Beavers wrap up successful year
The 1st Sioux Lookout Beavers held their year end ceremony and wrap-up at Camp Mitchell on June 8th and 9th. We had the opportunity to learn new skills as well as practice and celebrate the skills we learned throughout the years. For many of our youth it was their last day of being a Beaver Scout as they were promoted and accepted into the Cubs group.
We had many volunteers come join us to help share their canoeing skills, play guitar and sing by the campfire as well as some Traditional teachings.
Thank you to Mike O’Brien, Natalie Popovic, “Papa Don”, Andrea DeGagne, Jeff Shumka, Elder Nick Kowalow, Matt McClelland and “Library Mike” Laverty for sharing your time and expertise.
Six of our youth managed to receive the North Star Award, which is the highest accomplishment a Beaver Scout can receive. The youth needed to complete volunteer hours, help with meaningful community projects, as well as earn a number of Outdoor Adventure Skills badges. Congratulations to Liam Salter, Merrick Tibbs-Bernard, Donovan McCord, Benjamin Shumka, Liam Harrison and Spencer Burke! You deserve the award and we will miss all of you, as well as the rest of the White Tails, who will be moving on to the Cubs group!
We had three Cub Scouts recognized for their dedication to the Beaver Scouts program with the Scouts Canada Youth Leadership Team Award. Throughout the year, they attended the Beavers meetings and assisted in many ways including guiding the youth through activities as well as sharing their Scouting expertise. Congratulations to William Brody, Christopher McCord and Ethan McCord.
We look forward to the fall so we can see our returning Beavers and any new friends that will be joining the program. We have lots of openings right now for youth aged 5-7 years as we had many graduate into the Cubs program this year. Register at www.scouts.ca.
Once again, we wish to thank all of our parent/grandparent volunteers and our numerous sponsors for making this the most successful year of scouting yet!
Yours in Scouting, Malak, Acorn, Rascal, Rusty, and Sunshine
Submitted by Nancy McCord (Sunshine).