Week of May 6 and 7, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning May 6, 2019:

Date:         Monday, May 6, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Camp Chimo, 8205 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Note:         Monday Cubs will learn to start a fire and cook some snack.  Please bring MESS kit (and a roasting stick if you have one) and dress for outdoor adventures.

Date:         Monday, May 6, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM (with optional open climbing until 9 PM)
Location:  Rock N Chalk, 482 Ontario Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y2K7
Note:         $15 pp includes harness and optional shoe rental

Date:         Monday, May 6, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre: 7600 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON L3R 9S5
Note:         Beavers will be swimming.

Date:         Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C – Blended
Date:        Anytime before May 28, 2019 (myrc.redcross.ca SFA-C online training); Saturday, June 1, 2019 (Practical skill training and test / SFA-C written test day)
Who:        Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters, Volunteers
Time:       8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Cost:         $100
Note:        To register, 1. go to HERE to register.  2. eTransfer $100 to John Chin – Group Commissioner of 1st Markham MedVents at jchintor@gmail.com (auto-deposit no password is needed).  3. An access code will be provided to you to enroll e-Learning modules in redcross.ca.  4. Finish the online modules, print the completion certificate and bring it to the June 1 session.  For more info, see HERE.
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2019
Class Limit: 28
Contact:   Andy Li – contact.cubsmonday@7thmarkham.org

Electronics Recycling Drive
Date:         
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:        Help raise funds for 7th Markham by dropping old batteries, computers, printers, mobile phones, computer/network peripherals, audio/video equipment, cables.  See poster HERE.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        12:30 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Treetop Trekking Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2019
Note:          Cost: $27 – pay at the door. Registration is mandatory including Scouters.  Please register HERE.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts are FREE for their sections will cover the cost.
Three venues:
1. Discovery Course + Treewalk Village
2. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks (min age 9 and 55″ height)
3. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – Advanced (min age 12 and 60″ height)

Grand River Rafting Camp
Date:         
June 21 – 23, 2019
Who:         White Tail Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (who can swim)
Time:        Drop off 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21; Pick up 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23
Location: 
Grand River Rafting, Campsite #4, 81 Pottruff Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L7
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Note:          Cost: $65.  To register, see HERE.  If you need a carpool parent partner, fill your information HERE.

Ho Ho Host of World Scout Jamboree
Date:        
August 5 – 8, 2019
Who:        Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Note:        This year we are honoured to have a group of World Scout Jamboree participants from the United Kingdom visiting 7th Markham Scouts.  World Scout Jamboree is a world scouting event happening once every four years.  As a host, we will have joint activities with our guests during their visit.  We will also need some help from families of 7th Markham Scouts to make it a lifelong memory for our guests to Canada.  More details will follow.
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Toronto Zoo Sleepover
Date:         
September 28 – 29, 2019
Who:          Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Location:  Toronto Zoo
Note:          More details will follow
*Guided tours through select areas of the Zoo
*Fun camp-style activities and games
*Bedtime snacks
*Vouchers for breakfast in the next morning
*Admission to the Zoo on September 29 for all participants


Week of April 29 and 30, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning April 29, 2019:

For the coming weekend, Scouts Challenge Camp and 10,000 Trees for The Rouge participants, please review the information package in the “Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP” below.


Date:         Monday, April 29, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         *Special Parents Information Session:  Both parents and youths must attend.

Date:         Monday, April 29, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Game night.  Bring your favourite game to share.

Date:         Monday, April 29, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:         *Special Parents Information Session:  Both parents and youths must attend.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Scout Challenge Camp
Date:         April 26 – 28, 2019
Who:         Scouts (and Howler Cubs – after the advancement ceremony)
Time:        Drop-off : April 26th 7:00pm-7:30pm; Pick-up : April 28th – 10:00am
Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron Campground),
14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, near Acton (Halton Hills), Ontario L7U 5R6
Note:         See info package HERE.  Last minute info at Facebook HERE.

