View our InfoSpots: Videos and backgrounders about various issues.
The Rescue Rally Pamphlet provides background information on the various issues facing Scouts Canada such as camp sales, membership decline, and financial woes. Download your copy and distribute it! We hope to see you at the rally on Saturday, August 26. Published: 2006-08-24.
We are presenting the fourth Crossroads Report. In this report we are challenged to ask WHY? As Scouter Joseph Grittani says, it's a simple question. That simple question can, however, raise numerous serious issues. It is pretty clear that our Scouts Canada National Organization is not asking enough "Why?" questions. When our Scouts Canada organization is suffering, some would say haemorrhaging, 10% membership losses each year, it is a fair question to ask WHY. Published: 2006-07-07.
We're calling you back. There's a reason.
We're thinking you just didn't hear,
That Scouting across this great nation,
May not last for one hundred years. Published: 2006-02-20.
In defence of the high registration fees charged by Scouts Canada, commissioners, staff members, and others have often made a comparison with sports programs. Their claim is that Scouts Canada fees are reasonable compared to the fees of sports programs. Therefore, they conclude, the fees are not too high. Their conclusion depends on the assumption that sports fees are not themselves too high. Published: 2006-03-05.
This article is meant to inform our members and the membership of Scouts Canada generally, about the position recently adopted by Scouts Canada that there are no trust obligations on Scouting real estate. Published: 2006-01-19.
The Scouts Canada propaganda machine and spin doctors are hard at work. Here is the latest Q&A with our responses. It is important that our membership know how to deal with the issues as presented by our National Organization. The message in this Q&A is certainly at odds with the recent letter of our Chief Commissioner wherein he has stated that he recognizes what has been called the Democratic Deficit. In our recent meeting with the CEO we got the impression that the volunteer management recognized that this issue had to be addressed and that board member Keith Martin was tasked with preparing a report. With this double message the membership may rightfully be sceptical whether there is any real commitment to moving toward a democratic Scouts Canada. Published: 2005-06-23.
Read about how flaws in Scouts Canada's policy on Police Record Checks (PRCs) may leave young people potentially vulnerable while excluding desirable volunteers from membership. Published: 2005-05-06.
Dog breeders who are members of the Canadian Kennel Club get to elect the board of their organization. Why are members of Scouts Canada shut out of the decision-making process? Published: 2005-02-14.
At the Scouts Canada AGM in November, 2004, Chief Commissioner Mike Scott invited SCOUT eh! to write a proposal about how to make Scouts Canada democratic. The result is this report. The report has been distributed to the members of Scouts Canada's Board of Governors. Published: 2005-01-21.
Learn the basics of Community Development, the process for improving the community through collective action, such as by saving a Scout camp. Published: 2004-10-12.
The staff are in control of Scouts Canada. Read about how the structure works (or doesn't). Published: 2004-10-10.
The following are excerpts from a recent Appeal meeting held between a local Camp management team and two representatives (Directors) of Scouts Canada's Provincial Body/Property Review Committee. It's not clear what they're trying to say. Published: 2004-10-04.
Scouts Canada has released a memo with speaking points on the restructuring and camp sales. Here is the text of Scouts Canada's memo and our response. Published: 2004-09-14.