Scouting Stuff You Should Know

Scouting Stuff You Should Know

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Everything you should know about #Scouting in #Canada, and occasionally other places.
Episode 72 - Scouting During the Great War
A look at the roles that Scouts played on the domestic front during the First World War. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
47:57
November 14, 2018
Scouting Five 051 - Week of November 5, 2018
Girl Scouts roadside tragedy, Girl Scouts suing the Boy Scouts...and Scouts and Guides celebrate what they have in common. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
05:33
November 7, 2018
Episode 71 - #Rovers100
Rover Scouting celebrates its 100th year in 2018. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
1:00:48
November 2, 2018
Scouting Five 050 - Week of October 29, 2018
Girl Scouts get hacked, Scouting for Food kicks off for another year...and another Scout trailer gets stolen. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:44
November 1, 2018
Episode 70 - Group Financial Troubles
Groups do sometimes fall into financial difficulties. How do sections continue to deliver a good program while the group struggles? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
56:22
October 17, 2018
Scouting Five 048 - Week of October 15, 2018
Scouts flock to Fort Knox, and welcome veterans home as well. But unfortunately, one Scout won't be coming home from a hiking expedition. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
05:51
October 16, 2018
Scouting Five 047 - Week of October 8, 2018
Registration feasts and famines, vandalism against a Scout Group's bus...and it's popcorn sale season. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:46
October 11, 2018
Episode 69 - Investiture
It's a big deal. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
1:01:21
October 5, 2018
Scouting Five 046 - Week of October 1, 2018
Sad news from the Boy Scouts of America, bottle drive fundraisers aplenty...and Girl Scouts in Indiana host a recruitment fair. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:56
October 4, 2018
Scouting Five 045 - Week of September 24, 2018
Boy Scouts help out before and after Florence, Scouts hike to Berg Lake...and Girl Scouts celebrate Spirit Week. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
08:48
September 27, 2018
Episode 68 - Interview With a Cub Scout
The one in which Scouter Ken's daughter joins the podcast for an episode, and we end up talking about her experiences in Cub Scouts. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
41:44
September 19, 2018
Scouting Five 044 - Week of September 17, 2018
A new museum at Philmont, seventy-five years of Scouting service...and a Scout Group in England buys its own woodland. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:28
September 18, 2018
Scouting Five 043 - Week of September 10, 2018
Scouts and Girl Scouts host open houses and registration drives, Girl Scouts in Illinois go mobile...and a Scout Troop in Scotland gets a second chance. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
08:43
September 12, 2018
Episode 67 - Meet the Parents
It's time to kick off another year of Scouting. Make sure to get the parents of the youth involved from the very start. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
51:28
September 5, 2018
Scouting Five 042 - Week of August 27, 2018
Scouters who abuse, deaf Scouts make us proud, Sea Scouts get funding...and Afghan Scouts could use some too. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
08:28
August 28, 2018
Scouting Five 041 - Week of August 20, 2018
New Girl Scout cookies, a Rover Scout film festival, Scouts ascend Kilimanjaro...and do YOU want to become a MedVent? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
10:07
August 22, 2018
Episode 66 - The LDS Exit
We take a look at the recent decision by the LDS church to disengage from Scouting in North America, and suggest that community groups prepare to bring on board youth from LDS groups. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
53:33
August 1, 2018
Scouting Five 040 - Week of July 30, 2018
Camp upgrades in Canada, Girl Scouts and girl power, a rafting trip rescue...and some Scouts get booted from a Jamborette for drug use. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:51
July 31, 2018
Scouting Five 039 - Week of July 23, 2018
Scouts in Newfoundland and England enjoy hiking, Cub Scout competition camps...and Czech Scouts stand up against totalitarianism. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
03:42
July 25, 2018
Episode 65 - Discussion Over Instruction
It can't always be about teaching qua teaching. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
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July 19, 2018
Scouting Five 038 - Week of July 16, 2018
Girl Scouts release a music video, Boy Scouts help motorcycle crash victims, Scouts Canada bids farewell to a Scouter...and there's a Jamborette going on in Scotland right now. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:26
July 17, 2018
Scouting Five 037 - Week of July 9, 2018
Philmont closes all backcountry activities, a Scouting museum on the move, the need for new volunteers...and have you heard of the Brisbane Gang Show? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
09:13
July 11, 2018
Episode 64 - It's Popcorn Time Again...Again!
