67th Winnipeg Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts

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.  After a pause for the summer, activities for Venturers and Rovers will re-start mid-September 2019.

Meetings held Sundays (or, as determined by section leadership) at St Aidan's Church, typically 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


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

What's up with Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts...



2019-20 programming is under way!

Venturers and Rovers 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 schedule (please email ahead if you would like to visit to confirm schedule) is:

(Tentative) Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Campbell St. at Kingsway (southeast door)


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





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



Thursday, September 5, 2019:  67th Winnipeg Group Committee meeting

7:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB

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.

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



Monday, September 9, 2019 & Wednesday, September 11, 2019:  Annual open house nights

● St Aidan's Church (southeast door)
● 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (each night)
● St. Aidan’s is at the corner of Campbell Street and Kingsway (River Heights)


For those new to Scouting, this is an opportunity to speak to leaders to find out what Scouting is all about.  For returning families, drop in and find out about plans for the new year.  Registrations (annual enrolment of youth in all sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts) for the 2019-2020 Scouting year will be discussed. However, on-line registration at myscouts.ca is required.  Parents of those in Cub Scout Pack (age 8-10) and Scout Troop (age 11-14) can also inquire about registration of youth for the annual Wilderness Challenge Camp, typically held around the end of September at Camp Amisk.

Please bring your daytimer / calendar app to the open house, as we expect that the tree-lot schedule will be available for you to sign up (each family to complete three sales shifts during the month-long pre-Christmas sale). Sign up early to get your choice of shifts!

Parents, in the event you are unable to register on line, or would like a chance to speak to group leaders, please attend the open house.

Registration Open House runs for two evenings (Monday and Wednesday).  However, if you cannot make it out, please contact us at 67thwpg@gmail.com for information on the Scouting program and how to register.

Until December 31, 2019, an annual Scouts Canada registration fee of $230 for each youth applies. For registrations on/after January 1, 2020 a discounted rate may apply.  Registrations will be valid until August 31, 2020.



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



Sunday, November 10, 2019: Remembrance Sunday Church Colour Parade

10:00am – 12:00pm at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, MB
Remembrance Day Church Parade, with flags, for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts and Leaders. All families welcome.

Our group has been invited to participate in the Remembrance Sunday church service at St. Aidan's Anglican Church. As the church is a sponsor of our Scout Group and a gracious host for many of our meetings and special events, we are hoping that many of our youth, leaders and families will be able to participate and show our appreciation for the church. Prior to the parade, all sections (Beaver Scouts, Cubs, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts) will form up (in full uniform) in the basement at 10:00 a.m. and parade our flags into the service at 10:30 a.m.  Youth and families can participate in the service to the extent they wish. Youth may join the Sunday School or Youth Class during the service, if they wish.

Scouts form up for parade into church service




What do Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts do?

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

Uniformed Scouts of varying ages holding flags

Getting ready for colour parade

Scout poking his head out of quinzy

Surviving winter


A message from the president: Regular meetings are held at St. Aidan's on Sunday evenings or at offsite locations.  

We like to keep busy planning camps and activities, and we also like to volunteer as Offer of Services at group, area and National camps.  We also like doing service for big camps, like the recent Candian Jamboree in July 2017. But that's not all, we have many other adventures in the planning so more to come.

How old are Venturer Scouts:

Males and females, aged 14 - 17.

How old are Rover Scouts:

Men and women, aged 18 - 26.

What is the Venturer Scout Promise and the Rover Scout Prom?

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 the Rover Scout Motto?

Under the Canadian Path, the Rover Scout motto has been changed to "Go Beyond."  This replaces "Service"

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.

What is Rover Scouts?

Rover Scouts is for men and women 18 to 26 years of age.  The outdoors is an essential part of the Rover program. Rovers often participate in adventurous activities like mountain climbing or white water rafting.  Rovers also help their local communities by running service activities such as food drives, park clean-ups, and tree plantings.  Rovers meet in a group called a Crew. Rovers develop and manage their own program under the guidance of a respected Scouter. Rovers adhere to a Promise,The Scout Law and Motto. 

When and Where are Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Meetings?

Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts meet together, typically on Sundays, at St. Aidan's Anglican Church  274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba