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Event Refund Policy

posted Mar 28, 2018, 12:18 PM by Steve Matheson

With lots of camps coming up, it is important that we make clear our policy on refunds should a Scout cancel.  

The short answer is "it depends".  We will do what can to refund what we can, but generally this will not be the majority of the event fee.  

Please read our policy here:  3EP Event Refund Policy

When it comes time to decide to skip a camp, such as for illness, please keep in mind the health, safety, and enjoyment of your Scout and the rest of the group rather than the financial implication.  (No sick kids at camp, please!)  

April-June 2018 Calendar

posted Mar 17, 2018, 4:04 PM by Steve Matheson

We hope everyone had a great March Break.  

See the 3EP April-June Calendar.  Print it out and put it on the fridge!  

Check out the dates and mark your calendars... especially for the Summer Camp July 24-29!  

This Spring there are lots of great camps coming!  We hope that everyone will be able to attend them all.  

Who Wants Chocolate?

posted Mar 5, 2018, 4:44 PM by Steve Matheson

As follow up to the previous notice: Chocolate Bars 2018 ... 
Several people have been asking for additional boxes, so we will be putting in an additional order.  So glad to hear that sales are going well! 

So, please email Steve with the number of additional boxes you would like to sell.  Please make contact by Friday, when the additional order will be placed.

When you sell a box, please turn in the envelope with $60, plus any donations (yup, it happens!), with your Scout's name clearly printed on it, to a Scouter during a meeting. 

Thanks all!  

Chocolate Bars 2018

posted Feb 22, 2018, 11:56 AM by Steve Matheson

Boxes for this year's Chocolate Bar campaign will be distributed at the next meeting.  

Each bar sells for $2.  

Each box of 30 bars includes: 
  • 10 Chocolate Covered Almonds 
  •  5  Caramel Bars 
  •  5  Milk & Almond Bars 
  •  5  Crisp Bars 
  •  5  Caramel Whirls 
An envelope for money collection is included under the bars. A box should raise $60 in revenue, which provides $12 of funraising credit and $13.50 for the group.  

Please aim to sell by March Break if possible, so we can determine how to conclude the campaign before Easter.  

We have switched suppliers for cost and product availability reasons.   We have a modest order in place, with enough boxes for each youth member, or family, to sell 1 box each.  More can be ordered, but only if there is sufficient interest.  

Note:  Changes are coming to how we communicate.  Future notices will be coming from scoutstracker.ca.  Some trial messages have already been sent.  Look for more in the future.  

Off To The Races!

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:15 AM by Steve Matheson

Beaver Buggies, Kub Kars, and Scout Trucks are being raced this coming Saturday, Feb. 17. 

Location:  Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth 

Beaver Buggies: 
Registration: 12:30-1:00 
Racing: 1:00-2:30 
(These are non-competitive "races", so there are no finals or awards.) 

Scout Trucks: 
Registration: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm 
Racing: 1:00-2:30pm 
Awards:: 12:45-1:00 pm 

Kub Kars: 
Registration: 2:00-2:25 pm 
Racing: 2:30-4:00 pm 
Finals and Awards: 4:00pm until done.   

There will be a cash canteen available.  All are expected to be in uniform, including necker.  
The fee for this event will be paid out of group funraising.  

Beaver Buggies will be assembled and prepared for racing during the regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15.  
If unable to attend, but you wish to "race" on Saturday, please make arrangements to pick up kits and prepare them at home. 

Doors and Pit Stop will be open 8:00 am onward.  Please come early if you need to work on your vehicle ahead of the races.  If unable to make the Buggy or Kar time slot above, please let us know and we can try to fit you in when another group is racing.  

