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.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Baden Powell Night

Sorry, I sent an email out yesterday but I made a mistake on the addressee list.  We were informed yesterday that there will be no Baden Powell Night this year.  Therefore there is no Beaver meeting this week.

We will be tobogganing next Tuesday.

Sorry for the confusion.

Monday 18 February 2013

Baden Powell's Birthday

The Beaver meeting this Tuesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday in order to celebrate Baden Powell's Birthday.  There will be an All Scouts meeting.  We are confirming the details and will advise you once we have additional information.

Monday 11 February 2013

Game Night

This weeks meeting is at the regular time and place and we are having a games night.  There will be lots of running around so please make sure your Beaver brings their running shoes!

The calendar on the blog has been updated with the events up to the end of the year.

Monday 4 February 2013

Skating Night

This week is skating night.  We will be meeting at the skating rink beside Steve Maclean Public School on Tuesday @ 18:15.

Parent participation is encouraged and siblings are welcome.

Monday 28 January 2013

Leader Investiture Night

Sorry for the late notice.  We were hoping the weather was going to improve so that we could skate tomorrow night.  Instead tomorrow's meeting will be at St. FX @ 18:15 as per normal.
We have several leaders who joined us this year and they have taken the necessary training and it is time to make them official Beaver leaders!

Opening - (5 min) 
  • Name Leaders (5 mins) - Have the beavers name the unnamed leaders. Taken names are Ringtail, Chatter and Bubbles. Available names are Rustry, Hawkeye, Sunshine, Rainbow, Tic Tac and Chip.
  • Leader Investiture (5 mins) - A mystic ceremony to invest the leaders.
  • Games by lodge (35-40 mins)
    • Balloon relay (aka Penguin walk) - Have the beavers race with a balloon between their legs without using their hands to keep the balloon in place.
    • Balloon Pop - play music while passing around a round balloon.  When music stops, Beaver with the balloon has to pop it by sitting on it.
    • Dodge ball
    • Charades
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia (5-10 mins) - Lodge Discussion
  • Closing (5 min): 

Saturday 12 January 2013

Winter Beaveree

The Rideau Area Winter Beaveree
Saturday, January 26, 2013
1 PM to 4 PM

At the Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our Colony will be participating in the Rideau Area Winter Beaveree on Saturday, January 26,
2013 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Greely Legion. There is NO rain date, but we do have indoor facilities in case of
severe inclement weather. 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.

Note: Each participant is to bring his/her own mug + 1 empty tissue or shoe box!

What: Rideau Area Winter Beaveree 2013

Theme: Arctic Animal Kingdom

Where: Greely Legion - 8021 Mitch Owens Rd (near Anderson Rd, East of Bank St.) 613-822-1451

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -  Please arrive by 12:45 so we can gather as a group & register! Pickup time is 4:00 p.m.

Dress:  Please dress for the weather, as the majority of the afternoon will be spent outside

Cost:  The cost for the Beaveree is as follows and should be paid to your group representative
in advance on or before January 17, 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

Food/Snack: Will be provided. In order to minimize waste we need you to please bring your own

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

Hockey Night

Our next meeting (Tuesday January 14th) will be at our regular time and place (St FX).

We will be having a mini hockey tournament and there were be several hockey related activities   We might even attempt to teach the Beavers "The Hockey Song" (well at least the chorus).

Beavers are encouraged to bring mini-sticks if they have them.

Sunday 6 January 2013

Tobogganing Night

Happy New Year!

We have decided since this weeks weather looks great and we have had so much snow that it is a great opportunity to start our new year off with a tobogganing night.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend.

When: Tuesday January 8th, 2013 @ 18:15
Where:  Riverside South Tobogganing Hill
What to bring:  Your sled!

See you there!