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Training Opportunities for Scouts Canada Volunteers

New Courses for 2015 in the Works:

Mar/Apr – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (Central Escarpment & White Pine)
Apr – Canadian Path: The Next Step in Program Revitalization (Sunday Night Workshop Series)
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth (Oshawa Youth Committee)
Apr - Outdoor Skills Course
Apr/May/Jun – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
May - How to Plan and Prepare an Awesome Camp Menu (Sunday Night Workshop Series)
May/Jun – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine)
May - First Aid Standard Toronto EMS & CPR
Jun - Rappelling Training for Dorchester Camp Bel
Jun - Keeping youth and volunteers interested for one more year (Glen Bryers) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Jul - ORCKA Canoe Tripping – Level CT1, preparing to take youth on the water (Lewis Williams)
Sep - How to Run a Parent Orientation Meeting (Craig Rendall) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Sep - Scouter's Playbook, for Scouters who Guide Others
Oct - Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy (Bernie Loken) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Oct - How to Avoid Frustration When Working with Youth (Michael Burdo)
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Nov - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth

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.

Apr 12, 2015 7:30 pm Canadian Path: The Next Step in Program Revitalization (Led by George Gordon)
May 10, 2015 7:30 pm Feeding the Gang: Smart Menu Planning/Budgeting (Led by Brian Wick)
Jun 14, 2015 7:30 pm Keeping youth and volunteers interested for one more year (Glen Bryers)
Sep 6, 2015 7:30 pm How to Run an Effective Parent Orientation Meeting (Led by Craig Rendall)
Oct 4, 2015 7:30 pm Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy
Nov 1, 2015 7:30 pm To Be Determined
Nov 29, 2015 7:30 pm To Be Determined

Outdoor Skills 1-Day Training

April 25, 2015: Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm. Langley Scout Reserve, Peterborough $25.00
Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, this workshop will help build Scouter's skills and comfort level. The workshop will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go.
Register online: Outdoor Skills Workshop Apr 25, 2015
You may pay by PayPal or credit card. Alternatively, you may mail a cheque to "Scouts Canada", c/o Debbie Hobbs, 18 Kelly Cres., Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z5 Email: scouterdebbiehobbs@gmail.com 905-396-0660.

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

May 30-31, 2015 (Course 2, 2-days) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Street Oshawa
Cost: $70 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch.
Register online: Standard First Aid CPR-C, Toronto EMS If you don't pay online, print your confirmation and send with payment to: Brian Wick, 711 Rossland Rd E Apt 1101, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1 (Cheques payable to "Scouts Canada-7th Oshawa".) Question? Email rjrj8963@gmail.com

Algonquinte Day of Learning

May 9, 2015 9:30am-4:30pm at Carl Pitman Centre at Stirling Public School, 107 St James St. Stirling, ON
Topics to include: Budgets and Finances; Leader and Youth Recruitment; Creating an Awesome Program; The Canadian Path: Special guest George Gordon our Council Ambassador for The Canadian Path will be giving us a good look at the new program layout. There will be time set aside in the afternoon for leaders to break into section groups for Program Sharing! Please come prepared with some of your unique, awesome or best loved program ideas!! Cost: $5. Bring a pack lunch, mug and note paper. Tea, coffee and water provided. Print the Flyer
Register online: Algonquinte Area Day of Learning Question? Email nicky@bellgrove1910.ca 613-378-1799 http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=29361

Dorchester Rappel Team - High Adventure Clinic

Dorchester Rappelling

June 5-7, 2015 We are very lucky to have such a fantastic team running this exhilarating event for the third year and hopefully the tradition will continue! This event is open to adults and youth over 14 years of age. With a pre-registration cost of $50.00, to cover site, program and meal costs. More information can be found at campbel.ca/hac.php and any questions, or concerns can be sent to Brandon at hac@campbel.ca.
For those who have participated in past clinics, watch for more information on a second level course.

