Whitby Area Scouts > Training

Training for Scouts Canada Volunteers and Youth

New Courses for 2016 in the Works:

Aug - Canadian Path update (Sunday Night Learning).
Oct - FAST Leadership Training for Scout Youth
Oct - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 1&2
Oct - Outdoor Skills Course Scoutcraft 3 - backpacking
Oct/Nov – Wood Badge Part 2 Service Scouter (Battlefields Council)
Nov - Wood Badge Part 1 (Residential)
Mar - Venturer Rover Expedition Leader Workshop
Dec - RLSO Range Line Safety Officer training
Dec - FOCUS Leadership Training for Venturer Youth
Jan - Train the Trainer Workshop
Jan - Scouter Con - full day of displays and workshops
Apr – FLEX Leadership Training for Cub Youth
May/Jun – Wood Badge Part 2 Advanced Skills (White Pine Council)

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 Workshop

Specialty Training for Volunteers

Canadian Path Workshops for each Section

Tues, Aug 23 & 30, 2016 St Mark's Church, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Pack (Cub Scouts) Aug 23rd
Troop (Scouts) Aug 30
Learn how youth can lead the way as you prepare for a great new program. Review the bridging elements and start your progrma plan.
Register: Email Randie and let her know you are coming ranjac@sympatico.ca

Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft - The Canadian Path

October 15-16, 2016 (TBA): Day and Outing Activities Skills (Saturday 9am-4:30pm)
Outdoors Overnight & Long Term Activity Skills (Sunday 9am-1:00pm)
Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, we will hold two workshops to help build Leader's skills and comfort level. Held at JOTA Camp, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, these workshops will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $25 per participant for the course. Camping is with your youth participants at the JOTA Camp. Link to Register online: Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops and for full details.

Outdoor Skills Backpack Tripping Workshop

October 22-23, 2016: Overnight Hike (Sat/Sun 9am-4:30pm)
Prliminary Meeting (Oct 7:00 pm)
Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, we will hold two workshops to help build Leader's skills and comfort level. This workshop will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $20. Link to Register online: Outdoor Skills Backpack Workshop and for full details.

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, Group Committee/Group Commissioner (weekend)

November 4-6, 2016 - OSHAWA Weekend Course. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
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 in August

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

Check out wpc.scouts.ca/ca/training-1 for more details.

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

May/June, 2017
Camp Samac, Oshawa.

Leadership Training for Youth Members

Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop - The Canadian Path

Sunday November 20, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa. The cost to attend is $25.
Owasco, Whitby & Oshawa Areas is offering an 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 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 2-4, 2016 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend. Camp Samac, Cubland, 275 Conlin Road East Oshawa. $55, (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, Dec 2-4, 2016

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:

Randie Jacobs, ranjac@sympatico.ca
#347-1288 Ritson Road North,
Oshawa, ON L1G 8B2

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