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  4. Duty To Others
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Kub Kars Roar
Down The Track

18 Wheelers and Beaver Buggies coming up the inside

By Jack Lovatt

Anticipation - hope - suspense - despair - delight!

Want to put some zing into your program? Why not try a Kub Kar Rally? You get all of the above, and our youth get a leg up on a badge or two. As a bonus, a Kub Kar Rally is a great way to get parents involved. What father can resist the urge to show off his skill in modelling and preparing model racing cars to get the maximum performance. Some will even be able to demonstrate how they won "the big one" when they were a Cub.

Kub Kars, of course, have been around for years and years. More recently, 18 Wheelers (for Scouts) and Beaver Buggies have been introduced. There is no reason on earth why they can't generate the same kind of interest and excitement that Kub kar racing does. Many youth participate through the Area event, but the same thing can be done in your own Section or Group.

The cars are registered and weighed - in several hours prior to the rally. They then go to the pit area where final adjustments are made. Finally, inspections are done to ensure the cars conform to the rules and then they are put in a quarantine until the race.

The races start with the "drivers" sitting on the floor around the track watching everything that goes on. Woe betide anyone who appears to get an unfair advantage, real or imagined.

Finally, all is ready. Three names are called out for the first heat. The starter trips the handle and the cars are on their way. One car takes an early lead but the other two start to catch up, then another takes over the lead about half way down the track. But the third is gaining, perhaps urged on by the shouts of encouragement from the friends of the driver. At the same time, the supporters of the other drivers are yelling encouragement to their cars.

The cars hit the finish line to cheers for the winner and vows of "Just wait till the next heat - that was a slow lane." And so it goes with the noise level rising as the drivers and their families get into the spirit of the event.

With the third heat, the slowest cars are dropped and those remaining are more evenly matched. The tension and excitement increase. As more and more cars are eliminated, the anticipation and tension grows even higher and more concentrated. Finally, only three cars are left and the excitement is almost unbearable. Having gone through a long elimination process, these cars are very close in performance. Nobody dares leave and all the attention is focused on the final three. The Cubs can hardly contain themselves. At the conclusion of the final race the place explodes with cheers and high fives for the winner and groans for the losers, as well as pledges to, "Wait till next year!"

Still, the "next year" that the Cubs are talking about is fast approaching and there is no time like the present to get started. So if you are looking for an exciting, proven activity for your Colony, Pack or Troop (and who isn't?) this is it. What are you waiting for? Go for it! Whether it's Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars or 18 Wheelers for your Scouts, create a little excitement and perhaps even start a new tradition for your Section.

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Certainly there are more important things in life than money, but even if it doesn't make the world go round, it sure does help to make things move along. As responsible Scouters, we all share in the responsibility to ensure that we properly account for, safely keep, and spend the public funds raised to help us meet our Mission and Principles.

The Group Treasurer

The management of Group funds is the responsibility of the Group Committee Treasurer. Although the job does not require formal accounting training, it is good to find someone who is familiar with managing funds (at least able to balance a cheque book).

The Treasurer's first duty should be to become familiar with By-Laws, Policies and Procedures, Fall 1998 (especially the Finance sections, pages 34 to 41) and the Finance section of the Group Committee Handbook, January 1997, pages 46 to 48. For keeping accurate records, see the Financial Record Book, available in your Scout Shop. These resources describe Scouting's rules for financial management. With the aid of a bank account, a budget and regular reporting, the Treasurer must ensure that the Group's financial obligations are met.

It's a common mistake to assume that it is the Treasurer's job alone to make financial decisions on behalf of the entire Group. Instead, the Treasurer is there to provide advice and information that enables the Group Committee as a whole to make these decisions.

Bank Accounts

You'll want an account from which the Group can draw cheques. Some financial institutions have special arrangements for non-profit groups to minimize service charges. The staff of the branch should be able to help you complete the necessary forms.

The bank accounts of Scouting Groups must be clearly identified as "Scouts Canada," together with the name of the Group. This ensures easy identification if the account is ever forgotten. Recently, Scouting was able to recover more than $1,000 from defunct accounts, all because the account included Scouting in its title. If your Group already has an account that doesn't fit this requirement, your branch staff can help you change the name without disrupting anything else.

