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

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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

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.

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.

Canadian Path: Section Transition Charts

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Attached to this post you will find a number of “transition” documents for each section to help familiarize yourself with the changes in terminology and roles under the Canadian Path. Please take a moment to read the document pertinent to your section and if you have any questions reach out to your Group or Area Commissioners, or utilize the Canadian Path facebook discussion page or twitter feed.

Transition-Chart-Beaver-Scouts.pdf
Transition-Chart-Cub-Scouts.pdf
Transition-Chart-Scouts.pdf
Transition-Chart-Venturer-Scouts.pdf
Transition-Chart-Rover-Scouts.pdf

Link to Canadian Path resources online:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianpath/
https://twitter.com/scoutscanada