With the launch of the new Shining Waters Council website, this York Headwaters Area website will not be updated any further.
The new SWC website is now hosted under Scouts Canada's portal website. It helps integrate all Area websites and the Council website into a single cohesive site. Moreover, the new Council website links to various sources on the National pages (e.g., the Group Management Playbook and more). More importantly, It leads to a simplified process for everyone to get updated and accurate information.
For Group Commissioners and section scouters' interest, it allows for a single place for Group Health, Events, and Recognition, etc. For parents and members' interest and to serve a much wider audience, local news and information will also be available and promoted through the unified platform.
A direct link to Council Scouttracker's calendar is now availablein the SWC website. It will be the "Single source of truth" for all Council events.
The new SWC website is now the first go-to place for Council updates.
Last but not least, I have to thank all scouters who have regularly provided me with info on events, training and registration.
Wish everyone stays strong, stays healthy and virus-free.
The new Shining Waters Council web site is now launched. The URL
address is: https://www.scouts.ca/councils/central/shining-waters/shining-waters-council-home.html
The Shining Waters ScoutsTracker calendar contains information for all Groups and sections within our Council.
Click here to view (and subscribe to) the Shining Waters Council calendar : https://scoutstracker.ca/embed/11-36-c08e472edafd6b15
This includes stores in Vancouver, Calgary, London, Oakville, Oshawa and Ottawa. We will focus our efforts on enhancing our online store, ScoutShop.ca, to support all of our members and provide them with a great customer experience.
Members can visit ScoutShop.ca for quick, convenient access to uniforms, outdoor gear and much more. ScoutShop.ca maintains a full inventory of products that were carried by the Scout Shops, as well as a large number of products that were not stocked in-stores. Ordering is fast, secure and open 24/7. There are regular product promotions at great prices. Products are delivered to your door within 2 to 11 days, depending upon the shipping service selected.
Many Groups are conducting virtual meetings. Visit our social media channels (@scoutscanada) to find out how the community is coming together and keeping engaged, and download our safety tips for best practices when meeting online.
This workshop will be a focus on how to facilitate and incorporate with Canadain Path program badges to all sections (Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer & Rover) such as personal progression badge, personal achievement badge, Outdoor Adventure Skills, Top section award apply in regular meetings.
This will be covering the "Incorporating the Badge Program" Scouter Development Card in Wood Badge II for the Canadian Path. Tips and tricks from the facilitator how other Scouters engage with the youth.
I noticed that many groups, councils and national organizations have adopted new ways to offer a challenging and interesting program. This is great and shows that our youth and Scouters are very capable to deal with new situations and emergencies.
While we promote the outdoors, this could be an alternative for future scouting initiatives. It’s probably safe to assume that our life style, scouting, school, work etc., will be different as we are used to. Even if we go back to the way it was, this could be an alternative for bad weather situations, group committee meeting or other leadership meetings. While this never replaces the in person meetings where we can interact, this opportunity can safe time, environment, costs, etc...
We are still Scouting—join our workshops!
I heard there's a lot of disappointment about the cancellation of the ScoutCON 2020 during the novel coronavirus outbreak. We heard you loud. We're now introducing the Virtual ScoutCON. We're inviting our facilitators to host episodic workshops to share their scouting experience. So we can be entertaining our Scouters improving their knowledge and skills during this difficult time.
The episodic workshop will launch approximately in mid-May. We will contact the participants who registered the workshops in ScoutCON in prior. Keep it posting what kind of skills/ interest/ Scouter Development topics you would like to appear. We'll be looking for the right facilitator to host the workshop. Stay tuned for the update.
Nothing is more important to Scouts Canada than the safety and well-being of all youth entrusted to our care. Not only do we have a "duty of care" for youth, Scouters and our staff, but we also have a social responsibility to provide leadership in support of the Government of Canada. As such, Scouts Canada is supporting the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health.