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Course Level 1

canoe rescue on water

July 4/5, 2015 Canoe Trip Training- Let’s Learn To Canoe Trip THIS SUMMER 2015 This is an introductory ORCKA canoe course (CT1)- Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association. This course is designed for those who want to learn the skills of canoe trip camping. Our trained and provincially-certified instructors will help you paddle your canoe with better control and have fun doing it. Ever wondered about light-weight tripping without a refrigerator? We’ll help you gain valuable experience. This course is for those who are experienced campers and who have some experience paddling a canoe in the bow and stern. Prior to the trip all participants will learn to perform a canoe-over-canoe rescue. All participants must pass a simple swim test wearing a PFD and clothing. In addition, we will meet to discuss menu and personal gear selection. Suitable for youth paddlers 11 years and older, including Scouters and their families.
Pool - Sat June 27 10:30-12:00 at Eastview Pool, 433 Eulalie Ave Oshawa.
Meeting - Mon June 29 from 7:00-9:00pm at Lewis’ house, 33 Wyndfield Cres Whitby L1N 8L3
Trip - July 4-5/2015 (Sat 7:00am depart; return Sun 5pm) in Kawartha Provincial Park
Fee: $175.00 (*members of Scouts Canada and immediate families 30% discount), $250.00 (*general public)
Contact: Wood Smoke and Paddle Song Inc. Lewis Williams, 905-666-3180.

Scouts Canada Playbook Workshop

Sat. Sep ??, 2015, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Camp Samac, Oshawa. Scouters who service others, groups, etc. can make their job easier by applying the Scouter's Playbook to there servicing role. $10 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. Email debby.whitbyarea@gmail.com or phone Debby 905-985-7687 for more info.
Register Online: Open as soon as we confirm a date.

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 screeen to move forward.

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

November 13-15, 2015 - OSHAWA Weekend Course. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Theme is "Alice in Wonderland".
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: open soon
Woodbadge 1 - All Sections, Nov 13-15, 2015 If you don't pay online, send a cheque made out to "Scouts Canada Owasco Area" for $80.00. 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 2 - Beavers, Cubs, Scouts (Battlefields Council)

April 10-12 and April 24-26, 2015
Camp Wetaskiwin, St. Catharines. $175.00 - Residental Course, accommodations and meals included.
Links for more information: Course Registration (due by March 15th).

Wood Badge Part 2 - Venturers/Rovers (Battlefields Council)

April 24-26 and May 8-10, 2015
Camp Dayhondayhoquah. $175.00 - Residental Course, accommodations and meals included.
Links for more information: Course Registration (due by March 27th).

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

April 25 (day) and May 22-24 and June 19-21, 2015
Langley Scout Camp (Peterborough), Cobourg Scout Reserve (Baltimore) and Brookwood Scout Camps (Norwood). 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. Contact: Kelly Gilbert kcmgilbert@gmail.com for more information.
Saturday April 25/15 : Outdoor Skills training - mandatory (except group committee) Arrive between 9:00-9:45am, sessions finish about 8:00pm.
Participants will have the option to spend the night Friday night if necessary. Also open other Scouters who want to take an Outdoor Skills component, but don't necessarily have time to take the Part II. Langley Scout Resort
May 22-24/15 First full weekend at Brookwood Scout Reserve, Norwood.
June 19-21/15 Second full weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve, Baltimore.
Register Online: Woodbadge 2 - All Sections, Spring 2015. You may pay by PayPal or credit card. Alternatively, you may mail a cheque to "Scouts Canada", c/o Debbie Hobbs, 18 Kelly Cres., Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z5 Email: scouterdebbiehobbs@gmail.com 905-396-0660.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 18, 2015 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa, ON - 9:30 - 4:30 includes lunch. $20
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: FLEX Leadership for Cubs, Apr 18, 2015 http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=26116

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 4-6, 2015 - 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: FOCUS Youth Leadership Training, Dec 4-6, 2015

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 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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