The Chinook Council Great Escape


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Debrief meeting will be on Monday Oct. 23rd at 7 pm at Kilkenny Pub 3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500


Scout Patrol and Venturer Company scores for 2017 have now been posted on the Scores page. 

Winning Scout Patrol is 1st Airdrie A.

Winning Venturer Company is 159 Silver Springs Scenic Acres A Company.

Winner for the youth-selected "Best Saturday Activity" is 251 Chaparral.


Sunday September 24, 2017 6:30 p.m.

 2140 Brownsea Drive N.W. Calgary

To participate in the meeting by conference call at 6:30 p.m. Sunday September 24 please

  • ·     dial in to 1-866-219-8638 Toll Free (Canada & USA)
  • ·     enter the participant access code 8270068 followed by the # sign.


Thanks for registering a troop for Great Escape.  As per the “what you need to know” page:

Each group (TROOP) is required to come prepared to run an event for a group of 5 to 12 Scouts for about 20 minutes long to be repeated 8 times during the day on Saturday. If you have 2 troops – you should have 2 activities.

  • ·      Please email Rose Martin <>  when you have decided on what activity or activities  your group will run on Saturday. Please include a description of the event so I can make sure similar activities are not repeated by groups in their rotations.
  • ·      The activity should be suitable for a Scout Patrol to complete in 20 minutes. There will be eight activity sessions. Three in the morning and five in the afternoon on a rotation basis. Organize for your adults and Venturers to run these activities
  • ·      If you are stuck for ideas, focus on Scout craft activities that are fun (other than those involving fire), or challenges based on the Great escape theme (escape from....? or escape over/through/around..?).

The sooner you send me your activity – the more likely you will get to have it!  I hope to keep the duplications to a minimum.

This year we have a challenge for you. The group with the best and most voted activity will win a reward and trophy for their group. Each group will be able to put in one vote for the activity they know is the best.

Thanks everyone!

Scouter Rose Martin

Great Escape - Saturday Activity Lead

September 10, 2017

The 2017 Great Escape is a GO!  

We have a new location! The Headquarters will be at the junction of Highway 564 and Highway 848 just south of Dorothy, Alberta (slightly east of Drumheller).

There will be a mandatory meeting at BP House (Scout office (2140 Brownsea Drive NW) upstairs) on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for at least one Scouter from each group planning to attend.  

New this year

Mandatory Information and Organization Meeting at BP House 2140 Brownsea Drive N.W. Calgary Sunday September 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm. One representative (at least) from each group must be in attendance, with the exception of those who have a 2 hour drive to the meeting. A conference call will be made available to those who still want to attend the meeting but cannot be there physically.


Keep an eye on the website for more information.

Date is set for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1st.

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September 28  2017 at 9:00 a.m.


Tom Skinner,
Sep 10, 2017, 6:20 PM
Tom Skinner,
Sep 10, 2017, 6:14 PM