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.