2A Message from the Chinook Council Looking back on the Scouting year, Chinook Council can be proud of many accomplishments. We made a positive impact on the lives of more than 7,200 young people across Southern Alberta, supported by a dedicated team of more than 3,600 volunteers and a small corps of employees.For the fifth time in six years, we increased the number of youth who participated in Scouting.Chinook had almost 800 Scouts and Scouters participate in the Canadian Scout Jamboree at Camp Woods and hosted 169 pre and post-Jamboree visitors to Camp Gardner.We also supported the Senator Buchanan Winter Adventure and outdoor experiences like:Iron Scout,Cub-o-Rama,Survivorman Challenge,Tom Pratt Camp,Great Escape,Scoutrees,Area soap box derbies.Members also participated in the 14th World Scout Moot. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do to support Scouting in Southern Alberta.Yours in Scouting,Tracey Stock Spencer Janke Doug MacDonaldCouncil Commissioner Council Youth Commissioner Council Executive DirectorTo meet the rest of the Council Service Team, please visitTRACEY IS WRITING THE INTRODUCTION
3THE NUMBERS TELL THE STORY OF CJ 2013 2013 Canadian Scout Jamboree – Camp Woods, Sylvan Lake, AlbertaSPENCERWe’ll highlight the success of CJ with some of the stats aboveTHE NUMBERS TELL THE STORY OF CJ 20137 Days of sunshine, 29 Challenging Programs638 Patrols – Scouts, Scouters with Patrols1,520 Jamboree volunteers (including 675 teenagers)Total participants = 6, % from Alberta600 Visitors, 450 Cub Scout Day attendees
4at the Bert Sheppard Scout Reservation Fun Friends, Adventure, Challengeat the Bert Sheppard Scout Reservation2,600 Scouts and 893 Scouters joined in adventures at Camps Apistotoke, Gardner and Impeesa6,535 Scouting camper daysSummer Scouting camper days5,829 community group camper days.SPENCERMike is getting us a short list of camping and outdoor hightlights including growth in summer camp participation
5Bert Sheppard Scout Reservation Pre and Post-Jamboree ToursOrganized for the fist time in Canada169 Participants from across Canada experienced more of Alberta than just the Jamboree!SPENCERMike is getting us a short list of camping and outdoor hightlights including growth in summer camp participation
6Fun with a purposeScouts of all ages have fun and learn at activities throughout the yearKids in Scouts have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t have anywhere else.Soap Box Derbies, Kub Kar Rallies and activities like Survivorman also help Scouts of all ages learn skills that will help them throughout their lives.SpencerWe’ll have a brief piece from the national annual report talking about what the Scouts Canada youth spokesperson program is doing
7Do a Good Turn Every DayDuring Good Turn Week in April, thousands Of Scouts across Canada got together to do a good turn for someone else.Here, Council Youth Commissioner Spencer Janke and the Council Youth Network make sandwiches for the Mustard Seed in Calgary.TRACEYWe’ll highlightIntroducing area interview teams to help groups get leaders ready to serve in 30 days.Increased participation in on-line trainingDeciding to provide Scoutstracker to every section to help them effectively manage their programs more easilyContinuing to focus on regular in-person support to every groupSurpassing the national target for volunteer recognition
8Avalanche Safety Training A Commitment to SafetyFirst Aid Training74 Scouts and Scouts completed Standard and Wilderness First Aid Working with Inside Out Adventures, we are now able to provide affordable first aid training.Avalanche Safety Training154 Scouts and Scouters learned about avalanche safety at the Senator Buchanan Winter Adventure at Camp Impeesa in February.TRACEYWe expanded our partnership with Inside Out Adventures to offer affordable first aid training.The slide will show training results including the number of trainers and participantsSafety is important to us – we icontinune to include avalanche awareness training at Senator Buchanan and I’ll have more about the partnership with Alberta Hunter Education.
