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

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

    Returning to Scouting

    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 return to in-person activities in the fall. However, at least until the end of the year, no indoor activities will be allowed. Also discussed are these research findings, which Scouts Canada recently published after conducting surveys of parents and Scouters. And hey...we have a YouTube channel now! At present, you can expect to find full-length videos of each episode (starting with this one) there, and at some point there may be other videos posted there as well (e.g. when Scouter Ken gets around to carving staves with his daughters later this summer). Consider subscribing; the more subscribers we have, the sooner we can give ourselves a meaningful, custom YouTube URL, instead of youtube.com/channel/UCAsgJsCD1c_nIWmNEH-3DSg.
    Shout-Outs
    Firstly, an apology and overdue shout-out goes out to Scouter Carl, who wrote in to the podcast’s Facebook page a few weeks ago:
    Hi there, I'm a scout leader (and Group Scout leader) with a group in Stockport, England.Been listening to your podcast for a couple of months now (probably since the lockdown began I think, when I did a search for as many different podcasts as I could find about Scouting). We've been running weekly meetings using Zoom as well as making use of microsoft Teams and Sharepoint. Putting on virtual camps, making at home programmes and challenges for our members to use.I'm trying to come up with meeting ideas that we wouldn't normally be able to do in a face to face setting and so far I have planned to take the Scouts to Brazil and do a virtual tour of the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo to earn our artist activity badge.We're going to have a competition to see who can dock the Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS in the shortest time without crashing.We're also trying to do some community outreach without going out.As part of our World challenge badge we need to try to make contact with Scouts from another country. Is there any way we could link up for what would be our evening (7:30pm) in England and I think about lunch (12:30 mountain daylight time) in Canada with Some leaders (and Scouts if possible) to talk about and look at uniforms, promise and law similarities and differences. Talk about some of the activities we do. That sort of thing.I'm wondering if you could help me out or pass the message on to anyone who could help with this. It would be brilliant to be able to communicate with Scouts from another part of the world and I think my Scouts would really get a lot out of it!
    If anyone would like to get in touch with Carl’s group, let us know via any form of contact listed below. As well, a shout-out is due for Scouter Gord, who wrote in about the soon-to-be-demolished Scout Hall in Airdrie, Alberta:
    Hey there love the program. I thought this would be some interesting scouting news for you. After almost 35 years the city of Airdrie is tearing down the Scout Hall. It is a sad time for us for sure but we are looking forward to a new future.
    We covered this story in a Scouting Five episode a couple weeks back. And, as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
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    Scouting Five - Week of June 29, 2020

    Scouting Five - Week of June 29, 2020

    3D-printed wolf heads for Cubs, Philmont cancels summer programs...and Keyna honours BP.
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    Alberta Scouter Creates 3D-Printed Wolf HeadsPhilmont 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
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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

    • 10 min
    Scouting Five - Week of June 22, 2020

    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.
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    Crestview Scouts donate 3,000 pounds of foodBoy 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 project
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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

    • 7 min
    Scouting Five - Week of June 15, 2020

    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 virtual water fight Some Scout camps in Abilene area at full sail for the summerAirdrie Scout Hall to be decommissionedInterested in Joining the Northern Lights Medical Venturers? - Fill out their application form today!
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    • 16 min
    Scouting Five - Week of June 8, 2020

    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.
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    Scouts Canada’s Friday Night Live Sunday Night Campfire SongsScoutadelic 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 camp
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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

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    Should We Re-Open Scouting Next Year?

    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 youth members...especially in a summer devoid of sports. How often is it that Scout groups don’t have to compete with soccer teams for membership? Even if Scouting has to resume in a virtual/online capacity come September, though, it should definitely resume. Which, in turn, means that registration for the 2020-2021 season should be opened up. It would be a shame and a loss if Scouting paused for an entire year, even given the realities of the global pandemic that is still ongoing. Scouts are, after all, wise in the use of all resources, and should not shy away from using technological solutions to carry on Scouting, as they are able, in the year to come.
    Shout-Outs
    As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
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    Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

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