Hi Beaver Families!
The Beaver Scout year is coming to a close in mid-June! If your child has made progress on Personal Achievement or Outdoor Adventure Skill badges, please EMAIL ME right away so we can get these awarded before the close of the year.
I have Language strips for French and Chinese. Please email me if your youth can carry on a conversation (both speaking and understanding) in either of these languages. If your child speaks and understands another language, please email me and I can obtain language strips as required.
Scouts Canada announced by email that Early Registration for returning members has begun! From May 1 through May 14, you have first opportunity to register for next year! On May 15, registration opens to the public and we can no longer save you a spot.
Returning youth (and siblings) in Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2 this September, will register in BEAVERS. Beavers will continue to meet on Thursdays at our same hall, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Returning youth (and siblings) who will be in Grade 3 or 4 this September will register in CUBS. Cubs meets on Tuesdays at our same hall, from 7-8:30pm.
I have attached Spring Registration Instructions for you. Please note: if you are experiencing financial hardship that might prevent your youth from continuing in Scouts, please contact No One Left Behind (NOLB). This is a Scouts Canada program that reduces fee for low income families.
Volunteer with us
We need 2-3 parents and/or high school youth to join us as registered volunteers on a full or part-time basis for our weekly meetings or weekend events. To become a volunteer with Scouts there is screening and training to do. It is easy to do these things and it makes a HUGE difference to our programming to have you sign up as a volunteer. If you have questions about volunteering please contact me.
If you are not coming back please consider donating the uniforms back to the group.
White Tail Parents: Your youth have been working hard on their Northern Lights Project. Part of the Northern Lights Quest was attempting to get 5 Outdoor Adventure Skill Badges. I have compiled my records of their achievements and will be emailing you all separately to confirm.
Upcoming Special Events So Far (Scoutstracker invites will also be sent)
Saturday May 12: You are invited to attend an optional weekend event at Owl (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society on Saturday, May 12th at 1:00. On that day 1st Southwest Beavers will have the chance to donate 4 bird boxes that the white tails have built over the past month. We will make the donation at 1:00 followed by a guided tour of the facility by OWL staff. The event will be ~1 hour in duration. There is no cost to attend, although if your child is attending we require that parents stay for the duration of the tour.
OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society
Saturday May 26: Community Cleanup from 10am-noon, starting from Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s Community Hall (5024 Rumble Street)
Saturday June 2-Sunday June 3: White Tails Skills Camp (White tails only may register) at Muskrat Meadows.
Saturday June 16-Sunday June 17: Burnaby Area Camp-out at the Greater Vancouver Zoo!
After Zoo Camp, Beavers will take a summer break, coming back in the second week of September.