Message from the National Key 3
It was a Mission-impacting 2017–2018 Scouting Year that saw youth and volunteers discover new things and challenge themselves to do their best.
Youth experienced firsts and embarked on great outdoor adventures, gaining leadership skills and self-confidence along the way. As active community builders, Scouts led over 5,500 service initiatives, positively impacting over 2,000 Canadian communities.
Youth-led programming reached new heights this year with the development of Youth Leadership Training, which will see Scouting youth gaining skills in key knowledge areas contributing to leadership ability — Becoming a Leader, Communication, Plan-Do-Review, Problem Solving and Teamwork. The entire program, developed by youth, will roll out in 2018–2019. Venturer and Rover handbooks also saw more youth take charge in their path to personal progression.
All of this would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers. Our Scouters collectively donated over two million hours of their time facilitating our program, positively impacting the lives of youth nationwide. With over 4,000 Sections recognized with Program Quality Awards, it is no surprise that 85% of parents are satisfied with Scouts Canada’s program.
Thank you to all of our Scouters for their valuable feedback over the year. We heard you and your request for developmental support that meets your needs. That is why we took action to realign Wood Badge 1 to provide better value for time, while also improving Scouting Fundamentals training. As our front-line volunteer Managers, the past year saw the introduction of online Wood Badge I Group Commissioner training, providing consistent and accessible learning to help this key role create vibrant Scouting communities nationwide.
Great adventures truly do start with Scout Popcorn. More than 1,000 Groups took part in 2017’s campaign, raising over $6.5 million — a 9% increase over 2016. Thousands of youth were able to fuel once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from weekend camps to international trips.
Our commitment to safety remains unwavering. The past year saw us build upon our culture of safety as the first non-sport youth organization to adopt Respect in Sport training. This program provides Scouters with a better understanding of how to recognize and handle instances of abuse, bullying, discrimination and harassment. With over 20,000 Scouters certified this past year, we are in a position to improve child and youth safety nationwide.
The Scout Shop continues to equip youth with quality outdoor gear from brands like Osprey and Biolite, with members across the country relying on an engaged sales team to prepare them for their great Scouting adventures. More than 1,325 tents, 1,250 sleeping bags and 1,200 backpacks were sold. Eureka! even introduced the Mackenzie 4 tent exclusively for Scouts Canada; the tent was a hit — almost 1,000 were sold.
2017–2018 was also a year for strengthened Scouting relationships. We’ve heard from you all that feedback for growth, mentoring and timely support is key to improving the Scouter experience. That is why we introduced a Scouting Relationship Model that aims to improve engagement amongst volunteers and staff. The first step was to enhance support to Councils through a dedicated staff member on each CK3, supported by a Regional Director. Formerly known as Area Support Managers (ASMs), Council Relationship Managers (CRMs) and Scouting Relationship Managers (SRMs) work in Councils, building relationships within the Scouting community to ensure program quality, safety leadership, and membership engagement.
2018–2019 will see us build on this model by introducing a competency framework for Scouters looking to gain new skills to deliver a quality program. Meanwhile, a sustainable and standardized support model will provide tailored support to Groups, ensuring they receive the support they need to deliver the Mission.
This year’s Mission-impact report will fill you in even more on how Scouts Canada has contributed to the future success of Canadian youth. Through the combined efforts of our youth, volunteers and staff, we have contributed to better communities to a better Canada.
Yours in Scouting,
John Estrella, National Commissioner
Caitlyn Piton, National Youth Commissioner
Andrew Price, Executive Commissioner & CEO
John Estrella / National Commissioner
Caitlyn Piton / National Youth Commissioner
Andrew Price / Executive Commissioner and CEO
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Over the years, Scouts Canada has supported over 17 million Canadian youth as they reach their full potential. Scouting is the perfect place for kids to be kids, immersed in nature while developing leadership and critical thinking skills. Along the way, Scouts develop into capable, confident individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
To help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.
Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.
