Sowing Seeds

Ranger Mike Mazur and our Camp Chair, Peter Smith, have been creating a pollonation area in the NE Field. 

Last Spring they roped off an area and started planting seeds and bulbs.  They dry July didn’t help, but several plants did come up and provided some energy into the Fall.

On Work Day, we sowed seeds for the future.  Milkweed, wild roses (Rosa Rugosa), lupins and poppies (Vimy edition).

Please contact us if your youth want to help by sowing seeds, planting bulbs or building and installing bee cottages.  Perfect projects for Section Awards projects.

Post Work Day Thanks

A heartfelt thank you to 4th Orleans Company, 1st Rockland Troop and 3rd Cornwall Troop, plus all the Rangers and other Odawa Scouters who came out to work.

The big news is the rope bridge is back!  Thanks to 4th Orleans Company for tying off the verticals and then getting the bridge set up.  They got to be the first across, no feet got wet.

The base of a new double-picnic table shelter at Kitchener Field has been levelled.  Took a bulldozer to move the boulders that formed one of the many rock walls that exist throughout the camp.

We got lots done before the snow blew in.  We’ll see you on April 27th for the Spring Work Day.

Camp Committee selected

Peter Smith is pleased to announce the new AHSR Camp Committee has been selected.

  • Chair – Peter Smith
  • Warden (Vice-Chair) – Patrick Wall
  • Deputy Warden (Marketing / Fundraising) – Ian Mollison
  • Treasurer – John Ladds
  • Area Treasurer – Werner Leidtke
  • Administrator – Roxeanne Marberl
  • IT Administrator – open

We’ve still got the one open position.  The IT Administrator will be primarily responsible for the website, but will also be requested to help in finding groupware applications to help in the sharing and distribution of information with and between the Camp Committee and Ranger Team.

Volunteer for Camp Committee

Camp Committee Chair selected

Peter Smith was appointed as Chair of the AHSR Camp Committee by Odawa Area Commissioner, Charlene Martens, and Marilyn Johnson, Chair Council Properties.

In the past, the Camp Committee had been run by the Area Service Team, so Peter’s first task will be to define the required roles and recruit new members.

Peter has been a Scouter with 8th Orleans for the past 12 years and has helped at many Area and Council level events.  Most recently he was Lead for the Voyageur Council Contingent to CJ17.