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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Celebrating Decades of Volunteering with Scouts Canada

THE AURORAN — SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

A Scouter is a guide who empowers youth to take the lead in planning their adventures and setting goals for personal progression. A Scouter facilitates a quality program and dedicates their time to making a difference in the lives of young Canadian leaders, while giving back to their community through volunteering.

At Scouts Canada, Scouters are a powerful cornerstone and key influencers. We are incredibly grateful to Scouters Trevor Stephens (40 years of volunteering), Robert Kennedy (35 years) and Ross Haagsma (30 years) for their decades of commitment to Aurora Scouting.

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The Importance of Scouting for Today’s Youth

MYMUSKOKANOW — AUGUST 29, 2018

In a world of screens and electronics, Scouting offers youth a portal into the real world—the great outdoors where adventure, friendship and leadership opportunities await!

Deputy Area Commissioner Shawn Forth chatted with MyMuskokaNow about the relevance of Scouting and “getting kids back to being kids” in this article.

9-Year-Old Cub Scout Leads Tree Planting Project

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN – JULY 31, 2018

“Just being outside, helping the world, planting trees—all of that really gets me worked up and excited. I’ll be doing this for my whole life.” – Cub Scout, Robyn Bennett

At 9-years-old, Robyn led her 1st Prince George Pack in planting 100 trees at Camp Echo, inspired to reforest due to wildfires damaging areas in BC.  In Scouting, nature is a classroom and playground. Thanks to young leaders like Robyn, Scouting youth contribute to a creating better world for tomorrow, by taking care of the environment today.

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Niagara’s Scouting Museum Finds a New Home

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW – JULY 6, 2018

Since its opening in 1986, the Niagara Scouting Museum has steadily grown its collection of uniforms, event crests, handbooks and hundreds of badges.

With over a century of Scouting history in Canada, the museum is a home to valuable memorabilia, and stands as a true testimony to the Scouting movement’s progression over the years. As the museum relocates to reside in the Niagara Military Museum, it is hoped that the exhibit will be open to the public in the next few months.

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