At least two people must always sign cheques and withdrawal slips. A good format is any two of the Treasurer, the Secretary or the Group Committee Chair, although other combinations of executive members are equally valid. Strongly discourage the practice of having a second signing officer sign a few blank cheques in advance so that the Treasurer won't have to chase people to issue a cheque. Cheques require two signatures for security reasons. Blank signed cheques leave signing officers open to suspicion if anything should go wrong.

Financial Planning and Budgeting

How do you plan the Group's budget? Budgeting is the process of determining how much money you're likely to spend over a given period and how much money you will bring in to cover these expenses. With the input and help of the Leaders (keeping their prepared programme plans in mind) and other Group Committee members, the Treasurer should complete the Group budget before the beginning of the Group's financial year. It should then be presented to the entire committee for discussion, perhaps revision and eventually approval.

Start by looking at the financial records from last year. Start with the expenses. Where will they differ for the coming year? Have the Sections grown? Have costs gone up? Are additional activities planned? The expense column tells the Committee how much it needs to raise to cover activities.

Similarly, look at sources of income for the year. What fund raisers work for your Group? Are you getting the return on invested effort and time that you deserve? If your Group is a new one and doesn't have financial statements from previous years to look back upon, call upon a neighbouring Group or your Area Chair for advice.


Committee up-to-date on Group finances is one of the Treasurer's duties. It can be as simple as a verbal report on the current bank balance and any significant transactions made since the last report. This should be recorded in the Group Committee's regular meeting minutes.


At all levels of Scouting, a report of financial transactions must be prepared and reviewed by the next senior Council. In the case of Groups, it is the Region to which this report is made in the form of the annual Group Financial Statement (Form 6). A copy of this is also annually presented to the Group's Community Partner (Sponsor) and one is kept with the Group's records.

Sections should not have their own separate bank accounts. If it seems that they feel it necessary to open their own bank account, it usually indicates that programme Leaders are taking on jobs, such as fundraising, that should be the responsibility of your Group Committee.

The role of Group Treasurer is an important part of the Group team. With some attention to appropriate process and sound principles, the Group can successfully fund the Scouting Adventure.

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By David Cooper
Financial Development Chair

"The Plan"

On January 26, 1998, Popcorn Chair Doug Mason and Past Chair Terry McGowan met with Financial Director Chuck Mcllravey and the Executive Director to talk about a new plan to help Groups in Toronto raise more money for more expanded Scout Programs which are costly and usually not available because of funding. A new Popcorn Program was discussed and the planning began to take shape. Doug Mason agreed to Chair the Popcorn Program for 1998 and help in planning and organizing a "New Popcorn Team."

The First Meeting Qf The Team

On April 6, 1998, the Popcorn Coordinators for the Spring Popcorn Campaign met to wrap up the spring campaign, discuss the "New Plan for 1998," and talk about the Trails End Seminar in May of 1998 in Indianapolis. The team members were encouraged to attend and also to consider expanding their team and adding a Co-Coordinator to assist them with the workload. Ideas and suggestions were provided by all in attendance

The Second Meeting Of The Team

On May 7, 1998, the Popcorn Coordinators met to discuss the popcorn plan, table the questionnaire sent to all coordinators to complete which gave the team projected sales targets by each Area. It was agreed that Ron Gryschuck, Humber West Popcorn Coordinator, would take Doug Mason's place for the trip to the Trails End Seminar on May 28 in Indianapolis. We had an agreement from Trails End to have a Seminar organized in Toronto on June 21, 1998 at the Ramada Inn near Scout House. All Coordinators were in agreement about seeking out a Co-Coordinator by September, 1998. Our next meeting with all of the team was September 9, 1998 to make the final decisions on the Kick-Off Dinner and Popcorn Program for the Fall of 1998.

Trails End Hosts Popcorn Seminar In Toronto June 21, 1998

There was a great turn-out for our first seminar in Toronto on popcorn and we had more than 40 Groups represented, with the majority being those who had not sold popcorn in the past. Trails End were great hosts, provided good insight, answered questions, provided great entertainment and prizes, breakfast and lunch and a wealth of information for those in attendance to take back to their Groups. An impressive day and everyone left with prozes, information and, of course, lots of POPCORN.

