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Scout Weekend – 2016

The month of February historically is a busy month for Scouting and Guiding. This is the month we celebrate the birthdays of our founders, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell of Gilwell. Both born on February 22.

Annual Family Potluck Dinner – Saturday February 20

This will be a family potluck dinner. Each family brings a main course casserole to feed 6-8 people. Please label the contents/name of casserole and indicate if there are any nuts or allergens in your casserole. Also put your name on the casserole dish and serving spoon and pick them up after the dinner. We will sit down for dinner at 6:00 so you can arrive any time after 5:30. There will be entertainment by the boys after dinner. We will have to conduct the business part of the Annual Meeting during this dinner as per Scouts Canada rules.

To help us with numbers (so we know how many drinks, deserts, etc to get), please register at

Sleepover – Saturday February 20 – After Dinner

As this is our 70th anniversary of the Scout group, we will be having a sleepover for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.

We will have Board games and a movie maybe a indoor campfire.

Baden-Powell Church Service – February 21

The church service starts at 10:00. Boys meet at 9:30. We encourage all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and leaders to attend this service in uniform as a thank you to the Church for the best meeting facility in the city.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Since the youth are at the church they can stay for the church service. Any members of the Girl Guides are also invited to attend in uniform.

Hope to see you all at the above events.

2015-2016 – All Section Events.

Welcome back to another year of Scouting in the 46th Chown Scout Group

This year, the following sections meet:

  • Beaver Scouts                Mondays at 6:30 pm
  • Cub Scouts                      Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
  • Scouts                               Thursdays at 7:00 pm
  • Venturer Scouts              Thursdays at 7:00 pm
  • Rover Scouts                    1st and 3rd Sundays at 7:00 pm

Group activities – 2015-16

Members from all sections (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts) should make their best effort to attend these activities of the 46th Chown.  Each section will have its own activities as well,

Apple Day October 17th and 18th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(1 or two shifts over the two days)
Baden-Powell Family Dinner February 20th, 2016
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Baden Powell Church Service Feb 21st, 2016
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Manure Sale Apr 2nd, 2016
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
All-Section Camp (Camp Byng) June 10th to 12th, 2016
4:00 pm Friday to 4:00 pm Sunday

Parental Involvement

The group does require adult involvement.  Here are some tasks that need volunteers.  Please consider them.  Contact any of the leaders if you are interested.

Activity Time Commitment 
Section Leader (ie Beaver leader, Cub Leader, etc) Weekly meetings, some preparation, other activities.
Group Committee Member
Chair, Parent Representative
Monthly meeting.Other activities dependent on position
Apple Day
Site booking One or two hours
Apple Ordering One or two hours
Manure sale
Coordinator This does take some time. Coordination, some meetings and calls.The process, however, has been very well defined by previous coordinators.
Email Contact Tracking email orders
Phone Order Contact Taking a small number of orders by phone
various tasks on sale day
Baden-Powell Dinner Coordinator A few hours.
Something else? Do you have a job, skill, hobby, etc  that could enrich our program?