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CONTENTS

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3 Editor’s Note: Think Now About the Leaders of Tomorrow Formons aujourd’hui les leaders de demain

4 Key3 Corner: Leadership Skills for Life: My Journey Through Scouting Message des membres stratégiques : des qualités de leader pour la vie grâce au scoutisme

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Feature: Understanding our Method Comprendre notre méthode

9 Beavers: Leadership Begins With Lodges 12 Cubs: Be a Cub Team Player! 14 Scouts: The Scout Patrol is an Important Team

22 16 Venturer Scouts: Small Teams in Venturer Scouts 18

Rover Scouts: Mentoring in Rovers

21 National Scouter Profile: Meet Mike Stewart 22 Book Reviews 26 The Do’s and Dont’s of Plan-Do-Review  Choses à faire et à ne pas faire pour la planificationaction-révision d’une activité

34 Calendar of Events Calendrier des activités

36 Scouter’s Album: We asked, you submitted. Now send us more!

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SCOUTS CANADA EDITORIAL BOARD Doug Reid, National Commissioner Kaylee Galipeau, National Youth Commissioner Andrew Price, Executive Commissioner and CEO Steve Kent, Past Chief Commissioner Dean Post, Deputy National Commissioner, Program Daniel Fay, Deputy National Commissioner, Communications Susan Lukey, Canadian Path Team Clement Belenger, Group Commissioner & Akela, 1st Hull John Petitti, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

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EDITOR’S NOTE • MOT DU RÉDACTEUR EN CHEF

THINK NOW ABOUT THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW FORMONS AUJOURD’HUI LES LEADERS DE DEMAIN

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e nombreuses crises affectent le monde

here are many crises in the world today: climate change, the question of sustainable energy,

d’aujourd’hui : les changements

food shortages, access to education,

climatiques, la question de l’énergie

women’s rights, the growing gap

durable, les crises alimentaires, l’égalité

between rich and poor, health care

entre les hommes et les femmes, l’écart

shortages, the ongoing battle between

qui se creuse entre les riches et les pauvres, les

capitalism and the planet. When I think of

pénuries de soins de santé et le combat

such issues I consider the youth growing

perpétuel entre le capitalisme et la planète.

up among them, my own children included.

Quand je pense aux problèmes actuels, je

How will they navigate in their roles as

pense aussi aux jeunes qui grandissent dans ce

citizens of such a turbulent world? Our youth

contexte, dont mes propres enfants. Comment

need to be prepared for the challenges that will

évolueront-ils en tant que citoyens dans ce monde

face them. More than ever, our youth need to learn

si turbulent ? Nos jeunes doivent être prêts à faire face

to become leaders. They need to learn how to work with

aux défis de demain. Plus que jamais, les jeunes doivent

others in teams, to set and accomplish goals, and become adults

apprendre à devenir des leaders. Ils doivent apprendre à travailler en

who will strive to make the world a better place.

équipe, établir et atteindre des buts, et devenir des adultes qui

Scouts Canada is the opportunity for our youth to learn how to become compassionate citizens with the skills necessary to be

s’efforcent d’améliorer le monde. Scouts Canada est la chance pour nos jeunes de devenir des citoyens

leaders of the future. The Canadian Path is our way, through

solidaires et d’acquérir les aptitudes nécessaires pour être un leader de

Scouting, to help our youth prepare. Last issue, we introduced you

demain. Le Sentier canadien est notre façon d’aider les jeunes à s’y

to the Canadian Path and its focus on youth leadership in a big

préparer. Dans l’édition précédente, nous présentions le Sentier canadien

way. We admit that it was a lot of information, and we got some

et son fort accent sur le leadership chez les jeunes. Nos pages débordaient

great feedback from many people. We also got questions about

littéralement d’information et nous avons reçu des commentaires très

how to adopt the Canadian Path and youth leadership into our

positifs de nombreuses personnes. Nous avons aussi reçu des questions

already existing programming. This issue of Scouting Life will

sur la façon d’intégrer le Sentier canadien et le leadership chez les jeunes

provide you with some fundamental tools to put the Canadian Path

aux programmes existants. Cette édition de Scouting Life vous présente

in place in your organization. In particular, we have focused on

certains outils fondamentaux pour l’intégration du Sentier canadien à

building programs through the use of one of the most basic parts of

votre groupe. Plus particulièrement, nous abordons l’importance de

The Scouting Method: small groups. Small groups are the key to

l’utilisation d’un élément fondamental de la méthode scoute dans

youth led programs at all levels of Scouting. Making this transition

l’élaboration des programmes : le travail en petits groupes. Dans toutes

might be a challenge, even overwhelming, but we are positive that

les sections, les petits groupes sont la clé du développement de

this change will create programs that will pave the way today for a

programmes dirigés par les jeunes. Cette transition pourrait représenter

better tomorrow.

un défi de taille, mais nous sommes convaincus que ce changement aboutira à la création de programmes très prometteurs.

Jay Millar, Editor in Chief, Scouting Life Magazine

Jay Millar Éditeur en chef, magazine Scouting Life

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KEY3 CORNER • MESSAGE DES MEMBRES STRATÉGIQUES KAYLEE GALIPEAU

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR DES QUALITÉS DE LIFE: MY ADVENTURE LEADER POUR LA VIE THROUGH SCOUTING GRÂCE AU SCOUTISME

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Friends in Scouting: f you’ve been a part of the Scouting movement, you know that we offer something different than other youth serving organizations out there. It could be that we’re the largest, at 30 million members strong worldwide. It could be that we introduce so many young Canadians to the great outdoors

and let them experience so many “firsts.” I might be biased given my portfolio, but it’s my firm belief that what really sets us apart is

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Chers amis du scoutisme, i vous avez déjà participé au scoutisme, vous savez que nous offrons quelque chose qu’on ne retrouve pas dans les autres organisations pour les jeunes. C’est peut-être parce que nous sommes les plus nombreux, avec 30 millions de membres à travers le monde. C’est peut-être parce que nous initions au plein air tant

de jeunes Canadiens et les laissons découvrir tellement de nouvelles expériences. Je ne suis probablement pas impartiale, étant donné mon

this idea of being Youth-led. You might know that Youth-led is

cheminement, mais j’ai la conviction que ce qui nous distingue des

one of the Four Elements of the Canadian Path, but did you also

autres est ce concept d’être « dirigé par les jeunes ». Vous savez

know that it’s been a key part of Scouting since the Movement’s

maintenant qu’un aspect essentiel du Sentier canadien est d’être dirigé

very beginning? It’s what truly allows us to create the young

par les jeunes, mais saviez-vous aussi qu’il s’agit d’un élément

leaders of today—and tomorrow.

fondamental du scoutisme depuis son origine ? Il permet la formation

I’d like to share some of my own experiences. I was extremely fortunate to grow up in a Group where my Scouters really

des jeunes leaders d’aujourd’hui, pas simplement de demain. Au risque de laisser entendre que je prétends être une de ces jeunes

understood what Scouting was all about. I was a member of the

leaders, j’aimerais partager un peu de mes expériences personnelles. J’ai

9th Hermitage Scout Group in Edmonton. From the time I

eu la chance inouïe de grandir parmi un groupe où les animateurs

started, I was given an opportunity to lead at my own level. In

comprenaient parfaitement ce que le scoutisme représente. J’étais

Cubs, this meant being a Seconder and then a Sixer, collecting

membre du groupe scout 9th Hermitage à Edmonton en Alberta, où dès

dues, organizing my Six for opening, participating in Sixers

le début j’ai eu l’occasion de diriger d'autres jeunes. Au rang des

Council and Court of Honour, planning games for meetings—

louveteaux, il s’agit d’être second et ensuite sizenier, d’effectuer la

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that sort of thing. When I moved up to Scouts we

collecte des fonds, d’organiser ma sizaine pour les sorties,

planned our way to the Alberta Jamboree in

planifier les jeux des réunions et bien d’autres

2003 at Sylvan Lake. We were terribly proud!

tâches. Une fois au rang des scouts, nous avons

I even had an article I wrote about our exploits

planifié notre voyage au Jamboree Alberta de

back then that was published in this very

2003 à Sylvan Lake, dont nous étions tous

magazine. Every camp, every event, from

incroyablement fiers! Le récit de nos exploits,

planning, to paperwork, to cleanup, was

que j’ai rédigé, a même été publié dans la revue

our responsibility. 


