Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2018 - 2019:

Jan - Scouter Con - full day of displays and workshops
Oct - Outdoor Skills for Volunteers
Jan - Venturer Rover Expedition Leader Workshop
Apr/Jun - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam
Apr/Jun - Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)
Nov - Section Specific Training Workshop (in-person suplimentary)
Dec - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training/cerification
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth

Training Opportunities

Specialty Training: First Aid, Outdoor Skills
Wood Badge: Group Commissioner, Residential Wood Badge Part 1, Advanced Wood Badge Part 2
Training for Youth: FLEX, FAST, FOCUS, ViEW Venturer/Rover Executive/Expedition Leader Workshop

Specialty Training for Volunteers

Standard First Aid & CPR C, AED. St John Ambulance

first aid logo green October 27-28, 2018 Camp Samac Scout Centre, Admin Building, 1711 Simcoe St North, Oshawa, Ontario
Cost: $100.00 for certification and manual. Bring a pack lunch. Sat 8:30-5:00. Sun 8:30-4:00Open to age 14+.
Register online: SOLD OUT Email gwen.thornton@scouts.ca or phone 905-431-2268 for more info.

Scouters' Con 3 - Workshop Day for Volunteers

January 19, 2019 Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St North, Bowmanville, Ontario
A fastastic day of workshops, displays, presentations, luncheon and social interaction. Link to Registration & Details:Scouters' Con 3

Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam

April 12-14, 2019 and May 31-Jun 2, 2019, Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario
This two weekend training is for those who handle food for groups large and small. Food safety, portion size, menu planning, shopping and food prepartion are coverend in depth. As well as developing a detailed plan for your event, you will obtain a wealth of tools and "trick of the trade" to take back and make your guest very happy and satisfied. Topics will include dietary restrictions and accommodation for others. You will connect with dozens of Scouters just like you who will have lots to share. Once the course is completed you will write the Canadian Food Safety Certification test.
Instruction by Derek Lawday, Professor of Culinary Arts at Candore College, and David Franklin, Executive Chef for Sysco.
Check out www.qmcourse.ca for more details.
Download the Flyer.

Wood Badge Part I - Essential Training for Volunteers

Wood Badge Part 1 Training

Before you count as ratio and within the first year of being a volunteer, you are also required to complete the full Wood Badge Part I (Milestone WB - MS1) for your role.
Section and Support Scouters Require - Wood Badge 1 for The Canadian Path
Group Committee Members Require - Wood Badge 1 for Group Committee
Group Commissioners Require - Wood Badge 1 for Group Commissioners
All mandatory training is available on-line through E-learning on the David Huestis Learning Centre, assessible through your myscouts.ca account.

Section Specific Skills Workshops

November 16-18, 2018 - OSHAWA Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
Enrich your understanding of the Scouting Program by attending section specific workshop throughout the weekend. 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: Section Specific Workshops for Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Crew, Support Scouter

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

White Pine Council Wood Badge 2 Training

April 12-14, 2019 and May 31, June 1-2, 2019, Camp Samac Scout Centre, 275 Conlin Rd. East, Oshawa, Ontario
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 meetings a joy to run. There will be comprehensive 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.
Check out www.woodbadge2.ca for more details.
Download the Flyer.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop - The Canadian Path

Saturday, Januray 19, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac Admin Centre, 1711 Sincoe St. North, Oshawa. The cost to attend is $15.
Expedition Leader training course, open to all Venturer and Rover aged members. It is for all youth currently serving as an Expedition Leader 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 and special events or trips, etc. 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 Expedition Leader Workshop for more details.
Register online: http://www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/youth-executive-workshop.htm

FOCUS Youth Leadership Training Workshop for Senior Youth

A leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts, senior Scouts, Activity Leaders and youth Scouters in Training.
Dec 7-9, 2018 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Cubland, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa. $60, (Scouters, Trainers, QM $40.) 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: 2018 registration open

Training Resources

Outdoor Camping and Tripping Skills - Workshops by 12th Venturers

Scouters, our youth in the Whitby 12th "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, brian.wick@scouts.ca
1101-711 Rossland Rd E,
Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

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