91st Toronto Scout Group is part of Scouts Canada.
Our Scout Group is sponsored by Glen Rhodes United Church at 1470 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario. We currently offer programs for ages 5 to 14. We have a strong group of well trained and enthusiastic Volunteer Scouters who facilitate stimulating programs for the youth every week. We go on camps, take part in exciting activities and learn life skills that help make our youth better citizens.
Scout Groups are made up of Sections. Members are divided into Sections based on ages:
Beaver Scouts (age 5-7) meet either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7:00-8:00PM at Bowmore Public School (Junior Gym)
Cub Scouts (age 8-10) meet on Mondays from 6:45-8:15PM at Bowmore Public School (Junior Gym)
Scouts (age 11-14) meet on Mondays from 6:45-8:45PM at Duke of Connaught Public School
Section Scouters oversee the meetings and work with youth to plan the agendas and are referred to by their Scouting names. When Scouters are in uniform, parents should feel free to address them as Scouter and their first name (i.e. Scouter John), or by their Scouter Name (i.e. Rusty, Akela, etc in the Colony or Pack).
Group Committee is a group of volunteers who help support the Sections to have safe and exciting adventures throughout the year. Some positions take more of a commitment but any help is welcome.
We start our year in September and end regular meetings in May/June of the following year, although there are often activities into the summer as well. There may be changes to the schedule due to holidays.
The registration fee is set in April/May for the following Scouting Year. Registraion generally opens in May for the next Scouting Year with a Spring Registration discount available in May and June. The full year fee is payable by those who register from July until December and a partial year fee is payable by those registering from January until April. This amount is set by Scouts Canada and the full amount is forwarded to Scouts Canada. To register you can use the online system using the "Find a Group" feature on Scouts Canada membership system MyScouts. To easily find 91st Toronto, you can enter the postal code of our sponsor: M4L 2A3. For new members, you will need to create an account. (Note: accounts are only created for parents, youth members do not have their own login until they are 18, or if they become a Volunteer Scouter at 14+ they can be separated from their parents to be able to login for training and screening)
Dues vary by Section and cover the general costs of items required. The amount is determined by the Section. Payment method is set by the Section and explained when you enroll.
We have a few fundraising activities each year in order to help reduce the costs to parents. We ask that all youth and families participate to the best of their ability in order to help keep their costs low.
Apple Day is in October, typically the weekend after Thanksgiving. Youth are asked to be available to collect donations at designated locations in our area. Youth should be in full uniform and dressed appropriately to be outside. As a thank you for a donation, an apple is given to each donor. Each youth is asked to provide one to two hours of their time, but are welcome to participate longer if they wish.
Christmas Tree Lot
Each December we run a Christmas Tree Lot located at Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2029 Gerrard St E to sell Christmas Trees to the community. The Tree Lot is open on weekday evenings, all day Saturday in three shifts and on Sunday afternoons in two shifts. We ask that parents and families help to man the Tree Lot for a shift or two.
Camps, Events, Activities
These are held at various locations, times and dates. We will try to have information available well in advance. Costs for camps and events are minimal, mainly covering food, facitilites, etc. Other events can include Remembrance Day, Parades, etc. Some events are for Parents too, so we hope to see you!
Scouts Canada is a uniformed organization. We ask that all members wear complete uniforms for all events, unless otherwise specified. Uniform materials are available online or at the Scout Shop in Toronto.