Leader. À chaque camp et chaque événement,

Now flash forward a few years. I had the

de la planification au nettoyage, en passant

opportunity to jump into a Youth

par la paperasse, nous étions responsables de tout.

Commissioner role, and I was confident that I could build upon those skills, and that the Scouters around me would support me where I needed it. In the job

Quelques années plus tard, je suis devenue commissaire à la jeunesse, sûre que je pourrais me fier aux aptitudes que j’avais développées et que les animateurs près de

market, suddenly I wasn’t just another teenager – I was a young

moi pourraient me soutenir au besoin. Sur le marché du travail, je

person with some skills. I was a self-starter, someone who

n’étais pas qu’une autre adolescente, j’étais une jeune personne

understood how to get a job done from start to finish. As a

compétente; une personne entreprenante qui sait accomplir un projet

university graduate looking for work, I stood out as someone who

du début à la fin. En tant que diplômée universitaire en recherche

had been a part of the planning team for a major event as the

d’emploi, je me suis démarquée pour avoir occupé le rôle de

Special Events Manager for CJ 2013. Every step of the way, I’ve

gestionnaire des événements au sein de l’équipe qui a planifié le JC

been learning by doing in Scouting, and all of this really started

2013. À chaque étape de mon cheminement, j’ai appris par l’action en

back when I was a much younger youth member and my

scoutisme. Tout a commencé quand j’étais beaucoup plus jeune et

Scouters started implementing a Youth-led program.

membre d’un groupe dont les animateurs commençaient à appliquer

It might seem silly to some to let a Beaver Scout pick the activities for an evening. What difference does it make to them?

un programme dirigé par les jeunes. Ça peut sembler anodin de laisser un scout castor choisir les

Every single time you allow young people the opportunity to

activités de la soirée. Quelle différence ça peut bien leur faire? Mais

participate in their program, you are giving them a building

chaque fois que vous permettez à des jeunes de participer dans leur

block for their future confidence and success. You’re teaching

programme dirigé par les jeunes, vous leur donnez un élément pour

them that they are able. And when they’re not, you are there to

développer leur confiance en soi et atteindre le succès. Vous leur

support them.

enseignez qu’ils sont capables, et que si parfois ils ne le sont pas, vous

While the above provides only a brief overview, I can easily connect most of the successes I’ve had in my life outside of

êtes présents pour les soutenir. Bien que je ne vous ai présenté qu’un aperçu, je peux aisément

Scouting to the program and the lessons it’s taught me. As the

reconnaitre le lien entre les succès dans ma vie et les leçons, le

Canadian Path rolls out across the country, I can’t wait to hear

programme et le soutien du scoutisme. Maintenant que le Sentier

more and more stories about the positive effect a Youth-led

canadien est lancé partout au pays, j’ai hâte d’entendre de plus en plus

program has had on the lives of young Canadians. I’d love to hear

de récits des effets positifs d’un programme dirigé par les jeunes sur la

your stories about how Scouting affected your life, or how you’re

vie des jeunes Canadiens et Canadiennes. Je souhaite vivement

introducing Youth-led Scouting into your Section! You can e-mail

connaître votre histoire : la façon dont le scoutisme dirigé par les jeunes

me at kgalipeau@scouts.ca or tweet at me @kaylee_scout

affecte votre vie et comment vous avez intégré le scoutisme dirigé par les jeunes dans votre section! Écrivez-moi par courriel à kgalipeau@

Yours in Scouting:

scouts.ca ou sur Twitter à @kaylee_scout Salutations scoutes,

Kaylee Galipeau National Youth Commissioner and Chair of the National Youth Network

Kaylee Galipeau

kgalipeau@scouts.ca

Commissaire nationale à la jeunesse et présidente du réseau national des jeunes kgalipeau@scouts.ca Scouting Life Spring 2015

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FEATURE

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UNDERSTANDING OUR METHOD COMPRENDRE NOTRE MÉTHODE By/Par Doug Reid

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couts Canada uses an approach to education developed by our movement’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, called the Scout Method. This approach is vital to help engage youth in the process of their own development. It gives them program activities, guidance and tools to help them become self-reliant, confident, caring, responsible and committed to the world around them.

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couts Canada utilise une approche éducative conçue par le fondateur du mouvement, Lord Robert BadenPowell, soit la méthode scoute. Cette approche est primordiale pour aider les jeunes à participer à leur développement. Elle leur fournit un programme d’activités, de conseils et d’outils pour les aider à devenir plus autonomes, confiants, attentionnés, responsables et capables de s’engager dans le monde qui les entoure.

The Scout Method is an approach unique to Scouting throughout

La méthode scoute est unique au scoutisme partout dans le monde et

the world and includes each of the following seven components:

elle comprend les sept éléments suivants :

• Scout Law and Promise

• La Promesse et la Loi

• Learning by Doing

• L’apprentissage par l’action

• Small Groups

• Le système d’équipes

• A Symbolic Framework

• Le cadre symbolique

• Nature

• La nature

• Personal Progression

• La progression personnelle

• Adult Support

• Le soutien adulte

The Scouts Method was our guide in the development of the

La méthode scoute était notre ligne directrice lors du l’élaboration du

Canadian Path. Take a look at the Four Elements: Youth-led,

Sentier canadien. Examinez-en les quatre éléments : dirigé par les jeunes,

Plan-Do-Review, SPICES and Adventure. Together, all embody the

planification-action-révision, SPICES et aventure. Ensemble, ils incarnent

Scout Method. The Four Elements are simply easier for all to

la méthode scoute. Les quatre éléments sont simples à retenir et à

remember and use.

utiliser par tous.

Think of the team system and adult support. Both play an

Pensez au système d’équipes et au soutien adulte. Ces deux éléments

important part of the Youth-led element. Our youth will gather

sont une partie importante de l’élément dirigé par les jeunes. Nos jeunes

ideas together and work on their program for upcoming camps

partagent leurs idées et travaillent sur leur programme pour les camps

and events. Being in small teams, like Patrols in the Scouts

et les événements à venir. Le fait d’être membre d’une petite équipe,

Section, gives an opportunity for youth to have a voice and to set

comme les patrouilles de scouts, donne l’occasion aux jeunes d’exprimer

manageable expectations for any event. The senior youth of the

leur opinion et d’établir des objectifs réalisables pour tout événement.

small groups can help lead the discussion to set and accomplish

L’aîné du groupe peut aider à diriger la discussion, ainsi qu’à établir et

the team’s goals. Youth-led teams are supported by Scouters,

réaliser les objectifs de l’équipe. Les équipes dirigées par les jeunes sont

nurturing the goal of the task at hand while making sure that the

encadrées par les animateurs, qui s’occupent de l’objectif immédiat tout

senior youth of the Section have the help they need when

en s’assurant que l’aîné de la section reçoive sur demande l’aide dont

requested.

il a besoin.

Adult support also ties in to the Plan-Do-Review element. As

Le soutien adulte est également lié à l’élément planification-action-

our Sections make some clear decisions for their next Adventure,

révision. Comme les sections prennent des décisions sur l’aventure, nous

we really want them to have the time to explore the roles and

voulons que les jeunes aient le temps de découvrir d’eux-mêmes les

expectations they’ve given themselves, learning by doing. As

rôles et les attentes, en apprenant par l’action. En tant qu’animateurs,

Scouters, we want to make sure our youth feel that we have their

notre but est de s’assurer que le jeune ressente notre volonté de l’aider

backs and will help at any time. Each Section has a symbolic

et le soutenir en tout temps. Chaque section utilise un cadre symbolique

framework to provide structure and inspiration to its program.

pour établir une structure et une thématique à son programme. Par

For example, Beaver Scouts uses Friends of the Forest; we really

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Youth-Led Dirigé par les jeunes Plan-Do-Review Planification-actionrévision Adventure Aventure

Adult Support Le soutien adulte

Learning by Doing L’apprentissage par l’action

Nature La nature

Symbolic Framework Le cadre symbolique

Persnal Progression La progression personnelle SPICES

SCOUT METHOD LA MÉTHODE SCOUTE

Small Groups Petits groupes

Scout Law and Promises La Promesse et la Loi

wanted our Beavers to have a chance to understand their own

donner la chance aux castors de comprendre leur monde et

world and community, as represented by the Pond, and see what

leur communauté, représentés par l’etang, et aussi visualiser le rôle

role they play within it. We are introducing a map to help them

qu’ils y jouent. Nous leur présentons une carte pour les aider à

plan their adventures.

planifier leurs aventures.

