Episodes

August 10, 2016

Episode 20 - Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout is the higest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve in the United States. So what does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Fo...

July 27, 2016

Episode 19 - The Queen’s Venturer Award

The Queen's Venturer Award is the capstone award for Venturer Scouts, and can almost be thought of as the Canadian analog of the Eagle Scout rank. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Like U...

July 13, 2016

Episode 18 - MedVents (Medical Venturers)

Medical Venturers (MedVents) is one of the Vocational Scouting programs offered by Scouts Canada, which is focused on advanced first aid and medical training. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on Andr...

June 29, 2016

Episode 17 - Advancement

Whether it's called Swim-Up or Advancement, how do we celebrate when youth progress through the Scouting movement? Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow...

June 15, 2016

Episode 16 - Long Distance

Colin phones in from all the way across Canada to discuss advancement and summer Scouting programs. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter ...

May 18, 2016

Episode 15 - Emergency Preparedness

It was Emergency Preparedness Week last week...which, at least for our Canadian crew, has been given a very pointed example in the Fort McMurray fires. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on A...

May 11, 2016

PSA 1 - Fort McMurray Fires

To help other people at all times; it's part of the Scout Promise. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Links to Fort McMurray Relief Ser...

April 27, 2016

Episode 14 - The Jungle Book (Review)/Good Turn Week

There's a new Jungle Book movie out; we give our impressions (both spoiler-free and spoilerific). It's also Good Turn Week; we talk a bit about that. Now Available on Google Play Music | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on And...

April 13, 2016

Episode 13 - Badges (Mostly) Don’t Equal Progression

We take another look at the idea of badge earning and how it relates to a youth's progression through the Scouting program. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic...

March 30, 2016

Episode 12 - Catching Up With Brian

Brian rejoins SSYSK, and we catch up with him about Pinewood Derby, a certain zombie movie, and badges. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topics We were finally ab...

March 15, 2016

Episode 11 - Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars, and Scout Trucks

Scouts Canada offers different forms of racing vehicles to different sections of its program, from simple Beaver Buggies to massive Scout Trucks. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on...

March 02, 2016

Episode 10 - What About Those Other Badges?

Sometimes, Scouts are awarded badges that aren't merit badges, and don't go on the uniform. What happens if you don't fulfill the criteria for one of those? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | F...

February 17, 2016

Episode 9 - Badge Trading at Scouting Events

You'll meet a lot of people at a Jamboree or a Scout Camp. Why not trade them for a memento? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic(s) Ken and Colin talk about on...

February 03, 2016

Episode 8 - Leader Communication

Effectively leading a Scout group, at any age level, means having good communication between the leaders. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Shout-Outs Firstly, we'd like t...

January 13, 2016

Episode 7 - Venturers, Rovers, and Dens; Oh My!

What programs are available, in Scouts Canada and Boy Scouts of America, for older youth and young adults? Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic Ken , Colin , an...

December 17, 2015

Episode 6 - Member Retention

How do you retain members of your Scout group? And how do you retain leaders, for that matter? Subscribe on iTunes | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic One of the big challenges facing any Scout group is...

December 02, 2015

Episode 5 - Coping with Program Changes

National Scouting bodies periodically overhaul their programs and methods. How do Scout groups, and individual Scouters, respond to this? Subscribe on iTunes | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic How many...

November 18, 2015

Episode 4 - Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (Review)

Is it just a bad B-movie? Or is there something in it that actually reflects Scouting in some way? Subscribe on iTunes Podcast Topic As was alluded to in Episode 3 , some of us were able to go and see Scouts Guide to the Zomb...

November 04, 2015

Episode 3 - Scouting Uniforms as Halloween Costumes? Scouting in Minecraft?

Should the Scout Uniform be worn as a Halloween costume? Also, we should have made a bigger deal out of JOTA-JOTI. This episode is a bit more off the cuff, so here's a list of topics discussed: Should the Scout Uniform be wor...

October 22, 2015

Episode 2 - What’s That You’re Wearing?

Why do Scouts wear uniforms? What are the essential components of a Scout uniform? We're discussing uniforms in this episode. If you look at the etymology of the word “uniform”, it basically means “one form”; it's an outward ...

October 08, 2015

Episode 1 - What Is Scouting?

What exactly is Scouting? In this first Scouting Stuff You Should Know podcast, Ken, Colin, and Brian examine the question of just what Scouting is. We take a look at how some of the different Scouting movements around the wo...