47th Trinity St. Marks GroupThe 47th maintains active Beaver, Cub and Scout programs. If you have an interest in joining one of our groups, please contact Scout House, 644 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia 604-879-5721. Alternatively, come join us at a meating. We are located at 1805 Larch Street @ 2nd Avenue in the Trinity St. Marks Church hall, lower level. Meeting times are provided below.
Kitsilano 47th Beaver Colony We meet each Monday night at 6pm-7pm.
Kitsilano 47th Cub Pack We meet each Wednesday night at 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Cub Annual Program and Activities
Scout Annual Outdoor and Special Events Program
2002-2003 Annual Program and Activities
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 First Meeting/Introduction Meeting See old friends, meet new ones and see what being in Cubs is all about. Games to follow. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Scavenger Hunt and Environmental Clean-up Night For our annual scavenger hunt and litter patrol, weÕll go down to the beach. Details about this SaturdayÕs hike and games to follow! Wednesday, September 25, 2002 Campfire Night Tonight we will be using our indoor campfire and plenty of candles. Come with your favourite songs, skits and cheers. Games to follow! Saturday, September 28, 2002 Dayhike We will be hiking to the top of Hollyburn Peak in Cypress Provincial Park. Meet at the Church. Drivers will be needed. Uniforms not required. Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Survival kit assembly and Investiture Night We will be making a survival kit to wear with our uniforms and to use on our hikes and camps. A special ceremony will follow to welcome the new tenderfoots as full members of the Pack. Games to follow! Wednesday, October 9, 2002 Orienteering Night Bring a compass if you have one. After a compass lesson, weÕll split up into sixes to see which six can complete the course most accurately and quickly. Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Swimming Night Everyone meet at the Aquatic Centre at 7:00 PM sharp! Safety instruction/Orientation begins at 7:15 and then the fun begins! The Aquatic Centre is located at 1050 Beach Avenue under the north side of the Burrard Bridge. Cubs are to be picked up at 9:15 PM. Bring your swimsuit, $2.10 entry fee, a quarter for the locker (you get that back) and a towel. The rope swing and diving boards are open! Saturday/Sunday, October 18-20, 2002 Apple Days Details to follow regarding Cub and parent involvement in this major fundraising event. Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Campcraft Night Tonight we will be leaning new campcraft skills including making a portable stove. We will also be discussing details and planning our first camping trip of the year which is this weekend. Games to follow! Saturday/Sunday, October 26-27, 2002 Camping Trip Details to follow. Wednesday, October 30, 2002 First Aid Night Mr. Bob Le Pine, a first aid instructor has a fun and educational session planned for our Pack. Remember the training we did last yearÉ This will be a refresher course for some and introduction for others. First Aid Badge presentation and games to follow. Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Canadian Heritage Night Tonight we will be working on citizenship and knowledge about Canada. Details about Remembrance Day will be provided tonight. Games to follow! Monday, November 11, 2002 Remembrance Day This year, our Pack will be involved with local Remembrance Day ceremonies at Victory Square. Wednesday, November 13, 2002 No meeting tonight Due to Remembrance Day activities. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Armouries Night Tonight we will visit the Armouries on Burrard Street and enjoy a tour of the military equipment by one of the soldiers. Wednesday, November 27, 2002 World Religion Night #1 Tonight we will start learning about various world religions and how they compare to one another. This will fulfil badge requirements. We will also plan for this weekendÕs winter camp. Games to follow! Saturday/Sunday, November 30 Ð Decemeber 1, 2002 Joint Winter Camping Trip with the Scouts Details to follow. Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Space Exploration Badge Night Tonight we will continue working on our Space Exploration Badge. Games to follow! Wednesday, December 11, 2002 Space Night Tonight we will visit the Observatory. Wednesday, December 18, 2002 World Religion Night #2 Tonight we will continue to learn about various world religions and how they compare to one another. This will fulfil badge requirements. Games to follow! This is the last meeting before the new year. Wednesday, December 25, 2002 No meeting tonight Due to holidays.
