Joining Stittsville Scouts

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1st Stittsville is one of Canada’s largest Scout groups, providing top quality programs to 5-17 year old youth.  Our Scouts participate in exciting activities, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere.  We are always looking for youth and adult volunteers to Join the Adventure!

2104-2015 Registration

Registration for 2014-2015 opens on May 1, 2014, for Scouting programs running from September 2014 to June 2015.  Spaces are limited, and parents are encouraged to register before June 10, 2014 to guarantee their spot.  A fee discount is available to parents who take advantage of Spring Registration.

Spring Registration                   $215               May 1st to June 30
Summer/Fall Registration        $225               July 1 to December 31st
Mid Year Registration               TBD               January 2015 – April 2015

Online Registration - Parents are encouraged to register online, using the Scouts Canada registration website (www.myScouts.ca).  Registering online is easy, does not require any paperwork and allows you to register early to guarantee your preferred spot.  Please see below as well as the Online Registration FAQs for online registration instructions.

In-Person Registration Night - If you would prefer to register in person, then please join us for our Spring Registration Night:

Tuesday June 10, 2014
St Andrew’s Church, 2 Mulkins Drive, Stittsville, Ontario
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1st Stittsville Scout Group believes that finances should not be a barrier to participation.  Please contact the 1st Stittsville Scout Group Commissioner to discuss options for subsidies or deferred payments, based on your financial situation.

Scouting is a volunteer run organization, and we cannot run our programs without energetic and enthusiastic adult leaders.   Adult registration is free, and we provide all of the necessary training.  It is a great way to give back to your community.

Available Programs and Evenings

Beavers: Age 5 to 7 years
Cubs: Age 8 to 10 years
Scouts: Age 11 to 13 years
Venturers: Age 14 to 17 years

Exceptions to the age guidelines can be made based on maturity and/or special needs of the individual involved. Such exceptions should be discussed with the Group Commissioner.

Read our Scouting in Stittsville pages to learn more about the programs offered by 1st Stittsville Scout Group.

There are numerous sections meeting on various weekday evenings, please consult our Contacts & Location page for details.  Depending on enrolment, additional nights may be added.

Online Registration

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Parents are encouraged to use Scout Canada online registration tool.  Registering online is fast and simple, and does not require any paperwork.

Please visit the Online Registration FAQs for more information about online registrations

Before registering online, be sure to visit our Contacts and Locations page to select your preferred Section and evening.  To use online registration:

1) Visit Scouts Canada online registration at www.myScouts.ca.   If you already have a myScouts account, then Login using your MyScouts login and password.

2) If this is the first time you have registered online, then create an account using your email address

  • go to www.myScouts.ca  and create a new account. You will need to provide a password to use with your account.  Once the account is created, you’ll receive an email. This normally takes just a few minutes
  •  Log into MyScouts

3) Select the “Register A Member” option. You can then select the section and night you want to register yourself as a leader or your children as participants.  The system will allow you to pay using traditional internet methods of payment.

In-Person Registration

If you prefer to register in person at the registration nights, please go to this web site and print out and complete the forms at the bottom of the page as indicated below:

For For Youth, please complete the Member Registration Form.

For Leaders, please complete the Volunteer Registration FormLeaders also need to complete  Police Records Check request.

Completed paperwork and registration fee should be given to the leader of the section you wish to join or the 1st Stittsville Group Commissioner.

2014-2015 Fees

Spring Registration                   $215               May 1st to June 30
Summer/Fall Registration        $225               July 1 to December 31st
Mid Year Registration               TBD               January 2015 – April 2015

The fee includes $40 fundraising deposit. If the youth participates in Scouts Popcorn fundraising and sells $120 of product, the $40 is reimbursed around the end of the year. Cheques should be payable to 1st Stittsville Scout Group.

A Child Fitness Tax Receipt is provided for the full registration amount.

Refunds

Fall and Spring registrations can be refunded up to the end of September of the current year.

Adult Volunteer Registration

Scouting is a volunteer run organizations, and we are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic parents to join us as leaders.  Past experience is not required, and we provide all the necessary training and mentoring to introduce and integrate new leaders to Scouting.

In an effort to further increase youth safety and security in Scouting programs, Scouts Canada has implemented a new requirement that leaders must have the following items completed before they provide programs to the youth:

  • Adult Registration Form
  • Completed Volunteer Screening Form including Reference Checks
  • A valid Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector
  • Child Youth Safety and AODA Training (both provided through e-learning)
  • Woodbadge 1 for any leader entering their second year of leadership in the movement (again e-learning or interactive)

The lead time on some of these items can take 8-12 weeks so we need leaders to enrol in the Spring so we can have enough time to get all of the screening done.

There are no costs associated with leader registrations and if we have insufficient leaders, we will need to limit the number of youth that can participate in programs (and in the worst case reduce program nights). If you are interested in becoming a leader (or if you are planning on staying on for another year), please take the time to register this Spring.

Please contact the Group Commissioner for more information.