2018 Night Owl

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):

Night Owl 2018 Flyer and Station Details as of 1 Apr 2018 Word doc

Night Owl 2018 Flyer and Station Details as of 1 Apr 2018 Adobe PDF

2018 Cub Car Rally and Scout Truck Rodeo

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.

KubKar_Procedures_Specs_Rules_2018 Odawa_Kub_Kar_Scout Truck_Registration_and_Info_2018 ScoutTrucks_Procedures_Specs_Rules_2018

 

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

Odawa Area Chief Scout Award/Queen’s Venturer Award Ceremony

Not to be confused with the Council event a couple of weeks later!

The Odawa Area Chief Scout Award/Queen’s Venturer Award Ceremony will be held:

Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   Dusk – arrive by 8:15 and gather in Kitchener field to be escorted into the Chapel Area
Where:  Apple Hill Scout Reserve

Details:

Groups are to obtain the certificates through normal Council processes (applications submitted to Lynn Levitan – llevitan@scouts.ca).

Bring Certificates to Apple Hill

If your Scout wants to receive his\her Chief Scout\Queen’s Venturer Award at the Odawa Area June Camp, please email Susan Lepine at scoutersue@4thorleans.com with your group name and the youth names BY JUNE 7 so programs can be printed.

Parents\family welcome.  Bring chairs and bug spray.

Come and play at Scoutermon Go, Odawa’s year-end camp, June 9 to 11, 2017

Odawa’s year-end camp is coming up soon! Some of our youth have been working hard to plan the activities, and it’s looking to be lots of fun. We hope you’ll join us!

Camp Info Odawa June Camp 2017

Registration Form Odawa June camp 2017

Key dates and information:

  • Camp takes place at Apple Hill from June 9 to 11, 2017.
  • Registration due by end of day Friday, June 2, 2017.
  • Cost: $25 per youth; $20 per Scouter/adult.

Hope to see you there!

2017 Night Owl Challenge

The Odawa Night Owl challenge will be held overnight on April 22 – 23, 2017 at the Apple Hill Scout Reserve (18739 Concession 2 Road Apple Hill, ON K0C 1B0 – South side of Apple Hill Scout Reserve (AHSR) ).   It is open to Pathfinder and Scout age Youth

The actual overnight hike, where the Youth go, as teams of 4-6 Youth (Pathfinders and Scout age youth – senior Guides and senior Cubs may participate as part of linking if their parent Guiding/Scout Group allows), 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.  All participants and volunteers are to have departed Apple Hill Scout Reserve by no later than Sunday 10:30 AM.

Full details can be found by clicking here.  Contact Scouter Steve BelleFleur if you have any questions (email is in the doc at the link)

Updated information is posted here:  Additional Information (Word doc), Additional Information (PDF)Station Details (Word Doc), Stations and Map (PowerPoint).

Kub Kar Rally and Scout Truck Rodeo, March 4

Ready to race?

Bring your Kub Kars and Scout Trucks (standard and custom) to the arena for race day! Enjoy a hot dog lunch and the company of your fellow Cubs, Scouts and Scouters. Are you a Scouter without a vehicle to race? Come volunteer: we’d love to have you! Be sure to register by February 23. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Get the registration form, information and schedule (PDF and Word), as well as the specs, below.

If your Group is sending youth to both events (taking place at the same location), use one copy of the registration for the Kub Kar Rally and another copy for the Scout Truck Rodeo.

When and where

  • March 4, 2017
  • Jean Marc Lalonde Arena, Rockland, Ontario (1450 Du Parc Avenue)
  • Doors open: 9:00 a.m.
  • Opening ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
  • Pick-up: 2:30 p.m.

Registration

  • Registration deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Complete the registration forms for your Pack and your Troop email them to 1stCumberland@gmail.com.

Payment

  • Cost: $15 per Cub/Scout and $7 per Scouter/parent (includes lunch and crest)
  • Note: You must pay for the people registered even if they can’t attend (the food will be purchased and prepared according to registration numbers).
  • Bring payment for your Pack and Troop with you to the event. Make cheques payable to “Scouts Canada — Odawa Area”.

Lunch

  • Large all-beef hotdog (vegetarian option: vegetarian chili)
  • Bag of chips
  • Juice or water
  • Please note any dietary requirements on the registration form.

Volunteers needed for

  • Registration
  • Vehicle check-in
  • Pit crew
  • Scoring
  • Monitoring start at tracks
  • Scoring at bottom of tracks

 To help the day go smoothly

  • Bring:
    • Indoor shoes
    • A sweater or fleece (it’s an arena)
    • Water bottle
    • Nut-free snacks
    • Books, deck of cards, crafts, etc., to use during a lull in programming (final races, Scouter races)
  • No running or climbing in the arena or stands (all Scouters, please enforce)

Scout-Guide Challenge 2017

Update:

Due to the weather conditions (heavy rains, thunderstorms and icy surfaces) the event for 2017 has been cancelled for safety.  We’ll try again next year!

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Yes it’s that wonderful time of the year where we wonder why the Baden-Powells couldn’t be born in June, but still take the time to celebrate their birthday the only way Scouts and Guides can—outside!

This year’s Scout-Guide Challenge Day will happen as follows:

Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: R.J. Kennedy Centre, 1115 Dunning Rd, Cumberland, Ont
Cost: $15 for Youth which includes : Activities, Site Rental, Lunch, and Badge
Cost: $7 for Scouter\Guider which includes: Activities, Site Rental, Lunch, and Badge
Who: Scouts and Pathfinders  (ages 11-14)

So what’s in store this year? As always, the Scouts and Pathfinders will form teams of four (teams of three and five are ok, but challenges are designed for four).  The teams will wander from base to base and take on the challenge and are scored.

We are looking for Scouters and Guiders to run each of the activities.  While a single person can run the activities, it is always easier if you have more than one, just so you can take a break, or have someone to talk to in between teams.

Registration is easy, just email Scouter Sue Lepine (suelepine1827_at_gmail.com) with your Group and the number of expected youth and adults. We need this so that we can properly plan lunch and ensure we have enough to go around. On the day of the S-G Challenge we will look after the rest, you pay the registration desk based on actual numbers, while the Scouts and Pathfinders register their teams.

After our opening ceremony, the Scouts and Pathfinders simply go from activity to activity in any order they wish and do as many as they wish. At each one they are scored based on time, distance or some other method. Over lunch the scores are tallied and after lunch we present the trophy to the winning team. As always, the colour of next year’s badge will be determined by the winning movement from this year, blue or green. It is finally green again, but will it stay that way?

Click here for the Group Registration Form and Team Registration Form, simply fill it in, and on the day of the event hand it in with your fees. Please e-mail Scouter Sue Lepine with your best guess on numbers ahead of time.

Your Scouts and Pathfinders form their teams and drop off the Team Registration form at the registration desk and get their Scorecard that they carry with them.

A description or all the events planned will be added later. Your groups can practice ahead of time

As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scouter Sue Lepine.