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Scouting trio fundraise for charitable trip to Namibia

LAUREEN SWEENEY, Westmount Independent
Published: Thursday, March 26, 2008

Three members of Westmount Scouting know that after this summer their lives will be changed forever.

Rovers Brian Bevand and Kendra Girdwood, 20, and Venturer Nathan Butcher, 17, will forsake summer job opportunities to spend six weeks building ventilated pit latrines for pre-schools in Namibia, Africa, to improve sanitation and provide disease vector control.

“I think it will be an amazing development experience,” said Butcher, a student at Vanier College. “It will be good for the people there and lifechanging for us.”

“It will definitely change all of our lives,” Girdwood agreed.

The trio is part of a contingent of 28 Venturers, Rovers and trip leaders from Montreal who will take part in an international development project in cooperation with the Namibian Scouts Association. The group will work in the area around Okahandja, a town just north of Windhoek, the capital, where some 18 preschools are located.

Bird watching and nature walk at Baie du Febvre April 13, 2008

04/13/2008 - 07:00
04/13/2008 - 17:00

The Quebec Bird Protection Agency is financing a one day outing to a migratory nature area called Baie du Febvre (between Quebec City and Trois Rivières) on Sunday, April 13. This event is open to Scouts and Venturers and is an opportunity to see birds congregating along the St Lawrence in anticipation of moving north to their nesting grounds. Last year 45 species were sighted including Golden Eagle.
Please speak to Neil or Virginia if you are interested in joining the group. Details and schedule to follow.

Westmount Park Cubs visit Cooper Marsh and farm - Saturday, April 12th

04/12/2008 - 08:15
04/12/2008 - 17:00

Westmount Park Cubs are invited on a daytrip to Cooper Marsh in Lancaster Ontario. Participation helps the cubs earn their World Conservation and Observer badges. Our bus will leave the Westmount Arena at 8:30, and will return there at about 17:00. The cost is $25. Family and friends can come too.

Westmount Scouts Travel to Namibia

Two St Andrew's Rovers, Brian Bevand and Kendra Girdwood and 2ND Westmount Venturer, Nathan Butcher will be spending six weeks this summer in Africa participating in an international development project. They will be travelling to the former South West Africa, now known as Namibia, on the southern Atlantic coast of Africa. Organized in conjunction with the Namibian Scouting Association a group of about thirty youth from the Montreal area will be building ventilated latrines for pre-schools in the town of Okahanja located north of the nation's capital, Windhoek. Younger members of Westmount Scouting have contributed gift boxes for the Rovers and Venturer to take to the children in the schools.
The costs of the project will be covered by the Scouting World Brotherhood but the participants must cover their own expenses. The Westmount trio has been fundraising selling t-shirts, hoodies, badges and other items. They have recently received a donation thanks to an article that appeared in the Westmount Independent on March 26.

Founders Day Service at Mountainside Church Sunday February 24th at 10 am

02/24/2008 - 10:00
02/24/2008 - 12:00

All members of Westmount Scouts friends and family are invited to attend Sunday service at Mountainside Church on Sunday February 24 to celebrate Lord Baden-Powell's birthday. A special flag parade and reading by Scouts will be part of the service with refreshments served afterwards. This is a good occasion for the congregation to meet the Scouting group that they host in their church. All members should be in full uniform and arrive at the church (Lansdowne and the Boulevard) by 10 am.