Monday 3 December 2012


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. 

Monday 26 November 2012

Mini-Putt Night

This week Beavers is at our regular time and location.  The Beavers will be setting up a mini-putt course and trying it out!

Our last meeting for 2012 will be December 11th.  We will be starting up again on January 8th.  If you would like to see our upcoming events please refer to the calendar found on our blog.

Saturday 10 November 2012


Tuesdays meeting will be at St. Francis Xavier High-school at 18:15.  This weeks theme is Remembrance.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Claudette Cain Park

This weeks meeting is at the regular time (Tuesday @ 18:15-17:15) however we will be meeting in the parking lot of Claudette Cain Park.  We will be doing some fun outdoor activities in the park.

Please have your beaver wear light coloured, warm clothing (preferably with reflective strips).  Also flashlights are a must!  

Saturday 27 October 2012

Halloween party

This weeks meeting is at St. Francis Xavier and will be our annual Halloween Party.  The Beavers are encouraged to wear their costumes but please do not let them bring any weapons or masks.  There will be a lot of running around and we don't want anyone getting hurt!

New Area Crest

A competition has started to develop a new area crest.  If you or your child wishes to submit a design please forward it to us by December 20th, 2012.

Here is the Contest Form:  Form

Here are the specifications:  Specificatons

Thursday 18 October 2012

Campfire Pictures

All Sections Activity Day

2012 Rideau Area All Sections Activity Day
Saturday 27 October 2012

Andy Shields Park - Greely

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our Section will be participating in the Rideau Area All Sections Activity Day on October 27, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  There is NO rain date. If your Youth wishes to attend, be sure to sign up with your Section Leaders.  Parents are encouraged to participate but we ask that siblings not be included due to space limitations.  If your beaver is planning on attending please respond to this message by Saturday as that is the deadline for registration.

                What:                    4th Annual Rideau Area All Sections Activity Day 2012

                Theme:                 ”SPIES”

                Where:                 Andy Shields Park, Greely Old Prescott Hwy
(south of Parkway on Old Prescott Hwy after lights.)

                Date:                      Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time:                     10:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM 
                                Please arrive by 9:45 AM at the latest so that we can gather as a group, register as a group and enter as a group!  Pickup time is 4-4:30 p.m.
                Dress:                   Please dress for the weather as the event will be held outside.
                                                PLEASE WEAR GROUP NECKERCHIEF.

Cost:                     The cost for the Activity Day is as follows and MUST BE paid to your group representative in advance by October 12, 2012.

·         $5.00 (includes registration, snack, activities, craft, fire permit, kybos and crest)
·         Accompanying Parents - $5.00
·         Extra crests are available at a cost of $2.00 each.

Food/Snack:       Crystal drinks will be served during the day. Snacks will be provided to all groups at the start of the event.

Allergy Notice:   This is a nut-free scouting event. Should your youth have any food allergies that are specific to the menu, they will then be required to bring their own lunch.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the increasing number of youth with allergies, we ask you to please do not bring any food in to the event (except for those relating to the menu).  Parents of Youth with dietary allergies and/or concerns are responsible for what their child consumes.  Address your concerns to your Section Leaders prior to the event.

Saturday 13 October 2012

The Home Depot Night

This weeks meeting will be on Tuesday from 18:00-18:45.  We will be going to the South Keys Home Depot.  The Beavers will learn about workshop safety and each Beaver will have the opportunity to build a do-it-yourself kit.  The workshop is relatively small therefore parents will not be able to participate.

When you arrive at Home Depot, head to the back of the store to the training room which is located beside the bathrooms.

Friday 5 October 2012

Apple Day





Parents/Leader and 2-4 youth will be given maps for selected street(s), instructions and apples for youth to request donations in support of Manotick scouting activities.  We are not selling apples but asking for donations and giving an apple as a thank you.
Groups are requested to return to assembly area with donations collected by 11:30 am

Thursday 4 October 2012

Investiture Campfire

Tuesday October 9th is an important date for your young Beaver, it is our 1st Manotick 2012 Beavers Investiture campfire. For those not familiar with Investiture, this link will explain what to expect. We plan to arrive at 6PM, and want to get the ceremony underway by 6:30.. We'll be done at 7:30, and will provide a hot chocolate and a snack for the walk back to the car (Please bring a mug!).