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 Craft Night Tonight we will be working on an interesting craft (which will count toward a badge) and playing games. We will also be discussing details and planning for the Burnaby Cub Sleepover which is this weekend. Games to follow!Friday/Saturday, January 10-11, 2003 Vancouver Coast Region Cub Sleepover This is an annual event which is always tons of fun! Cubs meet on Friday night at the Burnaby Resource Centre Gym at 250 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby at 9:00pm. There will be a swim from 10:00pm to midnight, then a game and then a movie after that! So it will be a late and fun night! Bring a sleeping bag, swimming suit, towel, bag for wet stuff and a sleeping bag. Cost is $10.00, which may be covered by our group depending on finances. Pick up Cubs at 8:00 am. Saturday morning. Wednesday, January 15, 2003 Ambulance Night Tonight we will have an ambulance vehicle and paramedic pay us a special visit. YouÕll get to see the inside of the ambulance and ask all sorts of questions about first aid and emergencies. Games to follow! Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Rock Climbing Night We will be meeting at an indoor rock climbing gym in Richmond. We have a professional instructor and all safety equipment including climbing shoes, harnesses and ropes being supplied. Parents to pick Cubs up at 9:00pm. The cost for this special event is $15.00 and the group may pay part or this entire amount depending on group finances. Wear comfortable clothing for climbing. Uniforms not required. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Campcraft Night Tonight we will be leaning new winter campcraft. Games to follow! Wednesday, February 5, 2003 Campfire Night Tonight we will be using our indoor campfire and plenty of candles. Come with your favourite jungle theme songs, skits and cheers. We will also be planning for our next winter camp which is this weekend. Games to follow! Saturday/Sunday, February 9-10, 2003 Winter Camping Trip to Hollyburn Cabin Details to follow. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to prior camp. Monday, February 17, 2003 Annual Baden-Powell Banquet Meet at the Church at 6:30pm. As is the custom during Scout-Guide Week, we have this annual banquet to celebrate Scouting. The evening usually contains award and badge presentations and perhaps a slide show of previous events. The dinner is a potluck event with each family contributing. The social co-ordinator will be in touch with each family to see what they can contribute and to determine how many members from each family will be attending. This is also the traditional time when older Cubs and Beavers move up to Scouts and Cubs respectively. So come and join in the true spirit of Scouting fellowship, as this is an event for the whole family! Wednesday, February 23, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to BP Banquet and Church Parade. Sunday, February 23, 2003 Annual Trinity/St. Mark's Church Scout Parade For 75 years, Trinity St. MarkÕs Church has sponsored our Cub Pack and Scout Troop by providing us with space and facilities. Every year we thank our sponsors by holding the Annual Church Parade. Scouts Canada is an interfaith organisation, and spirituality has been an important part of Scouting since 1907 when Baden-Powell started Boy Scouts in England. ThatÕs why we have Cub Silence every meeting and also why Cubs can earn the Religion in Life emblem. The Church understands the inter-faith/inter-denominational nature of Cubs and Scouts, so they will enjoy meeting and welcoming each of us for who we are. This event is our way of showing the Church and its members who we are and of thanking them for supporting our group. Meet downstairs to practice our flag march, then weÕll proceed upstairs for the service. Times will be announced. This event is mandatory for all Cubs and uniforms should be extra neat as this is the 75th Anniversary Parade. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Law Awareness Night Tonight we will visit either City Hall or a courthouse to learn more about our community and its legal system. Saturday, March 2, 2003 Snowshoeing We will be renting snowshoes and spending the day in the mountains. We will be meeting at the Church. Drivers will be needed. Uniforms not required. Parents are welcome. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Special Omnimax Movie Night We will be meeting at 7:00pm at the Science Centre at 1455 Quebec Street. Cost is approximately $8.50 per Cub. Cubs can be picked up at about 9:15pm. Parents Welcome. Saturday/Sunday, March 8-9, 2003 Manure Sale Fundraising Details to follow. Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Kubcar Construction Night #1 Meet at 5508 Elizabeth Street at 6:30 prepared to start building your own model Kubcar. Parents are welcome, but if parents choose not to stay, please return to pick up Cubs at 8:00 PM. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to Spring Break. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Kubcar Construction Night #2 Meet at 5508 Elizabeth Street at 6:30 prepared to finish building and painting your own model Kubcar. Refreshments served afterwards. Parents are welcome, but if parents choose not to stay, please return to pick up Cubs at 8:30 PM. Saturday, March 29, 2003 Area Kubcar Run-off Todaywe'll be competing with the other Kitsilano Area Cub Packs. There will be four separate competitions with the other Cub Packs: (1) head to head racing, (2) design contest, (3) longest distance covered from a push start, and (4) closest to the centre of the ring. The individual finalists from this evening will compete on April 5th at the Vancouver Coast Region Finals. Parents welcome. Details regarding time and location to be announced.
