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The adventure of a lifetime starts in 1st Kanata !
We serve the youth (5-17 year olds) within the communities of Beaverbrook, Kanata Lakes, Village Green, Heritage Hills and Kanata Estates.
 
Our Mission:  To contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.  More info at: http://www.scouts.ca/
 
For meeting times and registration information, please click here.
 
If you have a question about 1st Kanata, please email the Group Commissioner at: GC@1stkanatascouts.org.
Take a look at some of the things we've been doing:
 Date  Event
 May 11th, 2015  The Group met at Kanata Beaver Pond for the Annual Swim-up event.  Our White Tail (senior) Beavers were welcomed into the Cub Packs that they will be with next year,  and the senior Cubs were paddled across the Pond by Scouts to be welcomed into the Troop. Certificates of Appreciation for Keeos, Youth Awards and Medals of the Maple were presented to Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.  And the evening was rounded off with Hot-dogs.
 May 2nd, 2015  1st Kanata Group was joined by 4th Kanata and we planted 500 White Pine trees as part of our our annual Scoutrees Planting.  This year we were in the Stoney Swamp area of the Green Belt.
 April 27th, 2015  Troop And Company cleaned up their adopted park - Kanata Town Centre Core Park.  We gathered 20 bags full of garbage and a large piece of scaffolding.   All were treated to a DQ treat afterwards.
 April 24/25th, 2015 Our most successful Annual BikeExchange.  Over 450 Bikes found new owners and we had close to 1000 visitors.  Thanks to our supporters and sponsors:  KRP, Hertz, Zone3Sports, Starbucks and MetroMedia.  This year we were joined by the Safer Roads Ottawa team from Ottawa.ca.
 February 28th, 2015  The Annual Klondike Derby.  Two 1st Kanata Scout Troop teams competed with other Scout Troops from around the Carleton Area in a combination of sled racing and scouting skill Challenges.  Our Sled Team 1 wind the Junior Trophy.
 February 23rd, 2015  The whole Group came together for Founders Day to celebrate the life, achievements and legacy of Lord Baden-Powell, the Founder of the Scouting Movement. His actual birthday was 22 February.  
 February 6/8th, 2015  Members of the Scout Troop had a weekend of winter camping.  We built and slept in Quinzhees.  The only complaint was "we are too warm".
 January 28th, 2015  Scouts and Venturers snow-shoed into the South March Highlands for our annual expedition to clean out the Duck Boxes that we had installed in previous years.  We also installed 6 new boxes.
 November 22/23rd, 2014  A Game and a Pizza and not too much sleep at the Sens Sleepover.
 November 15, 2014  Beavers and Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and parent walk together with our 1st Kanata Float in the Annual Kanata Santa Claus Parade.
 November 11th, 2014  Members of all levels of the Group took part in the Remembrance Day parade and service.
 November 1st, 2014  Cubs and Scouts Group helped collect food and raise money from shoppers for the Kanata Food Cupboard, and the our Venturers helped sort the food at the Store.  We helped collect and sort almost 3 tonnes for food.
 October 11th, 2014  Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers handed out apples to the members of our community as part of Apple Day.  
 September 6th, 2014  Our Registration and Information morning for new and returning scouts at the Beaverbrook Community Centre.
 July 8/13th, 2014  Scouts from the Troop had a challenging few days on the Summer Canoe Expedition to La Verendrye.  Despite the mosquitoes, rain, leeches, headwinds and muddy portages - we all had a great time.
 June 15th, 2014 The 1st Kanata Group Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Group Commissioner; Graham Birkenhead.  Previously, Graham was the Troop Scouter for the past three years and brings new ideas to this community leadership role. Congratulations Graham!
 June 13/15th, 2014  Troop held their Canoe Training Camp where participants learned all the essential paddling and control techniques and emergency drills needed for the forthcoming Summer Expedition.
 April 26th, 2014 Yet another successful Annual Bike Exchange.  Thanks for all the donations that will make a new owner so happy.
  Our event sponsors were the KRPC, Hertz, Zone3sports, Starbucks and Expedition Toys.
 April 12th, 2014 The first all-pack Kub Kar Rally was held at the local community centre.  Families worked together to make fast and uniquely designed Kub Kars that were put to the test on the new computerized track.  It can be a photo-finish and thank goodness for the timer with ms accuracy!
 
