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History of 1st Manotick

1st Manotick Scouts
was started in the early 1920’s and has operated
continuously since then. In the mid-1970’s the Group was rejuvenated and an
affiliation was established with the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, who became the
sponsor of Scouting in Manotick.
 
Traditionally there have been four separate age groups in Scouts in Manotick –
Beaver (age 5-7), Cubs (age 8-10), Scouts (age 11-14) and Venturers (age 14-
18). In the late 1990’s with the development beginning in Riverside South 1st
Manotick offered to help start a Scouting program in this area, initially with a
Beaver Colony and later a Cub Pack. 1st Manotick Scouting has grown
dramatically in the past five years. At present there are four Beaver Colonies
(one in Manotick and three in Riverside South), three Cub Packs (one in
Manotick, two in Riverside South), one Scout Troop and one Venturer Company
(both in Manotick). In total there are about 55 leaders and 175 youth in the 1st
Manotick Scouting Group, making us one of the largest Scouting groups in all of
Canada.
 
 
Activities are varied by age group but we try to do a lot of camping and outdoors
activities. The senior groups do canoe tripping as well as weekend and week long
summer camps and we have one camp a year where all sections take part. We
also take part in events with other groups in the area and have had Scouts to a
number of the Canadian Scout Jamborees in previous years. 
1st Manotick Scouting Group has a large supply of camping and canoeing
equipment for use by the group. As our sponsor, the
Kiwanis Club of Manotick has donated money to the Scouting group every year,
most of which is used to repair and update our equipment (tents, canoes, camping supplies). 
As the group grows we need additional equipment and the Kiwanis Club of Manotick has
always been a great help in keeping us going.
 
Manotick Kiwanis Contact: Cameron Thomas