May 20th, 2020
Scouts Canada is going to throw a big online party this weekend.
Ken is joined by Scouter Mike from the 1st Niagara Scout Group; he’s been on the podcast before (twice!) to talk about the Scouts Canada annual popcorn campaign, but this time is here in his capacity as one of the key social media people for Scouts Canada. The topic of discussion is Mike’s brainchild, the first National Virtual Campfire which Scouts Canada is hosting this coming weekend (May 23rd, 2020).
It sounds like it’s going to be a phenomenal event; the national social media team have received 40 to 50 submissions of skits, songs, magic tricks, and more (including several renditions of Ted the Moose/Fred the Moose which have been compiled into a mega-cut), and will be making the campfire available via both Facebook and YouTube.
Mike has several shout-outs to offer over the course of the episode, including:
- Ken Broad, a Scouter with Central Escarpment Council, who has been assisting with promoting the campfire on social media.
- Tim Fountain, with Chinook Council; he has been handling the technological aspects of the event, making the visual magic happen.
- Caroline Askeland, also with the 1st Niagara Scout Group, who has been Mike’s “partner in crime” for many years, and who was the mastermind behind the group’s recent Virtual Beaver Buggy Rally.
- Bill Dewar and Thomas Dewar, from the 11th Brampton Scout Group; they will be the campfire hosts.
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Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod