February 2018 Service Team Meeting

February 2018 Service Team Meeting

Scouts Rivorton Area Meeting

Agenda Items:

  1. Approval of Minutes and Agenda
  2. Updates:
    2.1 NB Council Workshop
    2.2 PQAs, Pending Youth, Wait List
    2.3 Howler and White Tail Workshops
    2.4 Bring a Friend
    2.5 Maritime Scouters Conference
    2.6 Sugar Bush
    2.7 Wilderness First Aid
    2.8 Training Opportunities
    2.9 Volunteer Opportunities
    2.10 French Scouting Group
    2.11 Other?
  3. Scouter Bi-monthly Forum
  4. Round Table
  5. Next Meeting date: TBD

The meeting is being held at Nashwaaksis United Church, 46 Main Street from 2:30-4pm. Click for directions.

9 Toe Winter Adventure Race 2018

9 Toe Winter Adventure Race 2018

Snowshoe, 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.

Standard Course

Standard Course Approximately 7km total distance. Approximately 20 standard controls and bonus skill stations. Easy navigation. Confined to the park terrain. Safety and rest areas will be available. Participants should know how to use a map and compass but there will be a skills seminar before the race on Saturday as a refresher. Teams should be composed of two or more members. 4 is an ideal number.

Advanced Course

Approximately 15-20km total distance. 20 standard controls. Advanced navigation with difficult terrain. Participants should be experienced navigating with map and compass over long distances, have an understanding of backwoods navigation and safety, and should be relatively fit. Teams should be composed of two to four members.


Approximately 15-20km total distance. 20 standard controls. Mostly groomed trails. Moderate navigation. Participants should be experienced navigating with map and compass over long distances, have an understanding of backwoods navigation and safety, and should be relatively fit. Teams should be composed of two to four members.

Required Gear

  • Map (we provide the map), compass, whistle, matches, knife, winter clothing, pen, marker or pencil. Snowshoes are recommended but not required for the Advanced course.
  • A bike is required for Fatbike! course.

Event Schedule

  • 9:00am – Registration
  • 10:00am – Race start
  • 3:00pm – Race ends
  • 3:15pm – Prizes and social

Contact Information


Click here for registration.

Say Thanks Today

Say Thanks Today

The 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 “Thanks” link on the Scouts Canada website and fill out the commendation form. Please remember to include the number of youth and the length of the activity. Parents and older youth are encouraged to visit the site as well and thank a Scouter.

Thank you for sending some well-deserved thanks to the Scouters in the Rivorton Area.

Orion Challenge – Zombie Apocalypse

Orion Challenge – Zombie Apocalypse

The 1st Rivorton Rovers are excited to be hosting Orion this year! The camp will be from 7:00pm on March 23, 2018 to 11:00am on March 25, 2018 at the Greer Creek Youth Camp outside of Fredericton, NB.

Venturer Scout Companies will be sleeping outside and will be expected to build shelters. The maritime weather can be very unpredictable at that time of year so everyone will need to come prepared for anything that mother nature can throw at us. As the Friday arrival time will be approaching sunset, it is acceptable to tent/hammock/etc. the first night. Further time will be given between breakfast and lunch on the Saturday to work on shelters.

As with Orions in the past, breakfasts will be provided and companies will bring and prepare their other meals and snacks. Saturday evening will again be a “Mystery Ingredient Supper” and each company will have to incorporate this year’s mystery ingredient into their meal and will be judged by our panel of “experts” (really just some brave Rovers).

This year’s Orion will be Zombie Apocalypse themed. Youth will be grouped into teams to compete and earn points in various activities.

The itinerary is below (the challenges will remain a secret):

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • 7:00pm Arrival & set-up
  • 9:00pm Mug-up and themed movie

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • 8:00am Breakfast (provided by Rovers)
  • 9:00am Shelter building
  • 11:00am Activity
  • 12:30pm Lunch (with Companies)
  • 1:30pm Activities
  • 4:30pm Start making Mystery Ingredient Supper
  • 6:00pm Supper judging
  • 7:30pm Wide game
  • 8:30pm Campfire

Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • 8:00am Breakfast (provided by Rovers)
  • 9:00am Pack up
  • 10:00am Scouts Own and closing

More information regarding registration and fees will follow once interest from companies is determined.

Operation Snowball 2018

Operation Snowball 2018

The annual Rivorton Area Operation Snowball is being held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Yoho Scout Reserve. All Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to come out to this fantastic event! We will have events like sliding, snowshoeing, fire lighting, and lots of other fun events!

Beaver Scouts Operation Snowball
The Beaver Scouts will be down in the main lodge area. Each group attending must be willing to run an activity. The activity needs to be about 20 minutes in length. In the past we have had snowshoeing, snow painting, cookie baking in an outdoor oven, sliding, fire lighting, toboggan pulling, curling, bowling, etc.

Cub Scouts Operation Snowball
The Cub Scouts will be up in the G.L. Miller area. Each group attending must be willing to run an activity. The activity needs to be about 20 minutes in length. Some past activities groups have been snowshoe races, building a toboggan races, fire lighting, etc.

Mug Up
Each group is to come self-contained and provide your own group snacks. Hot chocolate will be provided and it will be served at the main lodge area for the Beaver Scouts, and at the campfire circle at the G.L. Miller for the Cub Scouts.

There will be a small $5 cost for the crest (ordered after the event), hot chocolate and incidentals.

Spread the word with your fellow Scouters, and please plan on attending this event. You can register using the form below.

Registration Form
Registration is closed.

Yoho Clean-Up Day

Yoho Clean-Up Day

There will be a general clean-up day at the Yoho Scout Reserve on Saturday afternoon, November 11th after the Remembrance Day Ceremonies – roughly 1:30 to 4:30pm.

There is a long list of jobs that need to be tackled, including:

  • General cleaning (with specific emphasis on the kitchen and bathrooms)
  • Minor painting and dry wall repairs
  • Checking and replacing lights and fixtures
  • Repairing and replacing locks on out buildings
  • Cutting and collecting fire wood for main lodge and Jensen
  • Picnic tables need to be moved and stacked up on the maintenance side of the building,
  • Docks taken up
  • Water hose taken up in Miller
  • Do inventory and repair of camp cots
  • Check outside stairs – and repair as necessary

We all enjoy coming to a clean and well maintained lodge – but keeping Yoho in good repair doesn’t happen by magic.  We need each and every one of you to chip in and do your part.

Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to put their name in a draw for a reduced rate on their next stay at Yoho.

If you, your youth and/or parents are able to volunteer for all or part of the afternoon, please let John Boyne know so that he can ensure that tasks are organized and necessary supplies are ready for you when you arrive.