Scouts

Troop Winter Camp 2017

by on Jan.09, 2017, under Scouts

January 20 – 22, 2017

Everton Scout Camp

Cost $35.00
(Please bring payment to Scouts on Jan. 16)

When Meet in the Church Parking Lot
@6:00pm on Friday, January 20
Departing the camp parking lot at…
11:30am
on Sunday, Jan 22, 2017.
Allow 45 min – 1 hr travel time.
Where Everton Scout Camp. Heasley Hut Cabin. Drop off at Scout Camp Entrance(Lower). Pickup at Scout camp Entrance(Lower).Click here for Map (if you zoom in to the map you can see the camp entrances and cabin locations)
Transportation We will be carpooling from the church parking lot if we have enough drivers (If there are not enough drivers each Scout will be responsible for their own transportation. We will post the status of driver volunteers on the evening of Wednesday, Jan 18)
What You need Printable packing list Here
Accommodations Our cabin is heated with a wood stove.  We also have an adirondak (3-sided log shelter with steel roof and straw floor.) We encourage each youth to come prepared to sleep out in the Adirondak at least one night as this will complete several badge requirements. Toilets are of the outback ‘KYBO’ type.
Meals Eat at home before coming to camp on Friday night. A snack will be provided before leaving the camp on Sunday. Youth will share the cooking of meals. No food is to be brought to camp by any youth.
Medications 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.
Sign up here.
Please complete this form EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT attending camp.

 

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Troop Permit Camp – Nov. 4-6

by on Oct.28, 2016, under Camps, Scouts

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Date: November 4 – 6, 2016.

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 Monday, October 31st.

Cost: $55.00 payment due on or before Thursday, Nov. 3 (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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Troop Outing & Investitures 2016

by on Oct.16, 2016, under Scouts

October 17th, 2016

Camp Mohawk

Cook Out and Investiture.

Scouts will meet at the church at 6:10 to car pool to Camp Mohawk. (Volunteer Drivers are required)

 

We will be cooking our supper over the fire so Scouts, don’t eat before you come.

We will also be investing our new Scouts. The investiture ceremony will take place at 8:15.
All parents, but especially those that have youth being invested, are welcome to witness the ceremony at 8:15.

This link will show you how to get to Scout Camp Mohawk, in the Bridgeport area of Kitchener. Click Here

Full Uniforms are required for all but make sure that you have a jacket as it will likely be cool.

What to bring?
-a mug
-a small flashlight
-a camp chair
Parents might want a camera.

Weather???
Our meeting will proceed rain or shine so be prepared to be outside, with your uniform underneath appropriate outerwear, regardless of the weather. If it is really foul at 6:15pm, your leadership team will decide whether we change the location to the church. Please remember that Scouts do “Camp in the Rain”.

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Email Distribution Lists

by on Oct.02, 2016, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

The 24th Kitchener Scouting Family uses Email Distribution lists to communicate with the members of each section.  This is the “tool” that Scouters of Beaver, Cub and Scout leaders use to relay important information about programs and events to our youth’s families.

If you have not signed up specifically for this you will not be receiving emails from your section leaders.  Please Sign Up NOW.

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Click the envelope to sign up now!

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Fall 2016 Start Up Dates

by on Sep.11, 2016, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

First meetings of the new Scouting Year are…

  • Beaver Scouts
    • Tiny Tooth – Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 – 6:30 – 7:30
    • Tail Flappers – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 – 6:30 – 7:30
  • Cub Scouts – Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 – 7:00 – 8:30
  • Scouts – Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 – 7:00 – 8:45

Group Committee  Wednesday, Sept 28 – 7:30 – 9:00  (4th Wednesday of each month)

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Fall Camp and Registration

by on Aug.18, 2016, under Beavers, Camps, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Fall Camp and Fall Registration information is now on-line.

Registration Here

Fall Camp Here

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24th Kitchener at North Waterloo Awards Night

by on Jun.07, 2016, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Tonight, 18 awards were awarded to 24th Kitchener Scouters.
The awards ranged from a 5 year service pin to a Medal of Merit.
Area Commissioner, Shawn Frederick and 24th Commissioner, David White where on hand for the presentations.

Awards Night

Left Back to Right Front: Scouters Brian, Bud, Teresa, Jim, Shawn, Peter, Margot, Larry, & David.

Here is a list of all the awards received by 24th Kitchener Scouters:

Milestone Awards

  • Samantha King – 5 years of Service
  • Brian Donaldson – 10 years of Service
  • Dianne Miehm – 10 years of Service
  • Julie Feledi – 15 years of Service
  • Sandra Hattle – 20 years of Service

Medal Of Good Service

  • Teresa Carse
  • Brian Donaldson
  • Dennis Feledi
  • Julie Feledi
  • Blair Morrow
  • Sandy Sichewski
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • Margot White

Bar to Medal of Good Service

  • Russell (Bud) Adams
  • Lawrence (Larry) Conrad
  • Holger Fischer
  • Sandra Hattle

Medal of Merit

  • James (Jim) Carse

Bar to Medal of Merit

  • Peter Miller

Congratulations to all the award winners!

