For official information about Scouting, go to the Scouts Canada site.
Scouting Rocks with Socks for the Homeless
Brrrr....it’s starting to get cold out there and I often need my gloves.... already!!! This of course has reminded me
how fortunate I am to have warm socks and gloves to put on, and that others are not so lucky. We can bundle up and put
on an extra pair of socks…but what if you don’t have any socks? Can you imagine being outside all day long, with no socks?
Well that is what it is like for some of our homeless. Being able to get our feet warmed up is something that we all
take for granted…
Last year our Area Scouters and youth collected over 50 pairs of socks that we were able to provide to the Whitby
Salvation Army for distribution to those in need.. This year our Area will lead the movement to keep the homeless
warm…we are going to show them Scouting Rocks…with Socks for the Homeless….
Whitby Area Scouters and youth – your help is needed!! You can help us by donating new or gently used (clean) socks,
scarves, gloves, etc. and make this a successful campaign. Donations can be given to your Group Commissioner or Area
Scouter(s) to bring to the December or January Area meetings. All collected items will be donated to the Salvation
Army for distribution at the end of January.
Outdoor Camping and Tripping Skills - Workshops by 9th Venturers
Scouters, our youth in the Whitby 9th "Wilderness Tripping " Venturer Company received such a strong response to their
recent workshop on outdoor camping and tripping skills from the Port Perry Venturers that they have decided to become
youth trainers in outdoor skills for other groups and sections. They will attend regular section meetings and do presentations
for any length of time to any section from Beavers to Rovers on any topic. I'm pleased that we have been invited
already in January 2015 to do a workshop with an Oshawa Venturer Company. Contact Lewis williams
email@example.com for more information.
Whitby Area Scouters' Club Jan 11th 7:30 pm
Camping places, Camping Programs and Camping Adventures: come share your favourite places to take the youth and why you
can't wait to go back. Learn from your
The Sunday night Scouter's Club is a forum for Whitby Area volunteers to get together and talk about the issues of the day with
theirfellow Scouters, to pick up program ideas, to share in fellowship, and to learn from a host of guest speakers.
Next Scouter's club meeting is on Sunday January 11, 7:30 pm. "Halendas Meat" representative will be on hand with pepperoni stick fundraising program and samples.
Refreshments will be served. This a free event!
Scout - Venturer - Rover Linking Open House, Jan 12th
Senior Scouts and Venturers senior section open house this year at St. Mark the Evangelist C.S., 95 Waller Street, Whitby.
The January 12th open house runs from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM. Definitely have 3rd & 4th year Scouts attend, and open the
invitation also to the 2nd year Scouts to give them a taste of what is coming. Parents are always welcome to see what
Venturers do as well. Whitby Rovers will also set up to intorduce their program to the Venturers who may be aging out.
Contact Bernie Loken for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard First Aid & CPR C (16 hours)
Feb 14-15, 2015 (Course 1) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015 (Course 2) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa
Cost: $70 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch. Register online:
Toronto EMS Standard First Aid, CPR-C If you don't pay online, print your confirmation and send with payment to:
Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1
(Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada-7th Oshawa".) Question? Email email@example.com
Cub Scout Laser Tag Competition
January 25, 2015 It is time to register for our annual Cub Pack Lazer Tag competition. Please let Thomas
firstname.lastname@example.org know if
your pack will be attending by Friday, January 9th, if not sooner. Final numbers can be provided with the registration
package submitted by Friday, January 16th.
Link to flyer and registration form.
Scoutrucks Set for Feb 21st
Annual Scoutruck competition will take place at Whitby Mall on Saturday February 21st. Kub Kars will continue into finals the following weekend.
Area Commissioner's Meetings Update Groups on What's Ahead
Our Area Commissioner is Dianna Harrison. You can contact her
Area Team Christmas social Thursday December 18th at 7:00 Brooklin Pub 15 Baldwin St.
Next Deputy Area Commissioners & Group Commissioners meeting on Thursday January 22, 7:00 pm.
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:
Registration fee for the Sep 2014-Aug 2015 year
is $180.00 for youth participants. There is no charge for adult volunteers.