Popcorn sales for the 2018-2019 Scouting season won't start for a few months, but Groups should begin preparing now. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
51:36
July 5, 2018
Scouting Five 036 - Week of July 2, 2018
Cleaning up trash, cycling across America, Girl Scouts take to the skies...and it's always great to see Scouting groups grow. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:45
July 4, 2018
Scouting Five 035 - Week of June 26, 2018
Scout and Guide awards, fundraising and government funding...and tragedy strikes a Scout Camp in Georgia. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
08:52
June 27, 2018
Episode 63 - All Over the Map
What starts as a discussion about recent policy and name changes in Boy Scouts of America soon ends up ranging over many other topics. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
1:11:12
June 27, 2018
Scouting Five 034 - Week of June 18, 2018
Camps, camps, and more camps, a high houour for a long-time Scouting volunteer...and who wouldn't want to play Backcountry Bingo? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:58
June 20, 2018
Scouting Five 033 - Week of June 11, 2018
A Beaveree in Newfoundland, Scouts launch a satellite...and a somber remembrance of a tornado that struck ten years ago. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:20
June 14, 2018
Episode 62 - First Aid Planning & Training Drills
With special guests from the Northern Lights Medical Venturers! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
52:45
June 7, 2018
Scouting Five 032 - Week of June 4, 2018
Philmont closes due to fire, Scouts stranded on Mount Baker...and once again, Scout groups need volunteers. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:56
June 7, 2018
Scouting Five 031 - Week of May 28, 2018
STEM Scouting goes to Mars, Scouts explore different faith traditions...and, unfortunately, one young man won't be going home again. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
08:13
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 030 - Week of May 21, 2018
A Scouter goes cycling to raise funds, a climbing wall gets stolen (and then recovered)...and a few more Scouts join the “Every Badge” club. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
06:07
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 029 - Week of May 14, 2018
The Scouts rebrand in the UK, a Boy Scouts maxes out on badges, Girl Scouts lose a court case...and two Scouts meet up with a journalist in India. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:34
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 028 - Week of May 7, 2018
Boy Scouts change names (sort of), Mormons cut ties...and Cub Scouts go for a bike ride. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
09:30
May 30, 2018
Episode 61 - Tinders
A discussion of tinders — natural and artificial — and their relative effectiveness. No swiping required! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
44:20
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 027 - Week of April 23, 2018
Thousands of girls joining Boy Scouts, Anzac and St. George's Day celebrations...and can Scouts help youth from poorer families during the summer months? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:26
May 30, 2018
Episode 60 - All About Neckers
Who knew the humble Scout neckerchief had such rich history and cool traditions associated with it? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
1:01:47
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 026 - Week of April 9, 2018
BSA's first female Council president, Girl Scouts on the move, Kub Kar Rallies and Pinewood Derbies...and Logan Blythe isn't ready to return to Scouting. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
04:49
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 025 - Week of April 2, 2018
Scouts make a return in Iraq, fire fighters help replace Girl Scout cookies, Venturers inspire generosity...and an Australian Scout Group suffers an equipment theft. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:01
May 30, 2018
Episode 59 - Inclusive Advancement
Scouting is — or should be — open to all, but not everyone can advance through the program in the same way. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
59:33
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 024 - Week of March 26, 2018
Scouts in the UK pay for discrimination, Boy Scouts benefit from purse sales, Girl Scouts fend off a forged bill...and where do we get the term “mug up” from, anyway? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
07:24
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 023 - Week of March 19, 2018
A Boy Scout's struggle in Utah, pay it forward with Girl Scout cookies, food and toy drives continue...and in Africa, youth unite through Scouting. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
05:38
May 30, 2018
Scouting Five 022 - Week of March 12, 2018
Attempted robbery from Girl Scouts, lots of Scouting food drives and vehicle rallies...and the Scouts Association in the UK is considering moving away from the Fleur-de-Lis. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Full show notes available at scoutingstuffpodcast.com.
