December 2019

Chinook Council Newsletter
Scout Groups
selling Christmas Trees

Please consider purchasing
your Christmas tree from a
local Scout Group.

Click on the link below for a list of groups, locations, and days/times.

Scouter Bob Schwartzenberger received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers on October 31st. This medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians in a wide range of fields.The medal was presented by Her Honour,
The Honorable Lois E. Mitchell.

Offer Of Service (OOS)

If you would like to bring your winter camping skills and be part of the event team contact James Tucker at jimscouter@gmail.com .
Senator Buchanan Winter Challenge Camp & Klondike Derby 2020
Chinook Council's premiere cold weather and winter camping event for Scouts, Vents, Rovers, and Scouters to learn and share winter camping knowledge.
$45 per person

Camp Dates
Feb 14-16 Base Camp & Klondike Derby
Feb 13-16 Expedition 1
Feb 12-16 Expedition 2

Please read to understand the new Adventure Standards and contact your Scouting Relationship Manager (SRM) or Group Support Scouter (GSS) if you have any questions.
Update to third party waivers, indemnification and hold harmless agreements
Per the Fall Edition of The Woggle , parents are now able to sign third-party waivers on behalf of themselves and their youth. This means more exciting adventures are open to groups!



We're excited to announce
Debbie Sahara (AKA Mama Tracker) as the new Camp Ranger for Camp Woods starting November 18th.

Debbie has been the summer camp cook at Camp Impeesa since 2013 and took on the additional duties of supporting the camp as a caretaker this past Spring and Fall.
As many Scouters from the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints complete their involvement with Scouts Canada, they have been recognized
for their many years of work
with the youth. Thank you!

LDS Scouters and Scouts will transition to a Church program after December 31, 2019.

Scout Con 2020
"The Return of the Scout Con"
January 18, 2020

It's that time again to dust off your board games, use your wits, and assemble a team of four to pull off the Heist of the Century!

Open to all ages. Don't miss out on this popular annual event.

Clean-up at Camp Woods in mid-December
Can you help? Contact Debbie/Mama Tracker at debbie.sahara@scouts.ca for more information. Lots of heavy lifting, no unattended youth, older Vents, Rovers, and Scouters. Thank you!
Important to note:
  • New Adventure Application Form to replace the Camping and Outdoor Activity Application (COAA).
  • Adventure Application Forms should be submitted through ScoutsTracker or to chinook.adventures@scouts.ca.
  • Chinook Council Calendar of events and training
  • All groups must submit an annual financial statement together with group inventory (Quartermaster) report to the Council by November 30, 2019 for the 2018-19 Scouting year. Prior to submission, the financial statement will have been subject to an impartial third party review by two individuals who have not been involved in the group financial accounting and reporting. Questions or concerns can be directed to 403-283-4993 x 243 or doug.smith@scouts.ca. Send both reports to prairies@scouts.ca.
  • Requests for a Certificate of Insurance (COI) must be sent to WestCOI@scouts.ca. Verify the COI needed: generic or where the other organization is specifically named on the COI. Send a copy of the agreement with your request if the COI needs to be specifically named.
Promoting Positive Behaviour & Managing Challenging Situations


If you have concerns about the welfare of youth, immediately seek advice from the Safe Scouting Team by calling 1-800-339-6643 for urgent matters or by emailing safety@scouts.ca.
First Aid Training

We encourage Scouters/Leaders to get their First Aid certification depending on the needs
of the group and your role.
Standard First Aid, WRFA, AWRFA

Some volunteers receive training through their work or individuals/groups can arrange training with organizations such as:

Did you know?
Calgary Public Library (CPL) Online

You can access Lynda.com for free through the CPL with your library card. Learn new skills or build on existing skills.

Find out more at
Calgary Scout Shop
403-283-7060
Black Friday Sales* Nov 29-Dec 1
Volt 60 and 75 litre packs - 50% off
Ace 38 - 50% off
3 legged stool - 50% off
Polaris compass - 50% off
Camper CCR Airrest DC lite - 45% off
Quick set cot - 40% off
Directors chairs - 50% off
Camp chair - 40% off
Base camp quad chair - 50% off

*Some items are in-store sales only. Check with staff for details
Curvy highback chair - 50% off
Curvy lowride chair - 50% off
Campelona chair - 50% off
December Specials
Atmos 65 and 50 litre packs, all colours - 20% off
All Jetboil stoves and accessories - 20% off
Hothands hand and foot warmers - 10% off
All first aid kits - 10% off
thermarest Prolite - 20% off

All stuffies 10% off. Great stocking stuffers!
Paracord bracelet with compass - 10% off
GSI cook sets, backpacker mugs, java presses, Dualist and Soloist - 20% off
Hotcore Genesis sleeping bag - 20% off
Gear packages to start the
year off right. In-store or
phone orders only.
Until December 31st, 2019.
Calgary Scout Shop - 2140 Brownsea Drive NW
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM / Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Sunday 10:0 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed all statutory holidays