Junior Rangers Target Shooting in Tumbler Ridge!

Eleven youth wearing club colours were recently observed shooting rifles in our community. The youth, wearing dark green with the red insignia of the Junior Canadian Rangers, were practising Daisy Air Rifle target shooting under the watchful eye of Glenn, a certified range officer. The J.C.R. patrol was trying to earn the right to represent B.C. in a national competition to be held on the east coast this summer.

Several youth along with a chaperone spent four days at the Cadet Camp in Comox on an exercise during spring break. They spent a day at Mt. Washington tubing or skiing, a day at Pointblank Paintball, as well as swimming, Daisy Air Rifle, learning to row the whaler boats, motor boat, a confidence course and some time on the beach. The evenings were filled with games or a movie and of course lots of good food.

T.R. Patrol has been invited to attend a campout at Cameron Lake on April 18th. JCR?s from Hudson?s Hope will be hosting the weekend activities with help from W.O. Stewart from Victoria. There will be lots of fun outdoor events for the youth to take part in with the youth from Pouce Coupe and Hudson?s Hope.

In July there will be a Basic Enhanced Training Session at the Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre in Cochrane Alberta. We will be sending six JCR?s to attend nine days of hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain bike riding, games and a number of other activities following the JCR Programme of Traditional, Life and Ranger Skills. There will also be an advanced session for older JCR?s and that will consist of community leadership skills, individual leadership challenges and physical challenges in the form of an overnight hike, rappelling, rock climbing and other quality activities. Also taking place at training centre will be an Adult Committee Chairperson Workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to provide the AC Chairperson an opportunity to see the activities their JCR?s are involved in, meet with the training personnel, tour the facilities and gain a thorough understanding of the ETS program. They will also be able to address concerns, meet with other AC?s, and discuss the future of Adult Volunteer development.

The Tumbler Ridge Patrol has the support of the municipal council and the Ranger Patrol however we do not have an adult committee (or an Adult Committee Chairperson) and we could sure use some help. Is there something you think youth should know how to do? Snare a rabbit? Bake bread? Build a shed? Here is the perfect way to stay young by being involved with local youth. It is not necessary to have a child in the patrol to participate. For more information contact Glenn at 242- 3467 or Marsha at 242-3718