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Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth | *New Course*

Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training course designed to give members of the public the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, decreases stigmatizing attitudes, and helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. MHFA Adults Who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 9-24). The course covers 6 areas: Mental health problems and stigma Substance-related disorders Mood-related disorders – depression, suicide, self-injury, and more Anxiety and trauma-related disorders – anxiety and panic attacks, and more Eating disorders Psychotic disorders Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities. The course will be led by Amanda Osborne, an experienced Mental Health First Aid and St. John’s Standard First Aid instructor. Date: January 20-21, 2018 Time: 9am-5:30pm Location: Prairies Service Centre, 2140 Brownsea Drive, N.W., Calgary, AB Cost: $150 (includes manuals and materials, bring your own lunch) Minimum enrollment of 15 participants needed to run the course Registration and Payment Please register by emailing Amanda Osborne at amandaoz@me.com Payment to be made on or before January 15th, by email transfer, cheque, or credit card payment through PayPal to Amanda Osborne. Please contact Dave Walker with any questions: dave.walker@scouts.ca For more information about MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth, please visit mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en/course-info/courses/adults-who-interact-youth For more information about Amanda Osborne, please visit amandaosborneconsulting.com    
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7th Annual Mardi Gras Vent and Rover Camp, February 23-25, 2018

7th Annual Mardi Gras Vent and Rover Camp Camp Kasota West, Sylvan Lake Host Companies: 77 East Glenmore & 210 McKenzie Wild Kitties Venturer Company When: February 23 – 25, 2018 Cost: $30 per person This camp has a mardi gras theme for Vents and Rovers, run by a Venturer Company. Heated cabins are included in the price, but each company must bring their own food for the weekend. Registered groups/teams compete against each other for prizes in various challenges. Activities include: Pinata making (and breaking), outdoor team challenges, iron chef mystery ingredients challenge, om-nom food tasting challenge, and a spoons competition to name a few. Register and pay online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Prairies/ Login or create an account, click on Events. Email your roster of participants to rose_m@shaw.ca. Registration is not complete until payment and the roster is received. Questions about registration? Contact Leslie at prairies@scouts.ca or 403-283-4993 x1. Camp questions email rose_m@shaw.ca.
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Scout Groups Selling Christmas Trees

Scout Groups Selling Christmas Trees December 2017 169th Bowmont Group Tree lot is at the Bowness Scout & Lion’s Hall, 8551 Bowness Road NW, Calgary The lot is open from December 1st – 23rd Weekdays: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Weekends: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Cash, credit and debit accepted 401st Woodcreek Group Tree lot is at Woodbine Square, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary The lot is open Monday to Friday 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 8:30 pm 1st High River Group South of the Sobey’s Grocery Store, 98 Centre Street SE, High River The lot is open Monday to Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; open daily including December 24th Saturdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sundays 12 noon to 6:00 pm Cash and cheques accepted
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Indaba Day – Nose Hill East Area and Calgary LDS North Area – January 20, 2018

So what the heck is an Indaba Day? Indaba is a Zulu word for an “important” conference Scouts use it to mean a gathering of people to learn from each other. The basic pillar for an Indaba Day is to have learning opportunities for leaders and youth that are asked for by those attending the event.  The Nose Hill East/Calgary LDS North Areas Indaba will have numerous seminars/sessions on topics selected by our leaders and youth.  We will primarily focus, but not limited to the 26 core competencies identified in the new Woodbadge 2 program. There will be a survey monkey to solicit ideas, but if you want to send requests now, please do so.  You can e-mail your Group Commissioner, your Area Commissioner (Peter) or your Area Support Manager (Simon) LDS members can e-mail your Deputy Area Commissioner (David). We hope to keep the cost to $10 per participant. There will be 3 morning session times, a significant lunch break and 3 afternoon session times. Each time block will have numerous learning opportunities. You can attend one or many learning sessions. There will be a Trade Show area with a variety of Scouting related exhibitors. What we know right now; Date;                      Saturday January 20, 2018 Time;                      9am start, finish by 4:30 pm Location;               Panorama LDS Chapel, 155 Panamount Dr NW   Contacts;               Peter Adams, Nose Hill East Area Commissioner           padams56@shaw.ca Simon Evison, ASM              simon.evison@scouts.ca David Feasel, Deputy Area Commissioner, Calgary LDS North Area,  dafeasel@gmail.com
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Scout-Con January 20, 2018

Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters! Do you like board games, card games or role-playing games? Do you have what it takes to finish a Railway in Ticket to Ride? Can you complete your personal Scout Con Character card tasks in time? Join us at Scout-Con and challenge your leaders and fellow Scouts to games of strategy, luck and intrigue. This January, Scouts from all over are invited to the First Scout-Con. Bring your games and wits and join us on a day to remember! Cost: $20 per participant (Beavers 1:00 – 3:00 pm, $10) – event runs 9:30 am to 8:00 pm Location: Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 – 6th Avenue NW, Calgary (free parking available) Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2018, while spots are available Email Scouter Gini-Lynne glsovyn@gmail.com to register and hold your spot today. Augmented Ratios for this Con: 1:8 for Scouts/Vents 1:6 for Cubs 1:4 for Beavers – special prizes for Beavers Your registration includes admission, Con Badge, hotdog/drink/chips, hours of fun games and door prizes. There is an inexpensive concession to buy extra food and it’s open all day. See you there, Scouter Mischief 239 Northern Hills Scouts A
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Iron Scout 2018 – Cooking Challenge Camp April 20-22, 2018

Iron Scout 2018 – Cooking Challenge April 20-22, 2018 at Camp Hope (former Camp Gardner near Bragg Creek) “It’s the end of the World as we know it; or so REM claimed. A great calamity has befallen mankind, it’s the end of civilization.” Think The Walking Dead, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Fallout, Resident Evil etc. and you are struggling to survive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world. Society has collapsed and there are few supplies and you need all your skills to make it through every day – so pretty much like a typical CJ, but there is a catch. This New World, and much of its resources are now controlled by a vicious gang of scavengers, you used to know them as Venturers. Your survival will depend on appeasing them with a 2 course meal, consisting of a main course and a dessert, using ingredients you have already acquired, plus a special secret ingredient that will be provided on the day from the scavenger’s personal stockpile. Satisfy the scavenger’s appetite and you can enjoy the safety and comfort of their camp fire. Fail…. Well that’s going to be another story. Website: more information and to register and pay online go to-https://sites.google.com/site/ironscoutcalgary/. After registering and paying online email your participant roster to the camp organizers ironscout2018@gmail.com. Bethan Vickers – Camp Chief
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