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. 

Miscellaneous:

  • 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)

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

Opemikon_map_of_main_camp

CAMP OPEMIKON PARKING

Join us for Howler and White Tail Beaver 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.

Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve
When: May 11 to 13, 2017 (Friday night optional)

Activities (separate for Beavers and Cubs) to be planned and run by Scouts, with the help of Scouters.

Registration due Friday, April 27, 2018.

Download the form for more info:

2018-Odawa-Howler-Camp-Info-Registr-Emerg-Kitlist

Knife safety, one of the things Howlers learn at Howler camp

2018 Night Owl

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):

Night Owl 2018 Flyer and Station Details as of 1 Apr 2018 Word doc

Night Owl 2018 Flyer and Station Details as of 1 Apr 2018 Adobe PDF

2018 Cub Car Rally and Scout Truck Rodeo

Welcome Odawa Racers!

Once again, we’ll be holding our Cub Car and Scout Truck Rodeo for your racing pleasure.

When: Mar. 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena, Rockland

Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb 25, 2017

 

All of the information you are looking for should be in the document links below.

KubKar_Procedures_Specs_Rules_2018 Odawa_Kub_Kar_Scout Truck_Registration_and_Info_2018 ScoutTrucks_Procedures_Specs_Rules_2018

 

Standard First Aid Course – March 17-18, Maxville

Attention all Odawa Scouters!

The 1st Maxville Scouting group is hosting a Standard First Aid course on March 17 and 18th at the Maxville United Church. ( 28 Main St. S., Maxville, Ontario)

Course hours are: Saturday from 9 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 12 noon til 6 pm.

Cost is $80 per participant.

Registration can be made by emailing durantae192[at]gmail.com.
Payment to be made in full the day of the course in the form of a cheque or cash.
Cheques should be made out to “Scouts Canada- 1st Maxville Scouts”. Receipts will be issued promptly.

There is an option to order lunch from a local pub, or you can bring your own lunch.

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.