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Discover skills, friendships & adventures you just won’t find anywhere else. 

The Saskatchewan Council is proud to serve the province of Saskatchewan carrying out Scouts Canada’s mission of developing well-rounded youth prepared to make the world a better place. Our programs provide significant value, run year-round, and offer adventures that Scouts remember for a lifetime!  We support Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts all following our Canadian Path. With groups in Regina, Saskatoon as well as several rural communities.  

Scouter Development Day - March 12, Camp Seeonee

Scouter Glenda Ashdown, age 78 years, went home on December 20, 2021.

Glenda lived on a farm north of McLean, Saskatchewan, which “was the delight of her life.”

She was a wife to husband John, and mother to sons Mitchel, James and Keith Ashdown, and was predeceased by her daughter, Myrna, in 2016.

Glenda officially joined the Scouting Movement in 1977 when the two oldest boys were active in Scouting and wanted to attend a Canadian Jamboree in P.E.I. To attend the jamboree, they needed to register the group and obtain a charter. John was the chairperson, Glenda was secretary-treasurer. She remained in the treasurer role until 2021 when her health failed.

In 1978 Glenda gave up the secretary role but became the head Cub leader, continuing in this role for many years. She also worked as the Group Commissioner, Beaver leader and helped wherever else she was needed. She ran regular Cub meetings, and attended many camps at the farm, district camps at Gilwell near Lebret, and provincial camps at Moose Jaw, Anglin Lake and Prince Albert.

She spent a week at a Canadian Jamboree in Prince Edward Island as staff. She also went along as a helper on several Venturer outings in Waterton Park, Banff and canoe trips north of LaRonge on the Churchill River. She participated in Campanoe Challenge with the Scout group leading both first year at Good Spirit Lake and second year on the Assiniboine River from Kamsack, Saskatchewan to Pyott’s Point in Manitoba.

Glenda was always a leader with the Scouting group both locally and at the district level, training Cub leaders for many years; she was the backbone of the group tackling tasks from fundraising to leading Scouting activities. She prepared the menus and put the food together for all canoe trips on the Churchill River making jerky, fruit leathers and other dehydrated items so they did not carry any extra weight.

Glenda became involved with the McLean Women’s Club, and the Recreation Board soon after moving to McLean, providing meals for New Year’s Eve Cabarets, Sports Day Suppers, dinner theatres, weddings, funerals and family functions.

Glenda’s garden provided a lot of vegetable and fruit for these events as did her legendary pies and other baking. Glenda was also quite involved with the McLean Bethel United Church, both the UCW as well as the local board.

Glenda kept as active as she could right to the end. She organized the making of cabbage rolls on December 2, 2021 for the McLean Christmas Parade on December 4, 2021 and on that day, she was in the kitchen supervising the luncheon put on by the Scouting Group. Glenda will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. This fitting poem expresses Glenda quite well.

There Are:

So many lives she touched in a positive way

So many memories that bring a smile and

Show the wonderful person she was

So many stories about how she made

A difference or made someone’s day

So many hearts that are feeling sadness.

Because she was here – because she was loved.

1st Balgonie Beavers

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Programs

Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults. With a versatile array of program areas to focus on, Scouting welcomes youth with diverse interests and goals.

Beavers

Ages 5-7

Explore the Pond

Discover adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and enjoying campfires. Make great new friends along the way, along with lasting memories!

Cubs

Ages 8-10

Explore the Jungle

Embark on outdoor adventures like hikes, weekend camps and canoeing. As a Pack, Cubs are encouraged to try new and exciting activities including STEM projects and cultural experiences.

Scouts

Ages 11-14

Blaze a Trail

Blaze your own trail. Delve into more leadership opportunities and develop self-confidence by planning adventures with your Troop and giving back to the community in a meaningful way.


Venturers

Ages 15-17

Climb Higher

Push your potential. Develop life skills to climb the mountain of your goals and reach your personal summit, embarking on greater expeditions and acquiring real-world experience.


Rovers

Ages 18-26

Paddle Your Own Canoe

The world awaits. Experience fun and challenging expeditions with peers and drive your personal ambitions with support from a mentor, better preparing you for success.


Volunteers

Ages 14+

Make Waves

Gain new skills, join a community and help youth experience countless firsts as they develop into confident and capable individuals.

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Covid-19 updates

The Federal government has just announced the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for youth between the ages of 5 and 11. Scouts Canada has previously announced we expect to extend our vaccine mandate for all persons consistent with Federal guidance.

Due to this most recent announcement, we will be reviewing the guidance and adapting our policies accordingly.
 We anticipate there will be an implementation period but as of now, there is no immediate change to our policy; youth 5-11 can continue to participate in Scouting activities in-person. Once we have more details we will communicate timelines, including aiming to provide a reasonable approach to allow for ample time for scheduling two doses. More updates will be available in the coming weeks.
Scouts Canada has consistently used guiding principles to shape our response and requirements. We continue to support the federal government and associated health authorities that widespread vaccine coverage is our best way to end the pandemic.
 We have also updated the Covid Vaccine FAQs on our website to include this latest development.

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Email: saskcouncil@scouts.ca
Phone: 1-639-906-7600