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, June 14, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, June 14, 2021

Scouts will be meeting In-Person, on Monday, June 14, 2021 (from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) at  Kinsmen Leisure Centre, 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB (Meet at the Southend of the Parking lot), ( MAP )

**** PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST with your Scout before ATTENDING EACH MEETING – Click here to review the check list. ****

** A mask is required and must be worn **

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Well we’ve come full circle and it’s on my SCOUTS HONOUR that our final activity is going to be held outdoors!!  That’s right, you read it correctly; so get ready to “Pitch a Tent” (if yo
u can remember how) and then, as per Scouts Canada commitment to action, participate in an activity to remember the 215 children who suffered in the residential school system.  Oh yeah, and I think I have some BADGE CRESTS and POPCORN to hand out in a COVID friendly way!  See you this Monday Night!

 

Details for this Activity/Event:

Purpose: Pitch a Tent & Residential School Children Remembrance

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

  • Please wear your Casual or formal Scouts wear with your necker.
  • Bring something to Drink and a Snack
  • Bring Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask(s)
  • Mobile Camping Chair or Tripod Stool

DO

  • Raising the Flags and Scouts Promise/Law
  • Break into Patrols for Youth/Family “Pitch their own Tent(s)”
  • Participate in “Residential School System” Remembrance Activity

REVIEW

  • Scouts Own
  • Hand out Crests and Popcorn
  • Sing Oh Canada

 

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

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, June 7, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, June 7, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 31, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

You hear people moving about the woods around you, but they can’t see you and don’t know that you are there.  What do you have in your backpack that can help you catch their attention?

** HEADS UP!!  – There will be 2 Meeting Links (we will be linking with the Cubs first)

  1. (Location #1 Zoom Meeting);  for the first 1/2 of our meeting and then break off into our Scouts Troop
  2. (Location #2 Google Meet) to discuss the last Great 8 Challenge.

Details for this Activity/Event:


  • Purpose:
      The Great 8 – Challenge 8:  SOS Success

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 7:  H2 Oh No!

PLAN

  • Preview The Great 8 – Challenge 8: SOS Success trailcard

DO 

 

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

 

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, June 14 – The Great 8 :  Winner Reveals!

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 31, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 31, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 31, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

You realize that help might be coming soon, but you’ll need to spend another night out here before they get to you.  You’re starting to run out of water, and it’s getting cold at night.  It’s time to gather and clean some water to drink and start a fire to keep you warm.

Details for this Activity/Event: 

Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 7: H2 OH NO

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 6:  Plant Pursuit

PLAN

  • Preview The Great 8 – Challenge 7: H2 OH NO trailcard:

DO 

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 7: H2 OH NO
  • Break out in patrols and Discuss the trailcard
  • Watch YouTube Videos on how to make a Solar Still
  • Watch YouTube Videos on the different types of Water Filtration Systems

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

 

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, June 7 – The Great 8 – Challenge 8: SOS Success
  • Monday, June 14 – The Great 8:  Winner Reveals

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 24, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 24, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 24, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

You realize that you should probably wait for help to arrive-you don’t want to get even more lost, and
besides that, some members of you team might have trouble with a long walk.  There are many different plants around you, but you aren’t sure what they are.  Try to identify the plants around you-which plants could hurt you?  Are there any you can eat?

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 6: Plant Pursuit

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 5:  Disaster Master

PLAN

  • Preview The Great 8 – Challenge 6: Plant Pursuit trailcard

DO

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 6: Plant Pursuit
  • Break out in patrols and Discuss the trailcard
  • Learn how to use the following Apps “iNaturalist” and “My Tree”
  • Learn more about The Community Science Tree Check Form form https://www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/

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

 

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, May 31 – The Great 8 – Challenge 7:  H2 OH NO
  • Monday, June 7 – The Great 8 – Challenge 8: SOS Success
  • Monday, June 14– The Great 8: Winner Reveals!

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 17, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 17, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 17, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

You’ve made it to the foothills of the mountains, but you aren’t out of the wood just yet-hopefully someone is on their way to find you, but it might be a while.  Crouch to miss the spikey branches-and watch out for wildlife!  You’re stuck until help arrives.  How can you stay safe until you’re found?  You and your team members are a little worse for wear-you might need to do some first aid to patch yourselves up!

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 5: Disaster Master

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 4:  Wayfinder Whiz

PLAN

DO

    • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 5: Disaster Master and review trailcard
    • Discuss common items in a small first aid kit (10-15 km Hike)
    • Break out in patrols and play “The Worst Hike Ever:  A First Aid Virtual Escape Room”
    • Discuss Tick and Lyme Disease Handout; https://scoutsca.s3.amazonaws.com/2019/02/safetytip-jun2016-lyme-disease.pdf
    • As a Troop play “Heat Stress Jeopardy”

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

 

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, May 24 – The Great 8 – Challenge 6:  Plant Pursuit
  • Monday, May 31 – The Great 8 – Challenge 7:  H2 OH NO
  • Monday, June 7 – The Great 8 – Challenge 8: SOS Success

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 10, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 10, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 10, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Well, your relaxing hike back home did NOT go as planned…  You’ve somehow ended up in the thick, dark, dense forest!  You can’t see even an arms-length in front of you-never mind the cloud of mosquitoes and blackflies that add to the challenge!  You need to navigate yourself out of the forest and back to camp safely before dark!  Did you bring any navigation tools?

