More than 8,000 at Scouts Canada Centennial Jamboree - July 2007

More than 8,000 at Scouts Canada Centennial Jamboree

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2007 | 12:09 PM ET
CBC News

More than 8,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers from as far away as Africa started arriving Thursday at Quebec's Camp Tamaracouta, near Saint-Jérôme, for the Canadian Jamboree celebrating scouting's centennial year.

It's been 100 years since Lord Baden-Powell ran an experimental camp for 20 young London boys from different social backgrounds on Brownsea Island off the south coast of England.

There are now 78,000 scouts registered in Canada.

Enrolment reached its peak in the 1950s, than declined, according to Neil MacKinnon, leader of the 2nd Westmount troop. But he now sees a resurgence of interest.

"What with more and more people wanting to get active, I find that our numbers have increased, and a lot of places across Quebec have increased in numbers too," he said.

Scouts from around the world have come for the jamboree at Camp Tamaracouta.

"We have scouts from Ireland, England, Australia and even Africa," said Therese Beaulieu, a volunteer with Scouts Canada.

Westmount Winter Carnival - Tobogganing

01/31/2008 - 18:30
01/31/2008 - 20:00

Westmount Park Cubs and Beavers are invited to participate in the carnival event at the toboggan run at Murray Hill (6:30-8pm). The city provides tubes, hot chocolate, and a bonfire. You can bring your own toboggan. Youth are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet. Regular meetings are cancelled.

Friendfest / Festival des amis

Friendfest (Bring a Friend Month) January 7- March 31, 2008
Show off Scouting to friends and family. Invite them to a meeting and if they register, at a reduced rate, by March 31, you can win a prize!

Festival des amis, 7 janvier au 31 mars 2008
Faites connaître le scoutisme à vos amis et à votre famille. Invitez-les à une réunion et s'ils adhèrent au scoutisme (tarif réduit) avant le 31 mars, vous pourriez gagner un prix!

Family Fun Day at Tamaracouta /Journée de plaisir hivernal et fête de B.-P., Tamaracouta, 16 février (10h–16h)

02/16/2008 - 10:00
02/16/2008 - 16:00

Winter Fun and BP Celebration Day, Tamaracouta, February 16 (10 – 4)
Celebrate BP week outdoor style. Join our family fun event for all members and friends of Scouting. Enjoy fresh air activities such as tubing, skating and skiing. Don’t miss out! Free lunch!

Célébrer la semaine de B.-P. en plein air. Activité de divertissement familial pour tous les membres et amis du scoutisme. Profitez de l'air pur et d'activités comme la glissade sur chambre à air, le patin et le ski. Ne manquez pas cette activité amusante! Dîner gratuit!

Westmount Winter Camp at Tamaracouta

01/25/2008 - 17:45
01/27/2008 - 15:30

All sections of Westmount Park and 2ND Westmount will be spending a weekend at the Tamaracouta Scout Reserve near Mille-Îles, leaving from Victoria Hall (4626 Sherbrooke St W, corner of Lansdowne)at 6 pm on Friday January 25. A program of tubing, x-country skiing, quinzies and more has been put together by the leaders for a fun-filled week-end in the snow. The groups will return on Sunday, January 27 around 3:30 pm at Victoria Hall. Please see the attached documents for a camp list and registration form.

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