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Scouts Canada Whitby Area Events

Last update: October 25, 2018

Some events are linked to an information page with more details. If that doesn't answer your questions, contact your Service Scouter. Section specific and Training events are colour-coded for easier identification. Most events run in Whitby and many run in White Pine Council are listed here. Check our training page for many more listings of training opportunities in districts and Councils around Whitby.

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Only coming events are listed here, but you can see old events, too, if you want to look up something that has already gone by.


Nov 2018

Nov 1 - All Sections Campfire, Kitchie Lodge fire pit, Camp Samac, 6:30-8:00, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa
Nov 2-4 - Zoo Moot Saga 10 , Kitchie Lodge, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa.
Nov 3 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Flyer: Road & Trail for details (PDF).
Nov 9-11 - Zombie Scout Camp Lakeland South, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. Contact Dale Wick dmwick@yahoo.com
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day, 10:00 am parade to the Cenotaph. Dundas St, east of Brock St, Whitby. Meet at Legion on Byron St.
Nov 16-18 - Scouts Canada National Conference and AGM.
Nov 17-18 - Section Specific Skills Workshop, Camp Samac, Kitchie Lodge
Nov 22 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00 pm, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St South.
Nov 22-23 - Scout Popcorn Pickup, (watch for the location).

December 2018

Dec 1 - Program Quality Standards, fall review
Dec 1 - Jaycees Whitby Santa Claus Parade , Downtown Whitby, 10:00
Dec 7-9 - Focus Youth Leadership weekend, senior Scouts & Venturers. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $60.
Dec 8 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, Camp Samac Range. Archery 9am-noon; Pellets 1-4pm.
Dec 13 - Area Volunteers Christmas Social, Tap & Tankard Pub, 224 Brock St S, 7:00 pm. Appetizers.
Dec 22-Jan 6 - DDSB December Break Week holiday
Dec 25 - Christmas Day holiday
Dec 26 - Boxing Day holiday

Jan 2019

Jan 1 - New Years' Day holiday
Jan 1 - Registration fee for Jan 1-Aug 31 (half year) $
Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop, Bowmanville High School, 40 Liberty St North, Bowmanville, ON

Jan 12 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, Camp Samac Range. Archery 9am-noon; Pellets 1-4pm.
Jan 21-26 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 21-26 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 19 - Scouter's Con, university of Scouting, workshops, displays, guest speakers, $18, Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St, Bowmanville, Ontario.
Jan 20 (Sun) 9am - Scout Troop Laser Challenge, Laser Quest, Thickson Rd & Consumers Dr. $30.00. (2018-laser.docx)
Jan 21 - Tri-Area Beaveree Planning, 8:15-9:15, Superstore (upstairs), 200 Taunton Rd W Whitby.
Jan 23-29 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jan 24 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Jan 26 - Dragons & Things - Scout Winter Rally 2.0, Camp Samac. 10am to 8pm approximately.
Jan 27-Feb 3 - Scouts Canada Safety Week.

Feb 2019

Feb 3 - Scout Day at the Oshawa Generals, Game time 2:05 pm, contact your Group Commissioner for details. $15.00
Feb 11-22? - Kub Kar Competitions Mon-Thurs 6:30 pm; Finals Saturday Mar 3, 9am. Contact Greg Long for additional information.
Feb 15 - DDSB PA Day high school only (Friday)
Feb 15-17 - Snow Moot, Mt. Nemo Scout Camp, Burlington. Contact: snowmoot@hotmail.com | Facebook Site
Feb 16? - Scout Troop Trucks Competition, contact Don Bridge donbridge@rogers.com 905-430-0324 for details. 9am-12pm.
Feb 17-24 - Scout-Guide Week
Feb 17 - Church Parade at St Marks United Church, 201 Centre St S., Whitby, meet at 9:30, service at 10 am. Open to all.
Feb 18 - Family Day holiday
Feb 21 - Thinking Day Scouting's founder Baden Powell's Birthday, look for various celebrations and banquets.
Feb 21 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00-9:00, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St S.
Feb 23 - Scout Tri-Area Floor Hockey Competition Dunbarton HS, 655 Sheppard Ave, Pickering. Download the rules sheet. 8:30am-3pm.
Feb 25-28? - Whitby Area Beaver Buggy Races, Whitby Mall, south end, previously Body Boomers (below Talize), 1615 Dundas St E, evenings.

