Category Archives: Bursary

2013 Bursary Recipient

Winner of the 2013 HSRSAA Bursary Award

Winner of the 2013 HSRSAA Bursary Award

The Haliburton Scout Reserve Staff Alumni Association is proud to continue its tradition of awarding a bursary each year to a member of the current staff who is beginning or continuing his or her post-secondary education when this summer ends. 24 bursaries have been awarded since 1998, and the winner of the 25th is Jacob Ursulak.

Jacob started at HSR as a camper in 2008, joining the staff in 2010. During that time, he has worked with Alumni member Ken Wrigglesworth to reinvigorate the Trapper’s Cabin program, won a purple bead and shared a Supervisor’s Award. Given the reaction in the Hub when his name was announced (a loud, sincere and heartfelt standing ovation), there is no doubt that many of his HSR friends could add something to this list of accomplishments.

This fall, he is attending the University of Waterloo to pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering, and the HSRSAA is very pleased to be able to make a contribution towards making that possible.

Congratulations Jacob!

Bursary Donations

Thank you to Cassaundra-Leigh Pitul and Ted Aylan-Parker for their recent donations to the Bursary!

If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Katrina at

2011 HSRSA Bursary Recipient

Robbin Wai

The 2011 recipient of the $700 HSR Staff Alumni Bursary is Robbin Wai, from Toronto.

Robbin joined Scouting as a Beaver at age 4, and first went to HSR with his Scout Troop as he was finishing Cubs.  He returned to HSR every summer as a Scout.  Robbin’s Venturer Company did not camp at HSR, but he was reconnected with the camp through a friend who was on staff.  Robbin joined the HSR staff last summer as Trapper and this past summer was a Rifle Instructor.

Robbin wrote in his application something that is sure to resonate with Alumni members.  He says, “I believe that it takes more than one summer to leave a lasting impression on camp; however, it takes less that for camp to leave a lasting impression on you.”

Robbin began his first year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor in September.

The Bursary is one of the most important activities of the Alumni Association, and is financially supported through fundraising events and donations.  Current HSR staff members pursuing post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the award each year.  Selection criteria include contributions to HSR and Scouting, as well as financial need.  Please support the Bursary by participating in Alumni fundraising events or by making a donation.  Contact Katrina Angel, Bursary Chair at for more information.


Bursary Donation

Thank you to Cassaundra-Leigh Pitul (2002) for her recent donation to the Alumni Bursary.

Bursary Application

The 2011 Bursary Application is now available at the Bursary Program page.


2010 Bursary Awards

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Three Bursary Awards for 2010 Once again this year, the Bursary Selection Committee faced a daunting task choosing a recipient of the bursary award.  Since HSR attracts such exceptional people to its staff, this decision can be quite challenging.  Finally … Continue reading


2009 Bursary Award

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This year there were two applicants for the bursary award. The selection committee found it extremely difficult to choose between the applications. For every point raised in favour of one, an equal point was made for the other. In the … Continue reading


2008 Bursary Award

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The 2008 Alumni Bursary of $700 was awarded to Anne Leon at Alumni Weekend.  Like most HSR staff, Anne first came to HSR as a camper.  She applied to work on staff the next summer. Anne has been on staff since 2005, … Continue reading


2007 Bursary Award

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During Alumni Weekend, Ian Hancock was awarded the 2007 HSR Staff Alumni Bursary, of $700.  Ian first came to HSR as an Adventureland North camper, then graduated to a composite camper.  He joined the staff as a SIT in 2004, has … Continue reading


2006 Bursary Award

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The Alumni awarded its 15th Staff Bursary at the 2006 Alumni Weekend. Dean Janowski (2002-2008) from Kitchener, was the recipient of the $700 award. Like most staff, Dean was introduced to HSR as a camper. Dean has been on staff for … Continue reading