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Scouts Canada Whitby Area Events

(Last update: April 8, 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.

Apr 2014

Apr 1 - Scoutrees Campaign begins, contact Scoutrees Coordinator for details.
Apr 5 - 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 5 - Beaver Colony White Tail Slap, 9:30 - 3:00, Council Hall, Camp Samac, Oshawa, AAC Colony for details.
Apr 7 (Monday) - Scout Linking Open House with Venturers St Theresa's Catholic School, 172 Crawforth St., Whitby. 7:00-8:30 contact whitbyareatroops@gmail.com.
Apr 12-13 - Standard First Aid Course Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury St, Oshawa, ON. $60
Apr 17 - Apple Day 2014 meeting, St Mark's Church (Upper Hall), 7:00-8:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 18 - Good Friday holiday
Apr 19 - Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt , Kinsman Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 10am-3pm. $5. Refreshments available.
Apr 19 - 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 22 - Earth Day.
Apr 24 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 25-27 - Music Moot 2014, Cobourg Scout Reserve. | Link to Facebook Event.
Apr 27-May 4 - Good Turn Week 2014, see www.scouts.ca for more information.

May 2014

May 2-4 & June 13-15 - Woodbadge Part II - Advanced Leader Training Weekend Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa training for leaders and volunteers aged 16+ for Part 2 of the course.
May 3 - Scoutrees Planting Day. Cullen Park, Cochrane St north of Taunton Rd W. 9:00 am to noon.
May 9-11 - Dorchester Scout Troop Camporee, Dorchester, ON. AAC Troop for details.
May 9-11 - May Moot-Carnival Moot, Camp Manitou, Burlington.
May 10 - Jamboree on the Trail, 14th Anniversary.
May 16 - DDSB PA Day (Friday)
May 15-19 - May Moot-Arundel Quebec, Arundel Nature Center, Arundel, Quebec.
May 19 - Victoria Day holiday
May 23-25 - Cuboree at Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton Ontario. Download the Registration Package.
May 23-25 - Operation Alert, Brookwood Scout Reserve, just north of Norwood.
May 23-25 - Lumberjack Moot 2014, Camp Manitou, Campbellville. | Link to Facebook Group.
May 24 - Tri-Area Beaveree, 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa. Registration. FAQs. Parent Invite.
May 29 - Area Commissioner's Meeting, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby

Jun 2014

Jun 5-8 - Brooklin Spring Fair.
Jun 6-8 - Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon.
Jun 12 - Area Commissioner's Year End BBQ & Awards Presentations, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, 6:30-8:30
Jun 14 - Scout Troop Pellet Shooting Competition (Registration Package), Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. Contact Don Bridge donbridge@rogers.com 905-430-0324.

Jul 2014

No Area program scheduled.

Aug 2014

Aug 1-4 - Ancient Moot, Camp Impessa, Drumbo, Ontario .
Aug 2-9 - ADVenture 14 Newfoundland: Journey to the Edge of the Earth ADVenture website.
Aug 21 - Area Popcorn Fundraiser information meeting, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Aug 23-24 - 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 DCC Zac Prescott for more details.
Aug 25 - (Monday) 7-9 pm - Fall Registration Night, Location: Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby

Sep 2014

Sep 1 - Labour Day holiday
Sep 5-7 - Gilwell Reunion, Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton
Sep 13 - Brooklin Harvest Festival, Downtown Brooklin, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-4:00. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.
Sep 19 - Chief Scout & Queens Venturer Award - application deadline for November ceremony in White Pine council.
Sep 20 - Whitby Heritage Days, Downtown Whitby, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-4:00. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.
Sep 20 - Scoutcraft I - Outdoor Day Activity Skills Workshop training for leaders and volunteers aged 14+
Sep 25 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Sep 26-28 - Cub Scouts Pow Wow Camp , Camp Samac Oshawa. Click on the link for registration.
Sep 26-28 - 2014 World Brotherhood Camporee, Wellesley Island, NY.
Sep 26-28 - B.Y.O.T. Moot, BYOT Moot takes place at Langley Scout Reserve, near Peterborough, Ontario.
Sep 30 - Registration packages to be completed, contact Area Registrar for details. Deliver registration forms to 915 Centre St N.

Oct 2014

Oct 1 - Scout Popcorn Sales begin, contact Popcorn Coordinator for details.
Oct 4-5 - Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft Workshops Part 1 Day Activities (Saturday), Part 2 Overnight Activities (Sunday), Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Training for Scouters and volunteers aged 14+. Overnight accommodations available in the cabin on site.
Oct 13 - Thanksgiving Day holiday
Oct 15 - Scouts Canada Specialty Course: Cold-Weather Camping Theory workshop Thursday Apr 15 7:00-9:30pm. See training page for details.
Oct 16 - Area Executive & Key 3 Meeting, Tim Hortons, Brock St, 7:00-8:15
Oct 17-19 - JOTA/JOTI Jamboree on the Air/Internet weekend Camp, Canadian Tire Mosport Park, Bowmanville Contact Beth McWhorter (mem.mcwhorther(at)gmail.com) for details.
Oct 23 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Oct 24-26 - Apple Day weekend, contact Area Commissioner for details.
Oct 24-26 - Beware the Mania RoVent Moot, Everton Scout Reserve, Everton, Ontario.
Oct 25-26 - Scouts Canada Specialty Course: Cold-Weather Camping Camp Samac, Lakeland Campsite. Manditory participation in theory workshop Thursday Apr 15 7:00-9:30pm. See training page for details.

