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Canadian Path Workshops for Cub Pack Scouters

Monday August 29, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, Ontario.
The team led by Wil Corneal will be ready to walk you through the elements to get you prepared for a great new program to get the youth engaged, new badges and the level progression system that will carry them through.
You will be linked from the current system to the new program layout which starts in September.
Let us know you are coming and we will have a treat for you.
Please email your intention to attend to ranjac@sympatico.ca.

Canadian Path Workshops for Troop Scouters

Monday August 29, 2016 8:00-9:30 pm, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, Ontario.
Tuesday August 30, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm, St Mark's United Church Hall, 201 Centre St S, Whitby.
The team led by Randie Jacobs and Wil Corneal will be ready to walk you through the elements to get you prepared for a great new program to get the youth engaged, new badges and the level progression system that will carry them through.
You will be linked from the current system to the new program layout which starts in September.
Let us know you are coming and we will have a treat for you.
Please email your intention to attend to ranjac@sympatico.ca.

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.

Tri-Areas Beaveree for Beaver Scouts

May 28, 2016 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa, Ontario.
Theme Pirates and Mermaids. Registration due no later than Sunday April 24, 2016 Registration. FAQ Frequently Asked Questions. Parent Invite.

Tri-Areas Cuboree - Oshawa/Owasco/Whitby 2016 Tri-Areas Cuboree crest

May 27-29, 2016 Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164, Highway 12 East Midland, Ontario. Outstanding adventure for Cub Scouts at one of Ontario's most exceptional historic sites. Engage in the history and storytelling that encompasses Cub Scouts from across Central Ontario as we get you on the water in canoes, exploring nature, history and challenging your imagination.
Download the flyer. | Link to the registration package. (Register by May 9th, 2016)

Venturer Open House

June 1, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Julie Payette PS, 300 Garden St, Whitby, ON L1N 3W4. The Venturer Open House is an opportunity for Senior Scouts to visit the Venturer Companies in Whitby Area to find out what each company does and explore which companies might be a good fit for them to continue their scouting experience. All Venturer Companies are encouraged to come out and set up a display and share information about their program with the senior scouts.

Troop Pellet Shooting Competition

April 23, 2016 Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa. 8am-7pm. Download the Registation form. Registrations due April 9th.

Scout Troop-O-Ree Camp & Archery Competition, Camp Samac

Apr 15-17 - Scout Troop-O-Ree Camp "Cooking and Archery" , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. NEW EVENT by Whitby Area. Registration due April 8th

Tri-Areas Archery Competition & Fun "Arrow Fly" Day

April 16 & 17, 2016 Camp Samac Archery Competition, for Cubs Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Scouters, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa.

White Tail Slap - Beaver Scouts Linking with Cub Scouts

Saturday April 16, 2016 It's an all day event for 3rd year Beavers that introduces them to the Cub program. Each Beaver will go to eight different Cub activities throughout the day and get a chance to see what the program would be like and what they can learn. Please join us as our Beavers set off to their new adventure! Download the Flyer.

Bring a Friend - The Power of One More

Over the past year, many Councils have found that a great way to bring more youth to Scouting is to promote our Bring a Friend program. Our own Scouting youth are our best ambassadors - it’s a great opportunity for kids to engage their friends in hands-on Scouting activities. Check out: Bring A Friend for more details.
Register for the remainder of the Scouting year for only $150 for youth participants. Check out Join Scouts for a program near you.

Tri-Areas Shooting Competition & Fun Shoot Day

Apr 2-3 - Camp Samac Shooting Competition, for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Scouters, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa. Contact Mike Randall mrandall@gflenv.com Cell: 416-476-1125

FLEX & FAST Leadership Workshop for Cubs & Scouts

Saturday April 9, 2016 Camp Saganaska, (near Belleville, ON) - 9:00 - 4:30 includes lunch. $25; Camping also available for the weekend.
This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Cubs & Scouts. We invite you to come out and learn about leadership and refine existing skills all while having fun and meeting some new fellow Cubs & Scouts. Session topics will include an overview of KIM, Keeo, Activity Leader, Sixer, Second, responsibilities within the Pack. For Troop, sessions will include Troop partol leadership.
Register Online: FAST & FLEX Leadership Day

Whitby Area Campfire Evening

Thursday March 3, 2016 6:30-8:30 Camp Samac, Kitchie Lodge Firepit, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa, north parking lot. Please Prepare: A Song or Skit AND a Cheer, Dress for the Weather. Hot Chocolate and snacks provided, please make me aware of allergies. RSVP Numbers for food to whitbyareacampfire@gmail.com.

Venturer Dodgeball Competition

Thursday, March 3 Please see attached the details & registration for the Tri-Area Dodgeball event, to be held at Ecole Ronald Marion Elementary, 2235 Brock Rd Pickering, ON Please feel free to contact Terry Fielder scouterterryfielder@yahoo.ca (416) 997-5609 if there are questions or concerns about this fun Venturer event.

9th Whitby E-Waste a Newsworthy Event

We made it into the news! Check out the article in Snapd News.

Troop Floor Hockey Competition

Saturday, February 27 Please see attached the details and registration form for the Tri-Area Floor Hockey event, to be held at Anderson CVI, 400 Anderson St Whitby (central to all 3 areas!) This is new for most Oshawa and Whitby groups, please feel free to contact Terry Fielder scouterterryfielder@yahoo.ca (416) 997-5609 if there are questions or concerns about this fun scouting event.

Scout Day with the Oshawa Generals Hockey

Sunday, February 7 at 2:05pm Tickets are $15.00 and deadline to get orders in is January 28.

Youth Forum in Oshawa

Sunday, January 24th, 7:00 pm downstairs in the Training room of the Scout Shop, 1711 Simcoe St N Oshawa. 7 pm to 8:30 pm being run by Erica Shaw, Area Youth Commissioner (AYC). This is where they can have your say, input, suggestions and concerns raised and discussed without Scouters. We are looking forward to hearing what the youth have to say about their program.

Colony Scouters Meeting to Plan Beaveree

Monday January 25th, 8:15pm to 9:15pm.All Colony Scouters are invited to a Beaveree Planning meeting
Super Store in Whitby on Taunton, upstairs seating area.
Topics for the event to held Saturday May 28th at Camp Samac:
-beaveree theme selection
-beaveree event brainstorming and planning
-other colony matters that leaders would like addressed
-Q&A for colony volunteers
Unable to attend? Send your input, feedback, or questions to scouterterryfielder@yahoo.ca by Sunday January 24th to get your say in the meeting. (416) 997-5609

10th Annual Cub Pack Laser Tag

Sunday January 24, 2016, 10:00-4:30, 12 Stanley Court Whitby. Registration: Open now! Closes January 8, 2016, Registration Package is attached, $20.00 per Cub, Includes Laser Tag, Crest, Trophies awarded to the top Cub, certificates to heat winners Registration info.

Bring a Friend

Over the past year, many Councils have found that a great way to bring more youth to Scouting is to promote our Bring a Friend program. Our own Scouting youth are our best ambassadors - it’s a great opportunity for kids to engage their friends in hands-on Scouting activities. Check out: Bring A Friend for more details.
Register for the remainder of the Scouting year for only $150 for youth participants. Check out Join Scouts for a program near you.

Cub Scouts Tri-Area Possum Pow Wow Camp

October 2-4, 2015 Registration is now open for the Cub PowWow at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa. Download the Registration Package. For additional details contact Greg Long vercwhitby@gmail.com.

Whitby Area Service Team

Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth in your community? Are you energetic, organized; a natural leader who can work with and lead volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team?
You’re invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of:
DEPUTY AREA COMMISSIONER – (Various Roles)
ASSISTANT AREA COMMISSIONER – (Various Roles)
AREA SERVICE SCOUTER
Link for more information.

Kub Kar Kits & Crests are in

Pick up of the crests/kits will be Saturday Jan 2nd from 10 till 2, Whitby Superstore, Taunton and Hwy 12, on the Mezzanine. Contact Scouter Greg Long, AAC Pack Events; Whitby Area 905-666-9298

Wilderness First Aid

Jan 8-10, 2016 Buckhorn, Ontario. $150.00 includes meals. This is the same course that is taught to the MedVents and comes with certification from a recognized organization. Contact Linda Watson scouterlinda@hotmail.com 905-231-0049.

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 9 and 16, 2016 - Optimist Club Hall, 475 Salisbury St Oshawa, ON. 8:30am-4:30pm each Saturday. $40.00 Learn the key to delivering training and support to other Scouters, based on Trainer Development I Workshop designed by Scouts Canada.
Goal: You will gain confidence and competence in presenting relevant training techniques in the Scouting context in pursuit of your goal to facilitate training. You will embrace the Scouting model of “Learn by Doing” as you pick up techniques from the masters and demonstrate your skills through the workshops. Your objective is to be able to train other Scouters in a meaningful and effective manner. Successful candidates may be called upon to help with future training on Wood Badge, Scouting skills, conference workshops and so on.
Register online: Train the Trainer Workshop.

Road, Trail and Waterfront Clean-Up

Sat. November 7, 2015 Come out and help for an hour at 10:00 am. Link to Clean-Up Flyer for full details.

Back To The Future Camp

Nov 13-15, 2015 Meet the science wiz Doc Emmett Brown as a highlight as you navigate from 1985 to 1885 to 2015 at this troop oriented camp open to all registered members. For full details and to register go to Back to the Future (www.whitbyscouts.org).

Zoo Moot Episode 7: C.R.O.W.

Nov 13-15, 2015 Rovers, Venturers and senior branch Girl Guides will come together at Camp Samac in Oshawa to solve life's challenges with conspiracy theories. Lots of activitities to keep you engaged throughout the weekend. Go to www.zoomoot.ca for full details.

Join In Jamboree Japan, Camp Samac Jul 31-Aug 3, 2015

In celebration of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan, a committe of volunteers are organizing a show camp based on the WOSM document "Join In Jamboree" to celebrate scouting around the world and to experiment and learn more about the Japanese culture.

Bacon Moot, Camp Samac Aug 7-9, 2015

Information on the first Bacon Moot can be found online at: baconmoot.webs.com.

Whitby Scouting Awards & Year-end BBQ - June 25th

It’s time to select the recipients of the Whitby Area Awards. See the award requirements. The Honours and Awards Committee will review the nominations and select the deserving Scouters. Invitations will go out to the recipients to be sure they come to the Area Honours & Awards BBQ on Thursday June 25, 2015.
Commissioner’s Cup; Group Committee Award; Loyalty to Scouting; Long Service; Commitment to Scouting; Front Line Scouter Award; Spirit of Scouting Youth Award; outstanding new Scouter (under 5yrs service). . .
Join us to celebrate the recipients at the Port Perry Scout House, 6:30 pm.

HSR Haliburton Scout Reserve Compostite Camp July 4-11

White Pine Council (Scouts Canada) is hosting a fantastic week in the woods for Scouts aged 11-14. Our campsite on Lake Kennabi is water access only and youth will be canoeing everyday! This a real outdoor experience, camping in tents, cooking our own meals and then checking out the fantastic programs available. Sailing, kayaking, archery, rappelling, badge trading and more! We will also compete in a camp wide regatta with lots of water based events. This is ideal for Scouts who want to camp in summer but thier troop doesn't have anything planned.
Your $450 fee per participant includes all camp fees, food and transportation from Camp Samac in Oshawa to Haliburton and back, souvenir crests and a week of memories! For more information and to reserve your spot in this limited opportunity, contact Craig Rendall 905-442-5416 crendall@rogers.com.
Register online: www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=30719

5th Annual Camp Samac Fishing Derby July 11, 2015

Information on the 5th Fishing Derby organized by 11th Whitby Fire Venturers can be found at: link to details. No licence required on this special day!

