Scouts are resilient. More than ever, youth need connections with their community and peers. The 163rdWinnipeg Scouts continue to support the youth and families in our group. Following careful protocols, screening procedures and physical distancing activities, our group was able to meet in-person outside this fall.
Scouts in all age groups went on hikes, nature walks and participated in nature-based activities. With scouting-at-home activities and virtual meetings, youth from all-sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers) are able to continue their scouting adventures and build skills when outside, in-person meetings aren’t an option.
The youth have been participating in youth-led virtual adventures such as trivia nights, cooking-at-home, hobby sharing, guest speakers and creative themed nights. Scouters continue to train to build the skills necessary to support youth with online training available the entire month of “KNOWvember” through Scouts Canada.
Scouts Care. Our youngest members aged 5-7, the Beaver Scouts, reached out to a local question wildlife rehabilitation centre with the question, “Do Beavers Eat Pumpkins?” One thing led to another and the whole group ended up saving and roasting pumpkin seeds for wildlife as a community service project. Members of our group also participated in “grow-a-row” for Winnipeg Harvest as another form of giving back and learning about nature.
Scouts remember. The 163rd Winnipeg Scouts commemorated Remembrance Day by attending virtual ceremonies, wearing their uniforms to in-class ceremonies, writing messages to veterans, and creating art-themed with poppies to display in their windows. We recognize that our community include those who came before us and sacrificed for us.
Based in south Winnipeg, registration is now open for youth and volunteers this scouting season at www.scoutscanda.ca. For more information about the 163rd Winnipeg Scouts visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/163rdScouts.