Sunday 12 May 2013


This week we will be fishing from Long Island Locks on Tuesday at 6:15.  Please have your beaver bring their own fishing rod and hooks.  We will provide the worms.  Parent participation would be welcome.

After the Mer Bleu Bog walk Hiking badges were distributed but I believe I missed some Beavers.  If your Beaver didn't receive a Hiking badge please ask me for one on Tuesday.



Monday 29 April 2013


Our meeting this week will be a campfire No'chimik at the regular time (18:15).  

Parents are welcome to stay. The event will happen at Camp No'Chimik. If you have never been to No'Chimik, it is located about 10 minutes south of Manotick at 5943 Second Line Road (Google Maps link). Here is a PDF prepared by a local Scouts troop that will get you there too (Note: Driving from Riverside South will not start from Hunt Club, instead you will head through Manotick and connect to Bankfield or Century Roads). If it helps, This link will provide Google Map directions from Moncion's to No'Chimik.

TIP: There is a "Scouts Canada" sign on the 3rd lane past the bridge over the creek. That's the spot.

What should you bring? We're outside, and sometimes the ground at No'Chimik is quite soft. 

Schedule Update
It turns out that the Swim Up Ceremony is a week later then originally planned.  Also there is no tree planting this year.

Here is the updated schedule:
May 25th - May 26th - All Sections camp - more details to come

April 30th - Camp fire
May 7th - Fishing at Long Island locks
May 14th - Outdoor meeting at Claudette Cain Park
May 22nd - Swim up 

Sunday 21 April 2013

End of year schedule

Here are the dates for the rest of the meetings for this year along with a few other events that will be occurring.

April 27th - Spring Beaveree - Aviation and Space Museum
May 4th - Scout Trees - in Riverside South more details to come
May 25th - May 26th - All Sections camp - more details to come

April 23rd - Mer Bleue hike
April 30th - Camp fire
May 7th - Fishing at Long Island locks
May 14th - Swim up 

Saturday 20 April 2013

April 23 - Mer Bleue hike

Together with both other local Beaver Colonies, we'll be meeting at the Mer Bleue Conservation area  , for our nature walk in this incredible local ecosystem.

Please dress appropriately, we'll be out there rain or shine. We'll be following a 1 km walking trail that is made up of mostly wooden boardwalk, though rain boots are highly recommended. As it is a bit of a distance from our neighborhood, we encourage parents and siblings to join us too.

On your commute to Mer Bleue next week, can I ask that you please reinforce to your Beaver a couple of very important rules that we must adhere to:
  • We absolutely must stay on the trails. This area is a protected wetland that is home to many endangered species. As most of the low growth vegetation is still quite dormant, and leaf cover is sparse, it is tempting for little guys to venture off the well marked trails - Please reinforce to your Beaver that this is not to be tolerated.
  • The buddy system. We'll be a large group (3 local Beaver Colonies, and associated siblings, leaders and parents) and to reduce the risk of your kiddo experiencing an unplanned solo survival sleepover .... we'll be pairing up our Colony.

Here is the location in Google Maps

Sunday 14 April 2013

Important Notes

This weeks meeting is at St FX at 18:15 as per usual.

Schedule for the rest of the year

Please find below the schedule for the rest of the year.  We have decided to end on May 14th as there are summer activities (ie. soccer) that start the following week and there were conflicts with our regular Tuesday meeting.

Apr 16th - St FX Program Night 
Apr 23rd - Hike
Apr 30th - Campfire at No'Chimik
May 7th - Fishing at Long Island
May 14th - Swim Up Ceremony

Lost Uniform Parts

Some Beavers have lost hats, neckers and vests.  If you have any extra uniform parts could you please return them to a leader?

Also could you please look at your sons uniform components and see if there is another Beavers name written on the inside tag?

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Transportation Night 1

This week starts a two part theme on transportation.

The White Tails will be meeting at St. Jerome in the gym at 18:15.  They will be constructing a wooden vehicle that they will be able to take home.  Two of our leaders will be present.

The Brown and Blue tails will be meeting at St. Francis Xavier at 18:15.  They will be constructing a car which will be used the following week at our Drive In Theater Night.  It is important that the Brown and Blue tails bring a cardboard box large enough to sit in.

Monday 18 March 2013

Beaver Buggy Night 1

Tuesday we will be meeting at St. FX at 18:15 as per normal.

We will be constructing and decorating Beaver buggies on Tuesday night.  "Race Night" will be the following week.

If there are any parents that are available to help out it would be greatly appreciated.