Scouters had a blast at Scouter Orientation in Boisbriand

Wow! Great feedback from the Scouters at the latest SOW in Boisbriand.

This is the kind of activity which should be given more often and to many territories…
Fantastic job to all that were there-hats off.

Robert Schmitt

Watch for the next SOW event!

Cub thanks his customers…

November 2018

Thank you very much for helping me sell $2510.00 of Scouts Popcorn this year. By purchasing popcorn, you allowed the children in my group keep $1155.50 of my popcorn sales for our camps, activities, and program supplies. Some of you also made cash donations to scouting, and those totalled $376.55. Altogether, I raised $1532.05 for local scouting.

youth shooting arrow while Scouter coaches.
… portion of the money to treat 30 children and volunteers from my Cub Pack to an archery day…

We are going to put some of the money into a fund for children who can’t afford extra scouting activities. Thanks to you, many children who couldn’t otherwise afford camps can now go. I’m pretty excited about using another portion of the money to treat 30 children and volunteers from my Cub Pack to an archery day, where we will learn Olympic-style archery and safety from professional instructors. We will also put some money towards training supplies to help as many scouting youth and volunteers across the province of Quebec learn canoeing and pioneering.

Thanks again for supporting scouts across the province, sending kids to camp, and funding really cool adventures. I hope you are willing to help support Scouts Canada again in the future.

Sincerely, Rowan Luckow (Beaconsfield resident, member of 1st Greenfield Park Cubs)

Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know the Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting is taking place in Montreal this Saturday Nov 17 at the Hyatt Regency.

The meeting starts at 2:00 and is open to everyone, there will also be a trade show afterwards. Scouters from across Canada will be there so it is a pretty neat event.

If you would like to come down, the address is 1255 Jeanne-Mance St, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

Best bet is to take avantage of public transport as there is a Santa Clause parade happening downtown also. There are 2 metro stations close by at Place-des-Arts (Green line) and Place-d’Armes (Orange line).

Hope to see some of you there,

Thomas Scoffield

Commissaire à la jeunesse du Conseil/ Council Youth Commissioner

Conseil du Québec / Québec Council

thomas.scoffield@scouts.ca

Camp Tamaracouta Temporarily Closing.

An Important Message from Your Council Key 3

Friends in Scouting,

As your Council Key 3, we are committed to ensuring Scouting properties are both sustainable and support quality outdoor programming.

Over the past months, we have taken the time to review operations at Tamaracouta Scout Reserve (TSR). The property needs repairs and significant infrastructure upgrades to continue to be a viable, safe property for our youth to enjoy.

Recent bookings show that while there is good support from Groups within Quebec Council making use of the property, it is insufficient to sustainably support the operating costs. Significant efforts were made during this past year to increase usage and identify sustainable alternate sources of revenue, which resulted in an increase in camp usage and booking revenue from Groups over the previous year. However, in order to realize a sustainable business plan, important commitments will need to be made in terms of staffing and infrastructure. Before committing such investments for the future of TSR, we plan to engage the services of a professional asset management firm to complete an overall review of the property and assist in the formulation of a viable strategic plan.

As a result, we have decided to temporarily close the property, effective December 1st, while we complete a full assessment of what would be required for TSR to operate sustainably and in keeping with provincial and Scouts Canada requirements.

Our community; Scouting Volunteers, members and staff, will be engaged throughout this process to provide feedback on how we can create a sustainable property that is Mission-aligned. You can expect to hear from us before February 2019 outlining opportunities for input. Additionally, we will provide members with quarterly updates on progress made and the recommended approach forward.

If you have a current booking at Tamaracouta Scout Reserve after December 1st, we will be in touch to cancel your booking and issue a full refund of any deposits paid.

Scout properties support us in providing great, safe Scouting adventures for youth. We look forward to your involvement and support as we evaluate options and plans for the future of Tamaracouta Scout Reserve.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeff Smith, Council Commissioner
Thomas Scoffield, Council Youth Commissioner
Mary-Pauline Vatsis, Scouting Relationship Manager

BRING A FRIEND HALLOWEEN FEST

What a better way to celebrate Halloween by bringing a friend to your Scouting meeting at Halloween!

Until October 31, 2018, each time a Scouts Canada youth brings a friend to a Group meeting, and that friend then registers, he or she will receive a $20 Scout Shop gift certificate. Scouters simply need to record in the form below and Submit it by November 10th, 2018

Wow! 40 years!

Congratulations goes out to Roberta Landerman who received accommodation presented by long time friend and Scouter Bobby Lum for 40 Years of service in Scouting. Roberta is well known as a Service Scouter, Trainer and the Gilwell reunion Committee member. Quebec Council thanks you for all your hard work and dedication to Scouting.