05:48
May 30, 2018
Episode 57 - The Summit Site and Jamborees
Brian rejoins us to talk about the Summit Bechtel Reserve, Boy Scouts of America's newest high adventure base. This facility, funded my a multi-million dollar grant from a number of major corporations, was the site of BSA's 2017 National Jamboree, and will also be the site of the 2019 24th World Scouts Jamboree, which is being co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Boy Scouts of America, and Asociación de Scouts de México.
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March 7, 2018
Scouting Five 021 - Week of March 5, 2018
Challenging winter Scouting, Girl Scouts do cyber security, a century for Scottish Scouts...and which states minted the most new Eagle Scouts last year? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Scouts show off their su
05:49
March 6, 2018
Scouting Five 020 - Week of February 26, 2018
Looking back on Scout-Guide Week, membership and volunteerism struggles, patriotic Scouts, activity days...and flavoured coffee. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Scouts Canada celebrates f
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February 28, 2018
Episode 56 - Discussions From Funarama
A series of interviews with youth who attended Funarama, a Cub Scout camp held recently in Wainwright, Alberta. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Whilst at Funarama recently, Ken recorded a few int
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February 23, 2018
Scouting Five 019 - Week of February 19, 2018
Scout camp upgrades, groups in crisis, Girl Scout cookie sales...and hey, it's Scout-Guide Week this week. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Original cabins at Camp Attawandaron were built
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February 21, 2018
Scouting Five 018 - Week of February 12, 2018
STEM Scouts in New Jersey, enterprising (and famous!) Girl Guides, and a new Scout Center in Denver. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories STEM Scouts, New National Pilot
05:06
February 13, 2018
Episode 55 - iScout
Developers and players of iScout, an online and offline challenge for Scouts around the world, join us to talk about the game. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics This week, we are joined by Mark and Niels, two of the developers of
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February 8, 2018
Scouting Five 017 - Week of February 5, 2018
Scouts on the march and behind the scenes, continuous campfires and flag retirements, digital cookie sales...and some chilly Alberta Cub and Scout weekend camps. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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February 6, 2018
Scouting Five 016 - Week of January 29, 2018
Scout competition camps, a new Girl Scouts CEO in Indiana, ski resorts snowed-in...and a noteworthy honours bestowed on young Scouts. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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January 29, 2018
Episode 54 - Regan’s Guiding Light
There's a new Guiding podcast launching next month, and we invited its host on to talk a bit about her involvement with Guides, and why she's gotten into podcasting. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Regan Coyne, who has graced the podcast with her presence a few
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January 25, 2018
Scouting Five 015 - Week of January 18, 2018
Gear losses (to both theft and fire), Girl Scouts give to charity...and a variety of ways to fundraise. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Girl Scouts D
05:51
January 16, 2018
Episode 53 - Setting Up a JOTA/JOTI Camp
In addition to doing a brief “State of the Podcast” to kick off 2018, we discuss how to prepare for a camp focused on JOTA/JOTI. Now isn't a bad time to begin preparing! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Ken and Colin discuss the state of the
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January 10, 2018
Scouting Five 014 - Week of January 8, 2018
Girls join the Boy Scouts, a Wales town council comes under fire for cutting Scout funding...and the Girl Scouts set a record for dunking cookies. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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January 9, 2018
Scouting Five 013 - Week of December 25, 2017
Collecting donations of clothing and food, new Eagle Scouts and Eagle Scout projects, high-tech Girl Scouts...and fundraising for the 2019 World Jamboree. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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December 30, 2017
Scouting Five 012 - Week of December 18th, 2017
Food drives, gift boxes, Advent services, anniversaries, and Christmas cheer...and a reminder not to bring your Scout knife with you to school. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Scouts
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December 20, 2017
Scouting Five 011 - Week of December 11, 2017
