Local Scout wins Orléans150 Award!

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.

2017 BP Skills & Medic Alert Camp

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)

MEDIC ALERT and BP Woodsman 2017 Flyer and Registration final

Medic Alert Schedule 2017

Medic Alert Activity Sign up Sheet 2017

Parent-Leader Info

Opemikon Emergency Plan for Users

Opemikon-Departure-Checklist

Opemikon_map_of_main_camp

CAMP OPEMIKON PARKING

Fall/Winter Beaveree: November 4, 2017

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:

Fall Cubaree coming soon — volunteers needed!

Train-Your-Dragon Fall Cubaree, September 22 to 24, 2017, at Apple Hill Scout Reserve

2017_Fall_Cubaree_Registration_Form

Calling Odawa Area Cubs, Scouters and helpers! Come launch your Scouting year at camp. Program (under development) to include the following and more:

–FLEX (leadership training for Howlers)

–Basic dragon-training skills (coincidentally, similar to Cub Scout skills!)

–Outdoor Activity Skills (Camping, Trail Skills, Scoutcraft)

Registration deadline: September 19

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Volunteers needed!

To make this a success, we need volunteers to help with all aspects of the camp: planning, running stations, registration, first aid, cooking for camp committee, campfire and anything else you can think of. Please email me if you will help out, at liddlesj at gmail.com.