The Fall Campaign Planning Meeting

On September 9, 1998, we had a great turn-out of Coordinators and their Co-Coordinators to put the final touches on our Fall Popcorn Campaign. A full report was provided to the team on the May Seminar at Trails End in Indianapolis and the Popcorn Seminar on June 32 in Toronto by Trails End. The new proze incentive program was introduced, discussed and agreed upon, the Kick-Off Dinner date was agreed to, the marketing strategy was discussed and agreed to by the team, and Popcorn String Gala at the Dufferin Mall was introduced, including the marketing of the event. We were all going to make an effort to get a representative from each Scout Group to attend the Kick-Off Dinner and listen to our plan and receive the package for each Group selling popcorn. Great turn-out and good team spirit at this meeting.

The Popcorn String Was Five Miles Long

Windy, yes, but the Popcorn String Event was a success as those in attendance had a great time climbing the wall, eating popcorn, selling popcorn, getting autographs from Argonaunts and generally having a great time. The Skyline Area Groups were busy all weekend selling popcorn and providing popcorn for those who stopped at our display in the mall. We signed up "NEW LEADERS" and "NEW SCOUTS" who were interested in our movement and what it is providing. Great Weekend for Skyline and for Scouting.

Kick-Off Dinner October 2, 1998

A fun evening for 85 individual guests who were representing their Groups or Areas of Scouting. The meal was great. The prizes were fantastic. Everyone went home with at least one prize, a ton of popcorn, Group selling packages and lots of information and enthusiasm provided by Trails End and our Popcorn Team. President Adrian Barker and Executive Director John Plumadore provided congratulations to the participants for their positive attitudes and volunteer spirit for the benefit of Scouting. A wonderful evening of good fun.

Marketing And Advertising Program

The plan for our 3 1/3 page colour ads advertising popcorn and Scouts, although well thought out and very attractive, had to be cancelled because of our agreement with the United Way. "BUT," being the progressive and positive thinkers we are, a very attractive 1/4 page coloured ad was produced three times with three different messages about Scouting, Leaders and Volunteers. Well received, bringing not only awareness to Scouting during our Popcorn Campaign, but introduced (at time of writing this article) 25 new Leaders to Scouting which will allow us to bring in more youth and have them enjoy our programs and positive message that will stay with them the rest of their lives.

Great idea that helped everyone. A real win-win effect for all areas of Scouting

A Happy Ending To This Story

On the opposite page you will read the success stories about why Scout Groups earned the much needed funding for additional programs for their youth and some of their success stories. Our Popcorn Team enjoyed seeing an increase of 180% in unit sales, during our 1998 Fall Popcorn Campaign. Gross Sales increased 192% and our participating Scouts earned many exciting prizes for their personal effort which also benefited Scouting Programs for their Groups. Great effort everyone.

Please, if you see one of these Scouters listed below, say thank you for that extra effort in making this year's "Popcorn Campaign" a success in the Toronto Area for the benefit of everyone.

Doug and Gayle Mason for their tireless effort in making this program happen. AGINCOURT; Ken Carey and Habeeb Zayne, BENDALE; Ken Braden and Jim Stemp, BROWNSEA; Pearl Ivens, EAST SCARBOROUGH; Gerry Myers, HUMBER WEST; Ron Gryschuk and Marilyn Coulthrust, OLD MILL; Brian Booton, SETON; Dan (Dab) Orichefsky and Renee Peat, SKYLINE; Shanie Mangulins and Ron Porter, SUNNYBROOK; Edie MacEachern and Roy Winters, THE ALDERS; Jacques Jones and Linda Pletzer, WEST SCARBOROUGH; John Blake and Barry Stainton, WILLOW VALLEY; David Barron.

Thanks to all of our support team who helped us with distribution and the office staff for their administrative assistance.


To Alex Henry & Sons for their continuous help in providing storage and distribufion to our four West End Areas. Thanks Roy, Colleen and Rick for the extra effort on behalf of Scouting.
To Tai Lung Canada Ltd., and Scouter Art Nicholson of the 17th Bendale Group, for providing storage services for two of our East End Areas for storage and distribution of popcorn.
To Davpart Inc., and Charlene Waters, Property Manager, for providing a 5,400 square foot storage and distribution centre for six of our Scout Areas. This centre received the full order, saving us additional storage and shipping costs.

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Provided a good portion of the Popcorn String and had tremendous sales this year. The Skyline Area was excited about having its first $1,000 seller, Tristan M., who is enjoying his 'SHOES" and New Telescope. 'Yea Tristan.' 1997 sales were $2,908. 1998 sales were $15,591. A whopping 536% increase. Thank you Ron Porter for transporting all the popcorn.

