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					Scout & Venturer Camps & Events – in Central Escarpment

Co-op Camp – Guides and Scouts - Theme “The Game of Monopoly”
    Sept 23 – 25, 2011 at Camp Manitou – Milton, ON
    Registration By Sept 16 – $15/person
    Leaders are expected to assist with running events
    Now planning the 2012 Co-op Camp

OBA Challenge (Scouts) 18th Annual event
   Woodlands Trail Camp - 14919 Kennedy Rd Stouffville, Ont L4A 7X5
   Sept 23-25 2011, hosted by the Greater Toronto Council
   $80 per team of 4 scouts participate in 20 challenges.
   team of 4 scouts must be self contained, including food; 1 leader must attend per
     team, but will not sleep or eat with the team
   website
   now planning the 2012 19th Annual event

Wood Badge Part 2 (leaders) – hosted by Greater Toronto Council
   Sep 30th- Oct 2nd & Nov 4-6th
   Location: Blue Springs Scouts Reserve
   Fee: $ 235.00

CEC Fall Camporee (Scouts & Ventures)
   Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2011
   Goodyear Scout Camp, Orangeville
   $20 per person, Scouts and Venturers run separate program
   now planning for 2012 in a new camp location

JOTA – Jamboree on the Air (Scouts & Ventures, Guides & Pathfinders)
   Oct 14-16th at Mosport International Racetrack
   Weekend camping is $15 per person, Sat only is $5 per person

Remembrance Day – Nov 11th.

Tours of the Ontario Legislative Assembly
    Sat Oct 22nd, or Sat Nov 19th - book for 9:30 am , 11:00 am or 1:00 pm
    free 90 minute tours for Scout Groups by reservation only
    Dates for 2012 have not been released yet. – Call to get on their waiting list; this is a
      fun and interactive tour - and well received by Troops across CEC.
    Reserve with Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch at (416) 325-7500

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Genesis Venturee – Ventures & Rovers + 3rd Year Pathfinders & Rangers, 4th Year Scouts
    November 11-13th, 2011 at Camp Bel, Dorchester, ON
    Theme is “Chinese New Year”. events include football, karaoke, repelling, car smash
      and camp wide campfire
    Pre-registered $20 per person, at the door $25 per person, plus group registration fee
    website

Royal Ontario Museum – Sleepover
    exclusive date for Scouts Canada Friday Nov 25th at 5 pm to Sat Nov 26th 10 am
    $67.50 per person – Sleepover
    $21 per person – Saturday only 10 am – 4 pm – Beavers, Cubs & Scouts.
    Theme: Ancient Civilizations

Owen Sound Winter Camp (Scouts)
   Jan 27-29th, 2012 Harrison Park, Owen Sound
   Scout Skills Competition Camp
   Bring your own dog sleds – instructions on how to build are on the link below

Quest for the Dragon’s Lair – Wellington Winter Camp (Scouts)
   Feb 3 – 5, 2012 Barber Scout Camp, Guelph,
   Compete in Medieval themed events to win Royal Camp Bucks. Then spend your
       Camp Bucks at the evening Auction, followed by Light the Signal Beacons
   $17 per person, includes Sunday breakfast (for those camping overnight)
   Come for the weekend, or just for Saturday, (Saturday daytrippers includes lunch)

Snowball 2012 (Scouts)
    Feb 3 – 5, 2012 at Goodyear Scout Camp, Orangeville, hosted by Mississauga Area
    Details to follow; contact Mike Morden

Wood Badge Part II (leaders) hosted by Central Escarpment Council
   March 30th- Apr 1st, 2012 at Blue Springs Scout Reserve
   April 27th - 29th at Everton Scout Camp

Earth Hour Campfire at Blue Springs (everyone)
    Sat March 31st at 7:30 pm Memorial Lane Campfire Circle, Blue Springs, Acton
    No charge for event, bring your mug & chair. Crest for $3 will be available

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Ontario Science Centre Sleepover , Toronto (Scouts) (excellent Linking with Cubs event)
   “Destination Discovery” – towards the Science Badge
   Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 or Sat April 14th, 2012 , open to Cubs, Scouts, families
   Includes Imax Movie, badge activities, Late Night Snack, sleep in the exhibit halls,
      Breakfast; includes re-entry into the exhibit halls the next day
   $59/person
   Website

