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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

Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR & AED (15 hours)

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October 4-5, 2014 from 9:00am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa
Cost: $70.00 for certification, manual and badge. Bring a pack lunch. Snacks, pop and coffee available for $1 each.
Register: Link to registration form. Send form and payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1
(Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada".) Question? Email bwick@brooklinsigns.com

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft I & II

October 4/5, 2014: 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.

Wilderness First Aid, CPR. AED (weekend)

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October 17-19, 2014 at Scout Camp Wildman, Bluewater Beach, Ontario near Midland. ( map )
Cost: $150.00 for certification and housing. This is a residential course. Accommodations will be provided in the large Cahiague cabin or bring a tent and camp outdoors. Optional - $35 additional cost for Handbook.
Register by Sep 11, 2014: Link to registration form . Question? Email labray@sympatico.ca

Scouts Canada Specialty Course: Cold-Weather Camping

Course Objective: to increase the knowledge, skills and comfort level of Scouters in cold-weather camping, hiking and survival. Target Audience: all Scouters. It is recommended that you will have completed both Woodbadge Part 1 and Scoutcraft Level 2 before taking this advanced course.
Confirmed Dates and Location:
Theory Meeting - Tues Oct 21, from 7:00-9:30pm at 33 Wyndfield Cres, Whitby
Practical camp - Sat Oct 25, 9:00 am to Sun Oct 26, 2:00 pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa and nearby hiking trail
Our Instructors will be: Wil Corneal, Gord Fry, Jeff Clark, Lewis Williams
Program Topics:
Theory- menu planning, personal and group gear
Practical- 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
Cost: $25 for supplies & camping fees | Food provided by participants will be reimburse upon presentation of receipts.
Minimum Number of Participants: 4
Register: Full details at Cold Weather Camping Skills Workshop. Registration closes October 14th, 2014
Send form and payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E, Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

Working Effectively With Youth and With Youth With Disabilities

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November 29, 2014 from 9:00am-3:00pm at (OPG Community Room, Brock Rd. S. Pickering)
Cost: $35.00 for workshop by the author and copy of his book. Bring a pack lunch. Candy bars, pop and coffee available for $1 each.
Program: A 5 hour interactive course that will provide you with vital techniques and practical tips on how to effectively communicate and effectively work with Scouting youth. Take this opportunity to build upon and greatly enhance your relationships with the various youth in your group. This meaningful course will focus as well on ways of positively working with disabled youth in order to gain the best abilities from their participation within the group setting. A great deal of what you learn in this session can be most useful in your family setting at home as well.
Speaks to: Language of Praise & Encouragement,Youth Misbehavior, Respect, Depressed Youth and Adolescent, Homesickness, Coping with Peer Pressure, Attention Seekers, Temper Tantrums, ADD/ADHD, Anxious Youth, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Awkward Youth, Blind/Partially-Sighted Youth, Developmentally Delayed Youth, Selective Mutism, Tourette Syndrome, Communicating Effectively with Youth, Effectively Relating with Teenage/Adolescent Youth, Making Friends and much more!
Copies of Michael Burdo's published book "Working Effectively with Youth and With Youth with Disabilities" will be included in your registration, additional copies will be available for sale at $20.00, Tax Included. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Scouts Canada "No One Left Behind Fund." This book sells as well in Scout Shops across Canada but why not pick up a copy from the author and get him to sign it?
Register: Link to registration form. Send form and payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1
(Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada".) Question? Email bwick@brooklinsigns.com

Wood Badge Part I - Essential Training for Volunteers

Wood Badge Part 1 Group Commissioner / Committee

Sat. September 20, 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Oshawa. Get your game on early by learning the expectations and realities of your position at the group level. $35 includes course materials and breaks. (Bring your own lunch). Take away a great set of tools to manage and grow your group. Get an orientation on and learn the benefits of using the "Scouter Support Playbook" All training materials have been updated to reflect the recent changes to Scouts Canada’s policies and procedures. This course follows the national Course Training Standards.
Email bwick@brooklinsigns.com or phone Brian 905-922-5678 for more info.
NEW You can now register online. Payment may be made via PayPal or credit card, or you may still pay by cheque.
Complete the online Registration form and if you don't pay online, you will need to bring a cheque payable to "Scouts Canada".

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

November 7-9, 2014 - OSHAWA Weekend Course for Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer, and Group Commissioner/Group Committee Scouters. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
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.
Complete a White Pine Council Course Registration form and cheque made out to "Scouts Canada" for $80. Registration closes October 27th, 2014
Registrations and enquires to Doreen Hume McKenna hma@durham.net | 905-428-6173 | 33 Lewin Cres., Ajax, ON L1S 3A2.

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

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, and Company (Shining Waters Council), 2 weekends

Sep 12-14 and Oct 3-5, 2014 at 210 Pitman’s Bay Road, Huntsville, Ontario. ( Registration form) for Colony, Pack, Troop, and Company. Contact Dean Solway 705-380-1416 redneck4@vianet.ca . Register by August 15th.

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Crew (Greater Toronto Council), 2 weekends

Sep 19-21 and Sep 26-28, 2014 at Leatham Centre, Woodland Trails, Aurora, Ontario. ( Registration details ) for Colony, Pack, Troop, and Company. $200.00

Wood Badge Part II – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company/Crew (White Pine Council), (2 weekends plus homework)

May 1-3, & June 12-14, 2015 at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., 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 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.
Link here for full details.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday October 26, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at UOIT / Durham College. The cost to attend is $0.
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 and to register.

FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for Scouts

(formerly Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Training - now for all Scouts)
Saturday October 4, 2014 (Camp Samac) - 10:00 - 4:00 includes lunch. $20
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.
FAST flyer and registration info.

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.

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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