Memorable Summer Camp Experiences Start Here!
- Cub Camp – July 9 – 14, 2017
- ACE Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
- Scout Camp – July 16 – 21, 2017
What will youth experience at Everton Summer Camp?
- Wood lore
- Crayfishing in the Eramosa River
- Open fire cook-out
- Adirondack sleepout
- Wide games
- Medieval Themed activities
- And many more fun activities!!
More about Camp Everton
Camp Everton is a warm Scouting environment in which youth can grow and develop using both the skills that they bring to and learn at camp. Situated along the beautiful Eramosa River, on approximately 185 acres, Camp Everton is filled with breathtaking scenery, small limestone caves and majestic cliffs. Camp Everton is safe and clean and provides an excellent place for youth to enjoy their summer! Camp Everton is a fully equipped facility with washrooms, full kitchen, and sleeping quarters. The main lodge, affectionately termed “The Cub Barn” is a fully converted barn that provides a wonderfully rustic and unique experience for any youth.
Cub Camp is open to all youth ages 8-11, including White Tail Beaver Scouts. We would also welcome youth who are 7 years of age born in 2009. Campers will stay in the Cub Barn, participate in theme activities and have the opportunity to sleep out in an Adirondack. Campers will rotate through program activities and have the chance to challenge themselves to complete their own quest!
ACE (Advanced Cubbing Experience) Camp is open to youth ages 10-11 (third year Cub Scouts). This is a dynamic and unique experience that will prepare youth for the adventures that they will meet in Scouts. ACE Campers will stay in tents and have the opportunity to stay in Adirondacks as well. They will learn many outdoor camping skills such as outdoor cooking, pioneering, and survival safety.
Scout Camp is open to youth ages 11 – 14. Campers will set up their full campsites in the Scout forest, preparing all meals at their sites. Scouts will have the opportunity to practice skills and challenge themselves as they encounter new situations at Camp.
Scouts Canada Members: $350 per week (plus HST)
Cost for Non Members: $30 per week (additional)
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Registration is now open – use the on-line registration form
If you experience any difficulty using the online registration form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Heather Bender – email@example.com
Please see the attached opportunity for Group Commissioner of 1st Bolton Scout Group. If there is someone who you feel would be a good fit for this position please forward this onto them.
If interested, please contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday May 21, 2017
Job description –HERE–
This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/05/26th-halifax-scouts-win-engineering-design-competition/ by Jeff Schroeder
This year, the 26th Halifax Scout Troop in Nova Scotia took part in the Junior High Engineering Design Competition hosted by Engineering Nova Scotia. It was a fun and challenging afternoon, and it presented those who took part with an opportunity to be creative around current issues of climate change, and to design and engineer a safer and more resilient environment to live in. And I’m very pleased to announce that through the hard work and creative spirit of our Scouts, a team from the 26th took home first prize for their design.
The event took place at the Central Halifax Library on the 25th of March 2017, and it was a city-wide competition open to junior high aged youth. The teams that entered were given only vague details about the parameters of their design projects prior to the competition. Everyone knew that the theme of the competition had something to do with climate change, but that’s about it. Each team was given the parameters of what they were to design and engineer at the start of the competition, and everyone had an hour to complete their design.
The main idea was to build something (what that was wasn’t specified, it could be anything) that would prevent toxic waste from spilling out of a container during an earthquake. The toxic waste was represented during the competition by coloured water, and the container was represented by a cup. The teams were not allowed to cover the top of the cup as part of their design, and the top of the copy had to be at least 10cm above the surface of the table. Teams were also provided with a variety of materials they could incorporate into their design: elastic bands, BBQ skewers, tape, string, popsicle sticks, and pipe cleaners. Each item provided was priced, and the teams were limited to a total budget of $150. For instance, a popsicle stick would set the teams back $10, so you had to be “wise in the use of resources.”
At the end of the allotted hour, the designs were tested using an earthquake simulator provided by the organizers, and the designs were judged on their ability to keep the “toxic waste” from spilling, as well as taking into account the overall cost of the design and the team’s presentation (sales pitch) of their design.
As a Scouter, I was proud of our Scouts. They understood the problem, worked together well as a team, and got a functional design working in an hour, under budget. In relation to the overall turnout for the event, this in and of itself was an accomplishment: most other teams weren’t able to complete their designs.
Our Scouts created a design that came out as a tripod – something our Scouts have built in real life at camps – so in many ways Scouting gave them the basis for a good STEM design. Our Scouts have also had some prior experience with design and build. As a Troop we have made really good use of the “Let’s Talk Science” outreach program offered by Dalhousie University (letstalkscience.ca). So pioneering, combined with some design/build experiences as well as some fine teamwork served our Scouts well. In addition to this, Ryan Greene, who was one of the Scouts on the team, is a National Youth Spokesperson. He did a great job “selling” the design to the judges. Yet another place where participation in Scouting helped.
We all had a great time and a ton of fun. Through the great work of our Scouts we received $100 towards our CJ’17 fund for winning. I’d encourage everyone in Nova Scotia to consider checking out future events hosted by Engineering Nova Scotia. They host events during March, which is National Engineering Month. Maybe we’ll see you next year at the Design Competition!
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This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2017/05/boost-scout-popcorn-fundraiser/ by Jeff Schroeder
Planning to fundraise with Scout Popcorn and looking for some extra materials to help you reach a higher goal?
We’ve put all the materials you need to get your campaign started! Materials like:
- Order Sheet
- Incentive Sheet
- Youth and Group goal setting sheets
- Thank you notes
- Printable Posters and other promotional support materials
- Scholarship form and information
- A laminated goal tracking your Groups fundraising goal
- Incentive prizes
The campaign kit will be sent directly to your Area Commissioners or Area Popcorn Coordinators to facilitate their delivery to you! Your Council coordinator will provide further details.
Sign up for your Scout Popcorn Campaign Kit before May 31st to be included!
Find your Council and sign up below: