Category Archives: Events

2017 Chief Scout Award Recipients

Big congradulations to our some of our very own Three Rivers Area Scouts who received their Chief Scout Award!

Bergen Critchley, 1st West Heights, Mission
Jayden Buck, 1st Albion, Maple Ridge
Megen Edwards, 1st Albion, Maple Ridge

   

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Good Turn Week 2017

Good Turn Week happens once a year and provides an opportunity to highlight the good work Scouting does for our communities. It also inspires others to make time for their own simple acts of kindness.

Every year Scouts Canada challenges members to participate in Good Turn Week by doing simple acts of kindness, or by applying to the Good Turn Week Community Project Challenge. Good Turn Week took place this year from April 29th – May 7th, 2017.

During the 2017 campaign, 2 Groups in the Three Rivers Area completed community projects!  1st West Heights made care packages for disadvantaged youth and 1st Haney revitilized the gardens at the Ridge Meadows Hospital.  Informationf or both p rojects can be viewed on the SC Good Turn Week website.

YOUTH HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH
1st West Heights Scout Group, Mission, BC
http://one.scouts.ca/goodturnweek/all-project-list/youth-helping-at-risk-youth/

 

HOSPITAL GARDEN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
1st Haney Scout Group, Maple Ridge, BC
http://one.scouts.ca/goodturnweek/all-project-list/hospital-garden-improvement-project/

Rally Day 2017 (Mar 4)

Rally Day (b)Three Rivers Area Rally Day is scheduled for March 4th.

This event is for all sections who will be racing their Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars, Scout Trucks, Venturer Vehicles and Rover Rockets; there will also be a special category for the Scouters. Early registration is required for some sections, read below for additional details.

***An on-site concession will be operated by the 31st Baden Powell Guild.  Hot dogs, chips, juice/water, tea/coffee, etc.

Date: March 4, 2017
Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge, BC [MAP]
Registration: Vehicle Registration Due: February 27th @6pm
(Early registration is available on February 20th @6pm if the 27th is not convenient)
Location (both dates): Camp Whonnock; 27660 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC
For some sections you must register your vehicles early at the Camp Whonnock on Feb 27th (excludes Beaver Buggies).
Contact: Doug Pearson | Email: doug.pearson@scouts.ca
Other Details: Forms and other details TBA.

FVC Beaveree (May 7)

BEAVERDetails for the 2016 Beaveree hosted by the Fraser Valley Council at Camp McLean are now available. Register early (no on-site registration allowed).

Check out more details on the FVC website and registration form below.

The theme this year is “mad science”.

Date/Time: May 7, 2016
9am – 3pm (Opening at 10am)
Location: Camp McLean, 20315 16 Ave, Langley, B.C.
Section: Beavers (Colony)
Registration: Due: April 23th
Form: 2016_Beaveree_Application.doc
See form for fees per Beavers, Keeos, Scouters, Adults/Parents and for extra crests.
*Cheques should be payable to “Scouts Canada”
Contact: DyEtte Bryce | Email: beehappy@shaw.ca | Cell: (604) 250-0754
Other Details: More info on the FVC website: CLICK HERE
This is a lug-a-mug event; no meals provided.
Please bring a Copy of participants Registration forms, updated Physical Fitness Form for Non-Member, Individual Hold Harmless and signed Code of Conduct for any non-registered person who will be attending.

FVC Cuboree (Apr 23)

Cubs

Details for the 2016 Cuboree hosted by the Fraser Valley Council at Camp McLean are now available. Register early (no on-site registration allowed).

Check out more details on the FVC website and registration form below.

The theme this year is “pioneering”.

Date/Time: April 23, 2016
9am – 4pm (Opening at 10am)
Location: Camp McLean, 20315 16 Ave, Langley, B.C.
Section: Cubs (Pack)
Registration: Due: April 9th
Form: 2016_Cuboree_Application.doc
See form for fees per Cubs, Scouters, Adults/Parents and for extra crests.
*Cheques should be payable to “Scouts Canada”
Contact: DyEtte Bryce | Email: beehappy@shaw.ca | Cell: (604) 250-0754
Other Details: More info on the FVC website: CLICK HERE
This is a lug-a-mug event; no meals provided.
Please bring a Copy of participants Registration forms, updated Physical Fitness Form for Non-Member, Individual Hold Harmless and signed Code of Conduct for any non-registered person who will be attending.