10,000 Trees for The Rouge – a Community Tree Planting Event
Date:         Sunday, April 28, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers (with their families)
Time:        Any time between 10 am to 1 pm
Location:  Southeast corner of Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Road East, west of McCowan Road
Note:        There is no parking on site. Volunteers can park at Mount Joy Go Station and take a shuttle bus to the planning site.  Shuttle buses will run from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm.  Please register under “7th Markham Scouts” with this form.  Bring waterproof boots, spade or shovel, bucket and gloves, water bottle or mug (for coffee).  A complimentary BBQ lunch starts at 11:30 am.  See pictures from the previous years.

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C – Blended
Date:        May 1 – May 30, 2019 (myrc.redcross.ca SFA-C online training); Saturday, June 1, 2019 (Practical skill training and test / SFA-C written test day)
Who:        Any Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters, Volunteers under Shining Waters Council – Scouts Canada Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Cost:         $100 (eTransfer instructions will be emailed to you, you will be paid directly to our Medvents instructor)
Note:        To register, go to http://bit.ly/2PwWtsz.  MUST bring the printed online training completion certificate to attend the June 1 session.
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2019
Class Limit: 28
Contact:   Andy Li – contact.cubsmonday@7thmarkham.org

Electronics Recycling Drive
Date:         
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:        Help raise funds for 7th Markham by dropping old batteries, computers, printers, mobile phones, computer/network peripherals, audio/video equipment, cables.  See poster HERE.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        12:30 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Treetop Trekking Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Note:          Cost: $27 – pay at the door. Registration is mandatory including Scouters.  Please register HERE by May 13th, 2019.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts are FREE for their sections will cover the cost.
Three venues:
1. Discovery Course + Treewalk Village
2. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks (min age 9 and 55″ height)
3. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – Advanced (min age 12 and 60″ height)

Whitewater Rafting Camp by Grand River
Date:          
June 21 – 23, 2019
Who:          Cubs and Scouts
Location:  Somewhere near Paris, Brant, ON
Note:          More details will follow

Ho Ho Host of World Scout Jamboree
Date:        
August 5 – 8, 2019
Who:        Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Note:        This year we are honoured to have a group of World Scout Jamboree participants from the United Kingdom visiting 7th Markham Scouts.  World Scout Jamboree is a world scouting event happening once every four years.  As a host, we will have joint activities with our guests during their visit.  We will also need some help from families of 7th Markham Scouts to make it a lifelong memory for our guests to Canada.  More details will follow.
WSJ2019 | WSJ2023

Toronto Zoo Sleepover
Date:         
September 28 – 29, 2019
Who:          Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Location:  Toronto Zoo
Note:          More details will follow
*Guided tours through select areas of the Zoo
*Fun camp-style activities and games
*Bedtime snacks
*Vouchers for breakfast in the next morning
*Admission to the Zoo on September 29 for all participants


Week of April 22 and 23, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning April 22, 2019:

Date:        Monday, April 22, 2019
Who:        Cubs (Monday), Scouts, Venturers
Note:        No Meeting – Easter Monday

Date:         Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Seaton Trail starting at the Green River trailhead on Highway 7.
Note:          Hiking or rain boots recommended.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Scout Challenge Camp
Date:         April 26 – 28, 2019
Who:         Scouts (and Howler Cubs – after the advancement ceremony)
Time:        Drop-off : April 26th 7:00pm-7:30pm; Pick-up : April 28th – 10:00am
Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron Campground),
14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, near Acton (Halton Hills), Ontario L7U 5R6
Note:         See info package HERE.

