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.
Kelly will be down at the hall to take early registration for each of the sections, or for those youth that are transitioning sections. There is a discount as well if you get your registration in early.
Beavers: June 15th 6:30pm-8:0pm
Cubs: June16th 6:30pm-8:00pm
Scouts: June 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Registering early also means that the youth will have full eligibility for any early season camps that we do.
A great crew of volunteers came out this last week to help install the rest of the concrete roof tiles and the main floor windows and doors on the cabin. We've got lots more finishing to do... Next step is to insulate the underside of the roof, add the underside boards, and finish the soffit and fascia outside. Will be doing more in a few days!... watch your email for future construction dates.
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.
Submitted by kstephansson on Thu, 2015-05-07 21:36
This week the Beavers celebrated Star Wars day (May the Fourth...get it?) with a costume party. There were a few representatives of both the empire and the rebel alliance in attendance, but I must say they all made very cute intergalactic citizens.
We went down to Head smashed in Buffalo Jump and learned all about the Blackfoot Confederacy and how they hunted the Buffalo. One of the things that we all learned and found quite interesting is that we have to remember that the native people did not have access to horses until the European's brought them over in the 1800's. The first nations people were required to use their ingenuity to trap the animals in ravines, snow drifts and even corrals.
The Venture Troop of the 18th is hosting our second annual Mother's Day social this year on Saturday May 9th from 11AM - 1PM at the Scout Hall.
Cakes, fruit, and muffins will be served along with beverages including coffee and tea. As this event is intended to thank mothers of the 18th for their contributions to the group, along with their dedication and hard work, we at the 18th kindly request that attendance be limited only to the mothers.
If you will be able to join us, please R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6th. We look forward to seeing you on May 9th.