Off to the Races

KENORA DAILY MINER AND NEWS – APRIL 23, 2018

Scouting youth from the Ken Kee Area gathered with friends and family to host their annual Rapid Races. With handmade Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars and Scout Trucks hurtling down the tracks, the event was a great way for the Scouting community to come together, appreciate the youth’s creative vehicle designs, and enjoy friendly competition. Continue reading “Off to the Races”

Scouts Help to Clean Up Woodstock

WOODSTOCK SENTINEL-REVIEW – APRIL 22, 2018

Everyone has a role to play in caring for our planet, and for Earth Day, around 100 people gathered to clean up the Woodstock community. With more than half of the participants being Scouting youth, the cleanup collected an astounding 720kgs of garbage and 160kg of recyclables.

“Part of what Scouts is about is community involvement, getting outdoors, and helping the environment,” shared 7th Woodstock Beaver Scouter, Dan Binns.

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Adventures in Prince Rupert

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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Scouter Receives Ancaster Citizen of the Year Award

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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Hundreds of Scouting Youth Race in The Klondike Derby

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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Scouts Host Local Food Drive

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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Scouter Continues to Lead and Inspire Amid Struggle with Cancer

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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Building the Right Shelter for Winter Camping

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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