Thursday, October 7, 2010

Popcorn Fundraiser - Ends Nov 2nd

Our Popcorn fundraiser has begun and there are a few things to point out

A Colony will supplement the available prizes by

  • providing a Lego toy to the largest seller in A Colony
  • providing a Lego toy to one participant by random draw
Details of the prizes available from Scouts Canada National and Council can be found here ....see Prize Matrix

Popcorn Fundraising ends on 2nd of November where all forms must be returned to 'Malak'

Investiture Night- Campfire at Nochimik

On Oct 12th we will be having our fall 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 7-45.  C Colony will be joining us, and there will be a snack (rice krispie square) and hot chocolate.

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. Because there will be a lot of people it would be especially appreciated by the owners of the camp if we can Carpool. Please do your best to accomodate this.

See you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lodge Night - Oct 5

Lodge night will be centered around splitting the kids into "Lodges", or smaller groups within the colony. Many activities we do (i.e. crafts) are better managed in smaller groups. Your child will be assigned to a lodge, select their lodge badge which will be provided next week at investiture (which is sewn on the pocket of the Beaver vest).

Typically we have an activity where they create a lodge flag and some games to work together with their new lodge buddies.

We will also be working on the Beaver law, motto and promise, which your child needs to know to be invested into the colony. (Don't worry too much, we typically help them out with this. They don't need to have it memorized!).