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by aaslett
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Outdoor Adventure Skills
Topic: Paddle Canada Courses in 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1364

Paddle Canada Courses in 2018

2nd Peterborough Scout Group (in Ontario) will be offering Paddle Canada ( http://paddlecanada.com/ ) Training for Scouters, Rovers & Venturers in 2018 from May and onwards! We will be offering.... * Intro Lake Canoe (8 hours) * Intro to Canoe Tripping Skills (2 days) To see what we have scheduled,...
by aaslett
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Youth Leadership Development
Topic: "Youth-led"
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

Re: "Youth-led"

You need to have organized functioning Patrols with at least older Youths acting well as Patrol Leaders. One of the best references is this older one from 1958.....
http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/courtofhonour.pdf

Scouter Alan Aslett, 2nd Peterborough
by aaslett
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Youth Leadership Development
Topic: "Youth-led"
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

Re: "Youth-led"

It is also not the 'new' thing it is being made out to be. Those of us who have had Troops using the Patrol System properly, and the Court-of-Honour have always done this.
by aaslett
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Agency Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Agency Awards

If you mean the crest, then the Red Cross Instructor should be able to get it for you.
by aaslett
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Ideas for Growth
Topic: Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??
Replies: 19
Views: 13173

Re: Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??

I think part of it is how much we charge Youth for Membership, a fee that now goes entirely to Ottawa. See http://yates.ca/sc/history/membership_national.htm, particularly the graph titled "Kid Membership & Fee"....
by aaslett
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Ideas for Growth
Topic: Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??
Replies: 19
Views: 13173

Re: Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??

There was no answer from Scouts Canada on Facebook, so I hoped to get one here as this is the official Forum.
by aaslett
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Ideas for Growth
Topic: Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??
Replies: 19
Views: 13173

Scouts Canada Membership over last Five Years ??

Re the Dec.14, 2015 article interviewing past National Youth Commissioner, Kaylee Galipeau at http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2015/12/14/scouts-canada-volunteer-wraps-term - it is a good article supporting Scouts Canada, but towards the end Kaylee is quoted as saying that "Scouts Canada's nation-w...
by aaslett
Wed May 29, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do we do what we do?
Replies: 10
Views: 5763

Re: Why do we do what we do?

Because I enjoy it, and because it is important.
by aaslett
Mon May 27, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada - Petition
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Re: Return to Made in Canada - Petition

I have closed the Petition, and sent a PDF summary to the Board of Governors saying... "Please find attached (PDF) for your consideration the results of my now closed change.org petition asking Scouts Canada to buy uniforms from Canadian Manufacturers..... https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/scou...
by aaslett
Fri May 10, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada - Petition
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Re: Return to Made in Canada - Petition

I'm going to keep this petition up for 3 weeks to see what response it gets. As I said in the Facebook forum there are valid arguments for keeping the status quo, but here I am arguing for a change that I & others believe is better. Please pass along to other Scouts Canada Leaders so there is a good...
by aaslett
Sat May 04, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada - Petition
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Re: Return to Made in Canada - Petition

Sign or don't, each individual's choice, I am going to keep promoting it. I have made four argument points that I consider very valid. As I said to our Area Commissioner, I have been a Professional Engineer since 1980, and I have seen the Manufacturing Sector in Canada deliberately bled away. I beli...
by aaslett
Fri May 03, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada - Petition
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Return to Made in Canada - Petition

Good discussions both pro & con in the previous topic.... here is my Petition....

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ ... e_petition
by aaslett
Wed May 01, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 7740

Re: Return to Made in Canada

My stance is based upon multiple factors.... * It makes no sense economically to haul stuff further around the globe than is needed. If it can be made locally (at least on the same continent) then it should be. This reduces waste of energy. * We need to support local workers and our local economy. *...
by aaslett
Wed May 01, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 7740

Re: Return to Made in Canada

One of those Families do walk-the-walk as far as is possible with regard to buying locally. More than I do, and even I try to buy locally (at least North American) made where possible.
by aaslett
Wed May 01, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Return to Made in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 7740

Return to Made in Canada

Is there enough grass-roots sentiment to lobby for a return to having the Scout Uniforms made in Canada? Would a Membership Survey or perhaps Online Petition be a good tool to see what the consensus is? I know some Families who absolutely will not buy the new Uniform because of the outsourcing, let ...
by aaslett
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: New adult & kid screening rules
Replies: 76
Views: 30937

Re: New adult & kid screening rules

That is my main point, the concept has gone beyond its original intent and morphed into something different.
by aaslett
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: New adult & kid screening rules
Replies: 76
Views: 30937

Re: New adult & kid screening rules

This topic is a little stale now, but I had been thinking of the origins and reasons for 2 Deep Leadership, and finally found the attached from 2002.... I remember in the District/Area I was in then (South Lake Simcoe) that the emphasis was on safety, i.e. do you have enough Leaders to handle an eme...
by aaslett
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Program Review
Topic: SC Program Review Conference in Toronto, Oct.20,21, 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 13626

Re: SC Program Review Conference in Toronto, Oct.20,21, 2012

Good question. Whether real or not, too often the belief is that Surveys are sent out after real decisions have already been made. Certainly a lot of Youth and Leaders believed that of the Uniform Survey.

Looking forward to seeing it :)