Meeting Schedule 2007-2008 6:15 - 7:15 PM THEME DATE MEETING TITLE NOTES & ITEMS FOR BEAVERS TO BRING Being a Beaver 20-Sep-06 Introduction - This meeting will be used to introduce everyone, to review the ceremonies and procedures of the Colony, and to gather ideas for the year's program. 27-Sep-06 Lodges and Tails - In this meeting, Beavers will be presented Uniforms with their tails in a small ceremony; the significance of each tail colour will be read as the tails of that colour are presnted. all Beavers will be assigned to Lodges, and the Beaver Motto, Promise and Law will be reviewed. 4-Oct-06 Sharing and Thanksgiving - Beavers will be invited to contribute Food items for food bank (dry goods or canned). a non-perishable food item at this meeting for donation to the food bank. We will also kickoff the Scout Popcorn campaign 11-Oct-06 OUT OF SCHOOL - Mer Bleu - We will meet in the Parking Lot at Warm clothing, Flashlight, Snack, Juice Mer Bleu and conduct a nature walk around the boardwalk. 18-Oct-06 Fun in the Pond - This meeting will be used to prepare for the Investiture ceremony by reviewing Beaver knowledge and emphasizing the key ideas behind the Motto, Promise and Law. 20-Oct-06 SPECIAL EVENT - Fall Beaveree - at Millers Berry Farm in Beavers need to bring their own peanut-free lunch, snack and Manotick from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Cost is $9.00 per child and $1.50 beverages. per parent. BOOveree theme - 104th to run "Eyeball Relay" station 1/7 25-Oct-06 Investiture - All new Beavers (Kits) will be invested into the Parents with a camera! And, make sure your Beaver has a woggle Scouting movement as "Eager Beavers". They will receive their (the little blue thing that holds the scarf on). scarves at this time. Parents are invited to be present at this ceremony. White Tails will be involved in the ceremony by draping the neckers around the necks of the new beavers and/or escorting the new beavers to be presented. Halloween 1-Nov-07 Halloween Party Rememberance 8-Nov-07 Rememberance Day - consider a program (last year's Jump Start) Day or consider a visit to Rideau Perley Veterans (perhaps with linking to the Cubs). Perhaps have a speaker come in (Veteran or current member of Forces) to speak to the kids. 9-Nov-07 SPECIAL EVENT - Whitetail Sleepover - this is an opportunity for Whitetails only - parents must advise Hawkeye by Oct if they wish the Whitetails from 104th and other Beaver colonies in the area to to have their Beaver participate. Payment will also be due at this participate in a sleepover at the Museum of Science and time. Technology. Cost is $23 per person. 11-Nov-07 Rideau Perley Veterans service - 104th often attends as a group. Beavers will place the paper poppy wreath we made on behalf of 104th during the service Safety 15-Nov-07 Home Safety - Talk about safety in the home including, fire, playing, calling 911. 22-Nov-07 Road Safety - Discuss 3 aspects of road safety: Pedestrian/Bike/Car, including crossing the street, traffic signs, bike helmets and hand signals, booster seats. 29-Nov-07 OUT OF SCHOOL - Visit to Fire Station #35 on Alta Vista at Randall contact: Lisa Acreman Lisa.Acreman@ottawa.ca 2/7 6-Dec-07 OUT OF SCHOOL - Swimming at Dovercourt with a chat about Water Safety Tried for trip to police station but could only arrange that for Jan. 8 - will be going then. Holidays 13-Dec-07 Christmas - make a Christmas-themed craft for home and distributing to Seniors at Billings Lodge; practice Christmas carols for seniors home visit; brief mention of other holidays 17-Dec-07 Out of School - visit to Seniors Home to sing Christmas Carols - cookies, etc. 20-Dec-07 - 3-Jan-08 Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Safety 8-Jan-08 Visit to Police HQ - finishing our Safety Theme. Not on regular meeting night due to tour scheduling Winter 17-Jan-08 Winter Fun - Games with a winter theme such as "Snowball" Read FofF Ch. 5 (dodgeball) and "Winter clothing relay" (changing from winter to White Tail Vote for "White Tails' Choice" meeting on Feb. 7 - vote summer clothes at opposite ends) will be between "Pirates" and "Super Heros" Talk about winter (and seasons), what's different in Winter (temp, clothes, animals, nature etc.) Could do a "Suncatcher" craft - fill a small tim pie plate with water, twigs, beads etc. and freeze to hang 24-Jan-08 Winter Survival - talk about animals hibernating, finding food etc. outside feeder craft with lard and birdseed on a do a bird pinecone/cardboard shape/stale bread cookie cutout/stale bagel - this craft often uses peanut butter, but with allergy concerns it can be done with lard 31-Jan-08 OUT OF SCHOOL - Toboganning at Dempsey Dress well and bring a helmet, tobogan or sled(s). 