Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rideau Area Crest - Design Contest!

This is the old style Rideau Area Crest. They were shaped like this, to allow the diamond shaped Council crests to nest in under them. Note the water, and trees - incorporating design elements from our local geography is a great idea!
Scouts Canada uniforms underwent a major overhaul last year, mostly for the better. One of the best parts of the cool uniform newness (in my opinion) are the new iron on badges and crests.

November 27 Meeting.

Regular meeting in the Gym tonight. We have a brand new Beaver to introduce to the Colony too!!

Reminder: Now that it's awesome outside, please remember to bring a *proper* pair of indoor shoes. There is plenty of space in the school foyer to change out of your boots. We have a responsibility to keep the gym clean, and the school has a standing 'no outdoor shoes' policy that applies to us too.

* By proper, please keep in mind that we try to rope off some time every week for a good old run around style game in the gym. Sloppy slide on shoes (i.e. Crocs) provide horrible grip on our gym floor - non marking sneakers are a much better choice.

See you @6:15!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20 Meeting.

Regular meeting in the Gym tonight, see you at 6:15.

As well, just to share an answer to a question that I was asked this week. Please know that parents can hang out with us in the gym to watch any of our regular meetings. If you would like to join us for one of our special activity nights, please let us know in advance - some off site events have attendance numbers booked in advance.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Station 37 Tour - December 3

Instead of our regular meeting in the Gym on December 4th, we will instead be meeting at the neighborhood fire station, for a guided tour of Station 37 on Monday night, December 3rd.

Station 37 is located at 910 Earl Armstrong Road (Google map link) which is right around the corner from St Jerome. Our tour is scheduled to run from 6:30 to 7:30. We have an attendance cap for our tour, so unfortunately parents and siblings will not be able to join us.

UPDATE: Manotick Parade

Edit (Nov. 27): Details were sent to me this morning.

We are to, "Meet at the Manotick Arena between 12:00 and 12:15 PM to decorate float(s), parade departs at 1:00 PM, return should be by 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM."

What to wear? Please dress warm. The only part of the uniform that is required is the necker. Wear your 1st Manotick necker on the outside, so that it is visible.

What to bring? Please bring something to sit on. We will have hay bales set to provide some cushioning, but nothing beats having a warm snugly blanket to keep warm for the duration of the parade.

Please, no throwing candy. In years past, it was common for folks to toss candy to the crowds from the floats. Parade organizers have requested this to stop, for the safety of participants and spectators alike.

Saturday December 1st - please hold the date. I don't have any details yet, but I believe that this is the date of the annual holiday parade in Manotick.

Every year, Scouts of all ages are invited to participate. Beavers alone fill up a couple of floats and celebrate with the entire village as Santa comes to town. I will update this post when details are shared. Ho Ho Ho.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 13 meeting.

Regular meeting in the Gym tonight, see you at 6:15.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Badge Placement

Most Beavers have been provided with a pocketful of badges and crests over the past couple of weeks or so. This post will provide you with a guide as to what goes where on our uniform.

The only difference that you will find, is that our Group (1st Manotick) and Area (Rideau) crests, are a different size and shape. They are also not iron-on either, so you have to sew them on.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6 meeting.

Regular meeting in the Gym tonight, see you at 6:15.