Weekly Round-Up for April 12, 2020

  • Are You Ready for the Great 8 Challenge?
  • Senate Speaker Series: Tune in Tonight
  • Spring Scout Con: Everything Scouting for Spring and Summer
  • Council Youth Commissioner: Leadership Opportunity
Who is Ready to Take on the Great 8 Challenge?

Join Les Stroud, aka Survivorman, as we embark on this epic eight-week challenge! Starting April 19th, Councils and Sections will be competing for bragging rights, and to accumulate weekly crests to form one ultimate composite crest. And that’s not all. Embark on these adventurous challenges for a chance to win a virtual Section meet-n-greet with the Survivorman himself! Determine your team’s “survivability” by submitting your completed challenges each week. We’ll be tracking your progress and updating The Great 8 Challenge leader-board so you can see who’s on top! The Great 8 Challenge is based on Les Stroud’s new book, Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman.

Tune in each week as Les introduces a new challenge!
Are you ready? It’s going to be an adventure-filled journey – you won’t want to miss it!

Download the Scouter's Guide to the the Great 8 Challenge here. It outlines each of the eight challenges for our sections and everything you will need to complete them while at home or outdoors.

Want to know more? The Program Support Team is hosting another information session on Tuesday April 13th at 9:30 pm. Register today.

And! Each challenge is accompanied with its own Skills Night to help all scouters facilitate each adventure. Check out the schedule.

And one more thing! Check out this Google drive document housing all the ideas Scouters are already sharing with each other. Awesome!

Be sure to share your group or section's challenges with us and make sure to use the hashtag #survivewithLes and tag @scoutscanada (and feel free to tag @swcscouts on Instagram!).
Senate Speaker Series: Tonight

Join Paige Gladwin, Voyageur Council Youth Commissioner, as she hosts a session on Gender Equality on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Paige will be joined by a panel of Senators who are currently working to progress gender equality in Canada.
Senator Jane Cordy (PSG, Nova Scotia)
Senator Yonah Martin (CPC, British Columbia)
Senator Marilou McPhedran (Manitoba)
To attend this session, please register [https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/senate-speaker-series-gender-equality-tickets-147001584697]. Remember to submit your questions through the registration form.

Thank you to all the youth and Scouters that have attended our previous sessions; we hope you continue to enjoy these events.
Spring into Adventure ScoutCon is On Its Way!

Mark your calendars for April 26th, the start of a brand-new ScoutCon featuring over 35 sessions (wow!)

You may enroll in the David Huestis Learning Centre once the schedule has been uploaded (details coming soon).

PLUS: make sure to check out page 3 in the Great 8 Adventure Scouter Guide for a Schedule of Mug Ups and Skills Nights to prime you for the challenges and scouter development sessions geared towards Group Commissioners and Group Support Scouters.
We're Looking for our Next Council Youth Commissioner. Will it be You?

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in SHINING WATERS and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 
If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Youth Commissioner — SHINING WATERS. 

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