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

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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. 

Where

When

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

Cost

  • $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.

2018 Odawa BP Skills – Medic Alert Camp – Camp Opemikon

Medic Alert & BP Skills 2018

Our annual BP Skills and Medic Alert Camp will be held:

When:  Oct. 12-14, 2018

Where: Camp Opemikon

See registration package for more details!  The schedule will be posted at a later date.

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 and Scouter Charlene Martens (Area Commissioner)  (ma-bpskills[at]odawa-scouting.ca)

Parent-Leader Info

Opemikon Emergency Plan for Users

Opemikon-Departure-Checklist

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CAMP OPEMIKON PARKING

Local Scout wins Orléans150 Award!

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.