Odawa Fall Cubaree – 2019 Edition

With activities like building fires, archery, a ninja line and baking cookies this is sure to be a can’t miss event. Wait – Baking Cookies!! – but how – we only have open fire!!! You will have to join the Fall Cubaree to find out!

  • Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve
  • When: October 18 – 20 2019
  • Who: Open to all Odawa area cubs
  • Why: After building a fire, hitting a bullseye and completing a ninja line who wouldn’t want a cookie

Clearly this is a can’t miss event that needs to be added to your calendar now! Full camp details to be released by September 13 2019.

Odawa Area – All Volunteers Meeting

When: April 24, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM

Where: Orleans United Church

Please mark the date! We’ll have a number of things for you to learn, and some awards to hand out. This is a great chance to network with your Area team, and fellow Scouters.

Please lug a mug! and if you want to bring something to share, please do, but do remember to label what is in it if it’s home made!

Odawa Area Night Owl 2019

All the info you need to know about this year’s Night Owl is in the document below, but in short:

When: April 27-28, 2019

NOTE: Do not arrive before 3 PM, esp. if you have sr. Cubs joning you, as April 27 is the also the annual spring work weekend, and there will be heavy equipment onsite. If your group is helping with the work weekend and has Cub aged youth coming for night owl, please have them arrive after 3 PM on Sat.

Everyone needs to be offsite by 10:30 on Sunday the 28th.

Registration package is here.

2019 Odawa Howler and White Tail Camp

Calling all White-Tail Beavers and Howler Cubs!

Come for a taste of the youth-led activities you can enjoy in Cubs or Scouts next fall. Activities (separate for Beavers and Cubs) are planned and run by Scouts (supported by Scouters).



  • Arrive: Friday, May 10, after supper (or Saturday morning by 8:30 a.m., before programming)
  • Depart: Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. (before lunch)


  • $45 for Beaver and Cub Scouts; $35 for Scouters, parents and youth helpers.
  • Fee covers food (Friday snack, Saturday meals and snacks, Sunday breakfast), camp fees and crests; same fee if you come Friday night or Saturday morning.

Registration and payment

  • Fill out the registration form (page 2 in the information package and email it to liddlesj [at] gmail.com on or before Friday, April 26.

Included in information package

  • Kit list for youth
  • Registration form
  • Link to Apple Hill Scout Reserve (AHSR) rules
  • AHSR emergency plan
  • Important info for attendees and parents

What you need to bring

  • Tents and sleeping gear. No kitchen equipment needed.
  • Dishes and water bottles.
  • A few large jugs of drinking water to help out the kitchen crew.
  • Helpers to
    • bring home garbage/recycling
    • direct traffic on Friday evening/Saturday morning
    • assist youth running stations as requested
    • provide first aid

Need info? Want to help? Send an email to liddlesj@gmail.com.


Odawa 2019 Kub Kar Rally/Scout Truck Rodeo and Kybo Run

The long awaited registration packages for the Odawa Kub Kar Rally, Scout Truck Rodeo and the new Kybo Run event can be found at these links:

Registration Due Date: Sunday Feb. 24, 2019

Race Day: March 2, 2019

Doors Open for setup 9 AM

All events should finish by 2:30 PM

Where:  Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, Rockland, ON (Google Map Link)

Please note – if you are helping with a Pack or Troop, but also racing in the Kybo Run, you submit your registration on the Kybo Run form, make note on the Pack or Troop form that you’re helping there, and that you’re also part of the Kybo Run.  As a Kybo Run participant, your fee is $15, not $7.

Don’t forget your important papers (fees), and we’ll see you on Race Day!

Winter Cubaree

January 19, 2018

Seeking crest designs! Cubs, have your Scouter or a parent send your design by November 25, 2018, to liddlesj at gmail.com. Must fit in a 3-inch circle.

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

Registration: Email the registration form to Scouter Susan at liddlesj at gmail.com by Friday January 11, 2019.

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 number of attendees listed on registration form (sorry, no discount for cancellations on the day).

Check-in and payment:

  • 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., inside the community centre (one Scouter per Pack).
  • Gather your Pack outside at the front of the community centre with a designated Scouter.
  • 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: On the registration form, mention food requirements (allergies, vegetarian, no-pork, etc.) and how many of each type.

Be prepared: Programming takes place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather! Bring a water bottle.

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

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

Who can attend:

Desperately seeking Scouters to  help plan and run stations, cook, and just about everything else! Can you help? Have questions? Email Scouter Susan, liddlesj at gmail.com.

Howler and White Tail Camp


May 10 to 12 at Apple Hill Scout Reserve

Join us at Apple Hill Scout Reserve (near Maxville, about an hour from east Ottawa) for a weekend camp that prepares White Tail Beavers for Cub Scouts, and Howlers for Scouts.  

