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Forms and Volunteering

The following are links to Scouts Canada forms that will be useful to both parents and volunteers:

    Member Registration Form (for youth participants)



36th Ottawa Group asks that all parents complete both the Youth Participant membership form and the Photo Release Form every year when registering their youth for a Scouting program.

The Individual Release and Hold Harmless Agreement is to be used by parents and/or siblings that will be participating in certain scouting events and (in the case of parents) have not been fully "screened" as volunteers.  It is especially used in situations that involve a degree of risk for personal injury.

Volunteering

Scouts Canada and the 36th Ottawa Group cannot operate without the generous support of its volunteers.  Moreover, Scouts Canada sets ratios ratio requirements for adults-to-youth.  Often, but not always, the volunteers (which includes the Scout Leaders) in 36th Ottawa are parents of a scouter in a particular section.   There are two ways that you can volunteer:  First, is as a Scouting Leader, or "Scouter", where you will become an adult member of Scouts Canada, receive Scouter training, wear the Scouter uniform, and be part of the leadership team which designs and runs the program for a particular scouting section.  Second, is as an event volunteer, where you could be a presenter or lead a particular activity that is based on your personal or professional interests.   Being an event volunteer, however, doesn't even need to be that involved; often, our event volunteers are needed simply to lend a helping hand during a weekend activity.  If you are interested in volunteering, please talk to one of our Scouters, and THANKS!  Also see the Scouts Canada Volunteer page.

Please note:  On September 1, 2012 Scouts Canada introduced new policies and procedures for volunteers.  To learn more about these policies and procedures, and to read our Scouts Canada Code of Conduct, click here.  Below are links to mandatory forms and training for volunteering. 
 
* A Police Records Check (PRC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) can be obtained through the City of Ottawa Police and is free of charge if you have a Scouts Canada Volunteer Letter.  This letter can be obtained from your section contact leader.  Note that the PRC can take 3-5 weeks to process.