The Don River is our local watershed. A new podcast is launching on July 8 and I would encourage all our members to check it
Scouts and Truth and Reconciliation Week
Scouts Canada has, this summer, officially committed to engage actively with Truth and Reconciliation. While Scouting was not specifically named in the calls to action
Badges and Gear
Here is a selection of the group and Scouting badges and gear we have available
Last chance for 2014 Whitewater Adventure
Only one spot left for this fantastic opportunity on July 6-12. You’ll spend the week with other Venturers and older Scouts from groups in Toronto
Camp Canoeing Instructor course
This is for any Scout Leader (youth or adult) who offers or would like to offer canoe instruction to other members of Scouting. It is the shortest instructor program that the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) offers. It is designed primarily for camps, but can also be used by organisations such as Scouting which have a tradition and proficiency in canoeing.
This is not a skills course! This in an instructor course. It is assumed that you already have a paddling skill level equivalent to at least ORCKA Basic 4 (solo).
New magazine for Scouts and Venturers
Two of our members launched an online magazine for Scouts and Venturers this week. You can check it out at http://www.gingganggoolie.org/. Here’s how they sum
Sunday, July 6 to Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Lower Madawaska River to Griffith, Ontario
Pdf version of this information for printing.
The 403rd Toronto Sea Scouts are hosting an exciting opportunity for Venturers and Scouts to take their canoeing skills to the next level on one of Ontario’s best canoeing rivers.
This camp is open to any registered member of Scouts Canada from age 13 to 17 inclusive. There are only 12 spaces for participants, so you should act quickly to secure your spot.
New Sea Scout crests are here!
They’re here! Now we need to decide how we’ll use them. On our neckers? On sweaters? On jackets? Sea Scouts, what do you think?
Sea Scouts Summer Camp 2014
While some of us are going to the Canadian Jamboree in Alberta from July 6-17, we will still be participating in the shared Haliburton Camp we have been a part of for some years now. We will be part of a combined troop at camp with the 1st Highland Creek and the 2nd Agincourt. The camp is open to 403rd Toronto Scouts, and Cubs who are going up to Scouts in June. Cubs who attend will be invested at camp.
Our campsite will be Hidden Bay. We will canoe to all our activities. Our activities will include archery, rifle shooting, sailing, kayaking, star gazing, rappelling, and much more. We will most likely do an overnight hike on our own partway through the week.
Apple Day 2013
This is our key fundraiser for the year and we need everyone to help out for at least one shift.
Youth will be doing the direct requests, but parents are critical to success – ensuring adequate supervision and supporting the youth in what can be a challenging endeavour for them. The section leaders are few in number and already put hundreds of hours into running program for your youth. Your help is needed to make the group work.
Wear your uniform proudly and visibly! If weather makes this difficult, please at least ensure that your scarf is visible. Wearing an undershirt under your uniform can help and a sweater is usually less obstructive of your uniform than a coat or hoody.