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Featuring a special winter challenge for Cub Scouts! News Stories Erin, Ont. man facing sex-related charges was a former Scouts Canada volunteer, org. confirmsSalmon Arm Scouts aim to fill truck for food bankBoy Scouts to hold Christmas tree pick-up fundraiserLouisville Scout earns highest award in both Girl Scouts and Scouts BSASagamore Council BSA to hold Peace Light of Bethlehem eventLand asset transfer to Inverurie Scouts approved by area committeeWorld’s largest youth organizations, representing 250 million members, and WHO launch global mobilization to respond to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people A Challenge to Cub Scouts The 36th Ottawa Cub Scouts have challenged Cub Scouts across Canada to get out and move over the winter months ahead. By the end of March, Cubs should try and do one of the following: Hike 50 km Ski (cross country)100 km Skate 75 km Bike 200 km It should be understood that these distances are cumulative; we don’t expect Cubs to achieve any of these journeys in one single go.Don’t forget to ensure that Cub Scouts prepare adequately for whatever journeys they embark upon, bringing extra gear, food, and water as needed, and dressing adequately for the weather.Personally, we say: why limit this challenge to just Canada? If you’re anywhere in the world and you have a Cub Scout pack, feel free to challenge them to achieve one of these adventures; they’ve got three months to make it happen! Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music We Three Kings, by R.Tists for Christmas
Featuring a special winter challenge for Cub Scouts! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Scouts help a food drive, a big win for STEM Scouts...and Kenilworth Scouts can deliver Christmas cards this year. News Stories Boy Scouts help Ann Arbor food drive set single-day collection recordScouts return, new leadershipTanzania: PM Urges Patriotism Among YouthKenilworth Scout group 'elated' to be able to offer Christmas card delivery service again this yearFirst-ever Time Kid of the Year is a STEM Scout from Colorado Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle
Scouts help a food drive, a big win for STEM Scouts...and Kenilworth Scouts can deliver Christmas cards this year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Scouts Scotland selects a president, Scouts in Canada fundraise with photos...and a Cub Scout holds a toy drive. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Do a Good Turn

Do a Good Turn

2020-11-2649:38

Doing a “Good Turn” - to one person, if not to many - daily is a key element of what Scouting is (should be) about. Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the concept of the “Good Turn”. It’s a phrase that many associate with Scouting, and rightly so, although the phrase itself — at least in Canada — only turns up in the Cub Scout Promise. That said, the concept of helping others permeates all levels of the Scouting program; it’s in the Beaver Scout Law, and in both the Scout Promise and Law.And it’s a concept that Baden-Powell discusses in some detail in Scouting for Boys; he places considerable emphasis on the concept, even urging Scouts who aren’t able to do a Good Turn one day to do an extra Good Turn the next day.Ken also argues that, contra the notion of “Random Acts of Kindness”, doing a Good Turn isn’t (or shouldn’t generally be) something that just happens spontaneously, without thought or planning. This isn’t to say that it’s a bad thing for Scouts to do random kind acts...but it is to say that Scouts should have a mindset of being ready to do a kind act, to think through the day ahead and anticipate possible opportunities to help out, to do good. Shout-Outs A much-belated shout-out goes to ScouterKoolAid, who left a comment on the Instagram post concerning Episode 102 (the topic of which was the then-pending return to in-person Scouting in Canada). Evidently, the good Scouter’s troop had recently held a virtual campfire: We did Zoom meal check-ins, Zoom falls for Friday opening, Saturday AM activity, early Saturday PM activity, evening activity, campfire, Sunday AM activity, Scouts Own, and closing. We also had an optional offline activity late Saturday afternoon. And as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod
Do a Good Turn

