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Postcards Around the World

Connect with other Scouts across the world. Aligned with the International PenPal Program, revisit simpler times and send unique postcards to give them a real snapshot of Canada, your province and your community.

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Plan

  • How will you safely connect with Scouts in other parts of the world?
  • What will you share with Scouts across the world?
  • What questions will you ask about where they are located?

Do

  • On your own, in your Section team or with your entire Section, make a unique postcard to send to Scouts in another part of the world.
  • Use the PenPal Program guidelines to ensure proper communication with other Scouting groups.
  • Draw pictures and designs or maybe even take some real pictures of your favourite local places to make your postcard.

Review

  • How long will it take for your postcards to arrive at their destination?
  • What was the most interesting thing you found out about the Scouts who wrote back?
  • What was your favourite part of this activity?
  • How did it feel to send a piece of mail instead of using technology?

Keep it Simple

  • Practice your postcard writing skills with other local Scout groups in your own community. If you need help with writing, have a Scouter help you spell out what you’d like to ask or share!

Take it Further

  • Take it further by make your own personalized stamp for your Section or Group using Canada Post stamp generator, or maybe even include some important messages regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to start making an international connection for a better world!