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Winter Outdoor Skills

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Sheldrick, 12489 Nesbitt Rd, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0

Event date

01/05/2018 - 01/07/2018 2018

Event Description

*Registration deadline: December 15, 2017*

For: Adult Scouters (Senior Youth and under 18 Scouters: Up to two youth from a section may attend accompanied by their Scouters, provided they agree to instruct other youth sections in their Group before their winter outings).

Instructors: Chuck Fraser (Course Lead), Marc Couturier, Steve Bellefleur, Andrew Couturier, Doug Kendall, Ken Shore (Course Admin).

Location: Camp Sheldrick (indoor buildings and surrounding area).

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2017

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Scouts Canada HQ, 1345 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7

Event date

10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 2017

Event Description

On October 20 to 22, 2017, JOTA will celebrate its 60th Anniversary. JOTA is the largest on-the air gathering of Scouts in the world. Scouters of all ages gather together with fellow Scouts around the world by two-way radio. This year, the Scouts Canada National Museum will be holding an Open House to invite Voyageur Scouters and Youth to come and join us at the Museum to witness and join in the fun. Our Amateur Radio Station, call sign VE3SHQ, will be operating for the whole weekend, under the guidance of our official radio operator and his team.

Voyageur Council Food Drive

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Various Metro Stores across Ottawa (Cubs and Scouts); Ottawa Food Bank (Venturers and Rovers)

Event date

11/04/2017 2017

Event Description

On November 4, at various Metro stores across Ottawa, Voyageur Council will be hosting a food drive for the Ottawa Food Bank!

Cubs and Scouts will be at the Metro stores during the day collecting food and cash donations, which will be picked up with the assistance of Purolator. Once picked up, the food will be brought to the Ottawa Food Bank where Venturers and Rovers will be sorting the food and counting the money. 

Deputy Council Commissioner Appointment -- Fundraising

We are pleased to announce Christopher Lyon as the new Deputy Council Commissioner - Fundraising, effective immediately.

Summer Camp at Camp Opemikon

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Opemikon, 530 Hanna Rd, Maberly, ON K0H 2B0

Event date

07/01/2017 - 08/05/2017 2017

Event Description

Summer Program Adventures at Camp Opemikon

  • Looking for summer program opportunities as a Pack or Troop?
  • Looking for summer adventures for your youth?
  • Want to experience great outdoor programs?

Then we have a program for you right at our very own Camp Opemikon. From first-time overnight campers to those seeking specialty skills in backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing/ropes, OPE has it all this summer. Starting July 1 and continuing to August 5.

Group Commissioner Woodbadge 1

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON

Event date

08/25/2017 - 08/27/2017 2017

Event Description

We have exciting news for everyone! Yes, the traditional Scouting Year is almost over, but now is the time to look forward to your needs for the coming year. 

The question we have for you is: Do all your groups have Group Commissioners, and have those GCs all taken the necessary training to help them succeed?

If not, here is an opportunity to get them up to speed and ready to lead the way.

Voyageur Council is putting on a Group Commissioner Wood Badge 1 at Baxter Conservation Area from August 25-27, 2017.

Deputy Council Commissioner Appointment -- Safe Scouting

We are pleased to announce Kevin Wigle as the new Deputy Council Commissioner - Safe Scouting, effective immediately.

Kevin retired from the Canadian Forces and entered civilian life as an entrepreneur. Specializing in computer networks, Kevin contracted to many government departments supporting users locally and worldwide.  Kevin’s love of camping and navigation with map and compass naturally fit in with putting the Out in Scouting.

Deputy Council Commissioner Appointment -- Volunteer Development

We are pleased to announce Nathalie Greensides as the new Deputy Council Commissioner – Volunteer Development, effective immediately.

Nathalie started her Scouting volunteer experience as a Pack Scouter with 1st Rockland in 2008, filling successive roles as Akela and Group Registrar,. Nathalie then served Odawa Area as DAC Pack and achieved her TD1. Nathalie is passionate about in-person training and will be a champion for Scouters’ learning and development in Voyageur.

Ope Paddling Skills Camp

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Opemikon, 530 Hanna Rd, Maberly, ON K0H 2B0

Event date

06/23/2017 - 06/25/2017 2017

Event Description

PADDLING SKILLS CAMP

June 23 - 25, 2017

Camp Opemikon

Camp Opemikon will be hosting a weekend Paddling Skills camp for Scouts and Venturer Scouts. We will offer the Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem certification required to achieve competency 6.3 of the Paddling Outdoor Adventure Skill.  Other competencies will be covered as part of the training, we leave it to the youth to track and decide if they have achieved the skill.

 

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Scouts Canada, l’organisation jeunesse la plus importante au pays, offre des programmes stimulants pour les garçons et les filles âgés de 5 à 26 ans dans des milliers de groupes répartis dans la plupart des villes du Canada.

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Upcoming Events

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11 Church St. W., Smiths Falls, ON,
10/27/2017 - 6:00pm - 10/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Various Metro Stores across Ottawa (Cubs and Scouts); Ottawa Food Bank (Venturers and Rovers)
11/04/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Scouts Canada HQ, 1345 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7
10/20/2017 - 12:00am - 10/22/2017 - 12:00am
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