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My Good Turn Week

My Good Turn Week Brooke Countryman, Youth Spokesperson Good Turn Week is an event that scouts celebrate April 29th to May 7th.  Good turns are the nice little things a person does without being told. One thing a group did was fix a park into something the whole community could use. Good turns impact the community too. These good turns can make you feel good after doing them.There are many ways that people can help for good turn week. Your good turn can be small or anything that helps out. An example would be to hold the door open for someone. Many good turns are done every day.  Some good turns change people’s lives. We encourage you to focus doing something nice for someone else on these dates, Even though good turns can be done by any one on any date. For the past few years my group has gone to Fish Creek to pick up garbage. We enjoy doing this because we do something good for the environment and spend time with friends. It’s a good way to get fresh air and appreciate the environment around us. It makes the space cleaner and more enjoyable. One year there was a biking group and they cheered us on as they passed. It made me feel good. It makes me always want to go back. We were not asked to be recognized we just wanted to do something nice for someone else. What is your Good Turn Week?
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Upcoming Events

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7th Annual Mardi Gras Vent and Rover Camp, February 23-25, 2018

7th Annual Mardi Gras Vent and Rover Camp Camp Kasota West, Sylvan Lake Host Companies: 77 East Glenmore & 210 McKenzie Wild Kitties Venturer Company When: February 23 – 25, 2018 Cost: $30 per person This camp has a mardi gras theme for Vents and Rovers, run by a Venturer Company. Heated cabins are included in the price, but each company must bring their own food for the weekend. Registered groups/teams compete against each other for prizes in various challenges. Activities include: Pinata making (and breaking), outdoor team challenges, iron chef mystery ingredients challenge, om-nom food tasting challenge, and a spoons competition to name a few. Register and pay online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Prairies/ Login or create an account, click on Events. Email your roster of participants to rose_m@shaw.ca. Registration is not complete until payment and the roster is received. Questions about registration? Contact Leslie at prairies@scouts.ca or 403-283-4993 x1. Camp questions email rose_m@shaw.ca.
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Scout Groups Selling Christmas Trees

Scout Groups Selling Christmas Trees December 2017 169th Bowmont Group Tree lot is at the Bowness Scout & Lion’s Hall, 8551 Bowness Road NW, Calgary The lot is open from December 1st – 23rd Weekdays: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Weekends: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Cash, credit and debit accepted 401st Woodcreek Group Tree lot is at Woodbine Square, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary The lot is open Monday to Friday 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 8:30 pm 1st High River Group South of the Sobey’s Grocery Store, 98 Centre Street SE, High River The lot is open Monday to Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; open daily including December 24th Saturdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sundays 12 noon to 6:00 pm Cash and cheques accepted
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Scout-Con January 20, 2018

Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters! Do you like board games, card games or role-playing games? Do you have what it takes to finish a Railway in Ticket to Ride? Can you complete your personal Scout Con Character card tasks in time? Join us at Scout-Con and challenge your leaders and fellow Scouts to games of strategy, luck and intrigue. This January, Scouts from all over are invited to the First Scout-Con. Bring your games and wits and join us on a day to remember! Cost: $20 per participant (Beavers 1:00 – 3:00 pm, $10) – event runs 9:30 am to 8:00 pm Location: Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 – 6th Avenue NW, Calgary (free parking available) Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2018, while spots are available Email Scouter Gini-Lynne glsovyn@gmail.com to register and hold your spot today. Augmented Ratios for this Con: 1:8 for Scouts/Vents 1:6 for Cubs 1:4 for Beavers – special prizes for Beavers Your registration includes admission, Con Badge, hotdog/drink/chips, hours of fun games and door prizes. There is an inexpensive concession to buy extra food and it’s open all day. See you there, Scouter Mischief 239 Northern Hills Scouts A
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Iron Scout 2018 – Cooking Challenge Camp April 20-22, 2018

Iron Scout 2018 – Cooking Challenge April 20-22, 2018 at Camp Hope (former Camp Gardner near Bragg Creek) “It’s the end of the World as we know it; or so REM claimed. A great calamity has befallen mankind, it’s the end of civilization.” Think The Walking Dead, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Fallout, Resident Evil etc. and you are struggling to survive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world. Society has collapsed and there are few supplies and you need all your skills to make it through every day – so pretty much like a typical CJ, but there is a catch. This New World, and much of its resources are now controlled by a vicious gang of scavengers, you used to know them as Venturers. Your survival will depend on appeasing them with a 2 course meal, consisting of a main course and a dessert, using ingredients you have already acquired, plus a special secret ingredient that will be provided on the day from the scavenger’s personal stockpile. Satisfy the scavenger’s appetite and you can enjoy the safety and comfort of their camp fire. Fail…. Well that’s going to be another story. Website: more information and to register and pay online go to-https://sites.google.com/site/ironscoutcalgary/. After registering and paying online email your participant roster to the camp organizers ironscout2018@gmail.com. Bethan Vickers – Camp Chief
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Council Commissioner Update – new leadership team for 2017-18

December 6, 2017 Council Commissioner Update I know this is a busy time of year with holiday parties, school breaks, work year ends, and 1000 little things that need to be done right now.  I wanted to just take a moment and give you a quick update from Chinook Council. We have a new leadership team in place to help lead and guide us.  We will use this group’s expertise and others from around the Council to help us with the challenges and opportunities that we face this year.  Let me introduce the new Council Leadership Team for the 2017-18 scouting year.   DCC – Area Support/ Membership Growth; Mike Pitre – grow membership to 8,000 members by end of year DCC – Program Quality; Scott Berry – identify and share best practices for awesome program activities that challenge youth to be leaders DCC – Scouter Development; Steve Wierenga – create a dynamic training framework to support volunteer success DCC – Marketing & Communication; Dave Walker – engage community in such a manner that they feel they are well informed DCC – Events; Paulette Harrison – ensure council events are safe, sustainable and well managed DCC – Volunteer Support; David Feasel – Area & Group Health DCC – Volunteer Support; Ron Shields – Area & Group Health DCC – Volunteer Support; David Forbes – Area & Group Health DCC – Recognition; Trevor Dring DCC – Safety; Stuart Logan DCC – Popcorn; Heather Eeles We have many exciting opportunities to learn and to play this year.  There are indaba’s, area and Council events, and opportunities to get together to network almost every month this year.  Please check the Council’s calendar for an event that may interest you or a fellow scouter. As the fall season comes to a close, I would encourage scouters to conduct a seasonal review with their youth to see what they liked about the fall program and what they would like more of for the winter program.  Once you have completed this please go on to Myscouts.ca and check the box to signify you have completed this Program Quality Seasonal Assessment. We currently have about 600 youth that would like to be scouts but we do not have capacity to place them.  If your group is open and has capacity to take another youth in any section please contact your Area Commissioner or your Area Service Manager [ASM].  Help us make the gift of scouting a reality for these youth. I hope this time of year brings peace and joy to you and your family. David MacDonald Council Commissioner Chinook Council Scouts Canada 403 617 4300 Chinook Council Service Team_Org Chart    
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