Spring Work Weekend, April 27, 2019

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

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.

Fall Work Day – Oct 27, 2018

Saturday October 27, 2018

That’s the date for our annual Fall Work Day.  There will be a multitude of tasks to help get the camp ready for the Winter.

Free camping to the workers and we’ll feed you lunch on Saturday.

A list will be posted once it becomes available.  There will be a variety of tasks appropriate for senior Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters.

Contact the Camp Warden to let him know you’re coming, ahsrwarden[at]gmail.com

List of Work Day tasks is available below.  If there’s something of interest to your Patrol, Company, Crew or team, then let Patrick know and he’ll put your name next to it.

New Maps

Guider Peggy created a custom version of our South End Aerial map in colour and black&white. These have now been posted.

A map containing many GPS waypoints has been added. Kybos, activity fields, shelters, lodging, firepits, trailheads (red and blue) and points of interests are all listed. This is the first version, as future ones will include the tracks for our trails and roads plus we’re looking to add geotagged photos so people can have a virtual walk through the camp.