On Sat., Feb.07 2015 the 3rd Ottawa Scouts entered in the annual Heritage Area Klondike Derby which took place at Lac Beauchamp, QC this year.
This event is in its 51st year, with over 20 challenges ranging from hill traverse and fire skills to physical challenges like the infamous gully crossing. Success demands a high level of teamwork and cooperation.
We are proud to say that our team of Scouts, a mix of first, second & third year scouts competing as “mongoose patrol” won FIRST PLACE in their category for the event! (Intermediate Category) Congratulations Scouts on a great effort and fantastic result.
3rd Ottawa Venturers supported the event this year, serving 70 litres of hot chocolate at morning & afternoon stations, paying back for their past years of lounging at the HC station.
Despite some borderline weather, ROVENT 2014 was a great experience for our Company, 003 Venturers. We arrived in darkness to Camp Opemikon swarming with almost 350 Guides, Venturers & Rovers. We managed to find a few square feet to pitch our tents & mingled with the masses at mug-up after munching some brownies (didn’t quite make it to the tastiest treat competition)…
Saturday featured a noble quest, medieval tests of bravery, agility & strength, testing of catapults (the range was a bit short for ours) and a bit of a siege!
The day ended with a banquet, dance/campfire and as much of The Hobbit movies as the Company could stay awake for….
Sunday started with an offer of service that included transporting the OPE docks for winter storage..apparently they steer just like you’d expect…That’s our guys at the stern.
Overall an awesome camp, I’m sure we’ll be back next year….