Camp Around The Kootenays

Introducing.. The New Camp Around the Kootenays Challenge.

This is a 3 part challenge created to get you camping at all
of the Kootenay Guiding sites. You must complete the challenge in order to earn the crest.

When you have completed send an email to: kendraggc@gmail.com
Detailing the number of people who completed the challenge, Which Camp challenge you completed, What Challenges you did and submit $1.50 per crest to The Kootenay area Treasurer.
HAVE FUN and Get Camping!!!


Blue Point Challenge
All branches do the same number of activities to earn the challenge crest. Complete at least one activity from each of the 6 categories. The challenge is designed so that it can be completed in a day camp, but can also be expanded to last a weekend. If you are at camp Bluepoint for a longer camp try to fit in a few more activities while keeping it fun! When you are done follow the instructions to submit your completed challenges and send payment to the Area treasurer. Categories: Food, Explore surroundings, Sleep in a bunk

Food/ Campfire
Campfire foods
Edible crafts
Sing your favourite camp songs
Cook outside

Explore your surroundings
Go for a hike around – be bear aware
Go to the beach and see the sand
Watch the sun set

Sleep in a bunk or on a tent pad
Sleep in a bunk in the bunk room


Camp Rory Challenge
All branches do the same number of activities to earn the challenge crest. Complete at least one activity from each of the 6 categories. The challenge is designed so that it can be completed in a day camp, but can also be expanded to last a weekend. If you at camp Rory for a longer camp try to fit in a few more activities while keeping it fun! When you are done follow the instructions to submit your completed challenges and send payment to the Area treasurer. Categories: Food, Walk of Whimsy, Service project, Explore surroundings

Food/ Campfire
Try an edible plant. Make wild ginger tea. Eat thimble berries. Etc.
Campfire foods
Edible crafts
Sing your favourite camp songs

Walk of Whimsy
There is a neat little walk/ hike just up the road from the Cabin side (past the old pool area), you will see the entrance to the path in the trees by all the crafted items marking the way. Make you own craft and add it to the trail. The trail does a loop and comes out by the camp water tank and back to the road. Spread out the decorations to help mark the whole trail. Make one craft from the group, or each person can make a craft to hang on the trail to commemorate your camp.

Service project
There is a list on the bulletin board in the Brownie cook house called “campers contributions to Rory”. Pick an item off the list to complete during your camp and mark down that you have done it. Or if you see another area that needs a little tidy, clean that up. When we all contribute we all benefit from a clean and happy camp!
Clean a trail. Tidy brush. Rake the camp pads.

Explore your surroundings
Go for a hike around – be bear aware
If you are camping on either the blue or brown side, go check out the other areas! Be mindful of other campers that might be using the camp while you are there. Ask permission to explore. – Good opportunity to make new guiding friends! Maybe they are doing the challenge too, invite them to join your wide game, have a joint campfire.
Try to find all 25 wild plants listed on the signs


Mountain View Challenge
All branches do the same number of activities to earn the challenge crest. Complete at least one activity from each of the 6 categories. The challenge is designed so that it can be completed in a day camp but can also be expanded to last a weekend. If you camp at camp Mountain view for a longer camp try to fit in a few more activities while keeping it fun!
When you are done follow the instructions to submit your completed challenges and send payment to the Area treasurer. Categories: Food, Explore surroundings, Sleep in a bunk

Food/ Campfire
Campfire foods
Edible crafts
Sing your favourite camp songs

Explore your surroundings
Go for a hike around – be bear aware

Sleep in a bunk
Sleep in a bunk in the bunk-room