Helping the needy, wrapping presents, and selling trees...Scouts and Girl Scouts are busy as Christmas approaches! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories The 9th Fort McMurray Scout Group joined in the Fort M
05:17
December 11, 2017
Episode 52 - Bring Your Own
Another look at Scouts Canada’s Personal Achievement Badges, and other crests as well. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Ken and Colin re-open the discussion about Scouts Canada's new Personal Achievement Badges, w
40:51
December 8, 2017
Scouting Five 010 - Week of December 4, 2017
Buddhist Scouts, emergency preparedness, Distinguished Citizens, and free Parks Canada admission next year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Fir
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December 5, 2017
Scouting Five 009 - Week of November 27, 2017
Scouts selling Christmas trees, a new Cub Pack, pushback over female Boy Scouts...and an award for Scouts who learned to ring church bells. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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November 27, 2017
Episode 51 - Cub Scouts Done Differently
Scouter Nancy joins us to discuss differences between the Cub Scouts programs in Canada and the United States, and what impacts allowing girls to join will have on her Cub Pack. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics This week's epsiode was actually recorded back in October, while Ken
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November 22, 2017
Scouting Five 008 - Week of November 20, 2017
More Scout-led charity drives, Girl Scouts sing and run, Scout leaders switching on Christmas lights...and continued controversy over a recent BSA decision. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories The 26th St Peters WhiteTail Beavers, in Edmonton, Canada, have
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November 20, 2017
Scouting Five 007 - Week of November 13th, 2017
Honouring veterans and the fallen in war, a 70-year mystery solved, Google's robotics grant...and Scouting, always Scouting for Food. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories It was Remembrance Day this past weekend — Veteran's Day in the United Stat
05:10
November 13, 2017
Episode 50 - Looking Back
We take a brief look back at how Scouting has changed in Canada over the last few decades, and then discuss our own Scouting memories. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics To celebrate that it's the fiftieth episode of the podcast, Ken and Colin invi
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November 8, 2017
Scouting Five 006 - Week of November 6th, 2017
Celebrating shared traditions, Girl Scouts keeping a camp, science exhibits and tree planting...and a Scout-themed wedding blessing. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Sc
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November 7, 2017
Scouting Five 005 - Week of October 30th, 2017
Scouting hall fundraisers, little free pantries, cleaning up tombstones...and three record-setting Eagle Scouts. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Scout group show off their hall after raisin
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October 30, 2017
Episode 49 - Of JOTI and Boy Scouts
A wide-ranging discussion of JOTI and online chat, the Boy Scouts of America and female Scouts, and other topics. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Justin Dawson of Scouting Radio joins us this week; we held a lengthy Skype call while I was
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October 25, 2017
Scouting Five 004 - Week of October 23rd, 2017
Kicked out from a Cub Pack, vetoed budgets, butterflies at Girl Scout Camps, food drives...and, of course, JOTA-JOTI. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Boy kicked out of
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October 23, 2017
Scouting Five 003.5 - Week of October 16th, 2017
Girls can join the Boy Scouts of America, Army truck transports, bouncing back from bullying, and a long walk for charity. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Our previous attempt at uploading this episode suffered from some encoding issues; the episode was a mere 18 seconds long. We've re
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October 16, 2017
Episode 48 - Perspective Shift
How has your exposure to Scouts from other countries influenced your worldview? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topics Before we dive into the meat of the topic, Ken and Colin take a quick look at the state of the podcast, and note that Scouting Stuff
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October 11, 2017
Scouting Five 002 - Week of October 9, 2017
Submarine sleepovers, cemetery refurbishments, Scouting building character, and area-wide events. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories Bookings for sleepovers at the Royal Navy Submarine museum in 2019 now open! Contact daniel.ball@nmrn.org.uk for details!
