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Scouters Conference

Scouter's Con 4: Rediscover Your Inner Child

January 18, 2020 2020 scouters con white pine council

 

A day of workshops, vendor displays, STEM demonstations, keynote speaker and more!

 

Bowmanville High School,  49 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON L1C 2L8

8:00am-4:30pm   Registration $18.00

Includes light lunch of make your own "bunwich" meat and cheese platters with bowl of soup, salads, desserts, tea, coffee, water or juice. 

Contact Brian: brian.wick@scouts.ca 905-922-5678  for more information!



Scouter's Con 3: The Art of Scouting

Scouter Conference January 19 2019

January 19, 2019 

 

Workshop Selection link

 

LEGEND

 

UPLOADED RESOURCES

Steve Lines - Food for Camp

Brian Wick - Take Scouting International

Terry Fielder - Flyer Delivery Campaigns

Mark Little - Commissioner Training

JD Food Handling 

Marcel Parent - Plants and Trees

Tristan Howard - Capstone Projects

 

EVENTS DISPLAY TABLE

At this year’s ScoutCon we will have a FREE resource sharing section so that Scouters can learn about upcoming events and training, collect craft supplies, books, etc,  or obtain camping gear that someone else may want to pass on.

If your area or any of your scouters have anything that would like to give away at ScoutCon, the lead scouter can contact amy.patterson@scouts.ca and I will reserve a spot in our resource section for items or information.  

 

FLOOR PLAN

Bowanville High School Floor Plan

 

AGENDA

8:00am Doors Open, Registration and Name Badge Pick-up

8:30am – 8:35am Welcome, Opening Remarks,

8:35am - 8:55am Opening Remarks, Key Note by Mark Little, Exec Director Scouting Experience

8:55am - 9:00 Lucky Draw

9:00am – 1:15pm Vendor Displays (Some vendors will remain for the afternoon) 

9:00am – 9:50am Session Time Slot 1

9:50am – 10:20am Coffee Break, Vendor Displays

10:25am – 11:15am Session Time Slot 2 & Vendor Displays

11:20am – 12:10pm Session Time Slot 3 & Vendor Displays

12:10pm – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm – 4:30pm STEM Displays in Gym (ongoing) and some vendors

1:15pm – 2:05pm Session Time Slot 4 & STEM Displays

2:00pm – 2:40pm  STEM Displays continue (gym) 

2:45pm – 3:35pm Session Time Slot 5 & STEM Displays 

3:40pm – 4:30pm Session Time Slot 6 & STEM Displays 

 

2019 Workshops & Descriptions 

 

Draft Workshop timeslot chart

 

Table of Vendor Displays

  • Global Emergency Medical Training
  • Canadian Path info / Trail Cards
  • Scout-Guide Museum
  • WJ'19/HOHO World Jamboree/Home Hospitality Program
  • Camp Samac Summer Camp
  • KWA Kawartha Waterways Area - Scout Properties
  • Oshawa Scout Shop
  • Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Big Bang Promotions - printed promo products
  • Reptilia (overnights)
  • Halenda's Smoked Meats Fundraiser
  • Ontario Electronic Stewardship - Recycling Fundraiser
  • Scouts Canada Recognition & Awards
  • Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Food Handling Training 
  • CLOCA Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
  • Mountain View Coffee Company fundraiser
  • Make it Sow seed fundraiser
  • Upcoming Events / Notices Table
  • Brotherhood Camporee 
  • Northstar 2020
  • Haliburton Scout Reserve
  • Trail Guiding business
  • Commissioner's Orientation Weekend - training 
 

STEM Demonstration Presentors (Science Technology Engineering Math)

BIG Idea - Accessibility project (table display)
Let's Talk Science (UOIT) - SC partner in STEM (demo)
Professional Engineers of Ontario - STEM projects for youth (table display)
Oshawa Scout Shop - STEM kits - project in a box (table display)
Ajax Public Library - Outreach programming (table display)
Whitby Public Library - Outreach programming (table display)
Pickering Public Library - Outreach programming (table display)
STEM for Kids GTA - STEM programs for youth (demo)
Robotics Demonstration - Coding and robotics (demo)
STEM and Scouts - STEM ideas for programming (demo)
Pine Ridge Model Railroaders Club
Ontario Invasive Plants Council
 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

