Registration for Amherstburg Beavers & Scouts now underway


Special to the RTT


Scouts is the start of something great.

Beavers1Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere. Along the way, kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

2nd Amherstburg has had an active scouting group since 1928 and is the second oldest group in Essex County.  This year Amherstburg Scouting has reached a very exciting milestone – they will be reopening the Cub Scout pack!  The Amherstburg group has seen continued growth through the past three years and now have a group of Beaver Scouts moving up to the re-established Cub Pack.

The Beaver Scout program is Scouts Canada’s youngest section and it is for boys and girls ages 5-7.  They meet once a week starting in the fall and the program includes many outdoor activities, games, music and sports. Fun and friendship is the cornerstone of the Beaver Scout program. A Beaver remembers his Promise: A Beaver works hard, has fun and helps family and friends.  The Motto? Sharing, Sharing, Sharing.

Last year you may have seen the young Beavers around town for Apple Day, involved in a can food drive at the Amherstburg Mission, singing Christmas Carols at Seasons Retirement Residence, or cleaning up along the River Canard. They had fun with Halloween and Christmas parties, a scavenger hunt at Devonshire Mall, Beaver Buggy races, and at the regional Beaveree which was held in Windsor this past year. The kids also participated in a spring camp and a fall camp.

The Cub Scout program is for boys and girls aged 8-10. The Cub program is based on their motto to “do your best” and, throughout the year, Cub Scouts are encouraged to try new and challenging activities.  Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible.  Along the way Cub Scouts learn how to take care of themselves, work as a team – and most importantly, have lots of fun!

This year four weekend camps are planned including an Artic Adventure camp, a spring camp and a canoe camp.  They will be working on their nature stars and their outdoor skills stars.

Registration for the 2nd Amherstburg Beaver or Cub Scout group is currently underway. Also, the growth of both groups has created a need for volunteers within the groups as well as with the organizing committee. Please contact Darryl Walker at 519-819-8077 (or for details about registration and/or volunteering.



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