Cuboree at Warsaw Caves, June 12-14, 2015

Set aside this date on your calendars: Friday June 12th to Sunday June 14, 2015. We are confirmed for Cuboree at Warsaw Caves, to include canoeing, cave hike, nature hike, a cool craft and more. First Camp meeting this Friday night at Superstore. Watch for an email for details. If you are able and interested in helping and being part of the camp team, please let me know ASAP. Scouter Greg Long, AAC Pack 905-666-9298

Road & Trail Clean Up

Saturday Apr 11 - 10:00-11:00 am. See the Flyer. All events start at 10:00am for approx. 1 hour. You are invited to bring your family to the area that is appropriate to your child’s age:
Beavers Broughton Public School, 80 Crawforth St Whitby, ON
Cubs Waterfront Trail, bottom of Thickson Rd S Whitby. Groups 13th & 16th go east on the trail to Boundary Rd Whitby. Groups 1st, 5th, 7th & 11th go West on the trail. Scout Trail entrance near, 170 Pringle Drive Whitby groups 4th, 9th & 12th Whitby
Scouts Chatterpaul’s Plaza, 3500 Brock St N Whitby, ON (must be over 12 years of age)
Please bring your own sturdy work gloves. Volunteers on site will have plastic bags and vinyl gloves provided by the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, All registered youth and leaders will receive a participation crest on completion.

E-Waste Collection, Port Perry

Sat April 11, 2015 - E-Waste Collection, Port Perry, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 15585 Simcoe Street Port Perry. Call Jon 905-260-8020 Electronics and waste steel.

The Canadian Path (Program Revilatization): The Next Step

April 12, 2015, 7:30 Our Canadian Path Ambassador will come to Whitby to present and discuss changes that will enhance the Scouting experience for all. Join us at St. Mark's Chuch Hall, 201 Centre St South, Whitby.

2015 Kub Kar Race Result, Design Awards

Congratulations to the youth and Scouters who competed and won at this year's Kub Kar finals held Feb 28th. Thanks to Cogir Management and the Whitby Mall for offering space during the month of February for all the races. For full details check out: Kub Kar Results for more details.

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 18, 2015 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa, ON - 9:30 - 4:30 includes lunch. $20
This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Cubs. We invite you to come out and learn about leadership and refine existing skills all while having fun and meeting some new fellow Cubs. Session topics will include an overview of KIM, Keeo, Activity Leader, Sixer, Second, responsibilities within the Pack.
Register Online: FLEX Leadership for Cubs, Apr 18, 2015 http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=26116

White Tail Slap Takes Beavers to the Next Level

Sat. Apr 18, 2015 Camp Samac, Council Hall, 275 Colin Rd E, Oshawa. This is a special day for WHITE TAIL BEAVERS only. Download the Flyer/Paper Registration form.
Beavers - $10 each includes Tenderpad Woggle and crest. Keeos/Kims - no charge | Beaver Scouters - no charge.
All Attendees must bring Peanut Free BOMERANG Lunch. Each group should bring cooler (s) to store lunches. NOTE this is an OUTDOOR event – please dress accordingly. Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m. | Closing & Pick Up: 2:45 p.m.
Register Online: White Tail Slap, Apr 18, 2015

Scoutrees Fundraising Campaign and Planting Day at Cullen Park

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:00-12:00, RAIN OR SHINE, Cullen Park, Cochrane St. north of Taunton Rd. East Parking at the north end of the parking area and walk north toward the BBQ.
Bring: Pail for wood chips and water, garden gloves, rubber boots (depending on weather) and shovel that can cut through grassy field. It would be a good idea to label items in case they are left behind. Wet ones or hand sanitizer is also recommended for washing up after planting, using washrooms and before eating.
Gerdau Ameristeel have once again donated funds to purchase food and volunteered to cook and serve (donuts, hotdogs and drinks).
The Town will be organizing and available for instructions on planting. The Town of Whitby is a great supporter to Scouts & Scoutrees. They have purchased all the trees we will be planting, arranging their deliver, supplying the wood chips and water plus providing us with staff to assist on the planting day.

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.

Cub Scout Laser Tag Competition

January 25, 2015 It is time to register for our annual Cub Pack Lazer Tag competition. Please let Thomas akela@13thwhitbycubs.ca 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.

Cub Pack Pow Wow on the Go Pow Wow on the Go patch

Oct 3-5, 2014 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd. E. Oshawa. Link to Pow Wow Registration. Please read everything very carefully, as there are a couple of changes. Please, make your commitments and send your numbers sooner rather than later so we can make our schedules and have a better idea of how many to expect. We will be having a Scouter's meeting on Tuesday Sep 2nd at Superstore, upper mezzanine at 7:00 pm.
Scouter Greg, AAC Pack, Whitby Area

Owasco Cuboree - Cubs Around the World, Camp Samac

June 6-8, 2014 (Whitby Cuboree at Blue Springs is cancelled). Area registration fees are $20.00 per youth (Cub) and $7.00 per leader and $7.00 charge per adult volunteer. There is no charge for Scout and Venturer volunteers. Don't delay in sending in the Registration Package , due Friday May 16, 2014 See the camping grid to pick your space. Contact Dan Cameron for more information.

Whitby Scouting Awards, Nominations Open

It’s time to select the recipients of the Whitby Area Awards. Please read the award requirements and summit your nominations by Tuesday May 20. The Honours and Awards Committee will sit during that week, review the nominations and select the deserving Scouters before the end of May. Invitations will go out to the recipients to be sure they come to the Area Honours & Awards BBQ on Thursday June 12, 2014. Link to the Awards outline. Submit your nominations to Debby Corneal debby.whitbyarea@gmail.com Commissioner’s Cup; Group Committee Award; Loyalty to Scouting; Long Service; Commitment to Scouting; Front Line Scouter Award; Spirit of Scouting Youth Award

May 23-25 - Cuboree at Blue Springs

Cancelled. See you at the fall Cub Pow Wow.

Tri-Area Beaveree, Camp Samac May 24th

Saturday May 24 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa. This one day event bring a great deal of FUN and EXCITEMENT for you Beaver youth. Activities continue all day. Follow the links to the registrtation forms and more information.
Registration . | FAQs . | Parent Invite.

Scoutrees Fundraising Campaign and Planting Day at Cullen Park

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00-12:00, RAIN OR SHINE, Cullen Park, Cochrane St. north of Taunton Rd. East Parking at the north end of the parking area and walk north toward the BBQ.
Bring: Pail for wood chips and water, garden gloves, rubber boots (depending on weather) and shovel that can cut through grassy field. It would be a good idea to label items in case they are left behind. Wet ones or hand sanitizer is also recommended for washing up after planting, using washrooms and before eating.
Gerdau Ameristeel have once again donated funds to purchase food and volunteered to cook and serve (donuts, hotdogs and drinks).
The Town will be organizing and available for instructions on planting. The Town of Whitby is a great supporter to Scouts & Scoutrees. They have purchased all the trees we will be planting, arranging their deliver, supplying the wood chips and water plus providing us with staff to assist on the planting day.

Standard First Aid, CPR & AED (15 hours)

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April 12-13, 2014 from 9:00am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa
Cost: $60 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch. Snacks, pop and coffee available for $1 each.
Register: Link to registration form.Send form and payment to: Bernie Loken, 32 Butterfield Cres, Whitby, ON L1R 1K5
(Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada".) Question? Email WhitbyAreaTroops@gmail.com

Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt, Brooklin Scouting

Kinsmen Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 10am-3pm. $5. Refreshments available. Download the flyer.

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company and Crew, 2 weekends

May 2-4, & June 13-15, 2014 at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. This training offers you a chance to further increase your knowledge and confidence in the section you are working. As well as developing a detailed plan for your section, you will obtain a wealth of tools and "trick of the trade" to take back and make your section meeting a joy to run. There will be comprehensive outdoor skill training. You will connect with dozens of Scouters just like you who will have lots to share and you will make a few friends for life. Once the Wood Badge is completed you will be invited to join a local Gilwell Club and an invitation to attend the annual Gilwellian leaders only camp in second weekend of September every year.
Link here for full details.

Scouts Canada Specialty Course: Cold-Weather Camping

Course Objective: to increase the knowledge, skills and comfort level of Scouters in cold-weather camping, hiking and survival.
Theory Meeting- April 15 from 7:00-9:30pm at 33 Wyndfield Cres, Whitby
Practical camp- April 26, 9:00 am to April 27, 2:00 pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa and nearby hiking trail
Program Topics: Theory- menu planning, personal and group gear
Practical- camp set up, hiking and leadership with emergency incidents on the trail, cooking all meals over stoves, sleep in tents, survival simulation, navigation, risk management + other topics to be determined by instructors at planning meeting
Cost: $15 for supplies | Food: provided by participants | Minimum Number of Participants: 4
Register: Full details at Cold Weather Camping Skills Workshop.

Linking Senior Scouts to the Various Venturer Programs in Whitby

Monday April 7, 2104 7:00-9:00 pm. Each of the Venturer Scout programs will set up displays at St Theresa's Catholic School, 172 Crawford Street. The Venturer program is ideally suited for high school aged boys and girls as they learn and explore the outdoors, implementing the skills they have learned to build their own program. Specialty groups will also explore Medical EMS, Fire Program, work toward Duke of Edinburgh Award, Emergency Preparedness and wilderness expeditions. Come see what the various Whitby Venturer Companies are all about. Make sure you bring indoor shoes.

Whitby Area White Tail Slap - April 5, 2014

The events planned are: Craft; Obstacle Course; Knots & Badges; Camping; Track; Bannock Making; Wide Game; and Jungle Book Lore. Names can be sent to us by e-mail. The cost is $15/Beaver. Leaders and Cub Scouts that are assisting are free of change. Contact Linda Raines / Jan Coburn, Whitby Area Colony Support Team.

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft I & II

Saturday March 1: Scoutcraft (Day Activities Skills)
Sunday March 2: Scoutcraft II (Outdoors Overnight Activity Skills)

Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, we will hold two workshops to help build Leader's skills and comfort level. Held at Camp Samac Oshawa, these workshops will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $30 per participant for one course (one day) or $60 per participant for both courses (two days). Indoor accommodations in cabin #5 is also available for a shared cost of $30. Link to Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops for full details.

Whitby Rocks Socks Initiative

Whitby Area is issuing a Challenge to all sections. The Winter Season is a special time of year when we are often reminded how fortunate we are and how others might not be so lucky. It’s really cold, so we all 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? Being able to get our feet warmed up is something that we all take for granted.
We challenge all Groups to help us start a revolution to keep the homeless warm. If every Scouting member donated just one pair of socks (adult mostly but children’s too) ... we could make a lot of people happy and warm.
Donations will be accepted at the EMS Station, 4040 Anderson St, Whitby, just north of Taunton Rd. until 5pm on January 30th. Whitby Area Scouters will be delivering the donations to the Salvation Army on January 31, 2014.
Your GC has a flyer detailing the program so you can spread the word to your members. If for some reason you don't receive it shortly, please email me at whitby9thbeavers@hotmail.com and I can send it. Thank you to everyone in advance for accepting this challenge in your group and making it happen!

Woodbadge Part 1 Group Commissioner / Committee

Sat. January 25, 2014, 8:30am - 5:30pm in Lindsay $15 (bring your own lunch) Learn more about these roles. All training materials have been updated to reflect the recent changes to Scouts Canada’s policies and procedures. Email your registration to Marilyn Waitkus or call 705-324-7270 to get your name on the list. Please fill out the training application form and bring it with a group cheque.

Cub Pack Laser Tag - January 26, 2014

Bring your clubs out for a great afternoon of fun and competition at Kids Zone, 18 Stanley Court. Cost is only $20 per youth, Scouters free. Link to the flyer and Registration form. Contact Debby Corneal, Area Commissioner for more details.

