Left: 2015 Rossland Beavers

Busy days for Kootenay Cub Scouts

The 2nd Rossland Scout Group has been very busy the last couple of weeks.

The 2nd Rossland Scout Group has been very busy the last couple of weeks.  The Beaver section (ages 5-7) hosted their Annual West Kootenay Beaveree at the Lions Campground in Rossland on May 30. They were joined by colonies from Nelson and Warfield. Throughout the day, they learned how to set up a tent, some basic first aid, made their own roasting stick and enjoyed some fishing. They also found some cool stuff during a scavenger hunt and practiced their balance and teamwork skills on a ropes course. After lunch they learned some bear safety and decorated cupcakes.

This year marked 40 years for the Beaver Section in Scouting so a round of Happy Birthday finished off the day.  Big thanks to our Beaver Scout leaders Sabine Bruckmeier and Deanna Leask as well as the Lions Club for the donation of the campground. Also, thanks to Sharon Wieder of WildSafeBC for her time.

Meanwhile, the Scout section (ages 11-14) was in Kimberley May 29-31 to attend the Shrieks! High Ropes course at Camp Stone. The Scouts got to test their balance and bravery as they crossed obstacles high in the sky. The course is amazing and always a hit with the youth. Thanks to our Scout Leaders Alison Loosley and Tera Schiender.

2nd Rossland Cubs (ages 8-10) enjoyed a fun filled weekend at their annual Cuboree hosted by 1st Nelson Cubs at Kootenay Creek Park June 5-7. The theme for the weekend was Clash of Cubs, a Cub Scout version of the popular video game Clash of Clans. Cub Packs from Nelson, Nakusp, Kaslo, Cranbrook, Beaver Valley and Rossland particiapted in various activities such as jousting, tug-of-war, archery, castle building (and destroying!), shield making, orienteering, and play acting. Not to mention a good dose of Robin Hood fighting where two cubs whack each other with foamed covered sticks while balancing on a log or platform.

After a quick dip in a very chilly Kootenay Lake, the Cubs returned to camp for a pig roast. Thanks to the Nelson Cub group for oragnaizing the event and thanks to our Cub Leaders Jason Leblanc, Josh Swain, Owen Williams, and Jon Marion.

For more information on the 2nd Rossland Scout Group please contact Deanna or Tom Leask at 250-362-7118 or check out their facebook page. Registrations for youth are accepted throughout the year as well as volunteers to help with the various sections.

 

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