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Thanking A Volunteer Directly Through Myscouts.ca

Did you know?

You can ‘Thank’ someone directly to their volunteer profile through myscouts.ca

  • Log into your myscouts.ca account
  • Find the person you want to recognize in myscouts.ca
    • For example, use the ‘Find an Individual’ link, or Navigate through your Section to the person’s record.
  • On the left-hand side under Admin Options, click the ‘Add Commendation’ link.  The ‘Add Commendation’ modal dialog box will pop up.
    • The Individual Name field should already be filled in with the person you are recognizing.
    • In the Application Date, fill in the approximate date of service you are recognizing them for (for example, the date of the meeting, activity or event), or fill in today’s date if you don’t know.
    • In the Comments field, describe in 3-4 sentences the outstanding act or service the person has performed and the impact on you, the Youth or the community.  You have 450 characters to work with.
    • Leave the Recognition Name as ‘Certificate of Commendation’
    • In the Nominator Field, put in the name of the person making the commendation.  If you wish, you could add the relationship to the person being recognized in brackets.  For example,
      • Linus van Pelt (Fellow Scouter)
      • Woodstock (Cub Scout)
      • Big Bird (Parent)
    • Click Save to send the commendation on for approval.

Note – the Application Date, Comments and Nominator fields are used the same way as if you had entered the commendation through the www.scouts.ca/thanks website and will appear on the Commendation Letter.  By adding the commendation through myscouts.ca, there’s no confusion which person the commendation is being made for, and the approval process will be faster.

 

Albert Fuchigami
Central Escarpment Council Support Team

Scouting Life: ScoutSafe App — Helping our Scouting youth stay safe

This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://bit.ly/2kMMtv9

At Scouts Canada our mission is clear: To help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. In order for us to achieve our mission, we must provide a safe environment for our youth members to grow and flourish. Safety is not only part of what we do, but a part of who we are as an organization.

As the largest youth serving organization in Canada, we hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to youth safety and culture. We have taken strides to be at the forefront of youth safety in Canada, and we have developed strategic safety partnerships that help us deliver best-in-class safety training to our members.

As part of Scouts Canada’s Safety Leadership priority, we are pleased to introduce a new resource to our safety program. ‘ScoutSafe’ is Scouts Canada’s new Incident Reporting App and electronic management system. Scouts Canada will be the first youth serving organization in Canada to apply this type of technology towards providing a safer environment for youth and Volunteers.

For me, the best part of ScoutSafe is how excited our youth and Youth Commissioners are about the App. They love the idea of having fun adventures, while staying safe.

Caitlyn Piton, National Youth Commissioner

The ScoutSafe App will make it easier for Scouters, parents and youth to report safety incidents as they happen, enabling our Safe Scouting team to respond to incidents in a more timely and proactive manner. ScoutSafe will not only help with incident reporting, but it will also help Scouts Canada maintain safer facilities for our youth members and Volunteers to enjoy.

The Scout Safe incident reporting app is a welcome step-forward that addresses the need for real-time reporting and further enhances our ability to learn from incidents.

Mark Little, Chinook Council Commissioner

ScoutSafe is available for download on both Android and iOS devices. As a Volunteer, parent, youth or staff member, you can join us in achieving our Safety mission by downloading the App to your smartphone or tablet. Simply click the icon below to download your free version:

Please note: ScoutSafe is an addition to the already existing reporting methods that include email, fax, and direct mail, which will continue to operate as usual.

To find out more about Scouts Canada and Safety, please visit: http://bit.ly/2koasTL.

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North Waterloo – Looking for a hot tent or stove

Our Troop has indicated they would like to try a hot tent this winter.  We have 11 youth and 3 Scouters but may link up with another small Troop.  We may have access to a 10 man tent but no stove.

Does anyone have either a stove we could borrow or a large hot tent with stove we can borrow?

Contact philippe.bertrand@sap.com – Thanks!

 

Thanks,

Philippe Bertrand

Troop Counsellor, 1st Elmira Scout Troop