Feb 21–27, 2021
Save the Date
Scout Week 2021 will not be like any other celebration. Scouts Canada is hosting a week-long event to gather youth from all over Canada virtually to celebrate the best of Scouting! All activities will be hosted in the evening.
And remember this year’s event is open to everyone! Invite your friends, invite your family, invite the neighbour’s dog!
And come see what all the FUN’s about!
Sunday, February 21 — Free night!
Get some rest, Scout week begins soon!
Monday, February 22 — Party!! (For all Sections)
We are hosting 2 events, Eastern time / Western Time. Celebrate Scouting in a big and fun way, all together, with some fun breakout rooms. Must bring your own pizza and party cone hat.
Tuesday, February 23 — Explore New Adventure (For Scouts and above)
We will get to tour virtually some great camps and sites around the world and hear some testimonials from youth that have attended or worked at these great sites. Helping to fuel new future Scouting adventures!
Wednesday, February 24 — Skills Night (For Beavers and Cubs)
4 blocks, one for Colony and one for Pack for each Eastern time / Western Time. A series of bilingual age-appropriate breakout rooms to join to refresh / explore / discover a handful of new skills.
Thursday, February 25 — Scouters Mug Up (For Scouters ONLY)
Network with other volunteers and share ideas and opportunities for all to explore with their Sections.
Friday, February 26 — Outdoor Adventure Film Festival (For Scouts and above)
Starts at 18h00 EST Friday
OAFF From The Couch: Scout — Guide Week
You get 24 hours to watch some breathtaking adventure films, enjoy a series of curated films just for us, placed within one packaged video. Giving you a chance to discover new places, new adventurous hobbies and amazing people who make the most out of the outdoors on a daily basis!
You will need to sign up with the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival events page to get your access to the film. Near the start time of the event, you will receive an email with a link to Vimeo to watch the film.
Here is the Trailer from the OAFF 2020 to give you a taste of what’s to come: https://youtu.be/cHY7L4N-wD8
Please note that some of the films contain mild language. Viewer discretion is advised. Example: if you were on a cliff face, 80 metres high and slipped. The colourful word that you would gasp during an adrenaline-fueled moment of panic would be acceptable in some circles. Just giving you a heads up.
Film Festival Q&A — Saturday 15h00 EST
Youth and Scouter can share about their adventures and meet some special guests from the film festival to chat about their adventures.
Saturday, February 27 — Scout Week Virtual Campfire (For all Sections)
National Virtual Campfire — Starts @ 19h00 EST, on Saturday the 27th of February
Join Scouting youth around a virtual campfire, for songs, skits and laughter. Check out our Youtube page for the live event link.
Frequently Asked Questions
Families or individuals can book their spot on the pre-registration link : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ScoutWeek.
Once we have our numbers, we will email the participants a link to the event to sign up for the exact sessions they wish to attend. This way they will get a personalized link to access the activity.
Sections can use the same link to let us know their intentions and expectations for the events. Do not book it for a group, Sections only. We ask you to be as precise as possible. Once we have collected the number of participants, we will send the contact Scouter identified in the pre-registration, an email with a link to send to their section. Each participant in their section will be required to register for the events they plan to attend.
Pre-registration is open now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ScoutWeek.
- Eastern time on Monday & Wednesday events will begin at 18h00 EST
- Western time on Monday & Wednesday events will begin at 18h00 PST
- Tuesday Explore New Adventure Event 19h30 EST
- Thursday Mug Up 20h00 EST
- Friday Film Festival starts at 18h00 EST, you have 24hrs to watch the festival film.
- Saturday Film Festival Q&A 15h00 EST
- Campfire starts at 19h00 EST and will be viewable on demand afterwards.
Great question! We will be launching some new resources and activities for your section to accomplish during your virtual meetings leading up to the main event.
- Make a variety of party hats.
- Some cooking fun.
- Paracord basics.
- Making a skit for the campfire.
- Making a song for the campfire.
- And much more.
Zoom will be used for most of all the events except for the Film festival viewing (Vimeo) and for the live campfire (YouTube).
Youth will be split up into section for the birthday party. For households with youth from multiple sections, they will require a second computer, but you will be able to use the same link from your zoom registration.
For the Party on Monday:
- Pencil and paper would be useful.
For the Wednesday skills night:
- Pencil and Paper
- Deck of cards
Uniform would be perfect or just their Neckers.