THE NORTHERN VIEW – APRIL 19, 2018
“Part of Scouts is you get to be with kids. You can teach them some life lessons, to be kind and help each other out, and you can teach them outdoors things, survival, what they don’t normally get.” – Group Commissioner of 11th Prince Rupert, Jeroen Gerritsen
When Jeroen came to Canada from Holland, it didn’t take long for him to discover the adventures offered by Scouting. Attending Scout meetings with his sons, Jeroen soon became a Scouter and later stepped up to become Group Commissioner. Eight years later, he’s helping to keep the Scouting adventures strong in Prince Rupert, BC.
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HAMILTON COMMUNITY NEWS – APRIL 18, 2018
“I’m just one person. It takes a lot of volunteers to make a community.” –Steve Paterson
Through more than forty years of Scouting leadership, Steve Paterson has actively engaged and supported youth to become community builders and the best versions of themselves. The Ancaster Citizen of the Year Award recognizes Steve for his immeasurable contributions, both in Scouting and other community initiatives.
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CBC MANITOBA – MARCH 3, 2018
Over the weekend, hundreds of Scouting youth ages 10-14 gathered to show off their survival skills in the fun, 47th annual challenge of the Klondike Derby.
Working in teams, the youth took the lead in championing the obstacle course, racing with sleighs full of supplies and equipment through 2.5km of uneven turns and inclines, including a pulley system over a gully and a rope bridge.
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HAMILTON NEWS – FEBRUARY 26, 2018
While in Scouting, youth don’t just explore the outdoors. In addition to developing practical life skills and respect for nature, youth take action in their communities.
In an effort to give back to others while working towards their Chief Scout’s Award, 13-year-old Scout Amy St. John and 14-year-old Scout Matthew Bisbee organized a local food drive.
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ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS – FEBRUARY 26, 2018
“We need to keep looking for younger people as leaders. That’s what I’m in it for, so when I get to my ripe, ripe old age, I know the world’s in good hands.”
Scouts Canada recently honoured Scouter Andy Ackerman with the Award for Fortitude. Not only has Scouter Andy shown integrity and charisma in his guidance, but he has helped Scouting youth develop skills to prepare them for future success.
Over the last year, Scouter Andy has continued to serve the Scouting community amidst his struggle with cancer. His devotion and optimism are nothing short of remarkable, and Scouts Canada is truly fortunate to know that Scouters like Andy play a large role in youth’s lives.
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AMHERST NEWS – FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Local Scouting youth held their annual Kub Kar and Scout Truck Rally last Saturday at the in Amherst, Nova Scotia to celebrate Scout-Guide Week.
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CTV MORNING LIVE- WINNIPEG – FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Curious about winter camping and sleeping outside? In an interview with CTV Morning Live – Winnipeg, Rover Scout James and Scout Hope explain the importance of strategic assembly and a quality sleeping bag when sleeping outdoors in a tarp lean-to—no tent necessary!
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BAYTODAY.CA – FEBRUARY 26, 2018
Over the weekend, around 140 Scouting youth from the Beaver to Scout age groups gathered in North Bay for the annual Nipissing Area Motor Madness event. Creating their own Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars and Scout Trucks, the youth put the Creative Expression element of the Canadian Path program into play and had a great time with friends.
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SARNIA OBSERVER – FEBRUARY 25, 2018
During Scout-Guide Week, 3,337 pounds of food were delivered by Scouting youth to a local food bank. The Inn of the Good Shepherd supplies food to 1,800 people a month, including 700 children.
Over the past 12 years, Scouting Groups in Sarnia-Lambton have hosted the Hike for Hunger annually, accumulating a total of 38,000 pounds in food donations.
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DURHAM REGION NEWS – FEBRUARY 22, 2018
As a contribution to the annual celebration of Scout-Guide Week and in recognition of nearly 100 years of 1st Whitby Scouting, the Town of Whitby has proclaimed the occasion by flying the Scouts Canada flag from the town hall. Continue reading “Flying the Scouts Canada Flag in Whitby”