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Volunteer Development & Training

As a volunteer with Scouts Canada, you are required to complete basic mandatory training in order to become active and compliant. The following training is required upon registering as a volunteer;

The Next Step - Wood Badge 1

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  manditory training is available on-line through E-learning on the David Huestis Learning Centre, assessible through your account.

Current Additional Training Available

  • Section Specific Skills Training - This training expands on the Wood Badge 1 for Section Scouters and offers advanced hands on skills for camping, safety, ceremonies, program ideas and implementation. 
  • Wood Badge Part II
  • Youth Training Courses
  • First Aid Training
  • Specialized Courses
  • Outdoor Skills for Volunteers


Wood Badge Part I 

Section Specific Skills Workshop 

Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario
COURSE DATE: November 17-18, 2018:  
Register by : Oct 30th. No Walk-Ins 
Instruction will take place Saturday and Sunday
$80.00 Fees include course materials, meals, snacks and indoor accommodations on bunk beds.

Wood Badge Part II

White Pine Council Woodbadge 2

Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Crew, Service Scouter

April 12-14, 2019 (First weekend) May 31-Jun 2, 2019 (Second weekend) 

Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario

Link to full details:

Download the Flyer

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 skills 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.


Youth Training Courses

Venturer Rover Expedition Leader Workshop - the Canadian Path

Saturday January 19, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON L1C 2L8. The cost to attend is $15.

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:


FOCUS Workshop for Venturer Scouts

December 7-9, 2018  Camp Samac, Oshawa, Arrive 7pm - depart 1pm includes meals, activities and indoor accommodations. $60 

This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Venturer 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. 

Register online: Link to details at


Specialty Courses

Outdoor Skills for Volunteers

Oct 19-21, 2018 JOTA Camp, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Gate #7 Mosport Rd, Clarington, Ont.

Details at


Standard First Aid, CPR-C, AED St John Ambulance

OCT 27-28, 2018 Camp Samac Scout Centre, Admin Building, 1711 Simcoe St North, Oshawa

2 days of training for $100.00 per participant. Course runs 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Register online

Contact Gwen Thornton for more details. 905-431-2268


Online Training is always available. Please go to 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.

Courses Offered By Other Councils

Please check other Councils for additional options for training dates and locations.

Greater Toronto Council 

Central Escarpment Council

Shining Waters Council

Battlefields Council

Voyageur Council


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