Range Line Safety Officer, Re-certification

Any current RLSO who has run a range throughout the past year for another group will only need to write the RLSO test. To register, please fill out a course registration form found on the White Pine Council web site under Training http://voy.scouts.ca/ca/administration and make an appointment with Ute Stack usack@scouts.ca. You must be an active registered Scouter, 18 and over.

Discover Scuba Diving Class

Dive Source Scuba in Oshawa, is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center and your official partner in the Scouts Canada SCUBA Program - www.scouts.ca/ca/scouts-canada-scuba
Our Discover Scuba Diving Class allows the opportunity to build Scuba Diving into your Troop, Venturer & Rover programs. Participants will enjoy an introductory scuba lesson in a pool environment, under the supervision of a certified PADI Scuba Instructor. After completion, each participant will have had a great new life experience and have met the requirements for the SCUBA Troop Specialty Badge.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Download the Flyer | Download the Registration package
Sunday January 5, 2014 12:00 pm to approximately 2:00 pm, Boys & Girls Club of Durham
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: December 22, 2013
TO REQUEST the event flyer to distribute to your youth as well as the registration form, please email oshawatraining@hotmail.com

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday November 24, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at UOIT / Durham College. The cost to attend is $0.
Whitby & Oshawa 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. Link to Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop for more details and to register.

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday Nov 2, 2013 (Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street North) 8:30-4:30 includes lunch.
(formerly Sixer/Second training - now for all Cub Scouts)
This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Cub Scouts. We invite you to come out and learn about leadership while having fun and meeting some new fellow Cubs. Session topics will include an overview of Keeo, Activity Leader, Sixer and Second Leadership responsibilities within the Pack.
Click here for promotional poster. Click here for registration form.

Outdoor Skills 1-Day Workshop Scoutcraft II - Oct 26, 2013

Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoor program for the youth, we will hold a number of workshops to help build Leader's skills and comfort level. Held at Camp Samac Oshawa, these workshops will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $30 per participant per day. See Scoutcraft - Outdoor Skills Workshops for more details. The Scoutcraft I workshop will repeat in February 2014.

FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for Scouts age 11-14

(formerly Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Training - now for any Scouts)
October 5, 2013 (Camp Samac) - 10:00 - 4:00 includes lunch. $20
This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Scouts. We invite you to come out and learn about leadership and refine existing skills all while having fun and meeting some new fellow Scouts. Session topics will include an overview of KIM, Activity Leader, Scouter in Training, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Patrol Leader responsibilities within the Troop.
FAST flyer and registration info.

Commissioners Area Forum, Thurs. Sept 26, St. Marks

Sep 26, 2013 Join us for an informative evening of information and get up to date on everything Scouting in the Whitby Area. Meeting starts at 7:00 in the upper room at St. Mark's United Church, 201 Centre St. S., Whitby.

Cub Scout Pow Wow Features Purple Star at Camp Samac

Sep 27-29, 2013 Cub Scouts Pow Wow Camp, Lakeland Campsite at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Click on the link for registration package.

New Thursday evening Scout Troop opens September 19, 2013

Scouts aged 11-14 at the 1st Whitby Scout Troop will move their meeting night and location starting September 19th to facilitate a leadership team lead by Rover Scout Katrina Handley. The troop will meet Thursdays evenings 7:00-8:30 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 209 Cochrane St., Whitby. The leadership team will also be made up of Venturer Scout Matthew Pogue and past Scout Counsellor Keith Emond as they plan out an exciting year of camping, skills building, and badge achievement. Contact membership@whitbyscouts.org or for more information.

Venturer/Rover Executive Training Open to all Section Members

Saturday, May 4, 2013 Whitby Area offered a Venturer / Rover Executive training workshop. We had 18 attendees plus 7 advisors and other guests. Thank you to all Venturers and Rovers who attended. You were fantastic, actively participating in all discussions, activities and games. Thanks to the advisors for supporting this workshop. Thanks to the trainers, Debby Corneal, Greg Long, Wil Corneal who took the time out of their busy schedules to offer this workshop to Scouting older youth. Thanks also to Mary-Alice and Jay Harvey and UOIT / Durham College for arranging the facilities and to Stephanie Huggins for administrative support and the ice breaker game.
The primary focus of the workshop was to help the older youth to take ownership of their program, to lead other youth and to perform all tasks necessary to develop, plan, organize and run an active and exciting program at the older sections of Scouts Canada.

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.

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.

Cuboree Goes to St Marie Among the Hurons and Wye Marsh

May 24-26, 2013 Registration Package (PDF).

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 (vtebble@sympatico.ca) or Terry Eldridge (teldridge@acanac.net) 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 committee.
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.

Road & Trail Clean Up

Saturday Apr 6 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am. See the Flyer.

Camp Samac Shooting Competition, Scouts, Venturers & Rovers

Saturday Apr 6 - Link to Shooting Competition information sheet, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa. 9:00 am. You must book a time slot in advance.

Durham TurfDogs Lacrosse Scout Day at General Motors Centre

Saturday Apr 6 - 2:00 pm. Wear your uniform and get in for free, however, you must help sing the national anthem. Family and friends of Scouting get a $3 discount.

Gilwell Dance & Fundraiser in Aid of Leader Training

Saturday April 6, 2013 7:30 pm - $15 or $25 per couple. Late night buffet, silent auction, door prizes, music by Mike's Music. Advance tickets available from bwick@brooklinsigns.com. Whitby Legion (upper), 117 Byron St S, Whitby.

FAST Youth Leadership Training for Scout Youth age 11 to 14

Saturday March 23, 2013 10:00-4:00 - $15 per attendee. Hosted by 1st Whitby Venturer Scouts at Camp Samac Scout Shop/Admin Building, lunch included. Wear uniform and bring clothing for the outdoors. Email your intention to attend and names of your youth. Email your interest to bwick@brooklinsigns.com. Pay at the door by cash or cheque payable to "Scouts Canada." This is a peer-to-peer program so leaders are not required to stay with youth.

The program comes from Scouts Canada and is posted on the website http://www.scouts.ca/ca/training-opportunities as such:
In 2010, the National Youth Network began working on a new Youth Leadership training programs aimed at the younger Scouting sections. This course is called FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for Scouts. FAST trainers will help youth learn the skills to become the greatest . leaders they can be. These modules on core leadership skills will help youth take on the kinds of leadership opportunities that will take them to the next level and achieve truly great things. Download the Training Manual here: FAST Training Manual

Scout to Venturer Program Linking - Open House, Wed. Mar 27, 2013

Scouts are invited out on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:30-9:00 to explore and learn about what the Venturer Program has to offer as they progress into high school and the next level of the Scouting Program. Representatives from the 5 Venturer Programs currently running in Whitby will be set up with displays and take-home information to help you decide the best program path.
Come to St. Marks Church, 201 Centre Street South (upstairs). For more information contact Stephen clarke SClarke@foresters.com.

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company/Crew (Battlefields Council)

Apr 5-7 and Apr 26-28, 2013 - at Mount Nemo Scout Camp, 4284 2nd Side Road, Burlington, ON L7R 3X4
Download the information flyer.
Download the registration form.

Scout Program Update, Thanks to Those Who Helped Scout truck 18-wheelers waiting for judging

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all Troops, the youth, parents and leaders for coming out to support the Whitby Area Scout Trucks event on Saturday at the Whitby mall. It was great to see the trucks and the enthusiasm for such a fantastic event.
Also, I would like to thank the following Whitby Scouters for their valuable assistance in making sure that this event was a success for our Scouting youth. I think I have listed everyone but please accept my apologies if I mistakenly omitted your name. Very well done for a true team effort:
Dave Archer, Don Bridge, April Cooper, Jay Harvey, Dave Mizzi, Debra Paul, Ron Robertson, Wayne Seddon, Peter Williams.
Also, thanks to Greg Long, the person coordinating the entire 2013 “Race” event for Whitby area. Greg negotiated for the space for the races at Whitby Mall, helps to schedule Scout Trucks and Beaver Buggies and coordinates Kub Kars with his own team. Thanks also to the Whitby Mall (COGIR) for providing the space. Final note of thanks to Brian Wick for creating and printing the certificates.
Couple of quick reminders……
- Whitby Area 10 Wheel Scout Truck races hosted this year by 1st Port Perry Troop is coming up. More information will be distributed as it becomes available. Please contact Scouter Wil Corneal (wil.corneal@hotmail.com) for information or to participate.
- Whitby Area Troop Laser challenge on March 24. More details to come.
- Whitby Area Troop Rifle Competition on April 20. More details to come.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact a member of the Whitby Troop Support team below:
April Cooper aprilcooper17@gmail.com, Wil Corneal wil.corneal@hotmail.com, Jay Harvey bradythepug@gmail.com, Stephanie Huggins soccer_mommy_11@hotmail.com, Dave Mizzi dave.mizzi@bell.net, Debra Paul scouter.debra@sympatico.ca, Wayne Seddon wayneseddon@rogers.com.
Yours in Scouting,
Stephen Clarke, DAC Program, Whitby Area

Winter Popcorn Sales - Great Fundraising Idea for CJ

Download the popcorn sales flyer (PDF) and accounting sheet (xls) and do your best to help you group with additional funds this winter.

SCOUTS CANADA – VOLUNTEER JOB POSTING - AREA COMMISSIONER

Whitby Area, White Pine Council - Term to Commence Sept. 1, 2013
Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth in your community? Are you energetic, organized; a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? You’re invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Area Commissioner, Whitby Area For more information on this position please visit: http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/Home/JobOpportunities/tabid/2908/Default.aspx.

Whitby Area Scout Troop Leaders Roundtable

Thurs Feb 28, 7:30-9:00 at Durham College - Whitby Campus (1601 Champlain Ave.) The Troop support team encourage all Scouters currently in the Troop section, as well as those who may be joining Troop next year, to come out to the Roundtable. It's an excellent opportunity to get to know each other, get to meet your Area Support Team, share ideas, and provide feedback to the Team on a number of topics. Roundtable Coordinators Scouter April Cooper and Scouter Jay Harvey

Beaver Scout Buggy Races are Returning to Whitby

Feb 25th to 28th, Beaver Buggies will run in the evenings in the old Bank of Montreal unit in the Whitby Mall, 1615 Dundas St East, Whitby (north east end of the mall - next to the Passport Office).
Monday - 6:00 - 7:00 - 13th Whitby (22 Beavers) & 2nd Brooklin (15 Beavers)
Monday - 7:00 - 8:00 - 1st Whitby (15 Beavers) & 7th Whitby (15 Beavers)
Tuesday - 6:30 - 7:30 - 9th Whitby (15 Beavers)
Wednesday - 6:00 - 7:00 - 1st Brooklin (20 Beavers) & 4th Whitby (8 Beavers)
Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:00 - 12th Whitby (16 Beavers)
Thursday - 6:30 - 7:30 - 11th Whitby (10 Beavers)
Contact Jan Coburn & Linda Raines munchkinkitty17@gmail.com, Whitby Area Colony Service Support Team for more information.

Beaver Scouts Family Skate Party Feb 23rd

Whitby Area invites all Beaver Scouts and their families to lace up your skates and join the party. Moms, Dads and Siblings are invited to enjoy a fun afternoon out. Be sure to bring your camera so you can have your pictures taken with the mascots. This year Beavers Scouts can “Bring-a-Friend” too!
Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Exclusive time for Beaver Scouts, their families and friends – no Public Admission)
Campus Ice Centre at UOIT & Durham College, 2200 Simcoe St North, Oshawa. Registered Beavers, their family members and friends. All youth must be accompanied by an adult on the ice. Participants under 18 years of age must wear a protective helmet.
$35.00 flat fee per Colony, payable in advance. This will cover the cost of a crest to the first 100 registered members of Scouting and, if supplies allow, to any youth friends that attend. We are investigating the possibility of making a deal with the snack bar to allow for 1 free hot chocolate for each Beaver and “friend” in attendance.
To register your Colony please contact: Denyse Jeffreys-Janusc AAC Colony, scouterdenyse@gmail.com

Volunteer Training

Scouts Canada requires ALL Scouters, new and returning, to complete the NEW Child & Youth Safety Training and the AODA Training, before interacting with our Youth.
Scouters must also complete the Wood Badge Part I for the section you are working in. Returning Scouters with the appropriate Wood Badge Part I must complete the NEW Woodbadge Part I Module One to learn about the changes that have been implimented during the spring. These may be completed online by going to myscouts.ca – eLearning. It only takes a few minutes to complete but it is require before you start working with youth this fall.
For further details go to Whitby Area Training Page

Scout Trucks to run February 9th, 2013 at Whitby Mall

The races are to take place at the Whitby Mall (Coffee Time entrance), 1615 Dundas Street East, Whitby. All Scout Truck races will run Saturday morning 9:00 to noon. Contact Steven Clarke SClarke@foresters.com for more information.

