Workshops

Craft Skill
Automation and Creating interactive projects
With Darryl Berg
By incorporating inexpensive technology. See how to make your projects move, light up and perform.See some examples and learn how to incorporate Automation in your projects.
Craft
Building a Cadet-a-pult
With Gary VanZandwijk
Have you wanted a practical way to show your cadets how important a proper lash is? We have the way to do just that, and have fun at the same time. Using lashing that we find in the badge, we can lash together a catapult and have a little fun in the process.
Cooperation Within Cadeting
With Cand. Cody Swaving
Using passages of scripture we will find out why cooperation is biblical, necessary and important for cadets. Good cooperation also shows the boys living for Jesus in life applicable situations.
Leadership
Faith and Public Life
With MPP Sam Oosterhoff
What does it mean to be a Christian engaged in the public square? How do we respond to accusations and misinformation levelled against us Christians? How can we be salt and a light in an increasingly secular world? What does this mean for those who aren't working in politics, law and government? In this workshop MPP Sam Oosterhoff will talk about the role of faith in public sevices and give examples from prominent people through history who have lived out there calling in a Christian manner. A short talk, followed by interactive questions and answers.
Introduction to Geocaching
With Jason Heemskerk
Note this workshop will take up two workshop slots. Only offered once Join with other counselors to learn about geocaching, share experiences and explore some sites in Hamilton area. This workshop will have you outside working with new people as you experience what it might be like to host a competitive geohunt with your cadres. This workshop will be designed to introduce beginners to geocaching, but those with more experience are welcome to join and share their experience. A smart phone is recommended but not necessary for the experience.
Craft Skill
Intro to Small Engines Badge
With Mark Buekema
Going through the badge for small engines this workshop is designed to help the beginner be able to take a look in how this badge can be filled out. We will take a closer look inside the disassembled engine to see how it all works.
Leadership
Managing your time with Church, Cadets, Work, School, Home
With Dan Huizinga
Let's face it, we're all busy. We always have something on the go or on our mind.We feel like it's an accomplishment to be busy. We all have different commitments that require our time: family life, church life, work life and my life. Let's explore together why we're busy, what we're busy with, prioritizing our busy time and determine what is worth being busy with. Let's figure out how to stay active and busy with the good things and disregard what is not actually that important.
Craft
Maple Candy
With Nick Scholtens
We will explore maple syrup making, from tree to finished syrup using modern and traditional method. As we do this we will also be processing maple syrup to make maple candy.
Leadership
Mentoring and Coaching in Cadets
With Dick Broene and Jim Hoekstra
NOTE: This workshop will take up 2 sessions.
Craft Skill
Metal Welding
With Jaap Zwaan and Andrew Bosma
Ever wanted to help the boys get the welding badge but your not sure all the tips and tricks behind welding. This workshop will help you with that and provide knowledge on how to set up for a useful project.
Leadership
Part Time Counsellors
With Steve Bootsma (Cadet Corps President)
Being the best counselor you can be does not need to be a burden on your weekly schedule. Are you a counselor giving two hours a week of your time to Cadets? What would it mean for you to move that up to four hours? What would it mean for the boys? What would it mean for your head counselor?
Craft
Pressurized Bottle Rockets
With Terence Sjaarda
It's a 1/2" PVC pipe with a o-ring that holds the water and air in the water rocket and a zip tie mechanism to securely hold a 1 or 2 liter pop bottle in place until launch time. Pressures up to 150 psi it will propel the pop bottle over 100 ft. The workshop would deal mostly with the launcher with limited time spent on the water bottle rocket nose and fins. Counselors will need to bring any available 1 and 2 liter pop bottles with a lid to try their launcher.
Craft
Rubber Band Gatling Gun
With Walter VanEssen
Rubber band Gatling gun. I’ll have kits made up with the major parts cut. Minor sanding required and some drilling and glueing. The gun will shoot approx 60 elastic bands when loaded, by cranking the handle and turning the barrel of the gun. Plans will be provided at the workshop for your club.
Spiritual
Spiritual Thirst
With Wilbert Lise
Do you sometimes wonder if the cadets in your cadre or your entire club do not show any spiritual growth? You jump start and get on some great thing and afterward there are no signs of any growth happening. Well, here is a workshop where you can find some practical ways from the apostle Paul letters, to keep seeing some real growth.