Beaver Colony

Beaver Colony

Our Beaver Colony meets on Mondays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mills Haven Elementary School (73 Main Boulevard), from September through May.

Please contact our Beaver Leaders for more information: beavers@203sherwoodparkscouts.ca


Beavers – No Meeting – Monday, October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving

Beavers – No Meeting – Monday, October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving

October 14 – Thanksgiving, no meeting

October 21 – Hike at the Sherwood Park Natural Area, (RR 231 south of TWP 522) from 6:15-7:30. Beavers are asked to dress warm and bring their backpacks with water bottles and headlamps/flashlights. We will be learning about hiking, outdoor safety, and looking at the night sky.
*** Popcorn orders and money are due ***
– $10 and RSVP Due for Halloween Bash (October 26)

October 26 – Halloween Bash 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at Bremner House, 53452 Range Road 225. Cost is $10 for Beavers and includes lunch and activities

October 28 – Beavers & Cubs Monster Mash – 6:15-7:30 at Mill’s Haven Elementary School Beavers are encouraged to dress in costume for a dance party and activities with the Cubs.

November 4 – Regular 6:15-7:30 meeting at Mill’s Haven Elementary School

November 6 – Masonic Remembrance Day Ceremony at Acacia Lodge, 10433 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2C7, in Old Strathcona from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m

November 11 – 203 Sherwood Park Scouts participate in the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Millennium Place

Beavers Meeting Info. – Monday, October 7, 2019

Beavers Meeting Info. – Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, meeting is 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Mill’s Haven Elementary School, will be the investiture of the new Beavers and the tail ceremony for those Beavers moving up to the next level. The meeting starts at the regular time of 6:15, with the ceremony taking place for the last 30 minutes, from 7:00 – 7:30. Parents are encouraged to join us for the ceremony and help officially welcome the Beavers to the 203 Sherwood Park Scouts.

October 12-13 – The Eskimos Sleepover for those who have already registered.

October 14 – there is no meeting for Thanksgiving

Upcoming Event:
WEDNESDAY, November 6 –  Masonic Remembrance Day Ceremony

The 203 Sherwood Park Beavers and their parents have been invited to join Acacia Lodge #11, of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, for a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 6. The meeting will be held at 10433 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2C7, in Old Strathcona from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

The Lodge wants to host the Beavers and parents for a night involving a craft commemorating Remembrance Day, have the Beavers participate in the ceremony itself, and help teach the children about the importance of Remembrance Day and why we take the moment on November 11 to think about the those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to Canada.

These activities will complement and be similar to the activities that the youth would participate in during school, church, or Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11, as part of the 203 Sherwood Park Scouts.

The parallels between Freemasonry and Scouts are extensive, as both organizations hold service to others, development of oneself intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually, and integrity in high esteem. In fact, there are many other similarities between Scouting and Freemasonry through the use of ceremonies, salutes, pledges, and uniforms. While there is no direct evidence that Sir Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouts organization, was a Freemason, and no official link between the organizations, there is ample evidence of the linkages between the two groups throughout their history.

As a former member of the Royal Canadian Navy, a Freemason, and a Scouter with the 203 Sherwood Park Scouts, I feel that this will be an excellent opportunity for the Beavers to gain a better understanding of what this day means to Canadians.

If parents have any questions or concerns, I highly encourage them to contact myself directly at jgreidanus@gmail.com
Thank you,
Jason
Scouter Chinook

Beaver Meeting Info. – Monday, September 30, 2019

Beaver Meeting Info. – Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30 –  meeting is 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Mill’s Haven Elementary School, where we will be starting the Friends of the Forest story, practicing outdoor adventure skills, and having fun. *Please ensure Beavers bring indoor shoes, dues and water bottles. **Please bring $5 to cover food and supplies and signed consent forms for the Fall Outdoor Adventure day so we can get an idea for number attending.
Click here to print off a copy of the Fall Outdoor Adventure Consent Form
DUE: $30 per person who would like to attend the 3rd Annual Edmonton Eskimos Scout Night. Also, please Click here to print off a copy of the Consent form for the Edmonton Eskimos Scout Night (Info. below)

Saturday, October 5 – Beavers Fall Outdoor Adventure at Hidden Valley (by Elk Island Retreat) Range Road 205 & TWP 544 Click here for a map (Enter the camp from Township Road 544). The beavers will have fun and learn about outdoor adventure skills from 10 AM – 3 PM, with lunch provided. The cost will be $5 to cover food and supplies, parents are welcome (but not required).

