Nov.11, 2012 – Remembrance Day

On Sunday, Nov.11, 2012, the 3rd Ottawa will be participating in the 10:30am service at Westminster Presbyterian and then serving coffee and tea after the service.

During the Remembrance Day service, we will have one of the 3rd Ottawa youth lay a wreath with a veteran.

We look forward to seeing as many youth, parents and leaders as possible at the service.  For more information contact the leaders in your Section.

Tim Welch

Scouts First Camp of 2012-2013 Season: Survival Camp at Lac Phillippe

We have had our first camp of Fall 2012…

Survival Camp at Lac Philippe.  We headed out in the evening of September 28th, and were setting up tents in the twilight and under an amazing moon.

Saturday morning was beautiful and after a satisfying feed on Scout real-deal pancakes with sausages and maple syrup we set out for a hike to the Lusk Caves.

After testing the subterranean waters…still pretty chilly! we hiked back to our campsite to work on survival shelters.  Saturday evening saw a pre-emtive takedown of out tents while they were still dry,  investiture of 9 new youth and a Scouter in our troop, some songs around the campfire & a mug-up before rolling into our survival shelters with some warm rocks.

To quote a scout on Sunday morning (after a few overnight showers) “it would have been sort of disappointing if it hadn’t rained”  and to quote another  “The best camp sleep ever”.

We finished up with breaking camp, and working on knife, axe & saw permits

Here are some more pictures (Click to advance):

Scouts 2012 Canoe Camp


We have had our final camp of Spring 2012…

Canoe Camp at Bon Echo Park.  We headed out in the evening of June 15th, and came back home on Monday June 18.

On the first day we took advantage of the calm weather to tour  Mazinaw rock by land & by sea.  The balance of the day was spent tootling around Mazinaw Lake & chilling on the beach.

This was followed up with a day on Joeperry lake, in a bit more wind and waves.  We practiced canoe rescue, had spider dogs on the beach and toured Pearson lake as well.

We finished up with breaking camp, and going for an overland hike to the primo swimming spot we visited on Day one.

Here are some pictures (Click to advance)::

Day One

Day Two

Day 3

Scouts: Bike Camp 2012

On Friday May 11, we camped  in Fitzroy Harbor Provincial Park – about
50 Km west of Ottawa. On Saturday May 12th, we rode our bikes back to Ottawa, ending up at the municipal campground on Corkstown Road in the Greenbelt. We camped there overnight.  On Sunday after a Mother’s Day breakfast of “Real Deal” Scout pancakes, we rode the remainder of the way back to the church – arriving there after lunch (Camping tacos at Britannia Beach)


For the full photo montage, see the Scouts Camping Pics page

Scout Paddle Night

With stations including orientation, throw bag rescue, basic paddling & canoe rescue our recent Paddle Night was both fun and informative

Our thanks to the Nepean Rover Crew.


Here are some Pictures:

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Scout Trees 2012

The 3rd Ottawa Scouts participated in the 2012 edition of the annual ScouTrees campaign on Saturday, 2012 May 05.

( It was at same site in the East-end that we’ve worked at for the past few years.
That’s good because the Scouts can see the re-forestation progress made year-over-year.)

As in previous years, we met at the church early on on Saturday morning, drove in convoy to the site, planted hundreds of saplings, enjoyed a pizza lunch, then headed back to the church for pickup around 1:00pm.

A few highlight pictures are attached (Click to advance)

Klondike 2012 winners!

On Sat., Feb.11 2012 the 3rd Ottawa Scouts entered two sleds in the annual Heritage Area Klondike Derby which took place at Lac Beauchamps, QC this year.

We are proud to say that both of our teams – our third year team and our mixed team of multiple years – each won FIRST PLACE in their category for the event!  Congratulations Scouts on a great effort and fantastic result.

Both of our 3rd Ottawa entries worked closely as a team, supporting each other and with lots of energy during the course of the entire day.  The 3rd Ottawa has been participating in the Klondike Derby for six years now, and in the last 3 years we have won first place for at least one of our teams.

Here are some images of the event.

Go 3rd Ottawa!