Cookies are here!

Cookies are here! Would you like to pick your cases up before our next meeting on April 4? Karla will be available from 10 am – noon this Saturday March 24 near 26th & Rupert. Call or e-mail her for the exact address!

Cookies available tomorrow!

Spring cookies are available now!  If you would like your case(s) before the meeting on April 4th, Karla will be available to distribute cases for Pathfinders to sell on their own on Sunday March 18 at 10:30 am in the Safeway parking lot at Kingsway & Tyne. Please e-mail or text to confirm how many you’d like to pick up tomorrow.

This week…

…is our last meeting before Spring Break! We’ll be working on our sock monkeys and enjoying some crafting time to end off the winter season. Missed the meeting where were started the sock monkeys? Don’t worry – we’ve got lots of materials and time to get caught up this week. We’ve got some tasty treats, too, so don’t miss this fun meeting!

Also, we’ve got three amazing weekend adventures planned for after Spring Break:

Southridge District Camp Skills Day

Its time again to have some fun and learn camping skills! Join us @ Woodward’s Landing for Camp Skills Day from 8:30am to 4:15pm on April 21st, 2018. There will be 6 stations (*subject to change), 2 snacks (am/pm), lunch provided, and each participant will receive an crest and have the option of purchasing a Woodward’s Landing crest ($1.5/crest). Come join us for a day of fun. Pathfinders will help to run stations, and earn valuable volunteer hours towards your Canada Cord. Volunteers will have warm drinks all day, free lunch and crest. This is a fun and valuable event to attend!

Please bring back the signed SG2 form on March 14 2018.

“Intro to Backpacking” Camp, Newcastle Island

We’re heading to Newcastle Island for the May long weekend! Newcastle is a protected marine park off the coast of Nanaimo. We’re staying at a group camping site overlooking the ocean. This is an “intro to backpacking camp,” where Pathfinders will plan meals appropriate for the trail, cook in pairs, use and learn about backpacking gear, and earn the BC Spring Camping challenge!

This will also be gold camp for any 3rd years completing their Canada Cord this year.

Please complete the forms below and return with payment of $40 to a Unit Guider no later than May 2. We’ll be using RSVPs to plan food, gear, etc. starting May 2nd, so need to know who is coming to camp to ensure the plans include everyone!

Kayak Training Course with EcoMarine Paddlesport Centre

We’re doing an amazing kayaking course with EcoMarine Paddlesport on June 2-3 2018!

Over this two-day course, you will learn the essential kayaking skills needed for a great water-sport adventure. On the water we focus on skills such as boat handling, launching, landing and balancing. Once comfortable in the kayak you will learn how to safely exit your kayak in the event of a capsize, how to get back in with the help of a partner and how to get back in on your own. You will earn the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak certification upon completion.

Please complete the forms below and return with payment to a Unit Guider no later than May 2, 2018.  We received a very generous grant from the West Coast Area to help support this initiative, so are able to offer this course for $80 per person (regular value of approx. $200!).

Payment can be made in two instalments – $50 payable by May 2, and $30 payable May 30 (you can use Spring cookie cash, too!).

More information, including what to bring, is available in the Event Calendar posting.

This week…

…we’re working on a Canada Cord requirement – the Be a Model Citizen module! Bring your program book, and something that represents Canada to you.

We’re also collecting forms and payment for the Kayak Lessons with EcoMarine Paddlesport.  Speak with a Guider if you have any questions about using your current (and future!) cookie cash towards this amazing course!