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by scouterjohn
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Outdoor Adventure Skills
Topic: make winter gear
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Re: make winter gear

by scouterjohn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Outdoor Adventure Skills
Topic: make winter gear
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

make winter gear

Winter Skills 2.11 says "I have made a piece of simple winter gear or clothing" and Winter Skills 3.14 says "In addition to previous stages, I have made a piece of winter gear or clothing." I need some ideas for something that Scouts can make at a meeting. Other than cardboard with slits passing as ...
by scouterjohn
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Names for Signature Section Awards.
Replies: 3
Views: 2150

Re: Names for Signature Section Awards.

I like your suggestions very much for all of your very sound reasons. How about a nice badge something like the current ones to wear while you’re still participating in the section in which you earned the award. And then a link badge sized badge to wear instead of the link badge when you move to mor...
by scouterjohn
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: toss out the rules and make it safer
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

toss out the rules and make it safer

An interesting article in a recent National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/when-one-new-zealand-school-tossed-its-playground-rules-and-let-students-risk-injury-the-results-surprised/ Before Scouts Canada goes any further down the road of bubble wrap safety rules for kids somebody shou...
by scouterjohn
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Girl Guides try new look to attract recruits
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Girl Guides try new look to attract recruits

Published in the Globe and Mail Wednesday October 26. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/girl-guides-try-new-look-to-attract-recruits/article4570810/?cmpid=rss1 I guess since a new uniform boosted Scouts Canada membership so much, the Guides will try it too. I wonder if they got their new ...
by scouterjohn
Sat May 12, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: CCJ - Is it really Scouting?
Replies: 50
Views: 10668

Re: CCJ - Is it really Scouting?

but I seem to remember it being canceled one year due to lack of registrations. Alan Be careful with the acronym. There are 2 "CCJ"s. The first was the Central Canada Jamboree in 2005 for Scouts. This was one of 3 regional jamborees in 2005 meant to push the date of the next CJ to 2007, the centenn...
by scouterjohn
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 10762

Re: Badge placement

Angus Bickerton wrote:
Anybody ever learned what the pocket on the sleeve is for?
My Venturers refer to it as "the condom pocket".
by scouterjohn
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACTION PLAN UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: ACTION PLAN UPDATE

You can find the whole story at http://sparkmarketing.ca/scouts/
by scouterjohn
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 10762

Re: Badge placement

Speaking of the WOSM crest - does it have the stars on the right and left petals of the fleur-de-lis?

It would be a shame if we couldn't even get that correct :(
by scouterjohn
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Mistassibi River Canoe Trip - Merrickville Venturers
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: Mistassibi River Canoe Trip - Merrickville Venturers

All that fun and you didn't invite us :(

John
by scouterjohn
Mon May 09, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: HELLO BEAVER COLONIES!
Replies: 12
Views: 4880

Re: HELLO BEAVER COLONIES!

The new Beaver program may arrive by September but nothing says you need to implement it immediately. Why not plan your program now for September through Christmas (sorry - winter solstice non-denominational seasonal holiday) and give yourself some time to get familiar with the new program. You can ...
by scouterjohn
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Letter of the Day
Replies: 22
Views: 7379

Letter of the Day

Please have a look at Scouter Liam's "letter of the day" from the Winnipeg Free Press.

http://tinyurl.com/4tulrxd

It is both eloquent and factual.

John
by scouterjohn
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canoe registration now required?
Replies: 5
Views: 3617

Re: Canoe registration now required?

Seems like the government got the message and has dropped this nonsense. See: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/955727--ottawa-sinks-confusing-boat-regulations "Ottawa sinks confusing boat regulations Transport Minister Chuck Strahl has deep-sixed confusing regulations that had some boat an...
by scouterjohn
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Uniform news?
Replies: 57
Views: 16129

Re: Uniform news?

In a recent search for models the date March 25 was cited as the unveiling.
by scouterjohn
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nova Scotia Council
Replies: 63
Views: 29872

Re: Nova Scotia Council

Ted wrote ...
the members have been effectively disenfranchised
Ted

Have you looked at the form we all completed last fall? We're "participants", not "members". Ya can't disenfranchise "participants".

John
by scouterjohn
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ontario passes Child Activity Tax Credit
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: Ontario passes Child Activity Tax Credit

In past years we have issued receipts for the entire amount of the registration fee since it all goes out the door as soon as we collect it -- to pay National, Council and the School Board. We also create receipts for the program portion of our summer week-long Scout camp. This is easy when we go to...
by scouterjohn
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ontario passes Child Activity Tax Credit
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: Ontario passes Child Activity Tax Credit

And wouldn't it be great if the membership management system could be used by the group registrar to print a set of tax receipts for each youth. All the information is there except the amount but that could be entered once when requesting the receipts since it is probably the same for each youth. Sa...
by scouterjohn
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration charts
Replies: 27
Views: 7717

Re: Registration charts

As a result of losing so many support staff, the membership levels were taken down even further. ... The staff were [sic] key to the operations within Scouting. Wow, it must be a different planet in Tri-Shores. To attribute the decline in membership to the loss of support staff is mind-boggling. Th...
by scouterjohn
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National AGM
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: National AGM

>"Anyone present is welcome to a full set of the financial documents".

A full set is available the following url:

http://scouteh.ca/2010/Scouts_Canada_finances_2010.pdf
by scouterjohn
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copy of 2010 national annual report
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Copy of 2010 national annual report

From the hard copy ... Census Beaver Scout 23,251 Cub Scout 25,334 Scout 15,205 Venturer Scout 5,295 Rover Scout 794 SCOUTSabout 4,963 Extreme Adventure 310 Schools and Scouting 1,855 Other 462 Total Youth Membership 77,469 Volunteers 23,280 Employees 300 Total Membership 101,049 Hope my transcribin...