Hiking safety-tips with Scouts Canada on Global News Morning

With unlimited access to national parks this year in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, it’s a great time to soak up our country’s natural beauty. James Crick from Scouts Canada shares some safety tips for exploring the great outdoors.

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Kelowna Scout awarded

Kelowna Venturer Scout Nicolas Griffin was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Venturer Award

Kelowna Venturer Scout Nicolas Griffin was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Venturer Award presented by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to recognize the outstanding achievements among Venturer Scouts.

Scouts from across British Columbia were awarded last Saturday at the 62nd annual award ceremony in Victoria.

Read the full story on kelownacapnews.com

Scouts Canada, Canadian Red Cross team up to offer first aid training for youth

This year, Scouts Canada is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to offer free introductory first aid training to youth ages nine to 16. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, it’s taking place at the Canadian Red Cross office at 133 Troop Ave. in Burnside.

Read the full story on thechronicleherald.ca

Scouts Ask Canadians To Discover The Power Of A Simple Act of Kindness During Good Turn Week, April 29 – May 7, 2017

OTTAWA, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ — 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. To remind all Canadians of the power of a good turn, Scouts Canada is once again calling on Canadians of all ages to brighten someone’s day through a gesture of kindness during the 8th annual Good Turn Week taking place April 29 – May 7, 2017. To help bring the initiative to local communities, Scouts Canada is launching more than 30 major Good Turn Week projects from coast to coast, made possible with the generous support of RBC Foundation.

Read the full story on newswire.ca

Scouts take part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

On Saturday, Oct. 1, enthusiastic Dorval Scouters and their families volunteered their time to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This cleanup covered all the public shoreline in Dorval where litter was collected, including such things as a tire with rim, 894 cigarette butts and 1,228 pieces of Styrofoam, and 30 ft of plastic netting.

Read the full article thesuburban.com

Ottawa Scouts welcomes newcomers from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq

Since last June, the trilingual scouts group at Saints Peter and Paul Melkite Catholic Church has been helping Arabic-speaking newcomers try out Canadian activities

Joseph El Hajj recalls the first sleepover his Scouts Canada troop held at their church last November.

“The parents texted me at 2 o’clock. I think the parents stayed awake more than the kids that day,” scouting commissioner El Hajj said. “But overall they saw the benefits for the program, and the kids talked about it for days.”

Read the full story on metronews.ca

Scouts Canada hopes Arabic programming attracts new members

51 new Scouts took the oath Sunday at Saints Peter and Paul Melkite Catholic Church

A new Scouts Canada troop in Ottawa is jumping on a trend to diversify its programming — offering it in English, French and Arabic — as the century-old organization tries to attract new recruits.

On Sunday, 11-year-old Tarek Rassi took the Scout oath alongside dozens of other young boys and girls.

Read the full story on cbc.ca

Oak Bay Scouts welcome a host of autumn activities

5th Garry Oak Scouts of Oak Bay welcome new faces for fall fun

Fall is a busy time for many families in Oak Bay, with the start of school and many activities.

It’s been especially busy for the 5th Garry Oak Scouts of Oak Bay this year, who have seen their group grow by almost a third from last year.

Adam Nott, Group Commissioner of the 5th Garry Oak Scouts, attributes much of this growth to children inviting their friends to come join.

“We have a lot of kids who invite their friends from school, friends bring in friends,” he says.

Read more: http://www.oakbaynews.com/community/oak-bay-scouts-welcome-a-host-of-autumn-activities/