Calling Odawa youth and Scouters!

If you’re a Scout, Venturer or Rover who’d like to come and play for the weekend and show some youth leadership, let us know. We’re recruiting the camp committee now. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours. Planning and running a camp looks great on your resume, too.

If you’rea Howler Cub Scout or White Tail BeaverScout, ask your Scouters to plan to come to this camp so you can preparefor advancement to your next section.

Scouters, worried about ratio? Never fear! You can bring a group of youth even if you have only one Scouter. We’ll be camping close to one another, and the other Scouters at camp will be able to help ensure that the two-deep rule is followed. 



  • Arrive: Friday, May 10, after supper (or Saturday morning before programming starts)
  • Depart: Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. (before lunch)


  • $45 for Beaver and Cub Scouts; $35 for Scouters, parents and youth helpers.
  • Camp committee: free.
  • Fee covers food (Friday snack, Saturday meals and snacks, Sunday breakfast), camp fees and crests; same fee if you come Friday night or Saturday morning.

Registration and payment

  • Registration form and kit list will be available in February 2019.
  • Registration will be due April 10, 2019
  • Payment will be due at camp upon arrival.

Seeking crest designs

  • Send your crest ideas for this joint camp to liddlesj at gmail.com by February 15, 2019.
  • Theme ideas: basic skills, advancing to next section, growing in Scouts… come up with your own

Need more info? Want to help? Send an email to Scouter Susan at liddlesj at gmail.com.

Old Wolves: October 20, 2018

Present:  Frederic-Francois D. (8th Orleans), Graeme W. (1st Greenwood), Karen E. D. (1st Orleans), Lincoln V. (8th Orleans), Susan L. (ADAC Pack and 1st Greenwood)

Fall Cubaree debrief:

  • 40 attendees total (low numbers)
  • Do Pack Scouters want this? Those present said they heard good comments from youth that attended, and said they like the idea of a fall Cub camp, especially if it provides an opportunity to learn/practise basic skills. 
  • There was agreement that no theme is needed other than “basic skills.” Basic skills are more useful than some unrelated theme.
  • Those present did not attend because of scheduling conflicts or not enough Scouters.
  • A suggestion was made to have a crest competition in April/May, with winner announced in the fall. This would promote the camp, and Scouting, and encourage youth to come back in the fall and to attend camp.
  • Lincoln offered to help plan next fall’s Cubaree.

Upcoming events:

  • Winter Cubaree, Jan. 19, 2019, R. J. Kennedy (TBC): Volunteers needed to help plan and run. All present agreed that same schedule, lunch and activities would work, though perhaps not the large balls, which broke. Suggestion to adjust activities a bit. It was good to have some with points and some without. If a Cub with special needs is going to circulate, it would be a good idea to let those running stations know how they can help that Cub and all Cubs enjoy the station in advance so they’re not taken by surprise. Theme: Winter Fun. Crest contest was great; we will do that again. Susan to put a call out at Area Meeting and via email and on Old Wolves facebook page.
  • Kub Kar Rally, Sat., March 2, 2019, Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena: New this year, Kybo races for Venturers, Rovers and Scouters. Details to come. 
  • Voyageur Council Cubaree, May 31 to June 2, Apple Hill Scout Reserve. Info to come.

Seeonee Awards: It’s not always easy to get the Howlers motivated to work on a project. One project that was mentioned is installing bat boxes and such at a camp. 


  • It’s challenging to get Cubs to stop and listen. A suggestion was made to have a Scouter signal to the Howlers when the Cubs’ attention is needed, and to have them do the hand-up signal. Often they are part of the disruption, so having them be part of the solution seems to work sometimes. 
  • One Pack had a parent meeting before the first Cub meeting.
  • One Pack found out at the last minute that they didn’t have use of the school, and since then, each Scouter has a card with a full meeting plan on it with them, in case plans have to change. They also developed contingency plans in case the meeting needs to be moved outside, etc. 
  • Getting feedback on the program from youth and parents is also challenging. The youth may say they don’t want to come, but they haven’t expressed their frustration or disappointment to any of the Scouters. 
    • This is where a Group Youth Commissioner could come in handy, as youth may feel more comfortable talking with another youth about this.
  • A suggestion was made to let Packs know ahead of time what will be done at Odawa year-end camp so that they can prepare. For example, if there were to be a competition on lashing, for example, this would make learning knots and lashing more interesting for all sections. Something to consider is whether the year-end camp should be a place to showcase the skills learned throughout the year. 
  • Susan promised to provide a reminder earlier next time. 

Questions, corrections? Email Scouter Susan (liddlesj at gmail dot com).

Next meeting: Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m., same location (T’Basil)