Old Mill

Scouter Brian Booton was pleasantly surprised to see the 385% increase in Group Sales and 200% increase in Group participation in the Popcorn Campaign this year. "Very happy campers," says Brian. "This was just fantastic for our Area. What a TEAM effort by all."

East Scarborough

WOW! Have things been popping in East Scarborough. This is the largest youth participation yet. We increased our Group participation 100% this year. 3rd Highland Creek led the way with $9,726 in sales. They have sold in all seven of our popcorn campaigns (160th has also participated in all seven popcorn campaigns). 1st Highland Creek had their first $1,635 seller, Frank Clarke, Group Coordinator. What a Leader! 1997 Area Sales were $13,026 and 1998 were $31,386, to lead GTR. Thanks to everyone for their support. Regards, Gerry Myers, Popcorn Coordinator.

West Scarborough

John Blake was a happy camper this month as he was very enthused by the effort of his Area Team. What an effort! The 188th led the way with $8,748 in sales and we had our first Beaver from the 97th who reached $1,000 to lead his Group to $5,045 in sales. Group sales in 1997 were $19,122 and in 1998 $27,864 - a 142% increase. Thanks to all of the Groups and Popcorn Co-coordinator Barry Stainton for their support.

Humber West

Do you think Popcorn Coordinator Ron Gryschuk is happy having three -$1,000 sellers from his Area. The lead seller was Brian G. from the 151st. You can bet he was! "The Area was just fantastic," says Ron, "having $21,420 in gross sales this year, an increase of 188% over 1997." Yes, Ron and Popcorn Co- Coordinator Marilyn Coulthrust were both pleased by the support and effort of their Area Groups. Great job by everyone and thanks from Ron and Marilyn.


Ken Carey, Popcorn Coordinator for Agincourt, is a quiet man but boy did his team deliver this year. 1998 boasted $16,866 in sales, which is a 1,176 % increase over 1997. That's right folks, the percent number is correct. Both Ken and Popcorn Co-Coordinator Habeeb Zayne are really proud of the participating Area Groups and congratulate Tyler G. from the 13th for reaching the $1,000 mark. Way to go Tyler! Thanks everyone from Ken and Habeeb.

Scouters, Scouting youth and visitors watch as everyone has a chance at climbing the wall displayed at the Popcorn string afternoon on October 2 at the Dufferin Mall


Pearl Ivens, Popcorn Coordinator for Brownsea was excited about the vast improvement in sales this year over 1997. A 588% increase in sales makes the effort all worthwhile and most importantly, the additional income is providing those participating Groups with lots of new funds for expanded programs. Pearl thanks everyone for their effort and is looking forward to the 1999 campaign with all of the new knowledge acquired from this year's campaign.


Well, even if we changed Dan Orichefsky's name to Dab Orichefsky, it didn't bother him or his Area Groups. The Seton Area had a fabulous campaign and this makes the extra work worthwhile says Co-Coordinator Renee Peat. We were #2 this year and we will be working for # 1 spot in 1999, says Dan. Our sales increased this year by 253% to reach $29,658 for 1998. Thanks everyone for the TEAM effort. Special Note: Thanks go out to the Peat's and Dan Orichesfsky for the extra effort in not only having their Group Popcorn organized, but helping others organize and load their popcorn. Thanks guys, a good Scouting attitude.


Popcorn Coordinator Edie MacEachern and Co-Coordinator Roy Winter were overwhelmed by the effort of their Area Groups. 296th Scout Group led the way with over $8,000 in sales which is almost a 100% increase over 1997. The Area Groups had a 180% increase over 1997, totaling $23,088 in sales for 1998. Both Coordinators felt the awesome prize incentive program encouraged the selling youth and Leaders to provide that extra effort we saw this year. Thanks everyone for this fantastic effort.

The Alders

Jacques Jones and Linda Pletzer were pleased with the effort for 1998 as the Alders Groups increased their sales by 266% over 1997. This will give the Groups more funds to help support camping and other programs for our youth. Great effort by everyone and we look forward to increasing participation again in 1999. Thanks to all Group Coordinators who helped make this campaign a success.

