Week of December 16 and 17, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning December 16 and 17, 2019:

Winter Camp Registration Deadline is December 16, 2019.  See details below.


Date:         Monday, December 16, 2019 (no meetings on this Tuesday)
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Family
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         It will be a Potluck Community dinner.  Please see HERE for what to bring.  Popcorn Raffle tickets for the Fire 7” Tablet will be drawn.  All other popcorn prizes will also be presented at this event.  If you have not joined our Facebook closed/private group, we encourage you to join the group, make a new friend and post a picture at the party.  In the group, you will also find pictures of your children at our weekly programs.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Date:         January 10 – 12, 2020
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Location:  Shadow Lake Camp, 15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Registration Deadline:  December 16, 2019.
Note:         To register, please see information HERE

Week of December 2 and 3, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning December 2 and 3, 2019:

Giving Tuesday – This coming Tuesday is Giving Tuesday.  We encourage you and our community to share your Scouting experiences with others. Using the hashtag #WhyGive, we are inviting you to demonstrate how giving to Scouts.

Markham Food Bank – In this Black Friday weekend, please remember the people who are in need.  You can simply drop off an item or two into the donation box by the entrance of your meeting location.  Thank you for giving!!

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Date:         Monday, December 2, 2019
Who:         Venturers and Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Please bring your indoor shoes.

Date:         Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Cubs will work on a STEM project.  Please bring two AA batteries, a Phillips-Head screwdriver, a flash light and indoor shoes.

Date:         Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Markham Fire Station 99, 3255 Bur Oak Ave, Markham
Note:         In case the station receives an emergency, the alternate pickup point will be Cornell Community Centre across the street.  Please try to be there exactly at 7:00 pm or as close to the time.  Parents cannot attend the tour as we have exceeded the number of allowed visitors unless there are no-shows. Parking is available at the Cornell Community Centre Parking Garage.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Christmas Party – To celebrate the holiday season, we will have our annual Christmas party on Monday, December 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church – 7452 Reesor Road, Markham.  Popcorn Raffle tickets for the Fire 7” Tablet will be drawn.  All other popcorn prizes will also be presented at this event.  Further information will be provided.

Winter Camp – This year Winter Camp will be on January 10 – 12, 2020 at Shadow Lake Camp, 15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3.  Block your calendar.  More information will be provided.

UPDATED – Week of November 25 and 26, 2019

Scout Section – **UPDATED** Please bring your their favourite card or board games , also indoor shoes.


Ho ho ho. Thank you for your participation this year in Santa Claus Parade. Many many many kids in our neighborhood were blessed by our candy and cheer. Did you say Hello to Santa?

**Popcorn Pickup – Please make sure you pick up your popcorn on Sunday, November 24, 2019.  See detail below at the Group Events section.

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning November 25 and 26, 2019:

Markham Food Bank – Please don’t forget to simply drop off an item or two into the donation box by the entrance of your meeting location.  Most needed food items today include: Sardines, Hot cereal, Cold cereal, Pasta sauce, Crackers, Baby food, Baby Formula and Rice.  The Markham Food Bank also accepts donations of personal hygiene and baby food products.  This includes donations of soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, menstrual hygiene products and other necessary items as well as baby formula and diapers.  Thank you for giving!!

Date:         Monday, November 25, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         **UPDATED** Please bring your their favourite card or board games , also indoor shoes.

Date:         Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:20 – 8:20 PM
Location:  Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP, 179 Enterprise Blvd #169, Markham, ON L6G 0E7
Note:         Venturers will be watching Frozen 2 movie.

Date:         Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Cubs will review on Scoutcrafts and decorate cookies for homeless people at Evangel Hall Mission Community dinner.  Please bring indoor shoes.

Date:         Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Beavers will decorate cookies for homeless people at Evangel Hall Mission Community dinner.  Please bring indoor shoes.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Popcorn Pickup
Who:     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time:     3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:  984 Castlemore Ave, Markham, ON L6E 0G2
Note:     See details HERE.  We do not have storage for the popcorn, so it is very important that you pick them up on Sunday. If you cannot make it, please make arrangements to have someone pick them up on your behalf.

Christmas Party – To celebrate the holiday season, we will have our annual Christmas party on Monday, December 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church – 7452 Reesor Road, Markham.  All popcorn prizes and raffle will be presented in this event.  Further information will be provided.

Winter Camp – This year Winter Camp will be on January 10 – 12, 2020 at Shadow Lake Camp, 15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3.  Block your calendar.  More information will be provided.


This coming weekend – Santa Claus Parade and Popcorn Pickup

It’s Time to Pick Up Your Popcorn.  Way to go 7th Markham!  Our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers have broken last year record and have sold $15,494 in popcorn this year!  Thank you very much for your support to Scouts Popcorn!  Here are the break down:
– Beavers  $3,640
– Cubs        $6,667
– Scouts     $5,077
– Venturers  $110
Total $15,494

Popcorn Pickup
Who:     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time:     3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:  984 Castlemore Ave, Markham, ON L6E 0G2 
Note:     See details HERE.  We do not have storage for the popcorn, so it is very important that you pick them up on Sunday. If you cannot make it, please make arrangements to have someone pick them up on your behalf.

Santa Claus Parade
Who:     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time:    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where:  Markham Village Community Centre, 6041 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3P 3A7
Note:     See details HERE.  For road closure information, see HERE.

Week of November 18 and 19, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning November 18 and 19, 2019:

In this Christmas season, 7th Markham Scouters encourage our youth to give.  Donating to the Markham Food Bank is one of the way.  You can simply drop off an item or two into the donation box by the entrance of your meeting location.  Most needed food items today include: Sardines, Hot cereal, Cold cereal, Pasta sauce, Crackers, Baby food, Baby Formula and Rice.  The Markham Food Bank also accepts donations of personal hygiene and baby food products.  This includes donations of soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, menstrual hygiene products and other necessary items as well as baby formula and diapers.  Thank you for giving!!

The tentative Popcorn Pickup date is November 24, 2019 Sunday.  We will post more information once it becomes available.

Do you remember THIS moment?  7th Markham was on TV.  Can you recognize which beavers were on the float?  Santa Claus Parade is only a week away – November 23, 2019 Saturday.  See details below.


Date:         Monday, November 18, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Venturers will be making some food there

Date:         Monday, November 18, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        6:45 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Who:         Cubs
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Cubs will be working on some Scoutcrafts.  Please bring indoor shoes. 

Date:         Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         Beavers will have presenters from the city of Markham for the Get to Know H2O program


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Santa Claus Parade
Who:     Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
When:   November 23, 2019
Time:    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where:  Markham Village Community Centre, 6041 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3P 3A7
Note:     See details HERE.  For road closure information, see HERE