10,000 Trees for The Rouge – a Community Tree Planting Event
Date:         Sunday, April 28, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers (with their families)
Time:        Any time between 10 am to 1 pm
Location:  Southeast corner of Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Road East, west of McCowan Road
Note:          There is no parking on site. Volunteers can park at Mount Joy Go Station and take a shuttle bus to the planning site.  Shuttle buses will run from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm.  Please register under “7th Markham Scouts” with this form.  Bring waterproof boots, spade or shovel, bucket and gloves, water bottle or mug (for coffee).  A complimentary BBQ lunch starts at 11:30 am.  See pictures from the previous years.

Electronics Recycling Drive
Date:         
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham
Note:        Help raise funds for 7th Markham by dropping old batteries, computers, printers, mobile phones, computer/network peripherals, audio/video equipment, cables.  See poster HERE.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        12:30 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Treetop Trekking Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Note:          Cost: $27 – pay at the door. Registration is mandatory including Scouters.  Please register HERE by May 13th, 2019.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts are FREE for their sections will cover the cost.
Three venues:
1. Discovery Course + Treewalk Village
2. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks (min age 9 and 55″ height)
3. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – Advanced (min age 12 and 60″ height)

Whitewater Rafting Camp by Grand River
Date:          
June 21 – 23, 2019
Who:          Cubs and Scouts
Location:  Somewhere near Paris, Brant, ON
Note:          More details will follow

Ho Ho Host of World Scout Jamboree
Date:        
August 5 – 8, 2019
Who:        Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Note:        This year we are honoured to have a group of World Scout Jamboree participants from the United Kingdom visiting 7th Markham Scouts.  World Scout Jamboree is a world scouting event happening once every four years.  As a host, we will have joint activities with our guests during their visit.  We will also need some help from families of 7th Markham Scouts to make it a lifelong memory for our guests to Canada.  More details will follow.
WSJ2019 | WSJ2023

Toronto Zoo Sleepover
Date:         
September 28 – 29, 2019
Who:          Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers
Location:  Toronto Zoo
Note:          More details will follow
*Guided tours through select areas of the Zoo
*Fun camp-style activities and games
*Bedtime snacks
*Vouchers for breakfast in the next morning
*Admission to the Zoo on September 29 for all participants


Week of April 15 and 16, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning April 15, 2019:

At the Advancement Ceremony, both scouters and parents have asked about the placement of the badges in the uniform.  You can go to our web site (http://scouts.7thmarkham.org).  On the right-hand side, under “Parent’s Corner”, click “Uniform Badge Placement” to see the instructions.  Personal Achievement badges (PAB) templates can also be found under “Awards and Programs”.  Again Personal Achievement badges are designed to allow Scouting youth to acquire skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them and to have that development recognized as part of their growth through Scouting. They give your child the opportunity to try something new, and to set achievable goals.


Date:         Monday, April 15, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham
Note:         Cubs will be hunting Easter eggs outdoor. Please wear appropriately for it is very windy.

Date:         Monday, April 15, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Monday, April 15, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: North Beach Volleyball, 74 Railside Rd. North York
Note:        Please bring water and wear proper clothing for indoor volleyball.

Date:         Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Scout Challenge Camp
Date:         April 26 – 28, 2019
Who:         Scouts (and Howler Cubs – after the advancement ceremony)
Time:        Drop-off : April 26th 7:00pm-7:30pm; Pick-up : April 28th – 10:00am
Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron Campground),
14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, near Acton (Halton Hills), Ontario L7U 5R6
Note:         See info package HERE.

10,000 Trees for The Rouge – a Community Tree Planting Event
Date:         Sunday, April 29, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers (with their families)
Time:        Any time between 10 am to 1 pm
Location:  Southeast corner of Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Road East, west of McCowan Road
Note:          There is no parking on site. Volunteers can park at Mount Joy Go Station and take a shuttle bus to the planning site.  Shuttle buses will run from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm.  Please register under “7th Markham Scouts” with this form.  Bring waterproof boots, spade or shovel, bucket and gloves, water bottle or mug (for coffee).  A complimentary BBQ lunch starts at 11:30 am.  See pictures from the previous years.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        12:30 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Treetop Trekking Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Note:          Cost: $27 – pay at the door. Registration is mandatory including Scouters.  Please register HERE by May 13th, 2019.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts are FREE for their sections will cover the cost.
Three venues:
1. Discovery Course + Treewalk Village
2. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks (min age 9 and 55″ height)
3. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – Advanced (min age 12 and 60″ height)