9Scouts Canada puts a youthful foot forward Hannah and Michael from Chinook Council represent Scouts Canada as Youth Spokesperson.Since the launch of the program in 2010, Scouts Canada youth from across the country have shared their passion for Scouting with the country through hundreds of media interviews and campaigns that focus on Registration, the Uniform Launch, Good Turn Week, Canadian Scout Jamboree and Camping Skills. You can read some of those stories here.SpencerWe’ll have a brief piece from the national annual report talking about what the Scouts Canada youth spokesperson program is doing
10Scouters are the Narrators of the Journey. Volunteer SupportScouters are the Narrators of the Journey.The Youth are the ones who decide to "Challenge the Dragon" or "Go for the Loot.“More than 3600 volunteers give their time every week1/3 of our Scouters are new volunteers every yearThe 3 main reasons people become Scouters – they are parents of Scouts, they are former Scouters or the sponsors of their Scout group asked them766 volunteers completed basic training – 685 took advantage of our new on-line learning resourcesTRACEYWe continued our successful Good Turn Week project to reinforce that Scouting is about helping others
11Volunteer Recognition 27% of Volunteers received an award for Outstanding Service in 20131264 Outstanding Service Awards – including 8 Silver Acorns (the highest award to a Canadian Scouter)In addition, Scouters were recognized for:2 Awards for Fortitude1 Certificate of Gallantry3 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals372 long service pins75 Long Service Medals – for 10 years of faithful, effective service23 Other AwardsTRACEYWe continued our successful Good Turn Week project to reinforce that Scouting is about helping others
12We continue to grow!For the fifth time in 6 years, the Chinook Council grew.Participation grew in both year-round programs (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers) as well as our short term programs.Families agree, Scouting is the start of something great!SPENCERWE’LL HAVE THE CENSUS FOR LAST YEAR ON THIS PAGE SHOWING MODEST GROWTH IN YOUTH PARTICIPATION
13We continue to grow! 2011-12 2012-13 Change ChangeBeavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers6,8897,009120Scoutsabout, Extreme Adventure, Schools & Scouting19622125Scouters3,1673,603436TOTAL10,22710,969742SPENCERWE’LL HAVE THE CENSUS FOR LAST YEAR ON THIS PAGE SHOWING MODEST GROWTH IN YOUTH PARTICIPATION
14Beaver Scout Colonies that grew 271st Copperfield-New Brighton210th McKenzie264th Somerset-Bridlewood “B”401st Woodcreek1st Standard175th Whitehorn242nd Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak 'A' Colony31st St. Cyprian's1st Crowsnest Colony4th Elks Triwood75th Calgary Fish Creek20th Ogden85th Lakeview United Church253rd South Heritage1st Bow Valley/Langdon101st Glendale251st Chaparral 'B'239th Northern Hills10th Calgary Sara Hall1st Olds169th Bowmont2nd Airdrie1st Crossfield1st Banff1st Oilfields/Turner Valley1st Priddis15th Lethbridge108th St. Bernadette1st Claresholm148th Oakridge1st Irricana236th Penbrooke Meadows257th Elbow Valley719th NE Properties245th Arbour Lake1st Nanton1st Brooks86th Woodcliff United Church273rd Al-Iman159th Silver Springs - Scenic Acres
