Next in Our Scout Troop
Tuesday, May 21
Camp Equipment Workshop
Memorial United Church
7:15p - 9:00p
Tonight we will be conducting a packing & camp equipment workshop to further develop the Scouts abilities to pack effectively for lightweight camping. Parents are welcome to attend (not required).
This is a mandatory skill session for the expedition camp and CJ. Youth that cannot attend will be required to make up the work.
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Registration for the 2013/14 Scouting year will be June 4th & 5th, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Memorial United Church.
Space is limited for all sections, so please plan to attend registration night.
The Scout Program
Boys and Girls 11 to 13 years of age (Grade 6 to Grade 8).
What You Can Expect Your Son or Daughter to Learn in the 2012/13 Scouting Year:
- How to be a leader, a team player, and how to think and act independently and as part of a team
- The importance of discipline and self-respect
- To always ask questions, and not blindly follow orders
- To think for themselves and draw their own conclusions with guidance from peers and elders
- Reinforce the camp skills we started last spring- safe and effective use of fire, how to safely use and maintain camp stoves, lanterns, axes, saws and knives
- To be able to read maps, utilize compasses and GPS units, and also how to use the sun, stars and other natural cues to tell direction and time
- Scoutcraft - learning the importance of knots, and how to use rope and nature to create shelter, furniture, and various tools to help survive in the wilderness
- Service - the importance of giving back to one's community through service and hard work
- Standard First Aid - All Scouts will receive their Standard First Aid certification (equivalent)
- Canoe/Kayak skills, including rescue techniques - Paddle Canada equivalent
- The importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle
Some of the Adventures We Have Planned at the 4th Grand Falls for the 2012/13 Scouting Year Include:
- A total of SIX camping opportunities!
We're planning our first camp September 28-30, which will be organized by the leaders. Our camps in December, March and June will be mostly organized by the Scouts themselves. July 6-14 is the Canadian Jamboree, the ULTIMATE camp, and our final camp will be in late July / early August at Camp Nor'Wes in conjunction with the Beavers & Cubs.
- Two minimum 6hr "expeditions", one involving an overnight stay
The Scouts will need to plan two expeditions for the Voyageur Scout Award, one of which requires an overnight stay. We will provide them with some suggestions, but the choice will be theirs in the end. Perhaps we'll raft/camp down the Exploits River from Red Indian Lake, or hike the Green Gardens trail in Gros Morne, or tackle one of Terra Nova's great canoe or hiking routes, or hike the famous East Coast Trail... the possibilities are endless!
- The Canadian Jamboree
Can't mention this enough! From July 6-14, 2013 over 5,000 Scouts from across Canada will gather together for the ultimate Scout Camp at Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Our group plans to do whatever it takes to make sure all eligible youth are able to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Scouts Canada's Definition of the Scout Program:
The Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging youth to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and the environment. The Scout program helps youth expand their leadership skills and gain self confidence.
Scouting promotes activities that encourage youth to:
- express and respond to their own spiritual values and beliefs while showing concern for others,
- develop self reliance,
- pursue hobbies and personal interests,
- develop self discipline and the skills of working cooperatively with others,
- cooperate in setting and achieving small group and personal goals,
- practice leadership skills,
- relate with adults,
- be of service to others,
- camp, explore the outdoors, and develop good conservation practices
The Scout program is designed around a lively variety of activities based on personal and group interests. Scouts emphasizes outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership, and personal development. Individual interests and skills are recognized through an awards system.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Scout program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Scout experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal.
Scouts meet in a group called a troop. The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols. There is one leader for every six Scouts. Each Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.
On my honor
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerful,
considerate and clean,
wise in the use of all resources.