FLEX Youth Leadership Training for Cub Scouts

Jan 12, 2013 - hosted by 1st Port Perry and 7th Whitby Venturer Scouts at Port Perry Scout House. 8:30-4:30.

Standard First Aid & CPR-C Course January 5 & 6, 2013

This 2 day course for a total of 16 hours teaches above and beyond the “emergency” first aid that one learns from the shorter CPR/AED courses. It is compliant with Scouts Canada’s requirements for Leader First Aid training. This course is also sufficient for Scouts as a requirement of their Chief Scout award. This course is only open to active and currently registered adult and youth members of Scouts Canada. Registration is limited to 19 participants.
Administration Building Board Room, Camp Samac, Oshawa (enter at 1711 Simcoe St. North main entrance)
Saturday 8:30 – 6:00 pm, and Sunday 8:30 – 4:30 pm
$40.00 /participant. Please make your cheques payable to Scouts Canada Owasco Area.
To Register: Contact registration form. Contact: Barry Corcoran by e-mail cargobuggy@gmail.com.

Owasco Beaver Buggies Fun Day Feb 9th

If you liked the Whitby event and want more . . . The Owasco (Ajax/Pickering Area) theme is transportation. $6.50 per youth, buggy kits are available at current Scout Shop pricing with on time registration
Buggy race day: Saturday February 9th arrival 9-9:30AM, runs to 12:05PM at Valley Farm Public School, 1615 Pepperwood Gate, Pickering
Please advise intent to register by: Thursday January 10, 2013 so we can make sure everyone gets a crest! Registration money deadline: Jan 25, 2013
Send registrations to: Terry Fielder, 1892 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON L1V 1W5. Questions? Terry scouterterryfielder@yahoo.ca, evenings at 416 997 5609.

November Area meeting

The venue has changed. We will be meeting at Camp Samac's Administration Boardroom. That will be Thursday November 29 at 7pm. The agenda will be emailed out November 22. If you have any item you want placed on the agenda please email them to Debby Corneal debby.whitbyarea@gmail.com ASAP.

FOCUS Youth Leadership Training offered at Camp Samac, Oshawa

Nov 30-Dec 2, 2012 - F.O.C.U.S. Youth Leadership weekend, 4th year Scouts & Venturer Scouts. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $65, (Leaders & Escorts $30.)

Annual Range Line Safety Officer Course and Recertification

The course is being held at the Camp Samac Range Saturday December 1st from 9am-12pm. Only one session is required. There is no charge for this course. To register, please fill out a course registration form found on the White Pine Council web site under Forms & Procedures – Training and send a copy to usack@scouts.ca. A hard copy signed by your Group Commissioner is required for submission at the training session.
Any current RLSO who has run a range throughout the past year for another group will only need to write the RLSO test but must attend the first 30 minutes of either session for any updates. All other current RLSOs who have not run a range for another group this past year will need to retake the 3 hour course.
We strongly encourage a registered Scouts Canada member from each group to consider taking the course if you use the range on a regular basis. Registration Form.

9th Whitby Beavers Make an Australian Connection Collection of Scouts Canada Beaver badges from Whitby 9th sent to 1st Kalamunda Joey Mob near Perth Australia

Thought you all might enjoy seeing the “touch of Whitby” that was recently sent to our Scouting friends in Perth Australia. Our 9th Whitby Beaver Scouts have been linked to the 1st Kalamunda Joey Mob for a year. In honour of the Joeys completing their “Hands Across the Water” badge which links them with a foreign Scouting group, the Whitby 9th collected Beaver, Group and Area mementos to send to the Joeys. The collection now hangs proudly in their Scout Hall in Perth Australia for all to see. Although the Joeys have completed the required work for their badge, we have decided to remain in touch as we’ve all enjoyed learning about Scouting traditions and making friends in other lands.

Announcing the Cuboree of 1812 Website

Check out all the details about camp May 25-27, 2012, download a musket template and the registration document, learn about the War of 1812, and post questions. We want the Cuboree of 1812 website to be informative and interactive to bring you all you need to know about this years Cuboree.
So go ahead and check us out at www.whitbycuboree.ca and let us know what you think!

1st Port Perry Scouts Electronics and Scrap Steel Fundraiser

For a spring cleanup themed fundraiser we will be collecting all unwanted electronics, (tv’s, vcr’s, monitors, old computers etc.) we will also take pop cans, beer and liquor bottles, batteries (dry cell and automotive), and any scrap Steel or Aluminum around your house. We will collect this at the Scout hall, and all proceeds will go directly to the Scout Hall restoration fund. If you require some assistance with removal, please ask as we may be able to assist, volunteer permitting. The date for this fantastic event will be April 14th at the Scout Hall located at 15585 Simcoe St Port Perry from 10am until 2pm. If you have any questions call Jon (Bagheera) @ 905-985-1311.

Operation Alert - OA 2012: Video Games

Troop Camp with Cub Scout Activities: A weekend earlier this year - April 20-22, 2012. Registration & Website. Camp is held at Brookwood Scout Reserve, near Norwood, Ontario

Scoutrees Fundraiser and Planting Day

We have now confirmed that the Planing Day this spring will be Saturday April 28, 2012, 9:00 am. Everyone is asked to participate as our partner the Town of Whitby will provide a large number of trees to plant at Cullen Park on Cochrane St north of Taunton. Fundraising kits should be available at the first of April for groups to commence their campaigns.
Planting Day: Equipment Required: Pail for wood chips, gloves, rubber boots and shovel that can cut through the grass. Please label all equipment that you bring. Also some means of cleaning your hands prior to eating is recommended.
Food: Gerdau Ameristeel has once again made it possible for us to have Hot Dogs, Chips, Donuts and Drinks. They have volunteered to cook and serve, so make sure you thank them.

Spring Road and Trail Clean-up Moved to March 31st, 2012

10:00 am, Pringle Park Scouttrail, Waterfront Trail, Brock St N. (Link to Flyer). Contact Road & Trail Coordinator for details: Heather Nowell hnowell@rogers.com.

Gilwell Dance and Fundraiser set for March 31st

Join us on March 31st for a fun evening for members, guest and the public as we celebrate another Scouting year at the annual Gilwell Club Dance, Saturday night at the Whitby Legion Hall, 117 Byron St. S., Whitby. DJ this year is Mike's Music with a great reputation for getting the energy going in the room. Featured will be a silent auction, lots of door prizes and late-night buffet, all for only $15 or $25 per couple. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Scouter Brian Wick 905-922-5678, bwick@brooklinsigns.com

Beaver Scout Family Skate Party - Sunday March 18, UOIT Rink

Whitby invites all Durham Region Beaver Scouts and their families to lace up your skates and join Whitby Area for our Annual BEAVER FAMILY Skate Party. Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30-3:30 pm @ UOIT Rink, north-west corner of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street, Oshawa. Cost: $40.00 per colony (Flat Fee no matter how many youth/parents). Youth must wear protective helmets and be accompanied by a parent on the ice.
Mascots will be there for pictures and all Beavers registered by February 1 also receive an event crest. Contact Jacqueline D Forget whitby9thbeavers@hotmail.com to register your Colony.

First Aid Course March 24 for 1 day

4th Whitby Scouters have taken this course previously. It is a great price total $73.45. This would be on a first come first served till the course is full. Please get this invitation out to your Scouters who need a First Aid course if they are interested. They can contact Carole, the Parish Nurse, directly at St Mark's United Church 905-668-3091 / cbeam@stmarkswhitby.ca

Calling All Venturer Scouts and Advisors

On February 25, 2012 (5-8 pm) Whitby 9th "Wilderness Tripping" Venturers are walking in a 10KM FUNDRAISING WALK in Oshawa to raise money for the homeless youth programs at The Refuge. Our team is called "Frozen Canoes" which fits because we like to canoe and do other activities outdoors and stuff is frozen these days. In fact, we just returned from a 3-day mountain hiking and ice climbing trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
Please help us by joining our team or making a donation. We'd love to walk with you. The whole fundraising initiative is part of a cross-Canada program called, "The Coldest Night of the Year". All this community energy is to help homeless youth. I know The Refuge because for years I have volunteered in their outdoor program called, "Wilderness Rocs" where we take homeless youth, yes, the same ages as our Ventueres, on camping trips to learn to work together, to challenge themselves personally in physical activities and to love nature. All those things Venturers value.
Please google "Coldest Night of the Year" and "The Refuge" to learn more. You can even donate money on their site. What would be really COOL is to have a full team of Whitby Venturers walking together (and getting some hot chocolate and a dinner on completion) and raising lots of money to help out the youth of our Durham community. If you have any questions, please contact Lewis Williams at paddle_song@hotmail.com or call 905-666-3180 or you can call the Refuge at 905-404-2420. Thanks for considering this invitation.

Leader Training - Colony, Pack, Troop, Company-Crew, Group Committee

Woodbadge Part I (Basic) training for leaders who have never taken training in their section.
November 4-6, 2011, $80.00, Kitchie Lodge, Camp Samac, Oshawa
Indoor accommodations, full meal plan (Saturday & Sunday), resources and craft materials, included.
Registration details on the Training Page.

Fall Road, Trail and Ravine Cleanup Nov 5th

Saturday November 5, 2011, All events start at 10:00am for approx. 1 hour. Contact Heather Nowell hnowell@rogers.com for further information.
Beaver Scouts : Broughton Public School, Crawforth St., Whitby,
Cub Scouts : Waterfront Trail, Bottom of Thickson Rd,
• Groups 11th, 13th & 16th east on the trail to Boundary Rd,
• Groups 1st, 5th & 7th west on the trail.
Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
• Groups 4th , 9th & 12th Whitby
Scouts: Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza (must be over 12 years of age)

Cub Scout POW WOW runs Sep30-Oct 2, Camp Samac Oshawa

POW WOW is the Whitby Area annual cub camp held each Fall. This year the camp is the weekend of Sept 30 - Oct 2 at Camp Samac, in Oshawa. Our theme for this year is "Letting in the Jungle" and we'll be immersing the cubs in the world of the Jungle Books. Cubs will be introduced to many of the stories from the Jungle Books and will have fun playing games and doing activities that are all related to the jungle environment. They will rescue Mowgli from the Banderlog, explore the lair of the White Cobra, and shoot arrows like the Gond Warriors. Circle the Sept 30-Oct 2 weekend on your Cub Calendar and don’t miss this fun and exciting camp. Pricing will be the same as last year: $20/youth, leaders and parent helpers are free. Download the Registration Form here. If you have any questions contact Jay Harvey AAC-Cub Scouts by email at whitbypack@gmail.com.

Colin Grainger and Tyler Parrott appointed Whitby Area Youth Commissioners

Council Youth Commissioner Rover Scout David Millie of Whitby is pleased to announce the appointment of Venturer Scout Colin Grainger and Tyler Parrott as the Whitby Area Youth Commissioner. Colin is currently a member of the 1st Whitby Venturer Company and was recently awarded the Chief Scout's Award, Scouts Canada's highest achievement for youth in the Scout program.
Colin's duties will include offering a youth perspective to the adult volunteer service team, ensuring that activities and actions will be best and appropriate for all youth involved.

