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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 September 20, 2021

Scouts host a “Gin and Ale” fundraiser, Labware’s founder is honoured by Scouts BSA...and “a father for international Scouting” is remembered. News Stories Labware's Kershner to be honored at Boy Scout fund-raiser | Delaware Business Now Tributes to “father for international Scouting in Western Europe” | Delano News Garstang Scouts to hold ‘Gin and Ale’ fundraising night ahead of Malawi expedition | Blog Preston Key Hearing on Fate of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan Underway |...


Squirrel Scouts

A new Scouting program has been launched in the UK! Podcast Topics Ken and Scouter Corey (Hawkeye) discuss the newly-launched Squirrel Scouts program that The Scout Association in the UK has brought online. It’s a brand-new program — which has been a pilot project for the last two years, and was based off of a Northern Ireland “feeder” program that wasn’t officially a Scouting section but encouraged youth to join up once they were old enough for Beavers — aimed at 4, 5, and 6 year old...


Scouting Five - Week of September 6, 2021

Georgia Scouts sell Moon Pies, Scouts in Canada sell sand bags...and the UK launches Squirrel Scouts! News Stories Boy Scouts launch 'Shoot for the Moon' fundraiser | Catoosa Walker News | Scouts to help generation of young ‘Squirrels’ branch out after they suffered in lockdown | Kimberley Scouts will be preparing sand bags for sale | Kimberley Daily Bulletin | Estevan Scouts Shuts Down... At Least Temporarily |...


Scouting Five - Week of August 30, 2021

The 42nd World Scout Conference wraps up, Poland will host WJ 2027...and the Northern Lights MedVents are recruiting, again. News Stories Virtual 42nd World Scout Conference unites Movement and looks to the future during historic event | World Scouting Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the 2021-2024 World Scout Committee announced | World Scouting World Scout Conference declares Egypt the host for the next event in 2024 | World Scouting Poland to Host the 26th World Scout...


Encore Presentation: Why the Fleur-de-lis?

Why, exactly, does Scouting use the fleur-de-lis as its symbol? Podcast Topics Why does Scouting use the fleur-de-lis as its symbol? Wasn't the organization founded in England? Don't laugh; that's a question we've gotten before, and probably will again. At some point, a curious Scout — or their parent — will want to know just why Scouting the world over uses the symbol that it does. Ken and Colin take a look at the history of the fleur-de-lis symbol, from ancient history to its adoption, by...


Scouting Five - Week of August 9, 2021

Thousands upon thousands attend a Jamboree virtually, a Scout Camp survives a wildfire...and Scouts help out after a tornado. News Stories World Scouting honours the legacy and contributions of Jim Sharp | World Scouting Scouts in Portugal Support a Vaccination Awareness Campaign Targeting Young People | World Scouting Scouts Join Disaster Relief Efforts after a Tornado Hit Czechia | World Scouting Over 155,000 Young People Create Virtual Memories at the 8th Africa Scout Jamboree...


Scouting Five - Week of August 2, 2021

A volunteer earns a Bronze Wolf, a Rover Moot is planned in Africa...and a Chicago Scout was prepared during a tornado. News Stories Héctor Carrer awarded with Bronze Wolf as Scouting’s highest honour Scouts from Africa to Gather in Kenya for the 1st Africa Rover Moot in 2023 A youth organization is looking for funding to keep a scout reservation open Chicago-area Scout saves family after tornado hits home Boy Scouts of America: $850m deal agreed over sexual abuse...



Neckerchief slides. Rings. Turk’s Heads. Whatever you call them, these handy little fasteners have an interesting history. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin — in their first in-person recording in over a year (the last one having taken place on or about March 12, 2020) — discuss woggles, the ubiquitous neckerchief fasteners used by Scouts the world over, examining the history of the word “woggle” and the emergence of their use. Particular focus is given to the Gilwell Woggle, which is awarded...


Knife Safety

We’ve talked about knives, their importance in Scouting, and their utility as tools...but how do you use one safely? Podcast Topics Building off of Episode 74 - What's In a Knife?, Ken and Colin return again to the topic of one of the most valuable Scouting tools...this time with an eye toward how to use a knife safely. Much of this episode is based off of the knowledge requirements of the Knife Permit that Scouts in Scouts Canada can earn; the guide to earning the permit is well worth a...


Scouting Five - Week of June 28, 2021

The Solomon Islands joins Scouting, a bear makes off with Scouts’ honey...and Scouts do love archery, don’t they? News Stories Solomon Islands joins global Scout Movement Scouting collaborates with sustainable musician and Eagle Scout, AY Young Roger C. Mosby becomes the BSA’s 14th Chief Scout Executive Bear suspected in honey heist at Scout Camp Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts suffer huge declines in membership Gift of archery getting kids excited about scouting Subscribe iTunes...


Scouting Five 152 - Week of June 21, 2021

Girl Scouts build a food pantry...and Scouts join a book club. News Stories Long-time Scouts Canada employee charged with child sex crimes Latest Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan Increases Victims’ Fund, Drops Insurer’s $650M Offer Brighton Girl Scouts build, install food pantry at Imagination Station playground Walker Books launches Scouts Book Club Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTube Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a...


Scouting Five - Week of June 14, 2021

Girls Scouts have a glut of cookies, Scouts in the UK need volunteers...and Greek Scouts help spot trash on beaches. News Stories Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies BSA membership fee to change beginning Aug. 1, 2021 Cub Scouts Hosting Three Days of Fun for Area Kids Help the North Ayrshire and Arran Scouts Scouts launch campaign to recruit volunteers in the north-east of Scotland to help young people recover from the pandemic Scouts in Greece Join...



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 |...