On Saturday April 2, 10 members of the 1st Arbutus scout troop headed up to Lake Quennel for the Canoe Challenge. What we found was a well run, challenging, fun event where there was laughter to be found all over the event site from the archery range to the water to the campfire. There were youth participating from all over Vancouver Island as well as Powell River and the … [Read more...] about 6th Annual VI Scouts Canoe Challenge
Friday 10 March the cubs had a wonderful session of check out the amazing detail found in nature as they sketched and did rubbings of various leaves and then surfaces within their building. … [Read more...] about Cub Nature Observations
The scouting movement is reliant on the participation of scout veterans and volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy to become leaders. There are a variety of roles leaders can take on, everything from webmaster to group commissioner to active section leader helping plan and guide youth in their weekly activities. Scouts Canada can't do it without these … [Read more...] about Unsung Heros
It's time to place your order with your favourite 1st Arbutus youth or leader for your spring bulbs. These bulbs are grown on the mainland and are perfect for our growing zone. Orders and monies are due no later than March 11 at the cub meeting that evening. Orders should be in for delivery the last week of March/1st week of April. Check out the catalogue below and contact … [Read more...] about Spring Bulb Fundraiser!
Thanks to everyone who came to the 1st Arbutus Family potluck in celebration of Lord Baden Powell dinner. The skits and songs very enthusiastic and everyone had fun. Congratulations to Scouter Bernie who was presented with his 20 year medal and the Scouts and Cub groups who were presented with their Quality Program certificates for 2014/15. James, our visiting scout from the … [Read more...] about Baden Powell Family Potluck Celebration
The 1st Arbutus Cubs had a wonderful day at the Kub Kar Rally in February. Congratulations to all the participants, volunteers and leaders who helped with the preparation of kars and making the day great! Well done to our 1st Arbutus cub who placed in the top six! … [Read more...] about Kub Kar Rally
After two years where snow camp was cancelled due to lack of snow, the 1st Arbutus Scout troop had a wonderful time in the snow on Mount Washington with 14 Juan de Fuca. Special thanks to Scouter Bernie for his creation of the handmade snow shoes the troop used as well as the other leaders who took time to plan and attend with the youth - Scouters Bernie, Ian, Alex, Bob … [Read more...] about Snow Camp
As the Scout troop prepares for their first snow camp on Mount Washington (SNOW SNOW SNOW!), they headed up to Mount Wells for a linking hike with 14th JDF as a get to know you event before snow camp. A great day was had by all - check out the photo gallery for even more photos.... … [Read more...] about Linking hike with 14 Juan de Fuca
If you have a youth interested in investigating scouting at their level this year, it's not too late. Contact us and we'll set you up! The mid-year pro-rated fee is $170.... come join us - you'll be glad you did! … [Read more...] about Not too late to join the scout movement this school year!
The rain held off just for the parade. With everyone aglow with light-sticks and antlers we were an enthusiastic entry for the parade and everyone had fun... … [Read more...] about Esquimalt Celebration of Light Parade