Sunday, December 15, 2013


ALGONQUIN 2014

Join us for an information meeting about Algonquin 2014.
Where:  Merrickville Community Centre
When: Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 7:00pm
Who: all interested attendees and their parents
The trip is open to all registered  Venturers, Scout aged youth and 3rd year Cubs
The trip will take place July 6 – 12, 2014
The destination is Algonquin Park with the exact location to be determined by January 21st . 
Registration packages will be distributed to Group Commissioners and Troop Leaders  by November 28th 
The cost of the trip will be $175.00 if paid by January 21, 2014 or $200.00 paid in 4 installments
1.      $50.00 due January 21st , 2014
2.      $50.00 due February 21st , 2014
3.      $50.00 due March 21st , 2014
4.      $50.00 due April 21st , 2014
This is a great opportunity to try something challenging and get to make new friends in Valley Highlands. The cost of the trip covers transportation to and from camp, camp fees and all food.
We have done a trip like this for the past 5 years and many of the senior youth keep coming back. 

WINTER CAMP TRAINING
 

WHEN: JANUARY 15, 2014 

WHERE:WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SMITHS FALLS
(across from Burger King)

WHO: ALL SCOUTS & VENTURERS 

WHY: TO LEARN WINTER CAMPING SKILLS FOR WINTER CAMP 

TIME: 6:30– 8:00pm 

COME OUT AND LEARN SOME NEW SKILLS AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH WINTER CAMPING IN CANADA

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VALLEY HIGHLANDS
Cordially Invites You to Our
ANNUAL HOLIDAY
POT LUCK
December 12
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
KINSMAN HALL
SMITHS FALLS
Bring Your Favourite Holiday Dish to Share
Please R.S.V.P. by
December 5 to
Sharon Dekart at sdekart@storm.ca

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ROVENT 2013

VALLEY HIGHLANDS VENTURERS WIN "TASTY TREAT" WITH THIS AWESOME
 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT
 

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NITE VENT


Valley Highlands Area Camp
Nite Vent
01 – 03  November 2013 

Friday
6:30 – 8:30           Registration
8:30                        Opening
9:30pm                 Night Prowl Begins
Saturday
2:30am                 Bed
12:00 – 1:30        Lunch
1:30 – 4:30           Afternoon Program
4:30 – 6:30           Supper
8:30                        Campfire (followed by Mug Up)
Sunday
7:30 – 8:45           Breakfast
9:30                        Scouts Own
10:00                     Trophy Presentations/Closing 

This is a Be Prepared Camp for which points are accumulated and the patrol with the most points winning the Annual Trophy.  Last year the “Girls” from Drummond won this event.
For those of you new to the game we set up numbered “stations” throughout the woods and send each patrol on their way.  They must follow the rotation as outlined in their instructions and complete each activity to accumulate points.  This usually lasts until around 2:30am at which time all are sent off to bed.
After a good night’s rest we will commence the day at around noon with activities starting at 1:30.
Each patrol is responsible for some sort of entertainment for the campfire for which points can be added to the scores from the night’s activities.
The cost for this event is $10.00 per youth.
Location: Camp Traill

 

CUB "Swamp Monster" Birthday Bash


Valley Highlands Area Camp

Cub “Swamp Monster” Birthday Bash

01 – 03  November 2013

Friday
6:30 – 8:30           Registration
                                Campsite setup, Leaders meeting
Saturday
7:30 – 8:30           Breakfast
9:00                        Opening
10:00 – 11:30      Morning Activities
12:00 – 1:30        Lunch
1:30 – 4:30           Afternoon Activities & Birthday Cake Making
4:30 – 6:30           Supper
6:45                        Birthday Bash
8:30                        Campfire (followed by Mug Up)
Sunday
7:30 – 8:45           Breakfast
9:30                        Scouts Own
10:00                     Trophy Presentations/Closing 

This is a Fun  Challenge Camp for which points are accumulated and the group with the most points will win the Annual Trophy. 
This is the SWAMP MONSTER’s 43rd Birthday so come out and help us celebrate.  The Swamp Monster only comes out at dusk so be prepared for an evening hike to his house.

 The cost for this event is $10.00 per youth
 
The Swamp Monster’s (Camp Traill’s only permanent resident – only seen in the past by Cubs) birthday is November 1, so make sure the Cubs make him a birthday cake (he likes acorns, nuts, leaves and twigs and the odd bug)  You can get the Cubs to make the cake on Saturday sometime and then have a night hike up to his house after dark.  I have heard that he likes birthday candles.  I think he turns 43 this year.  Take Slime Repellent just in case he decides to hug you.   Don’t be worried – he rarely eats Cubs or Scouts – but he does like the tender meat of Beavers.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday morning over the lake

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