Night Owl
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Night Owl

Night Owl is an actual overnight hike, where the Scouts go, as teams of 4-6 Youth, from station to station to undergo various fun challenges for points – it starts shortly after the opening ceremony in front of the main Cabin at 7 PM Saturday night and ends at 1 AM Sunday morning with the closing and trophy ceremony at about 7:30 AM Sunday morning, with pickup and departure for home after 8:00 AM.

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Lumberjack games
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Lumberjack games

All the Troops from our Council will gather for some fun friendly competitions to see if they can “cut it” in the Lumberjack Games. 

Throughout the weekend, our Scouts will grind their axes in some adventurous stations. 

What are you waiting for to sign up!! Chop to it!

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Summer Adventure!
Aug
4
to Aug 11

Summer Adventure!

Summer is always the best season to go out camping! 

Haliburton Scout Reserve (HSR) is the largest semi-wilderness Scouts Canada camp in Ontario with almost 5000 acres of forest and lakes. With most camp sites only accessible by boat, HSR offers a unique camping environment for Scouts who want a true outdoor experience. HSR offers a variety of fun and adventurous activities to enjoy including rappelling, rock climbing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and more.

The camp has an on-site doctor, nurse and medical facilities that is open 24-hours, a grocery store and a souvenir shop with a variety of snacks and cold refreshments.

HSR is located just outside the town of Haliburton, Ontario, and is open to Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts over the summer months for week-long excursions.

Our camp experience at Haliburton is sure to be an adventurous one that will offer experiences you won't get anywhere else.

Cost includes:
-Camp activities
-Camp crest
-Transport
-Food
-Material needed for the camp
-Site fees

Hope to see you there!

 

 View from our Campsite - WestView

View from our Campsite - WestView

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Skillz / LARP Camp
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Skillz / LARP Camp

LARP =  Live Action Role Play Camp!

Our scouts will be venturing in the magical world of (...)

Warding off beast and goblins to earn their rightful place in the kingdom!
Their goal is to collect as many resources as possible, through winning challenges, completing quests and subverting other players.

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New Scouting year
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

New Scouting year

Our first Scout meeting is on September 12th, starting at 7pm and will end at 9pm, at Terry Carisse Park, (3035 Steeple Hill Crescent)

There will be a short meeting with ALL the parents at the end of the meeting. Meet at 8:40 in the parking lot. 
 
Over the next eight weeks the Troop will meet in the forest. The first three we will begin building patrols, creating some ideas for our adventures this year, preparing for our first camp and playing games. SCOUTS -Be Prepared  ... these meetings will be rain or shine so dress for the weather. You will need your pocket knife, head lamp and water bottle (full), all stuffed in a small day pack. 

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Beaver Buggy Bash!!!!!
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Beaver Buggy Bash!!!!!

Our first ever Beaver Buggy Bash ! 

Scouts have been challenge to build a Beaver cart (kits distributed). The Goal, topple the other Scouts cart. 

 

We will place two Scout Tracks head to head, and launch the carts simultaneously, they will ride down the track picking up speed, leave the track at the end,  for a collision at the centre, which we are calling "The Arena".

 

Scouts will earn points on how their Beaver Buggy faired in the collision. After a series of races, points will be added up and winners declared! 

 

 

 

Every buggy starts their run with 10 points. 

 

They loose a point per item below:

-Buggy does not completely launches down the track. (Remains stuck on track)  This will be called "Chickening out"  -8pts

-Buggy falls off the tracks. -8pts

-Buggy looses parts during collision. -2pts

-Buggy tumbles and collapse upon collision. -3pts

 

-Buggy Explodes. -3pts=)

-Buggy damages the tracks. -9pts

 

 

Some ground rules:

-Buggy should not have anything that may damage the tracks.

-Buggy has no weight restriction, unless it will damage the tracks. 

-Oliver! No flamethrower! 

-Buggys can have a propulsion system, as long as it doesn't damage the tracks! 

 


We will also have design prizes for the following categories:

 

-Buggy that Batman would drive

-Buggy that needs a hug

-Buggy that would make a Beaver Scout cry

-Buggy that requires a Rabies shot

-Buggy that Darth Vader would like

-Flower Power Buggy

-Most Aerodynamic

-Buggy that will most likely fly to the moon

-Buggy that looks good to eat

-Buggy that would catch fire

-Buggy built by Chuck Norris

-Buggy with the most details

-Buggy that will scare away Arnold Schwarzenegger

-Buggy with Attitude

-Gladiator Buggy.

