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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.




Scouting Five - Week of November 28, 2022

Scouts sell Christmas trees, Girl Scouts struggle with cookie supplies...and the Interamerican Scouts meet up in Paraguay. News Stories Scout Leaders meet in Ciudad del Este to make decisions for the future | WOSM Girl Scout cookie season is in danger. Again | SFChronicle Local scouts selling Christmas trees once again | OkotoksOnline Local Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees at Graber’s | Harvey County Now Yellowknife Scouts kicks off annual Christmas tree sale |...


Scouting Five - Week of November 21, 2022

Antigua and Barbuda join WOSM, Scouts help those in need...and another Scouts Canada property closes (for a while, at least). News Stories Antigua & Barbuda Scout Association becomes 173rd WOSM Member | WOSM Scouts help Cianjur’s earthquake victims | WOSM Scouts’ youth-led response supports over 800,000 Ukrainian children and families with humanitarian assistance | WOSM Romanian Scouts rush to borders, offering immediate relief and support to refugees from Ukraine | UNICEF Europe...


Volunteers, Redux

Finding and keeping volunteers: the ever-present challenge every Scout Group faces. Podcast Topics Ken is joined by Scouter Jonathan for this episode, to revisit a topic that was discussed as recently as Episode 121: how do you find volunteers for your Scout Group? And once you’ve done do you retain them? As you might well imagine, there’s no one-size-fits-all, cut-and-dried solution. It’s generally not a winning strategy to try and force the issue by way of ultimatums, though...


Scouting Five - Week of October 31, 2022

Scouts deal with flight cancellation costs, Scouting for Food kicks off...and JOTA-JOTI adds an NFT badge. News Stories Scouts Worldwide Connect in Digital and Radio Jamboree | WOSM World Scouting launches first green NFT badge at JOTA-JOTI | WOSM Get the green NFT badge! | WOSM Announcing: Winners of Project for the Planet | WOSM Giving my Scout promise miles away from home | WOSM N.B. scout group waiting for WestJet reimbursement months after flight - New Brunswick |...


Scouting Five - Week of September 19, 2022

So passes Queen Elizabeth II. News Stories Scout Movement honours the life and legacy of Her Majesty The Queen | WOSM Queen's funeral: 'I camped out as my final duty to the Queen' | BBC News Queen Elizabeth II: Devon scouts honour passing of patron | BBC News Queen Elizabeth II: The Scouts sweet shop worker helping in London | BBC News The Queen's funeral: TV adventurer Bear Grylls represented the Scouts at service | The Scotsman Omar Lugo awarded Bronze Wolf for championing...


PSA - Kander100 Announcement

Scouter Ken will be at the Kander100 Jamboree! Announcement Scouter Ken has been selected as the Contingent Lead for the Scouts Canada delegation that will be attending Kander100, the mini-jamboree being held to celebrate the centenary of Kandersteg International Scout Centre. Thirty Scouts and Scouters (in total!) from Canada will be attending the event. If you’re curious, the Canadian Contingent website is here: KANDER100 JAMBOREE And yes, this likely means that there’ll be an...


Scouting Five - Week of August 29, 2022

Scouts hailed as heroes, champion youth empowerment, and win funding for big adventures. News Stories Algerian Scout champions youth empowerment and rights | WOSM Leaders from National Scout Organizations Convene in Nairobi for the 18th Africa Scout Conference | WOSM Appleton Boy Scouts receive Heroes Award for aiding after Amtrak crash | CBS 3Duluth County to buy Girl Scouts camp, create park, save Rocklands | Miami Today 70 Scout Groups win big adventures with funding from...


Meet the Parents II

Revisiting the how-tos of a parent meeting. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin revisit a topic from almost half the podcast ago — Episode 67, published in September of 2018, specifically — and offer some thoughts on how to hold a successful parent meeting. You can find some interesting blog articles about what needs to be communicated to parents, and how, and exactly how you go about it with the parents of youth in your Group will depend on all sorts of factors. But in summary, here’s the...


Scouting Five - Week of August 8, 2022

It turns out a lot can happen when you don't cover the news for a couple of months! News Stories Say hello to the new! | WOSM Scouts in Vietnam to install solar lights for ethnic community | WOSM Scout highlights Messengers of Peace work during Dalai Lama visit in India | WOSM Scarf Day for scouts | Whanganui Chronicle News - NZ Herald Romanian Scouts rush to borders, offering immediate relief and support to refugees from Ukraine | WOSM Kenyan Scout supports teens...