CUB-O-REE 2011 "Adventure Cubbing"

This year's Whitby Area Cub-O-Ree (Download Flyer: PDF Flyer)will be held the weekend of May 27-29, 2011 at the Willowgrove Outdoor Education Centre near Stouffville, Ontario. As is the usual practice for Cub-O-Ree we will be busing the youth & their gear from Whitby to the camp & return.
Craig Rendall (11th Whitby) is our Camp Chief for 2011 and James Paterson (1st Brooklin) is our Program Coordinator. The Cuboree team has begun meetings to plan out the Cub-O-Ree activities with the theme of "Adventure Cubbing". Willowgrove offers a number of facilities and programs that the team plans to incorporate into the weekend activities.
Register Today (Download Registration: PDF Registration Form)
Thanks to Craig and James and all the team for their hard work so far. It promises to be a fun and active Cub-O-Ree.
For those interested you can check out the link for Willowgrove at: www.willowgrove.ca/wcentre.html

Spring Road, Trail and Ravine Cleanup Apr 2nd

Saturday April 2, 2011, All events start at 10:00am for approx. 1 hour. Contact Heather Nowell hnowell@rogers.com for further information.
Beaver Scouts : Broughton Public School, Crawforth St., Whitby,
Cub Scouts : Waterfront Trail, Bottom of Thickson Rd,
• Groups 1st ,5th &7th east on the trail to Boundary Rd,
• Groups 11th, 13th & 16th west on the trail.
Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
• Groups 4th , 9th & 12th Whitby
Scouts: Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza (must be over 12 years of age)

What is Friendfest?

It is a Scouts Canada initiative designed to encourage Groups to recruit new youth and adult members during a period of the Scouting year when a significant portion of this year’s programming is behind us.
The incentive to continue recruiting late in the year (aside from being the best program out there) is promoted through:
• A significantly reduced registration fee of $80.00 for (youth) and $55.00 (adult) members, registered after February 1st ,2011
• A chance to win a weekend rental at Camp Samac offered by White Pine Council a great prize.
Follow the link to a PDF with more information.

The “Good Turn” Campaign is back!

For those of you who need a mini refresher on this fun initiative, here’s how it works:
1. In March, Area Commissioners will provide every registered member with a stylish and colourful wristband (yes, it’s back!) containing the phrase “GOOD TURN”.
2. During the Campaign Week of March 27th – April 2nd, 2011 (extended one week for those on school break), we request every member to pass on the wristband after completing a “Good Turn.”
3. Invite the recipient to do a “Good Turn” and continue to pass on the wristband.
4. In an age dominated by social media and an unprecedented spread of information, we ask that you please share your experiences on our website. This year, we’ve also included a texting option! (Text GOODTURN to 51051 and tell us about your Good Turn).

Oshawa Archery Shoot, Camp Samac Apr 8 & 9

The Camp Samac Range Archery Shoot will be held Friday, April 8th, 2011 & Saturday, April 9th, 2011 and is open to Cub Scouts, Scouts, Scouters in Training (SITs), Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts and Leaders of all sections.
Awards for each Section: Teams of 3 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) (First Place team gets name on trophy, 1st – 3rd place all get individual medals). Individuals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), (1st – 3rd place get individual medals).

Scout Troop Shooting Competition (Whitby Area)

Register now for the Whitby Area Scout Shooting Competition to be held Sunday April 17th at the Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. Contact Don Bridge for more details. donbridge@rogers.com, 905-430-0324.

Scout Troop Laser X-treme Challenge, Mar 20th (Whitby Area)

Register now for the Whitby Area Laser X-treme Challenge to be held Sunday March 20th at the Laser X-treme, 40 Bond St E., Oshawa. Contact Don Bridge for more details. donbridge@rogers.com, 905-430-0324.

March Area Commissioner's Forum - date change

Thursday March 24th, Port Perry Scout Hall Lower meeting room, 7:00 pm. For map directions 15585 Simcoe St Port Perry, at the intersection of Simcoe St and Paxton St. This meeting is open to all members of Scouting and other interested parties.

Kub Kars Set to Go at Whitby Mall

The Whitby Area Kub Kars Pinewood Derby is being held evenings 6:30pm – 9:00pm Monday February 14th through to Thursday March 3rd, 2011 with the FINALS being held on Saturday March 5th from 8:30am to approx 12:30pm.
This year our event is being held at the Whitby Mall (1615 Dundas St E & Thickson Rd, Whitby). Packs are encouraged to use their race nights as "Bring a Friend" nights as well Groups are to encourage all Leaders, Beavers, and Scouts to come out and cheer on the Cub Scouts. Let's show everyone what a great event Kub Kars is!!
Akela's will have all the details about their race night and the race location within the Mall or you can contact Scouter Jay (AAC-Pack) at whitbypack@bell.net.
See You At The Track!

January 2011 Area Commissioner's Forum

Area Forum this month will be held WEDNESDAY January 19th in Whitby Municipal Building, 7:00-9:00, 575 Rossland Rd East, committee room downstairs. Come out an learn about the new programs this spring, upcoming events and share ideas about how to achieve Scouts Canada's objective of 20% growth.

Rover Moot EWE, November 19-21 Heber Down

Rovers and Venturers are invited to the second annual Whitby Moot Venturee - EWE. See website for details. http://www.1stwhitbyventurers.ca/crew/ewe/index.html.

Standard First Aid Course November 20-21

Scouter Manley Lavendar from 12th Whitby Troop will offer all leaders an opportunity to get Canadian Red Cross/Standard First-Aid certified thru his training company. This year the training weekend is Nov 20 and 21st in north Oshawa (22 Beatrice St.) The cost is $100 per leader. Please forward your contact information to: Manley Lavender, 905-430-2468 lavender@rogers.com

Youth Leadership Workshop: FOCUS for Senior Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers

The youth at 1st Whitby have been offering this program to their peers for 9 years. Each year a different teaching team brings new dynamics to the exploration of Leadership values. Modules are threaded into a weekend of fun and fellowship.
December 3-5 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Oshawa.

Leader Wood Badge Basic Training December 3-5, Venturer Company

Sign up now for Wood Badge Part I that Brian Wick is heading up in early December in parallel with FOCUS youth training workshop. This will be a two night leisurely weekend workshop for those working with Venturer Companies. Pre-requisite is online Modules 1 and 2. $30 Camp Samac Oshawa Cabin 6.
White Pine Council course registration form

Whitby Cub Scout Pow Wow Camp

Whitby Area of Scouts Canada held their annual camp for Cub Scouts from across Durham Region last month including campers from 16 different packs. The event, held in the group camping area of Heber Down Conservation Area, hosted over 200 youth ages 8-10 and their leaders. This year's theme was "Emergency Preparedness" with sessions being run by Whitby Fire, Durham Emergency Management Office & Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team. Each rotation taught the young participants how to be prepared in a variety of situations and also gave them the opportunity to share and bond together, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime…or at least until next years great event. To see more photos of this event, go to www.snapwhitby.com.

Experience Colony Leader Needed for 2010-2011!!!

7th Whitby Colony (Beavers) requires an experienced Colony Leader to mentor new leaders. Our Colony meets on Tuesday nights, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, at West Lynde Public School (270 Michael Blvd, Whitby)
Position Requirements:
- minimum 3 month commitment
- able to commit to 10-12 hours permonth for planning sessions, regular meeting, and special outings
- experience with Colony, BP & P, and Program Standards
If this is you then please contact our Registrar, Mary-Alice Harvey, at 905-666-1920 right away.
Our website is : 7th.whitbyscouts.org

Road and Trail Cleanup, Nov 6th 10 am

All events start at 10:00am for approx. 1 hour
You are invited to bring your family to the area that is appropriate to your child/children’s age:
Beavers- Broughton Public School, Crawforth St., Whitby,
Cubs- Odd numbered groups (1, 3, 5 etc), Waterfront Trail, Bottom of Thickson Rd
Cubs- Even numbered groups, Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
Scouts, (must be over 12 years of age) Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza
Please bring your own sturdy work gloves. Volunteers on site will have plastic bags and vinyl gloves provided by the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, All registered youth and leaders will receive a participation crest on completion.

Venturee Camp SOAP: WILD, October 29-31, Camp Samac

Please see Registration site or the Facebook page for more details or contact Brian Wick bwick_brooklinsigns.com 905-922-5678. Facebook login.

Popcorn Fundraising Ready to Launch

The popcorn launch meeting held Aug 25th was invigorated with the aid of Council Youth Commissioner David Millie as he continually popped his marshmellow cross-bow. The projectile toy will be a big hit with the Scouts this fall as they work toward their sales goal of $650 each. Most groups will have forms in the hands of their youth by the end of September. Popcorn will be distributed on or about November 20th. Contact Victor Woodburne for more details.

Leader Wood Badge Basic Training September 25, 2010 Beaver Colony

Sign up now for Wood Badge Part I that Rick Campbell is heading up in late September. This will be a one day intensive workshop for those working with Beaver Colonies. Pre-requisite is online Modules 1 and 2. $25 includes lunch and dinner. Location to be decided/announced soon, 9 am - 9 pm.
White Pine Council course registration form.

Leader Wood Badge Basic Training September 25, 2010 Cub Pack

Sign up now for Wood Badge Part I that Bernie Loken is heading up in late September. This will be a one day intensive workshop for those working with Wolf Cub Packs. Pre-requisite is online Modules 1 and 2. $25 includes lunch and dinner. Location to be decided/announced soon, 9 am - 9 pm.
White Pine Council course registration form.

Leaders honoured with National Awards

Scouter Al Halton was presented with a Medal for Fortitude recognizing his continued commitment and actions in Scouting despite a small disability as the result of a medical condition a few years ago. Al has spearheaded the Whitby Scout Trail which now runs along the side of Pringle Creek from Rossland Rd south to the railway tracks. Al regularly walks the trail to clear debres and solicites assistance from Scouting section year round to learn more about the trail and pitch in to help maintain it.
Scouter Brian Wick (photo right) is the recipient of Scouts Canada's highest recognition, the Silver Acorn. Brian has been a leader with youth for more than 30 years, starting as an assistant Cub leader with 2nd Brooklin at the age of 14. He was Akela at age 18 and moved up to be Advisor of the Venturers at age 27. Although he has been working with 1st Whitby Venturers and Rovers for the last 20 year or so, he has also held positions on Whitby Area including president, public relations, secretary and currently webmaster and DAC membership. He has been a part of the area training team, mentoring other groups and scouters, and offered service at various national and international jamborees. He has led local youth on adventures to Europe, Asia and South America, and continues to be an active leader every week, year round.
Scouter Viola Tebble is also the recipient of the Silver Acorn. Viola has been the glue that hold everything together in the area as long as most involved can remember. She has served on the area committee for more than 30 years as registrar, treasurer and secretary, often doing all three positions at the same time. Viola has collected a vast archive of materials from the Whitby area and is a great source of information. She currently also sits on the 5th Whitby Group and is instrumental in submitting most of the area's award nominations.
Scouter Heather Newall is the recpient of the Scout's Canada's national award the Medal of Merit for especially good service to Scouting. She is actively involved with the 11th Whitby group.

Debby Corneal Appointed New Whitby Area Commissioner

Debby was most recently working at the Group Commissioner of 1st Port Perry. She comes from a family that has shaped Scouting the town for many years and contributed to major icons such as our Camp Samac in Oshawa and Adventure Base near Haliburton.
Debby will be responsible for representing our area at the White Pine Council monthly meetings and will be holding regular monthly Commissioner's Forums (ACF's) as well as monthly Service Team and monthly Executive meetings.
Please welcome her!

