2017 Winter Camp

Winter Camp 2017 has been booked for the weekend of February 17-19 at:

Tamaracouta Scout Reserve.  This is about 65 min drive from Montreal by Bus.

SIGN UP IS CLOSED (deadline 10-Feb)  – for further information contact Akela.

When: Friday Feb 17 to Sunday Feb 19  2017
Drop Off Time & Location:  Metro Beaconsfield – Friday 1700 Hrs
Pick Up Time: Metro Beaconsfield – Sunday 1600 hrs
Where: Tamaracouta Scout Reserve ( West of St-Jerome – 499 Chemin Tamaracouta, Mille-Isles, QC J0R 1A0)

Cost: 80$  – Cost of the camp, bus and all activities and food. To be paid before Camp. Cash or Check made to Beaconsfield Scouts Canada

For the Winter camp, the Cubs will be sleeping in cabins. 

Below is the packing list (Cubs-2017-WinterCamp-PackList):


Photocopy of MEDICARE CARD and all medication with written instructions. (No copy of Card, No Camp, No Exceptions!)


  • Helmet (for tubing)
  • Sleeping Bag and Small Pillow (summer bag is fine, we are sleeping indoors and do not require an extreme weather bag, mattresses are there no sleeping pad needed)
  • Snow suit OR snow pants/coat
  • Mittens or gloves (3 pairs)
  • Wool hat/tuque (needs to cover the ears) (2)
  • Neck warmer or scarf
  • Snow Boots
  • Thermal Long underwear (2)
  • Water bottle
  • Mess Kit (Plate, Bowl, Utensils, Plastic/Metal Cup suitable for drinking hot chocolate)
  • Woolen socks or suitable socks warm enough for long periods outside (4 pairs)
  • Underwear (3)
  • Warm fleece sweaters (2)
  • Long pants (2)
  • T-Shirts (2)
  • Long sleeved shirts (2)
  • Pajamas (2)
  • Running shoes or slippers to wear inside the cabin, keep socks dry
  • Towel and Laundry Bag
  • Wash Bag: Facecloth, Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap in a container, comb / brush
  • Flashlight plus spare batteries (reverse install to prevent accidental discharge)
  • Cub handbook, Note pad and pencil
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and Vaseline or lip balm
  • Plastic bags (3) (1 Bag for Wet Clothes, 2 Bags to keep feet dry if boots get wet)
  • Optional items: Sleeping Buddy, Playing cards, book, Campfire Blanket, diary, Binoculars, Survival kit and Compass, snowshoes (if you have them)


DAYPACK – Small Back Pack

The daypack is to be carried to all activities and has back-up items in case the cub gets cold or their gear is wet.  Please have the cub pack their daypack so they know where everything is.  School backpack is fine.  Please separate from the above full list the following items and pack in the daypack

  • T-shirt and Long sleeved shirt
  • Pair of gloves/mittens and wool hat/tuque
  • Pair of socks
  • Water Bottle, Mess kit with Plastic/Metal Cup
  • Spare batteries (for flashlight)
  • Cub handbook, notepad and pencil
  • Plastic bags (2)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and Vaseline or lip balm
  • Optionalsurvival kit, compass, diary and binoculars

TO WEAR to Camp

  • Full Uniform including neckerchief and woggle
  • Long sleeved shirt under uniform
  • Warm Pants
  • Gloves
  • Warm Coat
  • Wool hat/tuque
  • Winter Boots and Good Socks
  • Flashlight in a pocket (it will be dark when we arrive)

All other items from the full list are to be packed in a BACKPACK: 55 L or larger backpack (not mandatory but suggested). Hockey bag or larger duffle bag is fine.

Please note it’s preferable to pack in proper back packs so the Cubs can carry all their clothing and equipment.

Photocopy of MEDICARE CARD (No copy of Card, No Camp, No Exceptions!)

Please do NOT bring any electronic items (DS, phones etc), pocket knives or food. Any such items will be confiscated by the Leaders and returned to the Cubs after camp. Please ensure ALL items are marked with your Cubs name or initials. It is very difficult to repatriate lost items if they are not marked.

For Emergencies during the weekend, please contact one of the following numbers:

Mitch “CHILL” 514-XXX-XXXX

Heather “BALOO” 514-XXX-XXXX

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