Scouting in Canada
Mon, 12 Oct 1992 20:34:36 PDT
I posted some infomation on Scouting in Canada. I was going to post the
back side of the pamplet. But, I came across this posting from a Scouter
in Canada on Fidonet. I will post it instead.
From: Patrick De Gagne
> Could you please define these groups. I can guess what Wolf
> Cub's and Scouts are but could you tell me about the rest.
Well, Beavers are the youngest members of Scouting. They're being
introduced to the movement thru games and fun. Their Moto is "Sharing
Sharing Sharing". Adult members take care of all the work and they (as far
as my comitee is concerned) go on 2 camps per year. Indoors in cabins and
daddy has to come.
Wolf Cubs 8-10
Our Cubs aren't subdivised like in the US. Cubs still play quite a bit,
but most of their games are oriented towards instruction. Their moto is
"Do your best" and it's what is expected of them. Adult supervision is
still there, but quite relaxed from Beavers. They camp more often, but
again only in cabins, and adults take care of most of the stuff like
cooking. They learn quite a bit of "scouting"" stuff.
Scouts 11-14 (with option to continue until 16)
Scouts are "big boys" now. Most of their activities are geared towards
badge work, instruction and camps. They still play, but not much. They
camp quite often and (our troop) it's allways in tents, no indoor camps.
Of course they take care of a lot of camp details, like cooking and set up
The real stuff! A Venturer Company is run just like a company. The adult
leader is an Advisor, and does just that... he advises. The Company is a
group of about 5-10 teens (co-ed), they have a President, a Vice-Prez, A
Secretary, a Treasurer and a Quartermaster. Their Moto is "Challenge", and
their meetings are run like a board of director's. They do all their
planing themselves, they plan trips, camps, fund raisers, social events...
the advisor is there to help them out should they need it (and to make sure
they stay out of trouble!).
The oldest members of Scouting (not counting leaders of course!). Their
Moto is "Service" and basically they're giving back to the community.
They're all adults and their main goal is to help others out. For example,
last weekend at the District Camp, they organised some of the activities,
and were in charge of the Saturday evening cookout. They also go on major
outings and do those things most of us just dream of. :)
There we go! Hope this helped!
If you want more info on specific programs, just ask, I'm a Scouter and
next september will be a Venturer Advisor. Randy Neufeld is a Venturer
Advisor. I'm sure every level of Scouting is represented by Canadian users.
* Origin: Scouting Online BBS - Pierrefonds, Quebec Canada. (1:167/155)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City