Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2015-2016 in the Works:

Nov - Canadian Path update (Sunday Night Learning).
Mar - ViEW Venturer Rover Executive Workshop
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth
Apr - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 1 & 2

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.

Feb 21, 2015 7:30 pm Craft Night - learn something new for your section

AED & CPR (4 hours) first aid logo green

Feb 27, 2016 from 9am-1pm at St. Mark’s United Church, 201 Centre St. S, Whitby, ON
Cost: $55.37 for certification and manual.
St. Mark’s is fortunate to have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) onsite in the Upper Hall of the church. We hope as many of our user groups as possible will take the opportunity to train on the AED and keep up to date with CPR. This will provide CPR certification as well as AED training. There is a class minimum of 10. We hope as many as possible will take advantage of this important training. Register: Carole Beam RN, 905-668-3091 x 223 Email cbeam@stmarkswhitby.ca

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 9 and 16, 2016 - Optimist Club Hall, Salisbury St Oshawa, ON. 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.

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft I & II

Apr 9-10, 2016: 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. $25 per participant for one course (one day) or $50 per participant for both courses (two days). Indoor accommodations in cabin #3 is also available for a shared cost of $10. Link to Register online: Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops 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 I, for Beaver, Cub, Scout (weekend)

Apr 29-May 2, 2016 - MARMORA Weekend Course Flyer. KOA Campground, 178 KOA Campground Rd, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0.
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

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

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

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday March 6, 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 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: http://www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/youth-executive-workshop.htm

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 9, 2016 Camp Saganaska, (near Belleville, 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. 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: FAST & FLEX Leadership Day

FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) Leadership Workshop for Scouts

Saturday April 9, 2016 Camp Saganaska, Belleville, - 9:00 - 4:30 includes lunch. $25; Camping also available for the weekend.
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 & FLEX Leadership Day. .

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. $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: open in May 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:

Brian Wick, bwick@brooklinsigns.com
1101-711 Rossland Rd E
Whitby, L1N 8Z1

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