New Scouting Year!

Now that we’re in the waining days of Summer, it’s time to register for the 2019-20 scouting year with 1st St. Catharines.

Registration Step-by-Step (New youth): https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/articles/204026314-How-to-Register-My-Child-First-Time-Participant-

Registration Step-by-Step (Returning youth): https://help.scouts.ca/hc/en-ca/articles/204192444-How-to-Register-My-Child-Returning-Participant-

This year we will be meeting at a new location! We thank the Optimist Club of St. Catharines, our new sponsors – our new meeting location is at 8 Napier St., close to the St. Catharines armouries. Our meeting day and time remains the same – Wednesday nights, from 6:30pm to 8pm.  Parents: please enter at the rear of the building. There is cloak room where wet shoes/boots and coats may be stored before going to the meeting.

Our first meeting back is on Wednesday, September 11th – and we look forward to seeing everyone then!

If you have questions regarding subsidies for registration fees (e.g. Jumpstart, or No One Left Behind), or any other questions, please contact us at 1stStCatharines@gmail.com.

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Registration 2019-20

The 2019/20 scouting year is coming!

If you would like to start your adventure with the 1st St. Catharines group go to www.scouts.ca

  • Beavers Scouts– ages 5 to 7
  • Cub Scouts – ages 8 to 10
  • Scouts – ages 11 to 14

Our first meeting is planned for September 11th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting take place every Wednesday night at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church at 103 Ontario St., St. Catharines.

Interested, but not sure yet? Come check us out, and we’ll introduce you and your child to the Canadian Scouting Adventure!

Email our group commissioner for more information: 1stStCatharines@gmail.com

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Adventure Starts with Scouts

The 2018/19 year has begun, and the 1st St. Catharines group is back. We had our first meeting last week, and are raring to go this Wednesday. Our group, including beavers, cubs, and scouts, meets at 6:30pm at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church at 103 Ontario St., St. Catharines.

Interested, but not sure yet? Come check us out, and we’ll introduce you and your child to the Canadian Scouting Adventure!

Email our group commissioner for more information: 1stStCatharines@gmail.com

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Registration 2017

The Summer is nearly over, and many parents are beginning to think about the new year ahead for clubs, sports and scouting.

This year, registration for 1st St. Catharines Beaver, Cub and Scout group will be online at http://www.scouts.ca.

Our first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th at the St. Thomas Church on Ontario St.  The entrance to the hall is at the rear of the church, via Cherry St. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:00.  If you can’t register before then, don’t worry! Come on out, and see if our group is the right fit for your youth. We can help you get started with your registration.  Boys and girls are welcome to join the group at any time for:

  • Beavers Scouts– ages 5 to 7
  • Cub Scouts – ages 8 to 10
  • Scouts – ages 11 to 14

Scouting runs from September, 2017 to the end of May, 2018. That is 34 meetings plus several special events that take place on weekends.  Meetings take place at the St. Thomas Church Hall in St. Catharines – MAP.  Beavers meet from 6:30pm to 7:45pm; Cubs meet from 6:30pm to 8pm; Scouts meet from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Parking and entry into the hall is in rear of church off Cherry Street through the daycare entrance.

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Registration 2016

Registration Day for 1st St. Catharines Beaver, Cub and Scout group will be on Wednesday, September 7th at the St. Thomas Church on Ontario St.  The entrance to the hall is at the rear of the church, via Cherry St.  Registration will take place from 6:30 to 8:00.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry!  We’ll have our registrations tables set up on September 14th, and registration will continue throughout the year.  Boys and girls are welcome to join the group at any time for:

  • Beavers Scouts– ages 5 to 7
  • Cub Scouts – ages 8 to 10
  • Scouts – ages 11 to 14

Scouting runs from September 7, 2016 to May, 2017. That is 34 meetings plus several special events.  Meetings take place at the St. Thomas Church Hall in St. Catharines – MAP.  Beavers meet from 6:30pm to 7:45pm; Cubs meet from 6:30pm to 8pm; Scouts meet from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Parking and entry into the hall is in rear of church off Cherry Street through the daycare entrance.

 

 

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A Pack Visit to the HMCS Haida

The HMCS Haida is now located at a National Historic Site in Hamilton, Ontario. Cubs, a few beavers, parents, friends and siblings met up at the site on July 23rd to learn about Canada’s military heritage and participate in a STEM experiment. Pack at the Haida

Some Basic Facts of the Haida

  • Length: 377 ft;Width: 37.5
  • Engines: Two steam turbines, 44,000 horsepower, maximum speed of 36.5 knots (67 km/h)
  • Crew: 14 officers, approximately 230 non-commissioned members
  • Displacement: 3,000 tons fully loaded
  • Armament: Two Twin 4″ High Angle guns, one 3″ 50 Anti-aircraft gun, four 40mm Boffins, four 21-inch Torpedoesand two Squid Anti-submarine Mortars
  • Sister ships: Iroquois, Huron, Athabaskan (lost), Micmac, Nootka, Cayuga, Athabaskan II

The pack, and friends, explored the inner workings of the ship, the command centres, and learned about life on board the ship.  The Tribal Class destroyer served during the Second World War, Korean War, and the cold War. Of the 27 built, 13 were sunk, 13 were crapped, and only the Haida remains. This class of destroyers were named after indigenous groups across the British Commonwealth.  The Haida people are from Haida Gwaii (or Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia.

displacementSTEM experiment: Testing Archimedes Principle of Displacement while cooperating with a team. The youth shaped aluminum foil into boat shapes, and placed them in tubs of water.  They slowly placed stones into the boats until it sank.  Archimedes’ principle indicates that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces and it acts in the upward direction at the centre of mass of the displaced fluid. It was a fun, and enlightening experience.

Learn more about the HMCS Haida here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/haida/index.aspx

Our next adventure this summer: Pack Swim!

Registration is on-going throughout the Summer. Check out Scouting here: http://www.scouts.ca

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Making our Home a Healthy Place!

1st St. Catharines Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been working together to make our town a healthy place to live, grow and learn.  To do this, we have:

  1. Planted native plants to support the local eco-system at the Malcolmson Eco-Park. We had a great time digging in the ground, and planting local plants to support local insects, animals and humans, too!
  2. Cleaning up the Merrit Trail.  We picked up six full garbage bags of rubbish, and noticed that everything is popping up on the trail – wild flowers, trees are budding, birds are nesting, hikers and cyclists enjoying the trail.

We’ve put a short video together to show everyone that it’s easy to pitch in and make our home, St. Catharines – or Your home – a healthier place for everyone!

Watch our video here: https://youtu.be/MPmM6UJIVrk

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