Scouts

Troop Permit Camp Nov 3-5

by on Oct.17, 2017, under Scouts

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Date: November 3 – 5, 2017.

Location: Camp Everton

Departure: Meet at SJRUC at 6:00pm

Return: Departing camp – Yet to be determined

Map: Click Here

Activities:  Troop members earn all four permits;

  • knife,
  • stove & lantern,
  • match & fire and
  • axe & saw.  

 
Build your knowledge of these tools and the skills to use them as well! Sessions with small groups of people and multiple trainers will be run for each permit. Sessions on basic pioneering knots and lashings will also be offered. Campfire Saturday night.
 

We will require drivers for the trip to camp and the trip home.

SIGN UP HERE! by end of day Sunday, October 30th.

Cost: $55.00 payment due on or before Thursday, Nov. 2 (Shopping Night)

We recommend using the Winter Camp Packing List found here

Scouts have planned this camp (menu, location etc)

We will be sleeping in Scout tents. (Provided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Registration 2017

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6:30 to 8pm

Where: Directions are here

Come and Register early and Save!

Reserve your spot for the 2017-2018 Scouting Season.

Cost:

$185.00/youth    Scouts Canada Registration Fee (rising to $215 after Spring Reg.)

$50.00/family   Family Fundraising Subsidy (1 per family no matter how many youth)

$40.00/youth    Dues

Payments can be accepted in cash, cheque, and we now accept e-payments.

For more information CONTACT US

 

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Year End Party 2017

by on Jun.03, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

 

24th Kitchener Scout Group

Spectacular Year End Party

for the whole family.

Saturday June 10   

Sign up below

There will be great activities for the kids:

  • Rock Climbing Wall with safety plus!  (auto belay hydraulic system that secures climbers and trained operators who work with climbers in doing the best that they can do.) There are 3 climbing stations which present easy, medium and difficult terrains.  Scouting Youth can count this activity towards their Vertical Skills 2 badge.
  • Big Bouncy with large interior jumping area and more.  Screens allow spectators to watch the fun.
  • Smaller Bouncy for  little ones.
  • Lawn games and bubbles for all ages.
  • Plus a  BBQ and Advancement Ceremonies (where sections send off youth moving up to next sections)
  • best of all! – great food!

See you there!

Date:   Saturday June 10

Time:   3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Place:  St. James’-Rosemount United Church on the Labyrinth

Who:   24th Kitchener Scouting families – including siblings not in scouting

Cost:   $5 per person, $20 max per family

You might want to bring along a blanket and/lawn chairs to sit and eat on.

SIGN UP HERE NOW!

Please sign up here to indicate where you could help with the events of the day.
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June Year-end Camp 2017

by on May.29, 2017, under Scouts

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Date: June 2 – 4, 2017.

Location: Laurel Creek Conservation Area

 Drop off:  Laurel Creek Group Campsite between 6 pm and 630 pm Friday

Pick Up:  Laurel Creek Group Campsite at 12 noon. 

Park Map:

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Activities: Swimming, Hiking, interesting Cooking Practice.

SIGN UP HERE! by end of day Tuesday, May 30th.

Cost: $30.00 payment due on or before Friday at  camp.

Spring Pack List    

Scouts will be cooking and eating sample CJ meals.

We will be sleeping in Scout tents. (Provided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIBC – 2017

by on Apr.30, 2017, under Scouts

DORCHESTER INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD CAMPOREE 

May 12 – 14, 2017.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

 

What is DIBC?

DIBC is a huge camp for Scouts and Guides that has been occurring every year on Mother’s Day Weekend for 28 years. The 24th has been participating in DIBC for 25 years. There will be close to 4000 attending. Troops from as far away as Kentucky and Georgia have attended in the past. DIBC is held at Camp Bel in Dorchester, Ontario. DIBC is well run and organized yet still seems to get better every year. It is an awesome experience for youth and leaders alike. Check out this picture of DIBC 2012! For more information about DIBC, go to http://dibc.on.ca/

School

Although Scouting does not condone absence from school for events, we feel that this weekend’s experience is worth a ½ day off. This will allow us to get set up in daylight and have the evening to meet other Scouts and familiarize ourselves with the site.

