Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scout Fest at Beacon Hill Park Oct 6 2007

Scout Fest for the Community, no matter your age

Celebrating

Past Traditions

Scouting’s 100th Anniversary

Future Adventures

1. As you should be aware, Vancouver Island will be celebrating the Centennial with a public celebration of entertainment, food, activities, displays and competitions at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday October 6, 2007 from 11 to 5. (6 if you include the campfire).
2. Some of the scheduled events include:
· 11:30 Beaver challenge – all Colonies are invited to participate – participants to receive a gift
· Noon Cub challenge race – All Packs to meet in Mayor’s grove – trophy and awards to the top teams.
· 1 pm Michael Mitchell – singer in the Cameron Band Shell
· 2 pm Scout challenge race– All troops to meet in Mayor’s grove – trophy and awards to the top teams.
· 3 pm Michael Mitchell – singer in the Cameron Band Shell
· 5 pm Camp fire – Camp fire Circle near Quadra Street Entrance


3. Unscheduled entertainment includes, Woodland Fairy stilt walker, Clowns, Face painting etc.
4. Activities and Displays will include:

a) Obstacle course

b) Orienteering in the park
c) Story telling tent with Pat Carfa (the Lullaby lady and many others)
d) Ride a train with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers (maybe even drive one)
e) Set up of mock camp site and give a sheet to identify ten things wrong with the site
f) Walk a trail and identify plants and things in the park
g) Rope making
h) Pioneering projects (help build a tower)
i) Crafts
j) Game area
k) Badge display
l) Badge swapping
m) Displays of Beavers with craft
n) Displays of Cubs with activities
o) Displays of Scouts with activities
p) Displays of Venturers/Rovers with activities
q) World Scouting displays
r) Parade float on display
s) First aid demonstration and practical
t) Throw a fire man boot and try for the record in your age group
u) Compete with friends to dunk a plug
v) Knot station
5. Buy your food at the event, hot dogs, drinks etc.
6. Help promote the event in your area. One way will be to place a photo of a Scouting member (past or present) in the Times-Colonist. A special feature will be published October 2, 2007, which will promote Scoutfest2007 and Scouting today. Call 386-2121 (the deadline is September 21, 2007.
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