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Vancouver Island Wolf Howl and Spring Challenge

Level Up Your Adventure!

Level up your Adventure!!

Wolf Howl - Cubs

Spring Challenge - Scouts

Senior Sections Subcamp - Venturers and Rovers

This year all camps are sharing one theme. Level up your Adventure is based on a popular game style called Role Playing Games* (RPG) and both Spring Challenge and Wolf Howl will consist of a Main Quest* and 8 Side Quests* to be completed. Successful participation in each Side Quest will give youth a chance to demonstrate all the competencies for Scoutcraft 2 or 4. OAS badges are not included in camp fee as we feel Scouters and senior youth will want to evaluate their own youth before awarding the badge.

Costumes and Props are highly encouraged! However, we ask participants to leave real weapons, prop guns/explosives, and gore at home. Since there is no specific Genre your group could include a mix of fantasy, sci-fi, superhero, spy, soldier, historical, steampunk etc characters. Themed site gateways are encouraged – but not mandatory- as are decorations, banners, or other theme embellishments. Imagination is your only limit but please keep in mind that this is an active Scout camp so fragile or complicated costumes may become broken, lost, or be too much of a challenge to move in.

 

WOLF HOWL Registration HERE!

Wolf Howl this year is for Cub Packs and their 3rd year Beavers/White Tails. We have overnight and day trip options. Cabin spaces are limited so most Packs and all Scouters will be tenting in their own tents on Thompson Field or around one of the Cabin circles. (Cabins will be assigned by the Admin team based off of order of registration and participant needs) All meals are provided by our fantastic foods team. Saturday lunch is eaten in the field so please bring a cooler labeled with your Group name which to leave with the check in table on Friday evening. A member of your group will need to collect it for lunch time on Saturday.

*You are responsible for submitting your MAAF to your Group Committee, and ensuring your section meets BP&P including ratio.

*When you register your section, you will be asked to identify a Scouter to volunteer as an Offer of Service at camp. This Scouter is separate from you section ratio team and will not cost your group money. The sooner we are in contact with that person the more choices they will have in what roles need to be filled

 

Wolf Howl Full Weekend: Scouters, Runners, Trackers, White tail Beavers - $50 (plus GST and PST)

Includes: 2 nights of front country camping; Friday mug up, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, mug up, and Sunday breakfast; 1 crest; and planned programming.

*Participating youth should complete Scoutcraft 2 by the end of the weekend – OAS badge not included

Wolf Howl Saturday Only: Scouters, Runners, Trackers, White tail Beavers - $35 (plus GST and PST)

Includes: Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and mug up; 1 crest; and planned programming.

*Participating youth should complete Scoutcraft 2 by the end of the evening – OAS badge not included.

 

SPRING CHALLENGE Registration HERE

Spring Challenge this year is for Scout Troops and their 3rd year Cubs/Howlers. All participants will be camping in Yukon or McKenzie for the weekend. No meals are provided. In addition to stations youth must complete a scoutcraft project with their team using at least a square lashing to join to poles (Scoutcraft 4.1) and set up a tree food hang (Scoutcraft 4.11) and qualify for their knife permit (Scoutcraft 4.4) The first two should be accomplished by setting up your site with a pioneering project/gateway and hanging a food bag. Please bring the materials you might need for those projects in addition to personal and section gear. The knife permit MAY be included by a knife permit session pending enough interest.

*You are responsible for submitting your MAAF to your Group Committee, and ensuring your section meets BP&P including ratio.

 

*When you register your section, you will be asked to identify a Scouter to volunteer as an Offer of Service at camp. This Scouter is separate from your section ratio team and will not cost your group money. The sooner we are in contact with that person the more choices they will have in what roles need to be filled

Spring Challenge Full Weekend: Scouts, Howlers, Scouters - $20 (plus GST and PST)

Includes: 2 nights of back country camping; NO MEALS; 1 crest; and planned programming.

*Participating youth should complete Scoutcraft 4 by the end of the weekend (aside from Knife Permits) – OAS badge not included.

 

SENIOR SECTION SUBCAMP Registration HERE! 

Senior sections are invited to camp at Columbia for the weekend. We will not be providing program or meals, but you will receive a crest at the end of camp. We are asking Venturers and Rovers to consider volunteering some time to assist with program for the younger sections. There are morning and afternoon shifts at a variety of stations. Choice of station will be on a first come first served basis. Any youth who volunteer for a station will be provided lunch by the Wolf Howl foods team.

 

Senior Section Full Weekend: Rovers, Venturers, invited Trailblazers, Advisors - $11 (plus GST and PST)

Includes: 2 nights of back country camping, 1 crest, and time to hang out at camp. No meals or program

*Senior youth who want to volunteer for a half day of program for Spring Challenge or Wolf Howl will be provided lunch. Time slots are 8:30-12:00 or 1:30-5:00. This is entirely optional.

 

For inquiries please contact Chantelle Cutting (she, her, hers) at 1stsooke@scouts.ca

 

When: June 3-5, 2022

Where:Camp Barnard, 3202 Young Lake Rd., Sooke

Register: Wolf HowlSpring Challenge and Senior Section subcamp


Camp Barnard