Week of October 21 and 22, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning October 21 and 22, 2019:

Thank you – 13 Beavers, 17 Cubs, 16 Scouts, 1 Venturer, 16 Scouters and parents who participate in the Scouts Apple Day event.  We appreciated you stepping out from your comfort zone by sharing with people about your Scouting Adventures.

Popcorn Order Deadline – Popcorn coordinators will be available at the section meeting on October 21 (for Scouts and Venturers) and October 22 (for Beavers and Cubs) to collect all order forms and payment. If you are not able to submit your form and payment, please coordinate with Scouter Bryant (commissioner@7thmarkham.org) to schedule drop-off date on or before Friday, October 25, 2019 – the deadline.

Fall Camp Registration Deadline – Next Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  For more information, see HERE.


Date:         Monday, October 21, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Monday, October 21, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         If you are returning Scouts, please bring your Personal Achievement Badges (PAB) booklet.  You can show your Scouters your achievements completed this summer.

Date:         Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Who:         Cubs
Time:        6:45 – 8:45 PM (2 hours)
Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Note:        Please dress for the weather as Cubs will be hiking and geocaching in the 25-acre open-air Markham Museum ground.  Bring flashlight, compass, water in a backpack.  We will meet at the Red Mount Joy School Building (north of the glass main entrance) – see map HERE.

Date:         Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Beavers will have Lodge Day activities.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Fall Camp
Who:
     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   November 8 – 10, 2019
Where: Woodland Trails Scout Camp, 14919 Kennedy Rd, Stouffville
Cost:      $100
Note:     See more information HERE.  Registration deadline: October 29, 2019.

Scouts Apple Day – This Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19

Date:         Friday, October 18, 2019 OR Saturday, October 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Time:        Time varies depending on the day
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham
Note:        (1) All youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
                  (2) All youths must wear their full uniform
Incentive: Any participants can get a $25 coupon for Fall Camp – 
For more information, See HERE

Week of October 14 and 15, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning October 14 and 15, 2019:

Thank you to all who participated in the Popcorn Blitz. We had a good turn out and most of our youths were able to canvas an order or two. Good job!

This week will be a busy week for all of our youths and Scouters. We have our Investiture on Tuesday and Apple Day on Friday and Saturday. Details of the activities are as follows:

Date:         Tuseday, October 15, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM [only 1 hour]
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:        (1) Full uniform required. See 2019 Investiture
                  (2) Scouts and Venturers will not have their regular Monday night meeting because of Thanksgiving. They are expected to attend the Investiture on Tuesday.

Date:         Friday, October 18, 2019 OR Saturday, October 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Time:        Time varies depending on the day
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham
Note:        (1) All youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
                  (2) All youths must wear their full uniform.  See how you can get a $25 coupon for Fall Camp – 2019 Apple Day

Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Popcorn Order – Friday, October 25, 2019 – deadline to submit popcorn order forms and payment. Popcorn coordinators will be available at the section meeting on October 21 (for Scouts and Venturers) and October 22 (for Beavers and Cubs) to collect all order forms and payment. If you are not able to submit your form and payment, please coordinate with Scouter Bryant (commissioner@7thmarkham.org) to schedule drop-off date on or before October 25.

Fall Camp
Who:
     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   November 8 – 10, 2019
Where: Woodland Trails Scout Camp, 14919 Kennedy Rd, Stouffville
Note:     More information will follow

Week of October 7 and 8, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning October 7 and 8, 2019:

Learn to Plan
Date:         
Monday, October 7, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location: IKEA Vaughan, 200 Interchange Way, Vaughan

Popcorn Bliz (Rescheduled)
Fundraising with Scout Popcorn is a youth-led activity.  It helps youths better prepare for success in the real world!  Aside from raising money, youths develop many valuable business skills.  They will learn about financial responsibility, marketing strategy and time management while also increasing their self-esteem and confidence in the process.  With the money raised from Scout Popcorn, our group and youths can plan for exciting activities such as camps, Jamborees, canoe and rafting trips and so much more.  Please help by participating in our annual Popcorn Blitz.  Thank you.
Date:         Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Beavers families
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM (only one hour)
Location:  Cornell Village Public School, 186 Country Glen Rd, Markham
**Beavers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
**Scouts will not have their regular Monday night meeting this week.  They will be participating in the popcorn blitz instead.

IMPORTANT:
– Please bring your popcorn order form, pen, clipboard (if available) and loose change or small bills
– If you do not have the form, please download it by clicking HERE
– Please wear the complete uniform for popcorn buyers expect scouts selling Scout Popcorn

NEVER/ALWAYS:
NEVER enter anyone’s home
NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
NEVER carry large amounts of cash with you
NEVER give personal information
NEVER sell in front of stores or malls without permission. A responsible adult must be present
NEVER sell at stop lights or street corners
NEVER go to dimly lit areas or places where you are not clearly visible
ALWAYS introduce yourself and why you are selling Scout Popcorn
ALWAYS write out and repeat the customer name and telephone number which the customer left in the Popcorn forms, for you need to call and arrange popcorn delivery later
ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
ALWAYS sell with another Scout or with an adult you know
ALWAYS notify your parent or group leader of any strange activity immediately
ALWAYS walk away from any dangerous or uncomfortable situations
ALWAYS fundraise in areas you know
Make a list of friends, family, relatives to contact whenever it is not possible to sell door-to-door in a safe manner.

Week of September 30 and October 1, 2019 (UPDATED)

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning September 30 and October 1, 2019:

Venturers Planning Meeting
Date:         
Monday, September 30, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham

Popcorn Bliz (POSTPONED to Tuesday October 8, 2019)
Fundraising with Scout Popcorn is a youth-led activity.  It helps youths better prepare for success in the real world!  Aside from raising money, youths develop many valuable business skills.  They will learn about financial responsibility, marketing strategy and time management while also increasing their self-esteem and confidence in the process.  With the money raised from Scout Popcorn, our group and youths can plan for exciting activities such as camps, Jamborees, canoe and rafting trips and so much more.  Please help by participating in our annual Popcorn Blitz.  Thank you.
Date:         (POSTPONED to Tuesday October 8, 2019)
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Beavers families
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM (only one hour)
Location:  Cornell Village Public School, 186 Country Glen Rd, Markham
**Beavers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
**Scouts will not have their regular Monday night meeting this week.  They will be participating in the popcorn blitz instead.

IMPORTANT:
– Please bring your popcorn order form, pen, clipboard (if available) and loose change or small bills
– If you do not have the form, please download it by clicking HERE
– Please wear the complete uniform for popcorn buyers expect scouts selling Scout Popcorn

NEVER/ALWAYS:
NEVER enter anyone’s home
NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
NEVER carry large amounts of cash with you
NEVER give personal information
NEVER sell in front of stores or malls without permission. A responsible adult must be present
NEVER sell at stop lights or street corners
NEVER go to dimly lit areas or places where you are not clearly visible
ALWAYS introduce yourself and why you are selling Scout Popcorn
ALWAYS write out and repeat the customer name and telephone number which the customer left in the Popcorn forms, for you need to call and arrange popcorn delivery later
ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
ALWAYS sell with another Scout or with an adult you know
ALWAYS notify your parent or group leader of any strange activity immediately
ALWAYS walk away from any dangerous or uncomfortable situations
ALWAYS fundraise in areas you know
Make a list of friends, family, relatives to contact whenever it is not possible to sell door-to-door in a safe manner.