Over 400 Trees in Two Hours

Thank you to those who were able to help on the planting day May 1st at Jack Wilson Park. The elderberry bushes will add nicely to the creek valley north of Glen Dhu Drive. Donations are still being accepted. Contact the Area Commissioner for more details.

Calling for nominations

Area Commissioner and his team are due for a renewal in the fall. Time is now to review our positions and we call upon you to nominate candidates for the Area Commissioner and his team. A job description is now posted here and details of the current team are located on the contacts page.

Whitby Area Scoutrees 2010 - May 1st 9:00 am - Jack Wilson Park

Come out and help us plant at Jack Wilson Park, Anderson Street north of Rossland There is limited parking at the park so you can also park on Braebrook Drive or Hartford Court which is off Braebrook Drive. Hartford Court connects to the park via walking path. Town of Whitby staff will be on site to organize the trees and advise on the planting.
All planting starts at 9:00 am rain or shine!
Equipment Required: Pail for wood chips, gloves, rubber boots and shovel that can cut through the grass. Please label all equipment that you bring. Also some means of cleaning your hands prior to eating.
Food: Gerdau Ameristeel has once again made it possible for us to have Hot Dogs, Chips, Donuts and Drinks. They have volunteered to cook and serve, so make sure you thank them. Two portable toilets will be on site for convenience.
Monies: Each section please give all 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) be turned in to Roberta Quaas or Dave Reid at the May Area Commissioner's Forum.
Any Questions please feel free to contact Roberta Quaas or Dave Reid.

Spring ROAD, TRAIL AND RAVINE CLEANUP Saturday April 10, 2010

Please arrive to start at 10:00 am. Clean up will take about 1 hour.

Beavers- Broughton Public School, Crawforth St., Whitby,
Cubs- Odd numbered groups (1, 3, 5 etc), Waterfront Trail, Bottom of Thickson Rd
Cubs- Even numbered groups, Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
Scouts, (must be over 12 years of age) Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza
Please bring your own sturdy work gloves. Volunteers on site will have plastic bags and vinyl gloves provided by the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, All registered youth and leaders will receive a participation crest on completion.

Annual Dance Apr 10, 2010 hosted by Whitby Scouting Gilwellian Committee

You are invited to join us for an evening of dancing and social interaction at the annual dance held by Whitby Gilwellians. Tickets are only $25 per couple or $15 single. Bar service is provided by the Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St South. 8:00pm to 1:00am. Come have some fun, food and take home a door prize. (Age of majority required for admittance.) Tickets available from most Whitby Scouters with Wood Badge Part II beads or contact webmaster@whitbyscouts.org.

L'Association des Scouts du Canada's Jamboree Aug 7-14, 2010

Did you know that there is a Jamboree this summer happening near Ottawa, Ontario? L'Association des Scouts du Canada's Montreal Metropolitain Scouts are running a jamboree this summer from August 7th to 14th at their camp Awacamenj Mino, and have invited Scouts Canada members to join in the fun! Registration strictly ends April 15th, 2010, and you can get all the information you need at http://www.scoutsmm.qc.ca/public/services/jamboree.php . If your group would like to experience something new and make tons of new friends, check it out! Please note that all material, communications, and programs will be in French.

Wood Badge Part 2

Looking for a Wood Badge Part II Course for Colony, Pack, Troop or Company? Next Course is April 9-11 and April 30-May 2,2010. First weekend is at Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Acton) and second weekend is at Camp Everton (Rockwood), cost is $210.00 which covers accommodations, meals and bead recognition.
Prerequisites: 1) Woodbadge Part I (woggle) in the section that you are applying for, 2) Have been working in the section for minimum of one year and currently working in the section, 3) Area Commissioner approval and signature, 4) Minimum of 18 years old.
Theme: Wizard of Oz - All sections will be required to participate in a standing camp and the troop level will be required to participate in a standing camp and a mobile camp while on the Woodbadge Part II and therefore will require outdoor camping equipment and be capable of participating on these activities.
Register before Friday, March 15, 2010. Download application.

Operation Alert 2010 "Back to the Future" Ferris Provincial Park near Campbellford, April 23-25

This 36th Annual Event draws Cubs and Scouts from across White Pine Council. ** NEW PROGRAM & NEW LOCATION ** Full details can be found at www.operationalert.com Contact Susan Sweet Lebeau 705-749-3354 for registration questions. Registrations Due by: April 4, 2010.

5th Annual Camp Samac Open Archery Shoot Saturday April 10, 2010

Open Council Wide to: Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders. Archers must pre-register before April 10, 2009. Competitors form teams (teams of 3 only) or enter as individuals and book a time to come in to shoot for a 20-minute period. Return for the awards presentation at 4:30 p.m. Name on Trophies and Individual Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in Team Competition. Individual Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in Individual Competition. Teams & Individual, $5 per person to participate. Event runs 9 am to 4:30 pm. Contact Scouter Karl Holliday ScouterGuy@gmail.com for details and to register. (PDF) 905-244-2632 (home, evenings & weekends).

Whitby Area Rover represent Canada at United Arab Emirates conference

After posting his submission to The World Scout Bureau, our own Rover, David Millie was successful in his application for becoming the Canadian Youth representative to attend an international event.

This is the 4th International Youth Gathering “Scouting and Intellectual Initiatives” for the submission of projects and ideas in the areas of Science, Technology, Communication, Preservation of the Environment and Small Projects. The initiatives submitted might be projects already carried out or currently in progress in the country of origin of the participant. The event is to be held from 3 through 13 February 2010 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates."

Presently, David is developing a parental monitoring system that works with the Microsoft MSN messenger service; however the system can be expanded for input from other instant messaging services and email. Future plans include a contextual analyzer for finding words used out of place in a sentence. Usage of that analyzer could make it easy to identify new slang or code words. This will allow supervision of youth without total privacy invasion. Rankings are done automatically, allowing parents to only feel the need to read offensive conversations.

Whitby Area sends their sincerest congratulations to David for his hard work, and we are all very proud in his representation for Canadian Youth.

Scout Trucks Competition Sat Feb 20th

Scout Trucks will run again at Iroquois Park Arena from 8:30 am on Saturday Feburary 20th in the upper room between Rinks 2 and 3. Download the Scout Trucks registration form(PDF) and Scout Truck Rules. Registration form and fee of $10 per participant is due February 6th.

Essential Leader Training - Wood Badge Part 1 (Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Group Commissioners)

Feb 26-28, 2010 at Camp Samac. Link to White Pine training page for full details and registaration form. $100 includes food & housing.

Lazer Extreme Competition for Troop March 7th

Register your unit today for the Lazer Challenge 2010 on Sunday March 7th at Lazer Extreme, 44 Bond St. E, Oshawa. For more information and a registration form click on PDF form or Word Doc form. Registration form and fee of $19 per participant is due February 20th (Scout Trucks Competition).

(Cancelled) Lightweight Cooking for Hiking, Canoeing, Feb 20th

Lightweight Cooking - Scouters- Mark Saturday Feb 20 on your calendar. Whitby Area is hosting an exciting workshop for Scouters, their friends and family to learn all about how to make light-weight food... that is right, how to dehydrate food.... you know, to suck all the juice out of it. Why is doing dehydrated food at home so great?? Well, it is cheap, doesn't weigh much and lasts for a long time in the bush... you know, so now you don't have to carry that heavy refrigerator when you go camping, hiking, and canoe tripping... cool! Contact course coordinator Lewis Williams Email: paddle_song@hotmail.com 905-666-3180.

Cub Pack Laser Tag, Kids Zone, Stanley Crt. January 31st

Due to the low inital response to the Pack Laser Challenge, this event has been rescheduled to Sunday January 31st.
Please submit your numbers, both youth and adults, to me no later than Friday Jan 22. If your pack has any time preference, as these games are scheduled, please note then in your response and we will try and work with you on the schedule.
Dave McAlear has asked that we supply him with the number of youth and adults participating, names of the youth and adults as well, from each group by Friday January 22nd and a schedule can be put together for the event.
The cost of this event is $13.00 per person and can be paid by Group / Section cheque prior to Jan 23rd. Contact Victor Woodburne 905 666 9621 for more information.

Cub Winter Activity Day Camp Samac

February 6th will be a fun-filled day, this year's theme is "Medieval Cubs" and the 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. Contact Scouter Ian Baxter at 905-576-5020 or 21st.Oshawa.Cubs@gmail.com .

Beaver Colony Family Skate

Mark Feb 7th for the whole family to join in on skating at McKinney Arena 1. Cost is only $40 per group. Skating time is 11:15 am - 1:15 pm so be sure to come early so you are ready to go on the ice. Refreshments will be available and maybe a visit from White Pine Wally. Contact AAC Colony - Rick Campbell for more information. rickcampbell@rogers.com

Wood Badge Part 1 Colony, Pack, Troop, Commissioner/Group Committee, Jan 15-17

Wood Badge Part 1 Colony, Pack, Troop & Group committee, for adult leaders, Port Perry Scout House. Download the flyer. (Non-residential, but you can stay over.) Contact Brian Wick 905-922-5678 or bwick@brooklinsigns.com. Download Training Application. $40. (Fri 7-9, Sat 9-8, Sun 9-4)

Whitby Area Youth Rally, Jan 10th

Our Council Deputy commissioner for Youth - Dylan Reinhart, will host a youth forum and rally at the Scugog Community Centre, Port Perry, on Sunday January 10th from 10 am-3 pm. A variety of activies will foster cooperation and fun as youth from a wide range of ages come together to talk about their wants and needs from Scouting program. With any luck a candidate will be nominated to serve as the youth rep for Whitby Area, a position that has been vacant for a few years.

Gone Home - Daniel Quaas, AAC Pack (Wolf Cubs)

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday December 27, 2009 at the age of 45.
He leaves to mourn his loving son Shane and Shane’s mother Roberta, girlfriend Deb Willis, inlaws Sandy Grant, Jo-Anne, Cal and Russ Sturgess and Patricia and Jamey Payne. Dan had a large circle of friends and extended family including those from Scouting and the Children’s Aid Society.
Dan will be resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday December 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday December 31 at 11 a.m. in the Armstrong Chapel with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s memory to the Charity of your choice. For online condolences please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.

Seasonal Get-together, Sunday December 13th

Join the your Area team for fellowship and good cheer at the annual seasonal get-together for adult members of the Whitby Area, J P Fitzpatrick & Son, AMC Complex, Consumers Drive, Whitby, 7:00 pm

Youth Leadership Workshop: FOCUS for Senior Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers

The youth at 1st Whitby have been offering this program to their peers for 6 years. Each year a different teaching team brings new dynamics to the exploration of Leadership values. Modules are threaded into a weekend of fun and fellowship.
Nov 27-29 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Oshawa.

Chief Scout / Queen’s Venturer Award Presentation Nov 28th

The Chief Scout / Queen’s Venturer award presentation ceremony for White Pine Council will be on Saturday November 28 at the Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Road East, Whitby.
The application for submission is located at Ceremony Application. The deadline to submit for the 2009 Recognition Ceremony is: November 7, 2009

First Aid Training Nov 28-29

There will be a Red Cross Standard First Aid course offered to Scouters by one of Whitby's Scouters, Manley Lavender.
Date: Nov 28-29/09
Time: 9:00am- 5:00pm- Sat and Sun
Location: 22 Beatrice St., Oshawa, near Simcoe and Mary St.
Cost: $105.00
Bring: your lunch
To register and for info, contact Manley Lavender at 905- 430-2468 or Email lavender@rogers.com

Cub Pack Pow Wow a Huge Success!

