Frequently Asked Questions
At the beginning of each year we will create accounts for the parents of new members, an automated email gets sent out with instructions on choosing your own password. If we missed you or you'd like another account created for any reason that's no problem,
Once you are logged in, follow these steps:
- Click on "My Account" from the "Site Navigation" menu on the left.
- Click on the "Edit" tab.
- Type in a new password.
- Type in a the new password again for the confirmation.
- Press Save.
Unless otherwise specified, cheques should be made payable to First Bedford Group Committee - Scouts Canada for things like registration, fund raisers and other event costs.
For Beavers, visit the
For Cubs, visit the
For Scouts, visit the
Every year we have a registration night in early September. We usually decide this date at our last group comittee meeting (usually in May or June), details of the registration night are on the front page of this website over the summer.
This year we contacted our returning members over the summer and gave the option of an early registrion by mail. That was pretty successful and we'll likely continue with that approach next year.
If you've missed the registration night for this year,
Yes. Scouts Canada has had completely co-ed programs since 1998.
The website to view the products available and sizing information is located at
If you call the Saint John NB Scout Shop they will send your ordered items to the NS Provincial Scouting office here in the HRM free of charge. You can contact the Saint John Scout Shop here:
- Phone: Toll-free 1-866-535-6556
- Fax: 506-646-9122
- Address: 201 Union Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1A9
* Usually it only has taken 2 to 3 days to transit from the Saint John Scout Shop and thus it is recommended that you call about 3 business days after you order your items to inquire if they have arrived. The contact information for Scouts Canada-Nova Scotia Provincial Council is:
84 Thorne Ave.
Dartmouth , N.S.
Tel 902-423-9227 or 1-800-557-7268
Fax 902-423-7989, email@example.com
All Section Leader Handbooks can be found on-line at
Woodbadge 2 is the final section of Woodbadge training. You can take the Woodbadge 2 course after one year of experience as a Scouter, completion of all the sections of Woodbadge 1 and upon recommendation of your Zone Commissioner. Woodbadge 2 is a program that runs for two full weekends, usually in the fall and is seperated by Section (you take the training in Colony, Pack, Troop or Company).
Upon completion of Woodbadge 2 you are given your 1st Gilwell Scouting Group necker and your Scouting Beads that you wear with your Leather Woggle you earned with completion of Woodbadge 1; these insignia demonstrate your full completion of the Woodbadge Training program and your membership with the 1st Gilwell Scouting Group. Upon accomplishment of Woodbage 2 training you are also know as a Gilwellian or Wood Badger. The program for Woodbadge 2 is found on-line at:
Yours in Scouting,
Jim Quinn aka Rusty
Contact Leader, Colony B
The calendar for Woodbadge Training is available on-line at:
Upon completion of Woodbadge I training you earn the leather woggle to wear with your necker.
"Woodbadge I is the official name of the training course designed by Scouts Canada to support Scouters to develop competence, confidence and enable you to effectively carry out the mission of Scouts Canada." (on-line at
Woodbadge I training consists of Core Training, Section Specific Training and Outdoor Skills Training. The first Core Training opportunity is on 28 Oct 09. Core is an evening session and has free registration, Section Specific and Outdoor Skills Training are all day events and cost $8 each to register.
This year there are numerous opportunities for Woodbadge training, throughout the HRM as listed on-line at
Importantly, it is the expectation of Scouts Canada that new Leaders take their Woodbadge training within the first year and a half of joining as a Leader. The registration cost of the Woodbadge course is re-imbursed by our Group Committee.
For instructions on obtaining a Criminal Records Check, see the "In Person" section on this page
For volunteers such as with Scouting, the cost of Criminal Record Checks is $30. Note on the application that you are requesting this Criminal Record Check to volunteer with Scouting and you will receive the reduced rate. The Group Committee will re-imburse you your cost for the Criminal Record Check once they receive your receipt.
Please note that as of December 17th, 2010, all PRCs need to be applied for through the Police Services to ensure that an application includes the Vulnerable Sector check. The NS Council, will not be accepting any new myBackCheck (online) applications.
In reference Scouts Canada policy regarding the Forms required for activities away from regular meeting placed such as Field Trips, please read the following article available on-line at
The Scouting program is centred around 4 core program elements including 1) Leadership, 2) Citizenship, 3) Personal Development and 4) Outdoor Skills.
Activity badges are awarded for each of these program elements and are linked to three achievement awards: The Voyager Scout Award, The Pathfinder Scout Award and the Chief Scout Award. Generally the Patrols work towards each of these awards as a group.
Challenge Badges are award for personal achievment in a number of subject areas including Athletics, Outdoors, Home and Family, Personal Development, Science and Technology, and Environment.
The Core program recognition Scheme is outlined int he Canadian Scout Handbook on pages 62 and 62.
All Activity and Challange Badge requirements can be found in the Canadian Scout Handbook. Activity and Challange Badges are displayed on the Scout sash. Details on badge placement can be found in the Reference Material Section.
Requirements can also be found on-line at the following link
Parents are encouraged to be aware of the award scheme and actively encourage and work with the youth to assist them in achieving the various goals.
As leaders we require signoff from parents/guardians on badge work completed at home.