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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;

Within the first year of being a volunteer, you are also required to complete the full Wood Badge Part I (Milestone WB - MS1) for the Section in which you are volunteering. For example, if you are a Beaver Leader, you need to complete Wood Badge Part I – Colony.

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All  manditory training is available on-line

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Current Training Available



Wood Badge Part I 

Wood Badge I Workshop

June 9, 2018  - Peterborough Scout House 10am – 5pm

June 23, 2018  -Newcastle Library 10am – 5pm

We will cover all elements of the Wood Badge I except Scouting Fundamentals (please do online) and Respect In Sport. You can attend and complete these items after.

Two dates and locations to choose from: 

Please bring a packed lunch and snacks.

Register Online:


Wood Badge In-person Advanced Supplementary 

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 6-8, 2018 (First weekend) Jun 15-17, 2018 (Second weekend) 

Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario

Link to full details:

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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 April 7, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd. E., Oshawa. 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:


Paddle Canada Training at Beavermead Park, Peterborough

From May 28, 2018 2nd Peterborough Scout Group will be offering Paddle Canada ( Training for Scouters, Rovers & Venturers in 2018! This can be either training for those new to canoeing, or adding a formal certification to those with years of experience! (Please click this link for a PDF version of this info.)  Two course types are offered (see Paddle Canada website for descriptions)....

  • Introduction Lake Canoe Course (8 hours)
  • Introduction to Canoe Tripping Skills Course (2 days)

We have three courses planned....

Intro to Lake Canoe Paddling - for New Paddlers (4 evenings)

  • 4 Monday evenings, May 28, June 4, 11, 18 from 6-8 PM each evening.
  • At Beavermead Park (Ashburnham & Marsdale) in Peterborough, meet by the north parking boat launch.
  • Cost is $15 each, limited to 10 participants.
  • We supply canoes, paddles, etc., you need proper clothing, and a PFD.
  • You would need to attend all four evenings.
  • Deadline to register is May 14, 2018, though please let us know earlier if possible.

Intro to Lake Canoe Paddling - for New Paddlers (1 day)

  • Saturday June 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • At Beavermead Park (Ashburnham & Marsdale) in Peterborough, meet by the north parking boat launch.
  • Cost is $15 each, limited to 10 participants.
  • We supply canoes, paddles, etc., you need proper clothing, a PFD, and a lunch.
  • You would need to attend all day.
  • Deadline to register is June 1, 2018, though please let us know earlier if possible.

Intro to Canoe Tripping Skills - for Experienced Paddlers (weekend)

  • Friday evening June 8 to Sunday afternoon June 10
  • At the Poker Lake system in the Township of Algonquin Highlands. We will launch & return to their "Big East Access Point" which is on Highway #118 about 20km west of Highway #35.
  • Cost is $35 each, limited to 8 participants.
  • We supply canoes, paddles, etc., you need personal clothing, PFD, camping gear, meals, etc.
  • Deadline to register is May 18, 2018, though please let us know earlier if possible.

If there is enough interest from those taking the "Intro to Lake Canoe Paddling" courses, we will add another " Intro to Canoe Tripping Skills" later in the Summer! More details will be available when you sign up.

These can also be available to your Group / Sections on dates that you choose we can work on a schedule together. If your Group is planning canoeing activities / trips and would like to tie in certifications as well, please contact us!

To register, or for more info, contact...  Alan Aslett  (705) 930-4452.


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

Red Cross Blended Standard First Aid, CPR, AED 

May 19, 2018,  9am-6pm, Waldorf Condo, 711 Rossland Rd. East, Whitby, Ontario

Register and pay link

This is a new approach to Standard First Aid, 8 hours online traiing before the day session to get your new learnings into action. Signup and you will be provided with a link to start your online sessions. 

Please read carefully !

This is a BLENDED first aid course meaning you will be expected to complete an online pre-course program PRIOR to attending the one day (8hrs) skills workshop. If you do not complete the online component BEFORE Friday May 18th at 11PM you will NOT be permitted to attend and participate in the skills sessions on May 19th.

Successful completion of BOTH the online component AND the one day skills session is required to earn your Standard First Aid and CPR certification.

Access to Online Course

Once you are registered you will receive an email from the CANADIAN RED CROSS inviting you to register on the website. They will provide you with a registration link and an access code. This site is where you will find the online component and your online electronic reference manuals for the course. At the end of the course, once you are successful this is the same place where you will download your first aid certificate.

Please watch your junk email file for this email. Sometimes it ends up in there. If you do not receive this email within 5 days of registering please contact me immediately: I will be sending you a specific email with detailed instructions on how to use the access code from the Canadian Red Cross. Instructor: Natasha Hansford

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Outdoor Skills Volunteer Scoutcraft - The Canadian Path

October 20-21, 2018: Day and Outing Activities Skills (Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm) Outdoors Overnight & Long Term Activity Skills (Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm)

Scouting is an outdoors program so to aid Volunteers in preparing outdoors program for the youth, this training will help develop skills and comfort level. Held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (JOTA Camp), Mosport Road, Gate #7, Clarington, Ontario, these workshops will cover planning, safety, menus, cooking outdoors, first aid, camping skills, camp set-up, and information about places to go. $45.00 per participant for the course. (Less the JOTA fee.)

Link to Register online: Scoutcraft Outdoor Skills Workshops and for full details.

Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam

April 6-8, 2018 and June 15-17, 2018, 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 for more details.

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RESPECT training replaces Child and Youth Safety

Training available on the David Huestis Learning Centre

RESPECT in Sport training is now available via the David Huestis Learning Centre. This training is mandatory and will replace the Child and Youth Safety training for all Scouters going forward.

If you already have the training (i.e. – you have it from your child’s hockey team) it is transferable to Scouting and you do not need to take the training over again.

There is a cost of $30 (total $33.90 with taxes) to take this course, and must be paid via Paypal or credit card.  NOLB (No One Left Behind) is assisting with the coverage, so you can put in a request to get the cost covered for you if that is something you might require.

The cost will be paid by each volunteer and may be reimbursed by a group.

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Courses Offered By Other Councils

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

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