How

How is the 67th Winnipeg Scout Group organized?

Serving River Heights and surrounding neighbourhoods, we offer outdoor-oriented programs for young people, aged 5 to 26.  As with other Scout Groups throughout Manitoba and the rest of Canada, youth are divided into five age categories called "sections."  A summary of each section follows.

Beaver Scouts: Girls and Boys, ages 5 to 7 – Meeting Monday evening

Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver Scout program. Through adventurous outdoor activities, creative play, music and cooperative games, Beaver Scouts enjoy time with current friends and make new ones. With their motto of "Sharing, Sharing, Sharing," Beaver Scouts learn how to get along with a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.

Beaver Scouts share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the Colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree planting, and family sleepovers give Beaver Scouts a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beaver Scouts develop and appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment. Beaver Scouts are a vital part of the community, country, and world in which they live. Visits to museums and other community places thrill young Beaver Scouts and illustrate the many important facets of their community.

 

Cub Scouts: Girls and Boys, ages 8 to 10 – Meeting Tuesday evening

Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities, like canoeing or kayaking, are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cub Scouts enjoy. Through the Cub Scout motto of "Do Your Best", Cub Scouts are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cub Scouts to try other adventures they never thought possible.

Cub Scouts also experience an exciting variety of other activities: games and sports, model-building, music, story-telling, and play-acting. The Cub Scout badge program focuses around six activity areas: The Natural World, Outdoors, Creative Expression, Healthy Living, Home and Community and Canada and the World. Like Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts enjoy all their adventures with their friends in the Pack.

 

Scouts: Girls and Boys, ages 11 to 14 – Meeting Wednesday evening

Enjoying mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes, and lots of camping...these are just a few of the adventures tackled as a Scout. Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures a part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges. Scouts develop responsibility and leadership skills through their motto of "Be Prepared". Whether running activities, organizing camps, or connecting with other youth across Manitoba or Canada through camps and Jamborees, the Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging youth to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, and the environment.

Scouts meet in a group called a Troop, which is further divided into smaller groups called Patrols. Each Scout learns the Promise and Law which helps guide her or his personal development.

 

Venturer Scouts: Young men and women, ages 14 to 17

The outdoors is an essential part of the Venturer Scout program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no-trace camping, and other opportunities round out the Venturer Scout experience and align with their motto of "Challenge". Developing an active, healthy lifestyle among members of the Company is the primary goal.

As well, Venturing helps teens acquire new knowledge and skills that can lead to a satisfying career. What do you want to do? Maybe you'd like to be a chef, an engineer, or a paramedic. In Venturer Scouts, you can try on different exciting career options to see what's right for you.

Venturer Scouts gives every member a chance to be a leader. It might involve running an activity, organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across Manitoba or Canada in a youth forum. Whatever the activity, it is sure to provide great skills that will serve Venturers as they move into adulthood.

 

Rover Scouts: Men and women, ages 18 to 26

The motto of "Service" plays an essential role in the Rover Scout program. Helping their local communities, Rover Scouts run service activities such as food drives, park clean-ups, and tree plantings. Rover Scouts also participate in adventurous outdoor activities like white-water rafting.

Rover Scouts meet in a group called a Crew, where they develop and manage their own program under the mentorship of a respected advisor. Rover Scouts also act in leadership roles with younger Scouting sections.

Adults, Become A Leader/Volunteer!

Want to join Scouting with your child? Become a Leader! We're always looking for parents and community members who are interested in getting involved and supporting our programs as volunteer Section Leaders, Assistant Leaders, or in some other capacity. To become a volunteer in Scouting, you must complete an adult application form as well as a police record check. Please talk to any of our current leaders for more information.


How do we cover the costs?

In order to partially offset the cost of camps and other advanced activities, our group runs several fundraisers, including: