First Scouters Club in 2019 / 2020: August 25, 2019

Open for registration! Please contact: Daniel Lei
Email contact:

Council Youth Recognition Ceremony

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: Ceremony starts at 1:00pm
(Please arrive by 12:30pm)

Location: Orangeville District Secondary School (22 Faulkner St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2G7)
Note: That is that main office entrance at the SE corner of the building, we should enter from the west side in the middle of the large parking lot. That is very close to the cafetorium.

Council Youth Recognition will include Chief Scout's Award, Order of the Silver Key, and Medal of Maples. Youth Recipients, their contact parent, and their Contact Scouter will receive a personalized invitation email. GCs/Designates please share this heads-up message with recipients.

Two-week advanced registration period for returning members - May 1 to May 14, 2019

  • Parents will only be able to renew their children in the same Group in so that returning youth can guarantee their place in the Group.
  • Registering new participants or returning participants in a new Group will be available on May 15th.

About Insurance... Update on March 29, 2019:
New certificates effective April 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020

Insurance Certificate (General - 2019 / 2020)
Insurance Certificate (for York Region Board of Education - 2019 / 2020)
Insurance Certificate (for York Catholic District School Board - 2019 / 2020)

Insurance Certificate (for Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board - 2019 / 2020)
Insurance Certificate (for Simcoe County District School Board - 2019 / 2020)
Insurance Certificate (for Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - 2019 / 2020)

Following Certificates are now for reference use...
New certificates for the new term will be updated here a.s.a.p.

Insurance Certificate (for Regional Municipality of York - 2018 / 2019)
Insurance Certificate (for Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill - 2018 / 2019)
Insurance Certificate (for Town of Newmarket - 2018 / 2019)

Scoutrees 2014Scoutrees 2019
Information page for Scoutrees Fundraiser - FAQ
2019 Scoutreees Poster
Scoutrees 2019 PLEDGE FORM
2019 Scoutrees Crest -- Link to online purchase from Scout Shop.

Scoutrees Online Report Form
Scoutrees 2019 Tax Receipt Request Form -- to be submitted to COSC by June 28, 2019
Note: The above Report Form and the Tax Receipt Request Form were formerly included in a single document - Group Participation Report Form.

New changes in 2019:
Participating groups to share details of the Scoutrees planting event to help Scouts Canada grow the Scoutrees campaign - through the Scoutrees Online Report Form.
Participating groups to submit Tax Receipt Request Form with Pledge Forms and qualifying donations for tax receipts to COSC by June 28, 2019.

For inquiry: Contact Scouter Gloria Lee

YHW Area Jungle Book Productions
@Logos Baptist Church (133 Old Kennedy Road, Markham, ON)
Event date: March 30, 2019
For inquiry: Contact Scouter Gloria Lee

[March 20 update] We still have seats in both 10 am and 2 pm sessions. Registration is now extended until all tickets are sold.

For inquiries... please feel free to contact Peck Yap, DAC - Recognition

FAQ Page published on Feb 27, 2019

Last call for Scout Popcorn

We still have limited stock for available in the warehouse.

If any group miss ordering this year or your youth want to increase their sales. It's not too late to grab some more. Please contact Alyssa McGinnis (

Welcome Daniel Lei as the next
Area Commissioner of York Headwaters Areas
(Effective January 1, 2019)

Welcome Kit Cheng as the next
Council Commissioner of Shining Waters Council
(Effective February 15, 2019)

Popcorn Orders are available for pick-up

Date: Tuesday Nov. 13 to Saturday Nov. 17
Warehouse Location: 90 Dunning Street, Aurora
[The Google Map]
Pick Up Schedule -- Please participating groups sign up this Doodle Form...

2018 Apple Day

Apple DayApple Day with LCBO locations - October 13 Only
LCBO has granted approval to COSC's request to allow Apple Day fundraising activity in front of their LCBO outlets. Please interested groups follow the guidelines as described in this approval letter to have a successful event. Cheers!

For info inquiries, please contact Special Events Coordinator: Scouter Gloria Lee

LCBO Approval Letter Download

2018 Apple Day

Apple DayApple Day with Metrolinx (GO Stations) - NOT Available this year
Metrolinx (GO Stations) has advised us that Scouts Canada is not approved to canvass on any of their properties due to waiver issues and the National office will not approve their request. Therefore, GO Stations are not available for Apple Day 2018 for any groups.