Nature, another part of the Scout method, is the natural

La nature, une autre composante de la méthode scoute, est le

setting for great Scouting adventures. What we offer is unique; we

milieu idéal pour de grandes aventures de scoutisme. Nous offrons

give youth and adults amazing opportunities and outdoor

quelque chose d’unique : nous donnons aux jeunes et aux adultes

experiences that help us grow together. Personal progression

des expériences de plein air incroyables qui nous aident à évoluer

comes from our adventures: those meaningful experiences that

ensemble. La progression personnelle découle des aventures, ces

make our youth just thrilled to share what they’ve done at camp

expériences enrichissantes que les jeunes sont ravis de raconter à

once they’re back in the schoolyard on Monday morning with

leurs amis dans la cour d’école le lundi matin. Leur développement

their friends. Their personal growth is important; we’re

personnel est important et le plein épanouissement des jeunes nous

committed to creating well-rounded youth. SPICES helps us

tient à cœur. Avec SPICES, nous atteignons ce but très simplement. Cet

achieve that very simply. It helps youth to recognize growth

élément aide les jeunes à percevoir leur développement personnel et

and become more confident. That is how we deliver on our Law,

devenir plus confiants. Nous respectons ainsi la Promesse et la Loi.

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LEADERSHIP BEGINS WITH LODGES

COLONY

by Susan Lukey

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he Beaver Scout Lodge is where the small group system starts in Scouting. It is the place where youth first take on leadership roles. In the Lodge, youth will have the opportunity to get to know each other and to have their first “learning by doing” experience as a team.

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A Beaver Scout Lodge is made up of six

sible for taking attendance, one can collect

to eight Beaver Scouts. This is the perfect

dues, and one can bring a game. Or maybe

to work consistently with that Lodge. These

size for a Lodge. Should it be any larger

they each take a week of responsibility.

Scouters need to get to know the youth in

it will be too big to allow everyone to have

Each White Tail can mentor one of the

that Lodge. In order to encourage each of

a voice and to participate to the fullest.

Blue Tails.

the Beaver Scouts in their personal

If it is any smaller, then should one or two Beavers be absent from a meeting, there will not be enough youth to have a proper Adventure.

Early in your Colony’s season, in the autumn months, the White Tails will take leadership roles in their Lodge. They can keep attendance, collect dues, plan a game for the Lodge to play.

progression through the Canadian Path,

As we embrace the Youth-led model of The Canadian Path, the way that Baden-Powell envisioned Scouting, the role of Scouters within Beaver Scouts needs to shift. As we embrace the Youth-led model of The Canadian Path, the way that Baden-

these Lodge Scouters need to be aware of the strengths and challenges of each youth, the areas where each shines and the areas where each can be encouraged to grow.

Scouting is non-formal education. It is “learning by doing,” and because of this things will occasionally get messy.

Powell envisioned Scouting, the role of Scouters within Beaver Scouts needs to

A Beaver Scout Lodge is made up of a

Each Lodge needs one or two Scouters

Scouting is non-formal education. It is

shift. The Lodge is a where this transition

“learning by doing,” and because of this

mixture of Brown Tails, Blue Tails and

begins. It is easy to assume that Scouters

things will occasionally get messy.

White Tails. Early in your Colony’s season,

need to do everything for Beaver-aged

Mistakes will be made, and when they

in the autumn months, the White Tails will

youth. It can feel so much easier to do

happen we need to see them as the best

take leadership roles in their Lodge. They

things for them. But that’s not what

moments of all, because that’s when we

can keep attendance, collect dues, plan a

Scouting is about! Scouters in every Beaver

learn the most. In the Lodge, White Tails

game for the Lodge to play. They can

Scout Section need to take advantage of

will have their first opportunities to learn

collect ideas from the Lodge to take to the

any opportunity to engage their youth in

leadership. Yes, it is easier for the Scouters

White Tail Council planning meetings.

leading games and activities, to make

if the dues are collected at the door so you

There are many leadership opportunities

choices about what they will do, to plan

don’t have all those coins rolling around.

for White Tails. During the winter months,

menus, review safety, gather materials

But we need to step back and let the youth

after the Colony has been meeting for

and more.

take the lead, and offer them our gentle

some time, the White Tails can begin to hand out responsibilities to the Blue Tails in their Lodge, training and encouraging them so they will be ready to become White Tails the next autumn. Most Lodges will have a few White Tails and Blue Tails. Have the White Tails set up a rotation of duties. One can be respon10

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encouragement and support.

It is easy to assume that Scouters need to do everything for Beaveraged youth. It can feel so much easier to do things for them. But that’s not what Scouting is about!


BE AVERS LE AVE NO TRACE ACTIVIT Y

Durable Surfaces Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Have everyone make it from point A to B with leaving the fewest footprints. The game

Questions for review

This game is best played in a sandy surface, perhaps at a local park or in the snow. Say: “Beavers, we need to get to our campsite over there!” (Point at a destination). Say: “But we do not want to leave many footprints or hurt nature trying to get there.” Then have the Beavers attempt to reach the campsite without leaving any footprints behind. Count the footprints at the end.

• What is hard about leaving no trace? • What tricks did you learn to not leave footprints behind?

Illustrations: Celia Krampien

The fun part • Learn to watch where they walk / step. • Identify proper walking surfaces • You will get some creative walking happening.

You can discuss the following: • Discuss how sticking to trails is important. • Discuss how you should be careful about where you walk, to think of small trees and plants. 
 • Talk about social trails, the small trails between sites that get created from people who want to cut across from site to site.

Tip and suggestion • Rake a sandy surface

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PACK

By Andrea Cook

BE A CUB TEAM PLAYER! ake a moment to think of a successful team that you were on. The success of the team may not necessarily be measured by wins, but by the fun that you had playing and learning together. The team was considered successful because the members knew how to work together, helped each other, maximized the individual strengths of its members, supported each other through losses and celebrated successes. It was an awesome feeling to be part of that kind of team. Baden-Powell knew about the value of

differences. Their problem-solving skills

members learn to lead their Lairs. It’s a

learning as a team. His “Scout Method” has

are improving and they can make discus-

supportive environment in which youth

seven main components: Scout Law and

sions in situations when they can apply

can share ideas, skills, make plans and

Promise, Learning by Doing, The Team

more logical arguments. They have lots of

have adventures! It’s also time to make

System, A Symbolic Framework, Nature,

energy and enthusiasm. They are also

mistakes and to learn from them in

Personal Progression and Adult Support.

more sensitive to criticism. In your role as

planning a new adventure.

The Cub Scout Team System has traditionally been known as the “Six,” and

a Cub Scouter, you’ve seen all this, for sure! Using the Lair as the Cub Scout unit

The Scout Method as envisioned by Baden-Powell is embedded in The

is now known as the “Lair” to reflect the

supports the development of the youth. It

Canadian Path. Small Groups is imple-

Jungle Book theme of Cub Scouts more

is a small team size so that the youth can

mented as small groups cooperatively

clearly. This builds upon the “Lodge” in

work together more easily. The Lair

Plan, Do and Review their adventures. In

Beaver Scouts and leads to the Scout

becomes a Cub Scout family, so that

Cub Scouts, each Lair comes up with

“Patrol.” The Lair has characteristics of

differences are accepted and appreciated.

suggestions for adventures, which are

the successful team above. The Scouter

Ideas, comments and feedback are more

brought forward to another small group:

becomes the coach and supports the

easily shared with members of the Lair, as

the third year youth. The final decisions on

members of the Lair as they form and

compared to the whole Pack, which can

the adventures are made by the senior

perform on that team.

be intimidating.

youth. Once the adventures are decided,

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The younger members of each Lair learn from the older members. The older

the tasks are divided and go back to the Lairs for planning.


CUBS LE AVE NO TRACE ACTIVIT Y

Aliens!

