Event Time and Date

Wednesday, April 26 2017, 12:00 PM to Sunday, December 31 2017, 1:00 PM

Scouts Canada 20th Welland Group is recruiting volunteers to get some hands on experience with youth from the Niagara Region! They hold meetings for youth (Beaver Scouts) age 5 to age 7 (Cub Scouts) age 8 to 10 (scouts) age 11 to 14, (Venture Scouts) age 15 to 17 and finally (Rover Scouts) age 18 to 26! 

They also have two vocational groups that meet in the region:

  1. Medical Venture / Rovers (Ems based)
  2. Police Venture / Rovers  (Police based)

Are you interested? More details are below!

 

  • Dates and times: We generally start up a new scouting year in September and run through to Aug of the following year. We offer 5 different levels of Scouting. Beaver Scouts are age 5 to 7, Cub Scouts are 8 to 10 years of age. Scouts are age 11 to 14 years of age. Venture Scouts are age 15 to 17 years of age. Rover Scouts are age 18 to 26 years of age for both boys and girls.

  • Locations: We have groups operating in all of the Niagara Peninsula. (Welland, Fonthill, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Thorold and many more communities)

  • Commitment Length: We generally look for volunteers to be committed for a full  year September to August. (generally September to late June are our most popular scouting months. The summer we traditionally back off and meet occasionally) We are more than willing to accept what we can the same as we do with any other Volunteer. We respect young people have a commitment to school and sometimes a need to work to continue to make that commitment to school.

  • Responsibilities Like all volunteers they would never be left alone, they would receive on the job training from a seasoned mentor. We believe strongly in youth safety and for that reason we will never allow anyone to be alone with the youth. We require all scouters to follow Scouts Canada two scouter rule to protect the youth and to protect the scouters / volunteers. The volunteers would be aiding the other scouters and also putting their knowledge to work working with the youth. The requirements vary from each age group. A volunteer with Scouts might be supporting youth in their learning process of camping, building shelters and learn to become team players. Volunteers working with Beaver age youth would be helping with teaching songs, playing new games, doing crafts and helping them learn to get along with others. It is easier for us to place a volunteer based on us knowing what age group they want to work with. We are looking for the talent they have, knowledge they have and enthusiasm they will have. Students in Math, Engineering, Science and technology could very well shine in the new component of Scouting known as STEM.

 

  • Any specific requirements/special skills: As mentioned above we do offer mentoring. We require the completion of Scouts Canada e-learning and a clean Police Record Check  (original copy and must be less than 6 months old) Our last requirement is the new Respect in Sport training. This is the Sheldon Kennedy project. The training is very quickly becoming mandatory by large sports organizations that also requires volunteers. The Respect in Sport Training once completed will be transferable to any other organizations requiring it.

  • Contact info: Any one interested in becoming a volunteer can use 20thwellandscouting@gmail.com (Kevin White) 905-732-5163 and I will hook them up with a group that offers the age group they are looking for and closest to wear their residence is or where their home community is.

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