Nov 2014

Nov 1 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00am, Pringle Park Scouttrail, Waterfront Trail, 3550 Brock St N. Contact Road & Trail Coordinator for details.
Nov 1 - Chief Scout & Queens Venturer Award Presentation, Lakeshore Ridge (Newcastle) 1:00 pm. Complete the Chief Scout/Queen's Venturer Ceremony Registration Form and send to the White Pine Council office by Sep 19th.
Nov 1 - White Pine Council AGM, 10:30 am. Lakeshore Ridge (Newcastle)
Nov 1 (Sat) - FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for all Cub Scouts, Port Perry Scout Hall. 8:30-4:30. See home page for details.
Nov 2 - Daylight Savings Time ends.
Nov 6? - Beaver Scout Colony Leaders Roundtable, Theme: Beaver Buggies; tips on the "problem Beaver". RCSS Real Canadian Superstore, 200 Taunton Rd W. at Hwy 12, Whitby. 7:00-8:30. Contact AAC Colony for details.
Nov 7? - Cub Scouts Leader Forum, 7:00 pm to be held in the Mezzanine of the SuperStore at Brock (Baldwin) and Taunton.
Nov 7-9 - Woodbadge Part 1 - Basic Leader Training Weekend Camp Samac, Oshawa training for leaders and volunteers aged 14+
Nov 7-9 - Zoo Moot Saga 6 - WOLVERINE (formerly WHALE/EWE/WOLF/WARTHOG/WASP) Lakeland Campsite, Scout Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa.
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day, 10:30 am parade to the Cenotaph. Dundas St, east of Brock St, Whitby.
Nov 18? - Popcorn Delivery, Group contacts pick up from Marwood Dr, Oshawa.
Nov 23? (Sun) Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop, 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.
Nov 26, 27, 29, Dec 5, 6 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, for adult leaders, Camp Samac at Camp Samac Range. Phone: 905-571-1346 Ext 23 or send an email samacbookings@scouts.ca
Nov 27 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby

December 2014

Dec 5-7 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend, senior Scouts & Venturers. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $50, (Leaders & Escorts $40).
Dec 6 - Jaycees Whitby Santa Claus Parade, Downtown Whitby, 10:00
Dec 11 - Area Scouters Xmas Social, Location TBD, 6:30-9:00.
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 8 - Beaver Scout Leaders Roundtable, (all Beaver Colony Leaders). St. Marks United Church, 201 Centre St. S. 7:00-8:30pm.
Jan 23-25 - Scout Winter Rally 2015, Kitchie Lodge, Camp Samac Link to Registration Package.
Jan 25 - Cub Pack Laser Tag, Kids Zone, $20 per youth, Scouters free. Link to the flyer and Registration form. Contact Area Commissioner for details.
Jan 29 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Jan 30-Feb 1 - MMWMM ( Midland Mid-Winter Mini Moot) , Midland, Ontario.
Jan 31? - Cub Winter Activity Day Camp Samac. A fun-filled day, event will start at 9am. Link to registration form. The cost is $10 per youth (Leaders are free). Hot lunch (indoors) is provided. Late registrations will be subject to availability.

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 13 - DDSB PA Day (Friday)
Feb 14 - 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. Date to be confirmed.
Feb 13-17 - Snow Moot 2015, Mt. Nemo Scout Camp, Burlington. Contact: snowmoot@hotmail.com | Registration Site
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 - Kub Kar Finals. Whitby Mall, 1615 Dundas St E., Whitby. 9am-1pm, contact Greg Long for details.
Feb 22 - Church Parade at St Marks United Chruch, 201 Centre St S., Whitby, meet at 9:30, service at 10 am. Open to all.
Feb 22 - 9th Annual Scout Mass St. John the Evangelist Parish, 903 Giffard St., Whitby, 2:30 pm, Celebrant: The Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto. 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.

Mar 2015

Mar 5 - Beaver Colony Leaders Roundtable, planning the year's events, 7:00-9:00. upstairs at the Superstore at Taunton & Brock. We will be doing an evaluation of the skating & Beaver Buggies, discussing the use of Song, Story & Spirituality in the meeting, and talking briefly about White Tail Slap & Beaveree.
Mar 6-13 - DDSB March Break Week holiday
Mar 15 (Sun) - Scout Troop Laser Challenge Laser X-treme, Oshawa, registration contact Don Bridge donbridge@rogers.com 905-430-0324.
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.
Mar 29 - Gilwell Scouter's Club, Dance & Fund Raiser, 8:00 pm, Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St S. $15 each/$25 per couple. Open to all!. DJ LYNZ. Silent Auction, door prizes, late night buffet. Contact Rick Campbell rickcampbell@rogers.com 905-666-9762

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.