Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth?
Interested in a fun, adventurous, impactful volunteer opportunity?
Are you a student looking for an internship that aligns with your educational path, or a recent grad trying to kick-start a career?
Are you thinking about a career working with children?
Then we are the opportunity for you!
The 137th Ottawa Scouts group is looking for Adult (18+) and Youth Volunteer Scouters (14-17) years old.
We are looking for volunteers in all areas, but especially for our Beaver Colony, youth ages 5-7 years old.
Besides helping young people to develop and grow through first time adventures, our volunteers are exposed to a wide range of different activities and new experiences themselves. You don’t need previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm. Our Scout Group that can give you hand-on experience.
How to register as a Volunteer?
Youth Volunteers are registered by a parent/guardian. Parent/guardian logins to MyScouts (www.myscouts.ca) and selects 'Register as a Volunteer' and moves through the process. If the parent/guardian account is not connected to the youth's account (because the youth is not a member) select 'New Member' when asked to select which Member is being registered as a Volunteer from your account.
For more information
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go to: Scouts Canada Volunteer: Overview, https://www.scouts.ca/volunteer/overview.html
- How to register: https://scoutsca.s3.amazonaws.com/2019/02/registration-guide-for-new-volunteers.pdf
- Register: https://www.myscouts.ca/ca
- About Scouts Canada: https://www.scouts.ca/about/about.html
Becoming a leader in scouting can be a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. Most find that the whole experience including training and leadership actually makes them better parents for their own kids.
Your First Year
All pre-approved training registration costs will be reimbursed upon succesful completion of training.
Becoming a volunteer with Scouts Canada is a multi-step process and we are here to help you every step of the way. The process includes:
- A personal interview
- The provision of three personal references, and
- A Police Record Check and how to receive one
- One-on-one help from an experienced coach, you'll participate in a three-month orientation and probation period where you'll learn all the basics to help you provide great programs for youth.
Once you become a Scouter (leader), you're provided with further training and tools and support to help you on your way. You'll attend courses and workshops, and be able to access helpful online support resources.
If you can commit a minimum of 6 hours per month (or more), you can make a difference in the lives of many kids, and help shape a better world for tomorrow.
Subsequently, you will be encouraged to pursue the following courses to further develop your leadership skills as a valued member of your section team:
- Basic Canoeing
- Boat Rescue Award Course
- Wilderness First Aid
- and even train to become an instructor
If you change section (for example, move up from Cubs to Scouts), you will need to take Wood Badge I again in the new section. However you will only need to take the section specific portion of the course.
At least two Scouters in each section are required to have their First Aid certification (in case one of the two can't make it to a meeting or outing). Note that First Aid Certification must be renewed every three years.
Your PRC (Police Record Check) must be done every three years.
The following paperwork needs to be submitted via ScoutsTracker to the Group Commissioner for approval at least two weeks prior to each camping/outdoor activity. Application for approval submitted less than two weeks prior to the activity may not be approved in time. Without the approval, the event may not take place.
For an outdoor activity away from the approved meeting place or a camp:
- Group Committee must be made aware of the event no later than the most recent Group Committee meeting prior to the activity.
- Follow Camping Facility Standards and Adventure Standards of Scouts Canada Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
- Completed Adventure Application Form (hard copy or online via ScoutsTracker)
- Emergency Plan / Action Plan
- Outing plan
- Parent/Guardian Consent Form for Category 3 (red) activities and out of country travel
- Update physical fitness form for each participant
Training and Courses
Benefits of being a Scouter
- Develop valuable skills that help you achieve personal and professional goals while challenging yourself
- Complete thorough online and experiential learning in understanding youth, program planning, leadership and safety training
- Allow more young people to experience all the benefits that Scouting has to offer
- Our Group covers your costs for volunteer uniform, necker, training, camps and other adventures
- Option to attend a variety of the outdoor adventures our group is offering
- Be part of an amazing team and group
- If your kid is having a blast at Scouts! Why not join the fun and scout together!