For official information about Scouting, go to the Scouts Canada site.
Venturer/Rover Executive Training Open to all Section Members
Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at UOIT / Durham College. The cost to attend is $0. Room number, map and other
details to follow.
Whitby Area is offering a Venturer / Rover Executive training course, open to all Venturer and Rover aged members. It is for all youth
currently serving on the Executive or not. They will learn the skills necessary to organize and run a high performing Venturer Company/Rover
Crew. The training will be held with social time built in to the schedule to share ideas and network with other Venturer Companies, Rover
Crews and their members. We will also be discussing out of area events like Moots, Huck Finn and Offers of Service at DIBC as options for
Advisors are welcome to attend (and may be asked in advance to lead a section of the training or run a game) but this training is
train, develop and encourage our youth members.
Attendees should make plans for their own lunch and hot beverages. Vending machines are located in the hall outside the conference room.
Please communicate your interest in the training and the number of attendees. We would appreciate your response by May 1st, 2013 to
Stephen clarke SClarke@foresters.com.
Venturer High Ropes Adventure at Ganaraska Forest
It almost didn't happen due to a waiver form requested by the program site, but thanks to some quick action by our
staff at the Eastern Ontario Administration Centre and Jeff Benson, we were able to come to an agreement on risk management.
Venturers and Scouters, thanks for a great climbing and camping weekend this past weekend in the Ganaraska Forest and at Treetop Aerial
Adventures. We were all really challenged, met that challenge and enjoyed ourselves. Hope you enjoy the
photos. Scouter Lewis Williams, 9th Whitby.
Honours and Awards committee for Whitby Area - call for nominations
We would like to remind you of the Area recognition that is available for both the youth and volunteers in Whitby Area, see attached
and below. If you are interested in submitting a nomination for the awards listed, please submit them to
Victor Woodburne or Viola Tebble (email@example.com) or Terry Eldridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday May 17 2013.
All awards will be presented at the Area year end event in June.
Whitby Area awards
Commissioner’s Cup: To be presented to the group that best promotes Scouting in the community
The decision on the commissioner’s cup will be done by the Area Commissioner.
Group Committee Award: The decision on the Group Committee Award will be done by the Area Executive and the Honours and Award team.
Adult volunteer awards: Whitby Area has created these awards to recognize Adult volunteers; this does not include activity leaders
or scouters in training. The awards and the definitions or criteria are as follows:
Loyalty to Scouting: Assists in or runs a Whitby area event or activity outside of their primary role or position.
Long Service Presented for long service to Scouting. Criteria: That the service years be as a registered adult member, continuous
service is not required.
Commitment to Scouting: Delivery of outstanding program to the youth.
Front Line Scouter Award: For service solely and directly at the youth level
Any registered adult member can be nominated for any or all of these awards. The final decision will be up to the honours and awards
Youth member awards:
Spirit of Scouting Youth Award: This award is presented to a youth member who demonstrates their devotion to Scouting by
living the Scout Law whether in or out of uniform, and who contributes much to the youth and the programs.
Scoutrees Donations Still Accepted
Planting in Town of Whitby: April 27, 9:00am-11:30am Cullen Central Park, Cochrane Street, north of Taunton Rd.
Food: provided by Gerdau Ameristeel including Hot Dogs, Chips, Donuts and Drinks.
Staffing: Town of Whitby staff organized the trees and planting locations.
Monies: Sections please give all your envelopes and monies collected to your Group Commissioner. On the White Pine website is the
remittance form required to be completed by each group. Please total your donations, calculate a cheque, payable to Scouts Canada, for
15% for the Brotherhood Fund. Also, please add up all donations which require a tax receipt and make a cheque payable for this amount to
Scouts Canada. This amount will, in turn, be returned to the group from Scouts Canada. This is a requirement of Revenue Canada. Each
Group Commissioner please ensure that these two cheques and all envelopes (requirement of Revenue Canada). All envelopes and cheques must
be turned in at the May Area Forum to be held at St Mark's Church Thursday May 30th 7:00 pm.
Wood Badge Part 1 Training in Trenton May 25/26, 2013
May 25/26, 2013 Trenton Family Military Family Resource Centre, Colony, Pack, Troop.
Cost $25, runs Sat. 8:30-6:00, Sunday 9:00-5:00. For more information and to register, contact
Nicky Bell email@example.com or 613-378-1799
Cuboree Goes to St Marie Among the Hurons and Wye Marsh
May 24-26, 2013 Registration Package
Canoe Training for Scouts, Venturers, Leaders
June 8, 2013, 9:00-5:00 and pool session May 29th 7:00-8:30pm. $75.00 for Scouting youth, leaders and their families. The open water training will
take place June 8th on the Nonquon River/creek, near Seagrave, (north of Port Perry). Contact Lewis Williams,
Canadian Scout Jamboree registration open
Jul 6-13 - Canadian Scout Jamboree 2013 (CJ'13) being held in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
Join Scouting in Whitby Area
Scouting has programs for young people from 5 to 26 years old (both
male and female), and lots of fun for leaders, too. Check out
our "Group Locater" page for more
information about times and locations available. Register online at www.myscouts.ca.
You may also contact Victor Woodburne, Membership volunteer:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee for the 2012-2013
New White Pine Council Administration Forms Website
Avoid using outdated forms for your Scouting administration. Go to
White Pine Council Admin Forms for the most up to date
Scouting's Honours & Awards for Volunteers
Wouldn't it be nice to be recognized for your volunteer years, special efforts and hard sweat? We have a co-ordinator to help you with just that.
Scouts Canada has a wide range of awards and pins to show thanks to it's volunteers but it needs you to initiate the process. You can suggest a name,
write out what you know about the Scouting efforts of the individual, then submit it to the committee for consideration. For more informaton about awards,
contact Terry Eldridge.
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