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(Last update: December 17, 2014 )

2014

Some events are linked to an information page with more details. If that doesn't answer your questions, contact your Service Scouter. Section specific and Training events are colour-coded for easier identification. Most events run in Whitby and many run in White Pine Council are listed here. Check our training page for many more listings of training opportunities in districts and Councils around Whitby.

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Only coming events are listed here, but you can see old events, too, if you want to look up something that has already gone by.


December 2014

Dec 5-7 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend, senior Scouts & Venturers. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $50.
Dec 6 - Jaycees Whitby Santa Claus Parade, Downtown Whitby, 10:00
Dec 18 - Area Scouters Christmas Social, Location Brooklin Pub, 15 Baldwin St, 7:00.
Dec 19-Jan 4 - DDSB December Break Week holiday
Dec 25 - Christmas Day holiday
Dec 26 - Boxing Day holiday

Jan 2015

Jan 1 - New Years' Day holiday
Jan 11 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions (half hour), secton breakouts (half hour) and sharing information (half hour). Light refreshments.
Jan 12 (Monday) - Scout Linking Open House with Venturers St Marks Evangelist School, 95 Waller St., Whitby. 6:30-8:30 contact whitbyareatroops@gmail.com. Open to 3rd & 4th Years Scouts. Displays by Venuturers and Rover Crews.
Jan 24 - Scout Winter Rally 2.0, Camp Samac. The cost will be $10 per participating youth and run from 10am to 8pm approximately. Contact Jamie Caswell at jncaswell@rogers.com
Jan 25 - Cub Pack Laser Tag, Kids Zone, $20 per youth, Scouters free. Link to the flyer and Registration form. Contact Thomas akela@13thwhitbycubs.ca.
Jan 29 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby

Feb 2015

Feb 1 - Friendfest 2015, details on www.scouts.ca website or contact your Group Commissioner. Registration fee for Feb 1-Aug 31 (half year) $99
Feb 1 - Scout Day at the Oshawa Generals, contact your Group Commissioner for details.
Feb 2-19 - Kub Kar Competitions Whitby Mall (Bell Canada entrance, West Tower, 3rd Floor). Mon-Fri 6:30-9:00pm; Finals Saturday 9am-4pm. Contact Greg Long for additional information.
Feb 7 - Cub Winter Activity Day Camp Samac. A fun-filled day, event will start at 9am. The cost is $10 per youth (Leaders are free). Hot lunch (indoors) is provided. Late registrations will be subject to availability.
Feb 8 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions and sharing information. Light refreshments.
Feb 13 - DDSB PA Day (Friday)
Feb 13-17 - Snow Moot 2015, Mt. Nemo Scout Camp, Burlington. Contact: snowmoot@hotmail.com | Registration Site
Feb 14-15 - Standard First Aid CPR-C , Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Dr, Oshawa. Training for Scouters and volunteers aged 13+. $70.
Feb 15-22 - Scout-Guide Week
Feb 16 - Family Day holiday
Feb 22 - Baden Powell's Birthday (Scouting's founder), look for various celebrations and banquets.
Feb 21 - Scout Troop Trucks Competition Whitby Mall (Bell Canada entrance, West Tower, 3rd Floor), contact Don Bridge donbridge@rogers.com 905-430-0324 for details. 9am to about 2 pm.
Feb 22 - Church Parade at St Marks United Church, 201 Centre St S., Whitby, meet at 9:30, service at 10 am. Open to all.
Feb 23-27 - Whitby Area Beaver Buggy Races, Whitby Mall (Bell Canada entrance, West Tower, 3rd floor stairs or elevator) 1615 Dundas St E, evenings.
Feb 26 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00-9:00, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St S.
Feb 28 - Kub Kar Finals. Whitby Mall, 1615 Dundas St E., Whitby. 9am-1pm, contact Greg Long for details.
Feb 28-Mar 1 - Standard First Aid CPR-C , Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Dr, Oshawa. Training for Scouters and volunteers aged 13+. $70.

Mar 2015

Mar 1 - 10th Annual Scout Mass Our Lady of Grace RC Church in Aurora, 2:30 pm, Celebrant: Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick assisted by Deacon Thomas Kung. Open to all.
Mar 6-13 - DDSB March Break Week holiday
Mar 8 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions and sharing information. Light refreshments.
Mar 20-22 - Llama Moot 2014, St Catharines. | 2014 Registration Package
Mar 26 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Mar 28? - Camp Samac Shooting Competition, Scouts, Venturers & Rovers, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. (Organized by Oshawa Area Scouters)
Mar 28 - Gilwell Scouter's Club, Dance & Fund Raiser, 8:00 pm, Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St S. $15 each/$25 per couple. Open to all!. Silent Auction, door prizes, late night buffet. Contact Rick Campbell rickcampbell@rogers.com 905-666-9762

