Is Scouting for you ?
The Stanstead Scout troupe has begun meeting again every Wednesday evening, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at Sunnyside Elementary School, in Stanstead. Girls and boys between the ages of five and fourteen, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, will do a wide range of activities throughout the year, including several exciting camping trips.
“We just returned from a camping trip last weekend and we have about seven more scheduled from now until June. There will even be a nine day trip to Camp Tamaracouta this year,” mentioned Scouts Canada’s Group Commissioner for the Stanstead troupe, Corinne Doucet.
Next Wednesday, October 26th, is Registration Night for returning members and for new children who would like to try their hand at scouting. “It gets kids away from the TV, the electronics. The majority of kids love it. We
also get involved in the community. We’re in the Remembrance Day parade, we help at the Community Supper and at BorderFest, and we work with the CAB,” said Ms. Doucet.
Wednesday evening activities at Sunnyside include badgework for the older Cubs and Scouts and craft activities for the younger Beavers.
The Stanstead Scout troupe is organizing a special camping trip at the end of November that will be open to all children, aged eight to fourteen. “We’re planning this camping trip so kids can just come and try it out for the weekend, camping overnight, or just come for the day. We’ve held ‘Bring a friend’ events before but this is the first time we’ll have camping open to all,” Ms. Doucet added.
New Scoutmasters are welcome and needed to join the troupe. “Three new leaders have come forward but we still need more. Even if they can only be part time leaders – not everyone can go to one meeting a week. They need to be eighteen or older and to pass a police check. We encourage sixteen to eighteen year olds to volunteer under adult supervision,” said the Commissioner.
The Stanstead Scouts are also looking for people from the community with special talents that they would like to share with the Scouts and for local businesses that would be willing to let the Scouts tour their facilities. “It’s so the children know what’s going on in their community and what the services are. Then they appreciate their community more,” explained Corinne.
Ms. Doucet was happy to announce the troupe’s new sponsor: the Rotary Club of the Boundary. “They are fantastic as sponsors because they work on environmental projects and we try to do nature projects.”
The Registration fee to join the troupe is $100 per year. However, there is financial assistance available to help pay this registration fee upon request. So if you’d like to sign up your child or children but can’t afford to – just call the number below.
For more information call Corinne Doucet at 819 876-7842 or email her at email@example.com.
The Stanstead troupe keeping warm at a winter cook-out at the Lake Lovering Scout Reserve.
Several members of the Stanstead Scout troupe camped out in Dixville last weekend.