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 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.


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 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