Year End Party at the Church

Posted by on Jun.01, 2019, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

With the forecast saying thundershower for our party time we are moving to the church for our fun.    See you there from 2:00 until 5:30

Please bring a board game/ lawn game if you have one.

 

During play time ( 2 – 3:15) there will be activities to explore:

Outside:  – Big bubbles

                – walking the labyrinth

                – lawn games  (bring one if you have one!)

                 – Frisbee, balls

                

 Upstairs –  Board games  (bring your favourite)

                 – arts and crafts

                 – balloon fun

 

Gym      –   dodge ball

             –    hockey with poodle noodles and balloon

 

  

At 3;15, it is cleanup time and meet in the Sanctuary for a brief ceremony.

After the ceremony we will enjoy our potluck downstairs.

 

See you there!  

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DIBC – 2019

Posted by on May.01, 2019, under Scouts, Uncategorized

DORCHESTER INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD CAMPOREE 

May 10 – 12, 2019.

 

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 30 years. The 24th Scout Troop has been participating in DIBC for 27 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 10, 2019 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 6, 2019.

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 6, 2019.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Elgin Road is closed for construction north of the 401.  As this is the usual exit we take, we will now have to exit the 401 at the previous exit – Putnam Road, go north, turn left on Breen Road and then left on Hamilton Road.  The map linked above reflects this change.

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.

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczmUT8hMqIATVkzw8opePFrLYayc7W1wdj4HJTTqtjftTDdA/viewform?usp=send_form

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50th Annual Pancake Day

Posted by on Apr.22, 2019, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

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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Scout’s Annual Spring Food Drive – 2019

Posted by on Apr.07, 2019, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

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 15th
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 14th – 10am – 12noon
  • Monday, April 15th between 6pm and 9pm.
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Scout Week Celebration Service 2019

Posted by on Feb.18, 2019, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts, Venturers

Click the picture for all the information.

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Troop January Camp 2019

Posted by on Jan.06, 2019, under Camps, Scouts

January 11 – 13, 2019

Mount Nemo Scout Camp

This is a new camp location for our Troop but it is about the same travel time from Kitchener.

Cost $35.00
(Please bring payment to Scouts on Jan. 7 or When leaving for camp)

When Meet in the Church Parking Lot
@6:00pm on Friday, January 11
Departing the camp parking lot at…
11:30am
on Sunday, Jan 13, 2019.
Allow 45 min – 1 hr travel time.
 Where Mount Nemo is a 148 acre Scout Camp located 3 km north of Burlington, Ontario near the foot of the Niagara Escarpment. 

4284 2nd Sideroad, Burlington, ON

Find Map Here

Coordinates
43.425742,-79.851618
Transportation We will be carpooling from the church parking lot.  Please indicate how you can help on the sign-up form.
What You need Printable packing list Here
Accommodations Our cabin is heated.   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 Cook-out & Investitures

Posted by on Sep.30, 2018, under Scouts, Uncategorized

October 1st, 2018

Camp Mohawk

Cook Out and Investiture.

Scouts will meet at the church at 6:00pm to car pool to Camp Mohawk. (Volunteer Drivers may be required)

We will return to the church at 9pm

 

You will be cooking your supper over a fire so Scouts don’t need to 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 are prepared for the weather.

What to bring?
-plate, knife, fork
-a small flashlight
-a camp chair

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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Apple Day Info Available On-Line

Posted by on Sep.24, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Fundraising, Group, Scouts

Be Sure to check the Apple Day 2018 information available here!

APPLE DAY 2018

Don’t forget to sign up.

 

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Changes to Scouts Canada’s procedure for “Refunds” and “No One Left Behind (NOLB)” support

Posted by on May.04, 2018, under Beavers, Cubs, Group, Scouts

Previously if you wanted a registration fee refund or support through the No One Left Behind (NOLB) program, you  were to e-mail either
nolb@scouts.ca or
refunds@scouts.ca .
These requests with all the other requests that come in to the Online Service Centre (OSC) have to be triaged, (separated by type and region of Canada) so as to get the requests to the right person in the right place.  The automation in the new procedure will:

  • free up people who triage,
  • speed response time, and
  • capture more information up front.

With the new procedure, if you e-mail either of those addresses you will get a response something like

Hello

Thank you for your email.

As we have moved to a new process to help streamline subsidy requests, this email address is no longer being monitored.

To begin your subsidy application, please use the online submission form here: https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/requests/new

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

It starts with Scouts!

 

Thanks

The Computer That’s A Scouter

The new procedure is:

  • go to https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/requests/new , or
  • go to http://MyScouts.ca select the “Support” link in the small banner at the very top of the page which will take you to http://help.scouts.ca and then select the “Submit a Request” link in the upper right hand part of the page, or
  • go directly to https://help.scouts.ca and then select the “Submit a Request” link in the upper right hand part of the page, or
  • go to http://24th.ca and select the “Submit a Scouts Canada Request … “ link at the bottom of the page. It will take you directly to the “Submit a Request” form.

Once you get to the new request submission form you can enter:

  • your e-mail address if you are not logged in
  • a short subject title, e.g “Request for Joey Doe”
  • a description e.g. “I would like to get a refund of Joey’s fee for registration with the 24th Kitchener
  • a support type that has a dropdown list that includes:
    • Refund Requests, and
    • Subsidies (No One Left Behind)
  • a region specification that has a dropdown list, select: “Ontario – Central”

then press “submit”

 

Yours in Scouting
David White
Group Commissioner
24th Kitchener Scouting Family

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