Register today for the FOCUS Workshop November 28-30, 2014 weekend at Camp Samac, Oshawa

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sc-logo.jpgFOCUS Youth Leadership Training Workshop

Based on Scouts Canada National Youth Committee's Focus '97

For Venturers, Rovers and mature Scouts
Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa, Ontario


The Future of Canada United in Scouting (FOCUS) training course is for young leaders wanting to learn about situational leadership, developing teamwork, and setting personal goals.
FOCUS is a peer-to-peer training program developed by the Scouts Canada's National Youth Committee and is intended to provide an opportunity for Leadership Skills Building and Personal Assessment. The workshops will occupy about 6 hours during the weekend. Many other activities both indoors and outdoors will break up the formal learning portions.

Target audience is Venturers, Rovers and senior Scouts.
There is no direct link to the Venturer program, nor is this to be confused with either a Youth Forum or V.E.W. (Venturer Executive Workshop.) After the weekend, youth will have learned a little more about their abilities, goals, leadership skills and made many new friends.

Weekend fee for youth $50, Scouters, QM, Trainers $40 (includes indoor accommodations, course manuals and meals.)

The Location
Cubland, Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario
The following link has details and directions to Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa, Ontario

FOCUS logo

The Plan (subject to change)
6:30 pm Arrival at the “Camp” (after dinner)
8:00 pm Opening: “Ice breaker exercises”
9:30 pm
Module #1-The Leader in You
11:00 pm Cards, snacks, etc.
12:00 am All quiet
8:00 am Rise & prepare for the day
9:00 am Breakfast
Module #2-Effective Communication
11:00 am Spoons (wide game) & Outdoors and Mapping exercise (Outdoorsman Award Requirement 2.c.)
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm
Module #3-Group Dynamics and Teamwork Participants
3:30 pm Outdoors activity
5:00 pm
Module #4-Youth Involvement
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm
Module #5-Situational Leadership
9:30 pm Night hike and Campfire
10:30 pm Cards, snack, etc.
12:00 am All quiet

8:00am Rise & prepare for the day
9:00am Breakfast
10:00am Pack up gear and clean cabin
11:00am Spiritual reflection, debrief impact of weekend, evaluations
11:45am Departure

Download Focus Participant's Manual
(PDF 449KB)
You don't need to print it as you will get a bound copy on arrival at the workshop.

Weekend Menu
Friday:  Mug-Up
Saturday am: pancakes and sausage
Saturday noon: Homemade soup & hot dogs, chips
Saturday evening: chicken & pasta, vegetables, salad.
Saturday late: cheese & crackers.
Sunday am:  Egg & cheese WcMuffins


Youth: Cabins accommodate 38 in bunk beds with separate sleeping areas for male and female participants. The cabin has electric heat, electric lights and cooker, indoor washrooms.

Adults/Leaders: Depending on the participating adult's needs, mentoring for Wood Badge Part 1 requirements can be conducted. Otherwise, this is a great forum for peer to peer discussion on program development and execution. Leaders should plan to stay the weekend. (Adult meal plan may vary slightly.)

Please indicate your intention as soon as possible to reserve bunk places. Additional accommodation will be on the floor (bring a mattress) or in your own tent you supply. Please send your intention to attend ASAP, payments should be sent by November 21 or at the door. (No refunds after Nov 23.)
Send your intention to attend by email to Brian Wick , phone 905-922-5678.

Download Training Application Form (FOCUS only) (MS Word.doc, 48 KB) Email, Mail or Fax to 905-430-8716

Unit Name and Contact Person
Postal Address, Phone Number
Email addresses for email list
Names of participants, including adults (include age and sex, dietary restrictions)

Made cheques payable to Scouts Canada.

Brian Wick, Advisor
711 Rossland Rd E, Unit 1101,
Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1
905-922-5678, Fax 905-430-8716

Link to FOCUS 2003 Leadership Training weekend summary.
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