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Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2015-2016 in the Works:

Sep - How to Run a Parent Orientation Meeting (Craig Rendall) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Sep - Canadian Path Mentor Workshops
Oct - ASIST: Suicide prevention workshop
Oct - Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy (Bernie Loken) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Oct/Nov – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
Nov - Take your CPAP Machine camping - John Williamson will share his solution.
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Nov - ViEW Venturer Rover Executive Workshop
Nov - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth
Jan - Train the Trainer Workshop
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth (Oshawa Youth Committee)
Apr - Outdoor Skills Course

Training Opportunities

Specialty Training: First Aid, Outdoor Skills, Cold Weather Camping, Working with Youth, Scouter's Club, Sunday Night Workshops
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

Sunday Night Learning Workshops

Sessions held at St. Mark's United Church Hall, 201 Centre Street South Whitby, Open free to all Scouters.
Format is usually: 30 minute introduction, 30 minute break out by section, 30 minute social (tea, coffee, snacks)
Break-outs can be oriented to the topic of the evening or information about upcoming programs for your section.

Sep 13, 2015 7:30 pm How to Run an Effective Parent Orientation Meeting (Led by Craig Rendall)
Oct 4, 2015 7:30 pm Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy
Nov 1, 2015 7:30 pm Take you CPAP Machine camping - John Williamson will share his solution.
Nov 29, 2015 7:30 pm To Be Determined

Canadian Path Mentor Training

This full day mentor training course will help Service Scouters to better answer any questions and provide guidance on the Canadian Path. This course is a must have for all Service Scouters, Area Commissioners, Area Youth Commissioners, Group Commissioners and Group Youth Commissioners.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm Location: 10 Carlson Ct., unit 640, Etobicoke, ON
Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm Location: 10 Carlson Ct., unit 640, Etobicoke, ON
Register Online: Canadian Path Mentor Training

ASIST Workshop - 2 Day

Oct 3-4, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Street Oshawa. ASIST is a two-day (15 hour) interactive workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over one million people have taken the workshop. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST – just a willingness to make a difference. Outcome studies show that: participants are more willing, ready and able to help a person at risk of suicide; and the ASIST method helps to reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. You will receive a workbook, wallet card and a certificate upon completion of the workshop. The regular rate is $185. A limited number of spots are available to scouters at a rate of $80 per person due to generous support from Oshawa Optimist Club and Diamond Training Services.
Register Online: ASIST Workshop 2-days

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft I & II

October 3-4, 2015: Scoutcraft 1 Day and Outing Activities Skills (Saturday 9am-4:30pm)
Scoutcraft II Outdoors Overnight & Long Term Activity Skills (Sunday 9am-4:30pm)
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 #3 is also available for a shared cost of $30. Link to Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops for full details.
Register online: Outdoor Skills Workshop Oct 3-4, 2015

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 25th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Thursday Nov 26th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Saturday Nov 28th, 9am-12pm
Pellet training, Saturday Nov 28th, 1-3pm
Register online: open soon.

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 9 and 16, 2016 - Location To Be Determined. 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.


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 screen to move forward.

Wood Badge Part I, for Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer/Rover, Group Committee/Group Commissioner (weekend)

November 13-15, 2015 - OSHAWA Weekend Course. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Theme is "Alice in Wonderland".
Complete all requirements to be a Leader with the youth, or enrich your understanding of the Wood Badge I program you have done online. Spend time with other new leaders build relationships, share ideas and challenge each other to find new and exciting program ideas. Our objective is to ensure you are comfortable working with your section's youth, and you will go away with a bag of program ideas, resources and energy to take on the weekly program to the best of your ability. Training weekends are often centered around a theme.
Register Online: Wood Badge Part 1 - All Sections


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

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

October 2-4 in Peterborough and November 13-15, 2015 in Cobourg
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 kcmgilbert@gmail.com for more information.
Oct 2-4 First full weekend at Langley Park Scout Reserve, 1691 Morton Line Peterborough.
Nov 13-15 Second full weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve, 6863 County Rd 45, Alnwick/Haldimand, ON.
Register Online: Woodbadge 2 Colony Pack Troop Venturer Rover 2015. Email: scouterdebbiehobbs@gmail.com 905-396-0660.

Wood Badge Part II – Service Team, Commissioner (White Pine Council)

October 23-25 and November 13-15, 2015
1st weekend Peterborough, and 2nd weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve. 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 kcmgilbert@gmail.com for more information.
Oct 24-25 Peterborough Scout House, 109 Ware St, Peterborough, ON.
Nov 13-15 Second full weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve, 6863 County Rd 45, Alnwick/Haldimand, ON .
Register Online: Woodbadge 2 Service Team, Commissioner 2015. Email: scouterdebbiehobbs@gmail.com 905-396-0660.


Leadership Training for Youth Members

FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) Leadership Workshop for Scouts

(formerly Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Training - now for all Scouts)
Saturday October 3, 2015 (Camp Samac) - 9:30 - 4:00 includes lunch. $25
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.
Register online: FAST Leadership for Scouts. More details can be found at FAST Details Page.

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday November 22, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa. The cost to attend is $15.
Owasco, Whitby & Oshawa Areas 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 considering a position but need more information. You 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.
Register online: open soon

FOCUS Leadership Workshop Weekend for Senior Youth

A leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts, senior Scouts, Activity Leaders and youth Scouters in Training.
Dec 4-6, 2015 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Cubland, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa. $45, (Scouters, Trainers, QM $35.) 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

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 17, 2016 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa, ON - 9:30 - 4:30 includes lunch. $25
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: open soon.


Training Resources

Outdoor Camping and Tripping Skills - Workshops by 9th Venturers

Scouters, our youth in the Whitby 9th "Wilderness Tripping " Venturer Company received such a strong response to their recent workshop on outdoor camping and tripping skills from the Port Perry Venturers that they have decided to become youth trainers in outdoor skills for other groups and sections. They will attend regular section meetings and do presentations for any length of time to any section from Beavers to Rovers on any topic. Contact Lewis williams lewis.williams@scouts.ca for more information.

WOOD BADGE PART I
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.

WOOD BADGE PART II
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.

SECTION DEFINITIONS
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
905-922-5678

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