Monday, October 7, meeting is the investiture where new Beavers officially join the group and the returning Beavers get their new tails. Parents are encouraged to join for the ceremony – bring your cameras.

3rd Annual Edmonton Eskimos Scout Night
When: October 12,  (Edmonton Eskimos vs BC Lions)
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Cost: $30 per person *Due Monday, September 30

-Game starts at 5 pm, Drop off at 3:45 pm location TBD
-Parents requested to stay for this event, don’t have to sleepover, can just attend the game, but have to complete safe scouting for parents at myscouts.ca and complete a criminal record check if staying overnight.
-Pick up at 8 am location TBD
**Consent Forms will need to be signed and handed in before the event.
-More Details to follow

Beavers – Meeting Info. – Monday, September 23, 2019

Beavers – Meeting Info. – Monday, September 23, 2019

The next meeting on Mon., Sept 23 is the Popcorn Kick Off at New Horizons School starting at 6:30 pm. till 8:00 p.m.
–Parents will learn about the popcorn fundraiser that the 203 Sherwood Park will use to generate money to provide amazing programming throughout the year.  It’s planned for part of the meeting to be outside popcorn will be provided and there will be water on hand so you can refill your water bottles if you need to. This will provide the opportunity for Scouts of all ages to link as a group.

Parents should also plan ahead for the Beavers Fall Outdoor Adventure planned for Saturday, October 5 at Hidden Valley Camp. The beavers will have fun and learn about outdoor adventure skills from 10 AM – 3 PM, with lunch provided. The cost will be $5 to cover food and supplies, parents are welcome (but not required), and permission forms will be sent out next week.

Oct 7, we will be having a ceremony at Mills Haven school to welcome the new Beavers as well as giving out the new tails to the returning Beavers who have moved up. *Parents are encouraged to join us for the ceremony and take part of the investiture.

September 9 – 1st Beaver Meeting (Welcome)

September 9 – 1st Beaver Meeting (Welcome)

Monday, September 9 – will be the kick off to the 2019/2020 Beaver season. We will be meeting at Mills Haven School, 73 Main Blvd, at 6:15-7:30 p.m.

We will be introducing ourselves and providing information for the upcoming season, as well as starting some Outdoor Adventure Skills for the children.

  • We ask that parents be available for the first 30 minutes of the meeting.
  • Beavers are reminded to bring indoor shoes and wear their uniform if they have it.
Welcome – 1st Meetings – Monday, September 9, 2019

Welcome – 1st Meetings – Monday, September 9, 2019

Hi Everyone,

We hope you all had a wonderful, fun, restful, and safe summer break!
We are looking forward to the start of another fun year with all of you!

*First Meetings are on Monday, September 9, 2019*

Beavers – 6:15 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
at Mills Haven Elementary School,73 Main Blvd

Cubs – 6:30 p.m till 8:00 p.m.
at New Horizons Charter School, 1000 Strathcona Dr

Scouts – 6:30 p.m. – till 8:00 p.m.
at Woodbridge Farms Elementary School, 1127 Parker Dr
*Please note the new location for Scouts

Beavers – Update – Monday, June 17, 2019

Beavers – Update – Monday, June 17, 2019

Weekly Meetings are done for the year.

Thank you for a great year Beaver Families. Hope to see you next year!

Have a safe and wonderful break this summer!

Beavers – 203 Jamboree – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Beavers – 203 Jamboree – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Upcoming Event:
Saturday, June 15 – 203 Jamboree – Canoeing & Year Wind up @ Islet Lake
-Linking event with all sections, With various activities, including hiking, and canoeing, to end our scouting year.
*Please check your emails and/or ScoutsTracker to RSVP and for more information

Beavers Meeting Info. – Monday, June 3, 2019

Beavers Meeting Info. – Monday, June 3, 2019

June 3 – Damboree Planning Meeting at Mills Haven from 6:15-7:30. Only for Beavers attending the Damboree on June 7-9. We will be doing meal planning and boat building in preparation for the camp. Youth need to build a boat using milk jugs, cardboard and duct tape.

June 7-9 – Beaveree (Damboree) at Sylvan Lake (Camp Woods)
Click here to view/print Beaveree Information Document
Click here to view a map of Camp Woods

Upcoming Event:
Saturday, June 15 – 203 Jamboree – Canoeing & Year Wind up @ Islet Lake
-Linking event with all sections, With various activities, including hiking, and canoeing, to end our scouting year.