Mar 2019

Mar 1 - Program Quality Standards, winter review
Mar 7 - Whitby Area Campfire Event for all sections, Kitchie Lodge fire pit, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa 6:30-8:00
Mar 2 - Kub Kar Finals. Whitby Mall, 1615 Dundas St E., Whitby. 8:30am registration, 9:30 races, 11:30 awards.
Mar 2-3 - Scoutcraft 1 & 2 Outdoor Skills Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Mar 2 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Mar 8-15 - DDSB March Break Week holiday
Mar 15-17 - Llama Moot, Camp Nemo, Burlington. | Facebook Page.
Mar 21 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Mar 30 - Whitby Gilwell Scouter's, Dance & Fund Raiser, 8:00 pm, Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St S. $15 each/$25 per couple. Open to all!. Silent Auction, door prizes, late night buffet.

Apr 2019

Apr 1 - Scoutrees Campaign begins, contact Dave Reid cornelius7@sympatico.ca.
Apr 6 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Pringle Park Scoutrail, Waterfront Trail, Brock St N. Flyer: Road & Trail for details.
Apr 12-14 - Wood Badge 2 Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 12-14 - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 12 - Registration deadline for Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon.
Apr 12 - Pellet Shooting Competition, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. 9am-3pm.
Apr 12-14 - Scout Troop-O-Ree Camp Fire & Air Rifles , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. Apr 13 - Beaver Colony White Tail Slap, 9:15 - 3:00, Camp Samac Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Flyer to be posted soon.
Apr 19 - Good Friday holiday
Apr 20 - Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt, Kinsmen Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 10:00am-2:00pm. $5.
Apr 20 - Easter Egg Hunt , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, 9am-1pm. Open to Beaver and Cub ages. $5
Apr 22 - Easter Monday holiday, typically no school permits
Apr 22 - Earth Day.
Apr 21-27 - National Volunteer Week
Apr 25 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 26-28 - Music Moot, Cobourg Scout Reserve.
Apr 28-May 6 - Good Turn Week, see www.scouts.ca for more information.
Apr 27-28 (proposed) - Scouter Outdoor Skills Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON

Apr 29 - Venturer Open House for Scouts 6:30pm to 7:30pm at West Lynde Public School

May 2019

May 1 - Queens Venturer Award Ceremony Application Deadline, for October ceremony at Queen's Park, Toronto. Link for application details.
May 3-5 - Camelot Moot, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario.
May 4 - Scoutrees Planting Day. (Whitby Lakeshore Trail, Thickson Rd S.) 9:00 am to noon. (location & date confirmed)
May 5-11 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
May 10-12 - Dorchester Scout Troop Camporee, Dorchester, ON.
May 13 - Jamboree on the Trail, 22nd Anniversary.
May 12-18 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
May 20 - Victoria Day holiday
May 23 - Area Commissioner's Meeting, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
May 24-26 - Ste. Marie among the Hurons/Wye Marsh, Midland, Ontario.
May 25 - Multi-Area Beaveree, 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa.
May 30-Jun 2 - Brooklin Spring Fair.
May 31-Jun 2 - Wood Badge 2 Training (second weekend), Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
May 31-Jun 2 - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam (second weekend), Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
May 31-Jun 2- Redneck Country Venturee III, Everton Scout Reserve, Guelph. | website page.