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October 10, 2017
Scouting Five 001 - Week of October 2, 2017
Boy Scout benefit concerts and fire fighters, Girl Scout events and camp closures, lawsuits, vehicular attacks, enrolment struggles...and beer as a fundraiser. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher News Stories
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October 3, 2017
Episode 47 - How To/Not To Get Lost
There are a lot of neat natural ways to find your direction of travel, assess the weather, and whatnot. Hopefully, you never end up lost! But if you do...what is the best thing to do? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Follow-Up From Previous Episode Listener danteplay sent in h
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September 27, 2017
Episode 46 - Scouting/Life Balance for Scouters
What are some strategies to keep Scouters — and youth, for that matter — from burning out on Scouting? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Follow-Up From Previous Episode Scouter Colin — not our Colin; a different one — writes: On your podcast y
1:10:55
September 13, 2017
Episode 45 - It’s Popcorn Time Again!
We discuss Scouts Canada's revamped popcorn fundraiser program, which has been given a Canadian Path makeover this year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Scouters Mike and Carolyn, both from Battlefields Council in Ontario, jo
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August 31, 2017
Encore Presentation: Leader Communication
This is an encore presentation of Episode 8: Effectively leading a Scout group, at any age level, means having good communication between the leaders. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic(s) This week, Ken&#
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August 17, 2017
Episode 44 - Helping Scouts Get Comfortable With Camping
Some youth are gung-ho to get out and sleep overnight in the outdoors. Others, however, have a very different reaction. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss an old — but still relevant —
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August 2, 2017
Episode 43 - Canadian Jamboree Memories
A few stories and memories from the 1997 Canadian Jamboree. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This episode was done on the fly by Ken, after a) none of the Scout groups who had offered to possibly submit recordings from the recently-concluded 2017 Canad
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July 19, 2017
Episode 42 - Be Prepared?
Why is “Be Prepared” the Scout motto? What does it even mean? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss the podcast's new logo, and Canada Day as well, before exploring the Scout Motto: Be Prep
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July 5, 2017
Episode 41 - Camping With Beaver Scouts
It's no longer a requirement that parents accompany Beaver Scouts on camps and other overnight excursions! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken is rejoined by Hawkeye to talk about how taking Beaver Scouts (the youngest sectio
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June 21, 2017
Episode 40 - Cubs Can’t Use Knives…and Other Myths
We take a look at a few different myths and misconceptions about Scouts and Scouting in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic(s) Ken is joined again by Regan, the Area Support Mana
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June 7, 2017
Episode 39A - Not Quite Live from Cuboree
Ken and his daughter Ella (a Cub Scout) take a few minutes to discuss their first Cuboree experience.  The Beaver Hills/Rivers Edge Cuboree (a mini-Jamboree for Cub Scouts) is held annually in Edmonton, Canada; this year, the venue was a field/forested area attached to CFB Edmonton. Over 200 youth, plus numerous Scouters and Offers Of Service, were in attendance. 
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May 28, 2017
Episode 39 - Rovering the Canadian Path
We take a look — with a guest! — at the changes to the Rover Scouts program under the Canadian Path. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic(s) Alec (a
50:47
May 24, 2017
Episode 38 - Taking a Walk
A short episode full of musings about various topics. An opportunity to test portable recording gear for future use. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This episode — a short collection of musings about the Respect in Sport training that Scouts Canada is n
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May 10, 2017
Episode 37 - Reviewing Beaver Scouts on the Canadian Path
We take a look at how the Beaver Scouts program has changed under the Canadian Path program. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic Ken is joined by a couple of Scouters from his Beaver Colony — Echo
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April 26, 2017
Episode 36 - Group Growth (and State of the Podcast)
Scouts Canada has seen steady growth in membership, so we ask: how can you — yes, you — foster group growth? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) State of the Podcast It turns out that Scouting Stuff is doing rather well on the iT
