55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs meeting online

News May 14, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

They may be confined to their homes but youngsters with the 55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs group are still meeting.

Scouts Canada is encouraging us to try and continue programing online,” said Betty Wylie, a leader with the 55th.

The boys and girls, age 5-11, normally meet each Wednesday evening in the gymnasium at Sts. Peter and Paul School on Fennell East near Upper James.

When those meetings were stopped on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group decided they would resume meeting from their home computers using Zoom video conferencing staring on April 22.

“We did feel it was important to see each other’s faces and talk about their experiences during the quarantine,” Wylie said.

The second meeting on April 29 saw the children make posters from Bristol board saluting front line workers while chatting with the leaders.

Eight-year-old John William Chainey said drawing the poster was a fun activity.

“I did this picture for the front line staff who are helping keep us safe,” he said. “We are staying home so we drew these pictures for them.”

Nine-year-old Brayden Brennan said his poster has a family connection.

“It made me feel good to show all the front line workers how much we appreciate the work that they are doing and also because my mom is a paramedic and I wanted her to know that I think it’s amazing the work that she is doing to help people,” he said.

The children were also encouraged to put their posters in the windows of their homes so they could be seen from the street and to take photos of them and post them on the group’s Facebook page.

Wyle said they will continue their weekly meetings online until restrictions are lifted.

55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs meeting online

Youngsters salute front line workers with posters

News May 14, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

They may be confined to their homes but youngsters with the 55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs group are still meeting.

Scouts Canada is encouraging us to try and continue programing online,” said Betty Wylie, a leader with the 55th.

The boys and girls, age 5-11, normally meet each Wednesday evening in the gymnasium at Sts. Peter and Paul School on Fennell East near Upper James.

When those meetings were stopped on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group decided they would resume meeting from their home computers using Zoom video conferencing staring on April 22.

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“We did feel it was important to see each other’s faces and talk about their experiences during the quarantine,” Wylie said.

The second meeting on April 29 saw the children make posters from Bristol board saluting front line workers while chatting with the leaders.

Eight-year-old John William Chainey said drawing the poster was a fun activity.

“I did this picture for the front line staff who are helping keep us safe,” he said. “We are staying home so we drew these pictures for them.”

Nine-year-old Brayden Brennan said his poster has a family connection.

“It made me feel good to show all the front line workers how much we appreciate the work that they are doing and also because my mom is a paramedic and I wanted her to know that I think it’s amazing the work that she is doing to help people,” he said.

The children were also encouraged to put their posters in the windows of their homes so they could be seen from the street and to take photos of them and post them on the group’s Facebook page.

Wyle said they will continue their weekly meetings online until restrictions are lifted.

55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs meeting online

Youngsters salute front line workers with posters

News May 14, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

They may be confined to their homes but youngsters with the 55th Hamilton Beavers and Cubs group are still meeting.

Scouts Canada is encouraging us to try and continue programing online,” said Betty Wylie, a leader with the 55th.

The boys and girls, age 5-11, normally meet each Wednesday evening in the gymnasium at Sts. Peter and Paul School on Fennell East near Upper James.

When those meetings were stopped on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group decided they would resume meeting from their home computers using Zoom video conferencing staring on April 22.

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“We did feel it was important to see each other’s faces and talk about their experiences during the quarantine,” Wylie said.

The second meeting on April 29 saw the children make posters from Bristol board saluting front line workers while chatting with the leaders.

Eight-year-old John William Chainey said drawing the poster was a fun activity.

“I did this picture for the front line staff who are helping keep us safe,” he said. “We are staying home so we drew these pictures for them.”

Nine-year-old Brayden Brennan said his poster has a family connection.

“It made me feel good to show all the front line workers how much we appreciate the work that they are doing and also because my mom is a paramedic and I wanted her to know that I think it’s amazing the work that she is doing to help people,” he said.

The children were also encouraged to put their posters in the windows of their homes so they could be seen from the street and to take photos of them and post them on the group’s Facebook page.

Wyle said they will continue their weekly meetings online until restrictions are lifted.