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Trails Weekend 2015

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Friday, OCTOBER 2 – Sunday, OCTOBER 4

One of the Alumni Association’s on-going projects is the maintenance of the Haliburton Scout Reserve hiking trail system. Each year, Trails Weekend is held in the fall for alumni to perform the work. The tasks done depend on the number of volunteers who attend, the condition of the trails and whether there are any “special” projects required on the trails or at the camp on that particular weekend.

Trails Weekend typically offers some spectacular fall colours with the chance for current and former staff of all ages to work and socialize together. Meals and accommodations in HSR cabins are provided to volunteers.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Register online for the Trails Weekend,  before September 27, 2015 (Important for planning the work and getting food).

2. Arrive Friday evening or very early Saturday morning. We will be planning and assigning the work crews at breakfast on Saturday.

3. Come prepared for the weather, both for outdoor work and for evenings/overnight.

4. Be prepared to have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT NOTE: As for all volunteer activities at the camp, the Scouts Canada Child & Youth Safety training is required to be on the camp property.  Clean Police Reference Checks are required to stay overnight at the camp. As well, Hold Harmless and Code of Conduct forms must be completed and submitted. See more information here

Optional—Bring musical instruments for playing tunes in the hub Friday & Saturday evenings.

Any questions?  Contact Morgan at trails@hsrsa.ca

Trails Weekend 2105 online registration

Individual Hold harmless Trails 2015

Code of Conduct Form

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Alumni Weekend 2015

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HSR Alumni Weekend

Friday August 7 – Sunday August 9, 2015

At long last, the ice has thawed, the leaves are out and the bugs are hungry. That means that summer’s on the doorstep and the 2015 Haliburton Scout Reserve Alumni Weekend is on its way up the driveway.

Whether it’s an annual tradition for you or you haven’t been back to the shores of Kennabi for a while, we would like to welcome you!

It is an excellent opportunity to return to HSR to catch up with old friends as well as new ones who shared the singular experience of spending the summer months working there. We have several activities planned (see the schedule below), and the weather, with many exceptions, is always perfect.

Full information and online registration now online here

2014 Bursary Winner

2014 HSRSAA Bursary Winner Michael Norton.

2014 HSRSAA Bursary Winner Michael Norton.

This year’s Bursary Award was notable not only for its very deserving recipient, but also for the opportunity it gave us to honour Bob Spencer, who passed away early this year after a lifetime of contributions to education, to Scouting and to HSR.

This year, the HSRSAA Bursary Fund was the beneficiary of remarkable generosity by Bob’s family in the most difficult of circumstances.  His wife Eleanor and sisters-in-law Shirley and Lois Whitwell agreed that donations-in-lieu of flowers should go to the Bursary fund.

We are profoundly grateful for this, and as a dedicated Scouter and Educator, We are sure that Bob would have been very pleased with this idea. The HSRSAA Executive agreed that the 2014 award should be presented in his name.

In the presence of Bob’s family, who made the long trip to HSR to participate in the the presentation of the award (which included heartfelt words from Eleanor about the importance of Scouting and the immeasurable value of being part of the HSR family), we were pleased to call on Michael Norton to receive the 2014 Bursary.

Michael joined the HSR Staff in 2011 as an IT, and has been on the Waterfront since 2012, where his desire to teach never got in the way of his eagerness to learn. This trait probably explains a lot about his decision to attend the highly-regarded Ryerson School of Journalism, which is very highly regarded.

He wants very much to return to HSR next summer, and we hope that this award will make it more likely. Congratulations to Michael, the very deserving winner of the 2014 HSR Staff Alumni Association Bursary Award.

More information about the HSRSAA Bursary Award, including a complete list of past winners is available on the Bursary page of the HSRSAA Web site.

