Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2018:

Jan - Scouter Con - full day of displays and workshops
Feb - Wilderness First Aid
Mar - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 1&2
Apr - Venturer Rover Expedition Leader Workshop
Apr - FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth
Apr/Jun - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam
Apr/Jun - Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Dec - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth

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

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft - The Canadian Path

March 3-4, 2018: Day and Outing Activities Skills (Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm)
Outdoors Overnight & Long Term Activity Skills (Sunday 9am-4:00pm)
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, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa (Cabin #3), these workshops will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $45.00 per participant for the course.
Link to Register online: Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops and for full details.

Standard First Aid & CPR C, AED (Blended 8 hours online, 8 hours in class) first aid logo green

February 24, 2018 Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury St., Oshawa
Cost: $100.00 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch. 9:00-6:00. Open to age 13+.
Register online: Standard First Aid, CPR-C, AED (Blended)
Email brian.wick@scouts.ca or phone 905-922-5678 for more info.

Wilderness First Aid

Feb 2-4, 2018 (Prerequisite: current Standard First Aid)
Buckhorn Community Centre, 1801 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn, ON K0L 1J0
We are pleased to over a 60% discount to all Venturers, Rovers and Scouters; This is a sleepover camp (indoors), sponsored by Durham Medvents and EMCAT. (in compliance with Scouts Canada rules and regulations)
$150.00 + HST for the course (paid by e-Transfer)
$30.00 for food (paid by cash in advance—details upon registration)
Included: Classroom and outdoor training, course material, skills practice, Certificate, shelter building* (*Weather permitting) Meals (Sat - breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sun - breakfast), mug up and snacks (all weekend)
Register online at www.emergencymedicalconsultants.ca/registration
(select Wilderness first aid).
Registration is only confirmed upon receipt of payment (non-refundable) Registration closed January 10, 2018 Questions? Email any questions to durhammedvents@yahoo.ca

Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam

April 6-8, 2018 and June 15-17, 2018, Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario
This two weekend training is for those who handle food for groups large and small. Food safety, portion size, menu planning, shopping and food prepartion are coverend in depth. As well as developing a detailed plan for your event, you will obtain a wealth of tools and "trick of the trade" to take back and make your guest very happy and satisfied. Topics will include dietary restrictions and accommodation for others. You will connect with dozens of Scouters just like you who will have lots to share. Once the course is completed you will write the Canadian Food Safety Certification test.
Instruction by Derek Lawday, Professor of Culinary Arts at Candore College, and David Franklin, Executive Chef for Sysco.
Check out www.qmcourse.ca for more details.
Download the Flyer.

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, Saturday-Sunday

November 17-18, 2018 - OSHAWA Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
Complete all requirements to be an adult Volunteer 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 Colony, Company

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

White Pine Council Wood Badge 2 Training

April 6-8, 2018 and June 15-17, 2018, Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario
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 meetings a joy to run. There will be comprehensive 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.
Check out www.woodbadge2.ca for more details.
Download the Flyer.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop - The Canadian Path

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 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 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 7-9, 2018 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Cubland, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa. $60, (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: 2018 registration open in March

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:

Brian Wick, brian.wick@scouts.ca
1101-711 Rossland Rd E,
Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

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