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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Scouting Youth and Girl Guides Awarded in Yarmouth

NOVA NEWS NOW – JUNE 26, 2018

In Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, a group of Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada youth received prestigious awards in recognition of their exemplary youth-led initiatives.

It can take years to earn some of the awards that were presented, which often involve community building projects.

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Building Pollinator Insect Hotels

Le Journal Saint Francois – JUNE 20, 2018

The 1st Huntingdon Beavers and Cubs joined forces to build two pollinator insect hotels. Through months of hard work, the project was born from the Scouting youth’s desires to contribute in a meaningful way to Reserve nationale de faune du Lac-Saint-François and work towards earning their top Section awards.

There’s nothing youth can’t do!

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Fundraising for Camp Attawandaron Cabins Brings Community Together

SARNIA THIS WEEK – JUNE 19, 2018

The Sarnia-Lambton community has come together to help the BlueWater Scout Group raise $56,000 so far towards purchasing 12 all-season cabins for Camp Attawandaron, much needed replacements for the current lodgings, built in 1948.

Having nestled in the hearts of Sarnia-Lambton and Scouting alumni families over the decades, the memories that Camp Attawandaron created now weaves the community together.

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Scouter Elwood Addison Honoured for 60 Years of Service in Scouting

NORTH BAY NIPISSING – JUNE 11

We want to send a huge, heartfelt shout out and congratulations to Elwood “Addie” Addison for generously sharing his time, energy and commitment as a Scouter for over 60 years.

Upon receiving the prestigious Silver Acorn Award in special recognition for Addison’s dedication to Scouting, several Scouting alumni—now Scouters—who benefitted from Addison’s guidance over the decades shared the ways in which he contributed to their current integrity and development into adulthood.

“You never know who you’re going to reach or who you’re going to touch without even realizing it,” Addison reflected in an interview with North Bay Nipissing.

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