67th Winnipeg Venturer Scouts

Effective March 13, 2020, and until further notice, the 67th Winnipeg Scout Group is suspending all of our Scouting activities, in compliance with Scouts Canada directive and in compliance with provincial strategies for slowing the spread and minimizing the impact of the virus that causes COVID-19.

This includes all activities involving youth, as well as adults, including the March 14 Team Trivia event and the March 19 Group Committee meeting.


2019-20 registration is ongoing!  Register any time.  Drop in to a weekly meeting, register on line at www.myscouts.ca or email 67thWpg@gmail.com for more info.

Weekly meetings are held Thursdays (or, as determined by the Company itself) at St Aidan's Church, typically 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.


South side of St. Aidan's Church, viewed from Kingsway

What's up with Venturer Scouts ...



2019-20 programming is under way!

Venturers are planning, doing and reviewing their adventures!

Register any time.  Drop in to a weekly meeting, register on line at www.myscouts.ca or email 67thWpg@gmail.com for more info.

Regular meeting time is Thursday night, at St. Aidan's.  However, many meetings and events are held off-site. Please email ahead if you would like to visit to confirm schedule)

St. Aidan's Anglican Church is Campbell St. at Kingsway, in River Heights (come in through southeast door, and go downstairs)







Please mark your calendar for the following special events (for the whole of the 67th Winnipeg Scout Group).



Date to be determined:   Team Trivia Fundraiser (teams of up to ten) - Postponed from March 14

Glenwood Community Centre.  Doors open 6:15; event starts at 7:00.

Both a fun night and a fundraiser.  Come out and test your trivial knowledge.  This event is for those aged 16 and over, and includes a dessert auction, silent auction and 50/50 draw.  Teams of up to 10 people.  Tickets $15 per player – Contact your Section Scouter for tickets.  Click here for more info.



CANCELLED - Thursday, March 19, 2020:  Group Committee meeting

7pm – 9pm @ 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (St. Aidan's southeast door)

All leaders and Scouting parents are requested to attend. This is where decisions are made that affect your Scout group!  Every family and registered member has an opportunity to provide direction on group management and administration.  All Scouters and parents are requested to attend.

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



Monday, April 6, 2020: All-Sections Advancement Ceremony

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB

Senior Beaver Scouts move up to Cub Scouts.  Senior Cub Scouts move up to Scouts.  Senior Scouts move up to Venturer Scouts.  Senior Venturer Scouts move up to Rover Scouts.

Swim-Jump-Move Up Night - featuring ceremony, treats, and games 6:15 p.m. start. White-tail Beaver Scouts “swim up” to Cub Scouts; third-year Cub Scouts “jump up” to Scouts.

Please have full uniforms on. All Scouting members and parents please attend, if possible.

Juice/drinks will be provided. **Treats and snacks are requested from the families** Let us know if you can bring something. NOTE that this event will be held at St. Aidan’s (during the Beaver Scout meeting).

Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts in church basement



Saturday, April 18, 2020:  All-Sections Canvassing for Scoutrees

10:00 am to 2:00 pm (gather at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB).

We gather all ages from our Group to canvass the River Heights neighbourhood for donations in support of our Scoutrees planting activities.  Please meet for 10:00 a.m. We will canvass 10:00 - noon, stop for a pizza lunch and then head out for a little while after lunch.  Parents please pick up at 2:00 p.m.  Can only come for part of the time?  No problem.  Arrangements can be made for early pickup or late arrival.  Pizza lunch will be provided.  Please wear full uniform and weather-appropriate clothing.  Parents are welcome to join in.

Scoutrees logo bilingual



Saturday, May 2, 2020:  All-Sections Scoutrees Planting Day

Annual Scouts Manitoba tree planting.. Each year, Scouts of all ages gather at a designated reforestation site. About 15,000 trees are planted each year.  Planting location to be determined.  Drive yourself there, or meet at St. Aidan's at 8 a.m. for carpools.  After planting, we may arrange lunch at picnic site, before returning to St. Aidan's by 3:30 p.m.  Either way, please register at 67thWpg@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 1.

Each participant should pack a water bottle and dress for the weather, with proper footwear and gloves. Also, please bring a spade and ice-cream pail or cloth bag to carry seedlings. Uniform is not required, but neckers should be worn.

Photo of tree-planting site taken May 2015



Thursday, May 21, 2020:  Group Committee meeting

7pm – 9pm @ 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (St. Aidan's southeast door)

All leaders and Scouting parents are requested to attend. This is where decisions are made that affect your Scout group!  Every family and registered member has an opportunity to provide direction on group management and administration.  All Scouters and parents are requested to attend.

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





What do Venturer Scouts do?

One Venturer Scout covers another with snow

Free time while helping at Operation Ice Cap winter camp

Venturer Scout blocks vehicle traffic, allowing Scout parade to cross street

Traffic control

Three Scouts sitting at a campfire in the snow

Winter camping

Investiture of Rover Scout

Section growth & joining with the Rover Scouts



Camping at FortWhyte Alive

Blue-shirted Venturer Scouts are recognized for service work at Scout camp

Helping out at Scout Amik (winter camp for Scouts)

Two Venturer Scouts out standing in a field, planting trees

Tree planting

Cub Scouts, Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, Scouters in front of large stone fireplace

Helping out at Operation Ice Cap (winter camp for Cub Scouts)

Scout wearing blanket with multiple badges sewn on

Collecting badges and crests


Scouts form up for parade into church service

Getting ready for colour parade

Scout poking his head out of quinzy

Surviving winter


Regular meetings are held at St. Aidan's on Thursday evenings or at offsite locations.  

How old are Venturer Scouts:

Males and females, aged 14 - 17.

What is the Venturer Scout Promise?

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God
and the Queen,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out
the spirit of the Scout Law.

What is the Venturer Scout Motto?

Challenge

What is Venturer Scouts?

The Venturer Scout program is all about challenge. From start to finish, the program is run almost entirely by the youth members. Youth will have the opportunity to plan and execute activities which reflect their own personal and group interests. In Venturer Scouts, the sky is the limit! Plus, Venturer Scouts get the opportunity to "try on" different exciting career options through their activities.

Each company has an executive consisting of at least a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer. The executive is responsible for the majority of the planning. Each company has an advisor (sort of like a leader), who makes sure that your event will run smoothly by offering advice and suggestions. Venturer Scouts meet in a group called a Company. Each Venturer Scout learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development

Each company has an executive consisting of at least a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer. The executive is responsible for the majority of the planning. Each company has an advisor (sort of like a leader), who makes sure that your event will run smoothly by offering advice and suggestions. Venturer Scouts meet in a group called a Company. Each Venturer Scout learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development.

The Venturer
 Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging teens to feel good about themselves, their friends and family and the environment. Venturer Scouts' leadership skills are put to the test while gaining self confidence.

When and Where are Venturer ScoutMeetings?

Venturer Scouts meet together, typically on Thursdays, at St. Aidan's Anglican Church  274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  However, some meetings and events are held off-site.