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 4: Wayfinder Whiz

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 3:  Moose on the Loose

PLAN

  • Come pick up your COVID friendly material package from Scouter Roland’s front porch this weekend which includes;
    • 2 reference books (i.e. The Compass & The Map)
    • 1 string of Paracord (choose blue, white or yellow)
    • 1 bag of Beads ( choose pink, yellow, blue, green or orange)
    • 1 piece of Crayola Chalk; and,
    • 1 map of Broadmoor Lake Park Navigation course

DO

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 4: Wayfinder Whiz and review the Trailcard
  • Watch YouTube videos titled, “Compass Basics” PT1 thru PT5 by Black Hat Bushcraft
  • Make the Pace Bead craft
  • Discuss the 100 m Pace off activity
  • Discuss the Broadmoor Lake Park Navigation Course

 

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

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, May 10 – The Great 8 – Challenge 4:  Wayfinder Whiz
  • Monday, May 17 – The Great 8 – Challenge 5: Disaster Master
  • Monday, May 24– The Great 8 – Challenge 6:  Plant Pursuit

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 3, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, May 3, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, May 3, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Good Morning!  Daylight arrives again, and you think that you can finally make the journey back home. Suddenly, you look ahead on the trail and see a moose-she’s as big and strong as a horse and is refusing to move out of the way. Your planned route is now impassible due to the large animal-did you prepare for the unexpected by planning an alternate way home? Time to get creative and re-route your way back to safety on a different trail!!

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 3: Moose on the Loose

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 2:  Tarp Troubles

PLAN

DO

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 3: Moose on the Loose
  • Discuss the following Topics:

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

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, May 10 – The Great 8 – Challenge 4:  Wayfinder Whiz
  • Monday, May 17 – The Great 8 – Challenge 5: Disaster Master
  • Monday, May 24– The Great 8 – Challenge 6:  Plant Pursuit

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 26, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 26, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, April 26, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Hooray!  It’s finally time for adventure.  You decide to head to the mountains for a hike with your Scout Troop.  You’re on your adventure-admiring the crisp, mountain breeze around you.  It’s chilly, and… uh-oh, you realize can’t get home before dark.  You need to build a shelter to keep you safe and warm overnight!  Your mission is to make sure you can be prepared for all possible elements-wind, rain, snow or even animals?  What equipment did you bring?

Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 2: Tarp Troubles

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

REVIEW

  • Get SPICES feedback from youth on Challenge 1 – Far-Out Feast

PLAN

DO

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 2: Tarp Trouble
  • Break out in patrols and discuss the trailcard

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

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, May 3 – The Great 8 – Challenge 3:  Moose on the Loose
  • Monday, May 10 – The Great 8 – Challenge 4:  Wayfinder Whiz
  • Monday, April 17 – The Great 8 – Challenge 5: Disaster Master

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 19, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 19, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, April 19, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Everything is closed, even the grocery store!  You can’t leave your house, but you have to eat, so you must use what you have on hand!
Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:  The Great 8 – Challenge 1: Far-Out Feast

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

DO

  • Watch YouTube on The Great 8 – Challenge 1: Far-Out Feast
  • Break out in Patrols and discuss the trailcard
  • Break out into your patrols and play Among Us

REVIEW

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

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, April 26 – The Great 8 – Challenge 2: Tarp Troubles
  • Monday, May 3 – The Great 8 – Challenge 3:  Moose on the Loose
  • Monday, May 10 – The Great 8 – Challenge 4:  Wayfinder Whiz

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 12, 2021

Scouts Meeting Info. – Monday, April 12, 2021

Scouts will be meeting VIRTUALLY on Monday, April 12, 2021
(from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hello 203 Scout Troop!

Scouts Canada has put together some exciting activities happening in the next few months including the Spring into Adventure Great 8 Challenge. These awesome activities for all sections can be done either in-person OR virtually–the possibilities are endless.

AND  who’s up for another Virtual Escape Room?!  The St. Albert Library designed these games with 11-17 year olds in mind but players of all ages enjoy solving the puzzles! Think you’ve got what it takes to escape?
Details for this Activity/Event:

  • Purpose:   Great 8 Challenge/ Virtual Escape Room

Be Prepared to Plan/Do/Review:

PLAN

DO

Review

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

Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:

  • Monday, April 19 – Great 8 Challenge
  • Monday, April 26 – Great 8 Challenge
  • Monday, May 3 – Great 8 Challenge

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Roland