For details... please follow https://www.scouts.ca/news-and-events/overview.html
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow advice from pertinent government and health agencies. Any changes to Scouts Canada’s direction and other pertinent information will be posted.
[March 3, 2020 - Announcement]
"On January 27, I sent out an email regarding New Coronavirus in Ontario (now known as COVID-19). Thank you for everyone's cooperation and feedback on this subject. Today, we would like to re-affirm our notes mentioned in the January 27 email.
It is important to note at this time: the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. The public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. Please continue to take advice and recommendations only from official and trustworthy sources - such as Ontario Public Health and Canada Public Health..."
[January 27, 2020 - Announcement]
"I have been in conversation with Safe Scouting this morning - they will meet "to discuss our concerns and possible messaging to our membership that may be necessary". We will provide updates as soon as it becomes available.
[January 25, 2020 - Announcement]
Camp Wildman has an amazing team of dedicated volunteers. Often you will find them on the weekends clearing a path, splitting wood, painting a deck, opening up camp for incoming groups etc...
SWC is currently looking for some new volunteers to lighten the load. We are looking at volunteers to assist with the opening and closing of camp. It would be approximately no more than 6 weekends a year and they would get to choose the weekends they want to do this...
Do you like being outdoors?
Scouts Canada is very excited to have partnered with D2L (Desire2Learn) to implement a new Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS). This personalized, mobile-friendly and intuitive platform for online learning will enhance Scouts Canada’s training of volunteers and staff, tracking competencies as they’re acquired through the Scouter Development Model.
The new Central Service Centre can be accessed in person at Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa, from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Please forward completed forms by email to Minita Chandy at email@example.com by October 31, 2019.
SWC Scouter Conference 2020
Scouter Conference is an EXPO for Scouter who collect information, skills, tips and knowledge bring back to their group to share with their fellow Scouters and the youth.
Scouters, Venturer Scouts & Rover Scouts are welcome.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
[Sept 27, 2019] Due to job action at schools... [Community Use of School] permits for both [school] boards in York Region have been cancelled [commencing the week of Sept 30].
It is wise to make new plans for program activities ASAP given this information sent to [Council] today. This might be a good opportunity for linking exercises and spending more time outdoors, if it is safe to do so (i.e. not in a thunderstorm)... if this strike has the same impact for other boards like South Simcoe – let’s keep our eyes open for more information and please share.
York Catholic District School Board
Location: Thornhill United Church (25 Elgin Street, Markham, ON)
An interview between Scouting Life and Area Key 3
“The Scouters' Club is a collaboration... We don't want the Scouters to think that the Area leadership is their boss — we're their peers, and we hope that they feel comfortable coming to us for help.” ~~ Kit Cheng, Area Commissioner (AC)
“The meetings give youth the opportunity for self-development, sharing ideas and making friends... The Canadian Path starts with the youth, so if youth go to Scouters’ Club, they bring their ideas back to their Group and potentially spark a new adventure, or influence the direction of their Group's program.” ~~ Mandy Chung, Area Youth Commissioner (AYC)
"Scouters’ Club is a cornerstone for the engagement, teamwork and success that the Area has had so far." ~~ Alyssa McGinnis, Area Support Manager (ASM)
Scouts Day At The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (December 6, 2014) -- Snap Richmond Hill
Current Issue (2019):
Scout Scene is an e-newsletter that provides quick links to important news items, programs, membership and marketing initiatives, as well as updates on new resources to help Scouters deliver successful programs. .
MISSION OF SCOUTING
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Thornhill United Church
(25 Elgin Street, Markham,ON)
In line with advice provided by provincial and federal government agencies, Spring registration for the 20/21 Scouting Year is postponed until the Fall.
Current membership will be extended until December 31, 2020.
New scouting year will begin in January 2021.
Contact your Area Registrar for assistance - Tony Au
Contact your DAC - Safe Scouting for assistance - Rosalind So
Be Prepared! Click the scarf icon to view the Training Schedule for
2019 / 2020.