"As a refuge from our increasingly strident, urban way of life, Algonquin's 7,725 square km of forests, lakes, and rivers have assumed an almost incalculable importance as a living link with a vanishing past. How many city children have, or will, come to Algonquin and hear for the first and only time in their lives the mournful howl of a wolf? How many will see first hand-in Algonquin and nowhere else-a reasonable facsimile of the wilderness that once covered all of Ontario?" - Algonquin Park Website
In July of 2002, with a great Scouting year behind us, we set out to one of Canada’s greatest parks for a week of fun and wilderness adventure. Over 40 Scouts, Cubs, Leaders, and parent helpers from 6th, 10th, and 15th Burlington joined together for what has become a great tradition, an extended camping trip to Algonquin Provincial Park. The trip took place on the second week of July, with us leaving on Saturday July 6th and returning the following Saturday, July 13th. The group stayed primarily in the Whitefish Group Camping Area, and camping in tents, with the Scouts on one site and the Cubs on another.
For the third time in eight years, the 15th Burlington Scouting Group took part in a multi-section weeklong extended camp to Algonquin Provincial Park, a famous nature reserve located in Central Ontario. From our base at the Whitefish Group Camping Area, our sections set out on a weeklong exploration of the park, its natural features, and its rich history. For the Cubs, the camp included 4 hikes, basic canoe training, visits to the logging museum and visitor centre, and a day at the beach. The Scouts took part in an 2 night interior trip on to Rock Lake, as well as a hike on the Booth's Rock Trail. Together the Scouts and 3rd year Cubs hiked the Beaver Pond Trail. And of course, a bear visited the Scout campsite while they were on their 2 night trip! All in all, it was a fantastic week and the highlight of the Scouting Year! Here are just a few memories of the week that was...........
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