Apple Hill Scout Reserve is calling for volunteers to staff the Camp Committee. If you want, or think you can help, step on over here to find out more!
It’s Back! Odawa Area’s annual Night Owl event is fast approaching.
Who: Sr. Cubs*, Scouts, Sr. Guides, and Pathfinders (*with group’s permission, as a linking event)
When: April 21 – 22, 2018
Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve
Duration: Opening is at 7 PM Saturday until 1 AM Sunday. (you’ll want to arrive a bit early and setup your camp sites). Closing is at 7:30 AM Sunday and the trophy will be awarded then. Departure from camp starts at 8 AM Sunday. Everyone has to be off site by no later than 10:30 AM.
Cost: $15 for youth participants, $7 for adults (Scouters / Guiders / youth volunteers helping to run stations). This covers the camp fee, and your event crest. Food is not included.
About those Crests: We want to ensure we have enough on the day of the event, so, please email OdawaNightOwl[at]odawa-scouting.ca with your preliminary numbers by no later than March 14. This will help us order the correct number of crests. For more info on this, see the attached document links below.
As aways, the event’s stations are staffed by volunteers – Sr. Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Sr. Pathfinders, Scouters or Guiders. If you want to help, send an email to OdawaNightOwl[at]odawa-scouting.ca.
For full details, please see the following (provided in both Word and PDF format):
Welcome Odawa Racers!
Once again, we’ll be holding our Cub Car and Scout Truck Rodeo for your racing pleasure.
When: Mar. 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, Rockland
Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb 25, 2017
All of the information you are looking for should be in the document links below.
Attention all Odawa Scouters!
The 1st Maxville Scouting group is hosting a Standard First Aid course on March 17 and 18th at the Maxville United Church. ( 28 Main St. S., Maxville, Ontario)
Course hours are: Saturday from 9 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 12 noon til 6 pm.
Cost is $80 per participant.
There is an option to order lunch from a local pub, or you can bring your own lunch.
Grace Breuer has been volunteering for years at school and with Scouts Canada, including helping younger youth, planning a camp to promote leadership, and helping with fundraising at school.
Grace joined Scouting to follow her big brother — and stayed for the fun and friendships. Little did she know that the things she was doing for fun would lead to an award. On December 1, 2017, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans Marie-France Lalonde recognized Grace’s hard work over the years and presented her with the Orléans150 Award at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges.
Grace relishes her camping adventures: among her favourites were the team-building camp she planned with fellow Scouts and a high-adventure canoe trip to the rock slides in Algonquin Park. Recently, she and a few other Scouts planned every aspect of a camp for Cub Scouts (who are aged 8 to 10) graduating to Scouts (which is for ages 11 to 14). Planning included meals, campsite setup, safety precautions, activities and schedule.
Grace has been in Scouting for 8 years and as a member of 8th Orleans Scout Troop, she helps out with the 8th Orleans Beavers (kids aged 5 to 7). She has planned and led meeting nights, and helped Beavers make friends and enjoy the outdoors. The younger members look to her as a role model, leader and mentor.
Even with the many hours of volunteering, Grace maintains that the fun and opportunities she gets in Scouting far outweigh the effort she puts in.
Want to give Scouts a try? Visit www.scouts.ca to find out where and when.
This year’s Subzero camp will be on Jan 27th at Apple Hill Scout Reserve. The registration deadline has been extended to Jan 25th. All other details are in the PDF linked below. See you there!
Our annual BP Skills and Medic Alert Camp will be held:
When: Oct. 13-15, 2017
Where: Camp Opemikon
See registration package for more details!
Also, this is a call for volunteers – Scouters, Sr. Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers, who would like to help us run this camp and make it the success it is each year. Please see the Activity sign up sheet and send your info back to Scouter David Kerrivan – Odawa DAC Program (gc[at]1stgreenwoodscouting.ca or dkerrivan[at]gmail.com)
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Location: RJ Kennedy Community Centre, 1115 Dunning Rd., Cumberland, ON K4C 1P6
Registration: Email rainbow.beavers at gmail.com no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Registration form: Odawa_Fall_Winter_Beaveree_2017_Info_Registration
Cost: $15 for all Beaver Scouts; $7 for Scouters/parents.
- Pay by cash or cheque (payable to “SCOUTS CANADA ODAWA AREA”).
- Payment due at the event for the total listed on registration form; no refunds from Area.
Check-in and payment:
- 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. (no earlier!), inside the community centre (one Scouter per Colony).
- Gather your Colony outside at the front of the community centre with a designated Scouter from your Group.
- Once all youth are present, have one Scouter per Colony check in at the table outside the gym in the lobby.
Lunch is included:
- Each participant will receive 2 hot dogs, 1 juice box, 1 bag of chips
- Lunch orders will be prepared for your group. When lunch pick-up is called, please have ONLY 1 Scouter come to pick your Group’s box of food.
- Special requirements: On the registration form, mention if you need any vegetarian or no-pork meals, and how many of each. This will help us make sure we have appropriate food on hand.
Be prepared: It is November. Programming takes place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather!
Opening: 10:00 a.m. in the field behind the community centre.
Closing: 2:00 p.m.; pick-up immediately afterwards.
Who can attend:
The PDF below is the current calendar of events for the 2017-2018 Scouting year. This is a living document, and will be updated as things change.
Please note that we’re still looking for groups to take on some events, or the events will be in danger of cancellation.
Congratulations to the Odawa Area Scouting youth who earned their top section awards in 2017.
1st Blackburn: Maggie Berube, Ethan Campbell, Logan Ingram, Keira Laskoski, Nicholas Marberl, Douglas Shepherd, Duncan Stiles
1st Greenwood: Joy Holbrook
4th Orleans: Aidan Blake, Aidan Calder, Emma Linzmayer, Maria McKiel, Marianne Lessard, Rohnan Frei
8th Orleans: Liam Breuer, Kallen O’Donnell
14th Gloucester: Brigitte Quesnel, Daniel Burns, Elliot Wall, Hayden Kobner, Isabella Filby, Kiernan Lalande
Note to all Scouters: If you have youth who earned their top section awards in any section but they aren’t listed here, but you’d like them to be listed, please get in touch with the AC, AYC, DAC Recognition or the DAC Program. If you have photos that you’d like posted send them along as well.