 

 

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Spring Registration – 2016 – 2017

by on May.23, 2016, under Beavers, Camps, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Spring Registration Evening

on

Wednesday, June 8th

from

6:30 to 8:00 pm.

(Drop-in style)

At this time you will be able to pre-register for Beavers, Cubs, and/or Scouts and reserve your spot for next year before it opens up to the public in the Fall.

Costs

Scouts Canada Registration Fee 24th Family Fundraising Subsidy Dues Total
Registration of 1 Member $185.00 $50.00 $35.00 $270.00
Registration of 2 Members 2x  $185.00= $370. 00 $50.00 2x $35.00= $70.00 $490.00
Registration of 3 Members 3x $185.00= $555.00 $50.00 3x $35.00= $105.00 $710.00
Please inquire at treasurer@24th.ca for possible deferred payments if required.
Please don’t let financial constraints prevent your participation.
Need more answers? inquire at commissioner@24th.ca

Note: Members registering for the first time have the added benefit of starting now with membership that lasts for 15 months.

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End of Year Event – Info and sign-up

by on May.05, 2016, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

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It will be like nothing 24th has ever done before!

 

Saturday June 4, 2016.

For our end-of-the-year event, the 24th Scouting Group is planning a short paddling adventure on the Grand River (in a shallow, calm part of the river) followed by a pot-luck and BBQ.  There are 2 parts to the End of the Year Event:

  • the Paddle portion is from 9:15- 12 noon

and the

  • BBQ portion is from 12:30ish – 2:30ish.

Please use the Register form below to sign-up for either or both parts of this event.

The PADDLE:

Those that are renting equipment:

Canoeing the Grand has a small parking lot and requires participants to carpool.  Participants will meet Scouter Paul at the Moose Lodge (655 Wabanaki Dr.) by 9:15am.  As soon as a vehicle has 4 or more people inside, it will travel to Canoeing the Grand (3734 King St E).  All participants must check-in at Canoeing the Grand at 9:45am sharp for lifejacket and paddle-sizing.  The shuttle leaves the outfitter at 10am.

Those that are bringing their own equipment:

Those who are bringing their own canoe, life jackets and paddles should meet Scouter Jen at the access point by 10am and be unloaded and out of the way before the shuttle arrives. We will meet at the M.R. Good Family Trailway parking lot at the end of Otterbein Rd.  Follow Ottawa St. east as far as it goes. Jog north onto Keewatin, then east again onto Misty St. Near the end of Misty, you’ll go south on a dirt road until you get to the parking area with the M. R. Good Trailway sign.

EVERYONE:

We will receive paddling instructions at the access point, do a group photo together, and then travel down the river in small groups.

The Paddle will take about 1.5 hours.  We should be back at the Outfitter by about 12 noon.

 

The BBQ:

After our paddle we will have a potluck BBQ and advancement ceremony at

  • Moose Lodge, 655 Wabanaki Dr. (See Map Below)
    (At the back of the parking lot behind the Lodge)

Families that are joining us only for the BBQ should arrive at the Moose Lodge around 12:30.
Bring camp/lawn chairs if you want to sit down.

Register – Click Here

If you have any questions after completing the form, email party@24th.ca

Cost

Each boat has 2 seats for paddlers, and room on the floor in the middle for 2-3 small kids or 1 older youth or adult. There are also leaders attending that have extra room in the middle of their boat for a child or two. To get this discounted rate, we are required to make one group payment. Please pay your section Scouters ahead of time.

A whole boat is $45

  • Share a canoe with another family & split the cost for $22.50 per family. (1 adult & 1 youth ea.)
  • A child attending without a parent and would like to paddle in a canoe is $20 each
  • A child attending without a parent, sits in the middle and enjoys the ride is $5 each
  • There is no cost if you bring your own boat, life jackets, & paddles.

(Transport Canada approved PFD’s must be worn by all participants at all times while at, on or in the water.)

Click Here for a map of the route and locations.

A – Put-in

B – Moose Lodge

C – Canoeing the Grand – Outfitter

Yellow Line  – route on Grand River

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Troop Camp – DIBC 2016

by on Apr.24, 2016, under Scouts

DIBC25badge250May 6 – 8, 2016.

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 27 years. The 24th has been participating in DIBC for 24 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 6, 2016 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 12:30pm. (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 2, 2016.

NEW 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 2, 2016.

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 FORM IS NOW CLOSED

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