Congratulations, Jim, on receiving one of Scouts Canada's highest youth awards.
On February 28, 2010, Jim was presented with the Medal of the Maple at the 1st Comox BP Banquet.
(L-R) Roy McAndrew (DAC Recognition Orca Coast Area), Jim Tickner, and Michael Berry (CFE Vancouver Islands).
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Jim Tickner joined Scouting as a Beaver when he was 7 years old, and has moved up through the programs.
As a Scout, Jim started helping at the Vancouver Island Summer Cub Camp, & when he became a Venturer, started to help with the Summer Scout camps. These are 8 & 10 day camps. Most of his time was spent in the kitchens, cooking for approximately 80-90 people at each of the camps, but he also helped out anywhere the camp chiefs have needed him.
Over the last 10 summers, this has added up to more than 15 Summer Camps. He has also helped cook at 5 different Woodbadge I training weekends. As a Venturer, Jim became a SIT with the Troop, and completed his WB I. He has been a Scouter in Training & a Scout Leader for 5 years. In the summer of 2006, he and another leader took 4 senior Scouts on a 7 day canoe trip, and he then worked as an OOS at two 10 day camps.
Jim joined the Provincial Jamboree 2007 Obstacle Course Team,. He was there from the very first day, helping with the laying out of the course, building & then running the course. He was asked to be one of the 4 team leaders, & oversaw a team of 10 other Venturers & Rovers, monitoring, running & repairing their course each day.
In March of 2008, Jim was the head cook for a 3 day training weekend. He planned the menu, did all of the shopping & ran the kitchen, feeding 80 people for the weekend. He came in under budget.