Scouts (Ages 11-14)
Scouts is about having fun while gaining value leadership skills and self-confidence.
Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing and lots of camping while working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges.
Scouting 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 your province or Canada in a youth forum.
Blaze a Trail: Scouts blaze their own trails. The possibilities before you are vast, which is why some of Canada’s greatest trails are used as the symbolic framework for Scouts on The Canadian Path.
Each trail represents a Program Area. Explore all of the different trails over your Scouting Year. You will share adventures for the different Program Areas as a Troop, or within smaller teams called Patrols.
The Scout program focuses on outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership and personal development and includes a variety of activities:
Extended hikes and lots of camping
Running an activity
Organizing a camp
Participating in provincial or national youth forums
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best,
To respect my country and my beliefs,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerful,
considerate and clean,
and wise in the use of all resources.
Scout Troop Meeting Information
Thursdays @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Helen Schuler Nature Center
300 Indian Battle Road South
Old Fort Whoop Up
Working hard fundraising for their next camp!
Old Fort Whoop Up
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS (OAS)
The Outdoor Adventure Skills program is an invitation for Scouts to try something new—to be outside more, testing themselves with progressive challenges while remaining within their capabilities to stay safe. In short, it’s about having life-changing experiences.
Each Outdoor Adventure Skills pathway is divided into nine stages with a badge awarded for each stage; however, the purpose of the OAS program is not the badge. Rather, the Outdoor Adventure Skills should be seen as tools to support the Plan-Do-Review process—for example, organizing an activity that matches the level of skills that the participants have, or evaluating the amount of growth a person experienced in a particular skill set they wanted to expand on.
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT BADGES (PAB)
Youth have opportunities to earn up to 16 badges by planning their own adventures.
PERSONAL PROGRESSION BADGES (PPB)
Following a Year-End Review, a Scout received the appropriate Person Progression Badge.
AJ D. - Chief Scout's Award Recipient (2018)
AJ D. - Chief Scout's Award Recipient (2018)
TOP SECTION AWARD
Chief Scout's Award
This very special top section award is awarded to a Trailblazer who has completed a personal progression review, 18 OAS badges, 30 community service hours, one community service project that is personally challenging, and a final review of the Award Project with Troop Leadership Team, or its designates.
Meet the Troop Scouter Team
Scouter Candy (Bubbles)
Scouter Bubbles joined 15th Lethbridge as a volunteer in 2014. Bubbles enjoys having fun and well really everything about Beavers is FUN! Scouter Bubbles has a kind heart and a contagious laugh ... that’s’ why the Beavers named her Bubbles! Candy lived in Lethbridge for the last 16 years and before that Saskatchewan was considered Home. Go Roughriders!! She is a proud mother of 2 boys, Deacon & Ty, both whom are part of the Lethbridge 15th Scouting Group. She sits on St. Paul's School Council, and has played volleyball and have since university. Candy works at MPE Engineering Ltd as a Safety Liaison and Administrative Assistant and feels fortunate to have a great company to work for. Bubbles says, “Life is precious and being able to wake up everyday and enjoy the sun, and the people you love makes everyday a beautiful and amazing day. Remember every question you have is a good question so please don't hesitate to ask me as I am always ready to help out!” Fun facts: Bubbles has an adventurous spirit, enjoys coaching, camping, traveling, definitely enjoys building and fixing stuff (all kinds of stuff).
Scouter Cory joined 15th Lethbridge in 2017 as a Cub Scouter. As a disability service worker, Cory brings a variety of skills to our program! Cory loves outdoor adventures and makes sure that every youth is having fun. Fun Fact: Cory is a 'big kid at heart', playing games in his spare time. He as a very large gaming collection of computer, board and card games!
Moira enjoys her day job as a Registered Veterinary Technologist at the University of Lethbridge, but she has FUN in Scouting. Her journey with our Beaver Colony started in 2012 with her asking a simple question of “What does it take to be a Beaver Scouter?”. Since then, she has been very involved with the Colony and Group - and has enjoyed every minute of it (possibly because she secretly dreamed of being a teacher and is a bit crazy about organization). In her spare time, Moira likes to geocache, cook and spend time with (in no particular order) her hubby Nathan, son Alex and dog Tsunami. Fun facts: Before becoming a Scouter, the last time she slept in a tent (or went camping) was in Brownies! Moira has recently learned how to shoot a bow and arrow and has discovered that she really enjoys archery!
Nathan joined our group in 2015 as a Troop Scouter and our Group Quartermaster (managing our group equipment). With advanced wilderness training, Nathan brings lots of skills and knowledge to our group. He enjoys the outdoors and makes sure that our Troop has lots of adventures outside. Fun Fact: Nathan was a Cub Scout in his home town of Kamloops, BC.
Since 2013, Tobiah has been volunteering with 15th Lethbridge as a Scouter, but he has been involved with summer camps for over thirty years as a camper, camp counselor, and counselor trainer. Tobiah has tons of experience and ideas about exploring nature, camping, music, and art- his campfire songs are quite a spectacle! Tobiah is also a teacher, and he has taught learners of all levels from kindergarten to adults. He works for Alberta Health Services creating online learning. Fun facts: Hawkeye plays the guitar and banjo, and even makes his own cigar box guitars! He is an avid geocacher. Tobiah loves to search for travel bugs and log caches while travelling with his boys. They have even planted a couple geocaches of their own around Lethbridge.
George has been involved with 15th Lethbridge since 2019, first as a parent, then a parent helper, before finally taking the plunge and becoming a scouter. Originally from Scotland, he moved to Lethbridge in 2006. George loves spending time outside and learning new skills. He is a translator (French to English, since no one wants to pay him to translate into Scots!) and musician (cello, guitar, voice, but not usually all at once).
Scouter Rus has been involved in scouting since he was 7 years old (and that was a long time ago). His son Dean joined cubs this fall and brought Rus along for the ride. He's glad to be back and has been having many excellent adventures. Rus is trained as a social worker and child development supervisor. It's probably no surprise that he is also interested in nature therapy and doing fun things outside