On behalf of 4th Midland Cubs I would like to thank everyone in the White Pine Council for once again including us in your fall camp.
Our youth had an amazing time and went home happy, tired and dirty - just like it should be. Thanks to Craig and all the other leaders who came and helped us set up in the dark, it was much appreciated.
When I saw the look of awe on our youth and all the other youth there, I had to fight back the tears of joy and that is what scouting is all about. We were so excited when our youth received third place for the bone. It meant they finally stopped fighting among themselves and have managed to start working as a team.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the spring at the Wye River Camp in Midland. Thanks once again.
P.S. We plan on being the first group to arrive at the Midland camp :)
Katherine Faulkner, Group Commissioner, 4th Midland Scouting

Course: "Wilderness Tripping/Backpacking for Leaders"

Date: Nov. 21-22/09; Cost: $100.00
Location: Cobourg Scout Camp
Training Team: "The Whitby Outdoor Skills Experts"
Equipment to Bring: personal tent and backpack. Weather appropriate clothing. More info to follow later. Food provided.
Brief Course Description: You will meet at the Cobourg Scout Camp and hike back into the property where you will learn new backcountry skills and refresh old ideas and skills that you knew but maybe haven't had a chance to use for a while. Sharing interesting techniques is something that everyone enjoys. Getting answers to some mysteries of wilderness living is always rewarding. You'll cook over a wood fire and also single-burner stoves and sleep in tents. Come on out for an excellent course! For more information contact course coordinator Lewis Williams Email: paddle_song@hotmail.com. 905-666-3180.

Road and Trail Cleanup, Nov 7th 10 am

All events start at 10:00am for approx. 1 hour
You are invited to bring your family to the area that is appropriate to your child/ children’s age:
Beavers- Broughton Public School, Crawforth St., Whitby,
Cubs- Odd numbered groups (1, 3, 5 etc), Waterfront Trail, Bottom of Thickson Rd
Cubs- Even numbered groups, Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
Scouts, (must be over 12 years of age) Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza
Please bring your own sturdy work gloves. Volunteers on site will have plastic bags and vinyl gloves provided by the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, All registered youth and leaders will receive a participation crest on completion.

Rover Moot offers WHALE of a time, Nov 13-15

Rovers and Venturers are invited to attend the first W.H.A.L.E. Moot at Heber Down Conservation Area coming up on the weekend of Nov 13-15. For full details go to Whale Registration.

Meet Scouts Chief Commissioner Oct 27th 7:00 Camp Samac

You won't want to miss this! See attached PDF flyer.
Discovering New Horizons:
This event is open to all Venturers, Rovers, Scouters, Alumni, Parents and everyone else who loves Scouting. Steve Kent wants to build a stronger Scouts Canada. He has been listening to youth and volunteers across the country. The result is an ambitious Action Plan that challenges Scouts Canada and its members to step up and help make the changes they asked for. The Action Plan is a first step. More needs to be done.
Highlights:
• Online Training
• University and College Presence
• More Members
• Public Appointments
• More Youth Involvement
• Program & Activity Kits
• More Leaders
• Alumni Development

Pass the Word - JOTA's going to do another Guinness World Record Attempt

Imagine........the largest International Scouting event held each year
Imagine........talking on the radio with scouts from around the world who are all participating in the same event
Imagine.......
A baking pan 8 feet long; 4 feet wide; and 8 inches deep
14 Cases of apples that have to be prepared
4 Commercial barbeques required
being part of another Guinness Book of Worlds Records attempt.......
for the largest Apple Crumble ever baked from scratch !
Scouts & Guides are invited to join us at this year’s JOTA happening – live band; activities; karaoke; and much, much more.
Spread the word, JOTA happens on the October 16-18th weekend at Mosport International Speedway. Check us out at www.JOTA.ca

Scouts Canada launches online Program Builder

The Program Builder Online provides an great resource for leaders when planning out their weekly programs and includes hundreds of activity ideas (songs, games, crafts, etc) that Leaders can plug into a planning tool. Check it out! link to Program Builder now. (You need your membership number to login.)

Scouters and friends- Want a Canoe?? red- very Canadian!!

Whitby Area has 1 red canoe for sale!! This is a canoe that hasn't been used much because everyone uses the green ones. (Eight green canoes fit on our canoe trailer.) This boat is in good condition and has been stored indoors at Camp Samac. It is great for day use while family camping or at a cottage.
It would make a great gift for someone special!! The cost?? No cost! Let's trade. 1 canoe for 12 paddles (from Canadian Tire). Sizes?? for our Scout-aged youth...45"-55". If you are curious, just let me know. Lewis Williams 905-666-3180

Cub Pack Newsletter 2009-2010

Dan Quaas, Assistant Area Commissioner for Pack, has just released a newsletter containing contact info, dates and events details. Please link to Pack Newsletter 2009-2010 for more details. (PDF 110kb)

A Message from our Chief Commissioner, Steve Kent

Steve Kent appears in a 'straight talk' video on YouTube called Message from Steve Kent. Also last week, a discussion document called Task Force Action Plan-May 2009 (PDF 703kb) was released.
It was easy to see that Steve is a down-to-earth, and bright visionary, who is committed to action. He wants all Councils to adopt this plan, and use it to help Scouting grow. Dylan Reinhart comments, "... there are a lot of really good ideas and I am very excited about it."
The timing could not be any better. Since this Council is currently reviewing its strategic priorities, I ask that you share this information with all members in your Areas. Read through the material and come prepared to future meetings to discuss a plan of action. The future is exciting as we look forward to finalizing our plans and committing to action!

Youth of the World - Discovery Base Sep 25-27 2009, Blue Springs.

The Youth of the World Award is broken into two sections: Discovery and Voluntary Action. This weekend will cover the Discovery section of the award and will focus on United Nations Millennium Development Goal #1: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Through hands on activities, the youth (aged 12-26) will learn all about the causes and effects of poverty and hunger, as well as some of the programs in place to fight it (both inside and out of World Scouting). In the end, the youth will have the chance to put together an action plan, which they'll use as their first step towards completing the Voluntary Action section of the Award. For more information on the award, check out a www.youthoftheworld.ca. Complete and submit the registration form attached to the poster (follow link). Fee is $30.

Troop Fall Tune Up, Samac Adventure Base, September 25-27/09

Have you wanted a start up weekend program for your Troop? Well we have one for you. The Troop Fall Tune Up is a weekend of camping where all the basic camping skills are taught or honed and perfected so you can take your kids out with confidence.
Events / training programs run from Fire lighting to Stove, Lantern & Knife & Axe Safety and much more.
Throughout the weekend your troop will earn badges and receive certificates for skills perfected. This is not just a training weekend for the scouts but it is fun as well for first years to third years. Just ask those that have already been.
The event will be held at the Samac Adventure Base near Haliburton. For more information contact Roy Hardy . Leaders will be required to attend an organizational meeting prior to event so you can help your troop have a great time.

1st Oshawa Scout Group Centennial Celebration!

We would be honoured if you would join us to celebrate this milestone on Saturday July 11, 2009 at Camp Samac, Oshawa (Conlin entrance.)
Opening Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. activities last until 4 p.m. This is a landmark event that you will not want to miss. There will be tons of activities for all ages, rock wall, live band, face painting, magician, swap shop, food. Oh and it is FREE!
We would also be much obliged if you would pass this invitation to any and all contacts you may have. Thank you very much, and hope to see you all there! For more information, contact Mike Hurley scouting@hurleyfinancial.ca or 905-619-3600 ext 22.

National Canoe Day, Camp Samac, Friday June 26/09

The canoe was named a wonder of Canada in the spring of 2007, so June 26 was proclaimed as National Canoe Day. To celebrate let’s have a canoe day at Samac. There will be a Canoe-Be-Que (aka BBQ) @ 7 pm with hot dogs and water. Please bring your own canoe, PFD’s (must be worn), paddles (including one extra per canoe) and a throwbag. All participants must be able to swim 50 meters. Water guns and tennis balls are optional, but recommended (Please use only tap water to fill the guns not lake water).
This events is open to all registered members of Scouting. To make sure there is enough food and water please email Dave Reid with how many from your group are coming.

1st Whitby Garage Sale - June 27/09, 8am-12noon

At the home of Akela Bernard Loken, 32 Butterfield Cres., (behind Pizza Pizza at the corner of Anderson and Rossland.) Donations of any kind will be accepted. Donation of material can be dropped off any time. Contact Bernard to make arrangements for drop off or pick up at Bernard Loken, 905-668-4782.

Cobourg Scout Reserve - Work Weekend - June 19-20-21/09

Free camping and a campfire for those that attend and help out. Older Cubs, Scouts and Venterures are welcome. OK the leaders too. Spouses are invited as well if they want to go camping. There are lots of projects, some major, some minor. We will need a lot of strong backs as we have a lot of digging to do. Please come completely self contained and we will supply Saturday's lunch. Remember to bring your own drinking water. Please RSVP to DougRowlands@hotmail.com.

Area Meeting and Awards Presentations - June 18/09, 7:00 pm

Join us at the Port Perry Scout House to wrap up the Scouting year and partake in a number of award presentations. BBQ will be served but you are expected to contribute a food or beverage offering. Please R.S.V.P. no later than Wednesday June 17th, either by email or telephone at 905-666-9621 Victor Woodburne.

Youth of the World - Discovery Base Sep 25-27 2009, Blue Springs.

The Youth of the World Award is broken into two sections: Discovery and Voluntary Action. This weekend will cover the Discovery section of the award and will focus on United Nations Millennium Development Goal #1: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Through hands on activities, the youth (aged 12-26) will learn all about the causes and effects of poverty and hunger, as well as some of the programs in place to fight it (both inside and out of World Scouting). In the end, the youth will have the chance to put together an action plan, which they'll use as their first step towards completing the Voluntary Action section of the Award. For more information on the award, check out a www.youthoftheworld.ca. Complete and submit the registration form attached to the poster (follow link). Fee is $30.

Scoutrees Planting Day at D'Hillar Park, Saturday May 2/09

Not only does it help the environment but provides an excellent community service in conjunction with the Town of Whitby and Gerdau their prime sponsor for the event. The planting this year will take place at the north end of D'Hilliar Park accessible from Bonacord Ave east of McQuay Blvd. (Link here for details & map.)
Group usually start collecting pledges in early April to support the planting, Scouts Canada World Brotherhood Fund and local group expenses. Pledge sheets and further instructions will be issued by coordinator Dave Reid.

Operation Alert "Super Heros" Camp Samac Oshawa, April 24-26/09

This 35th Annual Event draws Scouts and Venturers from across White Pine Council. Ages 11 to 14 - Teams of 4 (3 to 5 accepted) **NEW PROGRAM** for Ages 15 to 17 Full details can be found at www.operationalert.com Contact Susan Sweet Lebeau 705-749-3354 for registration questions. Registrations Due by: April 5, 2009.

Road, Trail and Ravine Clean Up, Saturday April 4/09, 10th Anniversary

Come and join the fun as we help keep Whitby clean. A special 2-part crest is available for this event. The first half will be distributed to participants this Spring, and the other half will be distributed in the Fall. Do not miss the opportunity to have this unique crest. Whitby cleanup events supported by Whitby Area Scouts have been ongoing since 1999. All events start at 10:00am for approximately 1 hour.

You are invited to bring your family to the area that is appropriate to your child/children’s age:
Beavers - Broughton Public School, Crawforth St. (near Anderson), Whitby,
Cubs - Odd numbered groups (1, 3, 5 etc), Scout Trail, Pringle Drive
Cubs - Even numbered groups, Waterfront Trail, bottom of Thickson Road
Scouts, Venturers - (must be over 12 years of age) Brock St. North, at the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza

Please bring your own sturdy work gloves. Volunteers on site will have plastic bags and vinyl gloves provided by the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, and all registered youth and leaders will receive a participation crest on completion.

Camping Gear Sale and Swap, Sunday April 5/09

Bring your group and section camping equipment that you don't need and want to swap or sell to Camp Samac, north part of parking lot off Conlin Rd. near Council Hall. Times: 11:00am set up, 12-2pm for Scouters, 2-4pm for the general public.
Bring all your own stuff needed to do your "business"- i.e. table, sign, cash box, tarp if wet out, etc. Everyone will be totally self-sufficient.. Questions about the sale should be directed to Lewis Williams, DAC Training.