1. NorthStar Expedition 2020

Presentation Description:
ScoutTrek is planning a 4 week cross  Canada Overland Adventure and we want you to come with us! From Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, the Yukon, all the way to Tuktoyaktuk in the North West Territories Summer 2020. Its going to be an amazing experience!
This presentation will cover the trip details Come and see what this opportunity is all about, meet the team. Do you want to come along? Of course you do! Potential travel team members, support and logistics team members or just interested? All are welcome.
 
Workshop format:
Presentation and Discussion
 
Presenter, background description:
Kel Schwab, venture advisor.  26 Cambridge, Central Escarpment
 

2. Mentoring Planning with Youth

Presentation Description:
Mentor and coach your Youth to plan activities for meetings, meals for camp and everything in between. No more dodgeball every meeting or worrying if camp be a 48 fast for charity. 
Beavers can plan their Christmas Party! Cubs can plan an activity! Scouts and Venturers can eat at camp!!!
 
Workshop format:
Role playing, discussions and instruction 
 
Presenter, background description:
Jenn Levitt Birdsall, DCC - SD for CEC, Canadian Path Woodbadge II Trainer
 

3. Incorporating STEM into your Beaver Program

Presentation Description:
Clever ways to incorporate STEM activities into the adventures your Beavers have requested. Your Beavers asked for Lego - make it a Lego Challenge. Your Beavers love dinosaurs - use STEM to show them how big the dinosaurs were. Middle of the winter and time for a Beach Party - use STEM to make an ice cold snack. I'll show you how to enhance your program with STEM so that at the end of the meeting you can truly ask "What do you know now that you didn't know before?"
 
Workshop format:
Hands on workshop with digital handouts (bring a flash drive)
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Facilitating STEM Adventure - Program Facilitation
 
Presenter, background description:
Geoff Macquire, Colony Scouter for 1st Port Nelson Colonies A & B (CEC), Support Scouter/Trainer for Hamilton Wentworth (Battlefields), GC and Secretary of 99th BP Guild - Blue Springs
 

4. Program quality and growth

Presentation Description:
Let's talk about ways to increase program quality! This interactive discussion will brainstorm ideas on how to increase program quality, what parents want from our programs and how this can affect your retention and growth at the section level. A great session for program scouters and group committee members.
 
Workshop format:
Power point and interactive discussion
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Program quality and engaging parents
 
Presenter, background description:
Amy Patterson -  I have been a volunteer for over 20 years and an Area Support Manager for 2.5 years.
 

5. Engaging parents - growing your leadership team and retaining youth

Presentation Description:
Parents may not understand our program, teachings, values, goals and culture, as much as we might assume they do. Let's talk about communicating with our parents and educating them on scouting. Through speaking with many parents, I would like to share with you the questions and misconceptions that they have. These gaps in their understanding leads to low retention of the youth and a lack of engagement by parents. Increase your leadership team and the relationship with your youth's families! A great workshop for Program Scouters and Service Scouters.
 
Workshop format:
Visuals on power point with highly interactive conversation
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Program quality and engaging parents
 
Presenter, background description:
Amy Patterson -  I have been a volunteer for over 20 years and an Area Support Manager for 2.5 years.
 

6. Scouting for youth with Disabilities

Presentation Description:
Discuss how to include youth with Disabilities in your section. How do you make the youth feel like they belong? I use props as we discuss inclusion and awareness of visible and invisible disabilities.
 
Workshop format:
Discussion and handouts.
 
Presenter, background description:
Ann Hopkins has been a Scouter for 45 years and was a member of the Ontario SYD Committee from 1986 to 1996. She has had many youth with disabilities in her sections over the years.

