For official information about Scouting, go to the Scouts Canada site.
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 Adult Volunteers too. Register online at www.myscouts.ca.
You may also contact Brian Wick, Membership volunteer:
Register from May 1 to June 30, 2016 and $185.00 will buy a membership for 16 months from May 1 2016 – August 31 2017.
If there are programs running, youth can start immediately.
After June 30, 2016 the price will increase to $200.00 for the period July 1 2016 - August 31 2017. Registration Event: Tuesday August 30, 2016, upstairs at Superstore, 200 Taunton Rd W Whitby.
Whitby Area Campfire Evening
July 9, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East OShawa.
Join us for a casual evening of friends and fellow scouts while we share in an early evening campfire at Camp Samac.
Nothing to bring but your appropriate clothes for the evening. Marshmallows and hot chocolate will be available.
Whitby Area Awards
Spirit of Scouting Youth Award Winner Jack Randall
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. Jack Randall - 11th Whitby Venturers for exceptional service to younger
youth sections while being committed to Venturers itself. Outstanding New Scouter Winner Keith McGinty
Criteria: Under 5yrs of Service
Keith McGinty – Taken on setting up a new troop at 1st Whitby, been coaching the Cubs to come up, taken them to Dorchester and encouraging
them to sign up for CJ. Join Troop event team, taken WB2 in Troop. Attend Group Committee meetings, clean up troop equipment. Finally, he
escorted 3 Rover Scouts to a church restoration project in Czech Republic in May, and will continue his international scouting as he
attends the Roihu Finland Jamboree in July. Front Line Scouter Award Winner Leslie Potvin
For service solely and directly at the youth level
Leslie Potvin Leslie as you know is very involved in both Beavers and Guiding. She is the contact leader for our group,
keeps parents fully engaged in the happenings and encourages their involvement and support. She champions the spirit of the
Beaver Law, motto and promise; working hard, having fun, and helping her beaver family and friends. She shares fully all
happenings with her parent team and leaders. She provides creative idea based on the Canadian Path which she has fully embraced.
She represents 9th Whitby Beavers at Group Committee, Beaver Round tables, Beaver Event organizations meetings. She seeks out
opportunities for the youth to participate in like Shore Clean Up and encouraged and tracked the White Tail Beavers progress on
their North Star Award. She is instrumental in organizing the Guiding Thinking Day that takes place each February that engages
over 250 guiding youth in a one day event at Sinclair High School. Leslie Potvin is an asset to the Scouting Movement and engages
the youth to want to move on to Cubs. Commitment to Scouting Winner Larry Goucher
Delivery of outstanding program to the youth
Long Service Winner Jack Welsh
Presented for long service to Scouting /does not have to be continuous.
Loyalty to Scouting Winner (split) Mike& Angela Mokedanz
Assists in or runs a Whitby area event or activity outside of their primary role or position
Fishing Derby for 3 years among other things Commissioner’s Cup Winner 1st Whitby
Awarded by the Whitby Area Commissioner to the most ‘Outstanding Whitby Area Group/ Group Commissioner.
1st whitby has experienced unprecedented growth in the last year with youth increase of 35 (84%) adult increase of 3 (18%); Completed Program Quality Standards; Early adopter of the Canadian Path. Youth participating in organizing regional events and travelling to Jamborees overseas.
Join In Jamboree, Camp Samac, Oshawa Ontario
Aug 5-7, 2016 In celebration of 16 Scouts visiting from Czech Republic, a committee of volunteers are organizing a summer camp
"Join In Jamboree" to celebrate Scouting
around the world and to experiment and learn more about the culture of Scouts from Europe.
Follow the link for full details and to register.
Bacon Moot, Camp Samac, Oshawa
Aug 12-14, 2016 Information on the second Bacon Moot can be found online at: baconmoot.webs.com.
This is a great summer camp opportunity for senior youth.
Area Commissioner's Meetings Update Groups on What's Ahead
Next Area Commissioners Forum on Thursday August 25, 7:00 pm, St Marks, 201 Centre St S.
Next Area Commissioners Forum on Thursday September 22, 7:00 pm, St Marks, 201 Centre St S.
Next Area Commissioners Forum on Thursday October 27, 7:00 pm, St Marks, 201 Centre St S.
Next Area Commissioners Forum on Thursday November 24, 7:00 pm, St Marks, 201 Centre St S.
FOCUS Youth Leadership Training offered at Camp Samac, Oshawa
Dec 2-4, 2016 - F.O.C.U.S. Youth Leadership weekend,
4th year Scouts & Venturer Scouts and Rovers. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $50 includes course materials, meals and indoor accommodations.
Canadian Scout Jamboree CJ17, July 8-15, 2017
In celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary, Scouts from across Canada and around the world will be on hand to build
relationships and memories in one Canada's most beautiful landscapes, land of the lobster and scottish tatoos. Check out
the website "3rd Canadian Scout Jamboree - CJ17.
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 its 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 information about awards, contact Terry Eldridge.