Past Activities

 Date Description 
 May 11th, 2015 The Group met at Kanata Beaver Pond for the Annual Swim-up event.  Our White Tail (senior) Beavers were welcomed into the Cub Packs that they will be with next year,  and the senior Cubs were paddled across the Pond by Scouts to be welcomed into the Troop. Certificates of Appreciation for Keeos, Youth Awards and Medals of the Maple were presented to Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.  And the evening was rounded off with Hot-dogs.
 May 2nd, 20151st Kanata Group was joined by 4th Kanata and we planted 500 White Pine trees as part of our our annual Scoutrees Planting.  This year we were in the Stoney Swamp area of the Green Belt.
 April 27th, 2015 Troop And Company cleaned up their adopted park - Kanata Town Centre Core Park.  We gathered 20 bags full of garbage and a large piece of scaffolding.   All were treated to a DQ treat afterwards.
 April 24/25th, 2015 Our most successful Annual BikeExchange.  Over 450 Bikes found new owners and we had close to 1000 visitors.  Thanks to our supporters and sponsors:  KRP, Hertz, Zone3Sports, Starbucks and MetroMedia.  This year we were joined by the Safer Roads Ottawa team from
 February 28th, 2015 The Annual Klondike Derby.  Two 1st Kanata Scout Troop teams competed with other Scout Troops from around the Carleton Area in a combination of sled racing and scouting skill Challenges.  Our Sled Team 1 wind the Junior Trophy.
 February 23rd, 2015 The whole Group came together for Founders Day to celebrate the life, achievements and legacy of Lord Baden-Powell, the Founder of the Scouting Movement. His actual birthday was 22 February.
 February 6/8th, 2015 Members of the Scout Troop had a weekend of winter camping.  We built and slept in Quinzhees.  The only complaint was "we are too warm".
 January 28th, 2015 Scouts and Venturers snow-shoed into the South March Highlands for our annual expedition to clean out the Duck Boxes that we had installed in previous years.  We also installed 6 new boxes.
 November 22/23rd, 2014 A Game and a Pizza and not too much sleep at the Sens Sleepover.
 November 15, 2014 Beavers and Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and parents walk together with our 1st Kanata Float in the Annual Kanata Santa Claus Parade. 
 November 11th, 2014 Members of all levels of the Group took part in the Remembrance Day parade and service.
 November 1st, 2014 Cubs and Scouts helped collect food and raise money from shoppers for the Kanata Food Cupboard, and the our Venturers helped sort the food at the Store.  We helped collect and sort almost 3 tonnes for food.
 October 11th, 2014 Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers handed out apples to the members of our community as part of Apple Day.
 September 6th, 2014 Our Registration and Information morning for new and returning scouts at the Beaverbrook Community Centre.
 July 8/13th, 2014 Scouts from the Troop had a challenging few days on the Summer Canoe Expedition to La Verendrye.  Despite the mosquitoes, rain, leeches, headwinds and muddy portages - we all had a great time.
 June 15th, 2014 The 1st Kanata Group Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Group Commissioner; Graham Birkenhead.  Previously, Graham was the Troop Scouter for the past three years and brings new ideas to this community leadership role. Congratulations Graham!
 June 13/15th, 2014 Troop held their Canoe Training Camp where participants learned all the essential paddling and control techniques and emergency drills needed for the forthcoming Summer Expedition.
 April 26th, 2014 Yet another successful Annual Bike Exchange.  Thanks for all the donations that will make a new owner so happy
Our event sponsors were the KRPC, Hertz, Zone3sports, Starbucks and Expedition Toys.
 April 12th, 2014The first all-pack Kub Kar Rally was held at the local community centre.  Families worked together to make fast and uniquely designed Kub Kars that were put to the test on the new computerized track.  It can be a photo-finish and thank goodness for the timer with ms accuracy!
 Feb 1st, 2014 The Venturers summited Algonquin Peak, the 2nd highest in the Adirondacks!  Winter camping was comfortable too.