7. Scouts Tracker (For Beavers, Cubs and Scouts)

Presentation Description:
Learn how to setup and get the most out of the Scouts Tracker program
Managing the Canadian Path and OAS with Scout Tracker
Scout Tracker Basics
Scout Tracker Reports
Interactive Sharing Session of Tips and Tricks for Scout Tracker 
 
Workshop format:
Program presentation,  Q & A 
 

8. Fundraising - recycling and other initiatives from a Scouting perspective

Presentation Description:
Presenting various fundraising initiatives from the standard Scouts Canada fundraisers to new and innovative methods such as recycling drives, product resale, grants, etc.
The inside look is from a Scouting perspective, how it applies, how we stay on the correct side of Scouts Canada rules and regulations, stay safe, but perform successful fundraising. 
How to divide the money when you get it, how to keep everyone happy about where the money is spent. Interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers, let’s get your Scout Group on the road to financial viability.
 
Workshop format:
Poster and powerpoint presentation
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Indirectly to program facilitation
 
Presenter, background description:
Terry Fielder - Group Commissioner - 9th Pickering Scouts
Experienced in fundraising for group and area events, outings/trips and initiatives.
 
Equipment needed:  projector 
 

9. MyScouts: Tips and Tricks

Presentation Description:
MyScouts and fun! Usually not two words that are combined into one sentence. But MyScouts is an essential tool to use and understand to administer all aspects of your group as we move into an online-only registration and administration era. From Section Scouters to Group Commissioners and Area and Council Team members - join this session and unlock some secrets to understand the functionality and fun of using MyScouts. Topics will include Youth and Volunteer Registration, How to use MyScouts to Onboard new Volunteers and develop your Scouter Team, Reviewing Group Roles and access, entering your Program Quality Assessments and how to use these throughout the year, Actively using and assessing Waitlists to grow your Group, David Huestis Learning Centre, and more!
 
Workshop format:
Slide Show & Presentation
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Volunteer Support (Developing Teams, Growing the Movement, Recruiting Volunteers)
 
Presenter, background description:
Heather Earle is an Area Support Manager for White Pine Council, supporting Owasco, Whitby, Oshawa and Lakeshore Ridge Areas.
 

10. Food Preservation and Packaging for Backwoods & Lightweight Adventure

Presentation Description:
A demonstration of the methods of drying, packaging, storing, and preparing lightweight meals for back country activities.
 
Workshop format:
Hands on Workshop with equipment and food.
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Camping - Outdoor Skills
 
Presenter, background description:
Steve Lines - 30+ years of back country adventures. Canoeist, hiker, backpacker, climber and mountain biker.
Toni Moran - Venturer Advisor, and a Senior Public Health Inspector with the Region of Durham.
 

11. Safe Food Handling

Presentation Description:
Learn all about what how to store and handle your food safely
 
Workshop format:
Lecture, Hands on
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Camping - Outdoor Skills
 
Presenter, background description:
David Reid has been involved in scouting for 27 years.  He has been a leader/advisor for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers and has served as Assistant District Commissioner (Whitby), Deputy District President (Whitby) for Growth & Older Youth, Assistant Council Commissioner Events, Deputy Council Commissioner Program, Deputy Council Commissioner Properties, Samac Camp Committee Chair.
David is widely sought after to serve as Quartermaster at scouting events.  He has been Quartermaster for several adult courses and large youth group camps and will bring his wealth of information on serving as Quartermaster in an efficient and safe manner.
 

12. Personal Camping Gear

Presentation Description:
Learn all about what you need in personal gear in all four seasons from sleeping bags, tents to socks.
 
Workshop format:
Lecture, Hands on
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Camping - Outdoor Skills
 
Presenter, background description:
Wil Corneal – 50 years of Scouting experience
 

13. Group Camping Gear

Presentation Description:
Learn all about what you need to take your section camping from cub camps to Scout patrols
 
Workshop format:
Lecture, Hands on
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Camping - Outdoor Skills
 
Presenter, background description:
Wil Corneal – 50 years of Scouting experience
 

14. Be On the Lookout For Ticks and Lyme Disease!

Presentation Description:
The incidence of ticks, human tick exposures, Lyme disease risk areas, and reported human cases of Lyme disease have all been increasing in Ontario over the past number of years. This presentation will provide some basic information about ticks, their preferred habitats, personal precautions to avoid tick exposures, tick removal and testing, as well as common Lyme disease symptoms.
 
