Bottle Drives

The group is having their first bottle drive on October 14th and we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to come out and help. Each bottle drive can raise as much as $3000 for the group to help fund our activities throughout the year. Generally the group attempts to subsidize the programs of the youth through this fundraising to cover about 50% of the costs. This allows us to ensure that the programs are affordable across the board and available to all our youth.

Welcome Back

Well Hello Fellow Beavers and Leaders,

Welcome back to a new year of exciting Beaver action!

We are all looking forward to another great year of fun activities and leadership learning opportunities for all of our new and existing members.

We are happy to welcome Stephanie Mitchell to our Beaver colony. Stephanie has been a volunteer within our group for many years now, but has recently decided to join up with the beavers, and we are very fortunate to have her.

We would also Like to welcome back Colin Garrett. Our very own "Rusty"!
After completing some schooling, Colin has brought his energy and leadership back to our group.
I can say that I am looking forward to some great floor hockey :)

We are off to a good start this year and have many fun and exciting things lined up in our program this year, so stay tuned for lots of fun!!!

Scouts kicking off a new year

Now that we are back from our summer camp we are ready to roll with a new Scout year! We will be starting up this year on Thursday, September 7 at 7:15pm. We are looking forward to seeing many returning scouts and some new ones as well.

Telus Donates Money for Lost Lake Campsite Upgrade

Thank You to Telus for donating $5000.00 to help install a new Propane system to our buildings at Lost Lake.

Scouts Selling Spolumbo's Sausages

It is that time of year again to get ready for the summer grilling season and the Scouts are here to help you out! We have cases of Spolumbo's Sausages for sale. The product will be delivered fresh so it is important to pick it up on the delivery date which will be communicated by email after we have confirmation from Spolumbo's. The last day for orders will be June 8th.

For available products please see the order page: http://calgary18th.com/spolumbo

Scout Banquets and Awards

Firstly I want to thank all the volunteers and parents that worked so hard to make the banquets a reality. There were numerous tasks to complete from organizing and distributing the food to be cooked to the cooking itself, and then to the serving itself. All of them were executed excellently, good work everyone! The meal was great and every bite that I had was cooked to perfection.

For the Scout Banquet I also wanted to recognize all the Scouts that achieved awards as well. Good work to you, I can't put your names on the site, but there was much consideration and I am proud to have so many deserving Scouts.

We also had an excellent campfire with songs, skits and many cheers. I know I had a good time and it sounded like all the parents did as well. I look forward to next years banquets.

Five Pin Anyone

The Venturers enjoyed an evening of 5 pin bowling at Paradise Lanes. For all it was either the first time or it has been a very long time, since they last went bowling. Needless to say the scores were commensurate with the level of experience. All had a great time and groaned for every gutter ball and cheered for every strike.

Cross Country Skiing

I was under the impression that the Scouts were going to need instruction on their Cross Country Ski Technique.  It turns out that all they needed was a little practise and we were off down the trails and up to the Chateau. 

The Scouts did a great job dividing up the meals and taking on a course each.  Everything they prepared was great and the Cinnamon Buns at breakfast were a big hit.

Incoming... Scout Catapults

The Scouts were hard at work building catapults to launch tennis balls across the gym.  They worked out great and all the patrols all lobbed them across the gym to great effect.  I was very pleased to see how well the groups interacted and put their catapults together.  They had to apply their lashing techniques and helped each other complete the task.  Good work everyone!

In Search of Stew

The Scouts were out at Lost Lake this weekend past, vying for the title of patrol chefs of the year.  Each Patrol was challenged to find a recipe, do the planning, put the shopping list together, buy all the ingredients and then prepare a stew that could be sampled by the leaders.  Only catch, we didn't provide them with a stove, they had to do all this cooking in a dutch oven over the fire.

The scouts created tripods to hang their dutch ovens from, built the cooking fire and then prepared their stews and the verdict was that both the stews that the leaders got to sample were great!  As for the other two, I have no idea as they so thoroughly were enjoying their stew that they forgot to bring a sample for the leaders.

After dinner we shared skits, songs and some cheers, but as the night got colder the Scouts decided that their finale would be a great magic trick, where, with a puff of smoke and misdirection, they all disappeared into their tents.  It was 9:00pm.

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