Scouts Canada to plant trees in Fort McMurray park devastated by wildfire

Scouts Canada is planning to plant 750 trees on Saturday in a Fort McMurray park devastated by last year’s wildfire.

The scouts say they wanted to help the northern Alberta community and provide the trees as a symbol of hope.

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BC Venturers Honoured with Queen’s Venturer Award

ALAMIN PIRANI, COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- BCY SERVICE CENTRE – MAY 16, 2017

The Cascadia Council, Fraser Valley Council and Pacific Coast Councils are pleased to congratulate the 71 Venturer Scouts from across British Columbia who were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Venturer Award by The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Provincial Patron of Scouts Canada, on April 22, 2017.

These awards are bestowed by the Governor General of Canada, who serves as Scouts Canada’s Patron Scout, to recognize the outstanding achievements among Venturer Scouts (aged 15 – 17 years). The ceremony was also celebrated as a Canada 150 event hosted by the Government House of British Columbia in Victoria, in partnership with Scouts Canada.

On Friday, April 21, 2017, after a lapse of five years, 45 Venturer Scouts and 5 Scouters sailed aboard two Royal Canadian Navy Orca Class vessels – PCT Caribou 57 and PCT Renard 58 on a 6-hour Day Sail. The vessels sailed from Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, under the Lions Gate Bridge across Georgia Straight, through the Gulf Islands, and into Esquimalt Harbour in Victoria.

Third Bracebridge Scouting Spreading Kindness to the Local Community During Good Turn Week

MUSKOKA 411 – MAY 2, 2017

In today’s fast paced society, it can be easy to overlook someone who could benefit from a simple act of kindness. A good turn can take as little as seconds to do, but it can help shape and change the world in a small but significant way.

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Terrace Scout helping children overseas

Following up on last year’s trip to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan, a local scout is now onto another adventure, this time in Madagascar to help with construction of new buildings for a small village.

Terrace scout Briana Greer is in the village of Ambato Boeni in Madagascar with 21 other members of Scouts Canada – she’s the only one from Terrace – to help with the development of a school until the end of August.

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