Winter Campaign at Fort George Scout Brigade (Scouts & Venturers)
   March 2-4th, 2012 or March 23-25th, 2012
   Sleep indoors in the Blockhouses, Saturday morning training session, 2-3 battles
      during the day and/or night, Saturday afternoon visit town, free time and movies
   $50 per person includes food
   limited to 120 participants – Registration opens Oct 15th and closes Dec 15th, 2011

Boot Camp (Scouts)
    Sunday Mar 11th 6 pm – Thurs Mar 15th 2 pm March Break, Blue Springs
    Hike In Camp, Back to Basics, Mobile lightweight camping, dutch oven & more
    $50 includes registration, 4 nights of camping, crest, activities

Dorchester Int’l Brotherhood Camp (Scouts, Guides, Pathfinders)
    May 4-6, 2012 Events Camp held at Camp Bel, in Dorchester, Ontario
        Open to youth and leaders in Scouts Canada, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Guides, and Girl
         Scouts. It is the largest attended weekend Scout camp in Southwestern Ontario.
        Website
        $22.50 per youth or leader; $50 deposit of which $25 will be refunded on camp day

Woodstock International Scout Camp (Scouts & Venturers)
   May 4-6, 2012 at Camp Shegardaynou, Woodstock (if event proceeds)
   Website - not updated at present
   $35 per person (in 2011), includes food - Friday night mug up to Sunday breakfast

Jamboree on the Trail JOTT - everyone
    Sat May 12th, 2012
    Website: to register & order crests
    Hike or walk on this day with your Troop or Company to qualify for JOTT crests

Scope – USA comes to Canada (2013 Canada goes to USA)
    May 24-28th at Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp, Orangeville.
    Cost is approximately $75, which includes campsite, food and activities

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Stoney Creek Int’l Weekend (Scouts & Venturers)
    June 1-3, 2012, Camp Nemo, Burlington
    Cost $20 per person
    Celebrating 60 years of Scouting friendship.
    website

Speed River Raft Race (Scouts & Venturers - separate classes)
    Sat June 9th at Riverside Park – enter off Woodlawn Rd. across from Canadian Tire
    Competition for design, speed and workmanship – prizes
    Bring your rafts, and paddle/swim them down the Speed River to the dam
    Scout classes are for pioneer style rafts; Venturer classes are for open design rafts
    Info see Raft Race. Email

Soap Box Derby (Scouts)
    June 22nd – 24th at Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Acton, camp at Goat Hill
    Race your cars, bring your helmets and mascots
    Cost $30

Million Dollar Mania – Venturers & Rovers
    Held end of June. 2012 info not available yet
    Info

Great Lakes Jambo 2012 – 10 Anniversary
    July 14-22, 2012 at Camp Bel, Dorchester
    Website
    Cost $235/youth, $110/leader (food not included)
    Extremely well run summer camp, excellent programming

AdVenture 2012 – National Venturer Event
   June 30 – July 7th.
   Haliburton Scout Reserve

Haliburton Scout Reserve – July to August 2012
    Website
    Fees $149/person plus HST (price is from 2011) including site and program costs, not
      including food, rifle range, motorboat rental or transportation
    Activity choices – riflery, archery, rappelling, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, canoeing,
      mountain bikes, climbing wall, star hike (night time)
    Book early on line for a summer week and pick your program

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Scout Brigade – Fort George 200th Anniversary (Scouts & Ventures)
    Start your planning in May to attend in Sept. Attendance for the 200th Anniversary is
       expected to be a record breaker. 2011 had about 2300 scouts from US and Canada
    Sept 21-23rd, 2012 at Fort George, Niagara on the Lake
    Pre reg - $48 ($58 last minute) (2011 rates – varies by contingent)
    Uniforms may have to be pre ordered by mid May, Muskets by mid Aug (depending
       on the contingent you are going with). Militia has white shirts, straw hats.
    Website