7-Feb-08 White Tails' Choice either "Pirates" or "Super Heros" 3/7 14-Feb-08 Valentines Day We'll read Chapter 6 of F. of F., read a story of St. Valentine, pin the arrow on cupid, maybe bake heart cookies… 16-Feb-08 WINTER BEAVEREE AT GREELY LEGION Scout Week 21-Feb-08 BP's Birthday - Feb. 22nd -- Birthday Party!!! We were originally going to celebrate BP week, but had to rearrange schedule to accommodate other timings. Therefore, no We'll have a "Beach Party!", ie. B.P.'s B.P.! We'll invite the Cubs BP week programming. to join the celebration as a linking activity. Transportaion 21-Feb-08 Make a Car for Movie Night - Beavers will transform an ordinary cardboard box into an amazing car. 28-Feb-08 OUT OF SCHOOL - find something such as OC Transpo / Train Seems impossible to find a transportation related outing, so looking Station / Airport … at Cosmic Adventures. 6-Mar-08 Drive-in Movie night - bring back car and sit back and watch a movie - popcorn and juice to be supplied 13-Mar-08 March Break - no meeting 20-Mar-08 Making Beaver Buggies - talk a little about transportation, have some kind of game around transportation (relay with different including how animals transport themselves (walk, run, hop, fly, modes of transport for each leg? Eg., swimming on scooter boards, hitch a ride). Have the beavers assemble their beaver buggies running, flying…?) and start to decorate them in prep for races on Apr. 3. 27-Mar-08 Out of School --- with a link to people powered transportation, try for a HIKE, weather permitting. 4/7 3-Apr-08 Beaver Buggy races. - possibly link with Cubs by having them Brown & Blue Tails to vote for their choice for Apr. 24 meeting. come, show their Kub Kars and run the races. Choices will be "Dinosaurs" or "Space". Scouting 10-Apr-08 Intro to Camping! We'll hold a mini-camp and indoor campfire - NOTE: Sometime between now and the end of May we will have Beavers will learn about the Scouting traditions around our our 104th "All Sections Camp" with the Cubs and Scouts. Exact campfires (eg. No flashlights, cheers not clapping), learn a few dates TBD. songs/skits/cheers, have a 'fake' campfire and maybe pitch a tent. 17-Apr-08 Invite a guest related to scouting ??? Knots, ??? Brown & Blue 24-Apr-08 Brown & Blue Tails' Choice Tails' Choice either "Dinosaurs" or "Space" 26-Apr-08 Spring Cleaning The Capital - we will link with the Cubs and Scouts to clean-up Pleasant Park School yard and Playfair Park (since we sponsor that park). 1-May-08 OUT OF SCHOOL - Spring Clean-Up around school yard and playing in the yard. End of Year 8-May-08 Saying Good-Bye - We'll read Chapters 7 & 8 of F. of F. and discuss the White Tails' swimming up to Cubs and the Blue & Brown Tails becoming White and Blue Tails next year. We will have a recap of the year and talk about our favourite (and not so 15-May-08 favourite?) meeting, but maybe No official things over the year. an extra activity outside or with the whole 104th group. 28-May-08 Annual 104th Banquet - We will have our annual banquet to celebrate the year and white tails will swim up to Cubs 5/7 7-8-Jun-08 104th All-sections Camp - Our all-sections camp will be held in conjuction with the Cubs' survivor camp at Camp No'Chimik 6/7 Tail Ceremonies There are four tail levels in the Beaver program. They are the physical recognition of a child’s growth and development. A Beaver progresses through them according to their age and/or their school grade. Beavers change their tails once a year to signify their growth. Beavers wear only one tail at a time and may put their old tails on their campfire blanket or vest. Age as of Dec. 31st (approx School Grade) Tail Level (Sept - May) 5 years old (SK) BROWN: Discovery & Growing BROWN represents the colour of the beaver’s fur, also the earth, on which we live and in which things grow. It can remind the Beavers of their responsibility to help take care of the world. It can also be seen as the time of discovery, when the Beaver is entering a new phase in life and exploring a broader world beyond the confines of family and close friends. 6 years old (Grade 1) BLUE: Building & Exploring BLUE represents the sky and water and symbolizes the immense opportunities to explore now opened to the Beaver, whose abilities are expanding and changing. 7 years old (Grade 2) WHITE: Busy Beaver WHITE links Eager Beavers to Tender Pads (Cubs). It is the colour of the moon and stars, which give us light to help us find our way through the darkness of the night and symbolizes distant goals, seemingly far away, but attainable. In January, Busy Beavers are presented with a Magic Light Symbol (silver stripe) to indicate that they are preparing to swim-up to Cubs.