Week of March 4 and 5, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning March 4, 2019:

Date:         Monday, March 4, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Markham Bowl, U, 5762 7 Hwy #11B, Markham
Note:          Monday Cubs will be bowling.  Cost: $5.  Also, see World Cub Scout Pen Pal Adventure below for a March Break activity.

Date:         Monday, March 4, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Monday, March 4, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Note:          Beavers will participate with the Machine In Action program.  Please meet in the newest looking building with the double glass doors.

Date:         Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        6:45 – 8:45 PM
Location:  Imagine Cinemas – Elgin Mills, 10909 Yonge St. Unit 33, Richmond Hill (Off Yorkland St., Upper Yonge Place, Lower Level)
Note:          Tuesday Cubs will be watching Lego Movie 2: Second Part at 7:00pm.  Please arrive at 6:45pm.  Costs $10. ***PLEASE RSVP to Scouter Eric (contact.cubstuesday@7thmarkham.org) by March 4 to ensure a ticket for your children.  Also, see World Cub Scout Pen Pal Adventure below for a March Break activity.


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

World Cub Scout Pen Pal Adventure
Date:         Now until the end of August
Who:         Cubs (Monday and Tuesday)
What:        7th Markham Cub Scouts have the opportunity this year to write to Cub Scouts from 25th Harlow in United Kingdom.  See HERE for more details

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 9 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”.  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.

Scout Day at Sharon Gun Club
Date:         
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        11:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: Sharon Gun Club, 18255 Kennedy Rd, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Note:         Cost $25 (lunch included)
For more information, check HERE.
Please register HERE (***Only 7 spots – first come first serve)  After confirmation from your scouters, please provide a cheque payable to “Scouts Canada – 7th Markham”.

Treetop Trekking
Date:         
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Souters
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)


Week of February 25 and 26, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning February 25, 2019:

Date:         Monday, February 25, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        6:45 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Angus Glen Community Centre – 3990 Major Mackenzie Drive E, Markham
Note:          Monday Cubs will be demonstrating 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.

Date:         Monday, February 25, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:15 PM
Location:  Eldred King Woodlands, Whitchurch-Stouffville (Hwy 48, north of St Johns Side Road)
Note:         Scouts will be tobogganing.  Please bring toboggans and sleds, dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes.

Date:         Monday, February 25, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Markham Green Golf Club, 120 Rouge Bank Dr, Markham
Note:         Venturers will be winter hiking.  Please dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes.  Please pick up youths at the Dairy Queen by Hwy 7 and Markham Road at 8:30 PM

Date:         Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham

Date:         Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Castle Arts, #18, 5694 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3P 1B4 (in Sherwood Plaza next to Dollarama)
Note:          Tuesday Cubs will learn beginner art techniques with acrylic paint, cost $10.  Please bring your own canvas 9″ x 12″ or smaller (can purchase at Dollarama next door) and a smock (or a shirt) to protect your uniform.  This is an adventure of Personal Achievement Badge – Arts.

2019 Scout Week Invitation

Reference

As you may know, this week is Scout-Guide Week. We 7th Markham Scouts, celebrate the Scouting movement which brings about our exciting scouting program to your children.

Do you know 7th Markham Scouts has a sponsor which has been quietly provided monetary and location support to our group? Have you and your children checked what is on the blue neckerchief which your children wear in each Scout meeting? Our sponsor Rouge Valley Mennonite Church would like to invite all of you and your children to come to celebrate Scout-Guide Week this coming Sunday (February 24th, 2019) with their congregation.

Every year when you attend the Welcome to Scouting in September, the Family Potluck in Christmas and the End of Year Potluck in June, you may wonder who is providing us with such a nice kitchen and hall for our activities. After every group or section hikes at Bob Hunter Memorial Park, you may also wonder how come the chocolate is so hot and refreshing. During the cooking technique meetings, while you and your children enjoy the food your children made, you may also wonder who sits in the room next door the next day. When your children go to Fall or Winter camps, have you ever wondered where all the camp gears are stored and transported from?

Perhaps this Sunday (February 24th, 2019) will be your opportunity to fulfill this curiosity and to complete a Personal Achievement Badge – Community adventure. As a group we will meet at 10:45 am Sunday at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Road, Markham and join their service at 11:00 am. Please come and join your 7th Markham Scouters this Sunday and hope to see you there. Full uniform will be necessary.

Sincerely,

Your 7th Markham Scouters

Week of February 18 and 19, 2019

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning February 18, 2019:

Date:         Monday, February 18, 2019
Who:         Scouts and Venturers
Note:         No meeting because of Family Day long weekend

Date:         Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Monday and Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Joint Nerf War Fight Challenge – Bring Nerf blasters only (no Mega, no Rival – your Scouters will be very happy to use these heavy pieces of equipment on your behalf 😀 if you bring some ), bring extra Nerf blasters if you are willing to share. Mark your Nerf blaster darts with your initials. Importance: Bring a pair of safety glasses.

Date:         Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Who:         Beavers
Time:        7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham


UPDATED: Week of February 11 and 12, 2019

**Beavers and Tuesday Cubs CANCELLED due to inclement weather conditions

Below is the schedule of activities for the week beginning February 11, 2019:

Date:         Monday, February 11, 2019 
Who:         Cubs (Monday)
Time:        6:45 – 8:45 PM
Location: Imagine Cinemas – Elgin Mills, 10909 Yonge St. Unit 33, Richmond Hill (Off Yorkland St., Upper Yonge Place, Lower Level)
Note:          Monday Cubs will be watching Lego Movie 2: Second Part at 7:00pm. Please arrive at 6:45pm. It costs $10/youth. ***PLEASE RSVP to Scouter Andy (contact.cubsmonday@7thmarkham.org) by Feb 10 to ensure a ticket for your children.

Date:         Monday, February 11, 2019
Who:         Scouts
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Wismer Public School, 171 Mingay Ave., Markham

Date:         Monday, February 11, 2019
Who:         Venturers
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Markham Civic Centre (Outdoor Ice Rink), 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham [UPDATED]
Note:         Please bring your own skates and helmet

Date:         Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Who:         Beavers
**CANCELLED due to inclement weather conditions

Date:         Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Tuesday)
***CANCELLED due to inclement weather conditions


Group or Cross Section Events COMING UP:

Date:         Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Who:         Cubs (Monday and Tuesday)
Time:        7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Kateri Tekakwitha School, 230 Fincham Ave., Markham
Note:         Joint Nerf Gun Fight Challenge – more information will be posted.