Thursday, November 13, 2008

2008 Weston Santa Claus Parade

On Sunday November 23rd, 2008 the 433rd will be participating in the Weston Santa Clause Parade as the guests of the 1st Weston who are organizing the float.

If you are looking for the OTHER Santa Claus Parade, they're over here.

This is an optional all sections event. Please let your section leaders know if you plan to attend.

Here is a map to the parade.

Parade Times:
  • Arrive - before 1pm due to Road Closures for Parade
  • Meet at Float (Weston & Church, North of Lawrence) @ 1pm
  • Float enters parade @ 2pm
  • Parade ends (estimated) @ 3:30pm
  • Pizza and hot chocolate at/near Sidney Belsley Cres School (est. 3:30-4pm)
  • Pickup (est.) 4-4:30pm
Just a word, I just got caught in the road closure last year. Everything from Royal York/St. Phillips down past Sidney Belsey is closed. The only way in after that is to crawl through the traffic from near the Super Centre or from the Jane/Lawrence side.

Parents should be able to pickup their kids near the school as the roads open after the parade ends.

Please ensure that all participants are in uniform and dressed appropriately for the weather

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 Christmas Tree Sales

For more than three decades, the 433rd Toronto Scout Group has been selling Christmas trees to raise funds to support their Scouting programs offered to Etobicoke boys and girls. This year our trees will once again come from the renowned Drysdale Tree Farms and we will have four beautiful varieties for you to choose from:

•• Fraser Fir •• Balsam Fir •• White Spruce •• Douglas Fir ••

Please support our Scouting programs by buying your Christmas tree from the 433rd Toronto Scout Group. This is one of two major fundraising activities we conduct throughout the year and is how we can keep delivering successful programs for the 433rd Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.

St. Luke’s United Church Parking Lot
Southeast corner of Kipling and The Kingsway


Last weekend in November and the first 3 weekends in December
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sundays: 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
For information about the 433rd Toronto Scouting programs please visit our web site at and our blogs.

For a printable version of this notice please click here.

Again we are seeking parent volunteers to help with sales. Please click here for a printable information sheet.

Christmas tree sales (and Apple Day) are the two major annual fund raisers for our group. Unlike our annual registration 100% of funds raised through these campaigns go to our group. Here are some of the things that these donations get used for:
  • purchase and maintenance camping equipment
  • subsidizing group events, outings, and camps
  • purchasing badges and crests
We need your help to make it happen.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hobby Show Crest Design Competition

Every year for the Humber West Hobby Show, the Cubs are asked to design the crest.

  • hand drawn designs
  • 4 inches in diameter
  • 3 foreground colours
  • include Scouting symbols
  • Don't add the lettering in the design
I've included some examples of crests from previous years. The centennial year crest was special and used more colours.