Scout Troop

Scout Troop

Our Scout Troop meets on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please contact our Scout Leaders for more information: scouts@203sherwoodparkscouts.ca

*Before Attending a Scouting Meeting or Activity please go over the Self-Assessment Screening Checklist each time with your child - Click here to view
*Please also take time to review and be familiar with the Drop-off and Pick-up Support Guide - Click here to view


Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 23, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 23, 2020

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, November 23, 2020
– from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Great Scouting adventures don’t just happen outdoors-Scouting can be experienced virtually, allowing youth to continue developing well-rounded skills through fun activities! In order to help youth discover the Canadian Path more easily, Scouts Canada’s Personal Achievement Badge experience offers straightforward navigation for youth to find fun and engaging resources.  Also, winter has come with a bang so it’s time for the Troop to PLAN their activities and events for the Winter Season Cycle.

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:      Personal Achievement Badges/ Plan Winter Season Cycle

**For information on how meet virtually and to RSVP please reply to the email from Scouter Roland sent on November 20, or sign into ScoutsTracker (link to ScoutsTracker).

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

Review

  • The Troop briefly reviews what was done in the Fall Season Cycle (SPICES)

DO

Plan

  • Have Troop Leader Nathaniel announce the activities and events that are being planned for the Winter Season Cycle

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

Monday, November 30 – Winter Survival Kits/ Among Us
Monday, December 7 – Gingerbread  House Making
Monday, December 14 – 203 Christmas Bingo Group

Yours in Scouting,
Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 16, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 16, 2020

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, November 16, 2020
– from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items. We collect the boxes and distribute them we are following one of our promises to do our duty to God and to children living in desperate situations around world.

**For information on how meet virtually and to RSVP please reply to the email from Scouter Roland sent on November 13, or sign into ScoutsTracker (link to ScoutsTracker).

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:      Operation Christmas Child/ skirbbl.io

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

  • Go to the following link  https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/pack-a-shoebox/  to find out what and how we will pack our shoeboxes
    Monday night
  • There are two different options on picking up a shoebox:
    1. From Scouter Roland’s front porch (955 Conifer Street) this weekend; or,
    2. From any one of the following stores; Sherwood Park Sobey’s Nottingham, Home Hardware, Crescendo Music, Nitza’s Pizza on Wye and Emerald Hills and Once Upon a Child

DO

    • Share with your Patrol what items your put in your Shoebox and write a short note to the child that will be receiving your gift
    • Play online pictionary by going to the website skribbl

REVIEW

  • Scouts Own: What does the upcoming Holiday season mean to you?

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

Monday, November 23 -Review PAB Badges/ Plan Winter Season Cycle
WEDNESDAY, November 25 – Troop Leadership Team Meeting
Monday, November 30 – BirdHouse Project Presentation/ Winter Survival Kits

Yours in Scouting,
Scouter Roland

Scouts Remembrance Day Celebration Info. – Monday, November 9, 2020

Scouts Remembrance Day Celebration Info. – Monday, November 9, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Salisbury Composite High Parking Lot, 20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB , (MAP) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Hello 203 Scout’s Troop,

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.  The Lapel Poppy can be worn every day of the Poppy Campaign and is removed at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony. Many people place their poppy on a wreath or at the base of the cenotaph or memorial as a sign of respect at the end of the ceremony.

Purpose and Details of the EventRemembrance Day Ceremony

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

  • All youth are asked to wear their formal uniforms and neckers and remember to dress in layers that’s appropriate for the weather
  • Wear a Lapel Poppy that will be be placed on the wreath or at the base of the Centoaph.

DO

  • Participate in the 203 Sherwood Park Group Remembrance Day Ceremony.

REVIEW

Announcements for upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, November 16 – Road Hockey
  • Monday, November 23 – Review/Plan Fall & Winter Season Cycles
  • Wednesday, November 25 – Troop Leadership Team meeting
  • Monday, November 30 – TBD
Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 2, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, November 2, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Broadmoor Lake Park, Park at the at Kinsmen Leisure Centre, 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB, (MAP) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. *Meet at the Southend of the Parking lot*

Hello 203 Scout’s Troop,

The investiture ceremony is the time when a Scout, by means of the words of the Scout Promise, publicly announces their commitment to the Scout Law. At the ceremony, the Scout makes the Promise to the Scouts and Scouters of their troop and to all the Scouts of the world.

