The pack is growing…

Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 12.13.19 PMThe 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 the costs low. We benefit from the goodwill and generosity that has been accumulated from over 100 years of Scouting in Canada. We are very active at fund-raising and all our leaders volunteer their time. 

So here’s the deal:

Girls or boys aged 7-11 can come to two meetings to give Cubs a try, before we ask for a commitment. 

New cubs pay $200 to register with Scouts Canada. This page explains where that money goes. There is also a bursary program, no-one left behind.

The Bowen Pack pays for all of the uniform (shirt, neckerchief, woggle, camp blanket, all badges, toque, cub book and a note book for writing observations). In doing this, we acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors, the Royal Canadian Legion, for their donation. In return we ask that the cubs bring a toonie every week (Thursdays, 6:30 – 8pm at BICS) to help offset the remainder of the cost. Also, we love it when parents commit some time to help out, even on an irregular basis.
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