Service Team

[August 4 Update] Retirement of this York Headwaters Area website

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 ScouttracK's Calendar is now available in 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.


Webmaster's sharing...
I would like to say Thank-you to those who regularly come visit this website in the past. Thank you for your support and advice when there was a typo or broken links on any pages. Thank you for your patience when the site was once down for a few days. I remember the server-down situation happened two or three times since its first launch in January 2013.

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.
Happy Scouting!

Scouter Albert
August 4, 2020

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Scouts Canada makes one simple promise to Canadian youth, parents and society:

Scouts is the start of
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Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences,
they wouldn't discover elsewhere. Along the way, kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

Scouts is the start of something great...

Beaver Scouts

The Colony (Boys and Girls, ages 5 - 7)

The Beaver Scout section uses small groups called lodges. Dividing the Beaver Scouts into small groups makes it easier to communicate with the youth. Individual Beaver Scouts can contribute more to discussions in small groups and it is much better for detailed instruction.

We also divide the youth by age in groupings called tail levels: Brown Tails (age five); Blue Tails (age six); and White Tails (age seven).

More information about Beaver Scouts Explore the Pond

 

Cub Scouts

The Pack (Boys and Girls, ages 8 - 10)

The Cub Scout section uses small groups called sixes. Dividing the Cub Scouts into small groups makes it easier to communicate with the youth. Individual Cub Scouts can contribute more to discussions in small groups and it is much better for detailed instruction. A part of the meeting area, called a lair, is set aside for each six.

Cub Scouts may be divided up by age as well to allow for programming by the abilities of the Cub Scouts. As the Cub Scouts get older, they become more independent and more capable. The same activity can be altered to make it appropriately challenging for each age group.

More information about Cub Scouts... Explore the Jungle

 

Scouts

The Troop (Boys and Girls, ages 11 - 14)

The Scout section uses small groups called patrols. We also divide the youth by age for some activities. Dividing the Scouts into small groups makes it easier to communicate with the youth. Individual Scouts can contribute more to discussions in small groups and it is much better for detailed instruction.

We also separate the youth for such activities as badge work and skill development.

More information about Scout... Blaze a Trail

 

Venturer Scouts

The Company (Youth - male and female, ages 15 - 17)

Venturer Scouts decide upon their own program incorporating indoor activities, badges and awards, challenging outdoor adventures and special interests.

Venturer Scouts conduct their meetings with a youth chair who uses an agenda, with reports from committees, and procedures for making decisions common to adult organizations.

More information about Venturer Scouts... Climb Higher

 

Rover Scouts

 

 

 

The Crew (Young men and women, ages 18 - 26)

Rover Scouts are seeking to challenge themselves in various ways, to provide service to their community, to have fun, to explore new areas, and to participate in a variety of activities.

Rover Scouts conduct their meetings with a youth chair who uses an agenda, with reports from committees, and procedures for making decisions common to adult organizations. Meetings and activities are organized to reflect the interests of the Crew.

More information about Rover Scouts... Paddle Your Own Canoe