Willow Valley

Well, David Barron stepped up to the challenge of filling the Popcorn Coordinator's role for Willow Valley Groups and did it without complaint and in style. With a 458% increase in sales over 1997, David and his Group Popcorn Coordinators sold $17,079 for 1998. Everything succeeds with a TEAM effort, says David, and Willow Valley can be proud of the effort this year. Thanks to all participating Groups for this extra effort. Special Note: Thanks David and son Andy for the extra effort Saturday morning, helping not only your Groups but all others who arrived to load the popcorn. Andy did a great job in cleaning up the warehouse. Great Scouting attitude by a Father and Son team.


We are proud of our 205% increase over 1997, says Popcorn Coordinator Ken Braden. Popcorn Co-Coordinator Jim Stemp responded with how proud he was about the $21,258 in sales and congratulates the 928th who led the Area Groups with over $7,000 in sales. Thanks everyone for a great effort and we look forward to growth in 1999.

TO MARCH 20 1999.

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This is one of Scouting's Guiding Principles and its simplest translation, Service.

Whether you are a Leader in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venturer Company or Rover Crew, your Section should include Service as a key component of the program. Many Sections already are quite active with individual service projects like park clean ups, helping their sponsors and collecting for the local food bank. Often, while these projects meet the program requirements, they become commonplace and lack an element of fun. Maybe it's time to consider some other projects to bring the excitement back into this important element of Scout programs.

The CNE Service Corps

Kids from 5 - 95 love the Ex! What better way to give Service to the community than helping people navigate around the Ex. Our members ensure the excitement and fun is accessible to everyone by guiding and pushing Seniors' wheelchairs all over the Ex. Yes, there is more to the CNE than just the Midway! The bonus is when their shift is over, the youth can enjoy the rides and Midway and didn't pay to get in!

The Parents & Kids Show

It sure is scary when you're little and Mom and Dad get lost. Every year 30,000 visitors at the Parents & Kids Show at the Metro Convention Centre depend on Venturers to reunite parents who get separated from their kids. The kids appreciate those big guys and girls in the neat uniforms who find Mom and Dad.

Santa Boxes

Even Santa needs help! Scouts Canada has supplied elf substitutes for several years. They help ensure that as many young people as possible have a festive season. They deliver the packages, which include warm mittens/gloves, toys and treats to more than 18,000 young people. What a way to show your Group what the Christmas Season is really about whether they're Christians or not. After all Santa doesn't care!

A Caring Attitude

Sometimes, "duty to others" leads to paying jobs. The skills and caring attitude instilled in the youth of our members are what some jobs are looking for. Just ask Garrett Magill of the 3rd West Hill in East Scarborough. He was accepted as a camp counselor with Boy Scouts of America in the summer of 1998. This is always a busy and taxing role, but Garrett lives by our principles and remembered "duty to others." He sought out a young camper with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and to quote the Award he received from BSA. "Without regard to his own needs nor thought of personal recognition, Garrett Magill sought out a handicapped Scout, and with great sacrifice, dutifully extended the hand of Scouting to tutor a young man in a merit badge class." The merit badge earned was the Swimming Badge. We should all be proud of Garrett Magill.

Young people in Scouting learn that it's cool to care about others. Service projects are important because youth in Scouting make a difference!

Youth Recognition Ceremony

     Plan ahead and be prepared for the annual
Youth Recognition Ceremony.
     There are two very important dates that
cannot be changed, so please take note.
1. The ceremony will be held On Tuesday,
     May 11, 1999.
2. The deadline for receiving applications is
     Friday, April 16, 1999.
     Time and tide wait for no one and neither
can the deadline.

Music for Special Occasions

     Do you know a Scout Venturer or Rover who plays the bagpipe? Any buglers out there? How about instruments used in ceremonies from other parts of the world?
     We are searching for any Scouting youth members who can play their ceremonial instrument and add something special to our ceremonies. This is an opportunity for us to proudly present the cultural richness of our Region at the special occasions we celebrate during the year. If you have any leads, call Bill Sargent (239-8664) or Frank Grisbrook (490-6364, extension 244).


     Be sure to contact your Assistant Area Commissioner for Troop for a disk copy of the Scout badge conversion chart. This program will allow you to convert from the old to the new badge program. You will need an operating system that uses Microsoft Excell 5.1 or higher.

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From Our Past to Our Future

     Queen Elizabeth I was reportedly renowned because she took a bath every year whether she needed it or not. While I won't comment on our membership's bathing habits, Greater Toronto Region should receive accolades for holding a jamboree every 20 years or so (the last one was held in Brantford in 1978).

