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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.


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




Scouting Five - Week of July 27, 2020

Scouts get new kayaks, a new Scouts BSA troop for Girls forms...and there’s a new Scouts Commissioner in Barbados. News Stories Scouts BSA Troop receives community support, new kayaks following theft COVID-19 brings new programs for the BSA Monrovia Scouts BSA Girl Troop being formed in Monrovia Local Beavers group among first in UK to meet up after lockdown Barbados Boy Scouts Association Appoints New Chief Commissioner Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn...


Scouting Five - Week of July 20, 2020

A Scouts BSA camp goes up for sale, Scouts “scale” “Everest”...and Gillwell 24 goes ahead, virtually. News Stories Historic Camp Bomazeen in Belgrade to be sold by Boy Scouts council in dire financial straits Scouts' take on homemade Everest Florida's biggest Civil War reenactment is canceled after the Boy Scouts deny organizers use of the land where the 40-year-old event usually takes place ' High Wycombe Scouts partake in Gilwell 24 2020 Unsung Hero: She rescued a fellow hiker during...


Robert Baden-Powell Allegations & Truth

Facts on the founder of Scouting. This discussion broadcast on Scouting Radio on Saturday 27th June 2020. Podcast Topics This week, we are featuring a guest episode, of sorts. This lengthy discussion was first broadcast on Scouting Radio at the end of June, 2020, and centered on the topic of Robert Baden-Powell (whom you may know as the founder of the Scouting movement) and several recent allegations made against his character and record by, among others, proponents of the Black Lives...


Scouting Five - Week of July 13, 2020

Scouts crowdfund new gear, BP’s statue in Dorset is opened up again...and why not camp in the Great Indoors? News Stories Recycling thieves in Fredericton clean out Scouts Canada donation bin Crowdfunding to replace Scout tents stolen from shed behind church Boy Scouts gifted real estate on the moon Bear Grylls encourages return to wild with back garden scout camp The Scouts launch The Great Indoors Weekender virtual summer camp for kids and teens Protective casing removed from statue...


Returning to Scouting

Scouts Canada have published guidelines for how, and when, in-person Scouting in Canada can resume. Podcast Topics Can you believe this is our 100th full-length episode? Ken and Colin follow up on the previous episode, in light of Scouts Canada’s recently-published framework for how in-person Scouting events (in Canada, at least) are to be carried out once they resume. Scouts Canada has decreed that no in-person programming shall take place over the summer; groups can hopefully expect to...


Scouting Five - Week of June 29, 2020

3D-printed wolf heads for Cubs, Philmont cancels summer programs...and Keyna honours BP. News Stories Alberta Scouter Creates 3D-Printed Wolf Heads Philmont Ranch closure latest struggle for Boy Scouts As Europe tears down Baden-Powell statues, Kenyan Scouts pledge loyalty 2020 Northeast Region Eagle Project of the Year: ‘Tiny house’ makes huge impact Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Download episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us |...


Scouting Five - Week of June 22, 2020

Scouts BSA launches a new merit badge...and Scouts around the world work with COVID-19 task forces. News Stories Crestview Scouts donate 3,000 pounds of food Boy Scouts honor BLM movement with new diversity merit badge Girl Scouts of the USA Launches CircleAround(TM) Powered By Girl Scouts: A Media Company and Brand for Women that Gives Back When the World Stopped, Scouts BSA Troop 19 Pushed On! Scouts’ COVID-19 Task Force awarded Sri Lanka Scouts launch COVID 19 relief...


Scouting Five - Week of June 15, 2020

Statue controversy at Poole Quay, a Scout Hall gets decommissioned...and hey, why not have a virtual water fight? News Stories Baden-Powell statue to be removed from Poole Quay UK council stops plan to remove statue of scout founder Baden-Powell Now Baden-Powell statue is boarded-up as Scouts salute memorial to their founding father after council U-turned on removing it amid fears of attack by BLM protesters. A statement from Chief Scout Bear Grylls Sheppey Scouts make a splash with...


Scouting Five - Week of June 8, 2020

Scouts Canada goes live, a Scouting couple celebrates 20 years of volunteering...and at least one Ohio Scout camp is re-opening. News Stories Scouts Canada’s Friday Night Live Sunday Night Campfire Songs Scoutadelic on Facebook St. James couple honoured for over 20 years of service Suits remain halted, mediation eyed in Boy Scouts bankruptcy Squamish Scouts' locker broken into — again Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America has been approved to operate summer...


Should We Re-Open Scouting Next Year?

Yes. Very yes. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss a recent survey sent out by Scouts Canada concerning whether registration for the 2020-2021 Scouting year should be opened up, and what precautions should be in place at Scouting meetings/events in the post-COVID-19 world. Naturally, both take the position that, yes — absolutely, yes — there should be Scouting in Canada next year; Ken also urges (again) Scout groups to continue to be a consistent and regular presence in the lives of their...