Lesson: Respecting Wildlife

Learn to respect animals and their habitats The game

Questions for review

Have a small group of Cubs build a shelter with rope and a tarp. Two youth or Scouters act as aliens. They are on an alien family vacation on this little blue planet called Earth. They cannot speak in our language; they can only make weird noises. They see humans building a shelter, so they want to get their photos taken with the humans, try to feed them granola bars, play with the tarp, or smell the rope. Basically, the role of the aliens in the game is to disrupt the Cubs building their shelter as much as possible.

• • • • •

The fun part • Laughter will soon catch on • If you use a real camera, the alien photos are keepers • Cubs will come to understand how animals feel

For the Cubs: What happened to your shelter? For the aliens: Why did you do such things to the Cubs? What do we know now that we did not know before? What should we do when we see animals? Why is it important to leave animals alone?

You can discuss the following: • Talk about how humans are “alien” to animals sometimes, and how humans disrupt animals in their habitat. • Talk about how we humans should watch animals from a distance. • Discuss the importance of not feeding or interacting with animals in the wild.

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TROOP

The Scout Patrol is an Important Team By Chris von Roretz

A

s a Scouter you have probably heard at one time or another something along the lines of: “Matthew can’t go on the hike

this weekend because he has hockey.” This is just one example; we have all heard things like this over the years. Such statements are evidence that Scouting often becomes a lower priority among all the extracurricular activities going on in a young person’s life, especially if that activity is a sports team. This is because when you are part of a team, even if you aren’t part of the starting lineup, you are expected to be there because your team is depending on you. One of the key features of the Scouting Method, as developed by Baden-Powell, is the use of small groups. One reason is that it creates a team of a reasonable size,

in can be very difficult, and it is unlikely that

All kinds! Whether it is planning their

where everyone can contribute meaning-

all members will feel that their input is

activities for the next few months, or just

fully. My Troop recently organized a camp

being taken into consideration. In a smaller

deciding what to do next week, Patrols

where the senior Scouts planned and ran

group, each member can have a voice and

should plan their own adventurous

the camp, learning valuable lessons and

contribute to their Patrol’s planning.

activities for themselves. There is nothing

developing their leadership in the process.

Having each Patrol run its own activities

wrong with having a Scout meeting where

The newest Scouts had a great time,

brings with it particular considerations. For

one Patrol chooses to stay inside, while

experiencing new adventures. The older

example, at the Scouts Canada National

others venture outdoors to pursue their

Scouts who weren’t involved in the

Conference in Toronto this past November,

own interests. Of course, by having Patrols

planning were not particularly challenged

two Patrols of local Scouts produced

share their plans and interests, it is

by the experience however, and did not

different plans, and ended up going their

possible that some adventures will appeal

gain as much as the others.

separate ways. This required sufficient

to the whole Troop. Larger activities, such

By splitting a Troop into Patrols, each

Scouters to accompany the two teams. Of

as camps, may be more realistic this way,

member of the Patrol can contribute to the

course, senior Scouts, assisting as part of

and certain games will be more fun to play

work of the team. When a Patrol plans an

the Troop Leadership Team, can also help

with the entire Troop. At a camp, it is also a

activity or camp, members can share all the

support Patrols on their adventures, and it

great idea to have Patrols camp separately,

responsibilities. There won’t be too many

is possible for Scout Patrols to conduct their

prepare their own meals, and manage their

people to get the job done. A Patrol also

own activities in the absence of Scouters as

own equipment, whenever possible.

allows the individual interests of each

well, with appropriate planning.

member to be achieved. Trying to find activities that the entire Troop is interested

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What kind of adventures can Patrols embark on independently of one another?

By emphasizing that the members of a Patrol must work together, members will grow closer to one another and over


time they will create an actual team.

Scouters, emphasizing the small-group

simultaneously. Scouts will take on a

Planning, doing and reviewing together

approach requires us to coordinate

greater role in running the Troop. It will

will further strengthen the Patrol and make

multiple Patrols instead of just one Troop.

certainly take some adjusting, but building

Scouting a more rewarding experience

At the same time, when we engage all

Patrols and enabling them to plan their

for young people.

youth in planning through the use of

own separate adventures is a crucial part

Patrols, we actually enhances the overall

of the Scout Method, and a youth’s

an approach that would be new for your

This may all sound intimidating if it is

programming of a Troop, and develop

Canadian Path in Scouting!

Troop. Don’t worry; that’s normal! As

leadership among more youth

AFire!?

s a Scouter you have probably

depending on you.

gain as much as the others.

at one or another SCOUTS heard LE AVE NOtime TRACE ACTIVIT Y One of the key features of the Scouting

By splitting a Troop into Patrols, each

something along the lines of:

Method, as developed by Baden-Powell, is

member of the Patrol can contribute to the

“Matthew can’t go on the hike

the use of small groups. One reason is that

work of the team. When a Patrol plans an

this weekend because he has hockey.” This

it creates a team of a reasonable size,

activity or camp, members can share all the

is just one example; we have all heard

where everyone can contribute meaning-

responsibilities. There won’t be too many

things like this over the years. Such

fully. My Troop recently organized a camp

people to get the job done. A Patrol also

statements are evidence that Scouting

where the senior Scouts planned and ran

allows the individual interests of each

often becomes a lower priority among all

the camp, learning valuable lessons and

member to be achieved. Trying to find

the extracurricular activities going on in a

developing their leadership in the process.

activities that the entire Troop is interested

young person’s life, especially if that

The newest Scouts had a great time,

in can be very difficult, and it is unlikely that

What Fire!?

Lesson: Minimizing activity is a sports team. This is because Campfire Impacts

experiencing new adventures. The older

all members will feel that their input is

when you are part of a team, even if you

Scouts who weren’t involved in the

being taken into consideration. In a smaller

aren’t part of the starting lineup, you are

planning were not particularly challenged

group, each member can have a voice and

expected to be there because your team is

by the experience however, and did not

contribute to their Patrol’s planning.

Lean to seek other options than building a big campfire. The game

You can discuss the following:

As Patrols or in smaller teams, Scouts build fires that will leave no trace, but that will be big enough to boil water for hot chocolate for the whole team. The idea is to discover some different ways to minimize campfire impacts on the ground.

Reducing the impact of the fire is key. If there is no fire ring, do not make one. Instead, build a mound fire. Talk about the importance of building a fire just large enough to cook your meal and to feed it fuel only as needed. Remind Scouts to stop adding wood if you are ending or departing the fire pit soon and to burn the wood to ash. Discuss cleaning up after the fire. Show how to scatter unused wood as naturally as possible and to push unburned ends of wood into the fire as it burns down so i t is all consumed. Demonstrate how to make sure the fire is completely out before departing the site or pit.

The fun part • Pyros love a challenge • There will be a snack! Woohoo!

Questions for review • Which fire worked best? • What other heating devices could we have used? • What do we know now that we did not know before?

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COMPANY

Small Teams in Venturer Scouts By David Burtt

Another key dimension of the Scout Method is the symbolic framework. The symbolic framework is the story that gives structure to a Section. In Cubs, for example, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book serves as the symbolic framework; youth in the Cubs Section are encouraged to regard themselves as young wolves in the jungle, and to think of their Scouters as the famous jungle animal characters from the story. Over the years, many Venturer Companies have created their own symbolic frameworks, but we’ve never had one that is officially part of Scouts Canada’s

tures. An Expedition Team may be formed

While the small team system has been firmly established as part of the Cubs and Scouts Sections from the start, it has not been as integral a part of Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts. The Canadian Path aims to ensure that the small team system has as significant a role to play in Venturers as it has in Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Venturer program. This seemed like a

to coordinate a canned food drive, or to organize a Kub Kar Rally—pretty much any adventure that’s a part of the Venturer program can be planned and led by an Expedition Team. The purpose of an Expedition Team can be great or small—from getting the Company all set to attend the next AdVenture Jamboree in a distant province to organizing a skating night with your Group’s Beaver Colony. And if both of these sound like they’re up somebody’s alley, then he or she can be a part of both Expedition Teams! Many Venturer Companies are made

wonderful challenge for the imaginative

of only six members to begin with. While

Canadian Path Venturer volunteers—and

for as long as it takes to Plan, Do and

Companies of a dozen or more members are

they were more than up to the task!

