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Scouts Canada Whitby Area Events

Last update: October 1, 2019

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.


Oct 2019

Oct 1 - Scout Popcorn Sales begin, contact Popcorn Coordinator for details.
Oct 5 - 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 Oct 5. Scouts and Leaders who attend in uniform will not be charged for this special TANK SATURDAY event.
Oct 6 - Laser Quest Whitby Competition (cancelled)
Oct 6 - Cold-Weather Camping - Tried and True Strategies Camp Samac Scout Centre, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa, ON. Staff Cabin 4. Training for volunteers aged 14+.
Oct 14 - Thanksgiving Day holiday
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 20-26 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Oct 24 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Oct 25-27 - Apple Day weekend (Whitby groups).
Oct 26-27 - Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft Workshop Camp Samac Scout Centre, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa, ON. Cabin #2. Training for volunteers aged 14+.

Nov 2019

Nov 1-3 - Zoo Moot Saga 11 , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa.
Nov 2 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Flyer: Road & Trail for details (PDF).
Nov 2-3 - Wilderness First Aid with Standard First Aid, CPR scouterterryfielder@yahoo.ca, Camp Samac
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day, 10:00 am parade to the Cenotaph. Dundas St, east of Brock St, Whitby. Meet 9:25 am at the Legion on Byron St. to parade in.
Nov 15-17 - Scouts Canada National Conference and AGM.
Nov 15-17 - Section Specific Skills Workshop, Camp Samac, Kitchie Lodge
Nov 21-22 - Scout Popcorn Pickup by Group representatives, location to be announced.
Nov 28 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00 pm, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St South.

December 2019

Dec 1 - Program Quality Standards, fall review
Dec 7 - Jaycees Whitby Santa Claus Parade, Downtown Whitby, 10:00
Dec 6-8 - FOCUS YLT Youth Leadership Training for Venturers weekend. Camp Samac, Oshawa. $60.
Dec 7 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, Camp Samac Range. Archery 9am-noon; Pellets 1-4pm.
Dec 12 - Area Volunteers Christmas Social, Tap & Tankard Pub, 224 Brock St S, 7:00 pm. Appetizers.
Dec 21-Jan 5 - DDSB December Break Week holiday
Dec 25 - Christmas Day holiday
Dec 26 - Boxing Day holiday

Jan 2020

Jan 1 - New Years' Day holiday
Jan 1 - Registration fee for Jan 1-Aug 31 (half year)
Jan 11 - Range Line Safety Officer Course, Camp Samac Range. Archery 9am-noon; Pellets 1-4pm.
Jan 20-25 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 20-25 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 18 - Scouter's Con, university of Scouting, workshops, displays, guest speakers, $25 includes lunch, Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St, Bowmanville, Ontario.
Jan 22-28 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jan 23 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Jan 25 - Scout Winter Rally 2.0, Camp Samac. 10am to 8pm.
Jan 26-Feb 2 - Scouts Canada Safety Week.
Jan 30 - Whitby Scouters Winter Milestone Award Presentation, 7:00-9:00 at St Mark's United, 201 Centre St. South, Whitby. Come out and celebrate years of service and National Awards for our volunteers.

Feb 2020

Feb 2 - Scout Day at the Oshawa Generals, Game time 2:05 pm, contact your Group Commissioner for details.
Feb 9? - Church Parade at St Marks United Church, 201 Centre St S., Whitby, meet at 9:30, service at 10 am. Open to all.
Feb 14 - DDSB PA Day high school only (Friday)
Feb 14-16 - Snow Moot, Mt. Nemo Scout Camp, Burlington. Contact: snowmoot@hotmail.com | Facebook Event
Feb 16-23 - Scout-Guide Week
Feb 19-28 - Kub Kar Competitions Mon-Thurs 6:30 pm; Finals Saturday Mar ?, 9am. Contact Greg Long for additional information.
Feb 17 - Family Day holiday
Feb 22 - Thinking Day Scouting's founder Baden Powell's Birthday, look for various celebrations and banquets.
Feb 22 - Scout Troop Trucks Competition, 9am-12pm. Print a copy of the rules.
Feb 24, 25, 26 - Whitby Area Beaver Buggy Races.
Feb 27 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00-9:00, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St S.

