The Woggle — Winter 2020

The Woggle — Scouter Essentials Made Easy
 
the Woggle: Scouter Essentials Made Easy
The Winter Edition of The Woggle
 
It's The Woggle!
 
 
Winter is here, and Sections across the country are excited to experience tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, skiing and many more fun cold-weather activities! For youth and Scouters alike, Scouting is a great opportunity to get outside and share merry adventures to make the most of the snowy season.
 
Whether doing indoor activities at your meeting hall or getting outdoors to embrace all that winter has to offer, this edition of The Woggle has all kinds of inspiring new ideas for your weekly meetings and weekend outings — and even more ideas for the seasons ahead!
 
(And in case you missed the last edition of The Woggle, you can find it here. You'll find even more songs, skits, games, camping hacks, articles, recipes…)
 
 
Seasonal Skills: 14 Things for Scouters to Pack on Winter Adventures
 
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Seasonal Skills
 
14 Things for Scouters to Pack on Winter Adventures
 
 
Be Prepared is the Scout motto. This isn't just a mentality that Scouters instill in youth through packing lists and risk assessments (though these are both excellent practices!). Being prepared is something that Scouters need to model. One way Scouters can set a positive example of being prepared for an adventure is by having the right gear in their backpacks.
 
 
 
 
 
Winter Recruitment
 
Winter Recruitment
 
Scouts Canada has launched our new advertising campaign to promote winter recruitment until February 28. To recruit locally and expand your Group with “The Adventure of a Lifetime” campaign materials, discover our Brand Centre.
 
 
 
 
 
Policies, Standards and Procedures Made Easy
 
 
Policies, Standards and Procedures Made Easy
 
 
Scouts Canada recently introduced a new Policies, Standards and Procedures page — and we've made it easier than ever to find the information you need. Our new webpage allows visitors to filter Policies, Standards and Procedures by topic and by role. You can even perform a keyword search to save time and quickly find what you need.

Our Policies, Standards and Procedures have steadily improved over the years, and we are committed to continuing this effort.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Success on the Path
 
Success on the Path: Start Planning Your Next International Adventure!
 
What epic Scouting adventure can your Section look forward to next? Look beyond our borders and you'll find your Section is spoiled for choice! There are heaps of international adventures to choose from over the next few years, including the World Scout Jamboree in 2023 — in South Korea!
 
 
 
 
 
Trail Cards 2.0: The Breakdown
 
Is your Section struggling to find fun activities to try this winter? Are you tired of your Cub Scouts suggesting dodgeball every time you ask for activity ideas? Try using our newly revitalized Trail Cards to kick-start your planning and say goodbye to dull routines and hello to great new youth-led programming!
 
 
 
 
International Trail Cards
 
Check out these six new Trail Cards and discover how Scouting can lead to a whole world of adventure —literally!
 
Dream Destination
 
Get excited for international adventure!
 
 
 
Get That Lingo!
 
Discover some common phrases of another language.
 
 
 
Be a Local Guide
 
Discover how to make your community a fun adventure for all visitors!
 
 
 
 
Hey Magic Taxi, Where Are You Going?
 
Youth can find out what it’s like to be a taxicab driver or a passenger in a new city of their choice!
 
 
 
Postcards Around
the World
 
 
Connect with Scouts around the world!

 
 
 
 
Virtual Trek

 
 
Take a virtual trip as a Section.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Skating Safety
 
Skating Safety
 
Skating is a fun activity for any Section, either at an indoor rink or making the most of winter by finding some safe ice outside. Find out how your Section can stay safe on your next skating adventure!
 
 
 
 
 
Campfire Cooking
 
Campfire Cooking
 
Beef (and Beefless) Stew
 
Nothing hits the spot when winter camping like a hearty stew. A frozen stew can be warmed up in a Dutch oven for a meal, but you can save some weight by bringing prepared ingredients to camp and then just adding water.
 
 
 
 
 
Funny Campfire Songs, Skits and Cheers
 
Songs, skits and cheers can be pretty funny. They also help youth develop self-confidence, a sense of humour and a love for performing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer Voice: Dirt under the fingernails with Scoutrees
 
Volunteer Voice: Dirt Under the Fingernails with Scoutrees
 
Scouter Doug Shoults with 1st St. Albert shares some creative ways to take your Group's next Scoutrees campaign and planting event to the next level!
 
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Scoutrees events are an amazing opportunity to bring a Group to life and show people how Scouting is actively involved in bettering the community.
— Scouter Doug Shoults
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Join our NEW team of Program Support volunteers!
 
Join our NEW team of Program Support volunteers
 
Do you want to help Sections get on The Canadian Path? Are you excited to empower Scouters to help youth have life changing Scouting experiences?

Our new Program Support Functional Team is looking to recruit an all-star volunteer crew with professional experience or a knack for in-Section coaching, event management, outdoor adventure and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Post-It App
 
 
Try This App — Post-it® App
 
Sticky notes can be a valuable resource when brainstorming. Take your group’s sticky note brainstorming session to the next level with the free Post-it® App: capture your ideas simply by taking a picture, then keep your ideas flowing digitally!

Download: Apple App Store or Google Play.
 
 
 
 
 
#ScoutsDoStuff
 
Tag @scoutscanada in your #ScoutsDoStuff pics for your chance to be featured in our next edition of The Woggle.
 
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