Review a given activity or project. An

ideal, smaller Companies can still use the

Expedition Team is essentially the

Expedition Team model. venturers should be

Introducing Expedition Teams

organizing committee for a Company

encouraged to take on different roles for

The symbolic framework for the Venturer

event; the entire Company is welcome to

different Expeditions, so that everybody in

Section in the Canadian Path is “Climb

participate, but the members of the

the Company has an opportunity to be an

Higher.” The Canadian Path uses the

Expedition Team will make the big

Expedition Leader (or Co-Leader) at some

analogy of mountaineering as the frame-

decisions and take on most of the prepara-

point in the Scouting Year.

work for the Venturer program. In the spirit

tory work. Venturers in a Company can

of this framework, the small teams for the

belong to more than one Expedition Team

chapter for the Venturers Section in Scouts

Section will be called “Expedition Teams.”

at a time, depending on what activities and

Canada. In the year ahead, we’ll fully

projects they’re most keen to be a part of.

explore the fantastic possibilities this new

Expedition Teams will work a little differently from Lodges, Sixes and Patrols. They are like ad-hoc Patrols that only exist

Despite the name, an Expedition Team isn’t just about planning outdoor adven-

“Climb Higher” marks an exciting new

framework offers the Venturer program. Expedition Teams are just the start!

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CREW

MENTORING IN ROVERS By David Burtt

T

he executive model used by most

great success, so there is a model to be

Rover Crews has typically included

followed. Rover Scouters will get the ball

Committees, which are really the

rolling by being the first mentors. A mentor

same thing as the new Expedition

may have more than one mentee, but no

Teams in Venturing. The Committee

mentee will have more than one mentor;

concept isn’t going away, but the Canadian

the mentor-mentee relationship will be

Path will introduce a new small team to

one-to-one. At the beginning of the

Rover Scouting: mentoring.

Scouting Year, a mentor and mentee will

By including mentoring as part of

sit down together to draft—in writing—a

Rovering, the Canadian Path will ensure

Personal Development Plan (PDP)—a list

that Scouts Canada is providing a program

of realistic goals and deadlines, and a plan

that is relevant to the adults of our most

for making these goals a reality.

senior Section. Obviously the needs and

Throughout the year, the mentor and

interests of Rovers are different from

mentee will maintain an ongoing dialogue.

members in other Sections. Rover Scouts

The mentor will be there to offer encourage-

want a program that provides more than

ment and support to make sure that the

just a good time. They want opportunities

mentee is on track to meet his or her goals.

for meaningful personal development that

This relationship doesn’t have to be very

will help them to meet their academic and

formal. The mentor and mentee can check in

career objectives—now there’s something

with one another at Crew meetings, or they

no one’s ever said about Beaver Scouts!

can text or email or discuss the mentee’s

How will it work? Fortunately, some

progress from time to time over a coffee.

Rover Crews are already practising

Mentoring is not an exact science, and every

mentoring as part of their program with

mentor-mentee relationship will be unique.

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VENTURERES AND ROVERS LE AVE NO TRACE ACTIVIT Y

Bury your Poop!! Lesson: Dispose of waste properly Learn to respect animals and their habitats The game

Questions for review

Each player gets a packaged chocolate bar (preferably in a bright

• What do we know now that we did not know before?

wrapper). Split the Company or Crew into equal teams. Give each team a plot of land; call it a campsite. Imagine that the site is in the

You can discuss the following:

wilderness, and use the lay of the land to support the scenario. This

Perhaps the most widely accepted method of backcountry human

line of trees is the shoreline, that rock is your tent. Give the teams ten

waste disposal is the cathole. The advantages are: 1. They are easy to

minutes to bury their chocolate bars in their campsites.

dig in most areas. 2. They are easy to disguise after use. 3. They are private. 4. They disperse the waste rather than concentrate it (which

The fun part

enhances decomposition). 5. It is usually easy to select an out of the

• Did we say chocolate bars?

way location where you can be certain no one is going to casually

•  Don't let the title fool you. It's more fun than you think!

encounter the cathole.

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NATIONAL SCOUTER PROFILE

MIKE STEWART Just like you, the folks whose names you see on Scouts Canada communications and policies are Scouters too. They have Colonies, Packs, Troops, Companies and Crews of their own. We thought you might like to know a little more about them…

What's your favourite camp recipe? Dutch Oven Apple Crisp

What's your favourite game or activity? Ninja – always a favourite icebreaker/ active game for Scouts and Venturers. Youth form a circle, and at the start of the game

DUTCH OVEN APPLE CRISP 6 apples 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp nutmeg 3 cup quick oats 1 cup flour

2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter

SERVES ABOUT 8 Slice apples. Mix apple slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Mix oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter to make crust. Press half the crust mix into the bottom and sides of the dutch oven. Pour the apples onto the crust. Cover apples with the rest of the crust mix. Bake covered about 45 minutes, until top crust is light brown and apples are tender.

What is your favourite season to camp in? Fall – great weather without the bugs!

What is your favourite Scout camp property? The Yoho Scout Reserve – an awesome lakefront property near Fredericton.

goes around the circle, each youth in turn

What future Scouting event are you looking forward to most?

getting a chance to take one step and

CJ’16 in my home province of Nova Scotia!

they jump backwards and freeze. It then

“ninja chop” another youth’s hand, who do eliminated when both hands are “chopped

Is there somethingbig/cool on your Scouting Bucket List?

off”, until only one ninja remains.

Undertake an international development

their best to dodge the attack. Youth are

project – I checked that off last summer in

What your favourite Scouting memory?

Mexico with my Rover Crew!

My favourite trip would have to have been the year our Venturer Company did a

What are your hobbies or interests outside of scouting?

five-day backpacking trip across the

I volunteer with Ground Search and

largest uninhabited section of the Cape

Rescue, and also enjoy cycling, SCUBA

Breton Highlands. No trails - just a map

diving and skiing.  

and compass and each other to rely on as we tackled more mountains, forests and rock scrambles than we could count.

Name: Mike Stewart Currently living in: Fredericton, NB Hometown: Truro, NS Current Scouting position at National: Member of the Board of Governors Scouting History as a youth member: I joined as a Beaver Scout at age 5 and 18 years later I’m still learning new things and having adventures I wouldn’t have elsewhere! Most recently I served two years as the President of the 1st Rivorton Rover Crew, followed by two years as Past President. Adult Scouting History: My national involvement began when I joined the Canadian Path Strategic Team in 2011, which has been an exciting journey that continues today. Also beginning that year, I had the opportunity to help establish the Scouts Canada Social Media Team as part of the Scouting Now Action Plan. Since then, I have helped organize the impACT 2012 National Youth Conference, represented Canada at the 1st WOSM Rover Agora in Switzerland in 2012 and was a Project Manager for the Mexico 2014 International Development Project. Prior to joining the board, I served as Deputy Council Commissioner – Communications for New Brunswick Council. I have been a member of the Board of Governors since November 2013. Current local Scouting Involvement: Rover Scout with the 1st Rivorton Rover Crew. Scouting Life Spring 2015

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A SELECTION OF BOOKS THAT CAN HELP YOU CREATE AN ECO-MINDEDNESS THROUGH SCOUTING. GREEN BOOK REVIEWS

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his is a tough book. Not in the sense of readability, but in terms of content, which is as bold and up front as the title. In the introduction to This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein admits that she wasn’t always concerned about climate change—at least until an airplane she had boarded sank into the

tarmac of an airport runway in Washington DC in the summer of 2012. After disembarking along with the rest of the passengers and their luggage, a ploy on the part of the airline that would hopefully make the plane light enough to drive out of the pit it had sunk into (a ploy that failed), she stood on the tarmac and watched a large truck arrive to rescue the airplane and save all the travellers from being inconvenienced. This image of burning oil in order to burn more oil is the central image of Klein’s view of present day capitalism. It is an image that becomes more and more compelling and frightening as you read through the first section of the book. You will read about how we actually measure carbon output (an absurdly inaccurate calculation); about conferences held by right wing deniers; about how some companies are planning to profit from future warmer temperatures; about the complicated nature of a global neoliberal corporate economy hell-bent on making money at all costs to the point at which you will likely feel, as I did, swept up in a plundering