Travel Woes

Traveling by air these days is...tricky. Podcast Topics Whoa...where did June go? After too-long a hiatus, Ken and Colin sit down for another catch-up discussion, and also take a look at two recent stories that have come out concerning Scout Groups whose travel plan disruptions have made the national news. The first story is that of a Scout Group who ended up stuck in Zurich due to incomplete data in the ArriveCAN mobile app. The second is that of a different Scout Group who ended up...


Encore Presentation: So, You're Going Camping...

A discussion of packing lists: what to include on them, and why they're important. Podcast Topics Parker rejoins the podcast and chats with Ken about packing lists. Because while it's nice to think that Scouts might be mature enough to know what to bring along on a trip, and while it might be tempting to test one's Scouts by making them suffer through the consequences of forgetting some key piece of gear, the truth of the matter is that just about everyone — even adults! — can and will...


Scouting Five - Week of May 30, 2022

New Bronze Wolf recipients, Scouts fundraise and honor veterans...and “Bryan on Scouting” steps down. News Stories Scouts from Fort Benning and St. Luke add a badge for broadcast media | WRBL Boy, 12, Bitten by Black Bear During Boy Scout Camping Trip | Scouts and others honor veterans, place flags at gravesites | Local News | World Scout Jamboree: Falkirk Scouts host Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea in Laurieston | Falkirk Herald Muslim and...


Scouting Five - Week of May 2, 2022

Sea Scouts lose their boats, Scouts BSA adjusts joining requirements...and Scouting in the UK sees a membership surge. News Stories Scout Numbers Surge BBC Breakfast - Part 3 30 April 2022 | BBC Canadians lack basic outdoor skills, Scouts Canada survey shows | National Post Florida woman charged with stealing $10K from Boy Scouts | NYPost Update to Scouts BSA joining requirements opens the door to more young people | Scouting Magazine Pareidolia Brewing Company Host Adult...


Scouting Five - Week of April 25, 2022

Fire at a Girl Scout camp, Canadian Scouts open a camp to the public again...and Scouts BSA has a bit more legal trouble. News Stories Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Judge Approves Sale of BSA Warehouse | Fire damages buildings at Girl Scouts camp near Rogersville | Lawsuit against Boy Scouts Says Bird Refuge at Deer Lake Must be Preserved | Kimberley Scouts making Camp Stone available for third party rentals again | Kimberley Daily...



Are there things Scouts can do — wherever they are, right now — to help out people in Ukraine? Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and comment both on what Scouts in the country (and in surrounding countries) are already doing to help out the many millions of refugees that have fled (or are trying to flee) their homes, and what Scouts in other countries can do (and are already doing) to help out in their own way. Scout Donation...


Scouting Five - Week of April 4, 2022

Scouts in Guatemala tackle plastic, and Kub Kar races begin again. News Stories Boy Scouts Victims' Fund Unfair to Insurers, Companies Argue in Court | BNN Bloomberg Small changes, big impact for Guatemala’s plastic waste | World Scouting Scouts revved up by return of Kub Kar Rally | Welland Tribune Subscribe Follow Us and Subscribe Support Hit the Tip Jar Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a...


Scouting Five - Week of March 21, 2022

Scouts help others....all around the world. News Stories Registration for 1st Africa Rover Moot 2023 is Open | World Scouting Scouts Call for Greater Investment in Young People on Africa Scout Day | World Scouting Ukrainian Scouts provide food, shelter, support | World Scouting Scouts Support Refugees and Families Fleeing Ukraine Across Borders | World Scouting Plast Ukrainian scouts make first-aid kits for civilians in the war | The Washington Post Hay: Scout hut brings...


Scouting Five - Week of February 28, 2022

Support pours in for Ukraine, Scouts in Africa step up for their communities...and UK Sea Scouts celebrate a centenary. Full show notes available at Subscribe Follow Us and Subscribe Support Hit the Tip Jar Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review


PSA - Regarding the Ukraine Conflict

WOSM has issued a statement on Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine. Podcast Topics The World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM) has issued a statement on the Russian-instigated conflict in Ukraine. For our part, we condemn Russia’s aggression (inasmuch as that means anything), and we pray for a speedy resolution to these events. We cannot begin to imagine the fear with which Ukrainian parents must be living, as they continue to send their children to school...and...


It's a Big (Scouting) World After All

How has your exposure to Scouts from other countries influenced your worldview? Podcast Topics The Baden-Powell Faceook page isn’t being updated anymore, but back when it was still actively being posted to, the team behind it posed an interesting question: Ken and Colin attempt to give an answer! Shout-Outs A first shout-out this week goes to TheStrider, a Scouter with the 2nd Smiths Falls group, who has a sweet thing going with his local Subway establishment, and who has been working...