Other Camps/Events ALL YEAR
Hamilton Heritage Warplane Museum Night Ops Sleepover
   November to May 11th – multiple dates open for scouts - book on line
   website
   Sleep under the wings of a plane, several activities to learn about how a plane flies,
      flashlight tour of the planes, make your own flyer and air balloon
   $40 per person, 1 free leader for every 6 youth; includes pizza party at bedtime, and

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
   2 hour dinner and show at 10 Dufferin St., Exhibition Place, Toronto
   Special pricing for Scout groups

Fort York Sleepover
    Sleep over night in the barracks, experience garrison life first hand and re-enact the
      duties and leisure pursuits of the fort's inhabitants.
    $38.10 plus HST per youth, $7.55 plus HST per adult (first 2 adults are free)
    Program runs Sat 10 am to Sunday 9 am after breakfast.
    Includes workshops (select from a list), Saturday night supper, Sunday breakfast.
    Sat lunch – either bring a bagged lunch, or order pizza when on site
    Heavily booked in advance. Taking bookings now for Jan to April 2012 now. . Call
      416-392-6907 to book & get info

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Buffalo Naval & Military Park Sleepover
    Sleep aboard a Naval Ship USS Little Rock, which is a guided missile cruiser
    tour the USS Little Rock, the submarine USS Crocker and the destroyer USS The
       Sullivans, learn what life was like as a sailor
    - note – there is no info about the sleepover here –
       you must phone below for costs and bookings. (They still use mail).
    Spring program runs April to 2nd week of June.
    Fall program runs 2nd week of Sept to American Thanksgiving
    Reservations are taken by telephone only, please call: 716-847-1773, ext. 10.
    Cost is $40.00 per person - This includes dinner, breakfast, movie, a self-guided tour
       of the Park and one ride on the motion simulator. Guided tours are also available.

Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum – Overnight Encampment
    Sleep aboard the submarine USS Silversides or coast guard cutter USCGC McLane;
      limited to 72 persons aboard the Silversides, and 38 aboard the McLane
    Weekends in 2011-2012 $35 per person. Does not include food. Picnic tables are
      available for outdoor dining – bring your own.

Reptilia Zoo
    54 indoor exhibits in 25,000 sq ft zoo, Vaughn. The zoo houses over 200 different
       reptiles and amphibians, including a 14 ft Nile Crocodile and a 13 ft King Cobra
    Four reptile feedings per day, Group Tours available
    Custom tours for Scouts to complete badge work also available
    General Admission $10 plus tax ages 4-12, $15 plus tax ages 13 to 64

Jungle Cat World Night Safari
    $40 per person plus tax, minimum 20 people, located at Orono, Ontario
    Camp out in forest or sleep in bunk houses.
    Includes pizza supper, late night snack around the campfire
    Night time guided feeding tour through the Wildlife Park. See Siberian Tigers, Amur
       Leopards, Jaguars and Gray Wolves.

Wye Marsh Scouting Programs
   Day programs – call for info for covering Scout level badges
   Overnight programs – one or two night sleepovers

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Scales Nature Park
    21 hectare conservation park located south of Orillia, includes trails
    Nature Centre houses live exhibits
    Hands on experience with live amphibians, snakes, and reptiles
    Special gallery includes ALL of the freshwater turtles in Canada
    Group bookings by appointment any time. Custom programs and sleepover
       arrangements for Scouts by contacting them directly
    Run by Sciensational Snakes outreach leaders, that bring hands-on educational
       programs to schools and Scouting groups in Ontario

Toronto Zoo
    Scout program to work towards Naturalist Badge – see pdf below
    2 ½ hour program includes activities, biofacts / touchables, slide show and themed
      animal tour.
    Youth $16, Adults $8, minimum 12 youth required for booking

Tall Ships Adventures
    Weekend sail adventures May to June, and Sept to Oct.
    Full week sail adventures – in the summer

Rovers Events Website

This list has been compiled by:
Alisa Kuemmling
Service Scouter for Troop – Wellington Area
Central Escarpment Council

Please send all corrections and additions to with my thanks.
Any information on new events and camps for Troop and Company would be greatly
Updated at Oct 8th, 2011

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