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Everything you should know about #Scouting in #Canada, and occasionally other places.

Everything you should know about #Scouting in #Canada, and occasionally other places.




Everything you should know about #Scouting in #Canada, and occasionally other places.





Catching up with some emails (and voicemail) from listeners! Podcast Topics Ken and Colin, not having a specific topic to cover this week, take some time to respond to some messages that listeners of the podcast have sent in. First up, we hear from J.P. Toruksni and the 36th Ottawa Cubs, whose outdoor winter challenge came to a close a few months ago. J.P. sent us a voicemail, which you’ll hear in this episode; you too can send us messages in this way, and we’ll happily work them...


Scouting Five - Week of May 31, 2021

A Scout volunteer gets a kingly reward...and has it been two years already since girls could join Scouts BSA? News Stories Scout volunteer getting Sovereign Medal for her sash Boy Scouts of America under investigation in Michigan following sex abuse allegations Scouts BSA Girls Troop 496 celebrates second anniversary Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTube Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter |...


Scouting Five - Week of May 24, 2021

Scouting membership declines in the UK...and Scouts in the US keep on Scouting for Food. News Stories Scouts suffer worst membership slump since second world war | Scouts and scouting Scouts donate 1,000 items to food bank Boy Scouts abuse claimants seek details of local council, insurer payments | Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTube Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik...


Scouting Five - Week of May 10, 2021

Free Girl Scout cookies (with your COVID shot), Nepal Scouts see growth...and Scouts around the world respond to those in need. News Stories Health department teams with Girl Scouts for free cookies at vaccination sites Nutley Scouts Break Record: Over 44,000 Foods Collected for the First Time Trash the Trash Day Program Taken Part by West Paterson Scouts Nepal Scouts sets a milestone; 753 local Scout committees formed Afghanistan Scout Association continues to advocate for...


All-Canadian Popcorn

Scouts Canada’s annual popcorn fundraiser is looking a bit different this year...which is a very good thing! Podcast Topics For the second time in a row, Scouter Mike rejoins the podcast to discuss Scouts Canada’s new popcorn fundraising campaign with Scouter Ken. We’ve talked about popcorn before on the podcast, and Mike has often been the voice thereof...but in 2021, the fundraiser is markedly different. For one, there’s a new supplier: Trail’s End is out, and Papa Jack’s is in! That...


Scouting Five - Week of April 26, 2021

Girl Scouts deploy drones, Tunisian Scouts entertain kids...and Scouts in Montenegro want you to get the shot. News Stories Girl Scouts to bring STEM Mobile to rural troops Stolen motors, boat leave Saanich youth sea scouts program inoperable Girl Scouts using drones to deliver cookies in U.S. Bismarck woman suspected of burglarizing Grand Forks Girl Scouts building The Tunisian Scouts Organization contributes to facing Covid-19 by entertaining children and their...


The Great 8 Challenge

Eight weeks of challenges for all levels of Scouting! Podcast Topics Scouter Mike from Battlefields Council rejoins the podcast to talk about the Great 8 Challenge, an eight-week series of challenges for members of Scouts Canada hosted by Les Stroud (also known as Survivorman; you may have watched his long-running Discovery Channel show). If your Group is participating, make sure to post their efforts online using the hashtag #SurviveWithLes; submit your challenge reports to Scouts...


Scouting Five - Week of April 12, 2021

Prince Philip passes, Red Deer Scouts help a fallen Scouter...and Scouts Canada has a new challenge for you! News Stories HRH Prince Philip, lifelong champion of young people around the world, passes at age 99 How the Golden Ray's Final Voyage Went Wrong in a Hurry Red Deer Scouts, Venturers and leaders honoured for back country rescue Early Years Programme Proposal Westerham Scout Compound was broken into again The Great 8 Challenge 2021 Get Shuffle! Subscribe iTunes |...


Sleeping Bags

The right sleeping bag will make — or break — a camping experience. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the all-important sleeping bag. Even more than the extra socks that Ken never shuts up about, having the right sleeping bag for a camp will make or break the whole camping experience; a sleeping bag that isn’t well-cared-for, or which isn’t appropriate for the weather you’ll be camping in, will make for miserable sleeping...which will make for a miserable camp. Topics covered...


Cooking Over Embers

A fun method of campfire cooking that’s easy to try...but tricky to get right. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss a particular sort of campfire cooking: placing foil-wrapped food directly on the embers after the fire has died down some. It’s an easy concept to grasp: you wrap your food up in foil, wait for the fire to burn down so that there’s a nice bed of hot coals, and the place the food directly on the embers for however long it takes to cook through (typically, turning it...


