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Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2017-2018 in the Works:

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
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Mar - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 1&2
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth
Apr/May – 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

Respect in Sport Training - Group Session

August 27, 2017: Sunday 8:00 am or 1:00 pm)
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Required training by August 31st to keep your volunteer role current. $33.90
Download the flyer: Respect in Sport Group Session for full details.

Outdoor Skills Backpack Tripping Workshop

November 4-5, 2017: Overnight Hike (Sat/Sun 9am-4:30pm)
Prliminary Meeting (week before 7:00 pm)
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. This workshop will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $20. Link to Register online: Outdoor Skills Backpack Workshop and for full details.


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 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)

April 7-9, May 26-28, 2017 Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario. Link to full details.


Leadership Training for Youth Members

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 1-3, 2017 - 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.

WOOD BADGE PART I
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.

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:

Randie Jacobs, ranjac@sympatico.ca
#347-1288 Ritson Road North,
Oshawa, ON L1G 8B2
905-626-2128

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