Taquanya and St. Clair councils welcome you to the home page for the 2017 counselor conference.

Registration is Closed

Here is a timeline how the day will run
8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Opening in Gym
9:00 Praise and Worship
9:15 Guest Speaker: Steve Bootsma
9:45 Coffee Break
10:00 Workshop # 1
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Workshop # 2
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Workshop # 3
2:15 Break
2:30 Closing in Gym
3:00 Dismissal

We ask that on November 18th, if there are any crafts that you enjoyed working on with your cadets, PLEASE BRING THEM. We hope to have a room ( and, or tables ) setup to showcase different ideas which will in turn help other counselors find inspiration.

If you have any dietary or mobility concerns, please contact us
Thank You!


Theme Verse

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance of us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

Keynote Speaker - Steve Bootsma

Steve’s Cadet experiences started during the 70s on Friday nights in club 925, working his way through the Recruit, Pathfinder, Builder and Guide ranks. Then there were 80’s, the silent years, with no Cadet involvement. The 90’s saw Steve involved on the occasional Saturday, helping drive and herd cadets through a hiking trip, or acting as a volunteer victim for a Snow Derby. The turn of the century saw Steve’s involvement move to every Wednesday in club 5564. There were still Saturday excursions, weekend campouts and an attempt at a weeklong camporee that ended up falling a few days short. As the years went by, Steve’s time spent on Cadets gradually increased, until, in 2016, it reached the point of all-day, every-day. Besides working in the office as the Cadet Executive Director, Steve is still involved in his own church’s club, meeting on Wednesday nights, campouts and weekend excursions.