Area Night Hike (Apr 16)

Nite Hike Map The Night Hike has been an annual event in Pacific Spirit Park for many years now and this year Scouting and Guiding groups in the Three Rivers Area will be participating in a similar (but scaled down) hike. The hike itself is for youth from Beavers/Sparks up to Venturers/Pathfinders.

It takes place along the dikes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, starting at Jerry Sulina Park, passing by Harris Road’s Silver Bridge (end point for younger youth) and finishing at the Pitt River Bridge (for older youth).  There are interesting activities and stations along the way to challenge and captivate youth of all ages.

Date: April 16-17, 2016
Location: Starting Point – Jerry Sulina Park, Maple Ridge, BC
Mid-way Point – Harris Road, Silver Bridge, Pitt Meadows, BC
Ending Point – Pitt River Bridge, Pitt Meadows, BC
Registration: Register prior and it’s first-come first-serve for start times; refer to the attached registration package for additional details/requirements including the fee. Registrar with your Section/Group.
Night_Hike_Notice_2016.pdf
Night_Hike_Registration_2016.pdf
Contacts: Arnie van der Est | Email: arnievanderest@shaw.ca
Vera Karila | Email: verajk@telus.net
Christi Goncalves | Email: c.goncalves@telus.net

3RA Rally Day Wrap-up & Results (2016)

Rally Day Banner

Hard to believe it’s been a week since our Three Rivers Area Rally Day!

Beaver Cars… You Beaver Scouts and Scouters are the epitome of energy… well done on your Rally Day!  Three tracks full of Beaver Cars all day long… Beaver laughing, Scouters Laughing…. Looking forward to seeing all the designing and colorful creations that they will come up with for next year!

Kub Kars… Wow!  124 Kub Kars… And all TEN Cub Packs from across the Area represented!  Some amazing work done by the kids this year.  So much creativity and pride in their work.  Thank you to all the section Scouters, Parents, Relatives and neighbors who helped our Cub Scouts create these masterpieces.  And a big thank you to our Cub Scouts for all your input and dedication to complete these Cars.

Scout Trucks… Great Job Troop!  There were 32 entries this year into the Truck Races.  Some very intricate pieces of art flew down that track… from the Taco Fairies to the Narwhale… Circus animals to the Big Rigs…. Keep up the great work and looking forward to your entries next year.  A big thank you to all the Scouters and other Adults that mentored these Troop members along the way to complete this project.  It’s been great to see some of these youth progress from Beaver Buggies to Kub Kars and now Scout Trucks.

The BP Guild Concession… we… the youth and Scouters of the Three Rivers Area… would like to pass along a heartfelt THANK YOU to the members of the BP Guild that were there again this year to keep the scouters full of coffee, all our bellies full of lunch and all their support of our Rally Day.

And of course, we also need to recognize all the volunteers that came out to help put Rally Day together… members of the Pit Crew, the Photographer, the set up and tear down crew.  This day would not happen without you and your passion for the Rally Day event.

And last but definitely not least… I would like to recognize the Scouter that accepted the challenge to build the Rover Rocket… Who not only accepted the challenge, but put his own “spin” on the event.  A ROCKET TRUCK… 4… yes FOUR… D Sized Rocket Cell engines lodged into the trailer of a Scout Truck… One Beaver Track… One Blast Shield… One Fire Extinguisher… and now the bar is set for next year… Rocket Cars/Rocket Trucks… Thank you Scouter Jim!  And Lets see what we can come up with for next year!

Open to review race results: 2016_Rally_Day_Race_Results.xlsx
For pictures and videos Rally Day, CLICK HERE.

-Christi Goncalves, Area Commissioner