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

mechanism creating a bleak future within a bleak, but prosperous, finite world. But that’s

Naomi Klein

thinking about capitalism and consumerism as a model of extraction and depletion, and

Knopf Canada

create a model of renewal. Klein offers some thoughts toward how to go about this, which

ISBN 9780307401991 | 566 pages | $36.95

I won’t go into here. You should read the book and find out.

exactly what Klein wants, since the idea is to make us see how important it is to change our

(also available as an ebook) US$14.95

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espite there being very little mention of eco-anything that doesn’t exist within the borders of the USA, making this a very American investigation of a global issue, there is much to learn from and use in this book. Meant to act as a handbook for educators who want to create models of learning within their

classrooms that will instill in their students an intelligent and compassionate awareness of the the ecologies of the world, Ecoliterate uses a model that I see as comparable to the Plan-Do-Review Element of the Canadian Path. Using stories and engaged examples followed by discussion, the four major ecological issues of our times (coal, oil, water and food) are explored one by one in well-annotated sections. Readers will enjoy the practical nature of the stories gathered here, and will discover simple yet useful ways to discuss these issues with others. Most importantly, there are examples of professional development strategies, which Scouters may find useful for their programs. Some items in particular will be useful for the reviewing of any activity involving the environment (which is, when you think about it, everything we do). Since the book is aimed at educators and

Ecoliterate: How Educators are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

academics, but is also written by educators, much of the information can be applied for

Daniel Goleman, with Lisa Bennett and

many ideas for anyone interested in cultivating emotional, social and ecological

Zenobia Barlow

intelligence among young people today.

any learning environment involving young people. If Scouting is “learning by doing,” Ecoliterate is a wonderful example of how to accomplish this in practice, and will offer

Jossey-Bass www.josseybass.com ISBN 9781118104576 | 174 pages | $27.95 (also available as an ebook)

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avid Suzuki is probably Canada’s most outspoken and public environmental activist. In his Green Guide, which I admit is a little older (published in 2008), you will find all kinds of information and advice. Some will see that much of what it has to say has already entered into the daily existence of

their lives, but I think it continues to remains relevant and useful today. This book wants you to consider the ecological footprint of everything and anything, and to find ways to reduce your contribution to wasteful living as much as possible. But it isn’t pessimistic or gloomy; rather it is as engaged and proactive as any activist should be. In fact, I felt like it was useful to include mention of it here as it works as a great companion volume to the book Ecoliterate, also discussed in this section. Like the statement “Think Globally, Act Locally,” Suzuki and Boyd begin at home, with detailed advice on how to make your home eco-friendly. From there they work through various topics such as how to eat a sustainable diet, or what is the best way to travel while burning less oil. One chapter presents an engaging “zero waste challenge” as a way to discuss the continuing problems

David Suzuki’s Green Guide

of consumerism and consumption. The next chapter outlines the qualities of “Citizen

David Suzuki and David R. Boyd

Green,” a politically engaged human being who acts to make the world sustainable. The

GreyStone Books

final chapter is a passionate call to spend more time surrounded by and studying nature,

www.greystonebooks.com

which will not only improve our understanding and appreciation for the environment,

ISBN 9781553652939 | 175 pages | 19.95

making us happier and healthier people. Not only that but spending time in natural settings will actually help to reduce our carbon footprint upon it.

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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from Automobiles Taras Grescoe HarperCollins Publishers www.harpercollins.ca ISBN 9781554686247 | 342 pages | $19.99

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(also available as an ebook)

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t was once said to me “you can never drive out of the city,” and as someone who drives and who lives in a city and likes to get out of that city whenever possible, this statement has stayed with me for a long time. After several years of reflection, I happen to think that it’s true: if you are in a car, you are never out of the city. There

have been times when I have been at a Scouting event, especially when my kids were younger, and I could see just how many cars it took to get us all there. An open field turned C

into a parking lot, that kind of thing. Well, it was this sort of thinking that caused me to pick M

up Straphanger by Taras Grescoe. Granted, the focus of the book is urban transportation, rather than about, say, camping, but I suspect that most of us live in some form of urban environment, and even the most rural of us are likely connected to a city by the use of an automobile. Whether we like it or not, our cities and our urban existences were shaped

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explores by visiting major cities around the world, that being the tension between public transportation and how the automobile has shaped the cities we live in in ways that work against public transportation. Moving around the world, Grescoe explores the cities of New York, Los Angles, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Tokyo, Bagotá, Portland, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Toronto entirely by public transportation, and reveals where some cities have succeeded and others have failed. If you are someone who thinks about urbanization and the environmental implications of the car, perhaps as one of the many oil burning things that is helping to return the atmosphere of the earth to a state that existed prior to

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DO’S AND DON’TS OF PLAN-DO-REVIEW CHOSES À FAIRE ET À NE PAS FAIRE POUR LA PLANIFICATION-ACTION-RÉVISION D’UNE ACTIVITÉ The tables below summarize what the Canadian Path’s Four Elements should look like in action. It also summarizes what your program shouldn’t look like—the behaviours that suggest you may not be altogether on the Path..

Les tableaux ci-dessous vous donnent une petite idée de ce à quoi votre programme devrait ressembler avec les quatre éléments du Sentier canadien. Ils résument également ce à quoi il ne devrait pas ressembler : les comportements qui indiquent que vous n’intégrez peut-être pas le Sentier canadien de la bonne façon.

BEAVER SCOUTS/ SCOUTS CASTORS DESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Beavers participate in brainstorming ideas for and choosing their Adventures.

Beavers engage in problem solving

Beavers participate in games or activities that encourage them to share their feelings and thoughts about their experience

Beavers engage in decision making

Beavers participate in selecting specific activities for the Adventure

Beavers are challenged to learn new skills

Scouters spend time to understand Beavers’ personal interests

Scouters guide Beavers to divide tasks in activities that are group based

Beavers have a chance of being present in the risk assessment process and provide their opinions

Scouters facilitate learning by asking questions that promote thinking and engagement Scouters ask ”Do you need help?” and if yes, “What do you need help with?

COMPORTEMENTS SOUHAITABLES

Les castors participent au choix de leurs aventures à l’aide d’une liste d’options offerte par les animateurs (env. 5 aventures). Les castors participent au choix des activités spécifiques de leurs aventures. Les animateurs prennent le temps de découvrir les intérêts personnels des castors. Les castors participent au processus d’évaluation des risques et donnent leurs opinions.

Les castors participent à la résolution de problèmes. Les castors participent à la prise de décisions. Les castors sont incités à développer de nouvelles habiletés. Les animateurs aident les castors à diviser les tâches en activités de groupe. Les animateurs facilitent l’apprentissage en posant des questions qui incitent à la réflexion et à la participation. Les animateurs demandent : « Avez-vous besoin d’aide? » et si oui, « de quoi avez-vous besoin? »

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Strategies used for the review: (Discussion, visual expressions, active games) Beavers are encouraged, through games and activities, to talk about their likes and dislikes Beavers link their experience to future planning What SPICES are covered in the review process? Les castors participent à des jeux et des activités qui les encouragent à faire part de leurs émotions et leurs pensées liées à leur expérience. Stratégies utilisées pour la révision : (discussions, expressions visuelles, jeux actifs). Les castors sont encouragés à l’aide de jeux et d’activités à parler de ce qu’ils aiment et de ce qu’ils aiment moins. Les castors font des liens avec leur expérience et la planification à venir. Quelles SPICES sont utilisées dans le processus de révision?


UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Scouters present the program to the Beavers without including them in the decision making process

Beavers follow a detailed set of instructions

The activity/adventure ends without reflection/review

Scouters choose the activities in each adventure without consulting with Beavers

Beavers are not engaged in the task at hand and are distracted

Scouters plan the activities and do the risk management without Beavers being present

Scouters do the job for youth who are struggling

Beavers complain that the activity is boring

The review is conducted with closed ended (yes/no) questions The review fails to address learning and new experiences Scouters do most of the talking in the review process The review is not linked to future planning

COMPORTEMENTS NON SOUHAITABLES

Les animateurs présentent le programme aux castors en les excluant du processus de prise de décisions. Les animateurs choisissent les activités pour chaque aventure sans consulter les castors. Les animateurs planifient les activités et effectuent l’évaluation des risques sans les castors.

