Scouts Sew Their Own Costumes for Local Holiday Parade

THE PACKET – DECEMBER 18, 2018

From stitching personal progression badges onto their uniforms, to patching tents, to sewing their own costumes for a holiday parade, Scouting helps youth develop well-rounded skills that they wouldn’t elsewhere.

In addition to spreading the Scouting spirit and holiday cheer this season, the Clarenville Scouts got to march confidently in items made by hand. Catch their story in The Packet.

Leaving No Youth Behind

CITY NEWS — NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Local Scout Joshua Himmens, a 13-year-old grade 8 student speaks about the importance of leaving no youth behind when it comes to Scouting.

“So, if someone can’t afford Scouts and it’s already pretty affordable, then Scouts will help them pay for things like camps, uniforms, gear and registration fees so that they can participate like every other child.”

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A Family Empowered by No One Left Behind Program Support

TORONTO.COM — NOVEMBER 21st, 2018

“The assistance [from No One Left Behind] helped both of us . . . I couldn’t have kept volunteering if it meant having to leave him behind at home.” – Scouter & Parent, Tricia Steiger

Since she was 13 years old, Scouter Tricia was involved in Scouting, and now her two kids benefit from the program as well. Despite financial difficulties that the family faced, Scouts Canada’s No One Left Behind program supported the Steiger family to continue the adventure of Scouting.

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Ottawa Scouts Raise $9K for Food Bank

OTTAWA FOOD BANK – NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Within the Canadian Path program, youth are empowered to take the lead in planning their adventures and community building projects.

Huge shout out to Scouting youth in Ottawa for raising an astonishing $9,000 and 6,100lbs of donations and food from 12 Metro grocery stores for the Ottawa Food Bank!

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Scout Collects and Donates 5,000lbs of Food

DURHAM REGION NEWS — OCTOBER 21 ,2018

11-year-old 3rd Bowmanville Scout, Reilly Howard, collected and donated 5,000lbs of food to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Bowmanville, ON.

“I heard the food banks were low so I thought I would help them get food,” said Reilly, who organized 9 food drives to support the community.

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Over a Decade of Shoreline Cleanups with Scouter Henry

GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP – SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

For the last 12 years, volunteer Scouter Henry Starzynski has led shoreline cleanups through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup with the 72nd Ottawa Scouting youth.

In an interview with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Scouter Henry offers insightful tips on how Scouting Groups can mobilize cleanups in their communities.

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Fun at Cub Scout Camp, Then and Now

WATERLOO REGION RECORD — OCTOBER 6, 2018

In this personal and fun-loving piece, Scouter Joel Rubinoff reflects on adventures with his Cub Pack and the opportunity to see them “develop independence and critical thinking” skills.

Comparing today’s Scouting experience with his own in the 1970’s as a young Cub Scout, Scouter Joel observes how his son living with autism fit in seamlessly with the “curious”, “whimsical” and “big personalities” of the Pack.

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Experience a World of ‘Firsts’ in Scouting

ROGERS TV, DAYTIME OTTAWA — OCTOBER 3rd, 2018

Scouting is a great way for youth to explore the world around them through well-rounded opportunities and adventures, all the while experiencing countless ‘firsts’.

After being in Scouting for 7 years, Youth Spokesperson (YSP) Mackenzie Morrison still learns new things with each adventure—like mastering a camp stove for outdoor meals.

With fellow YSP Quinn McPherson, Mackenzie chats with Daytime Ottawa host ,Dylan Black, about the ways in which Scout Popcorn fundraising allows Groups to embark on more great Scouting adventures.

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Scouts Showcase Scout Popcorn

BREAKFAST TELEVISION CALGARY – SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

What do you love about Scouting?

For Cub Scout Secora, it’s having fun with her friend Teo. In an engaging chat with Breakfast Television Calgary, Youth Spokesperson Brooke Countryman explains how funds raised through Scout Popcorn help fuel Scouting adventures for Groups. Scout Popcorn also offsets costs for youth from low-income households, allowing them to join Scouting and benefit from the program through our No One Left Behind program.

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Scout Popcorn Takes Off With a Pop-a-thon

MODERN MISSISSAUGA – SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Join us for our very first ‘Pop-a-thon’ as we launch our Scout Popcorn fundraiser! Support local Scouting youth and help them fuel their adventures by visiting our Greater Toronto Area Pop-a-thon locations:

  • Mississauga’s Celebration Square from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • The Argos Shipyard at Stanley Barracks in Toronto from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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