...More to come.

Voting for design awards will happen at the beginning of the event. Parents and scouts are welcome to fill out the voting sheet. 

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Water ChestNut Part III
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Water ChestNut Part III

Hi everyone, 

This is PART III of our great project to help our local rivers. 

Our task is to remove an invasive species, called the European WaterChestnut out of the Rideau river. We will be doing this task in our troop Kayaks and canoes. 


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Our first Troop meeting
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Our first Troop meeting

Greetings Scouts!!!!

We would like to welcome you all to a new exciting Scouting year! -Woohoo!

I hope everyone got some rest this summer (Yeah Right!) because this year promises to be quite a busy one. 

Plenty of new things happening this year:-New Scouts!
-New Scouters on the Team:  Scouter Greg!
-New Camps to explore!
-New Path, the Canadian Path. We get to apply some of the new elements of the new Scouting program! canadianpath.ca
 

Our first Scout meeting is on September 13th, starting at 7pm and will end at 9pm, at Monaghan Forest (parking across from Valleyview Animal Farm).
There will be a short meeting with ALL the parents at the end of the meeting. Meet at 8:40 in the parking lot.

Over the next eight weeks the troop will meet in the forest. The first three we will begin building patrols, creating some ideas for our adventures this year, preparing for our first camp and playing games. SCOUTS -Be Prepared  ... these meetings will be rain or shine so dress for the weather. You will need your pocket knife, head lamp and water bottle (full), all stuffed in a small day pack. 

A note about head lamps... 
As most of our meetings will be outside in the dark and we will usually arriving at camp and setting up in the dark a good quality head lamp is a must.
Scout Shop, MEC, LeBaron and Bushtaca have good quality lamps, you can expect to pay between $20 and $40 (anything more than that is unnecessary).  
The features you are looking fore are 35 / 70 Lumens  AAA power source and led bulbs.

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Summer camp
Aug
7
to Aug 13

Summer camp

  • Tamaracouta Scout reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer is always the best season to go out camping! 
 
Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Fires, Riflery, Archery, waterfalls and much more awaits our troop at this camp! 
 
This year, with the Canadian Path being introduced across Canada, Tamaracouta has altered their schedule and program options.  Our Scouts will be rotated through all of the camps programs, they will have the opportunity to participate and learn a little about all things scouting.  The programs will be following the Canadian Path in goal setting and skill development. Great camp for Scouts attending Canadian Jamboree to prepare for their big trip. 
 
Cost includes:
-Camp activities
-Camp crest
-Food
-Material needed for the camp
-Site fees
 
Hope to see you there!

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WaterChestnut project - Part 1
Jun
18
to Jun 19

WaterChestnut project - Part 1

Hi everyone, 

Our troop is participating in a great project to help our local rivers. First part of our project will be held on June 18-19. 

Our task is to remove an invasive species, called the European WaterChestnut out of the Rideau river. We will be doing this task in our new Kayaks provided thanks to some funding from Ministry of the Environment and Climate change. We have been invited by Parks Canada to camp at the locks to help up accomplish the project.

We will need as many Scouts as possible to help do a great job!

The camp is free, Sign up here please.  

 Waterchestnut Project - Part 1

The GeoScouters

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Bottle Drive
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Bottle Drive

Good evening all CJ participants!

The first CJ fundraiser is upon us! We are very excited to start the Scouts on their first fundraising adventure with a Bottle Drive throughout Barrhaven TuesdayMay 24th from 5pm-9pm

We are meeting at Ken Ross Park (previously called South Nepean Park) beside Longfield Davidson School at 5pm. We will have Scouters and cars available at that starting location. The youth will be grouped with 2 Scouters and sent into the Barrhaven area with maps to go door to door collecting bottles. 

The central communication hub and drop off point for all bottles will be 500 Elm Park Ave (near Ken Ross Park). This will also be the Pick-up location for any Scouts or Cubs at the end of the drive. Once the bottle drive begins, this location (500 Elm Park Ave) will be the location to meet if you cannot make the 5pm start. 

