e-mail address is for questions only. Do NOT use this address to register.)

Register Online: http://www.blue-springs-scout-reserve.ca/register01.php?filename=data/Ear160319.txt

Spring Things and Flap Jacks 2016

Saturday March 5th, 2016SpringThings+FlapJacks

Starting time: 10:00 am
Location: Camp Blue Heron, Blue Springs Scout Reserve
Who should attend: Beavers/Cubs
Cost: $15 (includes lunch and crest)/$10 for adults
Registrar: David
For more information: http://www.spiderlair.ca/bssr/2016/spring2016.pdf

Registrar’s e-mail: sctrdave@niagara.com

(NOTE: This e-mail address is for questions only. Do NOT use this address to register.)

Registrar’s telephone: (289) 439-1024
Registration deadline: February 22, 2016
Register Online: http://www.blue-springs-scout-reserve.ca/register01.php?filename=data/Spr160305.txt