Scouting Five - Week of March 15, 2021

Scouting increases happiness in Estonia, Saudi Scouts help out...and WOSM unveils a financial toolkit. News Stories New Study in Estonia: Scouting Increases Happiness, Gives Youth Solid Base for Future Saudi Scouts contribute to the organization of Covid-19 vaccination centres World Scouting launches new Financial Management Toolkit to support NSOs in financial best practices Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTube Send...


Who Are We, Again?

Re-introducing the podcast hosts! Podcast Topics This is mostly a nostalgic/reflective episode, as Ken and Colin reflect on the length of time the podcast has been running and re-introduce themselves — and their Scouting careers — for the benefit of new listeners that have signed on. By the way: here’s the Hinterlands Who’s Who that Colin mentions. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide...


Scouting Five - Week of March 8, 2021

A thousand female Eagle Scouts, Luxembourgish Scouts earn an award...and Girl Guides in the UK lose a camp. News Stories Scouts of Luxembourg Win a European Citizens’ Prize for 2020 Anger after Girlguides close Chigwell Row Campsite used by Brownies and Scouts all over the UK without consultation 1,000 female Eagle Scouts make history as part of inaugural class Eagle Scout Class of 2018: The numbers behind the number Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn...


Field Book Nostalgia

There’s an argument to be made for having a physical copy of important outdoor survival information. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the venerable Field Book for Canadian Scouting, once a staple of a Scout’s program materials in Scouts Canada’s program, and now an often-pricey collector’s item. This episode isn’t intended as an endorsement of any of the below-mentioned materials; it’s more a curated list of works that Ken and Colin have come across over the years. The Field Book...


Scouting Five - Week of February 22, 2021

Sri Lankan Scouts plant trees, Scouts Canada gets active...and a Scouts BSA Council hosts an all-girls camp. News Stories Boy Scouts seek to extend halt to lawsuits vs. local groups La Crosse Area Female Scouts from Scouts BSA holding a Council-wide Event at Camp Decorah Scouts apologise to Ben Leonard's family after inquest delayed Scouts to plant 100,000 trees Scouts Canada ends lease of Northumberland County Forest property Survey finds 52 per cent of Canadians are...


Scouting Five - Week of February 15, 2021

COVID cancels a Gang Show, Scouts ally with Coca-Cola...and two billion is a BIG number! News Stories What Covid meant for St Albans Gang Show First Blueberry Scouts mark 40 year milestone Scouts and Coca-Cola unite to fight the Victorian government on the cash-for-cans scheme Florida Scouts become video pen pals with Scouts from England Scouts contribute 2 billion hours of community service towards peace and sustainable development Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify |...


Scouting Five - Week of February 1, 2021

A new all-girls Scouts BSA Troop in Kearney, confusing COVID restrictions in Nova Scotia...and Scouts promote forests in P.E.I. News Stories Two boy scout leaders accused of sexually abusing children Local Boy Scout leaders start Kearney first Scouts BSA Girl Troop N.S. Scout leader questions COVID-19 restrictions when others can have 60 people Winter Woodlot Tour Feb. 6 in Rustico Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor |...


Another National Virtual Campfire

Sit back and enjoy! Podcast Topics Scouter Mike rejoins us to discuss Scouts Canada the 3rd National Virtual Campfire that Scouts Canada will be hosting next month, on February 27th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Which, as it happens, is the last day of Scout/Guide Week this year. Of course, they need the usual collection of skits, songs, cheers, and jokes — especially skits, which have tended to be in short supply in previous Virtual Campfires. But they are also looking for short video...


Scouting Five - Week of January 25, 2021

Scouting for Food rolls on, Hank Aaron’s time as a Scout...and both Scouts and Guides are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. News Stories News — good and bad — from Northern Lights Council (Scouts Canada) Boy Scouts set to kick-off 'Scouting for Food' food-drive as need soars Scouts can help protect the environment by earning the new Environmental Protection Agency award Hank Aaron, former Scout, baseball legend and lifelong friend of Scouting, dies at 86 Boy Scouts' Insurers...


Scouting Five - Week of January 18, 2021

Bear Grylls continues as Chief Ambassador of World Scouting...and Scouts in the UK can earn a D&D badge. News Stories Bear Grylls signs on as Chief Ambassador of World Scouting until 2022 Scouts can soon earn a Dungeons & Dragons activity badge Scouts group in Summerside facing volunteer shortage New construction training program starts to build bunkhouses for Scouts Row over church plans to sell off scout hut for housing Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android |...