About Rivorton Area
About Rivorton Area
Rivorton Scouts is part of Scouts Canada. To help co-ordinate and manage programs more effectively, Scouts Canada has divided the country into “areas.” A Service Team is in place to assist the local groups in our area.
The Scouts Rivorton Area encompasses the part of New Brunswick from just North of Edmundston to Oromocto, including Fredericton and Woodstock.
Our name “Rivorton” is a unique way of describing the area. It incorporates the St. John River, Town of Oromocto and the City of Fredericton.
Our Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts are all active within their respective communities.
Welcome to the Pond!
he cornerstone of the Beaver Scout (ages 5-7) program is fun and friendship.
As Beaver Scouts, you get to discover your world by exploring a map of the Pond. Embark on adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and even having campfires—all the while making great new friends along the way!
Each symbolic area on the map provides an opportunity to plan, learn and review the six program areas of Scouting: Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression and Beliefs & Values. By brainstorming with your Beaver Lodge or Colony, you will discuss what kinds of adventures to explore in each different place at the Pond. For example, you may want to visit Hawkeye’s Campfire on the map, which calls for planning a campfire and special ceremony; or perhaps you’d like to try your hand at Echo’s Mountain, which involves an Outdoor Adventure Skills activity.
Beavers are a creative bunch, and you will love sharing ideas and learning with your friends!
Welcome to the Jungle!
Using the Jungle Map of balanced program activities as a guideline, Cubs explore new challenges and plan adventures as a Pack. Together, you and your fellow Cubs will navigate the very same jungle that Mowgli roamed in The Jungle Book. The jungle is a fun place to seek out new challenges that you can face either as a Pack or with your Lair.
Cubs are accompanied by Bagheera, Baloo, Hathi and Akela – symbolic representations selected for the Scouters, who guide and support your Pack and Lair through all your adventures. Each area on the map puts the six program areas of Scouting into practice: Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression and Beliefs & Values. By planning and organizing with fellow Cubs, you can use Trail Cards to explore fun ways of learning the program areas. For example, you may want to visit Council Rock on the map, which calls for a demonstration in leadership. This will encourage you to think of leadership opportunities to achieve, like bringing a friend to your next Scouting meeting and introducing them to your Lair.
The Jungle Map for the Cub Scout Section depicts the six Program Areas of the Canadian Path as places to visit in the jungle, all inspired by the Cubs’ symbolic framework of The Jungle Book.
Blaze your Trail!
Take Adventure to the next level – planning becomes more hands-on as your Troop blazes their own trail. The possibilities before you are vast, which is why some of Canada’s greatest trails are used in the map’s symbolic framework for Scouts on The Canadian Path.
Each of the trails represents one of the six program areas of Scouting: Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression and Beliefs & Values. Explore all the different trails with your Troop over the Scouting Year by planning and organizing your journeys. For example, embark on your map’s Cabot Trail to find ways to practice creative expression. Perhaps your Troop will use Trail Cards to guide your planning of a Variety Show or involvement with Scout Radio.
With the Scout map, you will share adventures for the different Program Areas as a Troop, or within smaller teams called Patrols.
Push your potential. With support from your Company, climb the mountain of your aspirations to reach a personal summit. The Canadian Path Venturer Scout program is an opportunity for you to explore your own capabilities and experience an exciting variety of adventures with others who share your passion to “Climb Higher”! With the support of others in your Company, you will set goals and meet them over the Scouting Year.
Venturer Scouts in Canada use the metaphor of climbing a mountain as their Section’s symbolic framework. The more you accomplish, the closer you get to your personal summit.
Paddle Your Own Canoe
The world awaits. Enjoy good times with others who share your values and challenge yourself with personal goals for future success, with support from a mentor. In Rovers, you’ll explore your ambitions and work to accomplish them in a stimulating setting. It is by following a cycle of Personal Development Plans that you make your way to The Portage – the final leg of your Rover Scout journey.
The challenges for young adults of this age are many, including figuring out what they want to do with their lives, doing well in school, getting a job and being successful at it, navigating relationships, transitioning into adult life and responsibilities, and seeking to make an impact in society. Rover Scouts in Canada use the metaphor of paddling a canoe as their Section’s symbolic framework. Over your time in Rovers, you will learn to confidently “Paddle Your Own Canoe”.
Florenceville-Bristol Area Groups
Grand Lake Area Groups
Hanwell Area Groups
Lincoln Area Groups
New Maryland Area Groups
Oromocto Area Groups
University Campus Groups
Woodstock Area Groups
January 2018 Service Team Minutes
February 1, 2018Click here to read the January 2018 Area Service Team Meeting Minutes.
9 Toe Winter Adventure Race 2018
January 29, 2018Snowshoe, fatbike or run your way through the back woods of the Killarney Park region. Courses available for beginners to advanced. This is New Brunswick’s premiere winter adventure race. Standa...
Say Thanks Today
January 11, 2018The Scouters in the Rivorton Area have coordinated some amazing activities for the youth in the past four months. This is a friendly reminder to thank those Scouters by visiting the “Thanks̶...
Stay at Yoho
Booking is done by Scouting Members only. If you are not a member of a local Scouting Group, please request your booking by contacting us. You can view availability at any of our sites:
price starting at $120.00 per night
The Yoho Scout Lodge is the Jewel of the Yoho Scout Reserve.It is located about 20 minutes south of Fredericton on the Hanwell Road (Route 640) on Yoho Lake.The Yoho Scout Reserve consists of 700 acres of forested land and offers a sandy lakefront for water activities. The Yoho Main Lodge is fully contained, complete with showers, washrooms and a large kitchen and dining area. The Yoho Scout Reserve has extensive nature trails, canoeing resources, an outdoor chapel and a playing field. Note: The rates displayed are for Scout Groups only.
price starting at $65.00 per night
The Chad O'Quinn Wing of the Yoho Scout Lodge is fully contained. It has a small kitchenette, with a fridge/freezer, microwave and warming plate. It has full washroom facilities, including showers. Note: The rates displayed are for Scout Groups only.
price starting at $50.00 per night
The Jensen Lodge is a rustic cabin which is suitable for small group use. It was dedicated in the memory of Stephen Jensen, in 1978.This cabin is situated next to the lake about 200 metres south of the Yoho Scout Lodge. The cabin has a capacity of 10 persons. It is a one-room structure, heated by a wood-burning stove, has propane appliances and is lighted by propane lanterns. The cabin is serviced with off-site outhouses.The cabin is nestled on the lake, and is on the South Loon Watch Trail. The cabin was refurbished in 2017. Note: The rates displayed are for Scout Groups only.
price starting at $12.00 per night
In 1984 the G.L. Miller Camping Area was opened. Significant improvements to the property were implemented about 1996 when the Interpretation Centre was built as well as several picnic shelters, a large campfire circle, and new camp sites.The Miller campground area has 24 unserviced campsites. It is accessible by a dirt road. Some of the campsites have fire rings or fire pits. Outhouses are nearby. Water is available from the well near the Interpretation Centre. The interpretation center provides a sheltered space for instruction and study of the natural resources of the Yoho Scout Reserve. The building has electrical power and a well nearby. Note: The rates displayed are for Scout Groups only.