A MEMBER OF SCOUTS CANADA: ONE OF CANADA'S LEADING YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS WITH BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 5-26
SCOPE/OLYMPIA is an International Exchange Program, linking Canadian Scouts from the Greater Toronto Area, and American Scouts from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun, adventure and friendship. It's also a tradition for the youth and volunteers of the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group.
SCOPE/Olympia began in 1967 when Scouting youth from the Toronto and Mississauga areas, planned a visit to the Baden-Powell District in the United States, and has continued every four years for the past fifty-five years!
This year in 2023, our youth and volunteers with the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group traveled with other Canadian Scouts on 2 buses to drive 9 hours to join American Scout Troops from the Cradle of Liberty Council at the Resica Falls Scout Reservation in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The weekend was filled with a smorgasbord of amazing activities and adventures, leaving everyone with enough memories to last a lifetime!
Congratulations to all our youth sections for their successful applications to the Grizzly Den Program for 2022-2023. With the generous support of Scouts Canada and Hydro One, our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturer sections were each awarded funding for an adventure of their choice, and a chance to experience the fun and memories associated with Scouting. Our Troop Scouts experienced an amazing backcountry, camping trip in the Massasauga Provincial Park. Scouting youth accessed their camp by canoes and spent two nights under the stars. In part one of their planned adventure, our Sea Venturers paddled the Humber river to practise for their kayak trip in September. The Grizzly Den Program is truly a unique opportunity Scouts Canada, along with our generous sponsor Hydro One, have created to encourage and support as many safe, outdoor adventures to as many Scouting youth in Ontario as possible. Please see the gallery below for more photos of the Grizzly Den Experiences our youth have participated in. More information about the Grizzly Den Program can be found through the link below.
Applications for the Scouts Canada Scholarship Program are now open. If you (or someone you know) are currently an active, registered member of Scouts Canada and you are planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the 2023–2024 school year, this Program could help you. Scholarships are awarded to Scouting youth who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, and a desire to create a better world. The Scouts Canada Scholarship Program is another stepping-stone in our mission to help youth become better prepared for success in the world.
Deadline for submission is June 30, 2023. More information and application forms can be found by clicking the link below.
Kub Kars are the hand-held cars carved by Cub Scouts out of a block of wood and other standard materials in a standard Scouts Canada kit, then set on a race track to see which one gravity will pull to the finish line quickest. This Canadian Scouting tradition was adopted in 1978 from the Pinewood Derby, originating with the Boy Scouts of America in the 1950s. The Kub Kar program allows Cub Scouts to explore their creativity by designing and building their own cars and with the assistance of mentors, learn how to maximize speed while meeting the design requirements. Through Kub Kar rallies, youth have the opportunity meet new friends, gain a sense of achievement and have fun as they race their cars against youth from the Cub Scout Packs in the surrounding area. Beaver Buggies were later introduced to provide Beaver Scouts with the opportunity to develop the same skills. Scout trucks were also added for older Scouting youth.
Our incredible team of Venturer Sea Scouts placed first with their submission to the City of Mississauga's Climate Change Youth Challenge! The Mission to Earth Climate Change Youth Challenge engaged youth across Mississauga to get involved and help solve some of the biggest climate concerns facing our city. Youth teams were tasked with creating innovative solutions that could transform Mississauga into a climate resilient city by both mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Youth Challenge was open to you highschool and post-secondary youth in the community. We are very proud of our Scout Team's success in their contribution to help protect our planet!
In 2007, Scouts Canada launched the No One Left Behind program to ensure every youth is provided an opportunity to experience new adventures with community Scout groups. Through the No One Left Behind Program, membership fees and related costs are subsidized for youth from families facing economic barriers. To date, 4,388 youth have experienced amazing Scouting adventures with the help of this resource, made possible by sponsors like you. Dealing with COVID has been tough, especially on kids and young adults and Scouting is needed now more than ever. Please click below for more information and learn how you can help a child be part of a Scouts Canada adventure.
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