We'll be outside (Hopefully, if it rains we'll reschedule), and all three 1st Manotick Beaver Colonies will be in attendance......there should be close to 60 Beavers taking part.

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 I bring? We're outside, and sometimes the ground at No'Chimik is quite soft. Rubber boots might be a good idea, though outdoor shoes should be fine. Parents will want to bring lawn-chairs for yourself and siblings, and we strongly recommend flashlights. The sun sets early and the walk back to the car could be dark. Bring a mug too, we'll have hot chocolate and rice-krispie snacks for all.

What about my Beaver? Please bring your beaver in full uniform, we'll be formally welcoming them into their Colony. It would be a good idea to practice the Law, Promise, and Motto too, we've been working on these during our meetings, they are a part of the investiture ceremony. It's not uncommon for beavers to bring  along a campfire blanket too, to keep warm.

Can I carpool? Yes, please do. Parking shouldn't be a problem, but less cars making the round trip the better.

Don't forget your camera, we'll see you at No'Chimik on Tuesday.

Monday 24 September 2012

2nd Annual Neighborhood Cleanup

The 2nd annual neighborhood cleanup will be occurring on September 29th, part of
their 'Cleaning the Capital' initiative.. Like last year, the Riverside South Beaver Colonies are
gathering in Mountain Meadows park to clean up a years worth of trash
and debris that's messing up our park..

Who? - Manotick Beaver Colonies
What? - Clean Mountain Meadows Park, and surroundings.
Were? - Mountain Meadows Park, parking lot (Off of Spratt).
When? - Saturday September 29, for one hour between 10AM and 1PM
Why? - Caring and Sharing

Participation, We ask for one (1) hour of your time .......and we're
operating from 10am through to 1PM, this provides lots of options for
families to fit in hockey, birthday parties, and other commitments.
This flexible We plan was a smash hit last year, with fantastic
participation through the day. We hope for the same again this year.

This event is not a drop off event.  At least one parent is required to stay with their child.  This is because although there will be Scout Leaders at the park through out the duration of the event it is not possible for us to ensure there is a D Colony leader present at all times due to family obligations that day.

Saturday 22 September 2012

Our first meeting was a great success.  The boys made name tags and it would be appreciated if you could have them wear these name tags at least for the first few meetings until we get to know everyone's name.

Our next meeting will be at our regular time and location (St. Francis Xavier, Tuesday September 25th at 18:15) .  It will be Lodge Night which means we will be breaking the boys into smaller groups that will be used to help facilitate various activities throughout the year.

In order to ensure everyone's safety can you please discuss with your child that they are not allowed to climb on the stage or turn out the lights.  This is a reoccuring problem from last year and we don't want anyone to get hurt.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Popcorn Sales

Popcorn sales have started for this year.  We need all orders to be submitted by October 16th.

Monday 10 September 2012

2012 Introduction Message

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to Scouting! We are excited that your child is registered as a Beaver with us this year in the 1st Manotick D Colony.  Our first meeting this year will be on September 18th (see below for location and time). Please keep this document handy – it contains important information for your child’s year in Scouting.

Contacts/Web Sites:
Main Colony Email Address:
Group/Section web site:
Scouts Canada’s web site:

Please note that all communications will be posted on our Blog.  It is in your best interest to submit your email address on the blog as a “Follower” so that you receive all of our communications with parents.  

Regular Meeting Location and Time:
Location:  St. Francis Xavier Highschool
Time:  Tuesdays 18:15-19:15
Please note: This location is where most meetings will occur. When meetings and events are held at other locations, we will inform you when and where, as well as of any specific clothing or equipment required. Leaders will use appropriate communication methods to ensure that all parent/guardians receive information in a timely manner. Parents are responsible for transporting and/or arranging for transport of their children to and from Scouting activities.

