Weekly Round-Up: Shining Waters Council
Welcome Back to Scouting Learning Series – Don't Miss Your Chance to Attend One of the Upcoming Webinars!

The "Welcome Back to Scouting" webinars began last week and continue on with more opportunities to attend over this weekend and into next week.

Who are these webinars for?

All Scouters! The information will help you ready for fall programming and includes tons of great information about how to prepare for outdoor programming and carry on safe, great, Scouting adventures while following the Stage 2 Policy and Standard.

Is there additional information available for Group Commissioners?

Yes. In the David Huestis Learning Centre, Group Commissioners will find additional information about preparing your group for the fall session, especially related to safety leadership, risk management and your role as a GC in enabling a quality scouting experience this fall.

Do I have to do any homework?

In a sense. We encourage Scouters to review the course content and videos prior to attending a live webinar so you are able to come prepared to ask questions, and to prepare you with the necessary information and resources you will need to feel confident in providing outdoor programming for our youth.

Can I attend more than one webinar?

Yes, absolutely.

Will there be an opportunity to speak with other Scouters as part of the webinar?

Yes indeed. Each webinar will offer section-specific break-outs, so you'll have the opportunity to discuss the content with scouters who facilitate the same sections that you do.

What are the dates and times of the webinars?

Upcoming webinars are scheduled (all in EST):

  • Friday August 21, 9:30 pm to 11 pm
  • Saturday August 22, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Monday August 24, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • Wednesday August 26, 12 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Friday August 28th, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday August 29, 9 am to 10:30 am

What will the webinars cover?
Agenda items for webinars include:

  • Finding our new Normal
  • Cohorts vs. Patrols
  • Making your meeting run safely
  • Parent Engagement
  • Outdoor and Virtual Activities
  • Meetings
  • Mental health
  • Supporting a Symptomatic Person
  • Questions

Sign up today in the David Huestis Learning Centre
CRM's Corner: Why it's Important to Engage with Parents Right Now

Click on this video to learn the importance of reaching out to parents about the return to Scouting this fall.

While all parents and Scouters received emails directly from Scouts Canada last week about the return to scouting, it's ideal for us to reach out as section Scouters to parents and caregivers, too.

Don't underestimate how important it is to parents and caregivers to hear from familiar voices about our plans and readiness for the falls. This is an awesome opportunity to answer questions and fill parents and caregivers in on local plans for return to scouting and to let them know that Scouters are preparing for the fall through specialized training in preparation for a safe re-opening of in-person program.

Thanks for everything you do to offer great, safe, Scouting adventures.

Nicole Donadio, CRM, Shining Waters Council
Did Someone Say Scouts Coffee?

Yes! We did say Scouts Coffee!

Are you as pumped as we are to hear about our brand-new fundraiser this fall through Equator Coffee Roasters, a Canadian, fair-trade, organic company?

Are you also excited to find out the return is 35% back to your group? With all products shipped directly to your customers?


Do you want to know more about this fundraising initiative that also gives supports No One Left Behind?

Express your interest by registering to join our FAQ Session which will be taking place on September 4 at 1 PM (EST)! This will be a great opportunity for you to receive more details about this brand-new Scout Coffee campaign and also ask any questions that you may have. You can also send your questions in advance to giving@scouts.ca.
The fundraiser takes place from October 12 to November 15, so mark your calendars today, shine up your coffee pot, and prepare for a coffee-lover's dream of a fundraiser to begin.
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