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If this is the first time you are using on-line secure registration here, this may help you:
Please be aware that registering for the website is not the same as registering for an event, which is addressed below.
Go to EVENTS tab,above, select your section (say, Cubs) from the drop-down menu, then click on the name of the event for which you are registering. You will see information on the event as well as a green "Register for...." button in the upper right corner. Click it to go to the registration page.If it is not there, there is no electronic registration for that event.
At the Registration page, you will see various fields to fill in. "Name" is a parent's name. Email address is important because that is the one a confirmation will be sent to. Your phone number is next.
Select the number of "tickets" from 1 to 3, of people who are participating. If you are a leader or a parent volunteer who has been approved after a PRC, and who is also attending, include yourself in the ticket count and also click the "I am a leader/parent volunteer attending.." button. It will turn green. Otherwise, ignore that question.
IF you have any special information such as allergies, behavioural issues or differing arrangements, you can click the "YES - special...." button and add details in the NOTES box, later. Otherwise, ignore that question.
Other fields are pretty obvious. The mandatory ones are the first three, noted above, plus a first youth's name and two emergency contacts. (Some families have more than one CUB in the programme and this form lets you register up to three on one form.)
You are not required to enter OHIP numbers since leaders have those on site anyway, but if you do, they will also have the numbers available in the registration information as well.
Finally, there is a Captcha box at the bottom of the form which keeps out "spambots". The image will change every time you see it. Type what you see into the "Type the text" box and then click the REGISTER button. (You can get a new image by clicking the recycle arrows, or get the image sounded out by using the loudspeaker icon.)
If you miss a mandatory field, or your email address does not seem properly formatted, you cannot submit the information and the incorrect field(s) will show up in red.You can fix those errors and click Register again.
- Who gets this information? The information is securely encrypted and sent to these leaders, who head up the various sections that use this registration form: Scouters Mark J, Caroline, Chere and me, the webmaster, Derek Madge. If you have any questions please use the CONTACT tab above as information there is also encrypted to protect the leaders from spambots!
MAY 1-7, 2016 is Emergency Preparedness Week
Create a "Go Bag" - Emergency Preparedness
Create a "Go Bag" - Emergency Preparedness Badge
Thanks to Dr. Vali Mitchell and Jon Seals of Disaster Recovery Journal for their willingness to let us re-print this article here. The nature of an emergency is that it happens without warning - but it need not happen without planning a response.
Consider putting together a Grab 'n ' Go Bag, an emergency kit in a bag or knapsack. This may be an alternative to an Emergency Kit for one or two person households, or those without a vehicle. Or it can be used instead of a large kit when an emergency evacuation such as the propane plant explosion in Toronto in the summer of 2008 or a gas explosion of a home in your neighbourhood forces evacuation in, literally, minutes. ~Scouter Derek
Written by VALI HAWKINS MITCHELL, Ph.D.
Vali Hawkins Mitchell, Ph.D. is the leading authority on emotional continuity management, author of “Emotional Terrors in the Workplace: Protecting Your Business’ Bottom Line,” and the CEO of ImproVizion Consulting, LLP, based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Seasoned disaster planners get their own houses in order before helping others plan for emergencies. Preparing your own personal emergency Go Bag is a good start.
MAY 1-7, 2016 is Emergency Preparedness Week
Emergency kits should reflect the kinds of activities and locations the Scout or Cub will be dealing with.
This link (http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/) will take you to a Government of Canada list of emergency supplies to make up a Home Emergency Kit and also a Car Emergency Kit as well as other Emergency Preparedness measures.
Below are some suggested items for Scouts or Cubs who may be out hiking or at a camp. You may need to customize the list depending on where you are going and what you'll be doing.
(This list courtesy of Scouter Liam Morland)