     In case you've missed the news because you've been trapped in your meeting room or on an extended camp for the last year, Scouts Canada Greater Toronto Region is holding its 3rd Jamboree July 8 to 15, 2000, at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Originally the brainchild of the Special Events Cornmittee, this project has been in the planning stages for approximately a year, and received the Region's blessing to proceed on July 1. The Jamboree Committee now has a dedicated staff of more than 30 volunteers (I've resisted the temptation to call us committed, even though a number of us should be.) This number has been growing, and will continue to do so as we approach the event.

     So, you may ask, what have we been doing for the past year? Actually, we've accomplished quite a bit.

     One of our earliest tasks was to find a site. This wasn't as easy as it may sound. Because it is a Toronto jamboree, we set out to find a place that was accessible to the GTR community. We knew it would have to:

     The third point eliminated a number of good sites. Public campgrounds (like national and provincial parks) weren't eager to take that much camping space off their inventory for that length of time. The half dozen or so sites in the city were either too small or otherwise unsuitable.

     At any rate, after months of site visits, presentations and debates, Fort George got the nod. There's loads of room, the staff is eager to work with us, there is a site nearby for water activities, the community welcomes us. It's close to Toronto, and the fort is an interesting camp feature.

     Once that was settled, the programme committee could get to work. Plans are still underway, but many of the activities have been selected. There will be a huge mud hole, a BMX course, and archaeological dig, movies, campfires, crafts, pioneering projects, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking.

     Participants will also get a chance to discover the adventure and excitement of SCUBA diving. They will experience and introduction to SCUBA in a pool under the guidance of PADI certified instructors, including a brief class of instruction on equipment and technique. The rest of the time will be spent submerged.

     There is also a Cub Programme where, among other activities, 80 youth and Leaders will be able to spend a night in one of the fort's blockhouses. And arrangements have been made for a cruise on the Niagara River aboard the 1903 vintage steamship, the SS Pumper. A word of warning, however. Because space islimited and we expect high demand for this programme, we strongly suggest that you reserve your quickly to avoid disappointment.

     And for the Beavers, we are developing a programme that will allow them to enjoy an exciting day at the Jamboree. The youngest members of our organization will be visiting on a day basis. Details will be released as they become available.

     The theme for the Jamboree is "From our Past, to our Future." The fort provides the obvious link to our past. One of our links to the future will be the Internet. This is the first jamboree the Region has hosted since this communication phenomenon has become available to the general public, and we plan to use it. We have been publicizing the event on the worldwide web and we suggest you check in at for information and updates. (Those of you who don't have Internet access may be pleased to know that you can log in at any public library.) We also intend to publish a website from the jamboree itself, with the campers acting as reporters, photographers, and programmers. That way we can share our jamboree experience with the largest possible audience.

     Our website is constantly under construction. One of the features is a Menu Contest. Any Scout or Venturer, individually or as a Group, can submit a menu for a breakfast, lunch or supper, along with a shopping list and preparation techniques. These will be tested by our Camp Chef, who will select the best from each month's submissions. Prizes will be awarded and the winners will get full recognition when their names and menus are published in the participant's handbook.

     So ... the programme is well underway and we are hard at work pulling everything together. Purchasing people are scouring the area for deals on equipment, supplies, and materials. Site folk are planning the infrastructure. Marketing is spreading the word. Security and safety issues are being examined and addressed. Budget supervisors are rapping knuckles and administrators are doing whatever it is that administrators do (we're assured it's important, though). There's still lots to do. If you'd like to get in on the fun, we're accepting Offers of Service.

    The cost for all this is remarkably low. Fees for each GTR participant will be $250 ($285 for Canadian participants outside GTR and $325 for those from other Scouting areas.) This cost does not include food or transportation to and from the site and there may be additional fees for some special programme activities. The Cub Programme will cost each participant $70, but meals are included. Because of the limited space, a $20 deposit will be required for each space you are reserving.

     We're doing our darndest to be as accessible as possible. If you and your group would like to attend, you can get more information at our, or by writing to:

     Greater Toronto Region's Third Jamboree
     c/o Scouts Canada, Greater Toronto Region
     265 Yorkland Blvd., 2nd Floor
     Toronto, Ontario
     M2J 5C7
     (416) 490-6364 ext. 460
     (We're working on facilities for receiving
     messages by carrier pigeon.)

     Don't let this opportunity pass you by! It promises to be a ton of fun. Of course, you can always wait and attend the next one in another 20 to 30 years.

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