Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26, 2012

Regular meeting in the Gym tonight folks. We'll be having a very short (i.e. our last 10 mins) investiture ceremony tonight for our new beavers.

See you in the Gym :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Beaveree - April 27.

The Rideau Area Spring Beaveree
Saturday, April 27, 2013
1:00 PM to 4:15 PM
At the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Hey Everyone, the plan is in place for the Spring Beaveree. There is a "Letter to Parents" that I have copied below.

We need to confirm our leadership ratio's and attendance numbers for this event by April 14 - I will have a dedicated sign up form on our weekly meeting sign in/out clipboard along with a cash envelope for payment.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Our Colony will be participating in the Rideau Area Spring Beaveree on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  There is NO rain date, but it will be mostly taking place indoors. If your Beaver wishes to attend, be sure to sign up with your Colony Leaders.  Parents are welcome to participate but we ask that siblings not attend due to space limitations.

    What:        Rideau Area Spring Beaveree 2013

    Theme:    Beavers can Fly!

    Where:     Canada Aviation and Space Museum – 11 Aviation Parkway

    Date:          Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time:     1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.  
    Please arrive by 12:45 so we can gather as a group & register!  Pickup time is 4:00 p.m.
Dress:    While the majority will be spent indoors, there is one outdoor activity. Please dress for appropriately.

Cost:    The cost for the Beaveree is as follows and should be paid to your group representative in advance on or before April 12, 2013.  We need to know how many are expected in order to purchase the correct amount for craft & snack.  

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

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.

Spring update

Just a couple of quick things to communicate, to keep everyone on the same page.

May 21 is our last Colony meeting. We will also have an end of year party of sorts that we'll talk more about shortly.

I would also ask that you please make sure that your Beaver does not bring anything extra to our weekly meetings. When one little guy has a favorite hot wheel car, or lego man, or whatever extra something in hand to fiddle with .....it creates a distraction.

We're also noticing the energy level in the room is increasing, might be the time change or shifting seasons. We're going to try to plan more active games to take advantage of that vibe, most of our recent sit down games and crafts have lost focus quickly. Beavers are busy, we'll do more busy too.

This Tuesday, we're also going to have a small investiture ceremony for our 3 new Beavers (John, Noah, and Cameron) and 2 leaders. We'll run through our Law, Promise and Motto as a group as well.

To our White tails, I've reached out to our local Cub pack to see if we can get some more linking activities in the calendar as well.

 ...........are any of you on Facebook? I shared a picture of our beaver buggies night with Scouts Canada, and they shared it too!! Fun to see our little guys efforts recognized.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

Spring has sprung!! Tonight we'll be celebrating the beginning of spring, in the regular gym at the regular time.

(Note: please hold off on looking outside while reading this. Trust me, it's spring on Wednesday).

Tax receipts will be available tonight as well.

See you tonight.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Break

No Beavers tonight, enjoy the break.

I'll have your tax receipts prepared this week, sorry for the delay.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013

See you in the gym tonight folks. Please be sure to send indoor shoes along with your Beaver tonight - we'll be setting up a relay/obstacle course tonight. Should be fun!

NOTE: No beavers next week. Enjoy the break!