15Cub Scout Packs that grew 1st Crowsnest8th Raymond LDS44th Lethbridge245th Arbour Lake4th Elks Triwood267th L.D.S. Chaparral Ward36th Lethbridge18th ANAFV1st Bow Island1st Airdrie75th Calgary Fish Creek1st Bow Valley/Langdon7th Airdrie1st Magrath19th Medicine Hat222nd LDS Richmond Ward2nd Taber LDS261st L.D.S. Tuscany5th Raymond73rd LDS 4th Ward246th L D S Panorama Ward719th NE Properties3rd Magrath1st Barnwell LDS2nd Brooks215th Strathcona Thursday215th Strathcona Tuesday4th Coaldale1st Taber LDS1st Cardston242nd Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak86th Woodcliff United Church144th Lake Bonavista1st Vauxhall LDS3rd Taber LDS4th Magrath1st Brooks167th Parkland2nd Barnwell LDS4th Airdrie4th Raymond6th Cardston1st DeWinton LDS46th Lethbridge Heritage LDS1st Olds264th Somerset-Bridlewood7th Raymond LDS206th L.D.S. Sunridge108th St. Bernadette's1st Cochrane26th Lethbridge Henderson LDS101st Glendale263rd L.D.S. Cranston159th Silver Springs - Scenic Acres
16Cub Scout Packs that grew 273rd Al-Iman2nd Fort Macleod2nd High River L.D.S.1st Mountain View238th L.D.S. Crescent View39th Lethbridge288th Calgary Chinese7th Cardston239th Northern Hills3rd Claresholm211th LDS 5th Ward2nd Coutts1st Banff48th Lethbridge LDS1st Carstairs268th LDS Evergreen1st Nanton181st L.D.S. Midnapore1st Didsbury175th Whitehorn1st Oilfields/Turner271st Copperfield-New Brighton1st Okotoks22nd LDS Heritage Ward10th Calgary Sara Hall2nd Okotoks L.D.S.221st L.D.S. Rockyview Ward38th Simons Creek252nd Hon Viet52nd L.D.S. Woodbine Ward1st Spring Coulee12th Lethbridge LDS
17Scout Troops that grew 267th L.D.S. Chaparral 245th Arbour Lake 1st Oilfields/Turner Valley248th LDS Somerset Ward1st Okotoks3rd Raymond14th Lethbridge118th St. Andrew's Church243rd Tuscany1st Lethbridge Coulee Ridge LDS1st Barnwell LDS184th L.D.S. Chestermere2nd Pincher Creek210th McKenzie191st L.D.S. Prairie Winds Ward231st L.D.S. Sundance2nd Stirling10th Calgary Sara Hall203rd Ismaili1st Olds216th L.D.S. Shawnessy Ward288th Calgary Chinese104th Centre Street Church1st Canmore401st Woodcreek149th Dover6th St Barnabas' Church222nd LDS Richmond Ward1st Crossfield211th LDS 5th Ward6th Cardston '1st Carstairs1st Cochrane 'A'31st St. Cyprian's1st Welling1st High River84th L.D.S. Bow Valley Ward1st Banff2nd Raymond2nd Strathmore LDS18th Medicine Hat255th LDS Royal Oak Ward7th Raymond LDS5th Okotoks LDS2nd Brooks1st Chestermere24th Lethbridge Legacy LDS224th Sandstone Valley172nd Queensland11th Medicine Hat2nd Taber LDS
18Scout Troops that grew 2nd High River L.D.S. 4th Raymond ' 1st Didsbury85th Lakeview United Church5th Magrath169th Bowmont206th L.D.S. Sunridge Ward12th Lethbridge LDS221st L.D.S. Rockyview Ward219th Portuguese Scouts47th Lethbridge Chinook LDS261st L.D.S. Tuscany Ward19th L.D.S. 2nd Ward207th St. Patrick's1st Strathmore238th L.D.S. Crescent View Spanish20th Ogden19th Medicine Hat4th Elks Triwood268th LDS Evergreen Ward1st Aetna6th Airdrie1st Cardston1st Balzac2nd Cardston1st Irricana1st Spring Coulee '5th Airdrie Adventure147th L.D.S. 8th Ward2nd LDS Cochrane Ward
19Venturer Scout Companies that grew 1st FACES Extreme Adventure214th Hawkwood252nd Hon Viet1st Aetna1st Stirling1st Bow Valley/Langdon4th Airdrie7th Cardston2nd High River L.D.S.186th Ranchlands/Crowchild1st Spring Coulee2nd Stirling52nd L.D.S. Woodbine20th Medicine Hat4th Magrath144th Lake Bonavista85th Lakeview United Church4th Cardston13th Lethbridge LDS101st Glendale203rd Ismaili Scout Group3rd Raymond2nd Taber LDS47th Lethbridge Chinook LDS222nd LDS Richmond Ward6th Magrath46th Lethbridge Heritage LDS5th Magrath19th L.D.S. 2nd Ward36th Lethbridge251st Chaparral264th Somerset-Bridlewood262nd L.D.S. Coventry216th L.D.S. Shawnessy268th LDS Evergreen Ward5th Okotoks LDS1st Glenwood73rd LDS 4th Ward18th Army Navy Air Force Vets '215th Strathcona Venturer2nd Magrath127th Huntington Hills165th LDS Valley View Ward193rd Edgemont192nd L.D.S. Canyon Creek1st Strathmore6th Airdrie267th L.D.S. Chaparral210th McKenzie1st Bow Island1st Olds184th L.D.S. Chestermere2nd Okotoks L.D.S.2nd Brooks5th Airdrie Adventure
