Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Apple Day - Oct 3rd

Our first fundraiser of the year, Apple Day, will be held on October 3rd. This is the first Saturday of Oct. This is one of our major fundraisers, and funds raised from this effort are typically spent on leader training, group equipment and other adminstrative expenses.

Typically, Apple Day consists of the Beavers canvassing the neighbourhood for support for our program. We typically canvass in the morning, and have a BBQ lunch afterwards.

More details will be coming, but please mark your calendar now!

First night - September 15 - Get to Know You

Hello everyone!

Welcome (or welcome back) to A Colony!

Our first regular meeting night will be September 15. As always, we will be meeting at St Jerome School from 6:!5 - 7:15 pm.

You can use the front door to the school, and proceed to the gym, which is just off the main foyer to the left. During wet weather or winter meetings, please leave your wet footwear and jackets in the foyer and not in the gym. However, if you are changing footwear, make sure you bring something to put on your feet in the gym!

Our first night will be themed around "Get to Know You". We will be playing some ice-breaker type games, and get the kids interacting so the new Beavers feel welcome.

For safety reasons, it is necessary that you check your child in and out with a leader. Therefore, as you come in, please look for the leader with the binder to check in. Also, on the way out, please check out with the leader with the binder to ensure we know your child is leaving. If someone other that the parents of the child are picking them up, please ensure we know ahead of time.

Keep watching our blog for up-to-date info on what is happening at Beavers each week. Information will be posted here as a central location for information. If you have any questions, look here for the answers. If the answers are not here, send me an e-mail to and I will post the answer here.

Thanks and see you at the Beaver Dam!

Nick Torrington-Smith

Stuff to get for new Beavers

Hello All! Welcome to A Colony!

If you are new to our colony this year, this is what you need to know to start the year off right!

Beaver uniforms are available at the Scout shop on Baseline Road. Your Beaver will need a vest, hat, necker (scarf) and woggle (the little clip that holds the necker on). There are t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts for sale as well, but these are not mandatory uniform items.

Beavers will not wear their necker or woggle until they are invested into the group formally. During this ceremony, we will present the necker and woggle to your child. Therefore, when you purchase these items, you can bring them the first night and hand them to a leader and we will keep them until we present them to your child on investiture night (currently schedule for the first week of Oct).

We will provide all the badges requried and the tail for the hat.

Scout Blanket
In the past we have been lucky enough to have corporate sponsorship to provice scout blankets for all our Beavers. Uunfortunately this is no longer the case. This year we are investigating some options, but it may not be possible to provide a scout blanket for all our new Beavers. I will let you know conclusively later (our first camp fire will be in Oct). if we are unable to get sponsorship, scout blankets are also available at the Scout Shop. This is not a mandatory item to have, but most Beavers will have one and they are typically used on our camp fire evenings.

That's it! Everything else will be provided throughout the year, or you will be told if there is something special requried for any of our activities.

Have a great year at Beavers!

Registration Night

We will be holding our Fall Registration night at the RideauView Community Centre on September 8th, from 7-8 pm.

Cost for registation is $200 for the year.

Pass the word! Hope to see you there!