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Produced For Wellington District

Volume 2 Issue 4
Congratulations District Award Winners
December 2000
By: Kathy Richmond, D.C.
Coming Events

Nov 22 District Council

ongratulations to Sam Palmiere, a Scout Nov 25 Syd Workshop

Inside this issue: with the Hillsburgh Troop, on receiving
Dec 1 Woggle Deadline
the Award of Fortitude, which was presented in
Hillsburgh on October 26th. Hey Sam, you Dec 11 Scouter’s Club
D.C. Five 2
made first page of the Erin Advocate and the
Guelph Mercury is calling for information as well Dec 13 District Executive
Bowlerama 3
(Editor’s Note: Sam’s story appeared on the Dec 14 Full Service Team
front page of the Nov 13 edition). Watch the
Youth Forum 3 Dec 18 Venturer Forum
Scout Office bulletin board for pictures and arti-
cles regarding Sam's Award. Dec 23 Scout Shop Closed ??
Troop Trails 4

From The Peak 6 Congratulations also go to Juanita Carr and Jeff Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Pinson on receiving the Medal of Good Service
to Scouting and to Audrey Feenstra for receiv- Dec 25 Christmas Day
From The Pond 7
ing a Certificate of Commendation. Letters and Dec 31 New Year’s Eve
Raft Race Results 7 the flashes, that are to be worn on the uniform,
have already been presented. The actual certifi- Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Storm Hockey 8 cates and medals will be presented at the AGM
in May. Jan 3 Woggle Deadline
Service Team 9
Jan 8 Scouter’s Club
Friends of Scouting 10 Once again congratulations to the four of you,
and thanks for your ongoing contribution to Jan 13 Bowlerma
Scouting in Wellington District, we all appreciate
Jan 20 Storm Ticket Deadline
Jan 24 District Council

Jan 26 Storm Hockey Game

Feb 2 - 4 District Winter Camp

Feb 3 Beaver Burr

Feb 18 - 25 Scout Week Activities

D.C. Five - Guide To Simplifying Procedures
By: Kathy Richmond, D.C. When we talk about contributions to
Scouting, we now have a new Regional

y calendar tells me I can start Commissioner as of Saturday, Novem-
to breath a little easier now. ber 3rd in the person of Harry Ander-
Thank heaven. It's early No- son. Welcome and congratulations
vember as I write this, (sorry, Harry.
Doug, I'm slow again). Registration is
over for the most part and so is the Part I would like to hear from any Group
1 training weekend. There were Committee Chairs and Section contact
approx. 60 participants on the course, Leaders who have not received their
25 Trainers and 2 Quartermasters. I bright orange binder. I will track it down
want to thank all of you, for the time you for you. The orange binder contains the
gave up to come out and participate ei- Outdoor/Camping Activity Guide, Barber
ther as a Trainer or Trainee. Scout Camp Manual and information on
Honours and Awards. The Group Com-
“I would like to We all learned something new this mittee binder also contains the screen-
hear from any weekend even the trainers. The Quar- ing process. This information will hope-
Group Committee termasters also learned that the facility’s fully clear up any misconceptions and
Chairs and ovens operate 25 to 50 degrees colder simplify some of the procedures that
Section contact than they are set for. The quartermas- need to be gone through for all of us.
Leaders who ters showed great ability in "adapting Please let me know if you haven't re-
have not received the short term program" and served us ceived it and please refer to it for infor-
their bright a nice tasty roast beef dinner at a more mation.
orange binder.” sophisticated and elegant dining time
than was originally planned. Thank you We have had a good response to the
all for your contributions to the week- first of our two Hockey Nights at the
end. Can anyone tell me why the new Guelph Sports and Entertainment
weather was great the week before and Center. Enjoy, and don't forget the next
the day after the weekend. We had rain one on January 26. Christmas is fast
and snow flurries on Saturday afternoon approaching, which is of course quickly
during the outside sessions! Who was in followed be Scout/Guide week. That’s
charge of planning the weather? something to include on your planning

District Council Meetings

November 22, 7:30 pm
January 24, 7:30 pm
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Saturday January 13, 2001
Beavers and Cubs will Bowl 5 pins

Scouts, Venturers and Rovers will bowl 10 pins

Bowling Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $5:50 per Bowler

Register at the Scout Office – 836-9321

See you at the Guelph Bowlerama on Victoria Road North

Youth Forum - Representatives needed!

