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):
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.
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.
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.