193 Edgemont Scouts Update

March 31, 2022

It’s been a busy few months for the 193 Edgemont Scout Group. Our outdoor activities don’t stop during the winter and with Covid restrictions in place, we tried to meet outside as often as possible!

In December, the Scouts and Rovers had a winter camp near Water Valley. With the temperature at around -12C during the day and snow on the ground, the conditions were a good test of the Scouts’ firelighting skills as they worked towards attaining their Fire Permits. After careful preparation and pre-camp pack checks to make sure everyone had suitable gear, we were able to sleep in tents. It was interesting to see the ice on the inside of the tent when we woke up, but the Scouts soon thawed out with a hot drink and breakfast!

The different sections have undertaken other winter adventures, too. The Scouts played broomball, went sledding and had games in Bowness Park. The Beavers and Cubs went skating at the Olympic Oval and the Cubs joined the Scouts snowshoeing in Peter Lougheed Park (pictured). At the time of writing, we were hoping for a little more snow to enable us to go cross-country skiing in Confederation Park.

Back indoors, we’ve been in the kitchen! The Beavers made pita pizzas while the Scouts followed one of Julie van Rosendaal’s Kids Cooking Class recipes to bake cinnamon biscuits. The Cubs spent a couple of weeks building their ‘Kub Kar’ pinewood derby racers and then raced them on the Group’s track to see which was fastest. In April, the Scouts will be building and racing their own Scout Trucks.

Other creative activities have included the Beavers constructing cardboard-box cars to hold their own drive-in movie night, and the Scouts making ball runs out of only paper and tape as part of the Fluor Engineering Challenge.

If all goes to plan, then some of our Cubs and Beavers will be volunteering at the ECA Spring Handmade Sale on April 9th. Be sure to say hi when you see them!


Graham Heeps

Group Registrar, 193 Edgemont Scouts