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Team Building Night

Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace. One of the most powerful reasons for team …

Temagami 2019

We started this year off with the goal of our Explorers and Sr.Explorers ending the year off with a 5 day canoe trip into the interior or Temagami.  There are few prouder moments for a Scouter, when they can watch their youth pull together to solve obstacles, using the skills that they have been working …

Spring Camp 2019

It is finally time to get back outside and into the tents again.  We spent the weekend at Springwater Conservation area. We spent time working on Canoeing Skills, Water Rescue Skills, Fishing, Cooking, Hiking and enjoying large camp fires.

Fun with Tarps & Knots

We spent a night brushing up on some knot tying and tarp rigging skills before our Temagami Trip.  This set of skills will come in very handy to keep up dry on our canoe trip.

Temagami Packing Night

Down to 3 weeks left before our group leaves on their Trip to Temagami; our Sr.Explorers spent a night sharing their experience and knowledge they have gained in past trips to the Explores. By the end of the night, each Explore had a list and some helpful tips on packing their back packs for the …

Spring Hike

The nice weather has returned, and it is time to get out of our meeting hall.  Our Explorers and Sr. Explorers, packed their bags for and spent the night hiking the trails at the Solitude Nature Reserve.  We have spent time out there in the past, it is located just south of St.Thomas and is …

Bear Proofing you Food

With only 6 weeks left before our Explorers and Sr. Explorers leave for their 5 day trip into the interior of Temagami, we asked them what skills they wanted to work on.  The top of the list were ways to deter bears from the site, and specifically their food.  So we spent a night out …

Urban Geocaching

The 1st Elgin BPSA deciced to take a night out and about our community to try and find some of our local geocaches.  A couple wild goose chases, but we found almost all of them

Bitter Sweet Celebrations

What better way to celebrate Scouter Cynthia’s birthday then by taking the whole 1st Elgin BPSA Scouting group to Park and Bowl for a night of glow bowling.   Sadly however this day also marks Kierran’s last day with the group as he has to return to England and rejoin up with his BPSA group their.  …

Cooking Challenge

Each year our patrols are given a budget. With that budget they must purchase enough food to feed 6 people a three course meal.  The theme this year was passports from around the world. The patrols choose a Country at random and their meal had to be themed to that Country. The meals were fantastic, …