Hello again and Happy Holidays! The bers of your groups to come out to Youth
Youth Forum has been working hard on Forum meetings. Each group is required
“We talk about
our newest project, but we still need your to have a Youth Rep. A suggestion: invite
issues facing us
help. So far, only three Groups are rep- Patrol Leaders and Venturer Execs to
as the Youth of
resented at forum meetings. Come on! I your committee meetings. If they know
know we can do much better than that!!! that they are welcome, they will be happy Scouting as well
to participate. The youth have lots of as play games
EVERY Youth member is more than wel- ideas that they would like to share with and have a
come to come out and join us at our you. good time (and
meetings. We talk about issues facing take turns
us as the Youth of Scouting as well as Right now, we are tentatively planning a bringing snacks
play games and have a good time (and Christmas/Winter Holiday Party for mid- to share...
take turns bringing snacks to share... December. The date will be posted as that’s right,
that’s right, there’s food involved). soon as possible. All are welcome to at- there’s food
tend, so please join us. (Instead of hav- involved)!”
To all Group Committees, we could really ing your weekly meeting, come and hang
use your help in encouraging the mem- out as a group...)

Volume 2 Issue 4 Page 3

Troop Trials - Pulling Together as a Team!
By: Gerry Carr, ADC Troop Contact Jessie Davis at 826-0844.
Thanks to Scouter Gord Webb and his
Heidy Ho Good Scouter!! WOW!!! It's the team of Ellen Webb, Dave Forshaw,
end of November already! Have all your Sandy Peppard and Brian Millie & special
new Leaders had their Part I, and are all mention to Harold Lee for providing the
fired up for an exciting year? It's only 8 training opportunity for 26 PL & APL's to
months to CJ'01 and you won't believe be effective Troop members.
how fast it will go!! How are your CJ
plans going? Travel, billeting, meals, Thanks also to Scouter Stewart Holman
gear, fundraising, etc. should all be ongo- as he arranged for the Guelph Amateur
ing and underway at this point. Last pay- Radio Club to provide a JOTA program
ments are due this month for 60 youth at Barber Scout Camp.
(December )!! Include skills your Troop
will need in PEI into your program - it will Congratulations to Samuel Palmiere who
be you who reaps the benefits if your was awarded the Award for Fortitude. He
Scouts are properly prepared. was presented with his award
acknowledgement at Group level on
“Have you Have you scheduled regular Troop October 26, 2000.
scheduled planning meetings? Do you operate as
regular Troop a team? Are you an "autocratic" Troop Upcoming Events:
planning Leader? The best approach is as a District Council Meeting (3 registered
meetings? Do TEAM! All Leaders should be involved members per Group) - November 22 -
you operate as in making decisions. This helps instill 1 Stone Road
"ownership" of Troop activities to eve- Scouters Club - December 11 - Barber
a team? Are you
ryone. The Court of Honour should Merry Christmas - December 25
an "autocratic"
also be included in these decisions. Happy New Year - December 31
Troop Leader?
Troop members will cooperate better
The best
and be more involved if they are part Where are we going? How do we get
approach is a
of the process. there?
Leaders should I would like to thank all the Troops who At a recent Venturer Company meeting a
be involved in supported WIC (Wellington International "new" Youth member came to find out
making Camporee). Also, all the District people what Venturing was like. This Youth was
decisions. This who helped plan, acquire and execute a former Beaver, had lost interest,
helps instill the activities to make the camp happen. dropped out and now thought they'd like
"ownership" of If you have comments, suggestions or to try Scouting again. Accompanying the
Troop activities complaints, please forward them in writ- Youth was a family friend (approximately
to everyone.” ing to the Scout Shop attention: WIC so 30 years old) who had provided transpor-
the planners can respond. Thank you. tation. Our Venturers made both feel wel-
come and involved them in discussions
Christmas is coming and a great gift idea as well as a couple of games. The family
would be an 18 Wheeler Kit for the Fri- friend spoke to me at the end of the
day of Scout Week. meeting about the nights' activities. Jerry
remarked he had a lot of fun and wished
We still need members for the YOUTH he had been involved when he was 14 -
FORUM! It is important that your kids but he didn't know we existed!!!!
help provide input to their program so it
can be modified to meet their needs. (Continued on page 5)


