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Head Safe Program Events

Join Scouts Canada and Hydro One at their Head Safe community events, helping families become aware of head injuries and how to prevent them. All community members are free to attend!

Upcoming Events

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About the Events

Safety awareness and prevention are not limited to the playing field or workplace—safe living begins at home. As safety leaders in Canada, Hydro One and Scouts Canada have teamed up to extend their culture of safety, healthy activity and vibrant family life to communities across the country with our new Head Safe program.

Community events were held in the fall of 2019 in Ottawa, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Woodstock. These events included free fun activities related to head injury awareness and prevention. Participants improved their head safety awareness through a concussion simulation, egg drop and Head Safe bingo, among other activities.

Please reach out to your local Scout Group to find out if any Head Safe activities are taking place in your area (ScoutCons, Meetings, etc.).

Become an Event Volunteer

HEAD SAFE PROGRAM COMMUNITY EVENT – SCOUTS CANADA VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

Join us for a fun day of ‘Head Safe’ activities to introduce the community to Hydro One’s support of Scouts Canada’s Head Safe program.

Get involved in supporting the event by facilitating adventures for all ages including a concussion simulation obstacle course, designing a helmet for an egg drop and concussion symptoms role playing. 

 

Scope of Position

This position requires the volunteer to support the program activity stations, information booths and support the event lunch service.

Volunteers are expected to arrive by 8:00 am to ensure volunteers are briefed of the activities/responsibilities. The event runs until 1:00 pm with event tear down occurring until 2:00 pm. Event t-shirts will be provided on site as well as lunch.

Orientation Training
  • Orientation for these volunteer positions will be conducted on September 27th from 7-8:30pm and October 3rd from 7-8:30pm via Skype.  **Volunteers are only expected to attend one of the sessions
Program Volunteer (15 volunteers)
  • Act as a supporting volunteer at 1 of 5 activity stations on-site during the event.
  • Each activity station will have instructions and 3 volunteers/Scouts staff to ensure all information necessary to facilitate activities is available.
  • Program material will be provided in advance for review
Info-booth/Registration Volunteer (2 volunteers)
  • Support a shared Scouts Canada and Hydro One information booth. Volunteers will need to be knowledgeable with Hydro One’s support for the Scouts Canada Head Safe program as well as Scouts Canada programs in order to offer program information to potential new members.
  • Welcome participants to the event and ensure they are registered.
Lunch Service Volunteer (3 volunteers)
  • Oversee lunch station and serve lunch to attendees
  • Ensure all food waste is effectively managed
Putting youth safety first...

Our thorough Risk Management policies include a “Two Scouter Rule”. The Two Scouter Rule is the requirement for two registered Scouters to be with youth at all times. Two Scouters must always be within the field of view and within earshot of one another when with youth. 

Please send your interest in volunteering, your preferred role based on the descriptions, your preferred t-shirt size and if you have certified first aid training (first aid training is not mandatory to volunteer) to: HeadSafe@scouts.ca

Head Safe Program Launch

Heading into a summer with safety in mind, Scouts Canada teamed up with Hydro One on June 19th, 2019 to celebrate the launch of our new Head Safe program. 

This free community event hosted Toronto families media outlets as they learned about the importance of preventing head injury and recognizing concussion symptoms through educational games and play. Featuring fun activities for all ages including an adventurous rock wall, cycling station, concussion simulation and more, the event was a great kick off for our newest safety program.