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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.

    Claim the Flame

    Claim the Flame

    Scouts Canada has a new, themed competition for its members...starting this month!
    Podcast Topics
    This week, Scouter Ken is joined by Scouts Canada National Communications Director Scouter Mike (why yes, he’s back!) and Scouter Sandra, from Scouts Canada’s Program Support Team, to discuss the upcoming Claim the Flame competition. This is yet another competition that Scout groups within Canada are encouraged to participate in; its emphasis will be getting youth to think about how to keep active and find adventure in winter...and how to do so safely. Which, handily, ties in to the Winter Skills Outdoor Adventure Skills badge.

    Shout-Outs
    Scouter Mike would like to thank Tim Fountain, Rubene Desousa, Joe Vautour, Ann Carr, Anita Bergman, Anissa Stamboli, and Svetlana Kurmeleva for all of their assistance in bringing Claim the Flame to fruition.

    Scouter Sandra, meanwhile, would like to thank Ginger Greenwood, Kerry Radey and Laura Flett for all their hard work as members of the Program Support Team.

    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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    Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

    • 32 min
    Scouting Five - Week of January 10, 2022

    Scouting Five - Week of January 10, 2022

    Scouts pitch in after a typhoon, a new Scout Hut might be built...and yes, Scout groups still need volunteers.
    News Stories
    Scouts Canada Challenge For Kids To Level Up Winter Outdoor Skills | toronto4kids.com

    1st Rosetown Scouts Looking For Members | WestCentralOnline

    BSA Bankruptcy Plan Misses Mark in Vote by Abuse Claimants | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    ‘Dilapidated’ Bristol scout hut could get makeover as locals plea for community centre | Bristol Live

    Hundreds of Malaysian Scouts quickly mobilise to help typhoon Rai victims | World Scouting

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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

    • 9 min
    Scouting Five - Week of December 20, 2021

    Scouting Five - Week of December 20, 2021

    Scouts Canada appoints a new Chief Scout, Scouts were amazing in 2021...and as they sell trees, Scouts also collect them.
    News Stories
    Scouts Canada appoints adventurer Les Stroud as Chief Scout | Blackburn News

    Former South Surrey Scouts leader sentenced in child pornography case | Surrey Now-Leader

    London, Ont. crash: 8-year-old girl dies, Girl Guides of Canada members among pedestrians hit | Global News

    Boy Scouts bankruptcy case: Insurer agrees to pay $800 million | USA Today

    Central Oregon Scouts BSA set to begin Christmas tree recycling fundraiser | KTVZ

    7 ways Scouts amazed us in 2021 | World Scouting

    Bronze Wolf awarded to Malcolm Tan, Peter Blatch and Roger Mosby for lifetime of service to Scouting | World Scouting

    UNICEF Belize recognizes the Scout Association as the Champion of Children-NGO | World Scouting

    Brazilian Scouts awarded as the country's most relevant NGO for Education | World Scouting

    Dundas Scouts get new group crest from local business | Scouts Canada

    Scouts Canada will Continue to Monitor the Roll-out of Vaccines to Children 5- to 11-years-old | Scouts Canada

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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

    • 17 min
    Finding Volunteers

    Finding Volunteers

    How do you attract volunteers to Scouting?
    Podcast Topics
    Ken and Colin attempt to tackle a question that almost every section of every Scout Group has to deal with at some point: how to handle a shortage of qualified volunteers — whether you call them Scouters, Leaders, or Cub/Scoutmasters — and how to go about attracting new volunteers to the program.

    It’s going to be hard to start; that’s pretty much a given. Running program when you’re short on people is difficult, and you’ll likely have to get a bit creative; maybe you’ll need to borrow Scouters from another section within your Group, or maybe you’ll need to borrow Scouters from another Group entirely. Maybe you’ll need to schedule activities that see two sections come together in one space, so that Scouters can be shared between sections.

    But the important thing is to find ways to keep running a program for the youth...and then go all-in on that program. Do whatever fun and crazy things cross your mind, or the youths’ minds. Because effective recruitment probably starts not with begging or cajoling parents into signing up, but in making sure that the youth are engaged and having fun, week after week.

    And once you’ve got that happening, the next steps in the recruitment process become easier.

    Shout-Outs
    Firstly, we have a shout-out to Scouter Charles, who sent us a link to ScoutmasterCG’s chart of different types of camp fuels, which discusses the ethics of each: https://scoutmastercg.com/disposable-propane-cylinders-2/

    Secondly, Scouter Carl from the 6th Stockport Scouts sent us an update on how things are going for his group. He’s been navigating the challenges of a career change as well, but it sounds like Scouting in Stockport is alive and well...and even going on camps!

    Thirdly, Scouter Shane from Cub Pack 290 in New Hampshire reached out to see about arranging a chat between a couple of Arrow of Light Scouts from his pack, and any interested Cubs and Scouts from the 59th Edmonton. Happily, that discussion — a requirement for Arrow of Light — was able to happen recently.

    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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    Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

    • 52 min
    Scouting Five - Week of November 22, 2021

    Scouting Five - Week of November 22, 2021

    Scouts Canada appoints a new Chief Scout, Arab and Asia-Pacific NSOs meet and greet..and yes, Scout groups still need volunteers.
    News Stories
    Arab and Asia-Pacific hold first-ever International Commissioners Gathering | World Scouting

    Scouting for leaders: Scouts BSA seeking adult volunteers | Heraldrepublican

    Mooresville Cub, Boy Scouts collect food for FeedNC | Mooresville Local News

    Wyre Scouts - As you'll know, recently we tragically lost one of... | Facebook

    Scouts Canada - "With you, I would like to help put forth the... | Facebook

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    Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

    • 8 min
    Scouting Five - Week of November 15, 2021

    Scouting Five - Week of November 15, 2021

    Scouts collect food and sell Christmas trees...and stolen Scout Group vehicles are returned.
    News Stories
    Now a couple of stolen vans are... - SYP Operational Support | Facebook

    Boy Scout council moving to 26-acre ‘Adventure Center’ | wrdw.com

    Scouting for Food event to assist those in need | theintelligencer.com

    Christmas trees are now available... - 1st St. Albert Scouts | Facebook

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    • 4 min

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