Wednesday, April 2, 2002 Swimming Night #2 Everyone meet at the Aquatic Centre at 7:00 PM sharp! Safety instruction/Orientation begins at 7:15 and then the fun begins! The Aquatic Centre is located at 1050 Beach Avenue under the north side of the Burrard Bridge. Cubs are to be picked up at 9:15 PM. Bring your swimsuit, $2.00 entry fee, a quarter for the locker (you get that back) and a towel. The rope swing and diving boards are open!Saturday April 5, 2003 Vancouver Coast Regional Kubcar Rally Finals This is the overall competition for all the finalists from around Vancouver. Parents must accompany the Cubs who want to go to this event. Even the Cubs who will not be competing (and their parents) are welcome to come and watch the races and cheer! Rally time and location to be announced. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 PADS Night Tonight we will spend some time with the dogs who work with "P.A.D.S." These are "helper/companion" dogs and they are very smart and cute! Games to follow! Wednesday, April 16, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to holidays. Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Community Service Night Tonight we will fulfilling an important aspect of Cubs by volunteering our time for the community. We will be involved with a community fundraising project called ÔHop for MDÕ. Location and times to be announced. Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Pyramid Construction & Racing Cubs will get to practice their knots and lashing techniques by going to the park and making pyramids out of the Scouts' wooden staves. We will be also be preparing for our trip to Camp Byng this weekend. Games to follow! Friday to Sunday, May 2-4, 2003 Annual Pacific Spirit Area All Section Camp We will join Kerrisdale/Centennial , Dunbar groups for this great camp up at Camp Byng. Camp Byng is located next to the ocean on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and is the site of the upcoming British Columbia Scout Jamboree. Cubs will sleep in the Hulls and plenty of fun activities have been planned for everyone. Further details regarding, costs, ferry schedules, and arrival and departure times will be announced closer to the date. Parents may be needed to come and help with cooking and other activities. Drivers are needed. Wednesday, May 7, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to prior camp. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Wide Game Night Tonight weÕll get together with another Kitsilano Cub Pack for an outdoor game of ÔWounded BobcatÕ or ÔCapture the FlagÕ at the park or at the Beach. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 Spectacular 2003 Tonight we'll be involved in this community sponsored event. Details to be announced. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Special Pitch & Putt Event We'll be spending the evening at the Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course on the putting green. WeÕll meet at the golf course entrance at 6:30 PM. and parents can pick up the Cubs at 8:00 PM. Details about costs and club rentals will follow. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 Craft Preparation Night for Hands Across the Border Tonight we will be make some desirable and crafty item that we can use for trading at the upcoming Hands Across the Border. Games to follow! Sunday, June 8, 2003 Hands Across the Border For over 80 years, Canadian and American Cubs and Scouts have celebrated the fact that we share a peaceful border. This is an annual special family event that Cubs and Scouts from B.C., Washington and Oregon participate in on the second Sunday of June every year.
We will be meeting at the Church at 8:30 am sharp and heading down south to the Peace Arch Park. First there is registration at 9:30 am, then we will set up our picnic area. Then there will be badge and craft trading with the American Cubs and Scouts. We will then have a private picnic at 12:00. Then at 1:00 - 2:30 PM there is the big Scout Parade and CeremonyÉ In full uniform, all the Cubs, Scouts and Leaders from both countries march down to the Peach Arch and walk underneath it together in one impressive parade!
