Members of the North Grenville Scouts participated in the 13th Great Lakes Jamboree this summer, held at Camp Bel in Dorchester, Ontario. The Great Lakes Jamboree is the longest continuously running Jamboree in Ontario. Roughly 300 youth from different parts of Canada and the States, plus representatives from as far away as New Zealand and parts of Europe, camped together for 10 days. Over this period, the youth enjoyed leathermaking, blacksmithing, rapelling, target shooting, canoeing, hiking, pioneering skills, and a variety of other activities. Evenings were full with skits, songs, game show nights and an interesting watermelon carving competition. It was a lof of fun!
Some of the expenses of the trip were paid for through an e-waste fundraising event held during the North Grenville Sustainability Fair in April, in collaboration with the Kemptville Youth Centre. Thank you to the KYC for partnering for this event, and to the North Grenville community for dropping off their e-waste for recycling. As a result, the Scouts travelled to another part of Ontario, met other Scouts from this area and elsewhere, and had a range of unforgettable experiences together.