20Venturer Scout Companies that grew 1st Canmore2nd Coutts199th Beddington Heights147th L.D.S. 8th Ward2nd Lethbridge LDS '239th Northern Hills255th LDS Royal Oak Ward3rd Taber LDS246th L D S Panorama Ward84th L.D.S. Bow Valley Ward44th Lethbridge38th Simons Creek1st Rosemary48th Lethbridge LDS58th Thorncliffe/Greenview1st Cardston231st L.D.S. Sundance Ward7th Airdrie4th Raymond LDS191st L.D.S. Prairie Winds7th Raymond LDS36th Crossroads14th Lethbridge104TH Centre Street Church
21The flood affected many communities in Southern Alberta The flood of 2013The flood affected many communities in Southern AlbertaIt caused extensive damage at Camp Gardner and affected communities supporting many Scouting groups, including High River, Canmore, Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Calgary, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, the Siksika Nation, Lethbridge, & Medicine HatTRACEYA report on the past year has to include the impact of the floodThis slide will be a brief overview of the impact across the council
22The flood of 2013The 10th Calgary lost the historic Sara Scout Hall. Rebuilding the Sara Hall is now being lead by Empire Custom Homes. Support from across Chinook Council and from Telus, empowered the 1st High River to participate in CJ'13 despite the destruction of their hall and loss of personal equipment. TRACEYA report on the past year has to include the impact of the floodThis slide will be a brief overview of the impact across the council
23The flood at Camp Gardner Thanks to tremendous efforts of our staff and volunteers and the community, including the LDS Relief Society, and a work crew from Schlumberger Canada (Red Deer) through YYC Helps, we were able to have Camp Gardner operational by July 1st for its summer program including our pre and post Jamboree tours.The pool was destroyed. Two longhouses, the obstacle course and the Nature Centre were lost. Katimavik and 2 service buildings needed repairs.TRACEYA report on the past year has to include the impact of the floodThis slide will be a brief overview of the impact across the council
24The flood at Camp Gardner Equipment strewn through the forest was recovered, repaired, and returned to service. Collicutt Lodge, 3 longhouses, the archery range, and the Ceremonial Campfire were undamaged. Gardner will continue to support great, safe Scouting adventures for many more years.
25Camp Gardner RebuildWe have much to rebuild. The Nature Centre and Obstacle Course were destroyed by the flood and many areas in the camp were changed forever by the flood.We will be working to plan the future of the camp this coming year.Once we have the final settlement from our insurer we will be working with the Alberta Government and the Red Cross to investigate our funding options to rebuild the camp. We will have to work with the County of Rocky View and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources to plan where structures will be located.
26FINANCIAL REPORTPlease visit to download a copy of the annual financial statements and read frequently asked questions about the statements.