Scouts Canada Membership
Youth Membership by Sections
Scouts Canada National Operation
Summary Statement of Financial Position
as at August 31, 2018
|Tangible capital and intangible assets||1,091,566||1,527,867|
|Prepaid pension costs||6,666,100||4,002,800|
|LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES|
|Deferred capital contributions||277,202||554,405|
|Employee future benefits||3,358,000||3,652,000|
Scouts Canada National Operation
Summary Statement of Operations and Changes in Fund Balances
For the year ended August 31, 2018
|Operating Fund||Restricted &
|Membership Fees||$ 10,615,769||$ -||$ 10,615,769||$ 11,041,989|
|World Scout Foundation donations||-||34,057||34,057||29,903|
|Investment and other||1,985,339||319,138||2,304,477||2,517,979|
|Salaries and benefits||12,015,904||-||12,015,904||11,407,789|
|Recovery of salaries and benefits||(1,831,581)||-||(1,831,581)||(1,592,623)|
|Marketing and Communications||265,406||-||265,406||443,811|
|Compliance and governance||589,926||249,000||838,926||1,511,000|
|Human resources and volunteer services||376,289||-||376,289||354,826|
|Canadian Jamboree - direct expenses||-||-||-||3,459,926|
|Net revenue (expenses) before the undernoted||588,744||(129,989)||458,755||1,901,299|
|Unrealized gains on investments||230,582||149,551||380,133||235,000|
|FUND BALANCES - BEGINNING OF YEAR||7,607,497||10,341,758||17,949,255||17,066,956|
|Remeasurements and other items related to employee future benefits||2,740,200||-||2,740,200||(1,254,000)|
|FUND BALANCES - END OF YEAR||$10,641,852||$10,886,491||$21,528,343||$17,949,255|
See accompanying notes to summary financial statements
Report of the Independent Auditor on the
Summary Financial Statements
To the Board of Governors of Scouts Canada National Operation
The accompanying summary financial statements of Scouts Canada National Operation, which comprise the summary statement of financial position as at August 31, 2018, and the summary statement of operations and changes in fund balances for the year then ended, and related notes, are derived from the audited financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, of Scouts Canada National Operation as at August 31, 2018, and for the year then ended.
We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those financial statements in our report dated November 7, 2018.
The summary financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations applied in the preparation of the audited financial statements of Scouts Canada National Operation. Reading the summary financial statements, therefore, is not a substitute for reading the audited financial statements of Scouts Canada National Operation.
Management's Responsibility for the Summary Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation of a summary of the audited financial statements on the basis described in Note 2.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the summary financial statements based on our procedures, which were conducted in accordance with Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 810, Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements.
In our opinion, the summary financial statements derived from the audited financial statements of Scouts Canada National Operation as at August 31, 2018, and for the year then ended are a fair summary of those financial statements, in accordance with the basis described in Note 2.
Authorized to practise public accounting by
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
November 07, 2018
SCOUTS CANADA NATIONAL OPERATION
NOTES TO THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
August 31, 2018
Scouts Canada National Operation (the "National Operation") is a national organization operating programs aimed at contributing to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities through the application of Scouts Principles and Practices.
The National Operation is a registered charity and is responsible for the national activities of Scouts Canada and provides services to the Councils of the National Operation.
2. SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The summary financial statements are derived from the complete audited financial statements, prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, as at August 31, 2018 and for the year then ended.
The preparation of these summary financial statements requires Management to determine the information that needs to be reflected in the summary financial statements so that they are consistent, in all material respects, with or represent a fair summary of the audited financial statements.
These summarized financial statements have been prepared by Management using the following criteria:
(a) whether information in the summary financial statements is in agreement with the related information in the complete audited financial statements; and
(b) whether, in all material respects, the summary financial statements contain the information necessary to avoid distorting or obscuring matters disclosed in the related complete audited financial statements, including the notes thereto.
Management determined that the statement of cash flows do not provide additional useful information and as such has not included it as part of the summary financial statements.
The complete audited financial statements of Scouts Canada National Operation are available upon request by contacting the Management of Scouts Canada National Operation.