Jun 2019

Jun 1 - Program Quality Standards, spring review
Jun 7-9 - Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon. Registration deadline April 13th
Jun 13 - Area Commissioner's Year End BBQ & Awards Presentations, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, 6:00-8:00 Nominate today: Whitby Area Awards 2018
Jun 19-25 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jun 22 - Scout Museum Open House & Badge Trading, Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario 9-2.
Jun 29 - DDSB PA Day elementary & high school (Friday)

July 2019

Jul 12-14 - Flat Rocks Camporee - Rockin' Around the World, at Sagonaska Scout Reserve, Thomasburg, Ontario
Jul 13 - Ontario Regiment Museum - Scout Appreciation Day Opens at 10:00 am, live show with tanks in action at 1:00 pm. Our Scout Appreciation day is on July 14. Scouts and Leaders who attend in uniform will not be charged for this special TANK SATURDAY event.
Jul 26-28 - Bacon Moot (Facebook). Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St N Oshawa, Ontario. Scout Shop and Scouting Museum open. Tuck shop with treats.

Aug 2019

Aug 1 - Scout Scarf Day The idea is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the "spirit of scouting" visible: once a scout - always a scout! In 2011 the day coincided with the World Jamboree in Sweden which was a perfect opportunity to show the close bond to all the scouts attending. Of course, the scarf is only a symbol but a strong symbol for the scout promise and for our mission to leave the world as a bit better a place than we had found it.
Aug 2-5 - Join In Jamboree weekend, with Scouts from Russia. Internationals welcome! (A great linking activity!). Camp Samac, Oshawa. $25 each plus meal plan, Archery, Pellets, Billiards, Swimming, Scavenger Hunt, Rock Wall, Crafts table, Badge Swap, Obstacle Course, Campfire. Scout Shop and Scouting Museum open. Tuck shop with treats.
Aug 6 - DDSB Modified School Year, start at Broughton & Winchester Public Schools
Aug 10-17 - HSR Haliburton Scout Reserve Canoe Camp, Doe Island, composite patrol so individuals can sign up. Contact Keith Bruce scouterkeith@torontoscouting.ca, near Haliburton, Ontario.
Aug 29 - Area Scouters & Commissioner's Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby

Sep 2019

Sep 1 - Program Quality Standards, summer review
Sep 2 - Labour Day holiday
Sep 6-8 - Gilwell Reunion, Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton
Sep 14 - Brooklin Harvest Festival, Downtown Brooklin. Sat 10:00-4:00.
Sep 26 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Sep 27-29 - Cub-O-Rama Camp - Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa
Sep 27-29 - 2019 World Brotherhood Camporee, Morrisburg, Ontario.
Sep 28 - Whitby Open Streets, Downtown Whitby, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-3:30. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.

Oct 2019

Oct 1 - Scout Popcorn Sales begin, contact Popcorn Coordinator for details.
Oct 7 - Thanksgiving Day holiday
Oct 11-13 - Apple Day weekend (Whitby Area).
Oct 13-19 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Oct 18-20 - JOTA/JOTI Jamboree on the Air/Internet weekend Camp, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville
Oct 18-20 - Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft Workshops Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington. Training for Scouters and volunteers aged 14+. (Held in conjuction with JOTA Camp).
Oct 20-26 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Oct 22 - Santa Claus Parade Crest, order deadline.
Oct 24 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby


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1) visit www.snapnewspapers.com/locations to locate the closest location to your group/event.
2) once you identify the appropriate location(s), follow link on the right hand side to the website i.e. www.snapwhitby.com
3) Click on "submit your event tab" (top left black tab). You must complete all 3 sections of the online form, including an on site contact person for the event. Watch the "COVERAGE" box in the 2nd section of the form. You have 2 options - list in calendar and send photographer. You can select either or BOTH. Note Photographers will only attend local events with sufficient lead time. You also have the option to indicate the preferred time for the photographer's visit. Once you complete the form click preview to check your information and then once you are satisfied, click submit.
4) A SNAP event coordinator will contact you regarding photographer availability. In the event they are NOT available to attend, then arrange to have your own pictures taken and follow the guidelines below.
Submitting your own photos:
Please feel free to take some high res pictures at your event and they will work to get them in an upcoming edition. Photos will only be accepted if your event Ws previously registered (see above). If this is of interest, please be sure that:
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� All of those in the photo have agreed to have their photo published both in print and online
� Content is submitted in a timely manner in order to meet edition deadlines (48 hours from the time of event is preferable)
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Send corrections, comments, and new event listings to Brian Wick at bwick@brooklinsigns.com.