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Feature Article - October 5, 2006

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Feature Article - October 5, 2006

Scouting's 100th Anniversary

Scouting started in 1907, with an experimental camp on Brownsea Island in the UK for 20 boys from a wide variety of social backgrounds.

Today, Scouting is a million times bigger than when it first started. It involves girls and boys, men and women from every race, religion and culture, and nearly every country in the world.

In 2007, Scouting celebrates its worldwide Centenary. This is an opportunity to promote the values, benefits and achievements of Scouting to the world, and also for the millions of Scouts around the world to make a real difference to the lives of others through their Centenary activities.

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Beavers (boys and girls ages 5-7) Sharing the Adventure: Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver program. Through an adventurous program of outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy time with their friends (and meet new ones), learn how to get along within a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.

Beavers share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beavers develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment.

Cubs (boys and girls ages 8-10) Outdoor Adventure: With the Cub motto of "Do Your Best" front and centre, Cubs are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible.

Cubs also experience an exciting variety of other activities: games and sports, model-building, music, story-telling and play-acting. And like Beavers, Cubs enjoy their adventures with their friends.

Scouts (boys and girls ages 11-14) Bring on the Adventure! Enjoy mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, extended hikes and lots of camping. These are just a few of the adventures you'll tackle in Scouting. You'll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges. Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader.

Beaver, Cub, and Scout programs are offered throughout South Frontenac in Verona , Sydenham, and Perth Road . For further information or to register call 613-372-2050. Find general information on our national website at www.scouts.ca or to find a group closer to you try our Group Locator at www.voyageur.scouts.ca

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