Championing Recognition in SWC:
Message from Council Commissioner, Kit Cheng
Thank you for your leadership throughout the current COVID-19 situation. Scouting wouldn't be possible without you.
I recognize there is a lot on your plate already (with the registrations and preparations for the Fall Season) - but there is one thing we will need your help: Recognition. For Shining Waters, we have a dedicated section on our Council Website on recognition:
If you have a youth who achieved the Top Section Award this year (North Star Award, Seeonee Award, Chief Scout's Award, Queen's Venturer Award, and the Canadian Rover Scout Award) - please make sure you record it in myScouts by August 31, 2020. GC & GR have the authority in myScouts to add Top Section Award Recognition for their youth. Refer to the link above for the guide (See "resources" section).
Around early September, we will pull a report of all the Top Section Award records in myScouts - and post them on our Council Website Recognition page. Along with Outstanding Service Awards and Mission Impact, we will send a Council-wide email to congratulate all recipients (it will go to all Scouters, youths, and parents).
To confirm, we know with the situation this year, not all youth had the opportunity to finish all requirements for their Top Section Award - but are in the position to complete in the Fall or when the in-person program resumes. We will update the 2019-20 list continuously during Fall/Winter/as long as required. We will make sure all youths are recognized properly. The August 31 date is meant to be a date we use to pull the 1st version of the report, for the early September email. It's not intended to stop willing youth from finishing their Top Section Award. We will make this fact clear in our congratulation email.
Council Commissioner - Shining Waters Council