Sunday, February 28, 2010

March 2 - Pirate Night

Aarrrgh, me Beavers!  Tonight will be pirate night! 
Come out to see if you are brave enough to walk the plank!

Normal time and place!  See you there, if you dare!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Saturday February 27 - Winter Beaveree

This Saturday is our annual Winter Beaveree.  For those that have indicateed they are attending, here are the details:

What: Rideau Area Winter Beaveree 2010
Theme: “Olympics”
Where: Greely Legion - 8021 Mitch Owens Rd (near Anderson Rd, East of Bank St.) 822-1451
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: The Beaveree runs from 1:00 PM to approximately 4:00 PM.  Please arrive by 12:45 to get organized.  Pickup time is 4:00 p.m. sharp.
Dress: Please dress for the weather as the majority of the afternoon will be spent outside.  There is no rain date, and the weather indicates it will be wet!

Cost: The cost for the Beaveree is as follows for those yet to pay:

Beavers - $5.00 (includes registration, craft, activities, and crest)
Accompanying Parents - $1.00
Extra crests are available at a cost of $2.00 each.

Food/Snack: Will be provided

For those still needing to hand in the form, you can find it here:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 23 - Olympics

To celebrate the Olympics, we will be having our own competition.

Beavers will be competing in their lodges in the following events:

1.  Food Can Drive - in honor of Canned Food month, we will be collecting canned goods at our meeting this week to donate to the food bank.  The lodge that brings in the most will win the gold!

2.  Beanbag Curling

3.  Hockey Shootout

4.  Biathlon

5.  Mystery event

Who will win the medals?  Come out and see!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tax receipts

The Beaver program is eligible for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit!  Tax receipts were handed out on Feb 9.  If you did not get yours, please ask for it from Chatter (Nick Torrington-Smith) at the next meeting.

Milk Bag Project - Request for help

Lauren Eckert, one of our Scouts, has taken on a project making milk bag sleeping mats for 3rd World children. The washable mats repel bugs, and provide an alternative to sleeping on the damp and bare ground. They are made from the plastic of the outer milk bag, which holds the three smaller clear bags inside. It takes approximately 250 milk bags to create a sleeping mat.

Could you please save your “outer milk bags” and give them to Ringtail (Guy L'Anglias) at our regular meetings.  See for more details.

February 16 - Baden Powell Night

Lord Baden Powell Night

Time: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00PM  (Note change in times)

Location: St. Jerome’s School gym

Every year Scout groups around the world celebrate Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell’s birthday on February 22nd. The 1st Manotick Scout Group invites all scouting members, parents and family to join us in an evening of celebration. All of the scouting sections will be present from Beavers to Venturers and each section will be acting out a skit or song, around the “indoor campfire”. Cake*, and drinks will round off the evening.

¬Proposed schedule:

6:00 – Youth to be in their sections & full uniform for opening
6:10 – Traditional section openings, starting with Beavers
6:20 – Introduction & welcome (Allen Holtz, Chairperson of 1st Manotick)
6:25 – “Baden Powell explained”, by special guest Rod Wilson, board member of Scouts Canada.
6:35 – Special service awards to volunteer leaders
6:45 – Section skits / songs, starting with Beavers
7:20 – Closing of evening events
7:30 – Serving of cake*, and drinks
8:00 – Venturers to commence gym clean-up

* Please note that it is impossible to guarantee the cake(s) will be completely free of nuts, dairy and other products, so Mr. Christie cookies will be available at a separate table for allergy affected youth. If you have any concerns or questions please contact your section leader.

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 9 - Skating

We will be going to Steve MacLean School to skate on the outdoor rink.
Bring your skates!  Helmets are mandatory.

Hot chocolate will be served.  Dress for the weather, this is rain or shine (or snow!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 3 - White Tail Beavers invited to Cubs

This is a reminder that our White Tail Beaver have been invited to join A Pack Cubs this week during their annual Cub Car rally.

When: Wednesday Feb 3; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Bernard Grand Maitre School

What: Annual Cub Car Rally. Bring your beaver buggies that you made last week to race against the cubs. If you have an older sibling in cubs who has an older car, perhaps you might want to race with that one. There will be some extra Cub Cars available if required.

This is an excellent linking opportunity for the older Beavers to get a glimpse of what they can expect when they swim up to cubs next year. Wear your Beaver uniform.

I will be there as well. Hope to see you!