For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth. And a dedicated group of Scouts Canada volunteers want to ensure there is Scouting for the boys and girls in the Agassiz and Harrison area.
How can we bring this opportunity to the youth of Agassiz and Harrison? There are lots of boys and girls who want to be Scouts, but the essential factor to re-vitalizing Scouting in Agassiz and Harrison is to not only register youth, but to recruit adult volunteers to run the programs as well.
Scouts Canada provides fun and interactive training for all adults, at no cost to the volunteer. All you need is enthusiasm. Can you imagine taking your child for his or her first canoe ride, supporting a child taking a wall climbing session, or helping to build an owl nest box? Or maybe you would like to help with games, crafts or a camp?
Adults who volunteer form a leadership team and work together to organize fun, active and safe programs for the youth.
Youth who have taken part in Scouting programs demonstrate self-confidence and optimism. They become more physically fit, energetic, outgoing, conscientious and compassionate. Plus, they have a lot of fun! Scouting makes a difference by providing opportunities for youth to grow, experience new “firsts” and develop into productive citizens of the world.
But why let kids have all the fun? Scouts Canada relies on its network of more than 24,000 caring and dedicated volunteers to deliver its programming to youth age 5-18. Agassiz and Harrison need adult volunteers to provide Scouts Canada’s fun and challenging programs to the kids in our communities. 1st Agassiz currently has an active Venturer Scout Group with teenagers between the ages of 14-17. The “Vents” are off to a winter camping adventure next month. Starting in February, the 1st Agassiz Beaver Scout Colony, for children ages 5 to 7 years old, will re-open. Next fall they hope to open a Cub Scout Pack (children ages 8 – 10) and a Scout troop (youth ages 11 – 13).
So, whether you are looking to register your son or daughter as a Beaver, thinking about Scouting for an older child, or looking to find a rewarding volunteering experience, come find out more about Scouting in Agassiz on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall, 6800 Pioneer Avenue.
The parent information session portion of the evening will start at 7 p.m.