 

 

Trails Weekend 2014

Friday, SEPTEMBER 26 – Sunday, SEPTEMBER 28

One of the Alumni Association’s on-going projects is the maintenance of the Haliburton Scout Reserve hiking trail system. Each year, Trails Weekend is held in the fall for alumni to perform the work. The tasks done depend on the number of volunteers who attend, the condition of the trails and whether there are any “special” projects required on the trails or at the camp on that particular weekend.

Trails Weekend typically offers some spectacular fall colours with the chance for current and former staff of all ages to work and socialize together. Meals and accommodations in HSR cabins are provided to volunteers.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Register for the Trails Weekend, below before September 21, 2014 (Important for planning the work and getting food).

2. Arrive Friday evening or very early Saturday morning. We will be planning and assigning the work crews at breakfast on Saturday.

3. Come prepared for the weather, both for outdoor work and for evenings/overnight.

4. Be prepared to have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT NOTE: As for all volunteer activities at the camp, the Scouts Canada Child & Youth Safety training is required to be on the camp property.  Clean Police Reference Checks are required to stay overnight at the camp. See more information here

Optional—Bring musical instruments for playing tunes in the hub Friday & Saturday evenings.

Any questions?  Contact Katrina at trailsweekend@hsrsa.ca

Trails Weekend 2014 Registration

Proposed changes to HSRSA governing documents

Attached you will find a copy of the proposed revised governing document for the association. The changes as shown within the document are hereby presented to the general membership who will be able to accept, or not accept these proposed changes via proxy or by vote at the Annual General Meeting to be held at Haliburton Scout Reserve Sunday August 10, 2014

Governing Docs revised May 2014

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!

Trails Weekend 2013

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6

One of the Alumni Association’s on-going projects is the maintenance of the Haliburton Scout Reserve hiking trail system. Each year, Trails Weekend is held in the fall for alumni to perform the work. The tasks done depend on the number of volunteers who attend, the condition of the trails and whether there are any “special” projects required on the trails or at the camp on that particular weekend.

Trails Weekend typically offers some spectacular fall colours with the chance for current and former staff of all ages to work and socialize together. Meals and accommodations in HSR cabins are provided to volunteers.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Register for the Trails Weekend, online below or by email trailsweekend@hsrsa.ca, before September 29, 2013 (Important for planning the work and getting food).

2. Plan to arrive Friday evening or very early Saturday morning. We will be planning and assigning the work crews at breakfast on Saturday.

3. Come prepared for the weather, both for outdoor work and for evenings/overnight.

4. Be prepared to have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT NOTE: As for all volunteer activities at the camp, the Scouts Canada Child & Youth Safety training is required to be on the camp property.  Clean Police Reference Checks are required to stay overnight at the camp. See more information here

Optional—Bring musical instruments for playing tunes in the hub Friday & Saturday evenings.

Trails Weekend 2013 Registration

Proposed Changes to HSRSA Membership Criteria

To be tabled for review by membership at the 2013 Annual General Meeting – held at HSR during alumni reunion weekend, August 9 – 11, 2013membership revision 2013

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2012 Bursary Recipient

MikeFengler1One of the things that the Haliburton Scout Reserve Alumni Association is especially proud to be able to do is award a bursary each year to a member of the current staff who is beginning or continuing his or her post-secondary education when the summer ends.

We know that every little bit helps, and we know that the recipient will by definition be “wise in the use of the resource”. Because we believe that just choosing to work at HSR demonstrates an admirable strength of character, choosing a winner is always a difficult decision.

The winner of the 2012 HSRSAA Bursary was Michael Fengler, who had already graduated from Timmins’ Northern College as a Civil Engineering Technologist and has begun work at the University of New Brunswick this fall to start earning a Bachelor of Geomatics.

He has been coming to HSR since 2006, working there since 2008 and, like many of us, would love nothing more than to spend a few more summers there, and the HSR Staff Alumni Association is pleased to be able to make a small contribution towards making that possible.

Congratulations Mike!

Parrots, Paddling and Ponderings

 

Check out this blog which gives praise to summer camping experiences including Haliburton Scout Reserve: Parrots, Paddling and Ponderings