On March 26 2002 as a part of Heritage month the 150th Sandy Hill Beavers and Cubs will be visiting The Diefenbunker in Carp Ontario.
The Diefenbunker: Canadas Cold War Museum
Constructed over a two year period when nuclear fear was at its zenith the central Emergency Government Headquarters began operation in 1961. Intended to be a secret relocation centre for government leaders, civil servants and military personnel in the event of a nuclear war, it quickly became the focus of media and public speculation. Initially the government firmly maintained that the massive new structure was an army signals establishment. However, information about the bunker's real purpose soon leaked out, and the media dubbed it "the Diefenbunker" after John Diefenbaker, the Prime Minister at the time. Now the Diefenbunker is Canadas Cold war Museum, a tribute to Canadas will to survive in a then troubled world. The tour will be presented on a level that younger audiences can relate to and understand. It will keep in mind that the entire nature of war will not be acceptable for children.
Event/activity: 150th Sandy Hill Beavers and Cubs trip to the Diefenbunker
Location: 3911 Carp Road Carp Ontario
Date and meeting point: Mar 26 2002 at 6 pm (at the Sandy Hill community Center.) Return scheduled for approx. 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $6.35 per child, and $10.70 per adult attending. * The group will help defray the entry fee of parents who are driving.
Please complete the attached Parent/Guardian Consent Form and return with payment by March 12th 2002.
Your Leadership team (Ringtail, Hawkeye, Akela, Baloo & Phao)