Register today for the FOCUS Workshop November 28-30, 2014 weekend
at Camp Samac, Oshawa
Link here for
Youth Leadership Training Workshop
on Scouts Canada National Youth Committee's Focus '97
For Venturers, Rovers and mature Scouts
Samac, 275 Conlin Rd E., Oshawa, Ontario
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.)
Cubland, Camp Samac, Oshawa, Ontario
The following link has details and directions
to Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa, Ontario
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
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
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Module
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
10:00am Pack up gear and clean cabin
11:00am Spiritual reflection, debrief impact of weekend, evaluations
Participant's Manual (PDF 449KB)
You don't need to print it as you will get a bound copy on arrival at the
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
Cabins accommodate 38 in bunk beds with separate sleeping areas for male and
female participants. The cabin has electric heat, electric lights and cooker,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , phone
Application Form (FOCUS only) (MS Word.doc, 48 KB) Email, Mail or Fax to
Unit Name and Contact Person
Postal Address, Phone Number
Email addresses for email list
Names of participants, including adults (include age and sex, dietary
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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