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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;

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.

Find out more about training and screening requirements for Scouts Canada.

All Training is available on-line

through E-learning.

Current Training Available

 

Wood Badge Part I 

Woodbadge Part 1 - Camp Samac Oshawa

November 4-6, 2016 - Colony, Pack, Troop, Company/Crew, Group Commissioner

Cost: $100.00 (Flyer not yet available) 

Contact: Randie Jacobs, ranjac@sympatico.ca

 

Wood Badge Part II

Next courses in fall 2016 or spring 2017

 

Youth Training Courses

Fun Leadership Experience (FLEX) Workshop for Cubs

Saturday May 14, 2016 Cobourg Scout Reserve, Baltimore, Ontario 9:00 - 4:00, $10.00.

The Area Venturers will be running both courses this Spring. Both courses are leadership training courses covering Decision Making, Teamwork, Communication, Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving.

The FLEX course, which is leadership training for Cubs, will be run during the Beaveree and takes place on Saturday, May 14th from 9-4pm at the Cobourg Scout Reserve. The cost is $10.00/youth and lunch will be provided. Enough Venturers will be there to meet ratio but extra leaders are helpful to keep the Cubs focused.

The Venturers have successfully run both courses and any Cub or Scout is welcome to attend. Even if a Cub is moving up to Scouts next year, the leadership training will be beneficial. The maximum number for each section will be 25 so please let me know asap on numbers. we will accept all youth who show up. We will need to know at least one week in advance in order to prepare supplies, food and crests. Thanks,

Rob Shafer, Area Venturer Advisor rshafer@sympatico.ca 

905/623-5314 (h) 905/263-8871 (w)

Fun Active Scout Training (FAST) Workshop for Scouts

Saturday May 28, 2016 Cobourg Scout Reserve, Baltimore, Ontario 9:00 - 4:00, $10.00.

The Area Venturers will be running both courses this Spring. Both courses are leadership training courses covering Decision Making, Teamwork, Communication, Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving.

The FAST course, which is leadership training for Scouts, will be run during Cub-o-ree and takes place on Saturday, May 28th from 9-4pm at the Cobourg Scout Reserve. The cost will be $10.00/youth and extra leaders are again requested to help keep the youth engaged. Lunch will not be provided so I would suggest that the Scouts arrange to have lunch with their packs. Packs will be reimbursed for the lunch cost. Some packs may wish to have the Scouts attend for the weekend to assist the Cubs and Leaders in their activities.

The Venturers have successfully run both courses and any Cub or Scout is welcome to attend. Even if a Cub is moving up to Scouts next year, the leadership training will be beneficial. The maximum number for each section will be 25 so please let me know asap on numbers. we will accept all youth who show up. We will need to know at least one week in advance in order to prepare supplies, food and crests. Thanks,

Rob Shafer, Area Venturer Advisor rshafer@sympatico.ca 

905/623-5314 (h) 905/263-8871 (w)

FAST and FLEX Workshop for Cubs and Scouts

Saturday October, 2016  Camp Samac, Oshawa, 9:00 - 4:30 includes lunch. $25; Camping also available for the weekend.

This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards 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. Session topics will include an overview of KIM, Activity Leader, Scouter in Training, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Patrol Leader responsibilities within the Troop.

Register online: (open soon)  More details can be found at FAST Details Page

Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop

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 $15.

Owasco, Whitby & Oshawa Areas is offering a Venturer / Rover Expedition Leader training course, open to all Venturer and Rover aged members. It is for all youth currently serving on the executive, or tasked with leading an "expedition" 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. 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 Executive Workshop for more details.

Register onlinehttp://www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/youth-executive-workshop.htm

 

 

Specialized Courses and Workshops

Introduction to Canoe Tripping Course 

Date: July 11-12, 2016

Location: the Kawarthas

ORCKA Canoe Tripping 1A- "Let’s Learn to Canoe Trip" this summer. . This course is for those who want to learn the skills of canoe trip camping in a practical, safe and fun way. Ever wondered about light-weight tripping without a refrigerator? Well help you gain valuable experience. Some experience in camping and paddling a canoe in the bow and stern for a few kilometers is required. A swim test will occur. Discount for members of Scouts Canada and teachers. For more info contact Lewis Williams : paddle_song@hotmail.com    more info.

Algonquin Park Canoe Training and Fun

Date: July 29 - August 1, 2016

Location: Algonquin Park Whitefish Campground

9th Pickering is hosting an at cost canoe training course at Algonquin park. Whether you like Algonquin park, or want to learn basic canoe skills or learn advanced canoe skills, this event could be good for you!

This can be done in patrols.  But...  This does not require an entire scout group to attend, 1 registered member (leader or youth) can bring the family. (release and hold harmless required)

Link to flyer. 

Outdoor Skills Workshop - Scoutcraft Lightweight Tripping Skills

Oct 22-23, 2016: Scoutcraft Level 3 Tripping Skills (Saturday/Sunday)

This would be the Light-Weight Backpacking Tripping course that we've delivered before. The focus is on experiential, site-based learning that comes with practical tripping as opposed to more formal instruction. Backpacking courses are more flexible than canoe tripping. We'll probably head into Queen Elizabeth 2 Park where we can put more on campsites than in regulated parks.

Link to Register online: Backpack Tripping Workshop Oct 22-23, 2016.

 


Online Training is 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 screeen 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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Get more information on training courses at www.whitbyscouts.org/training

Send updates to: training@whitbyscouts.org

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