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Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2015-2016 in the Works:

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 - Canadian Path Mentor Workshops
Sep - Avoid Frustration when Working with Youth Workshop (Michael Burdo)
Sep - Scouter's Playbook, for Scouters who Guide Others
Oct - ASIST: Suicide prevention workshop
Oct - Plan Your Major Activities for the Coming Year - Tools to Make it Easy (Bernie Loken) Sunday Night Workshop Series
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Oct/Nov – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
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.

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

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.

Effectively Engaging Youth and Avoiding Scouter Frustration

Saturday Sep 19, 2015 Port Perry Scout House, 15585 Simcoe St Port Perry, ON L9L 1M3 - 9:30-3:30. Light refreshments (Bring a pack lunch). $20
Meet author Michael Burdo as he teaches you the trick of keeping your youth engaged and cooperative with your.
Register Online: Effectively Engaging Youth and Avoiding Frustration.

Canadian Path Mentor Training

This full day mentor training course will help Service Scouters to better answer any questions and provide guidance on the Canadian Path. This course is a must have for all Service Scouters, Area Commissioners, Area Youth Commissioners, Group Commissioners and Group Youth Commissioners.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm Location: 10 Carlson Ct., unit 640, Etobicoke, ON
Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm Location: 10 Carlson Ct., unit 640, Etobicoke, ON
Register Online: Canadian Path Mentor Training

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.

ASIST Workshop - 2 Day

Oct 3-4,2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury Street Oshawa. ASIST is a two-day (15 hour) interactive workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over one million people have taken the workshop. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST – just a willingness to make a difference. Outcome studies show that: participants are more willing, ready and able to help a person at risk of suicide; and the ASIST method helps to reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. You will receive a workbook, wallet card and a certificate upon completion of the workshop. The regular rate is $185. A limited number of spots are available to scouters at a rate of $80 per person due to generous support from Oshawa Optimist Club and Diamond Training Services.
Register Online: ASIST Workshop 2-days

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 – Colony, Pack, Troop, Company/Crew, Service Team (White Pine Council)

October 2-4 and November 13-15, 2015 (previously May 22-24 and June 19-21, 2015)
Cobourg Scout Reserve? (Aln/Hardwick) 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.
Oct 2-4 First full weekend at Brookwood Scout Reserve, Norwood.
Nov 13-15 Second full weekend at Cobourg Scout Reserve, Baltimore.
Register Online: Woodbadge 2 - All Sections. 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

FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) Leadership Workshop for Scouts

(formerly Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Training - now for all Scouts)
Saturday October 3, 2015 (Camp Samac) - 9:30 - 4:00 includes lunch. $25
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 Leadership for Scouts. More details can be found at FAST Details Page.

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 17, 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 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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