In addition to our crafts, you may want to buy a dozen Kitsilano District badges from Scout House if you want to trade for American badges - always lots of fun! The RCMP and Washington State Patrol even close the highway between 11:30 am and 3:30 PM for this event as there are so many thousands of Cubs and Scouts attending. This should be another amazing exchange! Expected return time is 5:00 PM. Parents welcome. Drivers needed. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 No meeting tonight Due to Hands Across the Border. Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Backpacking Trip Preparation Night Tonight we will be preparing for our annual overnight backpacking trip. Everyone is expected to bring their backpacks fully packed to this meeting. Each pack will be inspected to ensure everyone is ready for the upcoming trip this weekend. Games to follow! Saturday/Sunday, June 21-22, 2003 Overnight Backpacking Trip Details to follow. Wednesday, June 25, 2003 47th Kitsilano All Section Year End BBQ at Kits Beach Potluck. We will meet at Kits Beach under the trees between the concession stand and the basketball courts for our final get-together of the year. Parents are very welcome of course. Start time will be 6:00pm. Potluck/food details to be arranged closer to the date and in consultation with Beavers and Scouts. September, 2003 Registration See everyone in the Fall of 2003 for another exciting year!!!! Don't forget to register. (Either at Scout House: 879-5721, 664 West Broadway or at our own registration night). The first meeting will be in September, 2003. Cubs and their parents will be notified in the Fall.
2001-2002 Outdoor and Special Events Program
Parents of new Scouts, who have recently joined, or of those Cubs, who have just come up to Scouts, are invited to attend a brief 30 minute workshop on the required personal equipment needed by Scouts in the Troop.
This is a leadership course for the Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders. The Troop Leadership will set out the responsiblities and powers of the Court of Honour for the Troop. Please bring a lunch. As usual wear boots, bring water, survival kit and raingear in a pack. Dress for the outdoors!
This is our annual survival camp. This time we`ll be biking
in to the site. The Carefoots have kindly lent us their camping site on
beautiful Galiano Island. The Scouts will be learning and retraining their
survival skills. They`d be sleeping without tents by building their own
shelters and cooking over an open fire. The bike ride is not long and we
will be trucking in the gear so the Scouts WILL NOT need panniers or other
specialized bike camping gear.
This event raises public awareness that Scouting is indeed
alive and well in our community. Proceeds from this fund raising event
benefit the group, Kitsilano district and Vancouver Coast Region. A member
of the group committee will be contacting all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
with organizational details as the day approaches.
Our fellow Canadians, many of whom were Scouts, fought
and died so that we can enjoy the life and liberty that we have. This is
our opportunity to remember their sacrifice so that we may never have to
This is our pioneering camp. This year we`ll be making
staffs for all the Scouts. We’ll be building structures using pioneering
poles and staffs. The Scouts will be required to hike in about a kilometre
so it is important that their packs are waterproof, comfortable to carry
and lightweight. This will a real test to see whether the lessons in lashings
are absorbed or need to be relearned.
This event is being brought back by overwhelming popular
demand. Last year this event saw the Scouts go all over North Vancouver,
Paladium and downtown Vancouver collecting clues. Who knows where the teams
will be sent to collect the clues. The 7th Burnaby SW Scout Troop will
also be participating and we`ll see which troop gas the better navigators
and puzzle solvers. Wear your walking shoes. Pack your raingear, lunch
and water in a knapsack. Patrol Leaders bring your clipboards & pens.
EVENT: 47th Ski Day
This weekend features a full day of cross-country skiing.
All Scouts attending this event will earn their bronze or silver winter
camping badge. Scouts who`ve attended previous winter camps are eligible
to receive their winter all year camping badge as well. If the snow is
deep enough, we will be constructing winter snow shelters to sleep in on
Friday and Saturday. Scouts will return with a whole new set of skills!
Scouts must be totally prepared for winter conditions. Parents are asked
to take special notice with respect to clothing instructions for the weekend.
A special equipment list will be issued for this camp at the first meeting
in January. Parents of Scout, who have not attended winter camp before,
will be REQUIRED to attend an equipement meeting with the leaders.
As is the custom during Scout-Guide week, we have this
annual banquet to celebrate. The evening usually contains awards presentations,
slide shows of previous events, etc. The dinner is a pot-luck event with
each family contributing. The social co-ordinator will be in touch with
each family to see what they can contribute and to determine how many members
from each family will be attending. This is alsot the traditional time
when older Cubs and Beavers move up to Scouts and Cubs respectively. So
come and join in the true spirit of Scouting fellowship, this is an event
for the whole family!
