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 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.

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

Scouters Club: May 31, 2020 (Cancelled)
(May Scouters Club is cancelled due to Novel Coronavirus concern (COVID-19))

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)

Scouters from local groups in York Headwater Area meet in Scouters’ Clubs to:

  • share and exchange program ideas;
  • plan Area level activities;
  • receive and discuss information from Area, Council, and National levels;
  • discuss topical subjects relevant to their respective Section; and
  • provides a social time for Scouters.

Scouters’ Clubs are hosted by the Area Leadership Team and led by the Area Key 3 (AC, AYC, ASM). They are open to representatives from all local Groups including youth, Scouters and Group Commissioners.

Our Scouters’ Clubs meet on every last Sunday of the month (except June, July & December).

It is strongly encouraged that representatives from each Group attend each meeting. Share the load and rotate the Scouter(s) who attend. There is benefit for more than one Scouter from each Group to attend as it increases the participation when planning Area level events (Camps, Fun Days, youth training events, etc.).

New Scouter Integration -- It is important that all new Scouters should be made aware of the Scouters’ Club and encouraged to attend with a representative of the Group or their Mentor


Date: every last Sunday of the month (except June, July & December)

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

2019 / 2020

Please bookmark the following dates and plan to attend Scouters Club. Eveyone is welcomed.

  • August 25, 2019
  • September 29, 2019
  • October 27, 2019
  • November -Moved to Dec 1, 2019
    (Eventually re-scheduled to Dec 8, 2019 due to inclement weather)
  • December - No Scouters Club
  • January 26, 2020
  • February 23, 2020
  • March 29, 2020
    (Scouters Club is cancelled due to Novel Coronavirus concern (COVID-19)

  • April 26, 2020
    (Scouters Club is cancelled due to Novel Coronavirus concern (COVID-19)
  • May 31, 2020
    (Scouters Club is cancelled due to Novel Coronavirus concern (COVID-19)

No Scouters Club
in June & July