Beaver Scout Community Cleanup

posted Feb 6, 2018, 5:15 PM by Steve Matheson

Community Clean Up
(Fishermans Cove)
When: Saturday 10 Feb 2018
Where: Fishermans Cove, Eastern Passage
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Meeting up in parking lot at memorial statue (parking lot across from St. Andrew's Church)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Bring work gloves, if you have them
This is the community service project that the white tails choose to do to complete requirements for the North Star Award they have been working towards since they started in Scouting. 

Kub Kar / Scout Truck sleepover

posted Feb 6, 2018, 8:56 AM by Steve Matheson

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We will be building our Kub Kars and Scout Trucks this weekend at the EP Baptist Church, and will be staying overnight to maximum our time in doing so.  Saturday Feb 10, 10:00am - Sunday Feb 11, 9:30am 

All this to prepare for racing day, Saturday Feb. 17.  Note that Beaver Scouts will be building Beaver Buggies during regular meetings (Thursdays) and are not a part of this sleepover. 

Parents that wish to help with the activity are welcome to hang around, just please give us notice. 

Event fee is $10, which includes a pizza supper.  (Funraising credits can be used.) 

Parents are requested on site at 9:00am Sunday morning to help with clean up (vacuum church, sweep basement, put chairs back in place, etc.) 

Colony Sleepover 2018

posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:48 AM by Steve Matheson

The Beaver Scout (Colony) sleepover is this weekend. 

Registration: Thursday, Jan. 25.  
Please let one of the Scouters know if you are attending! 

Drop off: 3:00-3:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 27 
Pick up9:00-9:30 am Sunday, Jan 28 

Cost: Donation of non-perishable food item, for the Eastern Passage Food Bank 

Some activities will include pizza, popcorn, movie, campfire, and tenting (indoors).  Please be dressed for some outdoor activities as well. 

Click here for: Overnight Packing List 




Group Hike Jan 20 2018

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:30 AM by Steve Matheson

Shearwater Flyer Trail 
Drop-off : Caldwell Road trail parking lot, 1:00pm 
Pick-up:  806 Bissett Road parking lot, 3:00-3:30pm 
Cost: None 

Dress for cold weather and walking

Equipment to wear and have with you: 
  • Winter Jacket 
  • Sweater 
  • Long sleeved shirt 
  • Thermal long underwear (or layers of some sort) 
  • Winter pants (to protect from damp snow) 
  • Winter Hat 
  • Gloves X2 (One pair to wear and a spare to bring) 
  • Warm winter/hiking boots (no rubber boots) 
  • Warm Socks X2 (one to wear and a spare to bring) 
  • Buff/ Scarf 
  • Backpack 
  • Water Bottle (full) 
  • Snack (Nut Free) 
  • Mug 
Optional, but recommended items (Troop members must bring):  
  • Chap Stick 
  • Compass  
  • Whistle 
  • Knife (if you have a permit) 
  • Survival/First Aid kit (younger ones, a simple "ouch pouch" is recommend... bandaids in a ziplock bag) 
  • Roll Pad or something to sit on (optional) 
  • Hand Warmers (optional) 
Remember to dress of the weather!! 
If it’s Cold, Dress Warm!! 
If it’s Wet, Dress to stay Dry!! 

Note that pickup time is a bit unknown, as conditions and the speed of the slowest walker are always a bit of an unknown.  

EP Baptist Church 25th Anniversary

posted Jan 14, 2018, 1:06 PM by Steve Matheson

Eastern Passage Baptist Church has invited 3rd Eastern Passage Scouting group has invited us all, as follows: 

As regular users of our space, you are our guests, and we are grateful for the important work that you do in our community. 

And so, we want to invite you – any and all of your members who are available – to attend our Church’s special...

25th Anniversary Celebration Service

“Forward in Mission” on Sunday, January 21

This event starts at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m., all at Eastern Passage Baptist Church.

Everyone is welcome, so please come and bring family and friends to celebrate with us. 

We look forward to celebrating together 25 years of ministry in this community.  For questions, please contact Jamie@EasternPassageBaptist.ca.  

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