It is with sadness that we note the passing of our Group Scoutmaster Bert Haynes. A Celebration of his life will be held on March 5 at the Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel 222 Sandarac Dr NW Calgary T3K 3T8 at 1 pm. More details follow.
The Beavers would like to thank the District 5 Fire Hall for allowing us to come out and experience the life and times of a Calgary Fire Fighter. From the wonderful talks about fire safety to actually getting to watch the men go out on a call, it was a memorable experience.
We are making a push to complete some critical elements on the Ward Cabin out at Lost Lake from October 25-30, 2015. If you have some spare time and would like to come help out, please contact Alan Davidson at email@example.com.
The scouts had a good time this weekend talking to scouts from all over the world. We started off with some conversations on the internet with some scouts from Somalia and proceeded to talk with scouts from Sri Lanka, Holland, Serbia, Australia, Texas as well as others.
After the JOTA and JOTI sessions we watched the Great Escape movie in memorium to the camp this year. Thanks to Al for setting up and providing the equipment and mentoring them through the HAM radio components. Also thanks to the Scouters that supported the event here in Calgary and the world over!
Hey Beavers and parents, Tic Tac Here. Just want to welcome all the new Beavers to our colony, and a big welcome back to our returning Beavers. We have a really exciting program this year, and I look forward to all the fun we are going to have. We are also proud to welcome back our returning leaders, and happy to meet new ones. Keep an eye out here for more exciting news, and scheduling of upcoming events!! Tic Tac Signing off.
Another great work party last week... Shane Sbitney brought a metal brake, and folded and cut nearly 400 square feet of metal to form flashing and fascia on the cabin. Got a good start on installing soffits. Thanks to all who came out and helped!
I'd like to personally thank all the leaders that used their vacation time to make this happen. Stephen, Anne-Marie, Paul, Kris, Anne-Brit and Arlue were all great examples for the youth to follow and were provided with many teachable moments which they continually rose to the challenge and faced head on. From what I have heard from parents and scouts, the trip was a success and everyone had a great time.
Submitted by kstephansson on Thu, 2015-05-28 21:02
This past weekend the scouts packed up the trailer with bikes and canoes and headed out to Beauvais Lake provincial park. The weather was beautiful, and the wind even managed to stay relatively calm (for southern Alberta anyway) so the youth could get out for some canoeing and fishing the first day. A few fish were caught, but more importantly we were able to practice some paddling before the upcoming summer canoe camp. The second day the scouts did a bit of biking and a quick hike up the bluff and were treated to a spectacular view before packing up and heading back to town.
The scouts were out to the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. We saw many of the rainbow trout that are destined for Alberta's lakes and Angler's hooks. The kids learned about conservation and fish life cycles. Watching the fish in the tanks downstairs also was quite captivating. The most exciting part for the youth was when they got to feed the fish.