Leader Training - Wood Badge Part 1 (Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Group Commissioners)

April 3-5, 2009 at Camp Samac. See attached for full details and registaration form..

Harlem Globe Trotters, Oshawa's GM Centre, Tuesday April 7/09 7:00pm

Bring your group and section to this wildly entertaining event with special pricing for Scout members and families. Net price for tickets is only $18.00.
Also as an added incentive, all groups are invited to attend Globetrotter University which is a free pre-game session where some of the players promote healthy lifestyles through their S.P.I.N (Some Playtime Is Necessary) program. This will involve some audience participation, question & answer, fun trivia and facts as well as some fun! Globetrotter U will be held from 5:30- 6:00pm.

Badge Trading Event, (all members) Saturday March 21/09

Camp Samac (Council Hall), Conlin Rd E entrance, Oshawa. 9:00-3:00pm. (Set up at 8:00am) Contact AJ Welsh 905-438-9084 for more details.
This is a widely advertised event and should be well attended. First Whitby Venturers will operate a canteen as a fundraiser for hosting scouts from Czech Republic this coming August.

Scouting's Honours & Awards for Volunteers Workshop

On Saturday February 28th Whitby Area will be hosting an Honours and Awards workshop starting at 10 am at the Scout Hall in Port Perry. This workshop is being run in cooperation with the Kawartha Waterways Honours and Awards Team. This workshop is open to all registered adult members in White Pine Council.
If you are planning to attend please contact Victor Woodburne at vwoodburne@sympatico.ca, no later than February 22.
Here is some of the material that will be covered in the workshop:
What is recognition & why is it important?
How can Groups recognize their volunteers?
Local awards / National recognition
Outside Agency Awards
Training recognition
How to complete a Nomination Form
The Scout Hall is located at 15585 Simcoe St. Port Perry, ON. L9L 1B4
If your group has specific awards, beyond Scouts Canada awards or information about these awards, that they would like to share with the other participants that would be greatly appreciated.

Central Canada Jamboree - CANCELLED Feb 1st - lack of pre-registrations

Register your unit today for the Central Canada Scout Jamboree from August 5-12, 2009 at Camp Samac, Oshawa. The organizing committee are expecting about 4,000 youth and adult participants. The jamboree website contains a full description of the events and program offered. Typical units are 5-7 youth and 2 leaders, however, composite Scout troops and Venturer Companies will be assembled as requested (you can join with anther small group to make a unit.) Registration fee for participants is only $350 and will include some premiums.

Laser Extreme Competition for Troop Jan 25th, 2009

Register your unit today the Laser Challenge 2009 on Sunday January 25th at Laser Extreme, 44 Bond St. E, Oshawa. Registration form and fee of $19 per participant is due January 9th.

The Oshawa Generals Scout Day Feb 1

February 1st, the Oshawa Generals Hockey will host area Scouts, families and friends at the GM Centre, Oshawa. The cost is only $13.00. Promotional materials may be available before Christmas to promote this as a great stocking stuffer idea. Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 1st @ 2:05. Tickets are only $13.00 (in advance). Contact Victor Woodburne for more information.

FOCUS Leadership Course for Venturers

December 5-7, Camp Samac, Oshawa. The cost is only $50.00 including indoor accomodations, meals and learning materials. All Venturers are welcome to register. Max in the course is 38. First-come, first-served. For more details link to the information page or contact Brian Wick 905-922-5678.

Intro to GPS and Geocaching for Scouters

Saturday December 6/08 from 9:00-12 noon at the Camp Samac, meet at the north parking lot off Conlin Rd. The cost is only $5.00. GPS units will be available for those who don't have one. (2-3 people can share 1 device). All scouters in the White Pine Council are welcome to register. Max in the course is 20. First-come, first-served. For more details contact Lewis Williams, DAC Training Whitby Area. To register contact Lewis Williams, 905-430-6112.

Port Perry Scout House - Nov 16/08 Open House

The open house is scheduled during the day to showcase a fantastic new Scouting facility in Port Perry.

Camp Samac Work Day - Sun Nov 16/08

Care to help clean up the invasive undergrowth in Camp Samac that is killing off trees and shrubs ? Want to assist with opening up new camping areas, but more importantly for the youth, more areas to run; explore; play Capture the Flag & Manhunt ?
Our next work day at Camp Samac is on Sunday November 16th, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Come along and join us. Bring a friend; bring your senior youth (they must be supervised however).
Things to bring with you:
Food and Drink; Boots; Gloves. Safety Glasses are a good idea, but not essential.
We'll be meeting in the parking lot at Council Hall (Conlin Road Entrance) at 10:00. Looking forward to seeing you. Scouter Stewart Bowman.

Leader Training Wood Badge Part 1

If you are planning on taking part in the Wood Badge Part 1 Nov 7-9, 2008, please submit your training registration form, physical fitness and cheque to Diana Gould 905-852-4753.

Road and Trail Cleanup

Whitby Scout TrailRoad and Trail Cleanup fall clean up is scheduled for Nov 1st, 2008. All members are encouraged to attend. The program is part of the "Adopt a Road" program administered by the Town of Whitby. Beavers and Cub will clean up the lakeshore trail and Whitby Scout Trail, while older youth will collect debris from Brock Street between Rossland and Taunton Roads.

Intro Scouting for new Leaders

Group Commissioner's please invite any new leaders to attend this session on Wednesday November 5th at 7:30 pm at the Scout Hall in Port Perry.
Whether you have offered to assist a section such as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers or Rovers or you have volunteered to take a role on the Group Committee, you will discover that Scouting provides many rewarding opportunities for adults to contribute to the youth of their community.
This orientation session contains information about Scouts Canada that will assist you in your new role as part of the leadership team. You will also meet some of the key people in your Area Service Team as well as other Scouters in your Area.
Register by Nov 2nd by contacting Lewis Williams , 905-430-6112.

Join 1st Durham MedVents and Rovers

Medical Venturers (and Rovers) have been growing across Canada for quite a few years now. It all began in British Columbia, and now has spread all the way to Halifax. The 1st Durham MedVents will be beginning . . . (link to PDF story, 229kb)

Cheryl Flanders awarded "Medal of Merit"

While still in service to other, Cheryl Flanders was awarded the Scout Canada Medal of Merit at a ceremony staged at Camp Samac. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Brian Wick & Greg Luke receive Czech Scouting "Award of Gratitude"

On May 10, 2008 Scouters Brian Wick and Greg Luke received the Czech Republic Scouts “Award of Gratitude” for fostering a long term exchange relationship between Whitby Area Venturers and Rovers and Scouts from the eastern Czech village of Dub nad Moravou. They have travelled to Czech Republic with youth four times and hosted 21 Czech youth and leaders in the Whitby Area.

Whitby Scout Trail

Read all about the Whitby Scout Trail at http://groups.msn.com/whitbyscouttrail located in the Pringle Creek valley lands from the corner of Bradley Drive and Pringle Drive in the south to just south of Manning Road in the north.

8th Whitby wins Oshawa Camporee

[Camporee trophy presentation] 8th Whitby took the Out-Of-Town "Top Patrol" honours at the 2001 Oshawa International Challenge Camp. The "Out of Town" Trophy will be permanently displayed in the trophy case at the Samac Scout Shop. In recent years this award has been won exclusively by visiting American patrols. This is the first time that 8th Whitby has won the trophy, placed first overall, and received an "A" Camper level.

Food drive: Another 210 pounds in February 2001

Scouting sections have been collecting food donations from their members thoughout the month of February. We collected another 210 pounds from 1st Whitby, 9th and various District personnel. We recently found out that 3rd Whitby had collected 55 lbs. in November and 5th Whitby had also collected 40 lbs. Between the two food drives this brings our total to 1286.5 lbs. (almost one pound per member). Thanks go to all the youth, leaders and group committees for organizing this with their members. For more information on the food drives, check our Whitby Scouting for Food page.

We would like to thank the following groups for participating in our November Whitby District Food Drive in November: 1st Whitby, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and the District Executive. You did our District proud. Our members donated 1021.5 pounds of food! The food has been donated either to St. Vincent de Paul, Free Methodist Church or Westminster United Church. It was emotionally uplifting to see the amount of food that was donated and to know that it will go to people in our community who are in need.

[Scout cheering on his 18-wheeler]

18-wheeler and Kub Kar races

Lots of pictures are available. See the photo page for details. There were some really amazing, creative designs and exciting fast cars. Mayor Brunelle was present at the Feb. 25 district finals and was persuaded to start the final races. (Regional finals are cancelled this year, but will be back next year.)

Scout/Guide Week Flag Challenge

Scout and Cub Flags Beaver Flag
Spot the flags: To help you identify the flags around town, 15th Whitby demonstrate their Scout and Cub flags and 6th Whitby shows their Beaver flag.

All Groups and Sections were challenged to fly their group or section flag(s) in a public and prominent location during Scout/Guide Week, Feb 18-25, 2001.

The intent of this Challenge is to have some fun, do something perhaps a little "off the wall" and show pride in the Scouting movement.

1st Whitby's flag was flown at the Whitby Municipal building all week, with an official flag raising ceremony with the Mayor held on Feb. 22 (B.-P.'s birthday) with youth and adult members from each section present. Read more about the flag challenge >>

Chief Scout's Award Recipients. Click to zoom picture.
Back Row: John Pandelidis, Greg Luke, Dave Coupland, Dave Mizzi
Centre Row: Ian Granville, Graham Luke, Ian Baker
Front Row: Darren Mizzi, Chad Bolton, Alex Pandelidis

Chief Scout's Award recipients

In a November 18 ceremony in Bowmanville, six Whitby Area Scouts received their Chief Scout's Awards. This award is the highest award in the Scout section and earning it requires Scouts to first earn several other badges and to complete projects of service to the the community. The award is given to Scouts on behalf of the Chief Scout of Canada, an honorary title accepted by each of Canada's Governors-General for the past several decades. The Chief Scout's Award was created in 1973 by Roland Michener, who was Chief Scout at the time.

Whitby's Blastoff was fun and informative

[Blast-off]

On Thursday, September 21st, Whitby Area hosted its first ever Blastoff night. There were mini-training sessions providing updated material for Group Committees and Sponsors, while program Scouters learned about the upcoming Scouting for Food challenge and two new Scouting programs - Scoutsabout and Extreme Scouting.

White Pine Wally the Wolf.Our new regional mascot, White Pine Wally the Wolf, put in an appearance, and several youth members got together for a Youth Forum session, followed by a soccer game. A door prize draw saw many people go home with excellent prizes, many courtesy of Trail's End Popcorn.

Over 80 people both youth and adults young-old, new leaders, group committee and returning ones were in attendance.

Youth forum was represented with over 9 new youth interested in forming the network needed to get the input from the kids.

Group committee were tested to their knowledge and scored 100%. No doubt, Whitby's recent group committee workshops deserve much of the credit.

Youth recieved some nice prizes and Barb's Food Drive exhibit was astounding. If we don't get 10,000 pounds of food in the region, it is not from trying. Whitby has challenged West Durham and the fight was accepted. Look out.

Ganaraska, Cobourg, Victoria County districts were all there to learn and make their blastoff a success.

Help us find the 1973 time capsule

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We're looking for the 1973 time capsule. Do you know anything about it?

A time capsule was buried at a district Cub camp on the weekend of June 15-17, 1973. We're looking for it this year, but we need more pictures from the 1973 camp. Were you there? Can you help? Call the Mayor's office (668-5803) if you have any information. (Mayor Brunelle was district commissioner at the time.) Almost a dozen people with several assorted metal detectors went looking on July 5, but we've had no luck so far.

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