The Scouts and Grow Calgary have teamed up to create a new program designed to first promote the youth's understanding of food supply and secondly to help the scouts raise the $9000 they need to go to summer camp this year. The scouts will be attending the Pacific Jamboree and some wilderness camping on Vancouver Island. Please Buy your Tomato Plants today and help the Scouts!
We were supposed to snowshoe in to Quaite Valley with the Scouts to build snow shelters and do some serious winter camping. Turns out with all the warm weather, that was not really an option as there was no snow.
However, in spite of the lack of sub-zero temperatures, we took tents and the rest of our gear and hiked up to the campground to find it dry and relatively warm for late winter.
The Scouts are gearing up their fundraising campaigns looking to raise $9000 in order to take 12 youth the summer camp. As a part of this effort we have Simple Simon Pies for sale. Having just sampled some of my first pies myself, I can safely say that they are great!
January 12th UPDATE
The Beavers' communication system is down, and there is no access to email addresses for any parents or leaders. This is the only platform that can be used at the moment, and any updates received will be posted here as soon as possible.
Hello, Beaver parents. Just a reminder that we're in the process of filling our weekly snack/drink calendar until the end of January. Please check your email (or spam folder) for a link to our VolunteerSpot page.
Another successful weekend building on the Cabin...
Most of the roof rafters are in place, and the log wall on the lake side is almost completed. Next Sunday and Monday we hope to get the rest of the rafters up, and some plywood and roofing paper in place so the cabin is protected from the weather, and we can get the framing inspected. See attached photos. Coming out? Let Alan know, or just show up! See photo below, of cabin with it's temporary tarp.
Great work group this past four days, resulted in the roof beams all in place, and some of the roof joists installed. Burnt Timber Lifting Solutions brought out two Spyder cranes to help lift the beams in place. The 2nd Airdrie Ventures and 175th came out to assist, along with several 18th Leaders and alumnai. We put up a temporary tarp again to protect the building until the roofing is in place. Next construction weekend is Friday to Sunday October 24th to 26th. Let Alan know if you are coming and we'll put an extra bean in the pot for you. (403-615-2399)
Great progress on our work week... please come and help for the day or evening... call 403 637-2299 (let it ring) if you want to check it out,or need directions. Today we got the floor framing completed, and part of the subfloor. Tomorrow we start on the walls!
The scouts were a great help screwing down the subfloor this evening. (see photos)
It has been almost exactly a year since our Building permit for the Ward Cabin at Lost Lake camp was approved, and then rescinded because the zoning was not correct. After a long process of getting the camp rezoned to "Public Service District", and then a Development Permit approved after some small technicalities were cleared up... and the Building permit is back in our hands!.