Last week our two Bosuns and a couple of Scouters attended a climate change event in front of our local MP’s office. We had fun, added to the numbers, and made some good contacts. Liam and Emily will bring some … Continue reading “Climate Change action” →
The Scouts held their annual winter camp at Blue Springs Scout Reserve over the weekend (6th – 8th Feb 2015). Check out some of the photos from our AWESOME Winter Camp at Blue Springs Scout Reserve. Read More…
Cubs have been busy putting the finishing touches to their birdhouses – part of their craft badge. Check out a couple of photos from the night.
A huge thank you to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, leaders and parents who came out to help with our Apple Day 2014 fundraising. Apple Day is such an important fundraising opportunity for the group with 100% of the donations staying with the 403rd Toronto. View photos from the day
The 403rd Toronto Scouts and Cubs were joined by three other Sea Scout groups from across Ontario for the 44th Ontario Sea Scout Rendezvous (19th – 21st Sept 2014) held on Snake Island (part of Toronto Islands) for a weekend of … Continue reading “44th Ontario Sea Scout Rendezvous” →
Meetings for Beavers (6&7 year olds) start at 6 PM and meetings for Sea Scouts (11+ year olds) start at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 10. Meetings for Cubs (8 to 10 year olds) start at 7 PM on Thursday, … Continue reading “New program year starts September 10” →
Here is a pictorial tour of our weekend together. We set up camp in the dark and discovered that leaders too can misplace the peg bag. We learned and practiced lashing and other knots. We trusted the lashings enough to … Continue reading “403 Leaders camp together to share skills for new program year” →
Four Scouts and three leaders went canoeing on Lake Ontario yesterday. We had a fun time and while we were on the island, we stopped to help plant trees for the new hedge maze that is being built on Centre … Continue reading “Scouts Day on the Water” →
Only one spot left for this fantastic opportunity on July 6-12. You’ll spend the week with other Venturers and older Scouts from groups in Toronto and Ottawa learning how to paddle and swim in rapids and then running all the … Continue reading “Last chance for 2014 Whitewater Adventure” →
This is for any Scout Leader (youth or adult) who offers or would like to offer canoe instruction to other members of Scouting. It is the shortest instructor program that the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) offers. It is designed primarily for camps, but can also be used by organisations such as Scouting which have a tradition and proficiency in canoeing.
This is not a skills course! This in an instructor course. It is assumed that you already have a paddling skill level equivalent to at least ORCKA Basic 4 (solo).