Zoo Moot Saga

 Episode 11: W.E.R.E.R.A.T.

November 1-3, 2019
Open to Rovers, Venturers, TREX and Rangers

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Register Now at:  Zoo Moot 11: Nov 1-3, 2019


What: Theme is:  Whitby’s Evil Resident Egotist Raises Absolute Terror

When: November 1-3, 2019

Where: Cubland & Camping Area, Scouts Canada Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa, Ontario.

Why: You will be dazzled by the prizes at closing, accumulated by participation in a wide range of theme activities and scavenger hunt. The pot luck Saturday dinner (bring double the quantity for your group) with BBQ lamb morsels marinated with Dijon mustard. Followed by musical social at Council Hall, are not to be missed for any better reason!

How Much: Register for $25.00 and pay online, or at the gate.  Dance only (no camping or dinner), $5 at the door. Register by Oct 11th and SAVE $3.

Indoor bunks: reserve now $15.00 per person, space limited. (Cubland, heated cabin, shared food prep area for 38 people max.)

*NEW Meal Plan: Quartermaster Diana Harrison has been working on a great menu for those Rovers who don’t cook or have the equipment to prepare decent meals for the weekend. For $20 she will take very good care of your coffee breaks, mug-up, two hot Breakfasts, lunch and contribution to the Saturday pot luck dinner. Sign up on the registration form.

      What is a Zoo Moot?  



The Event

What you can expect: This is a typical MOOT style event with a lot of free time for socializing, campfire, field activities, archery, scavenger hunt, group potluck dinner, Saturday night dance/rave, prizes for earning points.

Theme: Activities will be based around theme (but just for fun). Bring your best themed costume to join in on the fun. Watch for more detail and especially for updates on the Facebook group or event page.

Friday night: time to set up your camp, participate in some gathering activities and discover who is in camp. For Rovers, this is often the first time they have gotten together since their last camp as many Rover continue to be engaged in the Crew but may be away at school in the weeks in between.  Opening is scheduled for about 10:00 pm but could be as late as midnight.

Saturday morning: Activities in the field (to gather points for your Company, Crew, TREX or Rangers), activities in the archery range in the basement of Council Hall and time to prepare your answers to the Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday afternoon: Different activities in the field (to gather points for your Company, Crew, TREX or Rangers), activities in the archery range in the basement of Council Hall and time to prepare your answers to the Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday Lamb BBQ and Pot Luck Dinner: prepare your favourite or most successful dinner dish to add to the feast at Council Hall. (Why lamb? Because the first Zoo Moot theme animal was Ewe. Why let it go to waste?)  Pies, pies and more pies!

Saturday Night: Dance/Rave at Council Hall, bring your best dress. The adjacent room is a great place for sharing munchies, card games, networking, etc. when you aren’t bopping to the beats.

Sunday:  Gather for camp closing after breakfast and benefit from the amazing awards the committee have set up.




Register online: 

Zoo Moot 11: Nov 1-3, 2019

You will be asked to show proof of active membership status with Scouts Canada or Girl Guides. Please go to www.MyScouts.ca and print a report or ask your Scouter/Guider to provide a print out.


Important Info:

·         Water is available from campsite taps, Council Hall and Cubland. Bring a water container.

·         Maps and Directions will be available to groups requiring food supplies throughout the weekend.

·         There are lots of grocery stores and fast food venues within 3 kms of the campsite.

·         Camping will be restricted to the designated areas, with parking just inside the Conlin Rd gate to the left or on the paved parking lot outside at Council Hall. (Campsites are Big Cedar, Sturgeon, Scugog and Buckhorn.)

·         Cars will not be allow to stay in the camping area but must be left at the parking lot. If the field is dry enough, you may be able to drive in to drop gear. Alternatively, you may have to carry your gear for up to 5 minutes over level ground to your campsite, so pack accordingly.

·         There are very few designated campfire pits in the camping area of the Moot and fires within the City of Oshawa boundaries (as this is) cannot be larger than 15” above the pit grate. Camp stoves and BBQs are allowed.

·         Limited picnic tables will be available, please share if you have a small group, it is a great way to meet people!



Groups are to follow Karl’s 4 rules of Rovering:

·         Nothing Illegal (As per Scouts Canada Code of Conduct)

·         Nothing Immoral (As according to Karl)

·         Nothing Unsafe (As according to Karl)

·         Nothing against BP&P

o   (Staff Judgment will replace Karl’s in the absence of Karl)

·         Lights out is Sunrise, after then you should not need them and let us not waste energy.

Of course, you need to have “Active” membership status with Scouts Canada or Girl Guides of Canada.




John Wettstone, Camp Chief

c/o 711 Rossland Rd E, Suite 1101
Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1
M: 905-550-0548 (text & voice)




for more information about the organizers, 1st Whitby Rover Crew: 

For other Rover and Venturer events in Canada please look up: Rovering.org

www.zoomoot.ca   Update posted Oct 6, 2019