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We in [[Scouts Canada]] ('''SC''') are infamous for our '''acronym''' usage - from our national committees and task forces to our local representatives, everything and everyone can have a shortened title. 
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:''For a more complete list please see [[:Category:Acronyms]].''
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== Commonly Used Acronyms ==
 
== Commonly Used Acronyms ==
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The most commonly used acronym in Scouting worldwide (represented by '''[[WOSM]]''') is '''[[B-P]]''' which refers to Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, the founder of the Scouting movement. This should not be confused with '''[[BP&P]]''' which are the rules governing Scouting in Canada.
  
We in [[Scouts Canada]] are infamous for our acronym usage - from our national committees and task forces to our local representatives, everything and everyone can have a shortened title.  Here is a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms in our organization:
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For members and parents some of the acronyms you will likely encounter are such things as '''GC''' for '''[[Group Committee]]s''' which run your local [[group]] and '''PRC''' which stands for '''[[Police Records Check]]''', a procedure that all [[Scouters]] will encounter on first applying for a leadership position and every three years thereafter.
  
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The full list can seem daunting but do not be afraid to ask someone to slow down and explain an acronym in conversation. It may be easy to understand for someone who has been around for a while, but any good Scout will want to ensure you understand what they are talking about.
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| AC || [[Area Commissioner]]
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|AD || [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/scouters/Training/ProgramLeaderTraining/tabid/293/Default.aspx Adult Development] (Previously Training)
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|AGM || [[Annual General Meeting]]
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|AL  || [[Activity Leader]]
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|AMS || [[Associate_Management_System|Associate Management System]] (Previously [[MMS]])
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|ANYC || [[Assistant_National_Youth_Commissioner|Assistant National Youth Commissioner]]
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|AODA  || Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
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|App || Council Approval on the Screening Tab in MyScouts
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|ASM || Area Support Manager (Previously CFE)
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|AST || [[Area_Service_Team|Area Service Team]]
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|AYC || [[Area_Youth_Commissioner|Area Youth Commissioner]] (Previously DAC-Y)
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|AYN || [[Area_Youth_Network|Area Youth Network]]
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|BOG || [[Board of Governors]]
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|BP || [[Lord_Robert_Baden-Powell|Lord Robert Baden-Powell]]
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|BP&P || [[ByLaw, Policies and Procedures]]
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|BSA || [http://www.scouting.org/ Boy Scouts of America]
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|CC || [[Council Commissioner]] or [[Chief Commissioner]]
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|CCAC || Council Community Advisory Committee
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|CCJ || Central Canada Jamboree (aka. CCJam)
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|CCTFOG || Chief Commissioner's Task Force On Growth
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|CED || Council Executive Director
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|CEO || [[Michael McKay|Chief Executive Officer]] (Also EC)
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|CFE || Council Field Executive (Old terminology, now ASM)
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|CFTC || [http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/whtsnw/fitness-eng.html Child Fitness Tax Credit] (Canadian Government)
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|CJ || [[Canadian_Jamboree|Canadian Jamboree]]
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|CMAC || Council Management Advisory Committee
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|CMC || Council Management Committee
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|COC || Code of Conduct
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|COH || [[Court of Honour]]
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|COPS || Council Operating Procedures Manual
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|[[CSA]] || [[Chief Scout's Award]], or ''(less commonly)'' [[Chief Scout Association]]
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|CST || [[Council_Service_Team|Council Service Team]]
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|CYC || [[Council Youth Commissioner]] (Previously DCC-Y)
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|CYN || [[Council_Youth_Network|Council Youth Network]]
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|DAC || Deputy Area Commissioner
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|DAC-Y || [[Area Youth Commissioner|Deputy Area Commissioner - Youth]] (Old terminology, now [[Area Youth Commissioner|AYC]])
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|DCC || Deputy Council Commissioner
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|DCC-Y || [[Council Youth Commissioner|Deputy Council Commissioner - Youth]] (Old terminology, now [[Council Youth Commissioner|CYC]])
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|DCYC || Deputy Council Youth Commission
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|DEC || Deputy Executive Commissioner
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|DEC-Y || Deputy Executive Commissioner - Youth (Old terminology - now [[National Youth Commissioner]])
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|EC || [[Michael McKay|Executive Commissioner]] (Also CEO)
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|EP || [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/scouters/ProgramResources/PackagedResources/EmergencyPreparedness/tabid/299/Default.aspx Emergency Preparedness]
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|[[FAST]] || [[FAST | Fun Active Scout Training]]
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|[[FLEX]] || [[FLEX | Fun Leadership EXperience]]
