YHW Area is hosting the SWC Chief Scout's Award Ceremony this year.
Date:   Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time:   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue:   Elgin West Community Centre (11099 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill)

Invitation will be sent to Recipients and Troop Scouters in advance.

To better service our groups and members, our Area is looking for volunteers to fill these new roles.

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications and knowledge necessary to do the job, please contact Kit Cheng, AC by Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Chief Scout / Queen's Venturer Award Application Form
(new version released for 2016)

Please forward completed submission to COSC
Alternatively, email to Jenevie Austin (

Central Ontario Service Centre - 10 Kodiak Cres., Unit 120, Toronto, ON, M3J 3G5
Application submission deadline: April 30, 2016

If you choose email submission, please Cc. Edna Elliston, DAC-Program.
If you choose personal delivery or mail submission, please email Edna Elliston a note as well.
Contact Edna Elliston:


Canadian Path The new Program Quality Standards have arrived! They have been completely revitalized to work hand in hand with The Canadian Path. Standards are broken down to bring youth aboard the evaluation process. After all, The Canadian Path is their program.


Scouts Canada - National Calendar

Well, planning for the year ahead just got easier with the National Calendar — now available online!

Scouters, Scouts and parents will now be prepared for all the great Scouting events of the year.

"Gone Home to God"
It is with profound sorrow that we mourn alongside the Neville-Lakes following the tragic events of September 27, 2015. Daniel and Harry, along with mother Jennifer, were active with 5th Aurora Group in South Lake Simcoe Area; little sister Milly was a "beaver-in-training". Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Donations to support the family can be made at Go Fund Me.

Sharing a SUCCESS story... the official Guinness World Record for the fastest 4-man tent erected by a 10 person team.

This was done at Flat Rock Rapids Camp last July (2014). Scouter Adam Heaney and Scouter Amy Patterson were on the team and Scouter James Heaney is listed as support staff for videography of the event. It's very exciting for the camp, scouting movement and these wonderful scouters in our area - from 8th Richmond Hill.

You can find the story details below...
Link to the Official website of Flat Rock Rapids Camp -- The full story with names & picture
Link to the Official website of Guinness World Record -- Officially Amazing SUCCESS approved!
For The Record” By Amy Patterson – 8th Richmond Hill - the full article has been submitted to Scouting Life - will be published soon -- available for preview in YHW Area web site (Courtesy: Scouter Amy Patterson)

A new eLearning platform - David Huestis Learning Centre (DHLC) is now launched.

DHLC opens to all members through

Child and Youth Safety Training and Accessibility Training (AODA) of the existing eLearning courses are now incorporated into the new Module 1 of the Wood Badge 1 training package.
Old Module 1 of Wood Badge 1 training in eLearning will be retired by September 30, 2014.
All scouters currently conducting their Wood Badge 1 learning on the old Module 1 must complete it by September 30, 2014. Otherwise, they will be required to start over with new version of Module 1 in DHLC.

Useful links that will provide you a thorough overview of the NEW David Huestis Learning Centre:
Brief Introduction
Wood Badge 1 Module 1 Changes
Instructional Video (@Youtube)
FAQ Document

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

Safety Week may be over, but Great, Safe, Scouting adventures continue throughout the year. Visit the Safety Week web pages often.

Safety themes include: Personal; Home & Family; Street & Community; Camps & Outings; Bullying & Verbal Abuse; Internet & Mobile Phones and Halloween.

CYS Jumpstart Program -- Making Canada safer for our children and youth

Scouts Canada has added some valuable tools to the programming repertoire: a series of Child and Youth Safety Jumpstarts for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venturer Scouts. These program resources will help scouters to prepare youth members for today's world; when incorporated into their daily lives, this knowledge will increase their safety awareness and reduce their risk of victimization.

CYS Jumpstart - Beaver Scouts CYS Jumpstart - Cub Scouts CYS Jumpstart - Scouts and Venturer Scouts

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:
Vol. 5 - Issue 2 - February 6, 2016

Previous Release:
Vol. 5 - Issue 1 (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 a biweekly 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. If you do not receive your copy of Scout Scene contact



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

Scouters Club

No Scouters Club in June and July.
Have a safe and wonderful summer

Next Scouters Club
August 28, 2016

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 2016 / 2017

Click the scarf icon to view the featured page about the Registration for the 2016 / 2017.

Contact your Area Registrar for assistance
Jackson Kwok

Be Prepared! Click the Training scarf icon to view the Training Schedule for 2015 / 2016.

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

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Canadian Path

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Scouts Canada - National Calendar

Scout Tracker


 Scouts Canada Annual Report