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 – 2016-17
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,
October 22nd and 23rd 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
(1 or two shifts over the two days)
Remembrance Day Eve
November 10th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Flag Planting – Veterans Graves at Mountain View Cemetary
November 11th Morning – various events
Baden-Powell Family Dinner
February 25th, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Baden Powell Church Service
Feb 26th, 2017
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Apr 1st, 2017
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
All-Section Camp (Camp Byng)
June 9th to 11th, 2017
4:00 pm Friday to 4:00 pm Sunday
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.
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.
In the past, several leaders and even parents have waited until the day with the idea of helping by buying the ‘extra’ manure. We always sell out so it’s much more helpful if you order early so that we know how much to buy and please encourage your family, friends and neighbours to do the same.
We celebrate our founders Lord and Lady Baden-Powell of Gilwell who shared the same birthday on February 22. We wrap up Scouting Week with a family dinner and church service, open to all members and families of the 46th Chown Scout group.
The annual family potluck dinner will be Saturday, February 21 at Chown United Memorial Church. Dinner will start at 6pm, followed by the (short) annual meeting and entertainment by the youth.
We are lucky to have a sponsor like Chown Memorial and Chinese United Church providing us with the best meeting facilities in Vancouver. By way of thanks we run a Scouts Own church service on Sunday February 22 at 10am and appreciate a good turnout by youth and parents.
We encourage all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, and leaders to participate and meet at 9:30am in the church basement.