Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2015-2016 in the Works:

Oct - Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy (Bernie Loken) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Oct/Nov – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
Nov - Take your CPAP Machine camping - John Williamson will share his solution.
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Nov - First Aid
Nov - ViEW Venturer Rover Executive Workshop
Nov - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth
Jan - Train the Trainer Workshop
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth (Oshawa Youth Committee)
Apr - Outdoor Skills Course

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.

Oct 4, 2015 7:30 pm Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy
Nov 8, 2015 7:30 pm Take you CPAP Machine camping - John Williamson will share his solution.

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

Nov 20-21, 2015 (2 days) from 8:30am-5:00pm at Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Street Oshawa
Cost: $90 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch.
Register online: Standard First Aid CPR-C, Toronto EMS Question? Email rjrj8963@gmail.com

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft II

October 17-18, 2015: (Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, continuing on Sunday 9:00-noon)
Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, we will hold a workshops to help build Leader's skills and comfort level. Held at the annual JOTA/JOTI Camp at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, this workshop will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $17 if you are not registered for the JOTA/JOTI Camp. Only $5 extra if you are.
Full course details and Online Registration
Please see www.jota.ca for camp registration and details.

Range Line Safety Officer training courses

It is highly recommended that each group who regularly attends the range should send at least 1 registered Scouter in good standing. There is no cost for this course.
All current Range Line Safety Officers wishing to recertify must attend the Pellet training regardless of how many ranges they have run for groups other than their own. We have new Daisy rifles this year which involve new procedures.
RLSOs wishing to recertify for archery only may attend the beginning of any training session for a brief update and then may write the recertification test.
Pellet training Wednesday Nov 25th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Thursday Nov 26th, 7-10pm
Archery training, Saturday Nov 28th, 9am-12pm
Pellet training, Saturday Nov 28th, 1-3pm
Register online: open soon.

Train the Trainer

Sat. January 9 and 16, 2016 - Location To Be Determined. 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.

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, 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: Wood Badge Part 1 - All Sections

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

Wood Badge Part II – Service Team (White Pine Council)

October 24-25 and November 21-22, 2015 (Teaching Saturday & Sunday with sleep over)
This training offers you a chance to further increase your knowledge and confidence as a service Scouter. 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: Doreen Hume McKenna hma@durham.net for more information.
Oct 24-25 Peterborough Scout House, 109 Ware St, Peterborough, ON.
Nov 21-22 Port Perry Scout Hall, Simcoe St N, Port Perry, ON .
Register Online: Woodbadge 2 Service Team, Commissioner 2015. Email: scouterdebbiehobbs@gmail.com 905-396-0660.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Executive Workshop

Sunday November 22, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa. The cost to attend is $15.
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

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

FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts

Saturday April 9, 2016 Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa, ON - 9:30 - 4:30 includes lunch. $25
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.

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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