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Scouts Canada Whitby Area Events

Last update: January 14, 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.


Jan 2018

Jan 1 - New Years' Day holiday
Jan 1 - Registration fee for Jan 1-Aug 31 (half year) $165
Jan 6&7 - E-Waste collection Beech St Whitby in support of 9th Whitby
Jan 11 - WASSAC Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Execs meeting, 7:30 pm, Camp Samac in the Venturer Den below the Council Hall, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.
Jan 14-20 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 20-27 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Jan 20 - Scouter's Con, university of Scouting, workshops, displays, guest speakers, $18, Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St, Bowmanville, Ontario.
Jan 21 (Sun) 9am - Scout Troop Laser Challenge, Laser Quest, Thickson Rd & Consumers Dr. $30.00. (2018-laser.docx)
Jan 22 - Tri-Area Beaveree Planning, 8:15-9:15, Superstore (upstairs), 200 Taunton Rd W Whitby.
Jan 24-30 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jan 25 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Jan 27 - Scout Winter Rally 2.0, Camp Samac. 9am to 8pm approximately.
Jan 28 - Cub Pack Laser Tag, cancelled for Jan 2018.
Jan 28-Feb 4 - Scouts Canada Safety Week.
Jan 31 - Whitby Winter Awards, (by invitation), St Mark's United Church, 201 Centre St S, Whitby, Ontario.

Feb 2018

Feb 4 - Scout Day at the Oshawa Generals, Game time 2:05 pm, contact your Group Commissioner for details. $15.00
Feb 5-15 - Kub Kar Competitions Mon-Thurs 6:30-9:00pm; Finals Saturday Feb 24 9am-4pm. Contact Greg Long for additional information.
Feb 16 - DDSB PA Day high school only (Friday)
Feb 16-18 - Snow Moot, Mt. Nemo Scout Camp, Burlington. Contact: snowmoot@hotmail.com | Facebook Site
Feb 17 - Scout Troop Trucks Competition, contact Don Bridge donbridge@rogers.com 905-430-0324 for details. 9am-2pm.
Feb 18-25 - Scout-Guide Week
Feb 19 - Family Day holiday
Feb 20-23 - Whitby Area Beaver Buggy Races, Whitby Mall, south end, previously Body Boomers (below Talize), 1615 Dundas St E, evenings.
Feb 22 - Thinking Day Scouting's founder Baden Powell's Birthday, look for various celebrations and banquets.
Feb 22 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00-9:00, St Mark's United, 201 Centre St S.
Feb 24 - Kub Kar Finals. Whitby Mall, 1615 Dundas St E., Whitby. 8:30am registration, 9:30 races, 11:30 awards.
Feb 24 - Scout Tri-Area Floor Hockey Competition Dunbarton HS, 655 Sheppard Ave, Pickering. Download the rules sheet. 8:30am-3pm.
Feb 25 - Church Parade at St Marks United Church, 201 Centre St S., Whitby, meet at 9:30, service at 10 am. Open to all.

Mar 2018

Mar 1 - Program Quality Standards, winter review
Mar 1 - Whitby Area Campfire Event for all sections, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa 6:30-8:30
Mar 3-4 - Scoutcraft 1 & 2 Outdoor Skills Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Mar 3 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Mar 8 - WASSAC Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Execs meeting, 7:30 pm, Camp Samac in the Venturer Den below the Council Hall, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.
Mar 9-18 - DDSB March Break Week holiday
Mar 16-18 - Llama Moot, Camp Nemo, Burlington. | Facebook Page.
Mar 22 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Mar 24 - 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.
Mar 24 - Tri-Area Earth Hour Campfire, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. 7:00-9:30, $5.
Mar 30 - Good Friday holiday
Mar 31 - Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt, Kinsman Park, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin. 9:30am-2:30pm. $5. Print the Flyer.
Mar 31 - Easter Egg Hunt , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, 9am-1pm. Open to Beaver and Cub ages. $5

