Odawa Area Top Section Awards 2017

Top Section Awards

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.

Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 NM
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 NM
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 MB
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 MB
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 LI
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 LI
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 KL
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 KL
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 K.L.
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 K.L.
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 IF
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 IF
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 EW
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 EW
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 EC
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 EC
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 DB
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 DB
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 D.S.
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 D.S.
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 BQ
Chief Scout Award June 24 2017 BQ

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.

 

 

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.

Seeonee Award for Cub Scouts/North Star Award for Beaver Scouts

Not to be confused with the Council event a couple of weeks later, which you can find out about at the Council website.

The top section awards for Beavers and Cubs for Odawa Area (North Star Award and Seeonee Award) will be handed out on Sunday morning at the year-end camp. The top awards for the older sections, Chief Scout Awards and Queen’s Venturer Awards, will be handed out on the Friday evening of camp.

Date:   June 11, 2017
Time:   Morning, during Scouts’ Own
Where:  Apple Hill Scout Reserve

Print off the junior section certificates ahead of time and bring them to Apple Hill to hand to the youth. If you wish to purchase a plaque, you can do so at the Scout Shop.

If your Beaver or Cub wants to receive his or her North Star Award or Seeonee Award at the Odawa Area June Camp on June 11, please email Susan Liddle at liddlesj at gmail.com with your group name and the youth’s name BY JUNE 7, so we have an idea of how many youth will receive an award.

Parents\family welcome.  Bring chairs and bug spray.

Modifiable and printable version of the North Star Award certificate here: http://www.scoutinglife.ca/wp-content/uploads/bs/north-star-award-certificate.pdf

Modifiable and printable version of the Seeonee Award certificate here: http://www.scoutinglife.ca/wp-content/uploads/cs/seeonee-award-certificate.pdf

 

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!

Colony Sharing Session + Old Wolves + Scouters’ Club

Join us to share ideas, ask questions and find out what’s coming up in Odawa. This is not an April Fool’s joke!

When: Saturday, April 1, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Orleans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr., upstairs

Breakfast is available for purchase.

If you can make it, please come and join us.

Odawa Area All Volunteers Meet-and-Greet

All volunteers are invited to the Odawa Area All Volunteers Meet-and-Greet

April 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Orleans United Church (1111 Orleans Blvd.)
Come and enjoy coffee, tea and potluck desserts.

This is a great chance to meet with your fellow Scouters and youth leaders to chat and share ideas.

All Volunteers are invited: adult Scouters and all youth volunteering in a leadership position (youth commissioners, Scouters-in-training, Kims, Keos, etc.)

Please lug-a-mug and bring a dessert to share.

Hope to see you there!

2017 White Tail Camp

White Tail Camp in May

We’d like to find out if there’s enough interest to hold this camp before doing the planning, so please send a “yes” or “no” to Scouter David Kerrivan (dkerrivan_at_gmail.com) or Scouter Charlene Martens (scoutercharlene_at_gmail.com) by Feb. 28, 2017. We’re looking for a commitment to attend, not precise numbers, but rough ones are appreciated!

Here are the details so far:

When: May 5 to 7 (Friday night optional)

Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve

Who: For White Tails

We hope to hear from you!

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)