DIBC – 2017

Posted by on Apr.30, 2017, under Scouts


May 12 – 14, 2017.




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/


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.


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.


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.)


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.


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

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.


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.


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


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.


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Pancake Day 2017

Posted 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.



24th Scout Troop FamiliesPlease sign up here!


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April 2017 Overnight Hike

Posted 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.

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.


Check back as we will add more details here.



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Food Drive 2017

Posted 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

Posted 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


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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Troop Winter Camp 2017

Posted 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…
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

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


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

Posted 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.

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

Posted 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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