Whitewater Rafting Camp by Grand River
Date:          
June 21 – 23, 2019
Who:          Cubs and Scouts
Location:  Somewhere near Paris, Brant, ON
Note:          More details will follow

Ho Ho Host of World Scout Jamboree
Date:        
August 5 – 8, 2019
Who:        Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Note:        This year we are honoured to have a group of World Scout Jamboree participants from the United Kingdom visiting 7th Markham Scouts.  World Scout Jamboree is a world scouting event happening once every four years.  As a host, we will have joint activities with our guests during their visit.  We will also need some help from families of 7th Markham Scouts to make it a lifelong memory for our guests to Canada.  More details will follow.
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Week of April 8 and 9, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning April 8, 2019:

This coming Tuesday as a group (see below), we will be celebrating our youths’ advancement to the next section; for examples, White-tail Beavers to Cub section, Howler Cubs to Scout section, Fourth-year Scouts to Venturer section.  Also, we will be awarding our youths for their achievements this year.  PLEASE come to celebrate (and take many pictures with friends and families)!!  There will be no Monday meeting for Cubs (Monday), Scouts and Venturers.  Don’t forget Scout Challenge Camp registration deadline this week.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

7th Markham Group Advancement Ceremony
Date:         Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers (with their families)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Full uniform is MANDATORY.

Scout Challenge Camp
Date:         April 26 – 28, 2019
Who:         Scouts (and Howler Cubs – after the advancement ceremony)
Time:        Drop-off : April 26th 7:00pm-7:30pm; Pick-up : April 28th – 10:00am
Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve (Blue Heron Campground),
14009 6th Line Nassagaweya, near Acton (Halton Hills), Ontario L7U 5R6
Cost:         $20 per participant – BEST deal in town for a three-day camp!!
Note:         See details HERE.  Registration deadline Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 – this coming week.

10,000 Trees for The Rouge – a Community Tree Planting Event
Date:         Sunday, April 29, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers (with their families)
Time:        Any time between 10 am to 1 pm
Location:  Southeast corner of Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Road East, west of McCowan Road
Note:          There is no parking on site. Volunteers can park at Mount Joy Go Station and take a shuttle bus to the planning site.  Shuttle buses will run from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm.  Please register under “7th Markham Scouts” with this form.  Bring waterproof boots, spade or shovel, bucket and gloves, water bottle or mug (for coffee).  A complimentary BBQ lunch starts at 11:30 am.  See pictures from the previous years.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Time:        12:30 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Treetop Trekking Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Note:          Cost $27 – Please pay at the door.  Three venues:
1. Discovery Course + Treewalk Village
2. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks (min age 9 and 55″ height)
3. Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – Advanced (min age 12 and 60″ height)
Please register HERE by May 13th, 2019 (Scouters also need to register)

Whitewater Rafting Camp by Grand River
Date:          
June 21 – 23, 2019
Who:          Cubs and Scouts
Location:  Somewhere near Paris, Brant, ON
Note:          More details will follow

Ho Ho Host of World Scout Jamboree
Date:        
August 5 – 8, 2019
Who:        Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scouters
Note:        This year we are honoured to have a group of World Scout Jamboree participants from the United Kingdom visiting 7th Markham Scouts.  World Scout Jamboree is a world scouting event happening once every four years.  As a host, we will have joint activities with our guests during their visit.  We will also need some help from families of 7th Markham Scouts to make it a lifelong memory for our guests to Canada.  More details will follow.
WSJ2019 | WSJ2023