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)

Winter Cubaree 2017

Registration due Jan. 20

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: RJ Kennedy Community Centre, 1115 Dunning Rd., Cumberland, ON  K4C 1P6

Registration: Email Scoutercharlene at gmail.com by Friday January 20, 2017.

Winter Cubaree info 2017

Winter Cuabree registration form

Let Scouter Charlene know by Jan. 20 if you intend to bring youth (even if you have only approximate numbers). We will decide the weekend of Jan. 21 whether there is enough interest to hold the event.

We are also looking for helpers to run stations, indoors and out!

Cost: $15 for all Cub 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 a.m. on January 28, inside the community centre (one Scouter per Pack).
  • Gather your Pack outside at the front of the community centre with a designated Scouter from your Group.
  • Once all expected youth are present, have one Scouter check in at the table inside the gym.

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: Under Allergies on the registration form, also mention if you need any vegetarian meals or no-pork meals, and how many participants for each. This will help us make sure we have appropriate food on hand.

Be prepared: Programming takes place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather!

Opening: 9:30 a.m. in the field behind the community centre.

Closing: 2 p.m.; pick-up immediately afterwards.

Who can attend:

 

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.