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Changes to Scouts Canada’s procedure for “Refunds” and “No One Left Behind (NOLB)” support

by on May.04, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Previously if you wanted a registration fee refund or support through the No One Left Behind (NOLB) program, you  were to e-mail either
nolb@scouts.ca or
refunds@scouts.ca .
These requests with all the other requests that come in to the Online Service Centre (OSC) have to be triaged, (separated by type and region of Canada) so as to get the requests to the right person in the right place.  The automation in the new procedure will:

  • free up people who triage,
  • speed response time, and
  • capture more information up front.

With the new procedure, if you e-mail either of those addresses you will get a response something like

Hello

Thank you for your email.

As we have moved to a new process to help streamline subsidy requests, this email address is no longer being monitored.

To begin your subsidy application, please use the online submission form here: https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/requests/new

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

It starts with Scouts!

 

Thanks

The Computer That’s A Scouter

The new procedure is:

  • go to https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/requests/new , or
  • go to http://MyScouts.ca select the “Support” link in the small banner at the very top of the page which will take you to http://help.scouts.ca and then select the “Submit a Request” link in the upper right hand part of the page, or
  • go directly to https://help.scouts.ca and then select the “Submit a Request” link in the upper right hand part of the page, or
  • go to http://24th.ca and select the “Submit a Scouts Canada Request … “ link at the bottom of the page. It will take you directly to the “Submit a Request” form.

Once you get to the new request submission form you can enter:

  • your e-mail address if you are not logged in
  • a short subject title, e.g “Request for Joey Doe”
  • a description e.g. “I would like to get a refund of Joey’s fee for registration with the 24th Kitchener
  • a support type that has a dropdown list that includes:
    • Refund Requests, and
    • Subsidies (No One Left Behind)
  • a region specification that has a dropdown list, select: “Ontario – Central”

then press “submit”

 

Yours in Scouting
David White
Group Commissioner
24th Kitchener Scouting Family

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A Thought About Being of Service

by on Apr.24, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Service is a Road to Happiness

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

And here are some thoughts from a person born before these leaders.

“Happiness is not mere pleasure not the outcome of wealth. It is the result of active work rather than passive enjoyment of pleasure.”
― Robert Baden-Powell

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”
― Robert Baden-Powell

“The main question of life is not ‘what can I get?’ but ‘what can I give?’.”
― Robert Baden-Powell

These are greater men than I, so I try to learn from them.   I think by putting these thoughts together that one thing I could learn is that serving others opens the opportunity to find one’s own happiness.  Also, consider this:

“But the best form of instruction of all, for a Scoutmaster to give, is by the force of example. It is essential if he is going to succeed in putting the right character into his boys that he should himself practise what he preaches. Boys are imitative, and what the Scoutmaster gives off, that they pick up and reflect.”
― Robert Baden-Powell

Perhaps we should recognise that by being in service to Scouting, we are passing that on and showing by force of example a path to the youth’s own happiness.

 

David White
24th Kitchener Scout Group

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Registering for the 2018/2019 Scouting Year

by on Apr.19, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

In the evening of April 18, 2018 a session was held to help parents with with the procedure for online registration. There are no more paper registration applications and the accompanying paper registration process; all is to be done online. Chick HERE to link to the PowerPoint presentation.

If you just want to follow the PowerPoint Show by pressing “Enter” to go forward and “Backspace” to go backwards, then click HERE for the show

The links in the presentation that point to documents and help are long, so, links have been added at the bottom of this page to facilitate your access.

Happy reading
YiS
David White
Group Commissioner
24th Kitchener Scouting Family

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49th Annual Pancake Day

by on Apr.15, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Fundraising, Group, Scouts

Let our Scouts serve you a delicious breakfast, lunch (or both!)
and then check out the treasures upstairs at the Church Garage Sale.

Directions

24th Scout Troop Families Please sign up here!

 

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Vote for our new Crest

by on Mar.07, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Hello everyone. 
We are looking for help from all of our members.  We are planning to produce a new crest to identify our group on our uniforms.  This crest will replace the “2”, “4” and “Kitchener” that we currently wear.  Please follow the link below or go to 24th.ca to register your vote.  Each member may vote once.
 
Winning design will be announced at the Swim & Pizza Party.

Vote Here

Here are the fours choices

 
 
 
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There is a new list of Special Dates

by on Mar.07, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Under the “24th Family” tab there is a new page called Special Dates List which will help identify the dates you want to save, prepare for, and have fun on.

Try it out.

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Swim & Pizza Party 2018

by on Mar.03, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

FInd all you need to know about this years party by clicking here.

Sign up will be live by EOD Mar 4.

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BP Sunday Service of Celebration 2018

by on Feb.14, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Hello everyone.

Welcome to Scout/Guide Week 2018 – A time to celebrate the insight of our founder – Lord Baden Powell.
We at the 24th Scouting Family are very excited to be hosting our Annual Scout Sunday Service on Sunday, Feb 25. It will be a time to celebrate Scouting and all that we have to be thankful for. We encourage every youth and leader and families to join in this service. 

Our theme is “What is in YOUR cup?”. This is about putting your whole self in so you can get your your best out.

You can find more information about the service HERE

 

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Spring Registration 2017

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6:30 to 8pm

Where: Directions are here

Come and Register early and Save!

Reserve your spot for the 2017-2018 Scouting Season.

Cost:

$185.00/youth    Scouts Canada Registration Fee (rising to $215 after Spring Reg.)

$50.00/family   Family Fundraising Subsidy (1 per family no matter how many youth)

$40.00/youth    Dues

Payments can be accepted in cash, cheque, and we now accept e-payments.

For more information CONTACT US

 

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Year End Party 2017

by on Jun.03, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

 

24th Kitchener Scout Group

Spectacular Year End Party

for the whole family.

Saturday June 10   

Sign up below

There will be great activities for the kids:

  • Rock Climbing Wall with safety plus!  (auto belay hydraulic system that secures climbers and trained operators who work with climbers in doing the best that they can do.) There are 3 climbing stations which present easy, medium and difficult terrains.  Scouting Youth can count this activity towards their Vertical Skills 2 badge.
  • Big Bouncy with large interior jumping area and more.  Screens allow spectators to watch the fun.
  • Smaller Bouncy for  little ones.
  • Lawn games and bubbles for all ages.
  • Plus a  BBQ and Advancement Ceremonies (where sections send off youth moving up to next sections)
  • best of all! – great food!

See you there!

Date:   Saturday June 10

Time:   3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Place:  St. James’-Rosemount United Church on the Labyrinth

Who:   24th Kitchener Scouting families – including siblings not in scouting

Cost:   $5 per person, $20 max per family

You might want to bring along a blanket and/lawn chairs to sit and eat on.

SIGN UP HERE NOW!

Please sign up here to indicate where you could help with the events of the day.
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