Yellow Briar Area



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CEC & BFC Scouter Conference


Blue Springs Scout Reserve


Blue Springs Scout Camp - Ridley Lodge

14009 Sixth Line Nassagaweya, Acton, ON L7J 2W8


Blue Heron Scout Camp (Handicapped parking at Ridley Lodge)


March 28, 2020



8:30 - 9:00am


8:55 - 9:00am

Guest Speaker - David Lee, The Passionate Paddler

9:00 – 9:25am

Session 1

9:35 - 10:20

Break and displays

10:20 - 10:45am

Session 2

10:45 - 11:30

Session 3

11:45 - 12:30pm

LUNCH and displays

12:30 - 1:30

Session 4

1:40 - 2:35

Session 5

2:50 - 3:35

Break and displays

3:35 - 3:55

Session 6*

4:05 - 4:40


4:45 - 5:00



Participants, Scouters


Presenters, displays

Speghetti Dinner


In Keke at 6:00pm


Session include: 

Vocationial Venturing

MedVents, MedRovers, Police Vents discuss Vocational Venturing

Colony Programming

Youth Led Programming and Colony Program

Pack Programming

Youth Led Programming and Pack Program

Troop Programming

Youth Led Programming and Troop Program

Planning Events

How to plan large, Area or your own events

Hay ride around BSSR

Enjoy a relaxing hay ride around Blue Springs

Coaching and Mentoring Planning with your Youth

Mentor and coach your Youth to plan activities for meetings, meals for camp and everything in between.
No more dodgeball every meeting or worrying if camp be a 48 fast for charity.
Beavers can plan their Christmas Party! Cubs can plan an activity! Scouts and Venturers can eat at camp!!!

Introduction to Edible plants

Common local plants that can be foraged for nutrition, fun, or survival. It is preferable to do some or all of this outdoors. Suitable weeds should beconvenient near the facility.

Single Burner / Double Burner Naptha Stove Maintenance

Teach scouters components, disasembly and resassembly of stoves with tips on correcting the most common problems


How to use Knots, shelters, fire-making in the bush

Leave no trace

Leave no trace

Teaching Camping Skills to young Youth

Help, I have never camped and I have to teach the Beavers Cubs to camp

Adding Stem to your program

Quick intro to Stem & Myths Dispelled in Scouting

Elements of a Successful Campfire

Elements of a successful campfire" - structure, songs, scouters five, openings and closings, skits and cheers

Advanced Camping and Cooking Skills

Camping out of doors and alternative cooking

Backpacking and Hammock Camping

Backpacking and Hammock Camping

How to teach Youth to Quartermaster

How to mentor and coach the Youth to quartermaster their adventures
How to plan for food, food safety, prep and clean up

Story Telling

Engage Youth by story telling


Explain PAB for all sections

Explaining OAS

How do the OAS criteria create Adventures

Youth Leadership and Youth Engagement

Teach scouters and youth to lead and to engage youth in the Scouts Canada program while covering topics from the newly refurbished Youth Leadership TrainingCourse.

Scout Tracker

How to use scout tracker. Tips and Tricks

Developing Emergency Response Plans (ERP’s)

How to plan to have a safe adventure, understanding all the changes

What I wish I knew when I became a Commissioner

Lessons that I learned when I became a Commissioner that were not part of any training course.


How the Recognition process works, Q & A

Working with Youth who need accomodations

Working with Youth with behavioural needs, Autism, Diabetes, etc.

Effective Communication

Communicating Effectively - Does working with some people drive you bonkers?  Using the DiSC  Model as a Framework, come learn some tips to help getyour message across and work better with all types of people.

The new Group Health Check

setting ourselves up for success (CK3 or RM could lead)

Outdoor Camping and Scouting Permit Skills

View a standing camp and learn more information about Knife, Lantern/Stove, Fire lighting and Axe/Saw Skills



Jennifer Levitt Birdsall
DCC CEC – Scouter Development
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Upcoming Events

03.07.2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
03.28.2020 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
03.28.2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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