 Feb 1st, 2014  The Venturers summited Algonquin Peak, the 2nd highest in the Adirondacks!  Winter camping was comfortable too.
  • Elevation5,115' (1,559 m)
  • Prominence2,100' (640 m)
  •  April 6-7th, 2013 1st Kanata hosted a Wilderness First Aid course for Scouters and youth.This provided the knowledge and skills for adventures in the wilds of Canada.
    1st Dunrobin and 3rd Kanata also participated.
    Thanks to Jill at CWMT for the excellent course.
     Nov. 11th, 2012 1st Kanata took part in the Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph in Village Green.  A Cub and Scout laid a wreath on behalf of 1st Kanata and in remembrance of those fallen and serving our country. 
     Nov. 3rd, 2012 The Scouts and Venturers help collect and sort ~4200 lbs of food from three area grocery stores for the Kanata Food Cupboard.
     Oct. 26-28th, 2012 The Scouts were camping at Apple Hill with archery and other skills development activities.

    The Venturers took advantage of a trip to Peterborough area and camped at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area.  Spelunking was a great experience!  Definitely a scouting place to visit again!
     Oct. 13th, 2012 1st Kanata ran two Youth Leadership workshops for the Cubs and Scouts.  Thanks to Scouter Mike for putting the FLEX and FAST programs into action. 
     Sept. 28-30th, 2012 This was a busy weekend as the Cub Scouts were out at Otter Lake, the Scouts were having a bike camp in the Gatineau's, and the Venturer Scouts were in the US at the Brotherhood camp.
     August 25, 2012 The ArcticExpedition returns safely to Kanata after 3 weeks in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.  22 Scouts and Scouters had a fantastic experience either hiking in Auyuittuq National Park for 8 days and/or participating in the SEVEC exchange activities hosted by the Making Connections folks in the hamlet or out "on the land".  Please see our dedicated webpage "Arctic Expedition".
     July 8th, 2012 The Making Connections group from Pangnirtung took part in many activities as part of the SEVEC exchange.  Canada Day celebrations, canoeing at Camp Opemikon, Parliament hill tour, museum of Civilization tour and a day at Calypso Waterpark were the planned events to give them a sense of the south.
     May 5th, 2012 The scouting families planted at the NCC Watts Creek location.  It was great to see the trees growing taller from previous years.Between 1st Kanata and 4th Kanata, 250 trees were planted.


     April 27/28th, 2012 Annual Bike Exchange...and more!  Please see our dedicated webpage for more information. 
     April 21st, 2012 Once again we sold Rain Barrels as a fundraiser to travel to, and exchange with, the hamlet of Pangnirtung, NU this summer.
     February 25th, 2012 For the second year, 1st Kanata Scouts hosted the Carleton Area Klondike Derby.  With a last minute dump of snow, the Klondike Derby had ideal conditions for a fun filled day of scouting skills and the sled race finale.  The banquet was sponsored in part by Swiss Chalet, Walmart and Loblaws Centrum.

    Trophy Winners:
    Best Sled  -  1st Stittsville Alpha "C"
    Top Teamwork Senior Sled  -  112th Nepean "E"
    Top Teamwork Junior Sled  -  1st Glen Cairn Falcon "N"
    Top Points Senior Sled  -  3rd Kanata Alpha "I"
    Top Points Junior Sled  - 3rd Kanata Alpha "J"
     October 28-30th, 2011 Both Cobra and Lynx packs held a fall camp at Otter Lake, QC.  It was a cold sleep outside for those that dared and weren't prepared, and toasty warm in the cabin for everyone else.  It looks like they had fun in an orienteering activity too.
     October 21-23rd, 2011 The Troop went into the wilderness at Camp Traill and had a great time.  Introductions to cool weather camping, cooking on the light weight stoves, campfires and orienteering skills were demonstrated.
     
     September 23-25th, 2011 The Troop got an early start to fall camping at the CanAm Brotherhood camp in Morrisburg.  Among all the well-planned activities, the badge-swapping was most enjoyed by the youth and probably the Scouters too! ;-)
     August 11-14, 2011  1st Kanata Scouts and Venturers took on the Adirondacks (for the 3rd year in a row) to climb Mount Marcy, the highest peak in NY state. Three groups took varied routes and practiced light-weight camping skills in preparation for Baffin Island next year.
      

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