SPECIAL IMPORTANT UPDATE Re: COVID-19

Scout in-person meetings cancelled until after May 10th.

By Order of the Premier of Ontario, use permits of school facilities have been cancelled up to and including May 10th, 2020 to interrupt the spread of COVID-19.

We will be looking at options for virtual scout meetings / activities, if this is something that you’d be interested having your child participate, please reply in the comments. In the meantime, stay healthy by keeping active and enforcing social distancing.

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Bryant.

Week of March 10 and 11, 2020

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning March 10 and 11, 2020:

Date:         Monday, March 10, 2020

Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Hiking : Eldred King Woodlands – 16232 ON-48, Stouffville
Note:         Spring Hike – Please headlamp/flashlight, cup for hot chocolate, warm outdoor clothing (gloves/hats), water and BOOTS.

Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Tying decorative knots…

Date:         Tuesday, March 11, 2020

Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Camp Chimo, 8205 McCowan Rd, Markham
Note:         Spring Hike – Please dress appropriately, wear hiking shoes and bring flash light and a bottle of water.

Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Ropes and Knots

Week of March 2 and 3, 2020

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning March 2 and 3, 2020:

Date:         Monday, March 2, 2020
Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Please bring your indoor shoes.

Date:         Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Envision Robotics, 2300 John Street, #20, Thornhill
Note:         Cost $10 – Cubs will attend a 90-min Lego and Dash/Cue Robotics program.

Date:         Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Markham Bowl, U 11B 5762 7 Hwy, Markham
Note:         Cost will be covered by Beaver section budget.  No food will be provided.

Date:         Friday, March 6, 2020
Who:         Venturers (Scout may come as well)
Time:        7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location:  Lakeridge Ski Resort, 790 Chalk Lake Rd, Uxbridge
Note:         Cost $30 – Venturers will go tubing.  Please dress for the weather. For more details, please contact liahartman13@gmail.com.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Buffalo Battleship Sleepover
When:       
Saturday, May 23 6:30 AM –  Sunday, May 24 7:00 PM
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
Where:     Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
Cost:          $200
1st payment before end February 29th, 2020 midnight: $30
Balance payment before end March 31st, 2020 midnight: $170
Note:         Please see information HERE.  Also see site info HERE.


Week of February 24 and 25, 2020

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning February 24 and 25, 2020:

Date:         Monday, February 24, 2020
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Please bring your indoor shoes.

Date:         Monday, February 24, 2020
Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:50 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, 90 Bur Oak Ave, Markham
Note:         Please bring your indoor shoes and wear full uniform.  York Headwaters Area Indoor Campfire 2020 .  Be prepared to lead the followings in front of other Scout group in the area:
– Song: Ging Gang Goolie (see lyric HERE)
– Skit: Ugly Men Skit (Same skit we prepared at the Area Summer Campfire)
– Cheer: Round of Applause Cheer

Date:         Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Who:         Beavers
Time:        Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Regular program 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Beavers will learn about head safety as well as learning how to tie lassoes.  Scouters, please don’t forget the helmets.  Also, please bring indoor shoes.  Please RSVP (gnicol3@gmail.com) if you are attending the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner.

Date:         ** Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:15 – 8:45 PM
Location: Cornell Community Centre Pool, 3201 Bur Oak Ave, Markham
Note:         Cubs will demonste their aquatic skills to their Scouters.  Youths will be evaluated according to the Aquatic Skill – Stage 2,3,4 competencies.  A successful demonstration will be awarded an Outdoor Adventure Skills Aquatic Skills badge at the end of the year.  Please bring a snorkelling mask and life jacket (if you have one). Scouters will be showing the youths the HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Posture) and Huddle positions, as well as Ear Equalization techniques.  Swimmer fee will be covered by the section budget.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Buffalo Battleship Sleepover
When:       
Saturday, May 23 6:30 AM –  Sunday, May 24 7:00 PM
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
Where:     Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
Cost:          $200
1st payment before end February 29th, 2020 midnight: $30
Balance payment before end March 31st, 2020 midnight: $170
Note:         Please see information HERE.  Also see site info HERE.


More Sleepover events …

Science Centre Sleepover THIS WEEKEND!!!
When:       
Saturday, February 22 6:00 PM –  Sunday, February 23 9:00 AM
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts
Where:     Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, North York
Note:         Please see drop off information HERE.

Buffalo Battleship Sleepover
When:       
Saturday, May 23 6:30 AM –  Sunday, May 24 7:00 PM
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
Where:     Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
Cost:          $200
1st payment before end February 29th, 2020 midnight: $30
Balance payment before end March 31st, 2020 midnight: $170
Note:         Please see information HERE.  Also see site info HERE.