Scouter Keith’s friend Bruce Hollowell is head of lifeguard services at Toronto Police Services and led us on a tour of the Marine Unit and a tour of the harbour on a police boat. The oldest boat they have is a beautiful wooden one built in 1939, now only used for special occasions. We also held a horseshoe to officially became a Sea Scout Troop while we were there. Some pictures follow.
Cubs visit model railroad
On April 19, the 403rd Cub Pack visited the Scarborough Model Railroaders Club. We wanted to learn more about the aspects model railroading. These include track layout, making scenery, electrical layout and control, railroad themes, different scales of railroads, and the display of different railroading time periods. This club really loves model railroading and we got to see so many behind the scene features of the two sets they have operating. This visit and model railroading are included in the Artist, Carpenter, Collector, Handicraft badges and the Canadian Arts Award. Everyone had a great time.
Leave No Trace principles and emergency shelter building
The weather was awful and every one of the Scouts was late, but those who turned up headed down into the Don Valley to work on a few more Scouting skills. We did some activities related to Leave No Trace and discussed it for a while and then worked on shelter building after lunch. Some photos from Siddharths’s camera follow. Thanks for bringing it Siddharth!
Riverdale Park Cleanup
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and parents gathered in truly dreadful weather to clean up one of our local neglected spaces just south of Riverdale Park West. A big thank you to everyone who came out and helped. You should be very proud of yourselves for your commitment to Scouting ideals. A few pictures follow.
One of the Beavers had this to say: “I wish humankind would change its mind so it would stop littering.”
Group Committee Minutes
Scouts 403 Meeting Wednesday April 13, 2011 Present: Mary Beth, Lilanads,Vicki, Beth, David, Janis, Keith, Marie, Allyson Regrets: Jacqueline Agenda 1. Introductions – welcome new
Scout hike in Toronto ravines and trails
We just returned home from a fun hike from Eglinton West Subway station to the Ontario Science Centre via the Evergeen Brick Works. Map of
The whole troop at Toronto Climbing Academy
The whole troop went climbing at the Toronto Climbing Academy yesterday. There was unfortunately some lack of clarity about how it was all going to work, but in the end we had a good time. It’s a great gym, with great staff.
Scouts learn basic climbing skills
The older Scouts and leaders did a basic climbing course at the Toronto Climbing Academy on Saturday. We learned how to put on the harness,
Summer Cub Camp
Information about the summer Cub camp that a number of our cubs have attended over the past few years has just been sent out.
Open to all youth aged 6-15, Camp Adventureland operates an overnight camp and day camp as well as a Leadership Development camp and Adventureland Goes North. Camp runs throughout the month of July with Adventureland Goes North Running the 2ndweek of August.
New uniforms launched today
New uniforms for every section of Scouting will be officially unveiled tonight in Toronto.
“Beaver Scouts will now wear zip-up terry-fleece vests and denim-blue bucket hats. Cub Scouts will trade their beige button-ups for pique-knit jersey shirts, left casually untucked, and branded ball caps.
Scouts are getting bright green camp shirts — which can be left untucked — and complimentary tech tees, while older Venturers and Rovers will wear navy blue and red camp shirts, respectively.”