67th Winnipeg Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts

***2018-19 Programming is underway***

Registration for fall 2018 available at myscouts.ca
Meetings held Sundays / St Aidan's Church / 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...



2018-19 registration 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:

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


Download and read our group's newsletter - Channel 67 News


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

Friday, October 26, 2018: Scouts Canada - Blue Bombers Night

7:30pm – 10:30pm at Investor's Group Field, Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg, MB

Families, come and join your fellow Scout Groups from across Manitoba for an evening of fun at a Blue Bombers game.  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on the Calgary Stampeders.  Tickets are only $20 per person with promo code. To use the promo code to obtain special pricing, go to www.bluebombers.com/ScoutsCanada and type in the promo code “MBSCOUTS”.

Full uniform, please!  Parents, please accompany your youth to the game.  Supervision by Scouters is not provided.

Poster for Scouts Bombers night Sep 26, 2018



Sunday, November 11, 2018: 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.




Sunday, November 18, 2018: Christmas-Tree Lot Set-Up

River Heights Site of Corydon Community Centre1370 Grosvenor Ave, Winnipeg, MB, 11:00 a.m. start

Volunteer help requested - to set up tree stands, lights, signs, etc.  Many hands make light work.  Bring a drill with Robertson #2 screwdriver bit, if you are able.

Setting up racks for Christmas-tree sale



Tuesday, November 20, 2018:  Christmas-Tree Unloading

River Heights Site of Corydon Community Centre1370 Grosvenor Ave, Winnipeg, MB, 6:30 p.m. start (trucks arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.)

The trees are coming!  Adult help will be needed, during the evening, to unload 1200 trees.  All (13+ year-old) hands on deck. This is our 54th annual tree sale and is our group's single largest fundraising activity. This lot helps fund our entire group and many other Scouting activities and services in Manitoba.  Please wear older clothing as the trees can give off sap.



Saturday, November 24, 2018:  Christmas-Tree Lot Opening Day - Our 54th annual tree sale 

9am – 6pm Saturday

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



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

A cabin as seen from the far side of a small ice-covered lake

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