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Grizzly Den program lets cubs dream big

The North Bay Cubs will visit the Aerial Park and Santa’s Village from September 16-18
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70 Scout Groups win big adventures with funding from Hydro One and Scouts Canada’s Grizzly Den

Hydro One and Scouts Canada announced 70 Ontario Scout Groups will receive funding for their bucket list adventures from the Grizzly Den, a new initiative that encourages Scout Groups across Ontario to dream big.

From an Algonquin Provincial Park wilderness backpacking trip to a dog sledding camp in Haliburton, Hydro One’s Grizzly Den program will give 1,200 Scouting youth aged five to 18 once-in-a-lifetime experiences ranging from $500 to $8,000 in cost.

Here are the Grizzly Den recipients based in North Bay:

  • The North Bay Cubs are visiting the Aerial Park and Santa’s village from September 16-18.
  • And the North Bay Scouts are in Blue Mountain right now for a week of fun adventures (from August 15-19)!

Scout Groups across Ontario were encouraged to dream big and pitch their adventure ideas to the Grizzly Den judges, a group of seasoned volunteer Scouters and representatives from Hydro One. 

“The last two years have made it challenging for our Groups to fundraise for safe, fun adventures,” said Andrew Price, Scouts Canada Executive Commissioner. “We are grateful to Hydro One for providing our youth the opportunity to challenge themselves, discover new skills and learn critical problem-solving techniques as they embark on their adventures.”

“With fund support from the Grizzly Den, our Scout Troop travelled by bicycle for four days from Ottawa to Montreal. Imagine, 18 teenagers cycling nearly 200kms? We didn’t set any world records getting there but it was an empowering experience, full of personal bests,” shared Marc Chamberland, a volunteer Scouter of 25 years. “Overall, our youth were exhausted after completing such an exciting journey but their enthusiasm was high.”

“As we emerge from the pandemic, it is critical to support organizations that provide youth in communities across the province with access to safe outdoor adventures that build confidence and resilience,” said Jay Armitage, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Hydro One. “We are proud to support Scouts across Ontario as they embark on their dream adventures and learn critical teamwork and leadership skills in fun and safe environments.”

The 70 Grizzly Den recipients can be found at