For over 65 years Trinity St. Mark’s Church has sponsored
the Scout Group by providing us space and facilities. Every year we thank
our sponsors by holding the Church parade. We are not trying to convert
anyone – Scouts has been an interfaith organization since day one. This
event is simply our way of showing the Church what they are paying for
and who they are paying it to. This event is mandatory for all youth
EVENT: New Parent Equipment Night
Parents of new Scouts, who have recently joined, or of
those Cubs, who have just come up to Scouts, are invited to attend a brief
30 minute workshop on the required personal equipment needed by Scouts
in the Troop.
This is our annual gourmet cooking competition. This year however we'll be inviting another Troop to join in the competition -the 7th SW Burnaby. This event is a 47th tradition and the Leadership team expects victory over the Eastern Troop. Each patrol is charged with cooking a five course gourmet meal. Scouts who have not already attended this annual event will have the opportunity to earn their cooking badge. Scouts who are working on their BP Woodsman or Pioneer Level will be credited with the cooking requirements found in the Pioneer Award. A guest judge will eat dinner with each patrol. The meals will be judged on the following criteria:
EVENT: Nite Hike 2002
DATE: Overnight April 13-14, 2002
PLACE: Pacific Spirit Park ( UBC Endowment Lands)
DEPART: Sat., 1900h (7:00 pm) SHARP St. Ignatius/St. Anselm’s Church (Across from the UBC Golf Course)
RETURN: @0630h ( 6:30 am) Sun. at the same drop off site
This is the very popular annual event drawing troops from all over the region, from Scouts to Rovers and Guides to Pathfinders. The object of the event is to complete all of the challenges at all the checkpoints by morning. The Scouts navigate their way as a patrol and cover the entire Pacific Spirit Park. Hot drinks and rest stops are provided during the night and each Scout gets a crest for their campfire blanket, a hot drink and doughnut at the end. Each Scout is required to bring the following items:
Each year ends with the Expeditionary hike and this year
we are offering this warm-up hike in preparation for the hike. We will
be excercising out the winter cobwebs and go for a quick practice jaunt
in the hills. The backside of the Squamish Chief offers us a great view
of the town of Squamish and the hills will definitely help the Scouts get
used to hiking again.
EVENT: Onalistik District Camp
This camp continues one of the longest traditions in our
district. Past years have provided opportunities for Scouts to participate
in water sports, archery and other outdoor activities. The camp is a patrol
based weekend camping contest. It includes all aspects of scouting skills.
Patrols from all over our district have gathered annually to compete in
this event for over 50 years. Previous themes have included Star Trek,
Dinosaur Daze and Secret Agent Training Camp. Stay tuned for this year's
This year we were asked to provide a kayaking camp so here it is. We’ll be going to the beautiful Porpoise Bay on the Sunshine Coast. The paddle is gentle and the site is gorgeous. We shall be giving instructions on kayaking in a pool several weeks before the camp and this will be an excellent opportunity for the Scouts to earn their paddling badge. The Scouts will need to pack their gear in plastic or rubberized bags small enough to fit through the hatches on the kayaks. We’ll be taking off from the Church to Horseshoe Bay and walking onto the ferry and walking to the kayak rental shop. Once at the Park the brave could even take a dip into the ocean.
This year we will offer a summer hike along Nicomen Ridge.
The scenery is spectacular and the hardest part is taken care off as we
are driving up to the altitude of the ridge. The trail is approx. 35 km
long and mostly downhill. The Three Brother mountain range will be in view
and the lake will be reached on day two. Then we will descend down past
Grainger Creek and then to the Highway. The skinny is that there are Scout
sized bugs so bring the bug juice. The Scouts definitely will be using
ALL the scoutcraft that they've learned over the year to get the most out
of this adventure.
EVENT: Week long "Nosirrah 2002" District
This is the eight annual District summer camp. Last year we had over 50 youths at the camp and were proud to host the 1st Calne Scout Troop from the UK. The program involves plenty of water front activities at one of our most pristine Scout sites on the shore of Harrison Lake. The program is customised using ideas from the attending Scouts. Last year featured day long canoe trips, sleep-outs under star filled skies and an aerial tramway into the lake! The Scouts also built towers, ran through a compass course, & watched DVD’s. The is sure to be a action packed, fun filled summer event!
Scouting - Bring on the Adventure!