Scouting Lingo

This is a list of general Scouting terms that may apply to all sections or to the Group Committee.

Section specific terms can be found on the appropriate sections Lingo page.
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24th Scouting Family encompasses all the members of all the sections of the 24th.
Area We are part of the North Waterloo Area. This encompasses Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas to the North, East and West including New Hamburg, Baden, Elmira, & Maryhill.
BP Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell is the founder of Scouting.  He is affectionately known in the Scouting world as “BP”.
Campfire Chief The Youth or Leader responsible for organising and coordinating and formal or semi-formal campfire.
Council We are part of the Central Escarpment Council (CEC). This council includes the “Areas” of Brampton, Burlington, Halton, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington, Yellow Briar.
Dues At the 24th, Dues are paid at the beginning of the year. This money goes directly to each section for use by that section. Some groups collect small amounts for dues each week.
Group Commissioner is the principal point of contact for our Group and assumes the leadership of the Group Committee, directly accountable to the Area Commissioner. The Group Commissioner’s prime function is to ensure compliance with Scouts Canada’s Policies and Procedures and Program Standards, and ensures that section leaders receive appropriate program service and support.
Group Committee The Group Committee is essentially responsible for providing service and support to the 24th Kitchener section leaders and providing for Quality Programs on behalf of Scouts Canada. Through the Group Commissioner, the Group Committee provides the administrative foundation for the section leaders to do their job.
Investiture The ceremony in which a new Member makes their  Promise in front of the Section. He/she will receive their Section Epaulets in recognition of this important step in their life.
Jamboree Lord Baden Powell didn’t know exactly what the word meant, but he liked the sound. It had the flavour of the Australian Aboriginal word “coroboree”, which means “a gathering”, and it captured the idea of Scouts” jambed together” at a large gathering.
Necker Short for neckerchief. Part of the uniform for all sections. Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Leaders wear 24th’s unique necker. (Red, Green, Gold)
Parent Reps. 1 Parent/Guardian from each Section that has a vote on the Group Committee
Part 1 (Wood Badge)
Part 2 (Wood Badge)
SAST Scouting Activity Support Trust – refer to SAST
Scouters Five A short story with a moral lesson sometimes of a spiritual nature.
Scouts Own An spiritual gathering of an eccumenical nature. May involve prayer, singing spiritual songs, and/or a theme related, moral or thought provoking message. May apply to all sections.
Section(s) Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Venturers are each a “section” of the 24th Scouting Family or 24th Group.
Sponsor The 24th Scouting Family is sponsored by St. James’-Rosemount United Church
Vespers A spiritual song typically used to close a campfire, or end an event or days activities. Words vary for each section and can found here.
Woggle An object used to join the necker at the neck. Some youth make their own unique woggles while others use the section woggles purchased with their uniform.
Wood Badge

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