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. 

Science World Sleepover

Science World camps are loads of fun for everyone. After check in, the fun begins with an orientation, OmniMax movie, and time to explore the exhibits.We will be having dinner at White Spot located in Science World. Cost is included in the registration fee.The cost per child is $35. THIS IS A NON REFUNDABLE FEE. As Science World must account for the number of individuals attending, any change to attending unfortunately cannot be accommodated for unless under extreme circumstances. When:  Saturday: March 8th, 2014Cost:      Cost per Child = $35      Cost per Adult = $35      Arrival Time & Meal Option:White Spot Meal served at 5:15 pm. The Camp dinner consists of a Legendary Triple O hamburger or vegetarian burger with French fries and a soft drink.  Payment for the dinner is included in the registration cost.Parking and Drop Off:Parking is free but you must obtain a parking pass from the attendant when you arrive.  Children and baggage may be dropped off in front of the building.What to Bring:Essential toiletry articles              Sleeping bag, foam mattress and pillowExtra snacks (optional: Science World provides a granola bar & juice)FlashlightWater BottleUniformDeparture Time:Science World requires that we depart by 8:30 am the next morning (breakfast is provided). Please be prompt. T-shirts:Camp-in T-shirts are available … Continue Reading →


Due to the lack of response we are CANCELLING the West Vancouver Swim Night for Thursday Feb 6th.Monday is BC Family Day and there will be no meeting held.Feb 17th is a joint Cub and Scout meeting where by the youth can bring a friend.Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bowen Cubs and Scouts Swim Night

As mentioned previously, we would like to do a swim night at West Van Rec Centre on Thursday Feb 6th at 6:30pm.In order to plan accordingly please send me a quick email letting me know if:1) your child will be coming 2) if you are able to attend 3) if you are able to drive both ways or even just one wayThe sooner I know this information the better I can plan the event and get the details out to everyone.  Looking forward to a fun swim!

Great Time at Hollyburn Winter Camp!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2014 Bowen Scouts Hollyburn Winter Camp at Cypress Mountain.We had a great time tobogganing and playing in the snow and relaxing with some hot chocolate in the toasty warm cabin. Many thanks to the leaders and parents who made it possible and the Cubs and Scouts for making it fun!

Tonights Cubs Meeting

Tonight is a Cub meeting and we will be working on the Health and Fitness badge. Cubs should bring running shoes, a water bottle, wear track pants, and a toque and gloves as we will be outside in the undercover area mainly.See everyone tonight!

Scouts Hollyburn Cabin Event

Event:                Two Night  Camp – Scouts (cubs information to follow)Location:        Scout Cabin on Hollyburn RidgeDate:                Friday,  January 31 to Sunday February 2Departure:        we will meet at the east end of the Cross Country Ski Parking Lot on Hollyburn Ridge at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, February 1.Return:        we will return to the Cross Country Ski Parking Lot 11am on Sunday February 2.Parent Participation:    parents are invited to participate in this event.Travel:        there is a hike of about 1 1/2 kilometres into the cabin.  Scouts and parents will require a backpack as they have to carry their own personal equipment into the Cabin.    Suitcases, garbage bags and other hand carried baggage are not options.  Also required is a headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries. We will be walking in to the cabin in the dark.Equipment:        a list of suggested equipment for Scouts and parents is enclosed with this bulletin.   The Scouts will likely spend a lot of time playing in the snow, so warm clothes and several changes of socks and mitts are recommended.Cost:                $25.00 for each participant.Registration:        please RSVP by email or phone and inform us if you plan to attend with your child. Also indicate if you are driving and able to drop off or pick up any other Scouts. Camp fees can be submitted prior to departure or at the cabin.  Cheques should be payable to 16th West … Continue Reading →

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.

Tonights Scouts meeting

Just a reminder that it is a Scout meeting tonight. This is our second to last meeting.The Scouts will be hiking to a picnic area and making some camping style Mac n Cheese.  The Scouts will need headlamps, proper clothing, their staves, camp bowls, mugs and a spoon.Pickup will be at 8pm at Crippen Park. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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.