As part of the Beaver program, your child will be involved in many activities including:

  • Nature walks and hikes
  • An overnight camp (with one parent)
  • Community Events (such as tree planting)
  • Games and sports
  • Crafts
  • Storytelling and playacting
  • Beaverees (All area Beavers meet for a day of activities)
  • Fund Raising (eg. Scout Popcorn, Selling Apples)
  • Winter events (eg. Sledding, Skating)

If you have any concerns or issues regarding your child’s ability to participate in any of these activities, please discuss them with the leadership team. To ensure that your child fully benefits from Scouts Canada’s program, it is important that you equip your child (to the best of your ability) according to the activity description provided by us.

Here are a few resources that will be of use to you:
A Parent’s Guide to Beavers  
Scouts Canada’s Program Standards for Beavers
How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

Information Updates:
You have already filled out the Scouts Canada Participant Profile/Emergency Procedures form. This is a very important tool we use to create a program to best meet your child’s needs.
Please remember that it’s your responsibility to update the Colony leadership team regarding:
- any medical status change that your child’s leaders would need to know in case of an emergency
- if emergency contact information changes.
Your co-operation is appreciated by the leadership team. If you have any questions or would like to help out in some capacity, please speak with one of us.

Monday 4 June 2012

Early Registration

Registration until June 12th is $185.00.  After June 12th the price goes up to $200.00.  

Please make cheques out to "Scouts Canada 1st Manotick D Colony". 

Registration is at the Community Centre in Riverside South on June 4.  

Youth Form:

If you wish to be a Leader next year, now is the time to start the process
If your Beaver Scout did register in June and decided to not come back, you will have till Sept 25th area to get a full refund.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Fishing at Long Island Locks

Theme: Fishing at Long Island Locks
When: Tuesday May 22nd, 6::15 PM to 7:15 PM
Where: Long Island Locks
What to bring:
  1. Life Jacket - mandatory ( we will have enough for all)
  2. Fish rod - please bring extra's if you have them.
  3. Bug spray - optional
Details: This will be our last meeting of the year. We are going to take the Beavers fishing at the locks at Long Island. Long Island is just out side of River Side South.  This will be a rain or shine event. We will need parental help with this event, at least for baiting hooks and such. I have a few extra fishing rods that can be used. If you have any extra rods please bring them. I did this a few years ago with cubs and they caught a few fish. So hopefully, the beavers can top that


Paper work:
Registration papers and money can be dropped off ($185)
Payment for All sections camp can be dropped off ($22/person, $44 for beaver and parent)
Payable to - "Scouts Canada 1st Manotick D Colony"

Manotick Scouts Spring All Sections Camp

Theme:  Robin Hood - High Medieval times
Date:  10 AM Saturday, May 26th to Noon Sunday, May 27th
$22/person plus the following charges:

Park entrance for youth:  $1.25
Park entrance for adult:  $4.75
Park entrance for senior:  $3.75
Vehicle:  $3.75

What to Bring
- Plate, Cup, Cutlery, don't think you need a bowl
- Water bottle (up to you)
- Swim suit (up to you)
- Please no game systems for the kids
- Uniform - not sure if this is needed
- There will be canoes there for your use
- Rain suit - may rain on Sunday morning

Camp Schedule Outline

Saturday May 26th
10:00 - Arrival
10:00 - 11:30 - Set up

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch
13:00 - Opening
13:00 - 16:00 - Programming
16:00 - 17:00 - Free time Beach
17:00 - 18:00 - Dinner
18:00 - 19:00 - Free time
19:00 - 20:00 - Formal campfire
20:00 - 20:30 - Mug Up for everyone
20:30 - 21:00 - Informal campfire - Cubs and Scouts, Beavers get ready for bed
21:00 - 21:30 - Get ready for bed
22:00 - Lights Out

Sunday May 27th
7:00 - Rise and Shine
8:00 - Breakfast
9:00 -10:30 Pack up camp
10:30 - Scouts Own
11:00 - Closing
11:30 - Snack

Hour 1
Scouts and older cubs - build catapults - Dan
Beavers and younger cubs
  - Shield craft - Guy to lead, Andrew to assist
  - Scavenger hunt - Troy

Hour 2 & 3
Round robin rotation 
 - Snack - Troy
 - Archery - John
 - Jousting - Andrew
 - Siege Weaponry - Dan

Programing to end with a tug of war