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Training Opportunities for Scouts Canada Volunteers

New Courses for 2015 in the Works:

Jan - How to Find the Greatest Campsites for Your Section? (Scouters Club)
Feb - First Aid Standard Toronto EMS & CPR
Feb - How to Mine the Data from MyScouts.ca for Your Section (Scouters Club)
Mar – How to Plan and Execute a Week Long Camp (Scouters Club)
Mar/Apr – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (Central Escarpment Council)
Apr - Scouter's Playbook, for Scouters who Guide Others
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 (Scouters Club)
May – Scout Pioneering Skills and other things to teach youth outdoors (Deb & Kelley Corneal)
Jun - Rappelling Training for Dorchester Camp Bel
Jul - ORCKA Canoe Tripping – Level 1, preparing to take youth on the water (Lewis Williams)
Aug - How to Run a Parent Orientation Meeting (Craig Rendall)
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,
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

Scouter's Club is a Learning Opportunity

Sessions held at St. Mark's United Church Hall, 201 Centre St S, 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.

Jan 11, 2015 7:30 pm Where are the greatest campsites for my Scouting? (Led by Bernie Loken)
Special presentation by Helenda's Meats (Oshawa) with meat stick samples you can use as a fund raiser.
Feb 8, 2015 7:30 pm MyScouts.ca - Mining the data for my section. (Led by Craig Rendall)
Mar 8, 2015 7:30 pm How to Plan and Execute a Week Long Camp (Scouters Club)
Apr 12, 2015 7:30 pm Canadian Path: The Next Step (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 volunteer interested for one more year (Glen Bryers?)
Sep 6, 2015 7:30 pm How to Run and 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

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 10th and 17th, 2015 - Newcastle Town Hall, Lion's Den, 20 King Ave W. Newcastle, Ontario. 8:30am-4:30pm each Saturday. $20.00 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, Jan 10 & 17, 2015 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".)

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

Feb 14-15, 2015 (Course 1, 2-days) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015 (Course 2, 2-days) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Ave, Oshawa
Cost: $70 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch.
Register online: Toronto EMS Standard First Aid, CPR-C 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

Scouts Canada Playbook Workshop

Sat. April 18, 2015, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Peterborough Scout House. 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: Scouts Canada Playbook Workshop, Apr 18, 2015.

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.

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 Level 1 is an exciting basic course in strokes and canoe handling designed for those who want to either learn to paddle or those who wish to improve their skills and confidence. Depending on the level, there will be an introductory pool session involving strokes, canoe rescue and swimming. Instructors hold provincial certification with the Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association.
Scouts Canada members and family are welcome at a special rate of $ each. This course is run by a private organization, not Scouts Canada.
A pool session / swim test may arranged ahead of the date during public swim.
Outdoors with canoes is Saturday/Sunday July 4 & 5, 2015.
Contact: Wood Smoke and Paddle Song Inc. Lewis Williams, 905-666-3180.

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, Venturers, Rovers (Central Escarpment Council)

March 27-29 and April 24-26, 2015
Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton and Everton Scout Camp, Rockland. $200.00 - Residental Course, accommodations and meals included.
For more information contact Doug Lemcke; cec_training@scouter.ca.

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

April 25 (day), May 22-24, 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 705-745-0164 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

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday March 8, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Oshawa Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury St. Oshawa. The cost to attend is $10.
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: (open soon)

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 18, 2015 Camp Samac, 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: (open soon)

FOCUS for Venturers, S.I.T's, Activity Leaders, Rovers

A leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts.
Dec 4-6, 2015 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend, senior Scouts & Venturers. Camp Samac, 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 soon)

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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