It seems to me, that after eighty one years, there are
still many within our Corps that do not know that the Life
Saving Units (Sparks, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides,
Scouts, Pathfinders, Venturers, and Rovers) (Ed note:
this was written before the Srmy and Guides ended their
relationship) are valuable members of our Young Peoples'
Corps that operate alongside the Sunday School, Y.P. Band,
Singing Company, and Youth Groups! And just like other lay
leaders in our Army, we are, and should be,
We have a unique position within the Y.P.Corps as both an
outreach ministry, bringing children into the Army, and as
an alternative activity to those children who are not
musically inclined but who want to be involved in a week
night Corps activity. If we serve only to keep one child who
would otherwise stray within ear-shot of the Gospel, is that
not an admirable purpose?
It is up to you and me as Scouters and Guiders to spread
the Message and to further the growth of the Church through
our units. The purpose of our groups, after all these years,
is still "To Save and to Serve"!
Year of Scouting in Peterborough
The Scouting year started off on the right foot at the
Peterborough District Camporee held near Norwood, Ont.
Activities on the Saturday included both fun projects and
cooperative games where the Patrol had to work together to
achieve the desired goals. Following these, it was gate
building time; however, we needed a table. So that is what
the Wolf Patrol built. We may not have won any prizes, but
at least we had something to put our food on!
On Saturday November 16, we invested two new Scouts and
one new leader. The Corps Officer, Maj. Lindsay Rowe, and
the Y.P.S.M., Mrs. Debbie Wombwell, were there along with
parents, brothers and sisters. Hurray, our ranks are
To keep a record of Troop events through the years, we
have started a Troop Campfire blanket that will carry camp
crests etc. The Scouts are excited about this as the badges
that are going on are bringing back memories from their
Before we break for Christmas, we will be going on a tour
of a Tim Horton's (and making our own doughnuts), and are
going shopping for a gift to place under the Angel Tree. We
did this last year and it was agreed that we should do it
again. This helps the Scouts to think about those who may be
less fortunate than we are.
In the New Year we look forward to Operation Alert, Flat
Rock Rapids Intl., canoeing at Brownsea Base, and camping at