Guiding groups participate
in Area Scouting event
for first time

By Liz Dadson


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Youth and leaders line up in their distinctive countries to parade in for the opening ceremony


The Kincardine Pathfinders and Guides, representing France, are joined by torchbearer Joe Rys; back, Guider Alicia Noakes, Natalie Potter, Kaleigh Murphy-Burton, Stephanie Bonnett, Rebecca Dadson, Joe Rys, Christiane Ritter, Guider Liz Dadson; front, Monica Weichert (L), Isabel Tuck, Trinity Meekins, and Cassie Brown


The Port Elgin Scouts stand with torchbearer Joe Rys; back, Scouter David Dadson (L), Connor Cobean, Geoffrey Dadson, Gregory Dadson, Joe Rys; front, Nathan Cannon, McLean Reid, Stephen Lavigne-Allen and Isaac Jagelewski


The Port Elgin Scouts compete against the Kincardine Pathfinders in the skiing event


The sledge hockey event was a popular one

Guiding groups joined Scouting sections at the Sunset Area Camp held in early June at Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area, north of Paisley.

The theme of the camp was "Winter Olympics in Summer" and featured several Olympic events, modified to suit the varied skill level and, of course, the lack of snow.

Pathfinders and Guides from Kincardine and units from the Harriston-Drayton area joined in the Scouting all-section camp for the first time, competing in such activities as sledge hockey, torch relay, biathlon, hockey, barrel roll (luge) and cart run (bobsled), as well as crafts and beading.

The opening ceremony featured an actual torchbearer from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Joe Rys of Walkerton, along with flag bearers and the lighting of the Olympic flame.

The camp ran from Friday night to Sunday morning (June 4-6), and featured an enormous campfire, with about 300 youth, leaders and adults in attendance.


The Kincardine Pathfinders and Guides participate in the barrel roll 


"Lucky" was the unfortunate mascot of the camp who was torched to start the campfire

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