Jan 28, 2013- 2:42 PM
On Feb. 16 and 17, the club is hosting a celebration in honour of Scouts founder Lord Baden Powell. Anyone involved with scouts or guides as a child or even as an adult is welcome to share memories with the club.
“Our retired scouts have been asking for opportunities to meet and participate in a variety of outings,” said Carmen Portelance, district commissioner of the group.
“The bonds they created as volunteers or young scouts have left them with good memories. They would like to know how things are going and would like to offer occasional help.”
The first French Scout troop in Northern Ontario was founded in Sudbury in 1936. The goal then is the same as the goal now — help youth develop their health, character, self-sufficiency, caring and respect for others and seek moral values, as well as support youth to take charge of their own development and help them become more disciplined through outdoor activities, technical training and life encouragement.
The district includes Scouts from as far away as Sault Ste. Marie in the west and North Bay to the east. Anyone who was any part of Scouts in these areas, either as a participant or leader, is welcome to share their stories.
On Feb. 16, a mass is taking place at 2 p.m. at Notre Dame du Rosaire Church, located at 2758 Main St. in Blezard Valley. Old photos, badges and artifacts are welcome in the church hall afterwards. A dinner will be served afterwards — guests are welcome to purchase a $15 ticket.
The following day, Feb. 17, brunch will be served at the Steelworkers Hall. Tickets, which cost $15, must be purchased in advance.
Anyone interested in attending both events can get weekend tickets for $25. For more information, phone Portelance at 705-562-9067 or club president Gus Adams at 705-560-9695.