(Continued from page 4) sons...not the glory". As an organization,
we should also exhibit humility but not at

uring the early to mid 70's while the cost of Growth and Progress.
attending U of G, I had some
spare time and felt I'd like to be It has been identified that membership is
a Scout Leader as I had fond dropping. NOW IS THE TIME WE
memories of being a Cub & Scout but I SHOULD TAKE OUR LITTLE SCOUT-
thought Scouting was gone. I hadn't ING LIGHT FROM UNDER THE
seen any evidence since I dropped out BUSHEL AND LET IT "SHINE, SHINE
(peer pressure). Suddenly, one October SHINE". Scouter Chuck Lawrence
Saturday, a small cub came to my door spoke on this very topic at the Gilwell
to "sell" me an apple. WOW!! Scouting is Reunion, 2000. “We are Canada's Best
still there!! However, I couldn't peruse kept Secret. WE must get word out
my leadership aspirations, as I didn't that we are here and the best Youth
know how to contact the organization. oriented program available!!”

Fast Forward to 1998 - It's Wednesday One only has to look at our Mission
night and I am in uniform walking Statement: To help young people de-
through our neighbourhood to a Scout velop spiritually, physically, intellec- “Scouter Chuck
meeting. I was stopped 3 times - once by tually, socially and to be better citi- Lawrence spoke
a youth and 2 more times by adults. The zens at home and abroad. NOW is the on this very topic
kids wanted to know about Scouts and time to get that bushel and stand ON it at the Gilwell
both adults said, " Gee, I didn't know not UNDER it or our great organization Reunion, 2000.
Scouts was still around". will DIE - not with a bang, but with a “We are
whimper. If you have any events hap- Canada's Best
One of the symbols of Woodbadge II pening in your Group, contact Doug kept Secret WE
Training is a brownish neckerchief with a Peebles or call the Mercury, Tribune, must get word
reddish lining and a swatch of greenish Wellington Advisor (i.e.: any media) and out that we are
tartan. This Maclaren tartan is in honour ask if they have someone to cover the here and the
of Mr. W. de Bois Maclaren. The red event. Without promotion, would GM, best Youth
symbolizes "warmth" and the brown Ford, Microsoft, McDonald's and Betty oriented
"humility". While warmth and humility are Crocker still be familiar names? program
noble attributes, I would like to discuss available!!”
humility for a moment. On an individual Keep on Planning, Training & having
basis, being humble is a good thing - we fun!! Keep the Spirit!
should all be here for the "right rea-

Be Sure to check out the

Scout Shop
For The Beaver, Cub, Scout,
Venturer, Rover or Leader
on your Christmas List
“Stocking St uffers”
“Kub Kars”
“Beaver Buggies”
“10--18 Wheelers”
“Storm Hockey Tickets”
“And Much More…”

Volume 2 Issue 4 Page 5

From the Peak– Company Growth, Forging Links
By: Uwe Soeder, Venturer S. T. is through the Troop. You should forge early and strong links with your partner
Troops. Work with them, let them know
Good morn’in and good hiking to all Ven- that there’s an even better life after the
turers and would be Venturers within the Troop. It’s much easier to make contact
District. with your link Troop than it is to troll for
new Venturers on the open market. Try
Your Venturer Service Team consists of it! It also helps when you attend com-
the following cheerful crew: Jerry Fischer bined Scout/Venturer camps and show
as Venturer ADC along with Bob Davis, them what we do different and that we do
Tammy Conley and Uwe Soeder forming have more fun!
the rest of the gang.
WIC 2000 (Wellington District Interna-
The current season is already well under- tional Camporee) took place Sep 29 to
way, several events accomplished, regis- Oct 1 at Guelph Lake. Although num-
trations completed; all that good crunchy bers were less than expected, WIC 2000
stuff. We actually have three new Com- went well for a first-time event. Welling-
“WIC 2000 panies within the District. They are 1st ton’s own Venturers did not support this
went well for a Brock Road, 27th Guelph and 31st Guelph event very well; only three Companies
first-time event. C. Let’s give them the TIGER cheer. came from within the District. Popular
Wellington’s This is good news! events were: Toss the sponge (catapult;
own Venturers swoosh (rocket projectiles); Follow the
did not support A reminder for Venturer Advisors new arrow (orienteering). If the District Ven-
this event very into the Venturer fold; whether totally turers desire different events or functions
well; … If the new to Scouting or moving up from an- at WIC, then say so and help make it
District other Section, you require an interview. happen.
Venturers This interview must occur ASAP and be
desire different conducted by your Group Committee WIC 2001 activity and event planning will
events or Chair and a member of the Venturer Ser- start in November. Information packages
functions at vice team, as soon as possible. Remem- are to be released in January. If there’s
WIC, then say ber the three-month probation period be- an event or activity you want to see as
so and help fore you can be invested as an Advisor. part of the Venturer program, then give
make it Training is also necessary for both new Scouter Uwe a call. Today! The WIC
happen.” and seasoned Advisors so that we can 2001 team is looking for a couple of advi-
improve scouting overall and services we sors and Venturers to help develop an
deliver to our sections. Please give seri- awesome program for Venturers. If inter-
ous consideration to completing the ested, please call Scouter Uwe or Scou-
Company-level Woodbadge Part I train- ter Jerry.
ing as soon as possible.
Remember your CJ planning and fund
The November Company Executive raising. It’s later than you think. Keep in
workshop is still on at the time of this mind the CJ pre-camp in April.
submission (Editor’s Note - the week-
end has postponed). All Companies Start planning for the first Scout Week of
should ensure that the members of their the 21st Century. Yes it’s in February
executive attend the workshop. It really 2001. Make it special.
does help them! Do something unique – have a Venturer
The easiest way to grow your Company (Continued on page 10)