Apr 2015

Apr 1 - Scoutrees Campaign begins, contact Scoutrees Coordinator for details.
Apr 3 - Good Friday holiday
Apr 4 - Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt , Kinsman Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 10am-3pm. $5. Refreshments available.
Apr 4 - Easter Egg Hunt, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, 9am-1pm . Leaders optional so long as youth are accompanied by their parents. Open to Beaver and Cub ages. $5 each includes crest. Siblings and non-Scouts Canada members welcome with Hold Harmless form.
Apr 11 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am, See the Flyer. Pringle Park Scoutrail, Waterfront Trail, Brock St N. Contact Road & Trail Coordinator for details.
Apr 11 - Beaver Colony White Tail Slap, 9:30 - 3:00, Council Hall, Camp Samac, Oshawa, AAC Colony for details.
Apr 12 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions and sharing information. Light refreshments.
Apr 16 - Apple Day 2014 meeting, St Mark's Church (Upper Hall), 7:00-8:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 17-19 - Scout Troop-O-Ree Camp, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. NEW EVENT by Whitby Area.
Apr 18 - Scout Troop Pellet Shooting Competition, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. 8am-7pm. Contact Bernie Loken, whitbyareatroops@gmail.com.
Apr 22 - Earth Day.
Apr 23 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 24-26 - Music Moot 2014, Cobourg Scout Reserve. | Link to Facebook Event.
Apr 26-May 3 - Good Turn Week 2014, see www.scouts.ca for more information.

May 2015

May 2? - Scoutrees Planting Day. Cullen Park, Cochrane St north of Taunton Rd W. 9:00 am to noon.
May 8-10 - Dorchester Scout Troop Camporee, Dorchester, ON. AAC Troop for details.
May 8-10 - May Moot-Carnival Moot, Camp Manitou, Burlington.
May 9 - Jamboree on the Trail, 15th Anniversary.
May 10 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions and sharing information. Light refreshments.
May 15 - DDSB PA Day (Friday)
May 18 - Victoria Day holiday
May 22-24 - Cuboree.
May 22-24 - Operation Alert, Brookwood Scout Reserve, just north of Norwood.
May 22-24 - Lumberjack Moot 2015, Camp Manitou, Campbellville. | Link to Facebook Group.
May 23 - Tri-Area Beaveree, 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa.
May 28 - Area Commissioner's Meeting, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
May 30 Aquino Tank Day, Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa. 9:00-5:00

Jun 2015

Jun 4-7 - Brooklin Spring Fair.
Jun 6 - Canoe Training 9:00-5:00, and pool session Jun 4th 7:00-8:30pm. $75.00 for Scouting youth, leaders and their families. Nonquon River/creek, Seagrave, north of Port Perry. Contact Lewis Williams, paddle_song@hotmail.com 905-666-3180
Jun 5-7 - Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon.
Jun 11 - Area Commissioner's Year End BBQ & Awards Presentations, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, 6:30-8:30

Jul 2015

Jul 4-11 - Composite Scout Camp , Haliburton Scout Reserve. Information at http://wpc.scout.ca
Jul 17-19 - Flat Rock Rapids Troop Camporee, Vanderwater Conservation Area, Thomasburg www.flatrockrapids.com

Aug 2015

Aug 1-3 - Ancient Moot, Camp Impessa, Drumbo, Ontario .
Aug 13 - Area Scouters & Commissioner's Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Aug ? - Area Popcorn Fundraiser information meeting, Camp Samac Admin building (Scout Shop) 10am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDSQK5N

Sep 2015

Sep 7 - Labour Day holiday
Sep 8 - Cub Pack Scouters meet at 7:00 pm at Real Canadian Superstore, upstairs, 200 Taunton Rd. W. to update on fall activities.
Sep 10? - (Thursday) 6-8pm - Open Registration Night, Location: (upstairs) Real Canadian Superstore, 200 Taunton Road West, Whitby
Sep 11-13 - Gilwell Reunion, Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton
Sep 12 - Brooklin Harvest Festival, Downtown Brooklin, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-4:00. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.
Sep 18 - Chief Scout & Queens Venturer Award - application deadline for November ceremony in White Pine council.
Sep 19? - Wood Badge Part 1 for Group Commissioners, Service Scouters Optimist Club Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa. 9-5
Sep 19 - Whitby Heritage Days, Downtown Whitby, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-4:00. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.
Sep 19-20? - Scout Fair at Camp Samac , 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, showcasing the best of what Scouting offers youth. Registration booth, canoeing, ceremony demonstrations, crafts, etc. Contact CYC Zac Prescott for more details.
Sep 24 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Sep 25-27 - 2015 World Brotherhood Camporee, Morrisburg, Ont.
Sep 25-27 - B.Y.O.T. Moot, BYOT Moot takes place at Langley Scout Reserve, near Peterborough, Ontario.
Sep 30 - Registration packages to be completed and ready for presentation to Central Ontario Admin Centre, Toronto.

