Blue Springs Scout Reserve is proud to be the first Canadian Scout Camp to receive Certification as a SCENES Centre by the "World Scout Organization".
SCENES (Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and the Environment) is a project of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) aimed at establishing a network of locations throughout the world to strengthen the three fundamental roles of Nature and Environment in Scouting:
- Education through nature and the environment
- Learning about nature and the environment
- Action for nature and the environment
SCENES are places where individual Scouts, Scout units and adult Scout Leaders from different parts of the world can discover the rich opportunities offered by nature and the environment. Our intention is to make Scouting more educational, more fun, more attractive and relevant to young people, Scouts and non-Scouts, today. Operated and managed according to the highest environmental standards, SCENES serve as demonstration sites, providing "hands on" environmental education opportunities for Scouts.
Scout Centres Around The World
- Eprapah, The Charles S. Snow Scout Environment Education Centre
- Techuana Youth camp
- Blue Springs Scout Reserve - June 2005
Re-certified December 2008
- Battlefields Council: Mount Nemo Scout Camp, Hencher Interpretive Centre for Outdoor Program
- Costa Rico
- Campo Escuela Nacional Iztarú
Campo Escuela Nacional Iztarú (CENI) is the official national center for training and events for the Association of Girl and Boy Scouts of Costa Rico.
- Houens Odde Spejdercentre
- Stevninghus Spedercentre
- South Africa
- Mafiking SCENE Centre
- Kandersteg International Scout Centre
- United States of America
- Florida Sea Base http://www.bsaseabase.org
Update for 2010-2011
|Total Dollar($) Contibutions to BSSR since 1990||$85,947|
|Dollar($) Conrtibutions to ADD100 Club since 2004||$47,283|
|Dollar($) Contributions for 2010 - 2011||$ 4,149|
|Rev. John Rogers||Mayor's Club|
|Robert Harris||Mayor's Club|
|Ontario Gilwell Reunion||Mayor's Club|
|SOCS-NCR||Station Master's Club|
|Brian & Mary Elder||Station Master's Club||Peter Barber||Station Master's Club|
|Barry Hardaker||Charter Member's Club|
|Phillppe Bertrand||Charter Member's Club|
Projects undertaken in the current year, as a result of the Generous Donations received from Supporters to Scouts Canada (Blue Springs Scout Reserve and ADD100)
|Cedar Lodge||Replaced outside stairs|
|Ridley Lodge||Balconies and stairs|
|Nature Centre Reno (Underway)|
|Kekedowigamig||Remove two rooms at the front of the building|
Replace the floor
Install propane furnaces
Upgrade the tables and chairs
|Cedar Lodge||Replace two balconies|
|Goat Hill Wash House||Remove 4 stalls and replace with 2 new cubicles|
|Radial Lodge||Add bunks to leader's room|
Paint/repair outside of building
Blue Springs Scout Reserve has been recognized as a premier adult training facility centered on program training, leadership development and specialty courses. Many Scouters and adults have seen the reserve flourish and grow.
A few years ago a campaign to raise funds for the addition of Blue Heron was launched. The program developed was a recognition process known as the "ADD100 CLUB". Adults and Scouters who contributed one hundred dollars or more, were recognized with a special "ADD100 CLUB" award. Over the past twenty years the property and facilities have been improved and upgraded to meet our needs. Most recently the Blue Springs Scout Reserve has met government, insurance and Scouts Canada safety requirements and compliance standards.
Our most recent honour is to be designated a SCENES camp by the World Scouting Organization (June '05).
Our needs change. Today we are focused on serving our youth. Blue Springs Scout Reserve is developing opportunities for our youth to enjoy the outdoors, camping experiences and the programs we have to offer. Together these will help our youth to become the Leaders of tomorrow.
As well the Blue Springs Camp Committee submitted its annual three-year Business and Operation Plan. The plan includes continued use of the Reserve as an adult training, meeting and conference facility.
Meeting tomorrow's needs is why we are re-introducing the "ADD100 CLUB" as an on-going fundraising initiative. The "ADD100 CLUB" program will help fund program, training and facility requirements that have been identified.
Persons or corporations contributing to the program may do so in progressive steps on an on-going and continued basis. All contributions received shall be tax receipted and recorded from persons/corporations.
|Stop 90 Club||$1 - $99||None||No||No||No|
|Charter Member||$100 - $249||Green||ADD100||Yes - Green||Yes - Green|
|Conductor's Club||$250 - $499||Bronze||Add 250||Yes - Bronze||Yes- Bronze|
|Stationmaster's Club||$500 -$999||Silver||Add 500||Yes - Silver||Yes- Silver|
|Chairman's Club||$1000 - $2499||Gold||ADD1000||Yes - Gold||Yes - Gold|
|Mayor's Club||$2500 - ?||Platinum||Add 2500||Yes - Platinum||Yes - Platinum|
Blue Springs Scout Reserve has set aside an area to facilitate the Recognition Wall for those who are to be recognized in the program.
The program will acknowledge all contributions. Program recognition will begin at the ADD100 CLUB level and progress up-wards from there. Example: A person/corporation may contribute any amount, say $25.00. They will receive a tax receipt. Should they continue to contribute three more separate $25.00 donations they shall continue to be acknowledged and receipted and thence recognized once they reach the "ADD100 CLUB" level. They shall receive the "ADD100 CLUB" crest and "ADD100 CLUB" pin; their name shall be added to the Recognition Wall in the appropriate section with coloured plaque.