27Balance Sheet Thousands of $ August 31, 2013 August 31, 2012 Change Current Assets994.81406.6-411.8Investments91.50.0Capital Assests646.5724.5-78.0Total Assets1732.82222.6-489.8Liabilities695.61299.0-603.4Fund Balance1037.2923.6113.6TOTAL LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCEAkoKey Changes to the Balance Sheet are:Slightly more cash on hand at end of yearSlightly lower accounts receivableScout Popcorn incentives liability (due to change in legislation)– we will need to create a policy to write off these Scoutbucks over timeDespite deficit, we increased asset replacement reserveThe major change in our assets came with a timing change on when membership fee revenue is due to the National Operation of Scouts Canada reducing cash on hand and liabilities.
28Statement of Operations $ thousandsAugust 31, 2013August 31, 2012ChangeRevenue2788.02688.699.4Expenditure2698.62787.1-88.5Gain on disposal of assets1-1.0Write down of Capital Assets (flood damage)29.5Excess on Disaster recovery expenses10.2Allowance for unredeemed Scoutbucks63.8Surplus/deficiency113.5-97.5211.0AkoKey Changes to the Statement of Operations includeSignificant drop in Popcorn salesDespite membership drop, fees increasedCamp revenue declined – 2011 revenues included Helaman’s EncampmentModest growth in grant revenue
29Where the money comes from As you can see, our biggest source of revenue is the annual popcorn sale followed by membership fees and camping.
31Chinook Scout Foundation The annual financial statement is posted on .August 31, 2013August 31, 2012AssetsCurrent Assets$141,640$119,505Cash surrender value of life insurance18,25317,753Investments5,026,5714,861,766TOTAL ASSETS5,186,4644,999,025LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities156,743137,882Net AssetsUnrestricted4,979,7214,861,143Restricted50,000GREG KURANGREG HAS HIS MESSAGE READY
32How the Scout Foundation helps Camping – The foundation contributes $27.36 per youth member to help operated the Bert Sheppard Scout Reservation which includes Camps Apistotoke, Gardner and ImpeesaGroup & Area Support – $18.75 per youth member is contributed to help support our Area Support Teams, Area Support Managers, the Council Youth Network and the Child & Youth Safety Team. These funds also help us start new groups and initiate outreach projects like the Calgary Young Offender Centre and Woods Homes.Volunteer Support – The Foundation grant provides $7.75 per volunteer to subsidize volunteer screening, training and recognition. Without the grant, we could pay for police record checks, Wood Badge 1 woggles for e- learners or provide outstanding service awards.No One Left Behind families wouldn’t be able to afford to join Scouting without the support of our Foundation. The grant pays for membership fees, uniforms and activity fees.GREG KURANGREG HAS HIS MESSAGE READY
33Thank you 2013 Gardner Club Breakfast Sponsors Macquarie Group FoundationAl LennoxNexen Inc.Lou MacEachernWestjetFirst Student CanadaAsk the donors to stand and ask everybody to shake their hands.
342013 Gardner Club Breakfast donors N. Murray Edwards Charitable Foundation B'nai Brith Calgary Lodge No. 816 Stanley WeberBowness Road Investment Corp Brawn Family Foundation Secure Energy Services Inc.ARC Resources Ltd. Richard Haskayne McLennan Ross LLPMarg Southern TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. Bonavista Energy CorporationFirstEnergy Capital Corp FMC Technologies Canada Ltd. FGL Sports Ltd.Donald Campbell John Armstrong Professional Corporation Woodridge Ford LincolnRBC Foundation Alcom Investments Ltd. Atlas Concrete Inc.Louie Marchesin Derek Martin John CranstonThe CRN Group Edward Ostrowski Scott BeatonJF Forget Lorne Larson Nose Creek Forest Products CorpBancor Inc. Don Snyder Jack WilliamsGeorge Brookman Paul Edwards Paul GagnonMawer Investment Management David Bannatyne Darlene WardJoey's Seafood Restaurant John Sparks Barbara BrookesGlen Hammerlindl Carolyn Phillips David FettigRalph Garrett Robert Iverach Gregory KuranTracey Stock Walter Chayka Cheryl CohenDoug McPhee Peregine General Pest Control Inc. R. W, Thompson Professional CorporationWalter Shoults Sigma Exploration Inc. Jerry SpevakoTresoor Financial Services Al Lennox Ajit SilasBruce Watson Neville Wells Jack CrawfordDebbie Degenstein Gord Ellison Eric KeyserMaurice Shevalier Steve Conquergood Bob PearsonDoris Kutrowski John Carswell FMC Technologies Canada Ltd.Brian Hook Little Red Inc. SAGE Investment AdvisorsErnest Seguin Thomas Yanota Martha CohenAsk the donors to stand and ask everybody to shake their hands.
