Cubs is starting for 2015

Cubs is starting soon! Here is some important information about the upcoming year: Location and Time This is unchanged from last year – BICS Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 First Meeting The first meeting will be Sept 24th at 6:30. There will be an optional parent orientation at 6pm which will include the chance to register cubs or scouts. Registration You can either register through or at the first meeting. I expect to have 18 or 24 cubs (3 or 4 sixes) Leadership Euan has passed the Akela torch over to me so he can focus on starting the Sea Scouts program. Euan, John, and Chris are remaining scouters. Jim is currently doing the scouter training course. We are always looking for new Scouters; if we have more scouters, we can accept more cubs and run better activities. If you are considering becoming a scouter, please let me know and I can give you more details. Cuboree – next weekend! We just found out about a cuboree next weekend – please see the attached flyer if you are interested in going. If we get enough interest, we will organize a water taxi.Flyer 2015 Cuboree Beavers Children … Continue Reading →

The pack is growing…

The Bowen Cub pack is growing. We have five new registered cubs, three attenders who intend to join and a couple more who will come and try cubs out. We also have two new registered and trained leaders and another one who is working on it. (We started off in September with just one returning cub. We also had nowhere to meet since BICS was closed due to the teachers’ strike. )Why is the pack growing? Well, we do cool stuff. Already in the last month, the cubs have been on a night hike, toasted marshmallows at a camp fire, learned how to tie knots, sang songs, acted out skits, learned about watercraft, and made useful camp gear out of garbage. They have met cubs from Squamish and Pitt Meadows and all over the Lower Mainland at the Cub Skills event on Deas Island in Delta. We’re also planning some winter expeditions: to the Hollyburn Ridge cabin in January, Shadow Lake cabin with the Squamish cubs and scouts in February and our traditional summer camp at beautiful Camp Byng on the Sunshine Coast with our friends and neighbours at 3rd West Vancouver cubs. Money raised from apple sales and Christmas tree sales help to keep … Continue Reading →

Christmas Trees update

We will be selling Christmas trees at the CSA Craft Fair as usual, but you can also arrange to purchase and pick up your tree or trees before then. They are selling quickly. We currently have: 4Wild Douglas Firs 5′-7′ @ $40 each11 Nobles 6′-7′ @ $75 each5 Alpines 6′-7′ @ $55 each+ $5 delivery to your driveway (or you can pick up at the Craft Fair).  All funds raised will go towards our winter camps at Hollyburn and Shadow Lake. Please email esinclair(a) or call 604 992-4110 to pre-purchase.Thanks so much for the support from our friends at 1st & 3rd West Van, 21st & 31st Capilano and 6th St. Agnes for supplying the trees from the Park Royal tree lot and delivering them to the island. What a great team!

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}

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!

Welcome Back!

Just a reminder that it is a Cub & Scout joint meeting on Monday night at 6:30pm. Please bring your your Kars/Trucks painted for Monday.

Mark your Calendars!

We have once again been invited to the Squamish Cub Kar and Scout Truck Rally. This year it will be on April 5th at 10am at the Stawamish Elementary School. Get those cars/trucks ready to roll!!

MEC Spring Night Invitation

Date:          Tuesday April 22, 2014Time:          7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Locations:    – MEC Vancouver: 130 West Broadway – MEC North Vancouver: 212 Brooksbank Avenue                                Receive 10% off regular priced, in stock items – including bikes and boats!   To attend the Vancouver stores Club Night, please RSVP by April 15, 2014 To attend the North Vancouver stores Club Night, please RSVP at Nicola.gildersleeve@mec.caby April 15, 2014   Participants must be a member of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase. If you are not yet a member, you may purchase a $5.00 membership that evening.

Edge Climbing and Swimming!

We are going to try and combine two activities into one day!On Monday March 24th, we would like to plan a trip to The Edge climbing centre and then go for some swimming at the West Van Rec Centre. A bus would be chartered (if there is enough interest) and leave Bowen at 9:30am returning on the 4:30pm.Cost would be $30 per person. A great deal for the entire day! Youth are asked to bring their own lunch and snack.Deadline to sing up is THURSDAY MARCH 20TH.