Episodes

Episode 17 - Advancement

June 29, 2016

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 Us on Twitter Podcast Topic(s) What is advancement ? How does advancement…

Episode 16 - Long Distance

June 15, 2016

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 Podcast Topic(s) We missed recording this last week, in part because Ken w…

Episode 15 - Emergency Preparedness

May 18, 2016

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 Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic(s) Emerg…

PSA 1 - Fort McMurray Fires

May 11, 2016

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 Services (and more!) If you have shelter you can offer: A website where local…

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

April 27, 2016

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 Android | Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topics We're in …

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

April 13, 2016

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 Topics Ken and Colin revisit the topic of badges as a means of evaluating a Sco…

Episode 12 - Catching Up With Brian

March 30, 2016

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 able to get Brian back on the show, so we took the opportunity to catch up w…

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

March 15, 2016

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 Twitter Podcast Topic Ken , Colin , and Ted discuss Kub Kars — Scouts Can…

Episode 10 - What About Those Other Badges?

March 2, 2016

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 | Follow Us on Twitter Podcast Topic Ken , Colin , and Ted discuss those othe…

Episode 9 - Badge Trading at Scouting Events

Feb. 17, 2016

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 one of the time-honoured traditions of Scout Camps and international events …

Episode 8 - Leader Communication

Feb. 3, 2016

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 to give a shout-out to whomever nominated Scouting Stuff for inclusion on P…

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

Jan. 13, 2016

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 , and Ted were saddened to learn that their once and former Rover Den — a cabi…

Episode 6 - Member Retention

Dec. 17, 2015

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 that of retaining members . What are some of the reasons that Scouts (and…

Episode 5 - Coping with Program Changes

Dec. 2, 2015

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 times have we, as participants and as leaders, been faced with a change i…

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

Nov. 18, 2015

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 Zombie Apocalypse , a movie that pits — yes — Boy Scouts (it is set in the Uni…

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

Nov. 4, 2015

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 work as a Halloween costume? The new zombie movie, Scouts Guide to the Zombie…

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

Oct. 22, 2015

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 sign of the unity of a group, of the fact that they are all there for the …

Episode 1 - What Is Scouting?

Oct. 8, 2015

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 world define it, and also refer back to Lord Baden Powell's Scouting for Boy…