Elevation: 5,115' (1,559 m)
First ascent: 1837
Prominence: 2,100' (640 m)
 April 6-7th, 2013 1st Kanata hosted a Wilderness First Aid course for Scouters and youth.This provided the knowledge and skills for adventures in the wilds of Canada.
1st Dunrobin and 3rd Kanata also participated.
Thanks to Jill at CWMT for the excellent course.
 Nov. 11th, 2012 1st Kanata took part in the Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph in Village Green.  A Cub and Scout laid a wreath on behalf of 1st Kanata and in remembrance of those fallen and serving our country.
 Nov. 3rd, 2012 The Scouts and Venturers help collect and sort ~4200 lbs of food from three area grocery stores for the Kanata Food Cupboard.
 Oct. 26-28th, 2012The Scouts were camping at Apple Hill with archery and other skills development activities.

The Venturers took advantage of a trip to Peterborough area and camped at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area.  Spelunking was a great experience!  Definitely a scouting place to visit again!
 Oct. 13th, 20121st Kanata ran two Youth Leadership workshops for the Cubs and Scouts.  Thanks to Scouter Mike for putting the FLEX and FAST programs into action. 
 August 25, 2012 The ArcticExpedition returns safely to Kanata after 3 weeks in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.  22 Scouts and Scouters had a fantastic experience either hiking in Auyuittuq National Park for 8 days and/or participating in the SEVEC exchange activities hosted by the Making Connections folks in the hamlet or out "on the land".  Please see our dedicated webpage "Arctic Expedition".
 July 8th, 2012The Making Connections group from Pangnirtung took part in many activities as part of the SEVEC exchange.  Canada Day celebrations, canoeing at Camp Opemikon, Parliament hill tour, museum of Civilization tour and a day at Calypso Waterpark were the planned events to give them a sense of the south.
 May 5th, 2012The scouting families planted at the NCC Watts Creek location.  It was great to see the trees growing taller from previous years.Between 1st Kanata and 4th Kanata, 250 trees were planted.
 April 27/28th, 2012Annual Bike Exchange...and more!  Please see our dedicated webpage for more information. 
 April 21st, 2012Once again we sold Rain Barrels as a fundraiser to travel to, and exchange with, the hamlet of Pangnirtung, NU this summer. 
 February 25th, 2012 For the second year, 1st Kanata Scouts hosted the Carleton Area Klondike Derby.  With a last minute dump of snow,
the Klondike Derby had ideal conditions for a fun filled day of scouting skills and the sled race finale.  The banquet was sponsored in part by Swiss Chalet, Walmart and Loblaws Centrum.
Trophy Winners:
Best Sled  -  1st Stittsville Alpha "C"
Top Teamwork Senior Sled  -  112th Nepean "E"
Top Teamwork Junior Sled  -  1st Glen Cairn Falcon "N"
Top Points Senior Sled  -  3rd Kanata Alpha "I"
Top Points Junior Sled  - 3rd Kanata Alpha "J"

 October 28-30th, 2011 Both Cobra and Lynx packs held a fall camp at Otter Lake, QC.  It was a cold sleep outside for those that dared and weren't prepared, and toasty warm in the cabin for everyone else.  It looks like they had fun in an orienteering activity too.
 October 21-23rd, 2011 The Troop went into the wilderness at Camp Traill and had a great time.  Introductions to cool weather camping, cooking on the light weight stoves, campfires and orienteering skills were demonstrated.
September 23-25th, 2011 The Troop got an early start to fall camping at the CanAm Brotherhood camp in Morrisburg.  Among all the well-planned activities, the badge-swapping was most enjoyed by the youth and probably the Scouters too! ;-)
 August 11-14, 2011 1st Kanata Scouts and Venturers took on the Adirondacks (for the 3rd year in a row) to climb Mount Marcy, the highest peak in NY state. Three groups took varied routes and practiced light-weight camping skills in preparation for Baffin Island next year.
July 16-29th, 2011   The Venturers tackled the east shore of Georgian Bay in kayaks amongst the 30,000 islands. 
