Welcome to 2nd Peterborough St. Luke’s Scouting !

Updated July 14, 2018


About Us: 2'nd Peterborough St. Luke's is a very active group serving the east end of Peterborough, but we draw members from all over the city and from out of town as well. We meet at St. Luke's Anglican Church at 566 Armour Rd. Join us for a fun program that helps build a sound foundation for life. There is a strong group of well trained and enthusiastic Volunteer Leaders who provide stimulating programs for the Youth every week. We go on local and international camps, take part in summer canoeing & kayaking, & learn life skills that will help make our Girls & Boys better citizens. Scouting at St. Luke's started in 1912 and we are one of the oldest continually running groups, not only in Canada, but also worldwide. Legend has it that our first meetings were held in a chicken coop on the hill and some of our older alumni still affectionately refer to us as 2nd Chicken Coop. We had our 100'th Anniversary in 2012. Please see our 'Gone Home Book' that was prepared that year.

Sections: Our group is made up of Sections. Members are divided by sections based on ages....

Section 'Scouters' oversee the meetings, work with the Youth to plan the agendas and are referred to by their scouting names. When Leaders are in uniform, parents should feel free to address them as Scouter and their first name ie Scouter John.

We communicate often through e-mail. Please ensure your information is updated with us in the event of a change. If you do not have access to e-mail, please inform the leader within your section and he or she can provide you with paper copies of information that has been sent previously. In addition to e-mail, hand-outs are often provided at meetings to provided details for upcoming events.

Our Year: We start our year in September and end regular meetings near the beginning of June the following year, although there are often activities into the summer as well. There may be changes to the schedule due to holidays. Visit our website to see the detailed calendar. Print it out and post it on your refrigerator or family bulletin board. You will then be prepared in advance for special events for your section ie. youth may need to be dressed warmly for an outdoor event or may be meeting at an alternate location.

Registration: Registration is online at Scouts.ca/join. Enter the postal code K9H1Z1 to find our "2nd Peterborough" entry. More instructions are available at this link.

Dues: Most Section's Youth bring in dues on a weekly basis. Dues vary by section and cover the general costs of items required for meetings. Dues can be paid weekly or with a full payment for the full year. The amount is determined by the individual section.

Fundraising: We have a few fundraising activities each year....

Group Committee: This meets on a monthly basis. The meeting agenda includes reports from each section, a financial report and then discussion of current issues or planning for upcoming events. All parents are welcome to attend the Group Committee in order to be involved in the decision making process that impacts all sections. Group Committee is one of many ways to become involved or support our organization throughout the year.

Badges: At the Beaver level, youth receive crests for events they participate in. At the Cub & Scout levels, Youth refer to the section handbook to find badges of interest to them. As youth earn badges, they take information and materials to a leader within their section to receive confirmation that the badge has been earned. The badge is then awarded at an appropriate time during a meeting. Handbooks detail how badges should be worn.

Camps, Etc: These are held at various locations, times & dates. We will try to have information available well in advance. Costs for camps and events are minimal, mainly covering food, facilities, etc. Other Events can include Remembrance Day, Parades, Etc. Some events are for Parents too, so we hope to see you!!

Uniforms: Please see the Scouts.ca site for information on Uniforms. Uniform materials are available either online, or at the Scout Shop in Oshawa. Some Leaders make regular trips to the Shop for pickups.

More useful Websites...

Other Scout Sites: KWA (Kawartha Waterways Area) Brownsea Base White Pine Council Scouts Canada Scouts Canada Talk Forum Canadian Scout Wiki The Jungle Book (read online) The DUMP WOSM St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Facebook & other Pages: 2nd Peterborough KWA (Kawartha Waterways Area) Brownsea Base Scouts Canada Puebla, Mexico Scouts

Welcome Aboard !!!