Category Archives: Events

Founder’s Dinner (Feb 28)

FounderYou’re invited!  Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship with fellow Scouters and their families! This is a uniform event. Scouting youth welcome with their parents. Come with a song, skit or cheer ready to participate in the campfire.

This is a service of the 31st Alouette Canadian Baden Powell Guild.

Contact the Guild today for your tickets as they go fast!  Here are some pictures from last years festivities: CLICK HERE

Date/Time: February 28, 2016
Doors open at 5:00PM, dinner is at 6:00PM
Location: Camp Whonnock; 27660 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge [MAP]
Audience: The Whole Family!
Tickets: They sell out fast, so don’t delay!
$7 each. Includes your meal and entertainment.
Purchase by contacting Jonathan Smyth or another member of the 31st B.P. Guild.
Contact: Jonathan Smyth | Email: jonsmyth@telus.net | Tel. (604)880-4227
Other Details: This is a full uniform event for those Scouters and registered Youth in attendance.
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Rally Day 2016 (Feb 13)

Rally Day (b)One of the most exciting events of the year, the Area Rally Day, is coming up February 13th.

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 special categories for Scouters and other adults. 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, and banana bread! ($1-2/each).

Date: February 13, 2016
Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge, BC [MAP]
Registration: Vehicle Registration Due: February 10, 2016
At the Golden Ears United Church; 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC [MAP]
For some sections you must register your vehicles early at the GEUC on Feb 10th (excludes Beaver Buggies). Please refer to the rules and registration forms attached below.
Contact: Christi Goncalves | Email: c.goncalves@telus.net
Other Details: Beaver Buggies – Your buggies should be painted and ready to go; race times have already been assigned to your Group.

Kub Kars – Refer to the attached rules & registration form for details.
Details/Forms: Kub_Kar_Regulations_2016.docx

Scout Trucks – Refer to the attached rules & regulation form for details.
Details/Forms: Scout_Truck_Rally_Form_2016.docx

Venturer Vehicles – CO2 Cartridge Powered Kub Kars – This Category is open to all Venturer aged youth. Scouters, if you have a 3rd/4th year scout that is interested, they may enter this category if they also complete a Scout Truck. Spec sheet on cartridge and eyelet placement attached below. Vehicles must start with a Kub Kar Kit and Area will supply the cartridges for the race. Launcher will be available on registration night to make any last minute tweaks to design. No entry fee for this years rally competition.
Details/Forms: CO2_Racer_&_Measurements.pdf
eyelet 1 eyelet 2

Rover Rockets – Rocket Cell Powered Kub Kar – This is a new category this year. We had a demo of the rocket last year. Rules for this category are simple: Must start with a Kub Kar Kit, must be self-propelled up the track from the starting line, and most important, it must not damage the track; being conscious of safety, this race will happen outdoors at the fair ground and Rockets will be launched towards an open, empty field. Builder must supply the rocket cell for race day. No entry fee this year as we will consider this an exhibition event.

Scouter/Parent Cars – You may enter any race you wish in a “Scouter Built” category… Beaver Buggies… Kub Kars… Scout Trucks… Venturer Vehicles… Rover Rockets… If you have a parent/guardian/relative/grandparent that would also like to get their hands on a project and build one, they are welcome to build their own (this may help to solve the parent built “youth” entries we see). The more the merrier in the Scouter/Parent division of each race. There will be no race entry fees for Scouter/Parent built cars as you can’t put a price on bragging rights on building the fastest vehicle!

Camp Black Tip 2016 (May 13-15)

BlacktipPlanning for this years 2016 Camp Blacktip is well underway. Each Group attending will be asked to operate a station. Additional help is needed, so please contact our DAC Pack if you can lend a hand.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available, please check back periodically.

Dates: May 13-15, 2015
Location: Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Campground [MAP]
Section: Cubs (Pack)
Registration: Due: April 1st
Form: 2016_Camp_Blacktip_Registration_Form.docx
Fees: $35 per campsite | $10 per youth | $5 per scouter/parent helper
*Cheques should be payable to “Scouts Canada – Three Rivers Area”
Contact: Phil Goncalves, DAC Pack | Email: pg1341@telus.net
Other Details: Camp and station itinerary will be forwarded to groups prior to camp. Refer to the attached form for more details.

Camp Bear Claw 2016 (May 27-29)

ZombieApocCamp has been declared; the apocalypse is upon us!

The objective of this camp is to test the Outdoor Scouting Skills of Three Rivers Area Scout Patrols.

The Patrols will be tested through a series of stations, which will include Fire Lighting and Safety, Camp Stoves and Lanterns, Emergency Shelters, Local Plant Recognition, Proficiency with Knots, Leave No Trace, Safe Drinking Water, Bear Aware, Compass, and Axe-Knife-Saw Use.

Dates: May 27-29, 2016
Location: Golden Ears Provincial Park, Gold Creek Campground [MAP]
Section: Scouts (Troop)
Registration: Due: 14 Days Prior to Camp (for a point bonus!!!)
Form: 2016_Bear_Claw_Rules_&_Registration.docx
Contact: Arnie Van Der Est (Camp Chief) | Email: scouterarnie@shaw.ca
Other Details: See the registration package for details on:

  • Each skills station being operated.
  • Patrol registration form.
  • Leader/Adult registration form.
  • Camp Rules.
  • Schedule.
  • Dinner with a Guest Leader.

#GoodTurn Week Applications (2016)

GoodTurn2016

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.

The Good Turn Week Community Project Challenge was created to help Sections, Groups, or Councils get their good turn ideas off the ground. If your Section has a great idea for Good Turn Week, but need a little financial help, members can submit their good turn projects for monetary support from Scouts Canada.

Good Turn Week funding applications are now being accepted. There’s still time to submit your applications before the deadline of December 15, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://www.scouts.ca/goodturn/

Cub Skills (Nov 21)

cubskillsThis is the 22nd Annual WestSurDel Area Cub Skills, to be held at a new location this year… Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta.

Please take a moment to visit the Metro Vancouver site [CLICK HERE].  The majority of the activities will take place at the picnic field with the two shelters as this space will allow up to 300 participants; however, we will certainly use the beach for some of the stations!

If your pack is interested in attending this event please send us a note with approximate numbers to reserve a space and help with station and food planning.  Also if your Troop, Company or Crew would like to host a station, give us a call.  Formal registration papers will be out shortly.  Hope to see you in the Bay…

Date/Time: November 21, 2015
9:00AM-2:30PM
Location: Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta
Attendees: Cub Scouts
Cost: $8 per attendee (each youth and adult in your group).
Fee includes lunch, snack, beverage & campfire blanket badge.
Registration & Information: More details to come out soon, but in the meantime, read the attached form which includes a schedule and what to bring: Cub_Skills_2015_Announcement.pdf
Contact: Peter Scurr | Tel. (604)943-8674 | Email: pscurr@dccnet.com

JOTA: Jamboree-on-the-Air (Oct 17)

Logo-JOTA-JOTIWell the radio club is up and ready for this years’ Three Rivers Area Jamboree-on-the-Air.

The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack.

Dates: October 17
Location: Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows B.C. V3Y 2J5 [MAP]
Attendees: Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
Registration: Space is limited!
This is a FREE event!!!
Only 8 groups of 12 youth can be accommodated. Booking times are as follows:
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
[Lunch Break]
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:00
Sorry, but any groups who show up and are not pre-registered will be turned away as we will not be able to accommodate them. Times are first-come/first-serve and to book you must contact Arnie.
Contact: Arnie van der Est | Email: arnievanderest@shaw.ca | Tel. 604-467-6412