1st Clarington started back in July of 2017 as an idea. We didn’t know who would be with us and who would not, but we knew that the youth of Clarington, and particularly Courtice needed something that was affordable, and that would provide outdoor environmental stewardship.
Much of the early work to getting the group together I credit to Amie Heaslip. Her ability to assess, and identify the right opportunities was key for our moving forward quickly to get the group started.
We started with nothing, and both Amie and myself, and later others have put efforts into fundraising, public awareness, and most importantly, financially to get equipment and supplies for the group before we even had registrations.
From the Tikki party in early August, to Black Duck Lake, and then to Emily Park, we got off to a fast start with camps and events. Our first Fall Fundraising also came and went. We’ve had investiture, and outings to the pumpkin patch, and then Medieval Times. We had archery night, the Courtice parade, and there is so much more in our plans.
The first half of the Scouting year has gone by so fast, and there are so many opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for us. We want to thank all the parents and the youth for their participation and for their understanding as we have gotten a great group started. Now watch us grow!