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April 12, 2017
Episode 35 - Tent Care
How to care for your tent...or your Scout group's tent, as the case may be. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss how to care for a tent, and why it's impo
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March 29, 2017
Rebroadcast: Episode 34 - Camp Impeesa
Let's learn a little bit about the history and operations of one of the most amazing Scout Camps in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This is an encore presentation of last week's episode; we published the audio for Episode 33 by mistake, and although we corrected this
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March 22, 2017
Episode 34 - Camp Impeesa (For Real This Time)
Let's learn a little bit about the history and operations of one of the most amazing Scout Camps in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Mark Little, the Council Commissioner for
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March 15, 2017
Episode 33 - Thoughts on Ernest Poole Camp
We discuss the Ernest Poole Scout Camp near Edmonton, Alberta, and the possibility that it will be sold off to the LDS Church in the near future. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin sit down to discuss the Ernest Poole Scout
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March 1, 2017
Episode 32 - Program Quality Standards
In which we sit down and discuss Scouts Canada's Program Quality Standards, and how these can be used to evaluate a Scout Group's performance over the course of a year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Regan Coyne, one of the Area Support Managers
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February 15, 2017
Episode 31 - Cakes at Camp
Step up your camp cooking game! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss dutch ovens, double boilers, and how to bake a cake at a Scout camp. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at
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February 1, 2017
Episode 30 - Philmont
Philmont Scout Ranch might just be the crown jewel of American Scouting adventures. Let's learn a bit more about it. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Brian joins us again to talk about Philmont Scout Ranch
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January 18, 2017
Episode 29 - MedVents II: Emergency Kits
Eric brings in a few of the different medical kits that his Medical Venturer company members use in the course of their activities. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Eric, from the Northern Lights Medical V
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January 4, 2017
Episode 28 - Technology or Don’t
Scouting offers a very unique opportunity for modern youth to disconnect from their always online, device-driven lives. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Trevor Nimegeers wrote an
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December 14, 2016
Episode 27 - Social Media and Scouting
How should Scouters approach the use of social media, both as a means of showcasing their Scout group and as a means of communicating with Scouts? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) We take a look at
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November 30, 2016
Episode 26 - Youth/Leader Ratio
Scouts Canada recently changed their youth/leader ratio requirements for the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Scout sections Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Scouts Canada recently changed their policy on youth-leader ratio. You can find out some information about what the ratios
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November 16, 2016
Encore Presentation: Scouting Uniforms as Halloween Costumes? Scouting in Minecraft?
This is an encore presentation of an episode from a year ago: should the Scout Uniform be worn as a Halloween costume? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | StitcherPodcast Topic(s) This episode is a bit more off the cuff, so here's a list of topics discussed:
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October 31, 2016
Episode 25 - Minecraft for Badges and Anchor.fm
In which the possibility of a youth in Scouts Canada using Minecraft to satisfy a requirement for the Tech badge is discussed. Also, Scouting Stuff is coming to Anchor.fm. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | StitcherPodcast Topic(s) This is a short episode, much of which is actually an excerpt from the other podcast that
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October 19, 2016
Episode 24 - JOTA-JOTI
As the podcast turns one, we turn our attention to Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | StitcherPodcast Topic(s) What is JOTA-JOTI? Well, according to the official website: “Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-Th
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October 5, 2016
Episode 23 - Why the Fleur-de-lis?