 February 26, 2011  1st Kanata hosted the annual Carleton Area Klondike Derby.  Great weather and lots of help with Scouters, Venturers and parents created a fun-filled day of sled activities.  After the big race and banquet, the trophies were presented.  See our archived webpage for details and photos.  See you next year!
Our two sleds did well in the friendly competition with wins for Best Sled and Top Senior Sled.

Well done everyone, and thanks to all the parent volunteers, Venturer Offers of Service, and the Organizing Committee.  We couldn't have done it without you!
Let's do it all again in 2012.
 November 11th, 2010 Several youth and Scouters attended the Kanata North Remembrance Day parade and ceremony at the Village Green Cenotaph.   The youth smartly carried the flags and lay the wreath.
October 22-24th, 2010Packs were out at Camp Opemikon while the Troop and Company linked in climbing the Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks.
Zero degrees at night however everyone reported comfortable sleeping using the correct sleeping bags and technique.
October 15th, 2010Three youth from 1st Kanata participated in the flag ceremonies for the King of Sweden at the National Art Gallery.  Watch the YouTube video from a 1st Stittsville parent.
October 2nd, 2010The Venturers maintained their first place rank in the annual Crazy Canuk Challenge!  Team 2 ranked a respectable 7th as well.
August 15th, 2010 Seven of our Venturers return after biking across PEI over ten days.  The Advisors were on the friendly  island, but were only called in case of need.  A learning experience for sure and soon to be our 4th entry for the national Amory Award.  
August 7th, 201010 youth and Scouters went into the interior of Algonquin Park for a canoe camp and "Survivorman Challenge".  Great skills developed with paddling and portaging.  A fun time was had at the High Falls natural water park (located here).
June 12th, 2010Seven youth received their Chief Scout's Award. Congratulations on this very high achievement!
June 4th, 2010Ten Scouters were recognized for their long service years (5 - 25) to 1st Kanata at the Ontario Volunteer Awards. 
May 11th, 2010 
March 6th, 2010Annual Banquet is our way of saying thanks to the volunteer Scouters and the support of our Sponsor since 1966, the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association.   A list of community supporters.  
January 30th, 2010Hockey Day in Ottawa is celebrated on our rinks in Kanata at Stephen Leacock PS & Roland Michener PS from noon to 2pm.  Come out for hockey, skating, and community spirit.  
November 11th, 20091st Kanata, along with 4th and 7th Kanata Groups, participates in Rememberance Day ceremony and lays a wreath at the Village Green Cenotaph. It was a beautiful day to remember.  Photo link 
October 3rd, 20091st Kanata Venture Company places 1st in the annual Crazy Canuk Adventure Challenge amongst 22 Companies in the Ottawa area. They were 31 minutes ahead of 2nd place, completing the canoeing, biking and hiking all within 2 hours 46 minutes.  Our 2nd entry placed a respectable 13th overall. 
August 30th, 2009The 1st Kanata Venturer Company returns from the Grand Canyon and surrounding attractions like Monument Valley, Green River canoeing and Bryce Canyon. 
August 18th, 2009Beaverbrook Troop returns from backpacking on the Long Traverse in Gros Morne National Park in NL.  See our dedicated webpage for more details.
 June 20, 2009 1st Kanata paints the lawn lamp posts of the Tiffany Crescent & Place. 
 May 2, 2009
 1st Kanata helped to plant 1600 seedlings and 100 trees on the Watts Creek Pathway. Scouts and Venturers
have gone door to door raising monies for the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund, Gros Morne and Grand Canyon summer
 April 18, 2009  Annual Bike Exchange
Thanks to the community, we had our best Bike Exchange in our history!  Over 370 bikes exchanged hands.
We hope to see you again next April.
 March 9, 20091st Kanata Venturer Company wins 1st Place Amory Award (for 2008) in their trip on the West Coast Trail! 
 March 2008
Company 2nd Place Amory Award 2007 for Sleeping Giant camping trip.
 March 2007 Company 2nd Place Amory Award 2006 for Extreme Algonquin (EA) camping trip. 
   And many more prior to the website!
Peter Smith,
Mar 22, 2009, 1:43 PM