Welcome to Shining Waters Council Popcorn!

The Council Team has built a website to help you find all the information you need to run an awesome popcorn campaign this year!

This site was built to assist group and area coordinators with a how-to for Scouts Popcorn. It includes links to the popcorn campaign materials as well.

YRP Venturer and Rover Scout Information and Recruitment Session
Message from Nicole Donadio, Council Relationship Manager, SWC:
The YRP is hosting a recruitment night for the 1st YRP Police Vents and Rovers.

Are you between 14 and 26 years old and looking to be part of a dynamic, adventurous team? Join the information and recruitment session and learn more about the Venturer Scouts Company and Rover Scouts Crew.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: York Regional Police Headquarters (47 Don Hillock Drive, Aurora, ON) [Google Map]

Registration will begin at 6:45 p.m. The information session will be followed by a tour of the York Regional Police Canine Unit.

Wood Badge Part I on the Canadian Path
(Colony, Pack, Troop, Company & Group Commissioner)
Date: Oct. 12 - 14, 2018
Early Bird Registration fee ($50) -- Extended to August 31, 2018
Inquiry Contact: Scouter Samil Chagpar (

Welcome to 2018-19!  

Scouts Canada - York Headwaters Area
Canadian Path Discussion Group


Introducing Scouters Club...
For those who are new to Scouting or new to our Area, Scouter’s Club is where you get to meet other members within our Area, receive information, and share your insights and feedbacks.  We hold our Scouters Club on the last Sunday of every month (except for June, July, and December).  All are welcomed to join our Scouter’s Club.  

Here’s the info for the First Scouters Club, 2018-2019:
Date/Time: Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Thornhill United Church (25 Elgin Street, Markham, ON)

A sharing of York Headwaters Area’ story with Scouting Life...

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
Real Scouts. Real Experiences -- a troop in YHW Build and Race a rickshaw -- a video chosen by Scouts Canada and posted @YouTube - May 5, 2014
YHW Indoor Campfire in Scout-Guide Week (Feb. 22, 2014) -- Snap Richmond Hill - March Edition
YHW Kub Kar Rally in Scout-Guide Week (Feb. 20, 2014) -- Snap Markham - March Edition
Richmond Hill honours top volunteers (Apr 30, 2013) -- Richmond Hill Liberal

GTC Scout Shop

The Scout Shop and The Scouts Canada Office (Scout House) serving CEC, GTC & SWC have been moving into their new office...

Central Ontario Service Centre (COSC)
10 Kodiak Cres., Unit 120
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3G5

The Map

Scout Scene

Current Issue (2019):
February Issue - Feb 16, 2019

Previous Release:
2018 - Released - Jan to July, Sept to Dec
New Look - Issue released - May to Dec, 2017
Vol. 6 - Issue 1 to 4 (2017)
Vol. 5 - Issue 1 to 12 (2016)
Vol. 4 - Issue 1 to 12 (2015)
Vol. 3 - Issue 1 to 17 (2014)
Vol. 2 - Issue 1 to 22 (2012 / 2013)

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. .



To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.

Scouters Club

Starts 2019 / 2020
First Scouters Club

August 25, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: Thornhill United Church
(25 Elgin Street, Markham,ON)

More info about Scouters Club...

It Starts with Registration for 2019 / 2020

Click the scarf icon to view the featured page about Registration for 2019 / 2020.

Contact your Area Registrar for assistance - Tony Au

Great, Safe Scouting Adventures... Visit Scouting Safety page often and download Safety Tips.

Click the scarf icon to view the featured page about Activity Service Providers


Important Dates Reminder:

St John Ambulance Wilderness First Aid Level II
Registration deadline -
April 5, 2019

For more details... refer to Training page

Be Prepared! Click the Training scarf icon to view the Training Schedule for 2018 / 2019.

YHW Area is looking for enthusiastic youth who has a positive attitude and is committed to Scouting... like you.

Click HERE to view the latest opportunities

  • GYC

event info

Upcoming Events

Area Events Schedule

Training Courses Open for Registration

Canadian Path

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Scouts Canada - National Calendar

Scout Tracker


 Scouts Canada Annual Report