352013 Foundaton Felloship Donors Scott BeatonGregory KuranLorne & Pat LarsonLeigh & Barbara CotterillMarg SouthernEric HaffendenJohn & Mary CranstonRobert RileyDouglas MacDonaldHarry & Martha Cohen FoundationJohn ArmstrongSarah Birdsey-BaileyDuane Bailey
36Chinook Scout Foundation supporters Kids+Other Chinook Scout Foundation DonorsJohn ArmstrongJohn & Elsie Collins FoundationPenn West Petroleum Ltd.Mike BingleyThomas WhittinghamColin CookScott BeatonLarry AdamsGrace BelznerRalph GarrettCheryl CohenBarbara VincentEvelyn KellyThe employees of Fluor Canada were the lead donor for the Kids+ campaign that helped 500 families afford to join Scouting.
372013 Council Donors Robert Schwartzenberger Brent King Tracey Stock Walt Matthies Blue Collar Temps David ForbesMaunders McNeil Foundation Inc. Corey Olynik Michael StracheyVictor Fournel Robert Dickson Tracee CollinsGran Tierra Energy Inc. Michael Bingley EPCOR Energy Alberta Inc.Canadian Tire Association Store #302 Penn West Petroleum Ltd.Jack Grant Douglas MacDonald Daniel WoodsGordon Ellison Denny May Glenbriar Technologies Inc.John Hind Harold Wyatt Robert BartlettWards Rentals Ltd. ATCO Power Ltd. Larry YasmanPat Fawcett ATCO Gas Jody SaundersIrene Harris Wayne Krywolt Leanne Wilson
382013 Donors to our Groups Medicine Hat Community View Lions Club Army, Navy & Air Force VeteransAlberta Ltd.KCJ Mechanics Ltd.TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.Woodridge Ford LincolnE-Treme Packaging Services Inc.ConocoPhillips Canada Resources CorpDevon Canada CorporationYu WangScott BeatonDesmond LaiL. CrichtonKinsmen Club of OkotoksWorley ParsonsKelly JohnsonWestburne WestEnbridge Pipelines Inc.Alberta Ltd.Apache Canada Ltd.Medicine Hat Community View Lions ClubDarren Scheirman Professional CorporationCenovus Energy Inc.Tracy ParkerAlberta Ltd.FYI Eye Care Services & Products Inc.EnCana CorporationMarvin SmithGolder Associates Ltd.High Park Industrial Construction Inc.John MotyerTimbercraft Renovations Inc.TDG Resources Ltd.Manulife FinancialDorothy CaineShell Canada Ltd.Precision HyundaiBig M Ford Lincoln Ltd.First CalgaryTrevor StensbyGeorge SimpsonScotiabankAlberta Ltd.Donald WakelamImperial Oil LimitedAlykhan MeraniRay BurridgeFocus CorporationRobert EvansPaul O'GormanNexen Inc.Greg DennisBrent JonesTeck Coal LimitedJohanna Kortenschyl-AllanAlbert HaynesExport Development CanadaJeremy SatnikJames OwenRBC FoundationSian WeaverMichael PrimeMontgomery Power Management Inc.High River Block Parent ProgramHerbert StrohMichael BrownFidelity Investments Canada Ltd.Stantec Consulting Ltd.Bradley KruskyShaw CommunicationsDavid SimpsonMarc SavoieTelusBadin Consulting Ltd.RBC Royal Bank