Episodes

Claim the Flame

Jan. 19, 2022

Scouts Canada has a new, themed competition for its members...starting this month! Podcast Topics This week, Scouter Ken is joined by Scouts Canada National Communications Director Scouter Mike (why yes, he’s back!) and Scou…

Scouting Five - Week of January 10, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

Scouts pitch in after a typhoon, a new Scout Hut might be built...and yes, Scout groups still need volunteers. News Stories Scouts Canada Challenge For Kids To Level Up Winter Outdoor Skills | toronto4kids.com 1st Rosetown S…

Scouting Five - Week of December 20, 2021

Dec. 23, 2021

Scouts Canada appoints a new Chief Scout, Scouts were amazing in 2021...and as they sell trees, Scouts also collect them. News Stories Scouts Canada appoints adventurer Les Stroud as Chief Scout | Blackburn News Former South…

Finding Volunteers

Nov. 26, 2021

How do you attract volunteers to Scouting? Podcast Topics Ken and Colin attempt to tackle a question that almost every section of every Scout Group has to deal with at some point: how to handle a shortage of qualified volunt…

Scouting Five - Week of November 22, 2021

Nov. 25, 2021

Scouts Canada appoints a new Chief Scout, Arab and Asia-Pacific NSOs meet and greet..and yes, Scout groups still need volunteers. News Stories Arab and Asia-Pacific hold first-ever International Commissioners Gathering | Wor…

Scouting Five - Week of November 15, 2021

Nov. 19, 2021

Scouts collect food and sell Christmas trees...and stolen Scout Group vehicles are returned. News Stories Now a couple of stolen vans are... - SYP Operational Support | Facebook Boy Scout council moving to 26-acre ‘Adventure…

Scouting Five - Week of November 1, 2021

Nov. 6, 2021

Scouts head to COP26, Scout groups (always) need volunteers...and Scouts BSA introduces a new Merit Badge. News Stories Local Scouts groups see popularity surge but need more adult leaders | NanaimoNewsNOW Scouting alive and…

Scouting And Technology

Get Your Group Online

Oct. 29, 2021

These days, it really is quite imperative - for both growth and ease of contact - that a Scout Group have some kind of online presence.

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Scouting Five - Week of October 25, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

Scouts take part in JOTA-JOTI and learn to code...and Cub Scouts are bringing flowers to hospital staff.

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Scouting Five 159 - Week of October 4, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

A Scout earns the Cornwell Award...and Scouts BSA is likely not infringing Girl Scouts’ copyrights.

Scouting Equipment

Camp Fuel(s)

Sept. 30, 2021

Which camp fuel is best? Turns out, that’s a loaded question.

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Scouting Five - Week of September 20, 2021

Sept. 24, 2021

Scouts host a “Gin and Ale” fundraiser, Labware’s founder is honoured by Scouts BSA...and “a father for international Scouting” is remembered.

The Scout Association Scouting

Squirrel Scouts

Sept. 16, 2021

A new Scouting program has been launched in the UK!

Guest: Hawkeye
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Scouting Five - Week of September 6, 2021

Sept. 11, 2021

Georgia Scouts sell Moon Pies,  Scouts in Canada sell sand bags...and the UK launches Squirrel Scouts!

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Scouting Five - Week of August 30, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

The 42nd World Scout Conference wraps up, Poland will host WJ 2027...and the Northern Lights MedVents are recruiting, again.

Scouting WOSM

Encore Presentation: Why the Fleur-de-lis?

Aug. 22, 2021

Why, exactly, does Scouting use the fleur-de-lis as its symbol?

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Scouting Five - Week of August 9, 2021

Aug. 12, 2021

Thousands upon thousands attend a Jamboree virtually, a Scout Camp survives a wildfire...and Scouts help out after a tornado.

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Scouting Five - Week of August 2, 2021

Aug. 6, 2021

A volunteer earns a Bronze Wolf, a Rover Moot is planned in Africa...and a Chicago Scout was prepared during a tornado.

Scouting Uniforms

Woggles

July 23, 2021

Neckerchief slides. Rings. Turk’s Heads. Whatever you call them, these handy little fasteners have an interesting history.

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Knife Safety

July 9, 2021

We’ve talked about knives, their importance in Scouting, and their utility as tools...but how do you use one safely?

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Scouting Five - Week of June 28, 2021

July 2, 2021

The Solomon Islands joins Scouting, a bear makes off with Scouts’ honey...and Scouts do love archery, don’t they?

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Scouting Five - Week of June 14, 2021

June 18, 2021

Girls Scouts have a glut of cookies, Scouts in the UK need volunteers...and Greek Scouts help spot trash on beaches.

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Mailbag!

June 10, 2021

Catching up with some emails (and voicemail) from listeners!