Monday, May 31, 2010

All Sections Camp

All sections Camp was great.
We played games, did crafts, Canoed & Fished, sang songs and acted out skits at Campfire
here are a few photos....

Saturday, May 22, 2010

End of Year Party

Don't wear your uniform to the party.  If you have a blue beaver t-shirt, you can wear that, but please leave the hat, vest and necker at home.  That way we will not have a lot of left over uniform parts at the end!

Friday, May 21, 2010

May 25 - End of Year Party

We made it!  We will celebrate the end of another successful year of Beavers by having our party at Fun Junction!  The Beavers will have 2 hours of unlimited play with mini-golf, rock climbing and laser tag!

Fun Junction is located at: 
1399 Triole Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1B 4T4
Phone: (613) 745-1881

This is just off St Laurent Boulevard south of the Queensway.  Here is a map:

The party will start at 6pm and will finish at 8pm.
We will be having pizza and drinks.  The food will not be served until 7 or 7:15, so you may want to give your Beaver a snack before they come.
C Colony will be joining us.  Keeos are welcome to attend, but no siblings please.
Adults that wish to stay are welcome, but I will ask for $5 each to cover the costs (you can join in on the pizza then!).
Here is the permission form, please fill it out and bring it along:
See you there!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 19 - Swim Up


We will be having our Swim Up ceremony with the rest of the 1st Manotick Group this Wednesday, May 19.  Here are the details:

When:  Wednesday, May 19, 6:15 - 8:00 pm.
Where:  Claudette Cain Park (across from Moncion's Independent)
What:  All sections swim up ceremony
Why:  Why not?  But the White tails will be swiming up to cubs!
Who:  Everyone!  Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

There will be a BBQ after the swim up ceremonies.

Our White Tail Beavers will be swimming up to cubs, and offically be "Tender Pads" after this event.  Our White Tails Beavers are:

Alessandro Biscotti
Benjamin Clegg
Gabriel Cousineau
Terry Ennis
Aidan Marshall
Harrison O`Reilly
Julian Royz
Joshua Torrington-Smith
Nicholas Yung

The program will be:

1.  Opening (all sections in turn)
2.  Beavers Swim Up
3.  Cubs Move Up
4.  Scouts Move Up
5.  Leader Recognition
6.  Closing (all sections in turn)
7.  Free BBQ

Hope to see you all there!

Spring Beaveree

Here are some pictures from today's Beaveree.  The kids had a great time.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 15 - Spring Beaveree

Our Colony will be participating in the Rideau Area Spring Beaveree on May 15th, 2010 from 1PM to 4PM. There is NO rain date, but there will be indoor facilities in case of severe inclement weather.

What: Rideau Area Spring Beaveree 2010
Theme: Medieval

Where: Osgoode Village Park & Community Centre  
5660 Osgoode Main Street

Directions here:,+Ottawa,+Ontario&vps=2&sll=45.147109,-75.604263&sspn=0.006629,0.019205&g=5660+Osgoode+Main+Street,+Ottawa,+Ontario&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5660+Osgoode+Main+St,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario+K0A+2W0

Date: Saturday, May 15th 2010

Time: The Beaveree runs from 1:00 PM to approximately 4:00 PM

Please arrive by 12:45 at the latest so that we can gather as a group, register as a group and enter as a group! Pickup time is 4:00 p.m. sharp.

Dress: Please dress for the weather, as the majority of the afternoon will be spent outside.

Food/Snack: Will be provided

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the increasing number of youth with allergies to nut products we ask you to please not bring any nut products in to the Beaveree. Parents of Youth with dietary allergies and/or concerns are responsible for what their child consumes. Address your concerns to your Colony Leaders prior to the event.

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 11 - Water Balloons

We are still planning to use water balloons tonight, although we will be trying to keep the Beavers dry as much as possible (aiming at targets).  However, as we all know, Beavers being Beavers, they will still likely get wet.  You may want to come armed with a towel when you pick up your child.

We will meet in the gym as normal for opening, and then head outside via the back door.  You can pick up your Beavers from the back of the school yard (we will not go back inside if they are wet).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 11 - Water Balloon Night

Tonight we will be having some fun with water balloons.  We will be outside the back of the school (weather permitting!).  If the weather is inclement, we will be inside (and likely not using water balloons!).

Your Beaver will be coming home wet tonight (unless we are inside!)

This will be the last night at the school. 

Scout Trees

Here are our busy Beavers planting trees!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

4 May - Campfire - MOVED INSIDE

Although the weather seemed to be cooperating all day, I am now sitting at home writing this while watching the rain and listening to the thunder outside. It may be just a passing shower, but the weather network does have a thunderstorm warning in place for tonight (40% chance).

I don't want to get out to No'Chimik and get half way through the campfire only to have it start to pour.
The area will also be quite muddy and wet from the rain we had yesterday and today.

All this to say, we will go with our back up option and have an indoor campfire at the school.

See you there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

White tails @ Airport

Recently our White Tails had a good time joining the cubs at the Airport to see the Prime Minister's Plane.  Here they are:

From Airport

May 4 - Campfire at Camp No'Chimik

Tonight we will be having our spring camp fire at Camp No'Chimik.   Meet at No'chimik between 6 - 6:15pm.  We will likely be there a little later than usual, ending around 7:30 - 8:00.  C Colony will be joining us, and there will be a snack (rice krispie square) and juice.

If the weather is not going to cooperate on Tuesday night, we will have the campfire inside at St Jerome School.  Check back to the blog to see where we will be meeting.  If there is a need to change to our inside plan, I will have that info posted no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday Night. 

Here is a map to No'Chimik (5943 Second Line Road, South of Manotick).

From 1st Manotick Beavers Colony A

If the map is a bit small, here are the directions:

From Manotick Main Street - head South
Go through the town of Manotick and turn right onto Century Road.
Go all the way to the end of Century Road
Turn left onto Second Line
Turn Left at No'Chimik (5943) - up the long driveway to the house/barn.
There is a Scouts sign at the end of the driveway.

Go through the swing gate to the parking area.  The parking area may be a bit wet at No'Chimik depending on the weather. If it is, don't go through the gate, and park around the barns and near the house instead. That way noone should get stuck!

After you park, follow the road down to the bottom of the hill.  The campfire pit is to the right in the trees.

See you there!