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Training Opportunities for Scouts Canada Volunteers

Training Opportunities

Specialty Training: First Aid, Outdoor Skills, Cold Weather Camping, Working with Youth & Youth With Disabilities

Wood Badge: Group Commissioner, Residential Wood Badge Part 1, Advanced Wood Badge Part 2

Training for Youth: FLEX, FAST, FOCUS, VIEW Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Specialty Training for Volunteers

Cold-Weather Camping - Theory Workshop and Practice Camp

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 7:00-9:30: Theory Class, Sat-Sun, Nov 29-30, 2014 Practical Camp.
Course Objective: to increase the knowledge, skills and comfort level of Scouters in cold-weather camping, hiking and survival. Open to all Scouters, however, it is recommended that you will have completed both Woodbadge Part 1 and Scoutcraft Level 2 before taking this advanced course.
Theory Meeting - Tues Nov 25th, from 7:00-9:30pm at 33 Wyndfield Cres, Whitby. Topics: menu planning, personal and group gear.
Practical camp - Sat Nov 29, 9:00 am to Sun Nov 30, 2:00 pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa and nearby hiking trail. 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
Our Instructors will be: Wil Corneal, Gord Fry, Jeff Clark, Lewis Williams
Cost: $25 for supplies & camping fees | Food provided by participants will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts.
Full details: Cold Weather Camping Skills Workshop. Registration closes November 18th, 2014.
Register online: Cold Weather Camping Skills Workshop Nov 29-30, 2014 or send copy of email confirmation and payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E, Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

Range Line Safety Officer training courses

It is highly recommended that each group who regularly attends the range should send at least 1 registered Scouter in good standing. There is no cost for this course.
All current Range Line Safety Officers wishing to recertify must attend the Pellet training regardless of how many ranges they have run for groups other than their own. We have new Daisy rifles this year which involve new procedures.
RLSOs wishing to recertify for archery only may attend the beginning of any training session for a brief update and then may write the recertification test.
Pellet training Wednesday Nov 26th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Thursday Nov 27th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Saturday Nov 29th, 9am-12pm
Pellet training, Saturday Nov 29th, 1-3pm
Register online: Range Line Safety Officer training courses. Contact Ute Sack at utesack@rogers.com if you have questions.

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 10th and 17th, 2015 - Newcastle Town Hall, Lion's Den, 20 King Ave W. Newcastle, Ontario. 8:30am-4:30pm each Saturday. $20.00
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, Jan 10 & 17, 2015 If you don't pay online, print your confirmation and send with payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1 (Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada".)

Wood Badge Part I - Essential Training for Volunteers

Wood Badge Part 1 Training

Online Training always available. Please go to www.MyScouts.ca for online training courses. Login and click on the RED Training Tab. Then click on E-LEARNING LOGIN. Select a course from the Training Catalog. Remember to save and "refresh" the screeen to move forward.

Wood Badge Part II - More In-Depth Training for Volunteers

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company/Crew, Service Team (White Pine Council)

April 25 (day), May 22-24, June 19-21, 2015 Peterborough Scout House, Cobourg Scout Reserve and Brookwood Scout Camps (Norwood). 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 the second weekend of September every year. Contact: Kelly Gilbert 705-745-0164 for more information.
Saturday April 25/15 : Outdoor Skills training - mandatory (except group committee) Arrive between 9am, sessions until 8pm.
Participants will have the option to spend the night Friday night if necessary. Also open other Scouters who want to take an Outdoor Skills component, but don't necessarily have time to take the Part II.
May 22 - 24/15 First full weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve, Baltimore.
June 19 - 21/15 Second full weekend at Brookwood Scout Reserve, Norwood.
Online Registration open soon.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

FOCUS (Future Of Canada United in Scouting) for Venturers, S.I.T's, Activity Leaders, Rovers

A leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts.
Dec 5-7, 2014 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend, senior Scouts & Venturers. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $50, (Scouters, Trainers, QM $40.) This is a peer-to-peer training course where youth who are competent with the material will deliver a fun and active weekend of learning and practicing skills in communication, goal setting and getting to know one's self better. Fully catered delicious meals and guaranteed indoor sleeping accommodations for the first 36 to register.
Register online: FOCUS Youth Leadership Training for Senior Sections, Dec 5-7, 2014

Training Resources

Leaders recruited to all sections require certain common basic knowledge, skills and attitudes inorder to be able to contribute to the delivery of a quality program. The leader must complete this training within 1 year or preferably within 4 months. The Course Training Standard is available on the Scouts Canada website.
All training is based on the program as defined in Scouts Canada’s publications, applicable bylaws, policies, procedures, the National Program Standards and any other guidelines established by Scouts Canada. All program planning and delivery must be appropriate to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual capabilities of the youth involved.
Leaders receive the Woodbadge Part I recognition (certificate & turkshead woggle) when they complete the training course.

Section leaders recruited to all sections require certain common advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to be able to motivate and lead their section teams in the delivery of a quality program. Leaders develop their knowledge skills in the following three subject areas: - Advanced Program Delivery
- Advanced Leadership Skills
- Advanced Outdoor Skills
Typical developmental and learning activities may be undertaken in one or more formats, including on-the-job development and experience, self-study, peer interaction, being coached, or by participating in training modules or a formal developmental course often held on two or three weekends.
Leaders receive the Wood Badge Part II recognition (neckerchief & beads on a leather thong) when they complete the training course.

Colony training is for Beaver Scout program volunteers
Pack training is for Cub Scout program volunteers
Troop training is for Scout program volunteers
Company training is for Venturer Scout program volunteers
Crew training is for Rover Scout program volunteers
Group Commissioner training is for Group and Area committee volunteers

Scouting Dictionaries or "What are those people talking about?"

Scouting, like most groups of people involved in a specific activity, uses many words specific to their activity ("jargon" words). Provided here are pages with Common Scout Jargon and Scouting Abbreviations and Initialisms that you might find in Whitby Scouting.

Training Forms:

White Pine Council course registration form
Scouts Canada physical fitness form

Whitby Area Coordinator for Training contact:

Brian Wick, bwick@brooklinsigns.com
1101-711 Rossland Rd E
Whitby, L1N 8Z1

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