Local Trees from Local Kids

The ultimate in localism. Buy your local Christmas Tree from Bowen Cubs at the CSA Craft Fair on December 7. Please use contact form for pre- orders and collection on December 7 or delivery. 

Cubs are back!

The cub pack meets at 6:30PM every Thursday at BICS Multi-purpose room. Cubs are suitable for girls and boys aged 7-11. Parents and siblings are also welcome. Any questions? email scouter.euan{a}outlook.com.

We need your help!

Bowen Scouts need your help!  We’re looking for volunteers to take on some important roles within the Bowen Scouting organization.  Check out our Volunteering Opportunities page for details.  Contact us if you have any questions or can assist the group in any way!

AGM – Monday Mar. 10th @ 6:15pm

16th West Vancouver Bowen Island Scouting Groups will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday March 10th, 2014 at 6:15pm at Bowen Island Community School, Multipurpose Room. All are welcome to attend. 

BICS Craft Fair Xmas Tree Sale

The BICS Craft Fair Christmas Tree sale was a great success! Many thanks to all of the Cubs, Scouts and Volunteers who came out to help yesterday at BICS!  We raised over $500 in funds from the sale of Christmas trees during the BICS Craft Fair.Also a big thank you to those who have already volunteered at the West Vancouver Christmas Tree lot and to those who are still scheduled in the coming weeks.

STEM pilot project

On Monday some of our Cubs participated in the STEM pilot project. STEM stands for Science, technology, engineering and math. A variety of STEM activities will allow members to explore, design, and build, perform fun experiments and make interesting discoveries. Our youth are encouraged to ask questions and develop strategies to find the solutions. Through this process, they get a firsthand experience of the scientific method and practice critical thinking skills that will benefit them in any career path they choose to pursue. Each STEM activity is designed to meet the learning aptitudes and interests of the intended age group. Children and youth will not only learn the aspects of STEM through participation, but will apply the Scouts Canada Plan, Do, Review method to fully understand how each element is applied throughout the activity. Children and youth plan the program, execute the activity and review the process; giving them an opportunity to reflect on their new knowledge, track their own progress and continue to move towards future discoveries and experiences.In this activity Avery, Adrienne, and Michael became paper tube engineers and built a step stone bridge out of toilet paper tubes, sand, rocks and saran wrap. 

Have You Purchased Your Christmas Tree?

It is that time of year again, when we start to think about the family Christmas tree and the first thing that comes to mind is the Scout Christmas tree sale at the BICS Craft Fair on Sunday December 1st!Selling Christmas trees is the Scouts biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help to spread the word!  If you are in the market for a Christmas tree, show your support by purchasing one from Scouts or if you have an opportunity to help sell trees we could use your help at the BICS craft fair!  Contact Leslie for more info!We will also be selling trees in West Vancouver near Park Royal. The lot is located at the bottom of Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue across from the NorthEast Park Royal parking garage.Local Kids: Local Trees! It starts with Scouts … tomorrow’s leaders.

Scouts Nov 18th

Monday evening the Scouts will be working on their Scout staffs(staves). These are the hiking sticks they made earlier this year. Please have the Scouts bring them to the meeting. Let me know if they have misplaced it or don’t have one. We will also be working on some First Aid skills. Scouts should dress to play outside. Meeting at BICS in the multi-purpose room. 6:30 – 8:15pm

Scouts Receive Grant From Municipality

All non profit organizations are dependant upon the generosity of others and available grants. Bowen Island Municipality offers funds available to non-profit organizations in the spring and fall. After careful consideration the Bowen Island Municipality has granted the Bowen Scouting group $1600 in funds. These funds will go a long way towards subsidizing camps and activities for our youth. Thank you to BIM for their generosity.

Bowen Scouts Sail Into Bowfest!

  Bowen Scouts proudly unveiled their custom built puddle duck racer at the Bowfest Parade this weekend!  Our Cubs and Scouts marched along side the parade float to hundreds of cheering spectators.  Many thanks to IRLY Building Centre for their generous support of materials for the project and to the leaders and Scouts who built the boat.  Visit the photo gallery for more Bowfest 2013 photos!