Scouts

Scouts

23rd St Bartholomew’s Scout Troop


Scouting at 23rd Sarnia is a part of the worldwide Scouting organization that contributes to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of youths between the ages of 11 and 15. The Scout program at St Bart’s places a special emphasis on outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and camping.
We are a large group consisting of approximately 35 youths with 11 Leaders. Although our sponsor is St Bartholomew’s Church, for reasons of space we meet at Central United Church at the corner of Brock & George Streets. Our meeting time is Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm. Our general season runs from early September through to mid-May, with the normal breaks that align with school at Christmas and March Break.
We do a fair bit of camping – 8 camps per year, including a Winter camp in January….where we sleep in tents. Hiking is incorporated into each year’s program, as is canoeing. The highlight of the Scouting program is a week-long wilderness whitewater canoe trip for the eldest Scouts at the end of their four years with us.
Most of our camping is done at the local Scout camp, Camp Attawandaron, near the Pinery on Lake Huron. However, we do camp at Camp Sylvan (near Thedford) and occasionally travel across the border to American campsites.

One aspect of Scouting that must be included is service work – each year we help out at the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper delivery, the Kiwanis clubs Christmas on the Farm, Bluewater Anglers, and several other efforts.

If you are interested in having your child become a member of 23rd Sarnia Scouts, or would like more information, please contact John Barker at (519)383-9547 or e-mail him at barfeld@hotmail.com

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Note: These dates may change. Dates in bold have been changed.

23rd Sarnia Scouts
2016– 2017 SCHEDULE

Last Updated September 3rd 2016

September:
First meeting......................Sept 14th
Canoe Camp.....................Sept 17/18th (2nd yr)
New Parent’s meeting ....Sept 19th (1st yr)
First year camp..................Sept 30/1/2 (1st yr)

October:
Apple Day ……….…….....Oct 1/2nd (All)
Fall Camp …………..….....Oct 14/15/16th (All)
Pinery Hike……………...... Oct 29/30(3rd yr)
December:
Last meeting.......................Dec 21th (All)
Xmas Hamper delivery .....Dec 17th (All)

January:
Restart …………………....Jan 12h
Winter camp ………..........Late Jan (all)
Canoe Clinic-Moortown pool...TBD (1st Yr)

February:
First Aid course.................. TBD (3rd yr)
Hike for Hunger...................TBD
Baden Powel Dinner.............Feb 21 (All)
Church Parade..............  TBD (all)

March:
March Break …………......Mar ?…..(No meeting)
Scout Trucks......................

April:
Sylvan camp..................... 22/23 (All)

May:
Can-Am..........................  May 5/6/7 (All)
Final meeting.....................May 17th

(TBD) = To Be Determined

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