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  Investiture Ceremony

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

  • All youth are asked to wear their formal uniforms and neckers and remember to dress in layers that’s appropriate for the weather
  • Practice reciting the Scout Promise and Law

The Scout Promise
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the
Scout Law.

The Scout Law
A Scout is  helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerfully, considerate
and clean, wise in the use of
all resources.

The Scout Motto
Be prepared.

 

Do

  • Break out into patrols to practice and learn the Basic Scouting Traditions
  • Perform the Investiture ceremony (Troop Leader, Nathaniel to be Host of the Ceremony)
  • Present the Code of Conduct – ( Acting Troop Leader, Aidan, present Code of Conduct for signature)

REVIEW

  • Perform a Scout’s Own with the Troop

 

Announcements for upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, November 9 – Remembrance Day Ceremony Event
  • Monday, November 16 – Road Hockey
  • Monday, November 23 – Review/Plan Fall & Winter Season Cycles

It Starts with Scouts,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 26, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 26, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Broadmoor Lake Park, Park at the at Kinsmen Leisure Centre, 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB, (MAP) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. *Meet at the Southend of the Parking lot*

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Let do some Pumpkin Carving!!  For this activity the Scouter and/or Scout youth will describe and demonstrate the safe use of a knife. Completion of this knife exercise is then marked as complete on the individual Scout Canadian Personal Record Sheet and the youth are awarded the knife permit along with a permit card.

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:     Pumpkin Carving/ Scouting Safety Permits (Knife)

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

  • PLAN (PLEASE READ – IMPORTANT)
    • Read the following attachment or go to link, to review the Knife safety handout; https://scoutstracker.ca/scouts/docs/Permit-Knife-final.pdf
    • Bring Back Pack (masks, hand sanitizer, gloves & toque, headlamps & thermos with warm drink!)
    • Bring a Locking Buck knife or a Swiss Army type knife.
    • Bring a 6ft. X 8ft. tarp to carve your pumpkin on the ground
    • Bring a medium sized spoon to scoop out your pumpkin.
  • DO
    • Break into Patrols and have Troop/ Patrol leaders guide scouts through the knife safety practices
    • Give everyone a pumpkin to carve with their knives!
  • Review – Go over key points in Knife Safety and hand out Knife Permit pins (Troop)

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Saturday, October 31 – Halloween Movie Night
    (Please Watch Your Email For Details)
  • Monday, November 2 – Investiture Ceremony
  • Monday, November 9 – Remembrance Day Ceremony

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 19, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 19, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 VIRTUALLY on GOOGLE MEET, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

*Please watch for an email from Scouter Roland from ScoutsTracker with the link to join the Google Meet

Details for this Activity/Event

  • Purpose:     Canadian Path/Personal Journey Preview

Have you built your birdhouse(s)?

**If not we need you to build them as soon as you can see below on how to return them**
Inside your birdhouse package you received:

  • An instruction booklet – which can also be found online at http://bit.ly/GolondrinasDesign
  • A green sheet of paper which contains the link from above on it as well as your birdhouse unique number which would be G-1###. Please ensure that you write this number on the inside of your birdhouse along with your name. This will allow us (and you) to track your birdhouse on the property.
  • When your birdhouse is built please roll the green piece of paper up and poke it inside the entry way hole to the birdhouse and leave it hanging out so we can record your birdhouse as well for tracking purposes.

If you are finished building your birdhouse
**Please email Kelly Annesty , Programs Director, Sherwood Park Fish and Game Association
 at programs@spfga.ca you can then arrange for pickup or dropoff – Thank you
–For more information on the birdhouses please click here to see a letter from Kelly Annesty.

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, October 26 – Investiture
  • Saturday, October 31 – Halloween Movie Night (Virtual Google Meet get together)
  • Monday, November 2 – Scouting Safety Permits

See you on the Path!
Scouter Roland

Scouts – No Meeting – Monday, October 12, 2020

Scouts – No Meeting – Monday, October 12, 2020

**No meeting Monday, October 12, Happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s do the Great Canadian Hike!  What a Scouting way to start your day by going on a 6 km hike with your 203 Scout Patrols and being part of such a great community event across Canada! The deadline date to sign up for this event is by *THURSDAY, October 15, 2020.

