June 28 - July 4, 1998
"Here, not far from the populous centres of eastern North America, is the call of the loon echoing from rocky lakeshores, the sunset silhouetting a solitary pine, and a beaver forging a rippling wedge across a glassy pond. A fish splashes, a raven croaks, and a chipmunk streaks across a portage into the protection of the forest undergrowth. After dark, two canoeists camped on a quiet lake pause from their evening coffee to drink in the wild music of wolves wafting over the hills. This is Algonquin Park."........From Canoe Routes of Algonquin Provincial Park
For the second time in four 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 Bay Group Camping Area, 9 Cubs, 5 Scouts, 3 Venturers, 1 Rover, a Pathfinder, 4 Leaders, and 3 Volunteers, set out on a weeklong exploration of the park, its natural features, and its rich history. For the Cubs, the camp included 2 hikes, swimming, basic canoe training, visits to the logging museum and visitor centre, and a night at the outdoor theatre. The Scouts took part in an overnight interior trip with the Venturers, as well as a hike on the Booth's Rock Trail. While the Scouts and 3rd year Cubs hiked part of the Centennial Ridges Trail, the Venturers checked out one of the Park's new Mountain Bike Trails. And of course, Courtney broke the chips! 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...........
A Group Photo At The West Gate
The Pack Poses At The Entrance To The Track & Tower Trail. Only 7.7km Left To Go.....
Mike Checks Out The Old Rail Trestles On Cache Lake
On The Edge With Shere Khan, Overlooking Cache Lake. "One Of The Most Pleasing Vistas In Algonquin" Says The Trail Guide. We Agree.....
The Scouts And Venturers Take To The Trail
Scouter Tony Teaches The Cubs Canoe Skills
Beach Volleyball, Scout & Venturer Style
Our Scout Parent Volunteer Admires The View Over Rock Lake
At The Logging Museum, A Park Naturalist Explains The "Cadge Crib"
Aaron, Cam, Chris and Nick Wind Down Around The Fire After A Long Day
The Scouts Look Out Over "Nick's Outlook" On The Centennial Ridges Trail
"I'm The King Of The World!"
Scouter Tony Says A Few Words At Camp Closing
Moose Jam on Hwy. 60! A Moose Stops To Say Goodbye To Us On Mew Lake.
At The West Gate, The Convoy Prepares For The Long Trip Home
NEW: High Resolution Photos from Algonquin 1998 are now available in our Flickr Album!
For more information on Algonquin Provincial Park, check out Algonquin Park - The Official Web Site!
This page, and all contents, Copyright © 1998-2015 Scouts Canada, 15th Strathcona Scouting Group
Select graphics courtesy of the Web Diner.
Photo Credits: 2,6 - Marian Appleton; 1 - Bill Helmers; 3,4,7,10-16 - Bill Kowalchyk; 5,8,9 - Tony van Veen
Page last revised Monday August 17, 2015.