Cuboree/Scoutoree – what to bring

Thursday MeetingAt our regular meeting on Thursday September 29, please bring the following with you:Equipment for loading see equipment-and-packing-list-cuboree-2016*Tents (Scouts only)Cheque – $50 per participant PaperworkSigned Parent/Guardian consent form (Scouts Canada Parent/Guardian Consent Form)Please also let us know about any medications that unaccompanied youth will need. Parents who are coming need to have:Signed Code of Conduct Code of Conduct.pdf – Scouts CanadaSigned Hold Harmless Agreement hold-harmless-for-cuboree-2016Signed Physical Fitness Form physical-fitness-form_non-members; and Completed the Safe Scouting for Parents module online (see by Friday.Travel FridayOn Friday, we need to wear uniform to travel and you will also need to bring money for travel to Lansdale and dinner on board the ferry. 

Cubs and Scouts hike at Cape Roger Curtis on September 22

Cubs and Scouts will meet at Pebbly Beach, Cape Roger Curtis tomorrow for a hike, knife skills and fire building. Usual time of 6:30PM.

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 →

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!

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.