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

Posted 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

Posted 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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DIBC – 2018

Posted by on Apr.22, 2018, under Scouts

DORCHESTER INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD CAMPOREE 

May 11 – 13, 2018.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

 

 

What is DIBC?

DIBC is a huge camp for Scouts and Guides that has been occurring every year on Mother’s Day Weekend for 29 years. The 24th has been participating in DIBC for 26 years. There will be close to 4000 attending. Troops from as far away as Kentucky and Georgia have attended in the past. DIBC is held at Camp Bel in Dorchester, Ontario. DIBC is well run and organized yet still seems to get better every year. It is an awesome experience for youth and leaders alike. Check out this picture of DIBC 2012! For more information about DIBC, go to http://dibc.on.ca/

School

Although Scouting does not condone absence from school for events, we feel that this weekend’s experience is worth a ½ day off. This will allow us to get set up in daylight and have the evening to meet other Scouts and familiarize ourselves with the site.

Departure

All drivers and Scouts (in FULL uniform) should be at St. James’-Rosemount United Church by 12:30 PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 for roll call and packing. If you are unable to get the afternoon off school, arrangements can be made to meet us for supper at Dorchester.

Return

The camp is over Sunday before noon. We’ll be back on Sunday by 12:30 pm. (If we are wet, we will need everyone’s help to hang tents to dry before departing the church.)

Cost

The cost for the weekend is $75.00. This includes the Camp registration, a Camp Crest, meals, camp supplies. There is a tuck shop and a souvenir shop on site if you wish but spending money is at your discretion. Please Remit on Monday, May 7, 2018.

PhysFit Form

The camp requires a Physical Fitness form be on file in the camp office for every participant as well as a copy with the leader. These will be returned to us at the end of the camp and be subsequently destroyed. Please complete the form which can be found here.

Return with your payment on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Packing List

Printer Friendly Packing lists are found in the Scout > Camp Packing Lists section.

Transportation

We will travel by car to Dorchester. Parental help will be required for transportation of youth and possibly gear.
MAP & DIRECTIONS

Medication (Drugs)

Absolutely all medications must
-be in the original container.
-have explicit directions and boys’ name on the container.
-not be packed in the boys’ gear.
-be given directly to the LEADER by the PARENT on arrival at the church.

Meals

Your meals will be planned, prepared and eaten as a Troop. There will be a duty roster so that everyone has an opportunity to help prepare and clean up.

Accommodation

We will camp as a Troop. We will provide sufficient 2-3 man tents for our youth. Our site is likely to be very cramped so care will have to be taken when moving about the campsite. We will also have a large dining shelter for meal prep and shelter.

Badge Trading

Badge Trading is a great way to meet other Scouts from other areas. Be Prepared! There is lots of opportunity to trade badges with fellow Scouts so you may want to bring a supply of traders.

Activities / Events

There is a long list of over 100 awesome events to choose from. Each Patrol will decide which events they wish to do as a Patrol and must participate in the events as a Patrol. Check out the list – DIBC – Events .

EMERGENCY Contact Info!

Camp address is 4926 Hamilton Road, Dorchester, Ont, NOL-1G6
Nearest crossroad is Elgin Road #73
Camp Phone 519-268-7703
The simplest way to reach us is to email scouts@24th.ca

SIGN UP FOR DIBC

Before going to the sign up form, Please make sure that you have familiarized yourself and your parents with the information on this page and at the relevant links.

SIGN UP HERE 

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Registering for the 2018/2019 Scouting Year

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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Troop to Virtual Reality

Posted by on Feb.11, 2018, under Scouts

Hi Everyone.  Here is the information you need to know about tomorrow evenings experience.  

We will meet at 
283 Duke St. West
Kitchener
 Corner of Duke and Breithaupt Streets.
 Enter through door facing Duke Street

Map below.

 

PLEASE BE THERE AT 6:45 pm

PICKUP will be at 9pm

 
Bring with you:
indoor dry shoes
Wear your uniform
$15.00 ($30.00 each but the Troop will pay half)
 

For those of you that don’t know what this is, it is a Virtual Reality studio and everyone will be able to experience it.

If you wear glasses, please read this link 

 See you Monday night.

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