Episodes

Episode 45 - It’s Popcorn Time Again!

Aug. 31, 2017

We discuss Scouts Canada's revamped popcorn fundraiser program, which has been given a Canadian Path makeover this year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Scouters Mike and …

Encore Presentation: Leader Communication

Aug. 17, 2017

This is an encore presentation of Episode 8: Effectively leading a Scout group, at any age level, means having good communication between the leaders. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anc…

Episode 44 - Helping Scouts Get Comfortable With Camping

Aug. 2, 2017

Some youth are gung-ho to get out and sleep overnight in the outdoors. Others, however, have a very different reaction. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discu…

Episode 43 - Canadian Jamboree Memories

July 19, 2017

A few stories and memories from the 1997 Canadian Jamboree. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This episode was done on the fly by Ken , after a) none of the Scout groups who…

Episode 42 - Be Prepared?

July 5, 2017

Why is “Be Prepared” the Scout motto? What does it even mean? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss the podcast's new logo, and Canada Day as well, before …

Episode 41 - Camping With Beaver Scouts

June 21, 2017

It's no longer a requirement that parents accompany Beaver Scouts on camps and other overnight excursions! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken is rejoined by Hawkeye to ta…

Episode 40 - Cubs Can’t Use Knives…and Other Myths

June 7, 2017

We take a look at a few different myths and misconceptions about Scouts and Scouting in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic(s) Ken is joined again by Regan , the…

Episode 39A - Not Quite Live from Cuboree

May 27, 2017

Ken and his daughter Ella (a Cub Scout) take a few minutes to discuss their first Cuboree experience. The Beaver Hills/Rivers Edge Cuboree (a mini-Jamboree for Cub Scouts) is held annually in Edmonton, Canada; this year, the…

Episode 39 - Rovering the Canadian Path

May 24, 2017

We take a look — with a guest! — at the changes to the Rover Scouts program under the Canadian Path. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic(s) Alec (a <a href="http://www.s…

Episode 38 - Taking a Walk

May 10, 2017

A short episode full of musings about various topics. An opportunity to test portable recording gear for future use. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This episode — a short…

Episode 37 - Reviewing Beaver Scouts on the Canadian Path

April 26, 2017

We take a look at how the Beaver Scouts program has changed under the Canadian Path program. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Podcast Topic Ken is joined by a couple of Scouters fr…

Episode 36 - Group Growth (and State of the Podcast)

April 12, 2017

Scouts Canada has seen steady growth in membership, so we ask: how can you — yes, you — foster group growth? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) State of the Podcast It turns …

Episode 35 - Tent Care

March 29, 2017

How to care for your tent...or your Scout group's tent, as the case may be. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss how to care for a tent , and why it's imp…

Rebroadcast: Episode 34 - Camp Impeesa

March 22, 2017

Let's learn a little bit about the history and operations of one of the most amazing Scout Camps in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This is an encore presentation …

Episode 34 - Camp Impeesa (For Real This Time)

March 15, 2017

Let's learn a little bit about the history and operations of one of the most amazing Scout Camps in Canada. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Mark Little , the Council Commi…

Episode 33 - Thoughts on Ernest Poole Camp

March 1, 2017

We discuss the Ernest Poole Scout Camp near Edmonton, Alberta, and the possibility that it will be sold off to the LDS Church in the near future. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast To…

Episode 32 - Program Quality Standards

Feb. 15, 2017

In which we sit down and discuss Scouts Canada's Program Quality Standards, and how these can be used to evaluate a Scout Group's performance over the course of a year. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radi…

Episode 31 - Cakes at Camp

Feb. 1, 2017

Step up your camp cooking game! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin discuss dutch ovens, double boilers, and how to bake a cake at a Scout camp. Shout-Outs As al…

Episode 30 - Philmont

Jan. 18, 2017

Philmont Scout Ranch might just be the crown jewel of American Scouting adventures. Let's learn a bit more about it. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Brian joins us again t…

Episode 29 - MedVents II: Emergency Kits

Jan. 4, 2017

Eric brings in a few of the different medical kits that his Medical Venturer company members use in the course of their activities. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Eric , …

Episode 28 - Technology or Don’t

Dec. 14, 2016

Scouting offers a very unique opportunity for modern youth to disconnect from their always online, device-driven lives. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Trevor Nimegeers wr…

Episode 27 - Social Media and Scouting

Nov. 30, 2016

How should Scouters approach the use of social media, both as a means of showcasing their Scout group and as a means of communicating with Scouts? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast T…

Episode 26 - Youth/Leader Ratio

Nov. 16, 2016

Scouts Canada recently changed their youth/leader ratio requirements for the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Scout sections Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) Scouts Canada rece…

Encore Presentation: Scouting Uniforms as Halloween Costumes? Scouting in Minecraft?

Oct. 31, 2016

This is an encore presentation of an episode from a year ago: should the Scout Uniform be worn as a Halloween costume? Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher Podcast Topic(s) This episode is a bi…