We’re back online for real. Our website hasn’t had much love since 2015, but we’ve been quite active all this time and many things have happened including a couple of Jamborees. The Sea Scouts went to the Canadian Scout Jamboree … Continue reading “Starting a new year” →
Once again another successful camp for the 403rd Toronto Scout Group! As the 2016/17 Scouting Year draws to a close and we start preparing the 2017/18 program, some thank you notes. To the youth, we are so proud of the … Continue reading “End of year camp” →
A huge thank you to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, leaders and parents who came out to help with our Apple Day 2014 fundraising. Apple Day is such an important fundraising opportunity for the group with 100% of the donations staying with the 403rd Toronto. View photos from the day
We held our annual banquet and participated in a Founder’s Day service with our sponsor, St. Peter’s Anglican Church. The banquet went well and we all sang Ging Gang Goolie with and for the families just before dessert. All sections were represented at both events.
Thanks to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, leaders and parents who came out to help this year. All of your efforts are appreciated! Let’s strive for 100% participation next year.
I think in the end it was reasonably successful in spite of the Navy League and the rain. We don’t know yet how successful we were, but we went through at least one more basket of apples than we did last year. Here are a few photos from down at St. Lawrence Market this morning. We didn’t get any photos from Parliament and Carlton, but CTV came to visit and Amelia, Savhanna, and Morgan were on camera at various points. Not sure when it was to be used, but my guess was the 6 o’clock news. If anyone saw it, let us know.
This is our key fundraiser for the year and we need everyone to help out for at least one shift.
Youth will be doing the direct requests, but parents are critical to success – ensuring adequate supervision and supporting the youth in what can be a challenging endeavour for them. The section leaders are few in number and already put hundreds of hours into running program for your youth. Your help is needed to make the group work.
Wear your uniform proudly and visibly! If weather makes this difficult, please at least ensure that your scarf is visible. Wearing an undershirt under your uniform can help and a sweater is usually less obstructive of your uniform than a coat or hoody.
We are open and welcoming returning and new members with spaces in all three age groups. Please circulate this to friends as you wish. Many more details in the attachment, please read it! At a glance: First meeting nights & key … Continue reading “Welcome to the New Scouting Year!” →
February 22 is Baden Powell day and is when Scouting honors our founder with special events. Banquet Thursday, Feb 21 will be the group banquet. All youth and their families are encouraged to join us for a potluck supper. We … Continue reading “Baden Powell Week events” →
Toronto Scouts 403rd is looking for positive and energetic volunteers who have experience working with children aged 4 – 7 to help run our Beaver Scout Program in a diverse downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Once a week on Wednesdays we gather … Continue reading “Position: Scouts Canada Beaver Leader/Assistant” →
We’ve had a great year. There are a number of training opportunities coming up to help improve our skills and program. The forms are attached. The group will cover the registration cost for members of the group.
Part 1 – This initial training addresses basic program planning, the badge system, policy, and using the outdoors. This is also a great opportunity to network with other leaders to get ideas and and hatch plans for shared events.
Part 2 – This is more advanced training intended to go into much further depth on program planning and outdoor skills. Like the part 1, this is a great opportunity to meet other leaders and network. Unlike the part 1, we’ll be camping the whole time and will have more time to experiment with program ideas. You must have your part 1 and at least a year of group experience before you can take your part 2.