Why, exactly, does Scouting use the fleur-de-lis as its symbol? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) Why does Scouting use the fleur-de-lis as its symbol? Wasn't the organization founded in England? Don't laugh; that's a question we've gotten before, and probably will again. At some point, a
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September 21, 2016
Episode 22 - Cub Scouts
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wolf Cubs movement. So, let's talk about Cubs for a bit. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) The first edition of The Wolf Cub Handbook was printed in December of 1916; this year marks the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouts. Lord Robert Baden-Powell created the Cu
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September 7, 2016
Episode 21 - Wood Badge
What is the Wood Badge? What does it signify, and how do different Scouting organizations train their leaders in it? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topics Ken and Brian discuss the Wood Badge
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August 25, 2016
Episode 20 - Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout is the higest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve in the United States. So what does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) Ken and Brian discuss the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts of America, the high
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August 10, 2016
Episode 19 - The Queen’s Venturer Award
The Queen's Venturer Award is the capstone award for Venturer Scouts, and can almost be thought of as the Canadian analog of the Eagle Scout rank. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss the Q
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July 27, 2016
Episode 18 - MedVents (Medical Venturers)
Medical Venturers (MedVents) is one of the Vocational Scouting programs offered by Scouts Canada, which is focused on advanced first aid and medical training. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) From scouts.ca: “Medical Venturers — of
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July 13, 2016
Episode 17 - Advancement
Whether it's called Swim-Up or Advancement, how do we celebrate when youth progress through the Scouting movement? Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) What is advancement? How does advancement differ between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and other Scouting organizations arou
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June 30, 2016
Episode 16 - Long Distance
Colin phones in from all the way across Canada to discuss advancement and summer Scouting programs. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) We missed recording this last week, in part because Ken was at the Northern Lights Council's Beaveree
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June 15, 2016
Episode 15 - Emergency Preparedness
It was Emergency Preparedness Week last week...which, at least for our Canadian crew, has been given a very pointed example in the Fort McMurray fires. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s) Emergency situations can come up quickly and with little warning, although some kinds of emergencies can be fore
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May 18, 2016
PSA 1 - Fort McMurray Fires
To help other people at all times; it's part of the Scout Promise. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterLinks to Fort McMurray Relief Services (and more!)If you have shelter you can offer: A website where locals can register space available to house Fort McMurray evacuees and where evacuees needing a p
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May 11, 2016
Episode 14 - The Jungle Book (Review)/Good Turn Week
There's a new Jungle Book movie out; we give our impressions (both spoiler-free and spoilerific). It's also Good Turn Week; we talk a bit about that. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topics We're in the middle of Good Turn Week, “an initiative spearhea
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April 27, 2016
Episode 13 - Badges (Mostly) Don’t Equal Progression
We take another look at the idea of badge earning and how it relates to a youth's progression through the Scouting program. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topics Ken and Colin revisit the topic of badges as a means of evaluating a Scout's progressing through the program...and for the most part find themselves in agreement with the new instructions issued by Scouts Canada concerning disassociating badges from personal progression (which, previously, w
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April 13, 2016
Episode 12 - Catching Up With Brian
Brian rejoins SSYSK, and we catch up with him about Pinewood Derby, a certain zombie movie, and badges. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topics We were finally able to get Brian back on the show, so we took the opportunity to catch up with him about a few topics that have been discussed in recent episodes. A lot of the discussion focused on Pinewood Derby, and the similarities and differences between how Scouts Canada and Boy Scouts of America give youth the opportunity to build and race wooden vehicles. But, we also took the time to discuss badg
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March 30, 2016
Episode 11 - Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars, and Scout Trucks
Scouts Canada offers different forms of racing vehicles to different sections of its program, from simple Beaver Buggies to massive Scout Trucks. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic Ken, Colin, and Ted discuss Kub Kars — Scouts Canada's equivalent of Pinewood Derby — and the variants of it that exist for other s
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March 15, 2016
Episode 10 - What About Those Other Badges?
Sometimes, Scouts are awarded badges that aren't merit badges, and don't go on the uniform. What happens if you don't fulfill the criteria for one of those? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic Ken, Colin, and Ted discuss those other badges, the ones that get handed out to Scouts (and Cubs, and Beavers) that don't get put on the uniform. These badges aren't merit badges, but rather serve to commemorate different events that the Scouts have participated in (e.g. archery lessons, camps, or even fundraising activities like bott
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March 2, 2016
Episode 9 - Badge Trading at Scouting Events
You'll meet a lot of people at a Jamboree or a Scout Camp. Why not trade them for a memento?Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast Topic(s)Ken and Colin talk about one of the time-honoured traditions of Scout Camps and international events (such as Jamborees): badge trading. And not just badge trading, but necker trading, and even uniform trading. Trading another Scout for a memento of your meeting, such as a badge o
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February 17, 2016
Episode 8 - Leader Communication
Effectively leading a Scout group, at any age level, means having good communication between the leaders.Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterShout-OutsFirstly, we'd like to give a shout-out to whomever nominated Scouting Stuff for inclusion on Podbean's list of Featured Podcasts under the Government & Organizations category. That is a curated list, and for a podcast to appear thereupon, the listeners of that podcast must nominate it for consideration. So, whoever did t
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February 3, 2016
Episode 7 - Venturers, Rovers, and Dens; Oh My!
