Trevor Price working on wilderness first aid. Photo: Deidre Price

Trevor Price working on wilderness first aid. Photo: Deidre Price

Robson Scouts celebrate accomplishments

The Castlegar area Scout group had a busy year in spite of COVID-19

Submitted by First Robson Scouts

First Robson Cubs, Scouts and Venturers have had a successful and busy year and are looking forward to new adventures, challenges and friendship.

Deidre Price, Scouter with First Robson Scouts said, “COVID-19 has changed the way Scouts meet. In the spring we were restricted to virtual meetings only but since the fall we have been able to meet in-person outdoors while wearing masks.”

COVID-19 also impacted an amazing opportunity for six youth and Scouter. Original plans were to travel to London, Vimy and Paris and then spend ten days at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland. They are now making alternate arrangements for a local adventure.

Even with COVID-19 restrictions, local scouts have a lot to celebrate and Baden Powell Day is a great time to reflect on successes.

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Highlights from this past Scouting year include:

• Planting native species at Beaver Creek Provincial Park in Trail

• Skating

• Hikes (Kokanee Glacier, Merry Creek, Skattebo Reach, Waldie Island, Dove Hill)

• Snowshoeing in the Rossland Range

• Fire making, axe and saw skills, knife skills

• Orienteering

• Winter Camp February 2020

• Virtual camp-out with smores challenge

• Swimming

• Wilderness and remote first aid training

• Crafts such as paint can stoves and pop can popcorn makers

“Our Scouters are creative, adaptable, supportive and energetic,” says Deidre Price. “Volunteers are keeping the adventure alive while also keeping some normal in a very abnormal year.”

First Robson Scouts are in need of adult volunteers to keep the existing program running and expand to offer Beavers, a program for youth ages 5-7. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Bronwen at bronwenlewis01@gmail.com or visit Scouts.ca.



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