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:     The Great Canadian Hike
  • Date/ Time:  Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Location: (See attached map for Visual Detail)Starting Point:    1. Riverside Nature Trail, 23270 Township Road 540, Strathcona County
    • Finishing Point:  2. 54250 Range Road 231, Strathcona CountyP.S***  Please click here to see Map that outlines the details of where we are planning on taking our hike.

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

  • Plan – Google search the https://greatcanadianhike.ca/ to learn more about the event.
  • DO – Break into Patrols and Hike the Great Canadian Trail (Patrols)
  • REVIEW –  Have youth share their pictures in the 203 Scouts Google Classroom so we can post the event(Everyone)

NOTE*:  A friendly reminder to all Scouts & Scouters, a Backpack is required for all outdoor activities/events.  The following items that are required are as follows:

  • Water Bottle or Hot Drink Thermos and  a healthy snack (Weather Permitting)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask(s)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Warm Headgear & gloves
  • Mobile Camping Chair or Tripod Stool

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • SATURDAY, October 17 – JOTI 2020 (See ScoutsTracker see email from Scouter Roland dated October 9 for more info)
  • Monday, October 19 – Canadian Path/Personal Journey Preview (Virtual Google Meet event)
  • Monday, October 26 – Investiture
  • Saturday, October 31 – Halloween Movie Night (Virtual Google Meet get together)
  • Monday, November 2 – Scouting Safety Permits

See you on the Path!

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 5, 2020

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, October 5, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 at Kinsmen Leisure Centre, 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB (Map)
*Meet at the Southend of the Parking lot*

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Let’s try some Geocaching!  This is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

Purpose for this Activity/Event: Geocaching at Broadmoor Lake

 

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

  • Plan – Download the free App ( i.e. https://www.geocaching.com/play ) on your electronic devices and set up an account BEFORE you get to Monday night’s meeting. (Everyone)
  • DO – Break into Patrols and Geocache around Broadmoor Lake Park (Patrols)
  • REVIEW – Fall Season Cycle activities/events (Everyone)

NOTE*:  A friendly reminder to all Scouts & Scouters, a Backpack is required for all outdoor meetings.  The following items that are required are as follows:

  • Water Bottle or Hot Drink Thermos
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask(s)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Warm Headgear & gloves
  • Mobile Camping Chair or Tripod Stool

**Note: Please click here to view a word document that outlines the details on what you do after you’ve completed your birdhouses.**

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, October 12 – Thanksgiving Holiday (No Meeting)
  • Saturday, October 17 – Hike??
  • Monday, October 19 – TBD

Yours in Scouting,
Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Information – Monday, September 28, 2020

Scouts Meeting Information – Monday, September 28, 2020

Scouts will be meeting on Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 at Kinsmen Leisure Centre, 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB (Map)
*Meet at the Southend of the Parking lot*

Welcome Back 203 Scout Troop!

The wait is over.  It’s time to get back to Scouting and enjoy safe but fun adventures in person and outdoors!

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

  • Do – Welcomes & Introductions (Everyone)
  • Plan – Patrols (Scouter Roland)
  • Do – Code of Conduct (Nathaniel Lueke)
  • Plan – Fall Season Cycle activities/events (Everyone)

NOTE*:  A friendly reminder to all Scouts & Scouters, a Backpack is required for all outdoor meetings.  The following items that are required are as follows:

  • Water Bottle or Hot Drink Thermos
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask(s)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Warm Headgear & gloves
  • Mobile Camping Chair or Tripod Stool

P.S***  Please take a moment to put your “name, contact# & the # of Birdhouses” in the shared spreadsheet I emailed (September 22) to all families.   Birdhouses will be handed out at the end of Monday’s meeting.

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, October 5 –  Birdhouses (Scouter’s Roland’s YouTube video will be available)
  • Monday, October 12 – Thanksgiving Holiday (No Meeting)
  • Saturday, October 17 – Hike??
  • Monday, October 19 – TBD

 

Really looking forward to start the New Scouting Year!

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland