April 27, 2019
Spring Work Weekend!
Free camping to the workers and we’ll feed you Saturday lunch too.
We’ve got a long Project List and looking forward to having many hands help out with checking off a bunch of items.
Here is a list of some of the major items for our Work Day. This list may change as items are added before April 28th.
Wade Lodge, cleanup, maintenance
Trails – clearing
Generators – servicing
Pole Barn – cleanup
Hyde Away Cabin – heater installation
Kybos (14) – check supplies and sweep out
Adirondacks (2) – inspect
Fire Pits (3) – perimeter, tools, cleanout
Roads – Holes and filling
Wells (2) – Proper signage in place and replace if required
Equipment storage shed – check and inspect and account for all equipment
Play Structure & Bouldering Wall – inspection and weed removal
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.
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.
The Booking form has been updated for 2018-2019.
To help make the calculations a bit easier, the rate for using either of the heated buildings is now the same rate for day-use or overnight.
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
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.