Child / Youth Groups
Hawkwood/Citadel Girl Guides
All girls aged 5 to 15 to come and join in the fun. Adults aged 18 to 118 are welcome as leaders for any of our groups and training is provided. www.calgareaguides.com
For more info, contact Patti Wong, Commissioner Mitotem District (403) 547-1443.
Moose Squadron Air Cadets
Parents, are you looking for a program for your son or daughter, which provides a stimulating, sociable and educational experience within an enjoyable, yet disciplined environment? We invite young people to "come and fly with us" at the 604 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
Air Cadets is a group for youth aged 12 to 19. It is run by officers appointed and trained by the Department of National Defence. Cadets receive promotions up through the ranks on the basis of the skills they have learned over the year and they take on increasing levels of responsibility for training younger members. The Air Cadet program is provided free of charge, including uniforms, summer camps and all cadet activities.
The program stresses responsibility, community service and good citizenship. The cadets receive training in flying, gliding, leadership, public speaking and wilderness camping. There are optional, activities including drill, sports and biathlon teams and band.
For more information, please visit: www.604moose.ca.
Scouts Canada – Arbour Lake 245th (Beavers and Cubs)
This Year Scouts Canada is gearing up for another exciting year of co-ed adventure.
Scouts Canada is an activity based outdoor educational program for both boys and girls. There are 5 core programs:
- Beavers (ages 5-7). Children learn how to work together in a safe non-competitive environment.
- Cubs (ages 8-10). Children start to learn more about their surroundings and begin to develop skills through our badge system that will help them as they get older, both in Scouting and in their day to day lives.
- Scouts (ages 11-14) are now involved in the planning and execution of their own program. They still work on a different, age appropriate set of skills under the supervision of adults, but the youth will take a more active role in how their program is operated.
- Venturers (ages 14-17) pursue vocational interests in small group settings planned an executed by themselves with the assistance of an adult advisor.
- Rovers (ages 18-26) provide the basis for junior leadership within existing groups.
Adult volunteers lead the youth programs as well as administer group operations. They have the benefit of helping the children and youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow while providing a safe environment for the children to enjoy their pursuits. The time commitment for a volunteer can range from 10-20 hours per month, based on the activities the group decides to undertake. No special skills are required as Scouts does offer comprehensive training. All adults are screened including having a Police Record Check to ensure safety and well-being of the scouting group.
For more information, including local community contacts, please contact the Scouts Canada Office at (403) 283-4993.