Many Traditional Scouting programs take place in and on the water. We are responsible for creating a safe environment for everyone. Part of this is knowing what it looks like when someone is drowning because it doesn't look like it does in the movies. That is why we have shared this article, “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” by Mario Vittone.
All adult members of the Association are invited to attend and vote at AGM 2019. The AGM is an important time when the Association hears reports, elects officers, and set the direction for the next year. All adult members are encouraged to attend. The AGM will be held as part of the Indaba 2019 Scouters' conference.
Join other Scouters for this day of learning and fellowship on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at University of Waterloo. The weekend will include:
On February 22, we celebrate the birthdays of our Founder, Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, and his wife, and his wife Lady Olave. Please read the message from the World Federation of Independent Scouts.
The Canadian Traditional Scouting Association is presenting another opportunity to take canoe training and receive Paddle Canada certification through Grand Experiences. The camp will be June 21–23, 2019.
At this time, we need to establish how many people are interested in participating. The following courses will be offered; follow the links to see details about each course:
The Ontario Timber Car Races are coming up on February 23. Please register by February 20; see the registration details. No registrations after February 20! (We need to enter everyone into the computer in advance.)
Dear Friends & Fellow Scouters,
At this time of year, Scouting takes an interesting turn. At our Christmas campfire, I get to catch up with all of the parents. I get to dress up as Santa and give out the timber car kits as presents. I am pretty sure they know it's me. I hope that all of you enjoy the season as well.
Registration is now open for Golden Arrow Youth Leader Training 2018. Golden Arrow is a training weekend members of the troop section, generally ages 12–14, who are in leadership roles such as Patrol Leader and Assistant PL.
During the weekend, participants will be challenged with activities which will help them develop and reflect on their leadership skills, both inside and outside of Scouting. They will return with the skills and confidence they need to built their patrols and troops into effective teams.
All adult members of the Association are invited to attend and vote at the Special General Meeting on December 8. We will be discussing some bylaw and policy amendments; see the notice sent to members by email on November 8 for the agenda and wording of motions. You may attend the meeting in person, online, or by proxy.
The Stainsby Reunion is a gathering of adult members of Scouting for fellowship and the sharing of Scouting ideas. It is open to all who have earned Wood Badge/Beads Part I or higher from any Scouting association. (If you don't have a Part I, sign-up to take it this November and join us at next year's reunion!)
This year's location provides opportunities for paddling and row-boating on the lake, swimming in the indoor pool, hiking on the Bruce Trail, games, and campfires.
In a few days, many of us will be at Eurocamp18 in England. Others have their own summer adventures either coming up or already done. We're making great use of the summer for Traditional Scouting. With the summer almost half over, it is time to be thinking about the program for the fall and beyond.
The Traditional Scouting Association has a large number of events scheduled for the coming year. We hope you will mark your calendars now and attend. Most of these events are open to members of any Scouting association; please contact us if you would like to attend.
The Traditional Scouting Association's Jamboree 2018 will be June 15-17 at Brant Conservation Area. The park offers the camping, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking on the kettle lake. There will be programs for all ages of Scouting.
All adult members of the Association are invited to attend and vote at AGM 2018. The AGM is an important time when the Association hears reports, elects officers, and set the direction for the next year. All adult members are encouraged to attend.
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
- Room 1302, Davis Centre, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, Ontario
You may attend the meeting in person, online by Skype, or by proxy.