06 Jan Welcome to 2020!
2019 was a banner year for 26th Halifax. Our Beavers and Cubs sections were full this past September, our Scout troop has 15 youth and we, along with the 22nd and 44th Scouting Groups created a new Venturer Company for youth ages 15-17.
Last year we planted 500 trees, reclaiming rails to trails land in Bayer’s Lake from cleared grassy land to (hopefully) trees. We did garbage cleanups, removing waste from the environment. We assisted the MacIntosh Run Trail Association build new trails to help bring more people into nature.
Youth and volunteers in our programs went on many, many adventures and got to have experiences they normally wouldn’t have tried! From exploring navy ships and the outdoors, learning about arts, sciences, citizenship and ScoutCraft skills they will use throughout their lives, we have delivered on Scouts Canada’s Canadian Path program mission: Empowering youth leadership, this well-rounded and inclusive program offers youth aged 5 to 26 an opportunity to experience new things. Leading their own adventures, Scouting youth develop into confident and capable individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
Our cabin at the Miller Lake Park has had dramatic improvements thanks to the help and tireless effort of many volunteers; it still requires more work to be ready but we anticipate it being completed soon and back into operation for our youth!
Did you know?
- We accept volunteers (14+ years old) and they get to participate in (and enjoy) our programs as much as our youth do! Learn about volunteering
- The Scouts Canada STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program relies on the Scouting practice of “learning by doing” to ignite curiosity, foster innovation and create a climate in which youth can see themselves as future leaders in the fields of science and technology. Learn more about our STEM program