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Safety Starts with Scouts: Scouters Five for Safety

Sharing our safety experiences is key to building a strong safety culture and ensuring all of our members go home safe from their Scouting adventure. The Safe Scouting Team has prepared the attached summary of recent incidents to help build our overall awareness of what is happening at Scouts Canada. These include safety tips you can use with your youth to make for more great, safe Scouting programs.
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Upcoming Events

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Scouter DoE Advisor Training – Extending the Adventure / Training is easy, free and available in Chinook

Scouter DoE Award Advisors Needed: the Canadian Path program has fully integrated the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The DoE program is the world’s leading achievement award for young people recognized internationally and held in high esteem by prospective employers. It’s a balanced program of activities that works with Scouting to develop the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction and team working. Much like Scouting – it encourages young people to live life as an adventure – and helps retain them in Scouts and Venturer programs. With the help of our local DoE Award partners, we are offering Active Scouters training to become DoE Advisors that will enable groups to offer DoE programs within their Scouting program. Training is easy, free and available in Chinook. Four training options (only one required) Friday, May 19th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Tuesday, May 30th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Thursday, June 1st 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Tuesday, June 6th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Click on the link below to register. https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Prairies/
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Tent Competition – Calgary Scout Shop – December 2, 2017

Register for a chance to win a set of four (4) OSPREY day packs! Open to registered, active Scouts (ages 11-14). Leaders, register for free your team of four Scout youth. Competition on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:30 am at the Calgary Scout Shop – Gibson Room, 2140 Brownsea Drive NW. Groups can register more than one team. The competition has each team setting up, tearing down, and putting away (properly) a tent. Fastest time wins. Care of equipment is also important. In the event of a tie the two teams will square off with setting up, tearing down, and putting away (properly) a different tent. The fastest time will break the tie. Contest limited to 30 teams. To register your team go to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Prairies/. Sign in or create your account. Go to ‘Events’, scroll down and select ‘Tent Setting Up Competition – Dec 2’. You’ll be prompted to enter your group name/number and the first/last name of each youth. Contact Leslie at prairies@scouts.ca or 403-283-4993 x1 if you have questions about registration.
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Backpacking Gear Demo – Calgary Scout Shop – Saturday, November 25, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn what to pack in a backpack? Do you need advice on how to pack for an overnight or multi-day hike? Do you know what kinds of food dehydrate and re-hydrate better? We are hosting a free seminar on the ins and outs of how to pack a backpack and what to bring. We will also be talking about what kinds of foods to bring and some ideas on how to cook them, as well as talking about the gear you might need. Participants will receive a 15% off coupon for the Calgary Scout Shop. Where: Gibson Meeting Room, 2140 Brownsea Drive NW, upper level next to the Scout Shop When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 What: Wear your necker (no uniform), bring a notepad and pen/pencil, bring a bag lunch as we’ll stop for a 35-45 minute lunch break To register go to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Prairies/. Sign in or create your account. Go to ‘Events’, scroll down and select ‘Backpacing Gear Demo – Nov 25’. Questions about registration, contact Leslie at prairies@scouts.ca or 403-283-4993 x1.
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