Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2016-2017 in the Works:

Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Oct - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 1&2
Oct - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 3 - backpacking
Oct/Nov – Wood Badge Part 2 (Battlefields Council)
Oct – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Nov - Venturer Rover Expedition Leader Workshop
Dec - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth
Jan - Train the Trainer Workshop
Jan - Scouter Con - full day of displays and workshops
May/Jun – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)

Training Opportunities

Specialty Training: First Aid, Outdoor Skills
Wood Badge: Group Commissioner, Residential Wood Badge Part 1, Advanced Wood Badge Part 2
Training for Youth: FLEX, FAST, FOCUS, ViEW Venturer/Rover Executive/Expedition Leader Workshop

Specialty Training for Volunteers

Standard First Aid & CPR C, AED (16 hours) first aid logo green

January 28-29, 2017 St. John Ambulance, 64 Colborne St E, Oshawa, ON L1G 1L9
Cost: $48 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch. 8:30-5:00 each day. Open to members of Scouts Canada age 13+.
Register online: Standard First Aid, CPR-C, AED Question? Email rjrj8963@gmail.com

Range Line Safety Officer training courses

The Camp Samac Range Committee is offering Range Line Safety Officer training courses on the dates listed below. 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 RLSO must attend the training unless they have run a range outside of their own group during the past year.
Archery training, Saturday Dec 10th, 9 am-noon (Exam can be taken during this time)
Pellets training, Saturday Dec 10th, 1-4 pm (Exam can be taken during this time)
Re-certification only, Wednesday Dec 8th, 7 pm (no training)
Register online: Range Line Safety Officer Course

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, Group Committee/Group Commissioner (weekend)

November 4-6, 2016 - OSHAWA Western Themed Weekend Course. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
Wood Badge Part 1 - All Sections FLYER
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

Check out wpc.scouts.ca/ca/training-1 for more details.

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

May/June, 2017
Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

FLEX/FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cubs & Scouts

Saturday Oct 29, 2016 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, 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, Patrol Leader, responsibilities within the Pack & Troop. Full details at: www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/fast.html

Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop - The Canadian Path

Sunday November 20, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa. The cost to attend is $25.
Owasco, Whitby & Oshawa Areas is offering an Expedition Leader training course, open to all Venturer and Rover aged members. It is for all youth currently serving as an Expedition Leader 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 and special events or trips, etc. 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 Expedition Leader Workshop for more details.
Register online: http://www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/youth-executive-workshop.htm

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 2-4, 2016 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Cubland, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa. $55, (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, Dec 2-4, 2016

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.

Leaders recruited to all sections require certain common basic knowledge, skills and attitudes in order 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 & turks head 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:

Randie Jacobs, ranjac@sympatico.ca
#347-1288 Ritson Road North,
Oshawa, ON L1G 8B2

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