Where Has the Time
It has now been almost four years since the
first issue of The Salvation Army Scouter appeared.
Now, that may sound like a long time, but in fact,
and sadly, there have only been two issues with
this being the third. I've finally gotten my butt
off the couch and moved it to the computer. I hope
that this gets out to people, so if you find a copy
of it in your hands, please let me know.
In the first issue I asked for submissions and
ideas. I'm asking again. Give me some rough notes
as to what your group has been doing and we'll let
everyone know about it.
As I have been corresponding with a couple of
people about the lack of resources for Salvation
Army Scouters; perhaps it's time we did something
about it. Let's get together and spend a day, or a
weekend, renew aquaintences and make new friends.
I'm putting a date on the calendar now.
Saturday, November 4, 2000. Location:
Peterborough, Ontario. If you can make it,
great! If this is a bad time, let me know and we
can work something out. See the form on the bottom
of this issue.
God Bless and Happy Scouting!
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"We have set
ourselves a noble task which only needs a
spot of courage and persistence to carry
it through to success. Let us tackle it,
with all the joy of adventure in these
dangerous times, to build up with the help
of God, a valuable breed of young citizens
for the future safety, honour and welfare
of our Nation."
It was recently annonced
in the War Cry, that Territorial Scout Director,
Major Dirk Van Duinen, was awarded the Salvation
Army's Scouter's Award. Congratulations, Major
Scouter...or is that Scouter Major?
Canadian Badgers Club
The Canadian Badgers Club
is 25 years old this year. As a member, you receive
a quarterly newsletter that contains information on
new badges and upcoming events. If you like to
collect and trade badges, why not join? It's only
...that the 1993 Lakeridge
Region Chief Scout ceremony was held at the
Salvation Army Temple in Oshawa and that 33
Pathfinder Scouts received their awards that
gallantry, with considerable
On August 6, 1997, dense
lethal smoke suddenly engulfed disembarking
passengers on the Bloor/Danforth subway line in
Toronto. William W. Boyce (Oshawa, ON), a long-time
employee of the Toronto Transit Commission, reacted
quickly. His calm, reassuring voice repeated
precise evacuation instructions, which ensured that
passengers safely exited in an orderly manner, with
minimum panic. Bill courageously risked his life to
Leader, p12 February 1999.)
Scouting in Peterborough
The Scouting year started off with the
Brotherhood International Camporee, held on the the
last weekend of September, in Morrisburg, Ontario.
It was a fun time of badge trading and hanging out.
And this year, I didn't get pooped on during
opening ceremonies. (I wisely stayed inside my
We participated in the District Apple Day in
October. It was a rainy day but at least we were
Before Christmas, the Scouts visited the Ontario
Federation of Anglers & Hunters and toured the
Voyageur Canoe Company in Millbrook.
Three of us, Scout Eric, Scouter Cara, and
myself, spent a rather wet day hiking during the
March Break. Part of my portable stove is still in
the river from where I dropped it. Mental note:
metal is hot after you've cooked on it for 1/2 an
Our Troop was asked to provide security for the
District Cub Camp in May. Along with some other
Scouts, we did a pretty good job.
As for the Beavers, they had a great year, too.
They built, with some Scout muscle power (not to
mention a few bruises) some bird houses. Along with
the Scouts they played games, learned about all
sorts of things from trees to birds.
Well, that's it for this issue. Hopefully the
next one will have some photos and information from
other groups out there. Have a great summer and
stay tuned for our troop's trek down the
Mississauga River, coming to a web site near you in
a couple of weeks.
Scouter Deryck N. Robertson
Please answer the following questions so we
can plan for what to do this day. Submit on-line or
contact me via e-mail at the address at the bottom
of the page.