Departure

All drivers and Scouts (in FULL uniform) should be at St. James’-Rosemount United Church by 12:30 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017 for roll call and packing. If you are unable to get the afternoon off school, arrangements can be made to meet us for supper at Dorchester.

Return

The camp is over Sunday before noon. We’ll be back on Sunday by 12:30 pm. (If we are wet, we will need everyone’s help to hang tents to dry before departing the church.)

Cost

The cost for the weekend is $75.00. This includes the Camp registration, a Camp Crest, meals, camp supplies. There is a tuck shop and a souvenir shop on site if you wish but spending money is at your discretion. Please Remit on Monday, May 8, 2017.

PhysFit Form

The camp requires a Physical Fitness form be on file in the camp office for every participant as well as a copy with the leader. These will be returned to us at the end of the camp and be subsequently destroyed. Please complete the form which can be found here.

Return with your payment on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Packing List

Printer Friendly Packing lists are found in the Scout > Camp Packing Lists section.

Transportation

We will travel by car to Dorchester. Parental help will be required for transportation of youth and possibly gear.
MAP & DIRECTIONS

Medication (Drugs)

Absolutely all medications must
-be in the original container.
-have explicit directions and boys’ name on the container.
-not be packed in the boys’ gear.
-be given directly to the LEADER by the PARENT on arrival at the church.

Meals

Your meals will be planned, prepared and eaten as a Troop. There will be a duty roster so that everyone has an opportunity to help prepare and clean up.

Accommodation

We will camp as a Troop. We will provide sufficient 2-3 man tents for our youth. Our site is likely to be very cramped so care will have to be taken when moving about the campsite. We will also have a large dining shelter for meal prep and shelter.

Badge Trading

Badge Trading is a great way to meet other Scouts from other areas. Be Prepared! There is lots of opportunity to trade badges with fellow Scouts so you may want to bring a supply of traders. (Scouter Peter at the Scout Shop can help you find some great trading material).

Activities / Events

There is a long list of over 100 awesome events to choose from. Each Patrol will decide which events they wish to do as a Patrol and must participate in the events as a Patrol. Check out the list – DIBC – Events .

EMERGENCY Contact Info!

Camp address is 4926 Hamilton Road, Dorchester, Ont, NOL-1G6
Nearest crossroad is Elgin Road #73
Camp Phone 519-268-7703
The simplest way to reach us is to email scouts@24th.ca

SIGN UP FOR DIBC

Before going to the sign up form, Please make sure that you have familiarized yourself and your parents with the information on this page and at the relevant links.

SIGN UP HERE

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Pancake Day 2017

by on Apr.23, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Fundraising, Group, Scouts

Let our Scouts serve you a delicious breakfast, lunch (or both!)
and then check out the treasures upstairs at the Church Garage Sale.

Directions

 

24th Scout Troop FamiliesPlease sign up here!

 

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April 2017 Overnight Hike

by on Mar.28, 2017, under Scouts

Mar 29 – Additional notes.

Please remember that we will be out for only one night. Pack very light as you will have to carry it.

Here is a very simple list to help.

  • Sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • 2 extra pair of socks
  • 1 change of clothes
  • Bowl and spoon, cup
  • water bottle
  • Tooth brush
  • gloves
  • toque
  • sleepwear
  • Flash light
  • Pocket knife (Optional)

Here is the packing video we viewed on Monday night.
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIjIf5j_fSAhWO0YMKHQYSAfIQtwIILDAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dzwo7zyiH2Os&usg=AFQjCNGHlR3rIiTttRokXKLZz8NdyJHrHw

