Silver Falls Scouting
|What is Scouting All About?||SCOUTS CANADA strives to
be a fun, exciting experience for youth in Canada. Our program
emphasizes learning by doing, membership in small groups, stimulating and
age-appropriate activities. Much of our program is centered around
the use of the outdoors.
Our activities are guided by our three principles:
- duty to God
|Is Scouting just for boys?||No. For over twenty years, Scouting has been open to both boys and girls.|
|I have heard of Beavers and Cubs and Scouts? What's the difference?||Scouts Canada runs five
related programs. Each of the programs is geared to a different age
Beavers: 5-7 yrs old
Wolf Cubs: 8-10 yrs old
Scouts: 11-14 yrs old (with an option to remain until 16)
Venturers: 14-17 yrs old
Rovers: 18-26 yrs old
|My child has special needs. Can he or she take part?||In most cases, your local
group can accommodate a child's special needs, especially with your help.
|How much does Scouting cost?||
The Scouts Canada fee is $200. National Office has eliminated the
family discount. However, Silver Falls Scouting will continue giving
discounts to families with multiple members.
|Where does the money go?||
The entire registration fee is sent to the New
Brunswick Council office. Some of the fee goes to National Office to
pay for things like insurance and to keep national headquarters open.
Some is directed to the New Brunswick council to pay for council
operations and pay for staff. Council will allocate some money to
Wabanaki Area to assist with administrative costs. None of the money
stays with the group.
|What is Scouting Life Magazine?||Scouts Canada provides a
copy of The Scouting Life Magazine to all registered Scouters who
are "active" on Myscouts, 6 times a year
|What about uniforms?||Beaver uniforms consist
of a hat ($13.99) and vest ($21.99).
Cub and Scout uniforms consist of a uniform shirt ($29.99 and $32.99)
Our group provide neckerchiefs, woggles and necessary badges. Please check with your leaders before purchasing any uniform items. Second-hand uniforms are often available for considerably less.
|Do my child and I have to take part in fund-raising?||
Yes. Our group conducts a number of fund-raising activities to
finance activities and to pay for supplies and camping equipment. Those activities cannot take place without your
support. We try to keep the fund-raising to a minimum and to make it
as easy for families as possible.
|What kind of screening and training is available for leaders?||All Scouters must obtain
a Police Record Check, be interviewed by a pair of interviewers, give
several references who are contacted, and then
begin to serve a three-month probation. New Scouters take training,
beginning with Woodbadge I. This training teaches the Scouters
about the Scouting program, about how to deliver it and how to conduct
safe and fun activities in the outdoors. Further training in First
Aid, Winter Skills and more advanced outdoor training is also available.
|What is a Scouter?||Scouters are the adult
members of Scouting. This includes leaders, Group Committee Members
and Service Scouters.
|Do I have to stay for every meeting?||No. But you may be
asked to help out from time to time though.
|Can I become a Scouter?||If you are interested in
becoming a Leader or Group Committee Member, please tell one of your
|Do I have to go camping with my child?||Cubs and Scouts do not
need their parents to accompany them camping. Beavers' camping takes
the form of day camps. Overnight camps for Beavers take the form of
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