From The Pond - Looking ahead to 2001Events
By: Randy Mac Pherson, ADC Colony 7:30 pm at Barber Scout Camp. 843-
6310 It’s time once again to start thinking
about “Beaver Buggies”, yes, that’s right;
We had a great Woodbadge Part 1 train- we’ll be racing them Feb 25, 2001 at
ing weekend this past month, it was Stone Road mall during Scout Week.
really great to see all the Beavers Lead- Also, be sure to mark your calendar for
ers who did make it out. I was surprised Beaver Burr on Feb. 3, 2001, more de-
that there were not more in attendance. tails to follow.

For those who were not able to make it to That’s about all there is to report on for
one of the Gateways, one more has been now.
added for Sunday (as requested) Nov 26,

Speed River Challenge Raft Race - 2000 Results

By: Gerry “Bear” Carr, ADC Scouts ing and have been helping support the “This year saw
race since its' beginning! Scouter Chuck, the inception of
I can't believe there has been no one you, too, should be PROUD of your a new Main
hounding me for the results of the Speed Troop. Trophy - the
River Challenge Raft Race that took Rover/Leader
place in mid June. This year we had en- Scouters Tammy, Geoff and Peter...your Trophy. The 9th
tries from the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 27th 9th Guelph Venturers always have an in- Rovers have
Guelph. Participants included Scouts, teresting last minute entry. participated
Venturers and Rovers. The results are as every year... to
follows: Last, but by NO MEANS, last...6th be a part of the
1st Place - Open Category 9th Guelph Guelph made a good showing!! Scouter race because
Best Design 3rd Guelph Dave you should be proud of your Scouts they have
1st Place - Traditional 27th Guelph and thank them for their continued sup- FUN!!!”
Spirit of the Challenge 6th Guelph port. THANK YOU to you and your team
2nd Place - Traditional 6th Guelph for your continued support - it is our race,
3rd Place - Traditional 6th Guelph after all!!

I would like to talk about Grace Under This year saw the inception of a new
Pressure. The 27th Guelph came into the Main Trophy - the Rover/Leader Trophy.
park 20 minutes before race time with no The 9th Rovers have participated every
preparation done. They still managed to year. Most of their members have been
get a raft in the water for a 1st place fin- Scouts and Venturers and have contin-
ish! Scouter Harold, you should be ued to be a part of the race because they
PROUD of your Scouts. have FUN!!! They also serve as inspira-
tion for the younger participants. The 9th
The 3rd Guelph made a good showing for Rovers have thrown down the gauntlet
a Troop of 1st year Scouts! Scouter Aud- each year and NO ONE has risen to the
rey, you, too, should be PROUD of your Challenge of "Beat us on the water...or...
Troop. beat us off". Thanks Rovers!! See you
next June (3rd Saturday).
The 9th Guelph also made a good show-

Volume 2 Issue 4 Page 7

Scouting Night - Guelph Storm Game January 26

“Scouts Canada Night”

Guelph Storm Hockey
Storm vs Plymouth Whalers

Jan 26, 7:30 p.m.

Guelph Sports and

Entertainment Centre

All seats are $8.00

Deadline to order tickets is Jan 20

from the Scout Shop
Note: We need to sell 250 tickets for this
game to meet our total ticket sale commit-
ment. More details in the next edition of the

Please adhere to the ticket deadline! Be sure

to get your order in before the Jan 20 dead-
line. We could have sold 50 more tickets for
the November game. Please understand that
we have to give the Storm ticket office
enough time to put the total order together, in
order to get the tickets back in time for you to
pick up.