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|[[FOCUS]] || [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/youth/NYN/YouthLeadershipTraining/tabid/2799/Default.aspx Future Of Canada United in Scouting] (Training Course)
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|GC || [[Group_Commissioner|Group Commissioner]]
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|[[GAMSOCS]] || [[GAMSOCS|Games, Acting, Music, Spiritual Fellowship, Outdoors, Crafts, Storytelling]]
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|GYC || [[Group Youth Commissioner]]
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|HA || Honours and Awards (Old terminology, now [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/scouters/Recognition/HonoursandAwardsGuide/tabid/295/Default.aspx Recognition])
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|HQ || Headquarters (Usually referring to [http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=45.363158,-75.736141&hl=en&geocode=&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=45.363107,-75.736206&sspn=0.005307,0.020363&ie=UTF8&ll=45.363484,-75.735025&spn=0.005307,0.012188&z=16 1345 Baseline Road in Ottawa])
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|IB || Incorporated Body
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|JOTA || [http://www2.scouts.ca/media/documents/JotaBooklet06.pdf Jamboree On The Air]
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|JOTI || [http://www2.scouts.ca/media/documents/JotaBooklet06.pdf Jamboree On The Internet]
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|JS2G || Jumpstart to Growth
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|KISC || [http://www.kisc.ch/ Kandersteg International Scout Centre] (Switzerland)
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|MIETJ || Making It Easier To Join (task force)
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|MMS || [[Membership_Management_System|Membership Management System]]
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|MOM || [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/youth/NYN/YouthAwards/tabid/2336/Default.aspx Medal of the Maple] or [http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/scouters/Recognition/HonoursandAwardsGuide/tabid/295/Default.aspx Recognition Medal of Merit]
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|NADN || National Adult Development Network
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|NLT || [[National Leadership Team]]
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|NLWK || [http://www2.scouts.ca/nswk/new/welcome-e.html New Leader Welcome Kit]
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|NPC || [http://scouts.ca/ca/national-property-committee National Property Committee]
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|NPN || National Program Network
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|NRN || National Recognition Network
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|NST || National Service Team
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|NSWK || New Scouter Welcome Kit
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|NVE || [[National Venturer Scout Event]]
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|NYC || [[National_Youth_Commissioner|National Youth Commissioner]]
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|NYN || [[National Youth Network]]
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|OAC || Operations Advisory Committee (aka. OPER)
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|OIB || Ontario Incorporated Body
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|OOS || Offer Of Service
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|OSA || Online Service Awards
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|PL || [[Patrol Leader]]
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|PJ || Pacific Jamboree
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|PRC || [http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm Police Records Check]
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|SAJ || South Alberta Jamboree
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|SC || [[Scouts Canada]]
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|SCYN || [http://www.scouts.ca/ca/national-youth-network-0 Scouts Canada Youth Network]
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|SIT  || [[Scouter-in-Training]]
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|SJ  || ScotiaJamb
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|SPICES || Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional, and Spiritual (youth development goals)
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|SSC || Sixer Second Council
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|[[STEM]] || Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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|TS  || [[Tri-Shores_Council|Tri-Shores Council]]
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|VIEW || Venturer Information Executive Workshop
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|VSC || Volunteer Screening Checklist
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|VSS || [http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/vulner/index-eng.htm Vulnerable Sector Search]
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|WOSM || World Organization of the Scouting Movement (a.k.a.) World Body
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|WSBF || World Scout Brotherhood Fund
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|WSEA || [[World Scout Environment Award]] (previously World Conservation Badge)
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|YN || Youth Networks
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[[Category:Acronyms]]
 
[[Category:Acronyms]]

Revision as of 16:28, 12 October 2013

We in Scouts Canada (SC) are infamous for our acronym usage - from our national committees and task forces to our local representatives, everything and everyone can have a shortened title.

For a more complete list please see Category:Acronyms.

Commonly Used Acronyms

The most commonly used acronym in Scouting worldwide (represented by WOSM) is B-P which refers to Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, the founder of the Scouting movement. This should not be confused with BP&P which are the rules governing Scouting in Canada.

For members and parents some of the acronyms you will likely encounter are such things as GC for Group Committees which run your local group and PRC which stands for Police Records Check, a procedure that all Scouters will encounter on first applying for a leadership position and every three years thereafter.

The full list can seem daunting but do not be afraid to ask someone to slow down and explain an acronym in conversation. It may be easy to understand for someone who has been around for a while, but any good Scout will want to ensure you understand what they are talking about.