Workshop format:
Lecture, handouts
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
Camping - Outdoor Skills
 
Presenter, background description:
Volunteer from Durham Region board of health. 
 

15. Augmenting your Cub Scout Program

Presentation Description:
Some ideas to bring visual learning and fun to your Pack using resources, resource people, parents, training, and linking.  Also, demonstration of a diorama that illustrates the Jungle Book theme in HD 4K Real 3D!
 
Workshop format:
Lecture, handouts
 
Presenter, background description:
Michael Row is a retired police officer and has been involved with scouting for over 25 years.  He was the Assistant Area Commissioner Oshawa for Pack for three years, then the Deputy Area Commissioner for Oshawa for Program, for two years. Mike has more jungle toys than Toys R' Us!  Come and meet the "jungle man"!
 

16. Cooking with Dutch ovens

Presentation Description: Come and learn about the Crock Pot for the bush.   We will go over all the things you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.  We will go over the gear, recipes, care and cleaning, storage, usage, and costs.  We will have many setups for how to use a Dutch oven and all the various sizes and tools and equipment you could use.  Dutch ovens are something all age levels can do to enrich the scouting program and getting them involved in a lifelong love of cooking outdoors.  This presentation is outdoors as food will be prepared using a Dutch oven.
 
Workshop format:
30 minute hands on presentation then 20 minute Q&A
 
Wood Badge 2 Development Cards perspective:
This workshop will cover some of the parts of the Scoutcraft :Outdoor Skills Trail card toward your WBII.  This will also increase your skills at being able to support your group as they work toward their OAS Camping Skills levels.
 
Presenter, background description:
Kevin Beleskey. He has been involved in Scouts as a youth and then for the last 10 years as a Colony scouter, Pack section Scouter for 2nd Highland creek.  He has played an active role in the training team for WPC.

 

17. Bringing Scouting International

Presentation Description 
How to plan/organize to bring youth internationally. Where to find available jamborees internationally. Connecting with foreign Scout groups
 
Workshop format:
Presentation / Q&A
 
Presenter, background description:
Keith McGinty 

 

18. Basic Knot Tying for Pack & Troop

Looking for ideas for those rainy days at camp or fun fund raising projects? This course approaches knot tying  as a fun activity allowing youth to explore the lighter side of knot tying while, at the same time, developing an appreciation of the value of Knots. For those who might think that knots have been displaced by technology, surprises abound 
 
Workshop format:
Displays, demonstrations and hands on workshop. (digital handouts will be made available)
 
Presenter, background description:
Marcel Parent

 

19. Group Commissioner Session

Presenter, background description:

Mark has been involved at a leadership level with Scouts Canada since he came to Calgary in 2008, having previously been a Cub and Scout in the UK. Mark has worked at almost all levels of Scouting leadership from section leadership with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers as well as Council roles as Deputy Council Commissioner and Council Commissioner for Chinook where he led the organization to 4 years of consecutive growth. Mark also supported national programs including leading the development of the New Scouter Welcome Kit (NSWK) in 2010. Mark was awarded the Medal of the Silver Acorn and a Canada 150 Medal in 2017 for his broad contributions to Chinook Council, Scouting, the community of Southern Alberta and the revitalization of Camp Impeesa.

Professionally, Mark is the Vice-President of Health & Safety at Cenovus. Mark’s career spans more than 20 years in the Canadian and international energy business with leadership positions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. Prior to his current role, he spent 15 years with progressively increasing responsibility with roles in technical geology, planning, strategy, risk management, operational excellence and cost leadership.

Mark has a Master’s degree in Geology from Oxford University and a PhD in Climate Change. Mark is an avid skier, photographer, fitness enthusiast and lives in Calgary with his 2 boys – Oliver and David, and fellow Scouter and wife, Natalie.

 

20. Augmenting your Cub Scout Program

Presentation Description:

Some ideas to bring visual learning and fun to your Pack using resources, resource people, parents, training, and linking.  Also, demonstration of a diorama that illustrates the Jungle Book theme in HD 4K Real 3D!

