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The Woggle — Summer 2019

The Woggle — Scouter Essentials Made Easy
 
the Woggle: Scouter Essentials Made Easy
The Summer Edition of The Woggle
 
Welcome to the summer edition of The Woggle.
 
 
As the start of a new Scouting Year draws nearer, it’s the perfect time to celebrate some of the fantastic adventures that have been shared over the summer — like the Pacific Jamboree on Vancouver Island, the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Jamboree and of course the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. Naturally, there have been countless more Section adventures worth celebrating as well!
 
It’s also the perfect time to look ahead and start thinking about how to facilitate a great, safe, youth-led program this September. This edition of The Woggle has some fun ideas for your weekly meetings and your weekend outings. We hope you’re as excited to get started as we are!
 
(Oh, and in case you missed the last edition, don’t panic—you can still read the spring edition of The Woggle here.)
 
 
Following our Canadian Path to PJ19
 
 
Volunteer Voice: Following our Canadian Path to PJ19
 
 
Scouter Clément Bélanger with the 1st Hull Troop of Gatineau, QC always aspired to attend a national jamboree and drive across Canada. Thanks to the Pacific Jamboree on Vancouver Island, this summer he fulfilled both dreams!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking the Ice. Success on the Path.
 
Success on the Path: Breaking the Ice
 
Starting the Scouting Year off on the right foot can be a challenge, but doing so can mean long-term benefits for your program. Before sharing a meeting with your entire Section, organize a meeting just for the Section Leadership Team so that it can decide on fun ways to welcome the other youth.
 
 
 
 
Section Leadership Teams, Instructional Video
 
 
 
Seasonal Skills
 
9 Ways to Camp in Comfort this Fall
 
 
The start of the Scouting Year often means getting back in the swing of camping for Scouting Groups. A few comfort items can add flare to your fall campsite or amp up Scouting spirits. These nine tips will go a long way to ensuring everyone has a great time in the outdoors on your next camping adventure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 New Games to Try this September
 
Check out these four new Trail Cards for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers! Each Trail Card features an exciting game to try at your next meeting.
 
Name, Name, Goose
 
Beavers can share a fun game to get to know each other!
 
 
 
Name Game
 
Cubs can get to know the new members of their Pack!
 
 
 
 
Pool Noodle Name Game
 
Scouts can try this active way to learn each other’s names!
 
 
 
Amoeba Electric Fence
 
Venturers can try this fun team-building challenge!
 
 
 
 
 
Even More Great Campfire Songs, Skits and Cheers
 
Songs, skits and cheers are important parts of Scouting. Not only can they be a lot of fun, but they can also help youth develop self-confidence and acquire a love for performing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Share Your Thoughts — Adventure Standard
 
Give your feedback on draft versions of our new Scouts Canada Standards. The draft version of the new Adventure Standard has just been posted for your review, along with supporting documents. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
 
 
 
 
For an outstanding exploration of how to both effectively manage risk on your Scouting adventures and help youth develop this skill set, we’ve revitalized an article that originally appeared in Scouting Life ten years ago. These five steps for managing risk are just as valuable today as they was then!
 
 
 
 
 
Join the SDG Volunteer Committee
 
Join the SDG Volunteer Committee
 
Scouts Canada is currently seeking volunteers — both adults and youth — to join a new committee to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be part of The Canadian Path. You will have firsthand involvement in this impactful worldwide movement to fight poverty, reduce inequalities and combat climate change.

To get involved, register your interest by August 31, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
iNaturalist
 
Try This App: iNaturalist
 
One of the world's most popular free nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.
 
 
 
#ScoutsDoStuff
 
Tag @scoutscanada in your #ScoutsDoStuff pics for your chance to be featured in our next edition of The Woggle.
 
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