Welcome to the list of news and events for the 1st Blackburn Scout Group.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.


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Wreath Fundraiser

posted Nov 8, 2017, 5:09 PM by Jason Millar

As in previous years, 1st Blackburn is raising funds by offering homemade wreaths for the holiday season!

  • ·         Orders due Nov. 27, submit order form and payment at meeting to a member of the leadership team
  • ·         Cost: $25 (cash or cheque to Scouts Canada:1st Blackburn Scout Group) please collect payment upon order
  • ·         there is potential for drop off prior to the meeting if below info is provided.
  • ·         Direct Questions/concerns to Betsy:  fundraising@blackburnscouting.com

Camp Crest Contest

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:32 AM by Ilan Shapiro   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

It's time again to start thinking about the Crest Contest for the year end camp.  

Attached are the guidelines for the crest contest.  Please have your submissions back to Section Scouter by the end of March, either on paper or via email.

Depending on the number of entries, leaders will meet to short-list the submissions and voting will occur before the Easter break. The winner will be announced soon after voting.

Take some time and submit a design! Leave your mark on this year’s Year End Camp.


KD Cloth Fundraiser

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:33 AM by Jason Millar

We're running the last fundraiser of 2016!  KD Cloths are here again for $5, orders are due Dec 12 for distribution Dec 19.  Please see the order form attached.

Wreath Fundraiser

posted Nov 18, 2016, 4:00 AM by Jason Millar

As in previous years, 1st Blackburn is raising funds by offering homemade wreaths for the holiday season!

Orders will be taken until Nov. 28 please email: fundraising@blackburnscouting.com with orders or submit order form at meeting.  Wreaths to be distributed on Dec. 8, please provide your address.  
cost :$25 (cash or cheque: 1st Blackburn Scout Group) please collect payment upon order


Blackburn Activity Wear!

posted Oct 17, 2016, 4:19 AM by Jason Millar

As in years past we've arranged for members of 1st Blackburn to have the opportunity to order dry wick t-shirts, hoodies and pyjama/lounge pants with our group crest embroidered on them.  T-Shirts are available in red, hoodies in red or black and lounge pants in plaid.  This year we're also pleased to be able to offer daypacks.  Please note that this is not a fundraiser -- just an opportunity to get some one-of-a-kind activewear that demonstrates pride in our Scout Group.  These shirts and hoodies are also acceptable activity uniforms for Troop meetings, outings and camps.

Orders must be in by Oct 31st, and payment must be made in advance (cheques can be made payable to 1st Blackburn Scout Group).  I'll have samples of uncrested garments and sizes at meetings between now and then for anybody who is interested, as well as a couple of samples of the finished product.  If that doesn't work, please contact me directly and we can make other arrangements.  The attachment has some information regarding sizing and pricing.

Lastly, please be aware that in order to place an order for an item, we must have 12 orders for that item -- any less, and we may not be able to place an order for that specific item at the price quoted (or at all).


Scout Popcorn 2016

posted Oct 4, 2016, 4:18 AM by Jason Millar

1st BLACKBURN SCOUT GROUP POPCORN 2016

* COLLECT ORDERS for group fundraising & EARN A CREST

* ORDERS DUE BY MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2016, SUBMIT TO YOUR LEADER. Please include your name, phone number & section.

* PAYMENT DUE UPON SUBMISSION.

* CASH OR CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: 1ST BLACKBURN SCOUT GROUP


Apple Day 2016

posted Sep 27, 2016, 5:54 AM by Jason Millar


Join us for Apple Day on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Pick up your apples between 9:00
am and 10:00 am at Emily Carr Middle School. Bring a fruit basket and a cloth to
polish your apples and wear your uniform.  Collection tins will be
provided.  Please return all monies collected to the meeting on Oct. 3.

2016-2017 Scouting Year Registration

posted Sep 1, 2016, 12:37 PM by Jason Millar   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 12:37 PM ]

Dear Parent,

The start of the 2017 Scouting Year is around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity for your child to join the 1st Blackburn Scouting Group and take part in the upcoming Scouting Year

Information on how to register your child online can be found at help.scouts.ca.
For parents who are looking for an opportunity to speak with the various Scouting Leaders, a registration night is being held at the Blackburn Hamlet Hall on 8 Sep 2016 from 1800 to 2000. Scouting Leaders from the various sections will on hand to answer any questions you might have.

The Fee for 2016-2017 has been set at $225 and is payable online. From July 1 – December 31, a fee of $225 applies. For registrations after January 1, 2017, a fee of $165 applies. Note that Group fees for special activities are additional and will vary by Section.

A new feature for this year is the Wait List function. In the event that a Section is full at the time you are attempting to register your child online, you will be able to place your child on a wait list by selecting the contact/waitlist option in Find a Group. This automated feature will ensure that requests to join a Section are prioritized by date.

Further instructions can be found on the Help Centre’s knowledge base.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance.

Carolyn Blanchard

Registrar

1st Blackburn Scout Group

Tel: 613 822-8232

Scoutrees - Saturday May 7 2016

posted May 3, 2016, 11:00 AM by Ilan Shapiro   [ updated May 3, 2016, 11:03 AM ]

It's time once again for our annual spring environmental awareness project, ScouTrees!  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are all welcome!

Youth (and parent volunteers) that are planting should bring:
  • water bottle with drinking water
  • sun hat
  • sunscreen/bug spray (strongly recommended)
  • rubber boots (strongly recommended)
  • shovel
  • bucket for putting water in
ScouTrees will be held on Saturday May 7 2016.  Please meet at the Elizabeth Park Public School at 9:00 a.m. (Across from EY Centre)

Start of Spring Registration

posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:34 AM by Jason Millar   [ updated May 3, 2016, 8:02 AM by Ilan Shapiro ]

Dear Parent,

The start of spring registration is around the corner and with it comes the opportunity to get a head start to the upcoming Scouting Year. Starting May 2nd, 2016 it will be possible to renew your child online for the upcoming 2016–2017 Scouting Year in Myscouts.ca.

Registering a new child or returning child in a new Group will be possible after May 15th, 2016.

Information on how to register your child online can be found at help.scouts.ca.

The spring registration discount of $20.00 applies until June 30

The Fee for 2016-2017 has been set at $225: Youth registered between May 15, 2016 and June 30, 2016 qualify for a spring registration discount rate of $205. From July 1 – December 31, a fee of $225 applies. For registrations after January 1, 2017, a fee of $165 applies. Note that Group fees for special activities are additional and will vary by Group.

A new feature for this year is the Wait List function. In the event that a Section is full at the time you are attempting to register your child online, you will be able to place your child on a wait list by selecting the contact/waitlist option in Find a Group. This automated feature will ensure that requests to join a Section are prioritized by date.

Further instructions can be found on the Help Centre’s knowledge base.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance.

Carolyn Blanchard

Registrar

1st Blackburn Scout Group

registrar at blackburnscouting.com


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