Weeklyish Round Up: Disaster Masters, ScoutCon this Week and More!
  • Great 8 Challenge Week 5: Disaster Master
  • What's On for ScoutCon: Week of May 16-22
  • Reminder: Senate Speakers Series TONIGHT
  • Reminder: Council Voting Representatives Nominations Close Soon!
  • Welcome Mandy Chung, Shining Water's New CYC
  • Reminder: First Aid Trainers: Survey Closes May 19th
We Made it to Week 5: Disaster Master!

Check out this week's challenge here:

Please share your adventures on our Facebook discussion page and don't forget to tag us on Instagram @swcscouts

How many survivors have taken the challenge in Shining Waters?

  • Week 1: Far Out Feast! 667 youth participants
  • Week 2: Tarp Troubles: 575 youth participants
  • Week 3: Moose on the Loose: 559 youth participants
  • Week 4: Wayfinder Whiz: 473 youth participants (and counting!)

What's on for ScoutCon: Week of May 16-22 2021

Skills Night: Basic Plant ID & Useful Guides
Monday May 17 2021, 8 pm

You can eat this, but don't touch that! Plants in the wild can provide for us - though sometimes not quite what we expected! Some plants are easily distinguishable, others have many look-a-likes. Let's take a look at some of the common plants that we'd like to find and the ones we'll recognize to avoid. We'll also highlight some guidebooks, apps and websites that are useful in this neck of the woods.

GC & GSS Training: Panel Discussion - Best Practices (All Welcome!)
Tuesday May 18 2021 8 pm

Hosted by a panel of Group Commissioners, join us for an informal conversation about strategies GC have used to generate success within their groups.

Scouter Training: SDG Program Overview - New Goals
Wednesday May 19 2021 8 pm

Scouter's Mug Up
Thursday May 20th 8 pm

Grab your mug and drop-in to join us for an evening chat of tips, tricks and share your experiences. Gather virtually with fellow Section Scouters to explore new resources and discover some great ideas as we Spring into Adventure. Come for it all, or pop in when you can - it's casual!

Reminder: Senate Speaker Series with SWC CYC Jason Gingrich

The Scouts Canada Senate Speaker Series continues with its fourth session in May.
Join Jason Gingrich, Council Youth Commissioner from Shining Waters as he hosts a session on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on Monday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Jason will be by joined Senator Ratna Omidvar, Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard and Senator Marc Gold who will share their extensive experience in progressing values of diversity, equity & inclusion in Canada and internationally.

Thank you to all the youth and Scouters that have attended our previous sessions; we hope you continue to enjoy these events.

As featured Senators will be sharing their personal views in each interview, their opinions will express their own perspectives and are not representative of the Senate of Canada.

Remember to submit your questions through the registration form.
Reminder: Nomination time is here; Deadline Approaching
Would you like to be a Council Voting Representative at Scouts Canada’s Annual General Meeting repping SWC? Or do you know someone who you would like to nominate? Nominations are open until Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
Click on the Nomination Form or FAQ for more details.
Welcome to Shining Waters Council's New CYC, Mandy Chung

We are very excited to announce our new CYC, Mandy Chung. Mandy is a Rover Scout with 5th Unionville and a student at the University of Toronto; she has served in a council role previously as the Area Youth Commissioner of York Headwaters.

Mandy is keen to start her work in the CK3 and we are keen to have her on our K3 and in leading our Council.

Much gratitude goes to Jason Gingrich whose term has come to an end. His contributions to council and our movement have been undeniable. We will be hosting a proper send-off for Jason in the near future and we forward to celebrating his tenure as CYC in person one day soon!

Mandy can be reached at mandy.chung@scouts.ca.
Reminder: Special Survey: First Aid Trainers; Deadline Approaching

If you are a trainer of first aid with an organization other than St. John Ambulance, we'd like to hear from you! We've built a survey to find out more about you.

The survey is to help build a first aid training team for our council. Please do take the time to read and submit your response.

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Have a great time survivin'!

If you need help or have any questions, please reach out to your RM or GSS, or Program Support - programsupport@scouts.ca. Or me, Nicole - nicole.donadio@scouts.ca
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