Even though it was more like winter 25 Junior Canadian Rangers from the Peace gathered together for a weekend of adventures at Cameron Lake. They participated in a variety of activities to build outdoor skills and make a whole bunch of new friends.
Meet and greet was done during a gourmet meal of Individual Meal Packages on Friday evening. At this time the camp rules, boundaries, safety briefing, PHASE (12 inch rule, language, attitude), First Aid, and hygiene were presented.
After dinner the JCR?s were divided into two groups for activities to take place over the weekend. This included meal preparation, clean-up after meals, field shoot with the Daisy Air, confidence course, shelter building, campfire lighting training, climbing wall, scavenger hunt and mission impossible game.
The expectation for the gathering was to gain skills in cooperation, get some training and be faced with some personal challenges that may be overcome. With the help of Camp Director James, W.O. B. Stewart, Rangers Dwayne and Wade, Community Phase Facilitators Debbie, Julie and Marsha, Adult Committee Member Mary and parent volunteer Dawn, the youth had a great weekend and are eager to get together again.
While at the camp the JCR?s learned from the Warrent Officer that five youth from Hudson?s Hope and two from Pouce Coupe would be part of the ten representing BC in Goose Bay, Newfoundland, for the National Daisy Air Rifle Competition. The Tumbler Ridge Patrol is aiming for next year.
The Junior Rangers are looking for adults to form an adult committee as well as people to come out and spend some time teaching the youth some skills.
The Rangers take care of the ?ranger? part of the program and there are traditional and lifeskill portions open for volunteers.
Call Glenn 242-3467
or Marsha 242-3718.
Next JCR meeting is Friday, May 1