What programs are available, in Scouts Canada and Boy Scouts of America, for older youth and young adults?Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast TopicKen, Colin, and Ted were saddened to learn that their once and former Rover Den — a cabin on Lake Wabamun in Alberta that, as members of the 59th Greenfield/Royal Gardens Rover Crew, they had come to know as their own and cherished as a special pla
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January 13, 2016
Episode 6 - Member Retention
How do you retain members of your Scout group? And how do you retain leaders, for that matter?Subscribe on iTunes | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast TopicOne of the big challenges facing any Scout group is that of retaining members. What are some of the reasons that Scouts (and Cubs, and Beavers, and leaders too) will drift away from Scouting, and how can Scout groups — at all levels, from national down to the individual leaders — respond to this and keep Scouts Scouts?(Hint: There isn't an easy fix.)See also: 
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December 17, 2015
Episode 5 - Coping with Program Changes
National Scouting bodies periodically overhaul their programs and methods. How do Scout groups, and individual Scouters, respond to this?Subscribe on iTunes | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on TwitterPodcast TopicHow many times have we, as participants and as leaders, been faced with a change in the program (e.g. uniforms, badges, program content)?What is the cost of a program change?Most recent example: Candian Path (Scouts Canada)What it is: Canadian Path websiteProgram Quality Standards (the measuring tool to see if you are doing it right): http://www.scou
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December 2, 2015
Episode 4 - Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (Review)
Is it just a bad B-movie? Or is there something in it that actually reflects Scouting in some way?Subscribe on iTunesPodcast TopicAs was alluded to in Episode 3, some of us were able to go and see Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, a movie that pits — yes — Boy Scouts (it is set in the United States, after all) against zombies. We had initially expected that the movie would be little more than an appropriation of the Scouting label...but it turns out that there's actually more to it than that. If you can look past the not-family-friendly content and the zombie-killing premise, you can see in the three Boy Scout characters in the movie a lot of the same dynamics that are present in many Scout groups.MusicTheme Song from The Walking Dead, composed by Bear McCreary
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November 18, 2015
Episode 3 - Scouting Uniforms as Halloween Costumes? Scouting in Minecraft?
Should the Scout Uniform be worn as a Halloween costume? Also, we should have made a bigger deal out of JOTA-JOTI.This episode is a bit more off the cuff, so here's a list of topics discussed:Should the Scout Uniform be work as a Halloween costume?The new zombie movie, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, looks...questionable. We will go see it and offer a review.We missed JOTA-JOTI this year! We're totally going to have to jump in on that next October.ScoutLink is a cool organization that maintains a permanent Scouting-focused IRC channel (several channels, really)
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November 4, 2015
Episode 2 - What’s That You’re Wearing?
Why do Scouts wear uniforms? What are the essential components of a Scout uniform?We're discussing uniforms in this episode. If you look at the etymology of the word “uniform”, it basically means “one form”; it's an outward sign of the unity of a group, of the fact that they are all there for the same purpose, to work toward the same goal(s). This is as true for a soccer team as for a Scout group, and the intent is the same; some individuality is stripped away — and differences based on ethnicity and economic standing are diminished — in order to build up group cohesion. If individuals within the group are going to distinguish themselves, it won't be by their outward appearance, but by their achievements.MusicGalizur, by John Zorn & The Dreamers
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October 22, 2015
Episode 1 - What Is Scouting?
What exactly is Scouting?In this first Scouting Stuff You Should Know podcast, Ken, Colin, and Brian examine the question of just what Scouting is. We take a look at how some of the different Scouting movements around the world define it, and also refer back to Lord Baden Powell's Scouting for Boys (which doesn't offer as concrete a definition of what Scouting itself is, although it goes into great detail about the characteristics of a Scout).MusicGalizur, by John Zorn & The Dreamers
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October 8, 2015
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