Les castors suivent une série d’instructions détaillées pour faire les activités.

Aucune réflexion ou révision n’est effectuée après l’activité ou l’aventure.

Les castors se plaignent que l’activité est ennuyeuse.

La révision est effectuée à l’aide de questions fermées à la discussion (oui ou non).

Les castors n’effectuent pas la tâche demandée et sont distraits. Les animateurs font le travail à la place des jeunes qui ont de la difficulté.

La révision ne tient pas compte de l’apprentissage et des nouvelles expériences. Les animateurs ne donnent pas beaucoup la parole aux castors lors du processus de révision. La révision ne fait pas de liens avec la planification à venir.

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CUB SCOUTS / SCOUTS LOUVETEAUX DESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Cubs participate in brainstorming ideas for and choosing their Adventures.

Cubs engage in problem solving

Cubs participate in games or activities that encourage them to share their feelings and thoughts about their experience

Cubs are challenged to learn new skills

Scouters spend time to understand Cubs’ personal interests

Scouters provide support and help if needed in division of labour in groups

Cubs are actively involved in the risk assessment process

Scouters facilitate learning by asking questions that promote thinking and engagement

Cubs are actively involved in planning for equipment and spaces

COMPORTEMENTS SOUHAITABLES

Les louveteaux participent au choix de leurs aventures à l’aide d’une liste d’options offerte par les animateurs (env. 10 aventures).

Strategies used for the review: (Discussion, visual expressions, active games) Cubs are encouraged, through games and activities, to talk about their likes and dislikes Cubs link their experience to future planning

Scouters ask, ”Do you need help?” and if yes, “What do you need help with?

What SPICES are covered in the review process?

Les louveteaux participent à la résolution de problèmes.

Les louveteaux participent à des jeux et des activités qui les encouragent à faire part de leurs émotions et leurs pensées liées à leur expérience.

Les louveteaux participent à la prise de décisions.

Les louveteaux participent au choix d’activités et de compétences spécifiques pour les aventures.

Les louveteaux sont incités à développer de nouvelles compétences.

Stratégies utilisées pour la révision : (discussions, expressions visuelles, jeux actifs).

Les animateurs prennent le temps de découvrir les intérêts personnels des louveteaux.

Les animateurs offrent du soutien et de l’aide au besoin dans la répartition des tâches dans les groupes.

Les louveteaux sont encouragés à l’aide de jeux et d’activités à parler de ce qu’ils aiment et de ce qu’ils aiment moins.

Les louveteaux participent activement au processus d’évaluation des risques.

Les animateurs facilitent l’apprentissage en posant des questions qui incitent à la réflexion et à la participation.

Les louveteaux font des liens avec la planification à venir.

Les louveteaux participent activement à la planification de l’équipement et des lieux.

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Cubs engage in decision making

Cubs participate in selecting specific activities/skill trainings for the Adventure

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Les animateurs demandent : « Avez-vous besoin d’aide? » et si oui, « de quoi avez-vous besoin? »

Quelles SPICES sont utilisées dans le processus de révision?


UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Scouters present the program to the Cubs without including them in the decision making process

Cubs follow a detailed set of instructions to do the activities

The activity/adventure ends without reflection/review

Cubs complain that the activity is boring

The review is conducted with closed ended (yes/no) questions

Scouters choose the activities in each adventure without consulting with Cubs Scouters plan the activities and do the risk management without Cubs being present

Cubs are not engaged in the task at hand and are distracted Scouters do the job for youth who are struggling

The review fails to address learning and new experiences Scouters do most of the talking in the review process The review is not linked to future planning

COMPORTEMENTS NON SOUHAITABLES

Les animateurs présentent le programme aux louveteaux en les excluant du processus de prise de décisions.

Les louveteaux suivent une série d’instructions détaillées pour faire les activités.

Les animateurs choisissent les activités pour chaque aventure sans consulter les louveteaux.

Les louveteaux se plaignent que l’activité est ennuyeuse.

La révision est effectuée à l’aide de questions fermées à la discussion (oui ou non).

Les louveteaux n’effectuent pas la tâche demandée et sont distraits.

La révision ne tient pas compte de l’apprentissage et des nouvelles expériences.

Les animateurs font le travail à la place des jeunes qui ont de la difficulté.

Les animateurs ne donnent pas beaucoup la parole aux louveteaux lors du processus de révision.

Les animateurs planifient les activités et effectuent l’évaluation des risques sans les louveteaux.

Aucune réflexion ou révision n’est effectuée après l’activité ou l’aventure.

La révision ne fait pas de liens avec la planification à venir.

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SCOUTS, VENTURER SCOUTS AND ROVER SCOUTS SCOUTS, SCOUTS AVENTURIERS ET SCOUTS ROUTIERS DESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Scouts brainstorm to come up with a list of potential adventures and then choose their preferred items from the list

Scouts engage in problem solving

Scouts are in charge of the review process and moderate the discussion

Scouts make a plan for specific activities in each adventure with some input from Scouters

Scouts are challenged to learn new skills

Scouts are encouraged to understand their groups interests and plan their adventures and activities based on that

Scouters facilitate learning by asking questions that promote thinking and engagement

Scouts take leadership on risk assessment with some input from Scouters

Scouters ask, ”Do you need help?” and if yes, “What do you need help with?

Scouts engage in decision making

Scouts work together and delegate responsibilities in a group

Scouts take leadership in planning for equipments and spaces

COMPORTEMENTS SOUHAITABLES

Les scouts font un remue-méninge pour établir une liste d’aventures potentielles et établissent leurs préférences. Les scouts élaborent un plan pour les activités spécifiques de chaque aventure avec un peu d’aide des animateurs. Les scouts sont encouragés à découvrir les champs d’intérêts de leurs groupes et à planifier les aventures et les activités en fonction. Les scouts s’occupent de l’évaluation des risques avec un peu d’aide des animateurs. Les scouts s’occupent de la planification de l’équipement et des lieux.

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Scouts are articulate in evaluating their experience and discussing the new things they have learnt Scouts talk about their likes and dislikes in the activity/adventure and can link them to what they would do in the future to improve the experience Scouts talk about their team work and are able to point out specific strengths and weaknesses Scouts are able to propose solutions to challenges they faced or weaknesses they observed

Les scouts participent à la résolution de problèmes.

Les scouts s’occupent du processus de révision et animent les discussions.

Les scouts participent à la prise de décisions.

Les scouts décrivent en détail leur expérience et discutent des choses apprises.

Les scouts sont incités à développer de nouvelles compétences. Les scouts travaillent ensemble et partagent les responsabilités dans un groupe. Les scouts facilitent l’apprentissage en posant des questions qui incitent à la réflexion et à la participation. Les animateurs demandent : « Avez-vous besoin d’aide? » et si oui, « de quoi avez-vous besoin? »

Les scouts parlent de ce qu’ils ont aimé et moins aimé de l’activité ou de l’aventure et des aspects à améliorer à l’avenir. Les scouts parlent de leur travail d’équipe et sont capables de déterminer leurs forces et leurs faiblesses. Les scouts sont capables d’offrir des solutions aux faiblesses ou aux problèmes auxquels ils sont confrontés.


UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS

PLAN/ PLANIFICATION

DO / ACTION

REVIEW / RÉVISION

Scouters present the program to the Scouts without including them in the decision making process

Scouts follow a detailed set of instructions to do the activities

The activity/adventure ends without reflection/review

Scouts complain that the activity is boring

The review is conducted with closed ended (yes/no) questions

Scouters choose the activities in each adventure Scouters are in charge of planning and risk assessment and do not include Scouts in the process

Scouts are not engaged in the task at hand and are distracted Scouts need a lot of direct supervision in doing the activity The activity does not serve a specific purpose in the program Scouters do the job for youth who are struggling

COMPORTEMENTS NON SOUHAITABLES

Les animateurs présentent le programme aux scouts en les excluant du processus de prise de décisions. Les animateurs choisissent les activités pour chaque aventure. Les animateurs s’occupent de la planification et de l’évaluation des risques seuls et ne font pas participer les scouts.

The review fails to address learning and new experiences Scouters do most of the talking in the review process Scouts are not involved in moderating the review process The review is not linked to future planning

Les scouts suivent une série d’instructions détaillées pour faire les activités.