Apr 2018

Apr 1 - Scoutrees Campaign begins, contact Dave Reid cornelius7@sympatico.ca.
Apr 2 - Easter Monday holiday
Apr 6-8 - Wood Badge 2 Training, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 6-8 - Quartermaster Advanced with National Food Safety Certification Exam, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 7 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Pringle Park Scoutrail, Waterfront Trail, Brock St N. Flyer: Road & Trail for details.
Apr 7 - Venturer/Rover Expedition Leader Workshop, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, ON
Apr 7 - Venturer Floor Hockey Challenge Venturer Floor Hockey Registration Church of Latter Day Saints, Mill St. Ajax (caffine free zone). Floor Hockey Rules.
Apr 14 - Tri-Areas Archery Competition & Fun Shoot Day Camp Samac Archery Competition, for Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Scouters, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa.
Apr 20-22 - Scout Troop-O-Ree Camp & Geocaching & Air Rifles , Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.
Apr 20-22 - Music Moot, Cobourg Scout Reserve. | Link to Facebook Event.
Apr 21 - Beaver Colony White Tail Slap, 9:15 - 3:00, Camp Samac Council Hall, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa.
Apr 21, 11am-3pm, Whitby Chili Cook-Off, Royal Canadian Legion, 117 Byron St S Whitby, $10.
Apr 21 - Tri-Areas Pellet Shooting Competition, Camp Samac Range, Council Hall, Oshawa. 9am-6pm. Online Registation.
Apr 22 - Earth Day.
Apr 22-28 - National Volunteer Week
Apr 28-May 6 - Good Turn Week, see www.scouts.ca for more information.
Apr 26 - Area Commissioner's Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Apr 28 - Laser Quest All-Nighter. Consumers Dr & Thickson Rd Whitby, $40. Contact Dylan Pammett
Apr 30 - Venturer Open House for Scouts 7:00pm to 8:00pm at St Andrew's Church, 209 Cochrane St. Whitby

May 2018

May 4 - DDSB PA Day elementary & high school (Friday)
May 4-6 - Camelot Moot, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario.
May 5 - Scoutrees Planting Day. (Whitby Lakeshore Trail, Thickson Rd S.) 9:00 am to noon.
May 6-12 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
May 10 - WASSAC Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Execs meeting, 7:30 pm, Camp Samac in the Venturer Den below the Council Hall, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.
May 11-13 - Dorchester Scout Troop Camporee, Dorchester, ON.
May 11-13 - Nameless Moot, Camp Barber, Guelph. Link to Facebook group.
May 12 - Jamboree on the Trail, 21st Anniversary.
May 13-19 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
May 21 - Victoria Day holiday
May 23 - Open Fall Registration, Superstore (upstairs), 200 Taunton Rd W Whitby, 6:30-8:00,
May 24 - Area Commissioner's Meeting, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
May 26 - Tri-Area Beaveree, 9:30-3:00, Camp Samac, Oshawa. Registration . FAQ Frequently Asked Questions . Beaveree Sleepover.

Jun 2018

Jun 1 - Program Quality Standards, spring review
Jun 1 - Queens Venturer Award Ceremony Application Deadline, for October ceremony at Queen's Park, Toronto. Link for application details.
Jun 1 - DDSB PA Day elementary (Friday)
Jun 1-3 - Brooklin Spring Fair.
Jun 1-3 - Redneck Country Venturee III, Everton Scout Reserve, Guelph. | website page.
Jun 1-3 - Huck Finn Rafting weekend Bobcaygeon.
Jun 8-10 - Tri-Areas Cuboree, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (TBA), Warsaw, Ontario.
Jun 8-10 - B.Y.O.T. Moot, BYOT Moot takes place at a farm in Bethany (Hwy 7/35), near Peterborough, Ontario.
Jun 9 - Ontario Regiment Museum - Scout Appreciation Day Opens at 10:00 am, live show at 1:00 pm. PDF Flyer to Download
Jun 14 - Area Commissioner's Year End BBQ & Awards Presentations, Port Perry Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry, 6:30-8:30 Nominate today: Whitby Area Awards 2017
Jun 19-25 - DDSB & DCDSB Exams secondary
Jun 23 - 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 2018

Jul 1-6 - Venturing Fest, West Virginia
Jul 7 - Camp Samac Fishing Derby
Jul 12 - WASSAC Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Execs meeting, 7:30 pm, Camp Samac in the Venturer Den below the Council Hall, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.

