This is the “go to” source of information on initial steps to be taken to become a Scouter in the 1st Kanata Scout Group.
a) Register on MyScouts.ca. Contact the Group Registrar if you have any difficulties logging into MyScouts. If you have had youth in the program recently, you may already have an account and we need to assist you matching that information so that a duplicate account isn't created (and not linked to your youth). Also note that 5 references are now required and only 1 may be a family relation. Be advised that at least two references, within the first 3 on the list, should know of your recent interaction with youth.
b) Police Record Check Process: (If you have a cleared PRC within the past 6 months, and can provide the original, please let the Registrar know.)
a. Obtain Letter from the Group Registrar . This letter allows the Police to waive the applicable fees.
b. Scouter takes letter and IDs (passport, driver's license, etc. as instructed on form) to Police Station.
c. If your DoB/gender match an offender withing the RCMP database, you may require a trip to 160 Elgin for fingerprint identification (disproving from database match).
d. Police mail the assessed PRC to the Scouter.
e. Scouter to asap return original to the Registrar. If you’d like the original back, just clip a note to the PRC. Once Council sees the original, it will be mailed/delivered back to you.
c) An Interview will be scheduled with yourself, the Contact Scouter and the Group Commissioner.
d) Upon logging into your account on MyScouts.ca, the Code of Conduct will be presented for your review and acceptance.
e) References will be contacted.
f) Training is part of the Registration process, however it may be completed at your convenience prior to becoming a registered Scouter. Only registered Scouters can participate in section meetings and contribute towards ratio.
Once the above items are complete, and acceptance has been provided by the Group Commissioner, you may purchase a uniform. You will then be invested at a suitable meeting/venue in the near future. Please submit a copy of your uniform receipt to your section Scouter for reimbursement by the Group Committee.
Before becoming a Scouter, and to maintain such designation, Scouters are required to take WoodBadge 1 (WB1) in their section level. This online or in-person course is critical in providing our members with the Code of Conduct and associated policies of Scouts Canada.
To access all online Training, login to MyScouts.ca and follow the links. [Training tab top right, then E-Learn Login dark green button on left]. The "Training Catalog" is used to browse to a desired course and enroll. The "My Training" tab is used to see which of the enrolled course(s) are completed.
Take the following courses:
Child Youth and Safety
Wood Badge I - Module 1 (all Sections) [this is typically also required prior to the in-person course for Module 2-5.]
- Within each Module 2-5, take only the Section you need.
The in-person training schedule (WB1, First Aid and all other courses) under Voyageur Council can be found here:
First Aid is recommended for all adults. The first Scouter per section is currently paid for by Carleton Area funds. Additional Scouters are reimbursed by 1st Kanata Group.
In general, all approved training is reimbursed by 1st Kanata Group. If you have a particular interest, please bring it to our attention.
a) Section: You belong to a section level Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers with a section of Colony (A or B), Pack (Cobra, Lynx or Falcon), Troop or Company respectively.
Group: The 1st Kanata Scout Group is
responsible for the Scouting Program within our serving area. The Group Committee is comprised of the Group
Commissioner, Group Registrar, Group Treasurer, Quartermaster, Group Scouter, Event
Coordinator and the Contact Scouter from each section and meet monthly at the
Beaverbrook Community Centre. The Kanata
Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) has been our sponsor since 1965.
Carleton Area to which 1st Kanata is
one of 11 Groups. Area representatives
(Group Commissioners, Service Scouters and the Area Commissioner) meet
monthly. The Area conducts large events
such as the Whitetail Sleepover, Winter Beaveree/Cuberee, Klondike Derby and the
Voyageur Council is one of 20 Councils across
Canada and is located in the same building as National, on Baseline Road (Scout
Shop). The Council operates specific
programs and also provides the Events and Training coordination across the
greater Areas. The Council staff we interact with are part of Eastern & Northern Ontario Service Scouting Centre (ENOSSC) and also serve 2 other Councils.
National office on Baseline Rd. oversees the
Scouting Program in Canada. This is the
source for all official Canadian-wide documentation (i.e. policies and forms) and
Program Resources: There is a wealth of resources available at the National site, under the Scouter’s banner: http://www.scouts.ca/ca/scouters of particular interest is the Leaders Handbook and the Jumpstart programs. The New Scouter Welcome Kit is also a source of information pertaining to the Program elements necessary for a complete program. Our Group Scouter, Michael Goldthorp (email@example.com) is your go-to person for any Program planning and delivery questions.
Thank you for stepping forward and contributing to the youth within 1st Kanata.
Yours in Scouting,
1st Kanata Group Commissioner