The following are the most useful initialisms for Scouting members in Whitby Area, Ontario, Canada. I wanted to keep this file short, so I've tried to avoid definitions, and just list what the letters stand for. I hope this will clarify some of what you read, but I also hope you will avoid excessive abbreviating when you write or speak. Some of these are in very common use by Scouting people of all kinds.
AAC Assistant Area Commissioner (Toronto) AC Area Commissioner ACL Assistant Cub Leader ACM Assistant Cubmaster ADC Assistant District Commissioner AL Activity Leader APC Assistant Provincial Commissioner APL Assistant Patrol Leader ARC Assistant Regional Commissioner ASM Assistant Scoutmaster ASPL Assistant Senior Patrol Leader BL Beaver Leader B.-P. Baden-Powell (Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell) BP&P By-laws, Policies & Procedures (Scouts Canada) BSA Boy Scouts of America CJ Canadian Jamboree CL Cub Leader CM Cubmaster CSP Council Shoulder Patch (U.S.) DC District Commissioner DOB Do Our Best (in Cub Grand Howl) DRP Declaration of Religious Principle DSL District Scout Leader DYB Do Your Best (in Cub Grand Howl) GGC Girl Guides of Canada GSUSA Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. IHQ International Headquarters JAL Junior Activity Leader JLT Junior Leader Training JOTA Jamboree-on-the-Air (ham radio) LA Ladies' Auxiliary (now called SA) NC National Commissioner PFE Provincial Field Executive (no longer in Ont.) PC Provincial Commissioner PL Patrol Leader PLC Patrol Leaders' Council PRC Police Record Check QM Quartermaster RA Rover Advisor RC Regional Commissioner RED Regional Executive Director RFE Regional Field Executive RST Regional Service Team SA Scouting Auxiliary SC Scout Counsellor SIT Scouter-in-Training SM Scoutmaster SPL Senior Patrol Leader SWTH Scouting with the Handicapped (Can., now called SYD) SYD Scouting for Youth with Disabilities TS Troop Scouter VA Venturer Advisor VIQ Venturer Interest Questionnaire WAGGGS World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts WB Wood Badge WJ World Jamboree WOSM World Organization of the Scouting Movement
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