Oct 2015

Oct 1 - Scout Popcorn Sales begin, contact Popcorn Coordinator for details.
Oct 2-4 - Cub Scouts Pow Wow Camp, Camp Samac Oshawa.
Oct 3 (Sat) - FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for all Scouts aged 11-14
, Camp Samac Store/Admin Centre, 1711 Simcoe St N, Oshawa. (run by 1st Whitby Venturers). $20 includes lunch. 9:00 - 4:00.
Oct 4 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions (half hour), secton breakouts (half hour) and sharing information (half hour). Light refreshments.
Oct 12 - Thanksgiving Day holiday
Oct 16-18 - JOTA/JOTI Jamboree on the Air/Internet weekend Camp, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville
Oct 22 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Oct 23-25 - Apple Day weekend, contact Area Commissioner for details.
Oct 23-25 - Beware the Mania RoVent Moot, Everton Scout Reserve, Everton, Ontario.

Nov 2015

Nov 1 - Daylight Savings Time ends.
Nov 7 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00am, Pringle Park Scouttrail, Waterfront Trail, 3550 Brock St N. Contact Road & Trail Coordinator for details.
Nov 7 - Chief Scout & Queens Venturer Award Presentation, Bowmanville High School, Liberty St N. 1:00 pm. Complete the Chief Scout/Queen's Venturer Ceremony Registration Form and send to the White Pine Council office by Sep 18th.
Nov 7 - White Pine Council AGM, 10:30 am.
Nov 8 - Scouter's Club (open to all Volunteers) "Not Another Fundraiser" - sample some great ideas to fund your summer camp, international trip, jamboree, etc. 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Church Hall. Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Scouters as you take part in lively learning sessions (half hour), secton breakouts (half hour) and sharing information (half hour). Light refreshments.
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day, 10:00 am parade to the Cenotaph. Dundas St, east of Brock St, Whitby.
Nov 13-15 - Zombie Survival Scout Camp Lakeland South, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. Contact Dale Wick dmwick@yahoo.com
Nov 13-15 - Zoo Moot Saga 6 - WOLVERINE Lakeland North, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa.
Nov 13-15 - Woodbadge Part 1 - Basic Leader Training Weekend Camp Samac, Oshawa training for leaders and volunteers aged 14+
Nov 19 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Nov 21 - Popcorn Delivery, Group contacts pick up from Marwood Dr, Oshawa.
Nov 22 (Sun) - Scout Troop Laser Challenge Laser X-treme, 44 Bond St E, Oshawa, Scavenger Hunt & possible military display period.
Nov 25, 26, 28 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, for adult leaders, Camp Samac at Camp Samac Range. Free. Register online: Range Line Safety Officer training courses. Contact Ute Sack utesack@rogers.com.
Pellets training (required for all) and Re-certification: Wed Nov 25 7-10 & Sat Nov 28 1-3
Archery training and re-certification Thurs Nov 26 7-10 & Sat Nov 28 9-12.


How to Promote Your Scouting Events in SNAP Newspapers

1) visit www.snapnewspapers.com/locations to locate the closest location to your group/event.
2) once you identify the appropriate location(s), follow link on the right hand side to the website i.e. www.snapwhitby.com
3) Click on "submit your event tab" (top left black tab). You must complete all 3 sections of the online form, including an on site contact person for the event. Watch the "COVERAGE" box in the 2nd section of the form. You have 2 options - list in calendar and send photographer. You can select either or BOTH. Note Photographers will only attend local events with sufficient lead time. You also have the option to indicate the preferred time for the photographer's visit. Once you complete the form click preview to check your information and then once you are satisfied, click submit.
4) A SNAP event coordinator will contact you regarding photographer availability. In the event they are NOT available to attend, then arrange to have your own pictures taken and follow the guidelines below.
Submitting your own photos:
Please feel free to take some high res pictures at your event and they will work to get them in an upcoming edition. Photos will only be accepted if your event Ws previously registered (see above). If this is of interest, please be sure that:
Photos are at least 1-2 MB in size
You have included the names of those in the photos, as well as any necessary titles
All of those in the photo have agreed to have their photo published both in print and online
Content is submitted in a timely manner in order to meet edition deadlines (48 hours from the time of event is preferable)
This is completely FREE publicity for Scouting - let's endeavour to fully utilize this resource and show everyone what AWESOME experiences and accomplishments our youth have in Scouts Canada!

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Send corrections, comments, and new event listings to Brian Wick at bwick@brooklinsigns.com.