Giving Tuesday - NOLB Fund
You've all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Mondave you heard of Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday was created as a national day of giving to kick start the holiday season. This Giving Tuesday (December 1st), Scouts Canada is encouraging individuals to donate to the No One Left Behind program.
Developed in 2007, No One Left Behind (NOLB) helps to ensure, through fee subsidization, that every child has an opportunity to experience a local Scouts Canada program. The NOLB expanded in 2011 to fund after school programs, as well as uniforms and camps.
The program is aimed at children from families struggling with financial hardship all across Canada – so that they also get the chance to benefit from the values, skills and experiences offered through Scouting. The opportunity to belong to a group that teaches important life skills, self-esteem and community service has a huge impact on these youth.
NOLB is not intended to cover 100% of a child’s Scouting expenses. It was designed to help pay a portion of the membership fee, uniform, book or subsidize a weekend outing or a trip to summer camp.
There are very few organizations that offer affordable, quality programming for children and families like Scouts Canada does. NOLB offers youth adventures through physically challenging activities, an opportunity for self-development and the creation of positive self-esteem. This program aids us in alleviating barriers to participation and offers a true opportunity for all children to belong.
To Donate click "HERE"
Welcome to Your New World
We’re so excited the program updates are here! The Canadian Path team has been hard at work for the past couple of years to give Scouting in Canada a fresh new look and now it’s available across the country!
All sections will see some changes, but some things have stayed the same. With a focus on youth-led activities our youth are more involved than ever in planning their adventures and exploring their world!
For an overview of some of the changes in each section check out this video - Symbolic Frameworks — an animated introduction: Let none other than Baden-Powell himself walk you and your youth through the Symbolic Frameworks of The Canadian Path. This animation is intended to provide all of our youth with an overview of what they can expect to see of The Canadian Path and get them thinking about their Personal Journey.
Canadian Path Scouter Manual
The Scouter Manual has arrived to support Section Scouters in their adoption of the Canadian Path. This is also an opportunity for Scouters to provide feedback on this important resource. We encourage you to track your thoughts and provide them to us via the survey on the ‘Get Involved’ page of Canadianpath.ca — where you’ll also find links to provide feedback on other resources.
Here are a few other important notes regarding the draft Scouter Manual:
- The Scouter Manual will be released in two parts:
- The first half will be released in September 2015 and contains the content that applies to all Sections
- The second half will be released in October 2015 and contains the Section-specific information.
- There will no longer be a manual for each Section’s Scouters; this manual will serve as the key resource for all Section Scouters.
- The Scouter Manual will be released in English only this fall, but will be available bilingually when the final version is released in the early summer.
- The Canadian Path team will be collecting feedback until January 8, 2016, at which point we will collect all of the feedback received and work to incorporate it into the manual.