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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 myscouts.ca account.

Current Additional Training Available

 

Section Specific Workshops

Section Specific Skills Workshop 

See Scouters Conference for great learing opportunities
 
 
 

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: www.woodbadge2.ca

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

FOCUS YLT Youth Leadership Training Workshop for Venturer Scouts

December 6-8, 2019  Camp Samac, Oshawa, Arrive 7pm - depart 12pm includes meals, activities and indoor accommodations. $60 

This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts, incorporating the new Canadian Path Trail Cards. youth leadership trainingWe 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 http://www.1stwhitbyventurers.ca/camp/focus/index.html

 

Specialty Courses

 

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

April 27-28, 2019 Camp Samac Scout Centre, Cabin #4, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa,

$100.00 for certification, manual, and crest

Register Online: http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=117377

Bring a bag lunch. Tea coffee and juice will be provided

Contact Clare Ford for more details: clare.mike.ford@sympatico.ca

 

Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification

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

Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, 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 preparation are covered 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.
 

Link to full details: qmcourse.ca

 

Wilderness & Disaster First Aid

April 26-28, 2019.  Cost: $295 

Location:  Enniskillen Conservation Area (Hampton, Ontatrio)

Course is taught by highly trained and certified Paramedics and First Responders.
(Course certification is under ECSI - Emergency Care & Safety Institute)
 
   Friday 7pm - 10pm
   Saturday 8am - 10pm
   Sunday 8am - 2pm
Cost:  $295 + HST for course and $50 for food
Pre-requisite:  Standard First Aid + CPR, minimum age 15
Questions:  Call the office 905-404-3639
 

Outdoor Skills for Volunteers

May 3-5, 2019  Camp Samac Scout Centre, Cabin #2, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa, Ontario 

Registration open at: 

http://www.whitbyscouts.org/programs/training/scoutcraft.htm

Outdoor activities are essential to Scouting Programs and become enjoyable, effective experiences for adults and youth when the leader possesses some of the essential knowledge and skills for having fun in the outdoors. Leaders taking youth on a hike or to camp find the experience more rewarding when they do so with confidence. The Outdoor Skills program merely defines the knowledge and skills needed to proceed with confidence. All material updated to comply with spring 2019 roll out of the concise B.P.&P. 

 

Range Line Safety Officer (RLSO) Camp Samac Range

Sat, Dec 7, 2019  9:00am – 12:00pm Archery     1:00pm – 4:00pm Pellets

Sat, Jan 11, 2020  9:00am – 12:00pm Pellets      1:00pm – 4:00pm Archery

 Online Registration (open Nov 1st)

There is still an option for a current RLSO to just write the re-certification exam provided they ran a range last year for a group other than their own. This exam only can occur on either of the two dates above. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Contact Ute Sack

 

Scouters Con 3

January 18, 2020 - Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street, Bowmanville, Ontario

Join in for a day of workshops, fellowship, vendor exhibits, and luncheon. Keynote speaker for opening,  STEM displays, trading table and lots of networking. 

Link to more details: wpc.scouts.ca/ca/scouters-conference

 

 

Self-Directed Learning

Wood Badge II for Canadian Path Self-Directed Learning Recognition Request
Wood Badge II has been revitalized to incorporate Canadian Path methodology, making it more relevant for today’s Scouters. The new Wood Badge II program allows for self-directed learning, conducted through mentorship and coaching in addition to traditional courses and workshops. The revitalized Wood Badge II framework uses new resources called Scouter Development Cards which can be used to help Volunteers build personal learning plans.
The Scouter Development cards are available at http://www.scouts.ca/program/canadianpath/all-sections/wood-badge-2/
For more information or to recognition when you have completed all the cards with your mentor(s) visit

http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=103005
 
 

 

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: brian.wick@scouts.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification

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

Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, 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 preparation are covered 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.

Link to full details: qmcourse.ca


 
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