We are looking for driving help. We need adult volunteers to drive and assist with sorting of the bottles that night. If you are able to help, please respond to 

CJ2017geohunters@gmail.com and let me know that you are available to help that night. 

Reminder, that the youth will receive a portion of the moneys earned for this bottle drive only if they attend and help with the bottle drive.

Owl Scouts & Scouters: Please respond to CJ2017geohunters@gmail.com if you are attending and if you will have a vehicle. We do require ratio from Owl Troop for your youth. 

Cougar Pack Cubs: Please respond to CJ2017geohunters@gmail.com if you are attending and if you will have a vehicle. We will require ratio from Cougar Pack for your youth.

Please dress for the weather. All details and instructions will be communicated the day of the event. I look forward to seeing everyone then!

Devin & Janet

PS: Feel free to print and pass out this poster to your fiends and family! We will not be advertising in advance due to the issue of others poaching the bottles. 

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Co-Op Camp with the Pathfinders
Apr
22
to Apr 24

Co-Op Camp with the Pathfinders

Pathfinders Co-op camp 22-24 April - Sign up deadline is 19th April. We are tent camping with Claire's Pathfinder troop at Awacamenj Mino. It is an awesome camp site, lots of activities (including archery and climbing tower) . They have even expressed interest in learning to whittle.

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Winter camp
Feb
26
to Feb 28

Winter camp

  • Apple Hill Scout reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Taking our Winter Skills to the next level. Let's get creative with some snow!  With this mild winter, our Scouts are already looking forward to build on some of their Winter Pioneering skills, Shelters and cooking meals on some fires are just a few of these fun items. Should proved to be one pretty "Cool" winter camp!

For more details on this ScoutsTracker event, go to
http://scoutstracker.ca/scouts/view?event=1-301-979352722-9e682a67bf3f6e22

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Klondike Derby
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Klondike Derby

A Klondike Derby is an all day event where teams of Scouts build a Klondike sled (looks like a dog sled) and pull/push the sled around to various stations.  Each station will have a challenge for the team to complete.  Teams are scored based on their results.  Examples of challenges include:  build a fire and boil water in lowest time, complete a rescue of a Scout with a simulated injury, compass and map use, demonstrate knife and saw use.

At the end of the day there is a banquet indoors where trophies and prizes are handed out to winning teams.  All teams receive a participation crest.

There are currently two derbies we could enter, one on Feb 6th (Carp) and the other on Feb 13th (Fitzroy Harbor).  I'm currently targeting the one of the 13th in order to give us the most time to prepare.

Cost:  Approx $15 per youth + cost of food for lunch (Scouts cook their own lunch). 

Time:  This is an all day event + dinner so expect to be there from approx 9am - 7pm.

For those that commit, we will be using some or all of the upcoming meetings to build the sled(s) and practice required skills.

Here's a collection of videos from a derby in Wakefield in 2014 to give you an idea of what to expect:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD95vMWkbeQ&list=UUV7YqIsI2sQXDI0_5gJNJtg&index=6

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FAST - Training
Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

FAST - Training

-By invitation only -

This is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Scouts. We invite you to come out and learn about leadership and refine existing skills all while having fun and meeting some new fellow Scouts. Session topics will include an overview of Patrol Leader, and Assistant Patrol Leader responsibilities within the Troop.

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Skills camp
Dec
11
to Dec 13

Skills camp

Our scouts will be putting their Mad Scouting Skillz to the test. 

The weekend will be a fun chance to tick off some of those skills our scouts want to refine for future adventures. 

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Fall camp
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Fall camp

  • Whispering Pines Scout Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whispering Pines Campground We will be forming our patrols and putting our camp building skills to good use. We will arrive Friday evening and set up camp quickly. There will be a camp-site for each patrol. 

Saturday activities will be determined by the Scouts. Sunday we will have group activities and a closing ceremony before taking down the camp-sites and packing the gear. Arrival: between 6:45 and 7:00 pm on Friday. 

Departure at 10:30am to make it out to a Park in Barrhaven, for a special tree commemoration ceremony at 12:30pm.

To sign up or for more info go to Scout Tracker:
https://scoutstracker.ca/scouts/view?event=1-301-83509-e73549068072041f

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