Important Camp Whonnock Discussion

scout_hallHello Scouters!

This is a friendly reminder that we have our monthly Area meeting coming up next week (Oct-28). This month is a little different though and we really need your help!

Can you please take a moment and think about how we all benefit from Camp Whonnock being in our backyard…

Remember your young Beaver Scouts face the time their first campfire “magically” started. The amazement in watching 90 Beaver Scouts from across the area come together for one night, to sing songs, tell stories, perform skits and yell their cheers; and of course, follow it up with the yummy goodness of mug up. And who can forget those campovers/sleepovers? I think all us Scouters dubbed them the “no sleep sleepovers”, but will always bring a smile to our faces when we think about it.

Now I want you to think about our Area Cub Scouts. Getting to camp at Whonnock. Use the Cub huts, learn some Cub Scout Skills like knife safety, fire lighting, the Cub first aid days and of course, the introduction into leadership with the FLEX sessions lead by our local youth.

And our Scouts. Camp Whonnock has now become a mainstay in their scouting program. From camps, to skills like orienteering, to service hours on work weekends, to borrowing the canoes for the day/weekend/week.

And who can forget us Scouters and our relationship with Camp Whonnock! Think of all the amazing training opportunities that have been offered here and the friends we have made in the process! We all do this for the kids and the program for them, but we all know deep-deep down, we LOVE this stuff and we all love Camp Whonnock!

So, you may ask now why am I bringing up all these awesome memories? What can I possibly need your help with? Well it’s simple. I need you, ALL Three Rivers Area Scouters, to attend the Area meeting on Wednesday night. Why? You ask… Because, as with most things now a days, we are needing to make a decision as to the camp’s future and we need your help, your ideas, your experience and skills and any other resources or connections you might be able to bring to the table. And we need to act NOW! Graham Walters, our Fraser Valley Council Commissioner, is our special guest for this area meeting and we are going to be discussing the future of Camp Whonnock and what we need to do to make sure that it is around for our current Beaver Scouts future Beaver Scouts or grand Beaver Scouts. We need to come together as an Area, as the great Scouters we all are, put our thinking caps on and come up with some ideas and strategies. We need as many of the Three Rivers Area Scouters involved in this as possible.

So, meeting information:

Where: Camp Whonnock
When: Wednesday October 28th
Time: 7PM Start
Will there be Coffee? YES
Will there be snacks and goodies? YES (but only if you tell me you are coming)

If you have any questions, please email me. And I need you to RSVP yes or no to this email please (and yes, I am prepared to call you all personally if I don’t hear from you so message me by end of day Monday October 26th)

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

Christi Goncalves
Three Rivers Area Commissioner

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