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.
Our annual BP Skills and Medic Alert Camp will be held:
When: Oct. 13-15, 2017
Where: Camp Opemikon
See registration package for more details!
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 (gc[at]1stgreenwoodscouting.ca or dkerrivan[at]gmail.com)
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.
Not to be confused with the Council event a couple of weeks later!
The Odawa Area Chief Scout Award/Queen’s Venturer Award Ceremony will be held:
Date:June 9, 2017 Time: Dusk – arrive by 8:15 and gather in Kitchener field to be escorted into the Chapel Area Where: Apple Hill Scout Reserve
Groups are to obtain the certificates through normal Council processes (applications submitted to Lynn Levitan – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bring Certificates to Apple Hill
If your Scout wants to receive his\her Chief Scout\Queen’s Venturer Award at the Odawa Area June Camp, please email Susan Lepine at email@example.com with your group name and the youth names BY JUNE 7 so programs can be printed.
Parents\family welcome. Bring chairs and bug spray.