Other hints…

  • Nothing loose on the outside of your pack.
  • We will learn to dig Leave-No-Trace “catholes”  http://sectionhiker.com/how-to-dig-a-cathole/
  • We have been working on dehydrating most of our food to help keep weight and volume down while maintaining nutrition eliminating the need for refridgeration.  De-hydrating enhances flavours, and often gives food a different  texture even after re-hydrating. Come with an attitude to try new things.
  • For our hike we have dried…
    • cheddar cheese
    • nacho cheese
    • tomatoes
    • ham (Ham jerky)
    • red peppers
    • onions
    • ground beef
    • Apples
    • pears
    • cantaloup
    • watermellon
    • raspberries
    • strawberries
    • clementine wedges
    • kiwi
    • Lemons
    • Limes
  • some of this will be eaten as is -dry.  some will be re-hydrated and with a few add in’s will become a meal.  eg
    • by adding soft shells and some spices we will have tacos
    • by adding water to mixed fruit bits we will have fruit salad.
  • it is important to remember that no one will starve this weekend but it may seem like you are not eating as much as normal.  This is likely true as I don’t think we could carry that much food.;-)  Keep in mind that dryed food is much smaller so you are eating more than you think.  1 large onion dryed barely fills a snack baggie.  3.5 lb of ground beef now weighs less than 1 pound. 1 large watermellon reduces to about 3 cups.

Here is the current load in the de-hydrater

 

Top to bottom we have…

  • Pears
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • pears
  • tomatoes
  • apples
  • strawberries & kiwi
  • apples
  • watermellon

 

 


April brings spring and with it time to get outside and get active.  The Scouts will be doing a hike in camp this weekend.

On Friday night we will meet at the church for 7:00pm.  Bring all your gear after having dinner at home.  We will be going over packing strategies and distributing troop gear among the youth to share the load.  The youth have prepared some meals ahead of time which have been dehydrated to limit weight.  After the gear is sorted out there will be time for games then sleeping at the church.  Bright and early Saturday morning we will depart for our hike along the Bruce trail.  Spring is a great time for hiking the Bruce Trail.  No leaves on the trees allows views which cannot be seen during the summer.  There will be no shortage of mud and puddles so be sure to bring appropriate footwear and an appropriate pack which will allow both hands to be free while carrying all your gear. Along the trail we will stop for lunch and continue on to make camp in Terra Cotta.  Sunday morning after breaking camp we will continue on the Bruce trail for a short hike.  After loading in the vehicles we will return to the church for parents to pick up youth for 1pm Sunday.

Cost: $20.00

  • Drop-off : Friday, March 31st, 7pm at St. James’-Rosemount United Church
  • Pack and Sleep over at church
  • Depart: Sat. April 1st 7:30 am
  • Travel to hike start point
  • Pickup   : Sunday, April 2nd, 1pm at St. James’-Rosemount United ChurchPlease signup on the website so that we have an idea of numbers and can coordinate transport.

SIGN UP HERE.

Check back as we will add more details here.

 

 

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Food Drive 2017

by on Mar.26, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Annual Spring Food Drive

Help us Gain Weight!

Our goal this year is to collect more than 1 ton – in one night!

We’ve done it before, and we’re determined to do it again.

But we need your help.

Door to Door collection will be on

Monday, April 10th
between 6pm and 9pm.

All donations will be delivered directly to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region for distribution to our neighbours in need.

The map below shows the area we will cover shaded in blue.

If you live outside the area shown on the map, but would like to help us Gain Weight, we would be happy to accept your donations of nonperishable food bank items at St. James’-Rosemount United Church at the following times…

  • Sunday, April 2nd – 10am – 12noon
  • Sunday, April 9nd – 10am – 12noon
  • Monday, April 10th between 6pm and 9pm.
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BP Sunday Service of Celebration

by on Feb.17, 2017, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Hello everyone.

Welcome to Scout/Guide Week 2017 – A time to celebrate the insight of our founder – Lord Baden Powell.
We at the 24th Scouting Family are very excited to be hosting our Annual Scout Sunday Service this coming Sunday (Feb 26). It will be a time to celebrate Scouting and all that we have to be thankful for. We encourage every youth and leader and families to join in this service. 

Our theme is “1st“. It is not about being “1st“, but rather, it is about experiencing “1st ‘s”

You can find more information about the service HERE

ACTION REQUIRED 

by end of day Wednesday.
We need every youth, parent and leader to tell us what things you have experienced in Scouting for the first 1st time.
Think hard because we are trying to find over 100 different “1st ‘s” that we have experienced in Scouting.
This will mean that every member has a chance contribute to our service. Don’t be afraid to submit several of your personal “1st ‘s”.

 

Please complete this form and remember to click submit ant the end.

 

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