Version 2016-17 - reviewed / updated (R1)- August, 2016 | (R2) Sept 20, 2016 | (R3) Oct 5, 2016

On behalf of the Group, I would like to welcome you in joining the leadership team of 6th Richmond Hill Scout Group.

The registration with Scouts Canada starts from completing the registration form. As Scouts Canada is now implementing new procedures in accepting new Scouters since Sept 2013, I would like to list the current requirements for your attention. (Click on the items listed below for details)

  1. Registration Form
  2. Interview
  3. Reference Check
  4. PRC/VSS
  5. Acceptance of Scouts Canada's Code of Conduct
  6. Mandatory Trainings:
    1. Accessibility Training (AODA)
    2. Child and Youth Safety Training
    3. Wood Badge Part 1

Yours in Scouting

Joseph Li
Group Commissioner
Sept 2016

Update on (R1) August 29, 2016 | (R2) Sept 20, 2016 | (R3) Oct 5, 2016

Registration Form

Please download from HERE... if you did not get one from Section Scouter yet.

Please provide 5 personal references with email addresses. This is a mandatory requirement.

With the registration form ready, we will create a member profile for you and prepare for further procedures to go... on your side and our side.

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Interview process is now conducted by a designated Area Interviewer (concurrently with Group Commissioner as the second interviewer).

After the group has started a membership profile for you in; and you have completed most of the pre-requisite requirements, we will make appointment with the Area Interviewer for an interview. (We will try to book a date on Thursday night. Will inform you the exact date later.)

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Reference Check

MyBackCheck is now in partnership with Scouts Canada and will do the reference check on behalf of Scouts Canada. They will do it through emails and try to get at least three replies from the list of Personal References you have provided.

Important note: When you name a reference person, please make sure his/her email address is currently working fine; and reminder your reference persons to respond to myBackCheck's inquiry emails.

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PRC / VSS - Police Record Check / Vulnerable Sector Screening

For York Region residents... Please go to York Regional Police to process a PRC/VSS application. A group's referral letter will be prepared for you. It usually takes time to get the return letter back from YRP. Please do the application in person at YRP as soon as possible. Please note the Open Hours at different Centres / Offices.

A first contact point for you... follow instructions as explained in this link...

A handy summary for your quick reference to proceed the PRC/VSS application
(always check any updates in YRP web site also, of course):

.For Toronto residents... PRC/VSS application will be done through Toronto Police via Council Office (COSC) of Scouts Canada. Scouter Albert, GC will help you through this process.

For more info about PRC/VSS... please visit this info page in York Headwaters Area web site as well...

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Acceptance of Scouts Canada Code of Conduct

After the group has started a membership profile for you in, you will be able to login to Upon your first login, you will be prompted with a document of Code of Conduct. Please read it and click ACCEPT to sign your acceptance.

For a preview... here is the document... the current version for reference

For more details about Scouts Canada Code of Conduct... read this FAQ document

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Mandatory Trainings

After the group has started a membership profile for you in, you will be able to login to Then you can access David Huestis Learning Centre (DHLC) to start training through the online courses. DHLC opens to all members through since August 28, 2014.

A side note for your attention: the recommended Internet browser is Google Chrome.

Updated on September 20: As announced through ScoutScene Vol. 5 Issue 8 on September 10, 2016, the contents for Wood Badge 1 is changed to accommodate the new Canadian Path program structure.

Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path is available on the David Huestis Learning Centre (DHLC) as of September 2nd, 2016. Wood Badge I has been fully updated with the new content that provides an introduction to facilitating The Canadian Path.

Some important changes are:

Useful link about Wood Badge 1 for The Canadian Path -- FAQ
Link to FAQ - printer-friendly PDF document

Previous version of Wood Badge Part 1 Training
The following shaded area indicates the previous version of Wood Badge Part 1 training... (i.e. section-specific WB1 in 5-Modules format). If you have started up the Module 1 in this "old" version before rolling out the new Canadian Path curriculum, you are still able to continue Module 2 to Module 5 to complete Wood Badge Part 1. This Section-specific Wood Badge I will be available on the DHLC course catalogue until December 31st, 2016.

Wood Badge - Part 1 - Module 1

Module 1 is known as Scouting Essentials which incorporate with Accessibility Training (AODA) and Child & Youith Safety Training (CYS) as well. This is a common module for Scouters in all sections (Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venturer Company, Rover Crew, Group Committee and Group Commissioner).

New Scouters are required to take the Wood Badge Part 1 Module 1 through DHLC prior to completing the registration... (i.e. one of the requirements to change from Pending status to Active status).

Wood Badge - Part 1 - Module 2 to Module 5

Module 2 to Module 5 are training specific to the youth section where you are going to join in. For instance, if you are registered as a 'Beaver Leader', please complete the Beaver Scouts - Wood Badge 1, Module 2; Module 3; Module 4 & Module 5. See figures below for your quick reference.

Time management on training

To satisfy the registration pre-requisites, please complete at least Module 1 (all Sections) course. Then you still have time to complete the other Modules 2 to 5 before August 2017 to meet the requirement for the next year's registration.

This is advisable that you can complete Module 1 immediately and prepare to complete Module 2 to 5 before Dec 31, 2016. (Don't wait until August 2017).

Training Opportunities:

While you can take the Wood Badge Part 1 through online DHLC to follow your own pace; you can also take the opportunity to meet new friends through face-to-face training in a residential course (i.e. in a camp) or a 2-Day course (e.g. 2 evenings in a week) conducted by the Area.

If you are interested to know all sections, of course, you are welcome to take Wood Badge Part 1 in all sections.

Useful links that will provide you a thorough overview of the David Huestis Learning Centre:
Brief Introduction
Instructional Video (@Youtube)
FAQ Document

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Login to

This is the URL for login to

For the first login... you need to set up a password first... here is the instruction page for your attention...

When you are able to login, you will be prompted with a Code of Conduct document, please read it and accept to sign it at the end of the page.

After you can login to the system, you can access the Training Page through the TRAINING tab at the top menu bar. (see figure above)

On Training Page, click on the DAVID HUESTIS LEARNING CENTRE (NEW E-LEARNING PLATFORM) to enter "My Learning Gateway".

The first time when you land on this "My Learning Gateway", the system has chosen your first course for you which is listed under "Volunteer Ready" tab. Click on the tab, you will see all seven courses of Wood Badge 1, Module 1 - Scouting Essentials. Click the Launch button at the right to start the training course.

Updates added...

August 31, 2015... About Volunteer Readiness Timeline for Pending Scouters

Scouts Canada has set a clear timeline of expectations so that new potential scouters would know what they have to do to be prepared to work with Scouts Canada youth members. See this new document - Volunteer Readiness Timeline for Pending Scouters for details.

A critical break point... at Day 90. The registration status will become Inactive if the applicant cannot complete all pre-requisites yet. The name will be removed from the Volunteers List. Instead, it will be listed under Inactive Members list.

It starts with Scouts.
Scouting fun starts with Training.
Have Fun!

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In any steps... if you come across any problems (login / record update etc), please report to Scouter Albert Pang to get assistance.

Have fun starting the registration process. Looking forward to have investiture ceremony for you soon.