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Summer Update 2017

July 27, 2017

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!

The 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree in the news!

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!