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Another look at Scouts Canada’s Personal Achievement Badges, and other crests as well.


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Ken and Colin re-open the discussion about Scouts Canada's new Personal Achievement Badges, which have replaced merit badges for the Cub Scouts and Scouts (and which are brand new, as of last year, for Beaver Scouts). In particular, Ken shares a revelation he had — while discussing PABs with his Cub Pack — that not only connects the PABs to the Religion in Life and Spirituality Award crests (as well as the Language Strips), but which may also be effective for other Scouters looking to build youth engagement with this new badge program under the Canadian Path.

Shout-Outs

Firstly, we'd like to give a shout-out to Dan, who commented thusly on Episode 50:

Congrats on Episode 50. How does Scouting affect my everyday life? Being a computer system administrator, when planning changes, I try to plan for every possible way things could go sideways. That way even if they go sideways in a way I didn't think of, I'm usually still prepared to respond. Be Prepared: It works! Favourite Scouting memory: When I saw a teachable moment with a youth and another youth swept in and took care of it. Least favourite Scouting moment: when I can see a youth is not having a good time and I haven't found that hook as to why. Of course that turns into a favourite moment when I find the hook and that negative swings over to the positive!

And we'd also like to give a shout-out to Kristine, who left a review for us on Facebook:

Love the podcast and keep up the great work. Really enjoying your Scouting 5s.

And as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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