Workshop format:

Lecture, handouts

Presenter, background description:

Michael Row is a retired police officer and has been involved with scouting for over 25 years.  He was the Assistant Area Commissioner Oshawa for Pack for three years, then the Deputy Area Commissioner for Oshawa for Program, for two years.

Mike has more jungle toys than Toys R' Us!  Come and meet the "jungle man"!

 

21. Knots for Colony

Beavers tying knots????...... Absolutely! A great opportunity for Beavers to develop fine motor movement, learn how to tie their shoes, have fun and create a project. I have been teaching youth as young as 4 to tie knots. This is a great opportunity to introduce our future Chief Scouts to the world of knots

Workshop format:

Displays, demonstrations and hands on workshop. (digital handouts will be made available)

Presenter, background description:

John Staley, Colony Scouter (former Troop Scouter) at 81st Hamilton, Trainer for Hamilton/Wentworth (Battlefields), President of Southern Ontario Knot Tyers, President of North American Branch of International Guild of Knot Tyers and Chairman of International Guild of Knot Tyers Executive Committee

 

22. The Spectrum of childhood: Healthy Consent, Gender and Sexuality

Presentation Description:

This session will discuss LGBTQ2 situations, scenarios and questions that volunteers have in working with today’s youth. Come and join the conversation as we cover, gender identity, appropriate language to use when speaking to youth and parents about LGBTQ2 topics, sexually inappropriate behaviour by youth and what it can mean, and demystifying stereotypes. Bring all your questions, we’re here to help!Our professional facilitators will also have a vendor booth in the gym to help answer questions and help you find your local centre for support.

Workshop format:

Program presentation, Q & A

Presenter, background description:

Alisha Fisher – Community Engagement Facilitator, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre.

 

23. Spirituaity in Scouting

Presentation Description:

In this presentation we will look at the Scout Promise, and the SPICES, discuss what Spirituality means for how we as Scouters encourage the youth to explore their beliefs through Reviews, ceremonies, and program elements.

Topics covered:

  • The Role of the Scouter
  • What does Spiritual mean to you?
  • Incorporating Spirituality into your program
  • What is a Scout's Own?
  • Religion in Life
  • Spirituality Award
  • Areas where Spirituality is key:
  • Ceremonies, reflections, nature studies etc. etc.

Workshop format:

Program presentation, Q & A

Presenter, background description:

Sean holds degrees in Religion and Anthropology and has been a Scouter for 6 years. He has led various workshops and courses helping members of Scouting of all ages earn the Spirituality Award, and the Religion in Life Emblem. Sean approaches spirituality in Scouting from an understanding that in our promise of having a duty to God, that this can mean different things to different people and all expressions are valued.

 

24. Introduction to Trees & Plants

Presentation Description:

Scouting is all about getting outdoors and gaining a greater understanding of plants and animals, but we aren't all experts at it; so what's a Scouter to do? This session will provide participants with an introduction to plants and trees. The presenter will provide a quick overview of the parts of plants to help with identification, how plant and tree identification can be incorporated into their section programs and some ideas to find resources to help with planning and field identification. Participants will leave with a hand out of useful tips and tricks and a list of activities and resources to bring nature into their adventures, leading to happier trails!

Workshop format:

Program presentation, Q & A

Presenter, background description:

Presenter, background description

Marcel Parent has been involved in Scouting for approximately 10 years, when you count his time in Troop as a scout. He has been an avid hiker, canoer and camper for over 30 years and was once a tree climber/arborist. He has a diploma in Fish & Wildlife Technology from Fleming College, School of Natural Resources and is a firm believer that there are no bad camping trips just poorly planned ones.

 

25. Archery

Presentation Description:

Learn to coach Archery . You will be shooting , coaching and having Fun. Range layout and safety will be included. This is The Method to ensure that all youth (and adults) are safe and successful . Group size will be limited to 8 per session . No prior experience required.

Workshop format:

Hands on workshop with handout

Presenter, background description:

Glenn Bryers has coached and competed at the national level and has been sharing his expertise with youth and adults for 40 years. Bev and Ted Reid with MJ Stevenson were part of the core Archery team with Glenn at CJ 17.

 

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