Category Archives: Camping

Garibaldi Provincial Park Camp I

October 19-21, 2012:

We hiked 7.5 kms. (3,500 ft. elevation gain) up into the alpine region of Garibaldi Provincial Park (Taylor Meadows Campground, 5,250 ft.) on Friday in the late autumn sunshine.

Just as we were getting ready to go to bed on Friday night the first snow flakes of the year began to fall.

We woke up to discover that over four inches of powder snow had accumulated on our tents.

Here’s the story of our weekend attempt to climb Black Tusk and practice glacial travel on Helm Glacier.

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Cheakamus Lake Backpacking Camp

September 29 & 30, 2012:

For our first camp of the year we backpacked into Cheakamus Lake just south of Whistler, B.C.

The lake lies in the valley south of the Spearhead Range (including Whistler Mountain) and north of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Park Rangers told us that there is now a resident pack of wolves up in the alpine region of Singing Pass and the Spearhead Range.  One day we’ll have to head up there and maybe get to see them for ourselves.

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2012 North Shore Area Camporee

May 4-6, 2012

Every so often the Mountaineer Scouts have to leave their familiar surroundings and venture into unknown territory.

Here we attend the North Shore Area Troop Camporee at Camp Byng.

A strange and unfamiliar environment for us: the camp is at sea level and there is no snow or ice anywhere to be seen.

Well, let’s not let all this green scare us away…let’s give this a try!

Time to meet our Scouting brothers and sisters that live below the tree-line.

North Shore Area (North & West Vancouver) Troop Camporee held at Camp Byng on the Sunshine Coast.

How do you spell “camping”?

The 31st Capilano Scouts host me for “invite a leader to lunch” on Saturday. Guess who won first prize for this event?  Hint: the 31st served chocolate fondue with strawberries for dessert!

Saturday night campfire.

Closing ceremony on Sunday.

The boys from the 5th proudly displaying their official camp badges.

September 30-October 2, 2011: Alice Lake Camp

2011-2012  New Scouts Orientation Camp:

Here’s a few photos from our camp this weekend at Alice Lake Provincial Park.  We will do a slide show and share ”glory stories’ during the first part of our next meeting.  Parents are welcome to participate.

Lunch in the sun during a Sunday morning hike.

New Scouts Hoisting their first flag!

The new 5th West Van Scout Troop on their first camp!

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