The 1st Len­noxville Scouts are back in full swing

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There’s no dull mo­ment at the 1st Len­noxville Scout group.

With 68 youth and 24 staff mem­bers, we are buzzing with ac­tiv­ity and ad­ven­ture.

Our four sec­tions of­fer scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to boys and girls in four age groups: Beaver (ages 5-7), Cubs (ages 8-10), Scouts (ages 11-14) and Ven­tur­ers (ages 15 and up).

All our staff mem­bers are ded­i­cated vol­un­teers oc­cu­py­ing a va­ri­ety of roles within the group, whether di­rectly in­volved with the youth or be­hind the scenes.

Weekly meet­ings take place on Wed­nes­day nights at the Len­noxville United Church. Weather per­mit­ting, all sec­tions are en­cour­aged to ex­plore the out­doors - a fun­da­men­tal Scout­ing prin­ci­ple.

True to this spirit, we started the sea­son with plenty of out­door time! Our Cubs went ‘geo­caching’ (trea­sure hunt­ing) in the woods be­hind D’arcy-ben­nett Park, while our Beavers vis­ited the Capel­ton Mines.

The Scouts and Ven­tur­ers held their first camp at the Drew prop­erty on Moul­ton Hill. Ad­ven­tures in­cluded hik­ing and nav­i­gat­ing us­ing a com­pass, cook­ing in Dutch ovens and propane stoves, camp­fire, sleep­ing in tents and ham­mocks, and a night­time cap­ture-the-flag game.

And there’s so much more com­ing up!

We’re plan­ning a trip along the St. Fran­cis River, com­bin­ing kayak­ing and horse­back rid­ing.

Also com­ing up is our In­vesti­ture cer­e­mony. This event marks the of­fi­cial en­try of new mem­bers into the World Scout move­ment.

Our cheese fundraiser is just around the cor­ner, too. All prof­its will be used for the ben­e­fit of the youth, al­low­ing us to sub­si­dize the groups’ ac­tiv­i­ties and re­place old equip­ment.

Dona­tions are very wel­come as well. If you wish to do­nate to our group, please email Stephanie Gra­ham at stephgig­gles@videotron.ca.

Last but not least: 2018 marks the 100th an­niver­sary of our group. We’ve been thriv­ing for over a cen­tury now! What a great rea­son for a party! More de­tails will fol­low soon.

We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the com­mu­nity for its on­go­ing sup­port.

Yours in Scout­ing,

Didi Gor­man, 1st Len­noxville Scouts

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