Mar 2020

Mar 1 - Program Quality Standards, winter review
Mar 7 - Kub Kar Finals. 8:30am registration, 9:30 races, 11:30 awards.
Mar 1 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Mar 13-22 - DDSB March Break Week holiday
Mar 26 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Mar 20-22 - Llama Moot, Camp Nemo, Burlington. | Facebook Page.
Mar 28 - Whitby Gilwell Scouter's, Dance & Fundraiser, 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 2020

Apr 1 - Scoutrees Campaign begins, contact Dave Reid cornelius7@sympatico.ca.
Apr 3-5 - Wood Badge 2 Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 3-5 - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 4 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Broughton Public School & Scout Trail, Cullen Park Trail, Garden St. from Julie Payette School and Whitby Waterfront Trail.
Apr 10 - Registration deadline for Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon Jun 7-9, 2019.
Apr 17 - Good Friday holiday
Apr 18 - Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt, Kinsmen Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 10:00am-2:00pm. $5.
Apr 18 - Easter Egg Hunt, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, 9am-1pm. Open to Beaver and Cub ages. $5
Apr 20 - Easter Monday holiday, typically no school permits
Apr 22 - Earth Day.
Apr 19-25 - National Volunteer Week
Apr 23 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 24-26 - Auto Moot, Cobourg Scout Reserve.
Apr 25 - Beaver Colony White Tail Slap, 9:15 - 3:00, Camp Samac Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa. Flyer to be posted soon.
Apr 26-May 2 - Good Turn Week, see www.scouts.ca for more information.

May 2020

May 1 - Queens Venturer Award Ceremony Application Deadline, for October ceremony at Queen's Park, Toronto. Link for application details.
May 2? - Scoutrees Planting Day. (Whitby Lakeshore Trail, Thickson Rd S.) 9:00 am to noon. (location & date confirmed)
May 3-9 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
May 8-10 - Dorchester Scout Troop Camporee, Dorchester, ON.
May 11 - Jamboree on the Trail, 23rd Anniversary.
May 10-16 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
May 18 - Victoria Day holiday
May 28 - Whitby Scouter's Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
May 23 - Multi-Area Beaveree, 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa.
May 29-31 - Wood Badge 2 Training (second weekend), Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
May 29-31 - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam (second weekend), Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
May 30 - Whitby Scouting Log Jam, 9:30-2:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa.

Jun 2020

Jun 1 - Program Quality Standards, spring review
Jun 5-7 - Brooklin Spring Fair.
Jun 5-7 - Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon.
Jun 12-14 - Cuboree - Japan: Spirit of the Olympics, Pleasant Bay Camp, Consecon, Ontario.
Jun 18 - Whitby Scouter's Year End BBQ & Awards Presentations, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, 7:00-9:00 Nominate today: Whitby Area Awards 2019
Jun 17-23 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jun 19-21 - Stress-free Camporee, Camp Gilroy, Coe Hill, Ontario.
Jun 20 - Scout Museum Open House & Badge Trading, Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario 9-2.
Jun 26 - DDSB PA Day elementary & high school (Friday)

July 2020

Jul 24-26 - Bacon Moot (Facebook). Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St N Oshawa, Ontario. Scout Shop and Scouting Museum open. Tuck shop with treats.
Jul 31-Aug 3 - 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.

Aug 2020

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 15-22 - HSR Haliburton Scout Reserve Canoe Camp , Doe Island, composite patrol so individuals can sign up. Near Haliburton, Ontario.
Aug 27 - Area Scouters & Commissioner's Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby

Sep 2020

Sep 1 - Program Quality Standards, summer review
Sep 7 - Labour Day holiday
Sep 11-13 - Gilwell Reunion, Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton
Sep 12 - Brooklin Harvest Festival, Downtown Brooklin. Sat 10:00-4:00.
Sep 20 - Cub Pow Wow Information Meeting, Superstore (upper level), 200 Taunton Rd West, Whitby. 7:30.
Sep 24 - Whitby Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Oct 2-4 - Cub Pow Wow Camp, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa
Sep 25-27 - 2019 World Brotherhood Camporee, Wellesley Island, NY.
Sep 26 - Whitby Open Streets, Downtown Whitby, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-3:30. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.


How to Promote Your Scouting Events in SNAP Newspapers

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:
� Photos are at least 1-2 MB in size
� You have included the names of those in the photos, as well as any necessary titles
� 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)
This is completely FREE publicity for Scouting - let's endeavour to fully utilize this resource and show everyone what AWESOME experiences and accomplishments our youth have in Scouts Canada!

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Send corrections, comments, and new event listings to Brian Wick at bwick@brooklinsigns.com.