Aucune réflexion ou révision n’est effectuée après l’activité ou l’aventure.

Les scouts se plaignent que l’activité est ennuyeuse.

La révision est effectuée à l’aide de questions fermées à la discussion (oui ou non).

Les scouts n’effectuent pas la tâche demandée et sont distraits. Les scouts ont besoin de beaucoup de supervision pendant l’activité. L’activité n’a pas de liens réels avec le programme. Les animateurs font le travail à la place des jeunes qui ont de la difficulté.

La révision ne tient pas compte de l’apprentissage et des nouvelles expériences. Les animateurs ne donnent pas beaucoup la parole aux scouts lors du processus de révision. Les scouts n’animent pas le processus de révision. La révision ne fait pas de liens avec la planification à venir.

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ATTENTION SCOUTERS

Looking for your next great Scouting Adventure? Challenge your Troop and sign-up for the Pacific Jamboree! This July your Scout Troop can discover Vancouver Island in British Columbia and participate in fun, challenging Scouting Adventures that include, paddling the Salish Seas, climbing real rock faces, scuba diving, and so much more. Troops will stay at the legendary Camp Barnard – located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island!

This is going to be an adventure of a lifetime, so don’t miss out – reserve your spot today!

July 11 – 18, 2015 pj2015.ca

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One act of kindness has the power to make someone’s day.

What will your good turn be?

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Scout-Guide Week • February 16-22 Each year, both Movements celebrate Feb. 22, the birthday of

Pacific Jamb • 11 – 18 July • Camp Barnard, Sooke, BC

our Founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, the World

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Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. Canada also celebrates

The Pacific Jamboree, hosted by BC-Yukon Councils, is held every

Scout-Guide Week from the Sunday before Feb. 22 until the

four years. Participation is open to all youth of Scout age who are

Sunday after. At this time, members of Scouts Canada and Girl

registered members of Scouts Canada, L’Association des Scouts

Guides of Canada plan and hold special activities to promote

du Canada and Scout Units from National Scout Organizations

our Movements. Check out Scouts.ca for more information.

who are members of the World Organization of the Scout

National Volunteer Week • April 13 -18 A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has

Movement (WOSM). Offer of Service (OOS) is open to Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts and volunteers, including former members who wish to participate.

a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably,

ScotiaJamb2015 • 11 – 17 July • Camp Nedooae

volunteers rock.

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National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate

ScotiaJamb2015 is about the adventure of being a Scout.

and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. Visit volunteer.ca/

You will be challenged, you will try new things and you will create

nvw2015 to find out more.

memories you will cherish for a lifetime. It will be the best

Good Turn Week • April 25 – May 3

Scouting experience you will ever have!

The fifth annual Good Turn Week is taking place April 25 –

National Drowning Prevention Week • July 20-25

May 3, 2014. Good Turn Week was created to inspire every

Everyday Canadians make safe choices around water and ice.

Scout and Canadian alike to emulate Scouting’s virtues and

National Drowning Prevention Week increases awareness, across

make the effort to deliver simple acts of kindness. During

Canada, of the need for drowning prevention. Contact your

Good Turn Week, Scouts Canada challenges Canadians of all

local pool for NDPW events near you.

ages to perform a Good Turn and encourage the recipient to pay it forward, generating a cycle of goodwill across the country.

World Jamboree

Good Turns can be shared on the Good Turn Week website

Tens of thousands of Scouts will converge on Kirara-hama,

(Scouts.ca/goodturn), on Facebook (facebook.com/

Japan, the venue for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The kanji

scoutscanada) or on Twitter #goodturn.

character “wa” means harmony, unity, friendship, and peace. It is in this spirit that the Scout Association of Japan will

Emergency Preparedness Week • May 4 -9

welcome Scouts from around the world to the 2015

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event

World Scout Jamboree, Wa: A Spirit of Unity. See more at

that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This

scouts.ca/japan2015

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CALENDRIER DES ACTIVITÉS Semaine des scouts et des guides • du 16 au 22 février Chaque année, le 22 février, les deux mouvements célèbrent l’anniversaire de notre fondateur Lord Baden-Powell et de sa femme, la Chef Guide mondiale, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. Au Canada, nous célébrons la Semaine des scouts et des guides à partir du dimanche précédant le 22 février jusqu’au dimanche suivant. Pendant cette semaine, les membres de Scouts Canada et des Guides du Canada planifient et organisent des évènements spéciaux afin de faire la promotion de ces deux mouvements. Consultez le Scouts.ca pour de plus amples renseignements.

Semaine de l’action bénévole • du 13 au 18 avril Un geste bénévole est comme une pierre que l’on jette à l’eau et qui entraîne d’importantes répercussions. Les efforts des bénévoles créent des ondes qui se font sentir bien au-delà d’eux-mêmes et contribuent à améliorer le bien-être collectif. Pas de doute, les bénévoles font des vagues. La Semaine de l’action bénévole est le moment de reconnaître, de célébrer et de remercier les 13,3 millions de bénévoles au Canada. Visitez le benevoles.ca/sab2015 pour en savoir plus.

Semaine des B.A. • du 25 avril au 3 mai La cinquième Semaine annuelle des B.A. se déroule du 25 avril au 3 mai 2015. La Semaine des B.A. a été créée pour encourager tous les scouts et les Canadiens à s’inspirer des valeurs du scoutisme et à poser de petits gestes simples de bonté. Pendant la Semaine des B.A., Scouts Canada lance un défi aux Canadiens de tout âge : il les invite à poser au moins une bonne action pour quelqu’un d’autre et à demander à cette personne de faire de même, créant ainsi une vague d’entraide dans tout le pays. Les participants pourront partager leurs bonnes actions sur le site Web de la Semaine des B.A. (Scouts.ca/BA), sur Facebook (facebook.com/scoutscanada) ou sur Twitter #bonneaction.

Semaine de la sécurité civile • du 4 au 9 mai La Semaine de la sécurité civile (semaine de la SC) est un évènement annuel qui se déroule la première semaine complète du mois de mai. Cet évènement d’envergure nationale est coordonné par Sécurité publique Canada, en étroite collaboration avec les provinces et les territoires et nos partenaires. Pour en savoir plus,

veuillez écrire à info@getprepared.ca ou téléphoner au 1 800 830-3118.

Jam du Pacifique • du 11 au 18 juillet • Camp Barnard, Sooke (C.-B.) pj2015.ca Le Jamboree du Pacifique, organisé par les conseils de la ColombieBritannique et du Yukon, est un évènement quadriennal qui rassemble des scouts de tous âges qui sont des membres inscrits de Scouts Canada, de l’Association des Scouts du Canada ou d’autres organisations scoutes nationales membres de l’Organisation Mondiale du Mouvement Scout (OMMS). Les scouts aventuriers, les scouts routiers, les bénévoles et les anciens membres peuvent faire partie du personnel de service (PDS).

Jam de la Nouvelle-Écosse • du 11 au 17 juillet • Camp Nedooae www.scotiajamb.ca Le Jamboree de la Nouvelle-Écosse vous promet l’aventure scoute à son meilleur. Vous serez mis au défi, découvrirez de nouvelles choses et en garderez des souvenirs qui resteront gravés dans vos mémoires. Soyez prêts pour l’expérience scoute la plus excitante qui soit!

Semaine de la prévention de la noyade • du 20 au 25 juillet Tous les jours, les Canadiens sont appelés à faire des choix sécuritaires lorsqu’ils sont près de l’eau ou de la glace. La Semaine de la prévention de la noyade vise à sensibiliser la population d’un bout à l’autre du Canada à l’importance de la prévention de la noyade. Communiquez avec votre piscine municipale pour connaître les activités organisées dans le cadre de cette semaine.

Jamboree mondial Environ 10 000 scouts se rendront à Kirara-hama au Japon pour prendre part au 23e Jamboree scout mondial. Le caractère Kanji « wa » symbolise l’harmonie, l’unité, l’amitié et la paix. C’est dans cet esprit que l’association scoute du Japon accueillera des scouts de partout dans le monde pour le Jamboree scout mondial en 2015, wa : un esprit d’unité. Pour en savoir plus, visitez le Scouts.ca/japon2015

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