Do a Good Turn

2020-11-2649:38

Doing a “Good Turn” - to one person, if not to many - daily is a key element of what Scouting is (should be) about. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Scouts Canada goes virtual again (in places)...but Christmas tree sales proceed. News Stories Scouts Canada - Central Escarpment CouncilScouts across B.C. to stop meeting in person as cases surgeAt least 92,000 have filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts, legal team says67th Winnipeg Scout tree sale smells like Christmas Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle
Scouts Canada goes virtual again (in places)...but Christmas tree sales proceed. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Czech Scouts help the elderly, Beaver Scouts buy pyjamas...and the Scout Association restructures. News Stories Downe Scout Activity Centre to be sold due to pandemicScouts announce plan to protect movement’s futureChilliwack Beavers donate nearly $500 worth of pyjamas to Cyrus CentreThe Czech Scouts Partner with the National Hotline Crisis Service to Offer Help to the Elderly Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle
Czech Scouts help the elderly, Beaver Scouts buy pyjamas...and the Scout Association restructures. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Scouts looking to restart in Meridian, UK Scout troops face hard times...and Finnish Scouts go to school(s). News Stories Scouts BSA looks for foothold in Meridian Thunder Bay police charge Scouts leader with sexual offences involving a minorWorld Scouting and UN Environment renew their partnership on environmental education, protection500 UK scout troops face closure after Covid hits fundraising Scouts and Guides of Finland Bring Scouting to Thousands of Children in Primary Schools Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle
Scouts looking to restart in Meridian, UK Scout troops face hard times...and Finnish Scouts go to school(s). Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
The Council Voting Representatives for Scouts Canada’s Northern Lights Council join us to speak a bit about what they do. Podcast Topics This week, Ken is joined by Richard Willimus, Sherri Brady, and Ann Huang, the Council Voting Representatives (CVRs) for Scouts Canada’s Northern Lights Council. The CVRs represent the interests of all members of Scouts Canada, especially those from the Council they represent, to the board that administers Scouts Canada. Each council selects - votes in, rather - three members from among their ranks (including one Youth member) that participate as Voting Representatives. Among their various roles, CVRs ensure that items prescribed by the bylaws of Scouts Canada actually happen. This includes the election of Board of Governors members as recommended by the Nominating Committee, voting on the approval of resolutions tabled by the Board of Governors that modify the bylaws of the organization, approval of the recommendation of the Audit Committee regarding the appointment of auditors for the following year, voting to receive reports from management, the Vice-Chair Finance, Audit Committee and management, and so on. CVRs also bring forward important issues to the Board of Governors. On occasion, CVRs may also propose resolutions for consideration at an AGM. Such resolutions may include resolutions asking that the Board of Governors consider making changes to Bylaws or policies of Scouts Canada. And finally, CVRs act as a safeguard against a Board acting egregiously, by being able to vote against, inconjunction with other voting members, the recommendation of the nominating committee and voting, in conjunction with other voting members to approve alternative nominations, thereby replacing the Board with another that would act in the interests of Scouts Canada.It all sounds very dry, but the distillation of it is this: CVRs are another means by which the “on the ground” membership of Scouts Canada can communicate with their councils, with Scouts Canada’s national office, and even with its governance apparatus, and make their concerns known.And if you want to chat with Richard, Sheri, and Ann, they’ll be hosting a pair of town hall meetings over the next two weeks: one this Wednesday (October 28th), and one the following weekend (November 7th), both at 7:00 PM Mountain Time. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod
The Council Voting Representatives for Scouts Canada’s Northern Lights Council join us to speak a bit about what they do. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Scouts sell sandbags, a successful summer camp...and African Scouts turn the tide on plastic. News Stories $10,000 WORTH OF ITEMS STOLEN FROM SCOUTS CANADA CAMP IN THOROLD Support Kimberley Scouts; buy a sandbag Boy Scouts and United Way Unite together to offer summer camp Former Horsham scout leader jailed over sexual assault of girls Former leader of Speyside Scouts group embezzled more than £1,400Celebrating African Youth Turning the Tide On Plastic Pollution Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle
Scouts sell sandbags, a successful summer camp...and African Scouts turn the tide on plastic. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Youth Protection

Youth Protection

2020-10-1601:01:10

It takes a fair bit of effort to bring a new Scouter on board. But there’s a good reason why that is! Podcast Topics Ken and Colin recollect their own close brush with a child abuser, a certain individual who once volunteered as a Scouter with their Troop, when they were both youth. This individual was recently released into the Edmonton area under no conditions or supervision, and is thought likely to re-offend.Of course, back when Ken and Colin were Scouts, a lot of the youth protection and volunteer screening standards that are now strongly emphasized and strictly enforced by Scouts Canada either didn’t exist, or at least were not anywhere as comprehensive as they are today. Ken also explains the connection between Waffle House and FEMA (the US Federal Emergency Management Agency) to Colin.And hey...if you want to leave us a review but aren’t sure where you can do so, hit up our Love the Podcast profile to find out! Shout-Outs Scouter John from Concord, North Carolina, wrote in with some thoughts about fundraising back in early September (yes, it’s been that long since we recorded last): I am a scouter in North Carolina - former cubmaster and scoutmaster. In the southeast US (and probably elsewhere), the most success that our guys have is selling discount cards which are endorsed by various businesses. The sponsors of the cards are arranged on a district level (not by the individual units) - basically selling commercial businesses on doing deals to support local scouting. Some will be very 'local' (specific restaurants, tire dealers, etc) and some are regional (fast food and grocery stores). My boy scouts find this to be an easier way to pay their way towards summer camp and some of my 'hard chargers' can sell 100+ cards per year. The unit keeps 50% of the selling price, the district keeps everything else above the cost of getting the cards made. The manufacturer gets only their cost of printing. I have attached an image of an Atlanta card which sells for $5. In my area, our cards are selling for $10. This is a value purchase for the buyer - they can see this as an opportunity to save money. We sell these door to door as well as setting up outside cooperative businesses. A typical card would have 'snap off' discounts used once with the main card being used all year.They say 'camp card' on them since the premise is that the buyer (aside from getting great bargains) is helping to send a kid to summer camp So, a shout-out to John for the comments; maybe some groups, councils, or districts can pull together something similar in their area!And, as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor | YouTubeDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tik Tok | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod
Youth Protection

Youth Protection

2020-10-1601:01:10

It takes a fair bit of effort to bring a new Scouter on board. But there’s a good reason why that is! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
Sydney Ireland earns Eagle Scout, Scouts Canada councils limit in-person activities...and Greek Scouts help out after a freak storm. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | YouTube |  TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
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