Aug 2018

Aug 3-5 - Join In Jamboree weekend, with Scouts from Russia. Internationals welcome! (A great linking activity!). Camp Samac, Oshawa. $25 each plus meal plan, Canoeing, 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 7 - DDSB Modified School Year, start at Broughton & Winchester Public Schools
Aug 11-13 - Bacon Moot. Camp Samac, 1711 Simcoe St N Oshawa, Ontario. Scout Shop and Scouting Museum open. Tuck shop with treats.
Aug 11-18 - 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 23 - Area Scouters & Commissioner's Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Aug 30 - Open Fall Registration, Superstore (upstairs), 200 Taunton Rd W Whitby, 6:30-8:00,

Sep 2018

Sep 1 - Program Quality Standards, summer review
Sep 3 - Labour Day holiday
Sep 7-9 - Gilwell Reunion, Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton
Sep 8 - Brooklin Harvest Festival, Downtown Brooklin, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-4:00. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.
Sep 13 - Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Executives meeting, 7:00, Superstore upstairs, 200 Taunton Rd W.
Sep 21-23 - 2017 World Brotherhood Camporee, Morrisburg, Ontario.
Sep 27 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Sep 28-30 - Cub Pow Wow Camp - Not Monty Python's Robin Hood, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa
Sep 29 - Whitby Heritage Days, Downtown Whitby, Scouting display. Sat 10:00-3:30. Come downtown in uniform and help us promote our program.

Oct 2018

Oct 1 - Scout Popcorn Sales begin, contact Popcorn Coordinator for details.
Oct 8 - Thanksgiving Day holiday
Oct 12-14 - Apple Day weekend (Whitby Area).
Oct 14-20 - Bring-a-Friend Week, all sections, all nights.
Oct 19-21 - JOTA/JOTI Jamboree on the Air/Internet weekend Camp, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville
Oct 20-21 - Outdoor Skills Scoutcraft Workshops Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington. Training for Scouters and volunteers aged 14+. (Held in conjuction with JOTA Camp).
Oct 21-27 - Bring-a-Parent Week, all sections, all nights.
Oct 25 - Area Scouters Information Forum, St Mark's Church Hall, 7:00-9:00, 201 Centre St S, Whitby
Oct 26-28 - Troop Tune Up Camp & Shooting Competition, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa. Download the Download the Flyer
Oct 27 - Venturer & Rover Halloween Dance, Optimist Hall, 475 Salisbury St., Oshawa, Ontario. Download the Download the Flyer
Oct 27-28 (Sat-Sun) - White Pine Troop Shoot, Camp Samac Range, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. 9:00 - 3:30. Registration Online

Nov 2018

Nov 1 - All Sections Campfire, Council Hall Camp Samac, 7:00-9:00, 275 Conlin Rd E Oshawa
Nov 3 - Road & Trail Clean-up, 10:00 am. Pringle Park Scoutrail, Waterfront Trail, Brock St N. Flyer: Road & Trail for details.
Nov 3-4 - Scoutcraft "3"- backpacking trip. Prerequisite Scoutcraft 2. Contact Lewis Williams at paddle_song@hotmail.com
Nov 9 - WASSAC Senior Sections Advisory Committee, Venturer and Rover Execs meeting, 7:00, Camp Samac in the Venturer Den below the Council Hall, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa.
Nov 9-11 - Zombie Scout Camp Lakeland South, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa. Contact Dale Wick dmwick@yahoo.com
Nov 9-11 - Zoo Moot Saga 9 , Lakeland North, Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd East, Oshawa.
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 15-16 - Scout Popcorn Pickup, (watch for the location).
Nov 16-18 - Scouts Canada National Conference and AGM.
Nov 22 - Area Scouters Information Forum, 7:00 pm, St Andrew's Presbyterian, 209 Cochrane St.
Nov 24 - Chief Scout, Queens Venturer & Canadian Rover Scout Awards presentation, Peterborough


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.