Group Section Service Scouter Phone Group Section Service Scouter Phone
1st Aberfoyle Colony Jane Kleist 829-3108 17th Guelph Colony Dean Post 763-1790
Pack Sue Sharpe 766-0394 Pack Juanita Carr 837-3607
1st Belwood Colony Dean Post 763-1790 Troop Kevin McQuillan 822-9410
Pack Steve Seifried 824-3838 25th Guelph Colony Bent Andersen 836-3173
Pack Mark Couch 767-2534
1st Brock Road Colony Colin Benson 837-8134 26th Guelph Colony Peter Jaspers-Fayer 824-1353
Pack Paul Oslach 822-2177 Pack Peter Collins 767-1119
Troop Harold Lee 824-8445 Troop Harold Lee 824-8445
1st Creekbank- Colony Randy MacPherson 843-6310 27th Guelph Colony Wayne Zinger 578-8572
Alma Pack Steve Seifried 824-3838 Pack Norm Kane 821-8812
Troop Stewart Holman 843-7374 Troop Kevin McQuillan 822-9410
1st Elora Colony Kelly Forshaw 837-0619 29th Guelph Colony Colin Benson 837-8134
Pack Sue Sharpe 766-0394 Pack Norm Kane 821-8812
1st Erin Colony Debbie Morley 855-6147 30th Guelph Pack Al Chapman 823-8028
Pack Sue Sharpe 766-0394 31st Guelph Colony Kelly Forshaw 837-0619
Troop Roger Clark 853-9948 Pack Peter Collins 767-1119
1st Fergus Colony Jane Kleist 829-3108 Troop Kevin McQuillan 822-9410
Pack David Cronin 833-9635 1st Hillsburgh Colony Brian Walsh 833-2132
Troop Stewart Holman 843-7374 Pack David Cronin 833-9635
2nd Guelph Colony Peter Jaspers-Fayer 824-1353 1st Rockwood Colony Debbie Morley 855-6147
Pack Sue Sharpe 766-0394 Pack Juanita Carr 837-3607
Troop Brian Millie 821-7935 Troop Roger Clark 853-9948
3rd Guelph Colony Michael Peppard 822-4547
Pack Ethel Ogilvie 836-9619 All Groups Company Jerry Fischer 821-9644
Troop Brian Millie 821-7935 Uwe Soeder 836-7156
6th Guelph Colony Bent Andersen 836-3173 Bob Davis 826-0844
Pack Mark Couch 767-2534
Troop Bill Newby 766-4269 Crew Rob Conley 827-1471
9th Guelph Colony Michael Peppard 822-4547
Pack Al Chapman 823-8028 SYD Marylyn Oslach 822-2177
Troop Bill Newby 766-4269 Mark Couch 767-2534

Volume 2 Issue 4 Page 9

Scout Shop and District Office
161 Suffolk Street
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 2J7

Open Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7, Sat 10-2

If your business would like to participate in the

Phone: 519-836-9321
Fax: 519-836-3158
“Friends of Scouting” program, please contact
Email: Doug Peebles, the Editor at 763-2316. Charita-
ble receipts are available for amounts in over of

We’re on the Web! Need Photocopying done?
Come to the Scout Shop

“Visit the Scout Shop for

all your Scouting needs!” District Council Meetings
November 22, 7:30 pm
January 24, 7:30 pm
1 Stone Road Complex

If you would prefer to be notified by email when
the latest edition of the Woggle is available
(Continued from page 6) online, then have the choice to either view it
and/or download a copy, as well, NOT have
Events in the offing (check the 2000/2001 calendar, Mary (snail) mail a hard copy to you. Please
it’s on the Wellington District website) advise the Editor (include your name and
Nov 20th – impromptu Venturer forum – socialize. Group) by email at newsletter@wellington.on.
Nov 22nd - District Council meeting, 1 Stone Road. (Be
Nov 24 weekend – Venturer Executive Workshop –
Dec 18th – Venturer Forum – the last one of the 20th
Dec 25th – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Next Deadline:
Mar 30, 31, Apr 1 – March Madness Weekend – it’s Submissions to the Editor by
madly on again; book it!
Dec. 1, 2000
Remember ‘Go for It”! It’s up to you; the Youth, to
make it happen!
Sent for publication
Dec. 18, 2000

Doug Peebles, Editor (763-2316)