Scouting Five - Week of June 1, 2020

Scouts in the UK receive a windfall; a Scout cycles virtually to Africa...and Scouts have better mental health and resilience. News Stories Over £200,000 donated to Scouts from HS2 fund Dylan Good fundraises for scout trip with 6,223 mile virtual cycle Scouts Lead the Way in Mental Health West Lothian Scout helps women in Africa to improve health and wellbeing Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Download episode: MP3 Send...


Scouting Five - Week of May 25, 2020

A Beaver Scout is awarded for bravery, yet more Scouting gear stolen...and more virtual events held by Scouts around the world. News Stories Six-year old Canadian Beaver Scout receives Jack Cornwell Award for battling brain cancer RCMP ask for public’s help after all Scouts’ camping gear stolen Get Rid Of Your Recycling With The 1st Westminster Scouts Boy Scouts Keep Their Distance While Honoring Fallen Heroes Boy Scout plays Taps nightly outside NJ veterans home where scores have...


How to Throw a Virtual Campfire

Scouts Canada is going to throw a big online party this weekend. Podcast Topics Ken is joined by Scouter Mike from the 1st Niagara Scout Group; he’s been on the podcast before (twice!) to talk about the Scouts Canada annual popcorn campaign, but this time is here in his capacity as one of the key social media people for Scouts Canada. The topic of discussion is Mike’s brainchild, the first National Virtual Campfire which Scouts Canada is hosting this coming weekend (May 23rd, 2020). It...


Scouting Five - Week of May 18, 2020

Yet another Scout Troop’s trailer is burglarized, Memorial Day events are cancelled...and Scouts in the US and Afghanistan build bridges. News Stories Scouts Canada’s National Virtual Campfire Bankruptcy claims date set for Boy Scouts child sex victims High River Scouts Getting Ready For Virtual Camping Trip Tents stolen from Regina Scouts storage unit SC teen could soon be one of the first female Eagle Scouts Boy Scouts are banned from annual Memorial Day tradition of planting...


Scouting Five - Week of May 11, 2020

Scouts Canada offers up properties as emergency sites, Scouts camp at home...and hike “to the moon”. News Stories Tributes paid to dedicated Scout leader after death from Covid-19 Boy Scouts show fun in quarantine can be ‘in tents’ Langley Scout camp offered as emergency site Michigan Crossroads Council cancels Boy Scouts summer camps due to COVID-19 ‘Scouting’ the next generation of Northern Nevada’s female entrepreneurs The fun doesn't stop: Redditch Scouts rough it in the...


What Stays When the Pandemic Goes Away?

Hopefully, Scout Groups, Councils, and National Organizations will hold on to some of the things that have emerged out of this period of social distancing. Podcast Topics Ken muses to Colin about some of the positive changes that have emerged as a result of the shutdowns and lockdowns that have characterized public responses to the ongoing cornoavirus pandemic...not just things like the reduced smog in Los Angeles or dolphins swimming into the canals of Vienna, but also positive...


Scouting Five - Week of May 4, 2020

Virtual campouts and campfires abound...and a Scout’s supply delivery program enjoys unexpected success. News Stories May the 4th be with you (belatedly!) ISLAND SCOUTS TAKE PART IN NATIONAL ‘CAMP AT HOME’ EVENT Scouts Canada’s Virtual Campfire Boy Scouts collect, deliver food for free to seniors The Boy Scouts of America are inviting families across the US to participate in a virtual camp-in BSA Scouting National Camp-In begins Saturday How Scouting families in one district are...


Scouting Five - Week of April 27, 2020

Girl Scouts, Scouts, and Guides take camps, fundraisers, and food drives online. News Stories Alaska Girl Scouts to get relief loan for lost cookie sales Fundraisers moved online – Girl Guides and Scouts Canada Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee cancel summer camp programming for 2020 Florida boy scouts using technology to continue meeting and camping out Boy Scouts to hold food drive to help struggling families Boy Scouts hosting virtual food drive Subscribe iTunes | Google Play |...


Virtual Campouts

Camps for the summer may have to be cancelled...but camping doesn’t have to be! Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the cancellation or postponement of different Scout camps and events which would otherwise have taken place over the next few months. However, inspired by the Troop 19 Bubble Duckies patrol out of Short Hills, New Jersey, Ken pitches the idea of holding “virtual campouts” with Cubs and Scouts. The idea behind a virtual campout sounds simply: Scouts individually pitch camp...


Scouting Five - Week of April 20, 2020

Girl Scouts deal with unsold cookies, Scouts donate neckers...or plan to hang them in windows. News Stories Coronavirus pandemic leaves Girl Scouts with surplus of unsold cookies: report Girl Scouts Working to Ensure Troops Aren't 'Left Financially Responsible' for Unsold Cookies Girls Scouts deliver a sweet thank you to hospitals Chattahoochee Council, Boy Scouts of America joins effort to support front-line healthcare workers, first responders Boy Scouts of America host community...