New Edmonton Scout Shop Hours

Starting today (September 5), new Scout Shop Hours will be as follows:

Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Stop by and visit us soon. Lots of things on sale and we are fully stocked in badges and uniforms.

MedVents Applications for 2017-2018

Are you a Vent or Rover interested in First Aid or Emergency Medicine? The Northern Lights Medical Venturers is a unique group that offers hands-on experience to members under the supervision of experienced practitioners. Our Advisor team consists of first fesponders, EMRs, PCPs, ACPs and Doctors who share their time and expertise while the group attends Scouting events, camps and community events providing First Aid support. Training opportunities are also made possible by the Canadian College of EMS, in Edmonton.
The Northern Lights Medical Venturers accept members from across Council. Meetings are held once a month in Edmonton, and there are typically 2-4 events per month requiring volunteers.

Successful candidates are required to have current Standard First Aid and CPR. Once accepted into the program, members are required to purchase the Medical Venturer uniform from the group, pay a deposit for issued equipment and pay the annual dues.

The following is our application process:

1 – Prospective members complete application form and submit

2 – Applications reviewed by Officers and Advisors

3 – Applicants selected for interview contacted

4 – Interviews conducted

5 – Successful candidates are indentured with the Company

Applications are due Friday September 1, 2017 by 1900HRS. Members selected for interview will be required to interview on September 5 from 1900HRS to 2100HRS

The Company’s first regular meeting is September 11.

 contact Eric Atkinson <eric@nlmedvents.ca> for more information

REMINDER: Respect in Sport Training

 

As you are aware, starting September 1, 2017, all Scouters must complete the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training as a condition of membership. This training helps Scouters promote safety in all aspects of life by providing them with the tools needed to recognize and act when Scouting youth are faced with abuse, bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders can be accessed through the Volunteer Ready tab in the David Huestis Learning Centre on MyScouts.ca. If you haven’t seen it already, please take some time to watch this video with Sheldon Kennedy, co-founder of the Respect Group, on how this training helps promote safety in all aspects of life. If you require further information on the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Training, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you experience any difficulties while taking the Respect training, you can contact the Respect Group or the Help Desk at:

Help Desk Email Contact: rgihelp@respectgroupinc.com

Help Desk Toll-Free Contact: 1-866-945-9906

SCOUT SCARF DAY 2017

“The idea of “Scout Scarf Day” on August 1 is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the “Spirit of Scouting” visible: Once a Scout – Always a Scout! 

The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.”

Get more info at http://www.scoutscarfday.com/

 

Northern Lights Council: Summer Update

Camping season is now upon us!  Wishing all the best to the Scout groups who run programming over the summer and who are currently representing Alberta at CJ and around the world.  Safe travels, and be sure to share your adventures with us.
The Canadian Jamboree (CJ) is now in full swing, with 23 groups from Northern Lights Council in attendance. It is sure to be a blast!
In other news, The Council recently wrapped up a successful fundraising partnership with the Lieutenant Governor by co-hosting a Canada 150 Breakfast on June 22, 2017.   The event was able to raise close to $50,000 for Scouting, which will go towards council projects such as camp facility improvements within the council.
Northern Lights Council also saw the creation of two new Scouting Areas:   Many Lakes, and Sherwood Park LDS. These changes continue to showcase our commitment to improving service to our most northern groups as well as continue building relationships with our partners with the LDS church.  For a complete breakdown of the council’s Scouting areas Click Here.
Lastly, a big kudos goes out to all of the groups that are committed to ensuring that more youth have access to great adventures.  As a Council, we have grown to up to 4808 youth.  That’s 118 more youth (2.5%) from last year.  Additionally, our volunteer base has grown 1775 Scouters, an increase of 263 members (17.4%) from last year.  Help us keep the momentum going.  If you have taken Respect in Sport and/or renewed your Code of Conduct, help champion its value to others.  Together, we can continue to grow the movement, create the leaders of tomorrow, and help change the world!