Welcome to the 67th Winnipeg Scout Group

Gone Home:  We honour the memory of our Scouts and Scouters who have passed away.

CURBSIDE PRE-ORDER TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Dear Friends.  For our 2020 Christmas-tree sale, we providing trees by curbside pickup only (with advance request only).  However, at this point, due to high demand, we are not taking requests, while our volunteers catch up on inventory and restocking.  We expect to re-open our request form and begin taking orders again on Thursday, December 3, and ask that you please check back on this page at that time.  At that time, we will also have to limit requests to a daily maximum number of pickups, and to the limit of our available trees.

We also apologize for a slow response in confirming requests.  Our volunteers are working as hard as they can to keep up with this year's increased request for trees.

However, if you have already placed a request for curbside pickup on the on-line form, we will get back to you at least one day ahead of your pickup date.  We also ask that you please wear a mask when attending the tree lot for pickup, and we do appreciate your efforts in keeping us all safe.

We will no longer be able to accept orders for delivery.  If you have already placed a request for delivery, we will make every effort to fill your request and will be in touch soon regarding delivery date.

We appreciate that this is not ideal, and wish that we could make the process easier and more certain, but ask that you please bear with us, and our volunteers as we adapt to the COVID situation, and our ability to fill requests.




After a suspension of of our Scouting activities from March 2020, we have resumed limited activities for fall 2020.  At this point, planning is week-to-week.


St. George's Anglican Church, as seen from Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg
South side of St. Aidan's Church, viewed from Kingsway



Welcome to the 67th Winnipeg Scout Group*



Serving River Heights, Crescentwood, Tuxedo, Fort Garry and surrounding neighbourhoods, we offer outdoor-oriented programs for young people, aged 5 to 26.



What's up with our Group ...

Fall 2020 registration "sign-up" is ongoing for returning members.  New members can register for a free trial on or after September 7, 2020. Register on line at www.myscouts.ca or email 67thWpg@gmail.com for more info.  Scouts registration year normally runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 but will be extended to December 31, 2020 due to COVID disruption.

Regular meeting schedule (May be severely disrupted.  if you would like to visit, please email 67thwpg@gmail.com  to confirm schedule):

• Beaver Scouts: Mondays, 6:15pm – 7:15pm, St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Campbell St. at Kingsway (southeast door), September to April.

• Cub Scouts: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, St. George's Anglican Church, Grosvenor Ave. at Wilton St. (west door)September to June.

• Scouts: Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Campbell St. at Kingsway (southeast door)September to June.

• Venturer Scouts: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Campbell St. at Kingsway (southeast door)September to June.

• Rover Scouts: Meeting times and locations determined by the Rover Scout Crew.





Saturday, November 21, 2020:  Christmas-Tree Lot Opening Day - Our 56th annual tree sale 

9am – 6pm Saturday

River Heights Site of Corydon Community Centre1370 Grosvenor Ave, Winnipeg, MB.  This season's hours for pickup (by appointment).
Weekdays 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.

Customer carries a newly purchased Christmas tree out of sales lot



Thursday, January 14, 2021:  67th Winnipeg Group Committee meeting

6:30pm – 8:30pm  on Zoom. Meeting information will be provided to parents and group members via email.

Every family member and registered member of our Group has an opportunity to provide direction on group management and administration.  This is where decisions are made that affect your Scout group!  Agenda to follow.  All Scouters and parents are requested to attend (from the comfort of their own homes).

Meeting participants are gathered around a table, each putting ideas out there


What is Scouting ...

By enrolling in Scouting, you open the door to explore a vast range of new experiences, opportunities, adventures, and friendships.  As with other Scout Groups throughout Manitoba and the rest of Canada, youth are divided into five age categories called sections.  While some events and activities span two or more sections, each section holds separate weekly meetings, runs a separate program, and even has its own logo.






What could be more Canadian than a Beaver shouting out its motto of  "sharing, sharing, sharing"?  Girls and boys from age 5 to 7 gather for an hour of games, crafts and learning on Monday nights.
Cub Scouts section logo features a green wolf's head in a yellow square




Based on the wolves and other associated critters in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Wolf Cubs, a.k.a. Cub Scouts (girls and boys age 8 to 10) practice "do your best" on Tuesday nights.
The original scouting section, Scouts is for girls and boys, 11 to 14 years of age.  67th Winnipeg Scouts develop responsibility and leadership skills through their motto of "be prepared" on Wednesday nights.
Young men and women, 15 to 17, put the "venturer" in "adventurer."  Outdoor activities are an essential part of the program and align with the Venturer Scout motto of "challenge."
Men and women Rover Scouts meet in a "crew," developing and managing their own program.  With the motto of "Service," Rover Scouts also act in leadership roles with younger Scouting sections.
 
Adults, Become A Leader/Volunteer!

Want to enjoy Scouting with your child? Become a Leader!  We're always looking for interested volunteers.  Roles include section-Scouters (who work directly with the youth), as well as group administration, fundraising, etc.  Please talk to any of our current leaders for more information.
By breaking the group into sections, youth can participate in age-appropriate activities, yet still progress within the same group.




The program year for each section typically runs from September to June (usually a bit shorter for Beaver Scouts, the youngest section).  For fall of 2020, there is a no-cost trial period for new members.  Paid registration will resume in January 2021.

Cost and Registration Process:
  • Fees for the 2021 calendar year:
    • Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts: $230
    • Adult volunteers and Rover Scouts: no charge
    • Registration for the January 2021 Scouting Year (calendar year) will begin October 9th 2020 for current members** and October 30th for new Scouting members (subject to change).
  • Plus weekly/monthly dues, uniform shirt and guide/map.  You can purchase uniforms at  scoutshop.ca and/or view insignia placement here.
  • Some fees are also applied to camps and other special outings.
  • Families are also asked to take part in fundraising activities, and other volunteer roles with the group.
  • Start your Scouting adventure today!  To register your youth, please use the on-line facility at myscouts.ca. or register at https://www.myscouts.ca/ca/join
** "Current members" are defined as those who were registered prior to September 1, 2020.  On October 23, registration opens for Free Trial participants, on October 30, registration opens to the general public.

Up until fall of 2019, the registration year began each September 1.  However, because of a four-month pandemic-inspired free trial period, the registration year has shifted to the calendar year.  However, youth registrations and adult leader volunteers are accepted any time of the year.

The Group prepares an annual activity report, based on the calendar year.  Please see the 2019 report here.

Information subject to change (particularly, because COVID).


Fall 2020 on-line registration now open!
Please go to www.myscouts.ca to register online. Credit card payments accepted.

 

* Formerly known as 66th/67th Winnipeg Scout Group