Welcome to the Nicomekl Area Website
Nicomekl Area is one of six areas making up the Fraser Valley Council. Our area consists of Scouting groups in Langley (including Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove), Cloverdale, South Surrey and White Rock. Click on the 'Groups' tab to find a map showing where each group is centered. You can also find us on Facebook
Scouter Steve Dreise has Gone Home.
Steve passed away suddenly on February 11, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Steve began his Scouting career in the late 1970s with 1st Willoughby Cubs, where he is remembered as a “noisy, friendly kid with a happy smile and bold attitude towards everything.” He was also known to be mischievous and accident prone. More often than not, upon delivering Steve to the weekly Cub meeting, his father Karl would describe the week’s injuries to the Leaders. Bumps and bruises would continue through Steve’s adult life, but instead, the tales would be recounted over several cups of coffee.
Badges were not Steve’s priority early on- he was more interested in having fun and being in the middle of the action. Later in his Scouting career, Steve would go on to earn his Chief Scout’s Award, which he wore close to his heart, followed by his Queen’s Venturer Award. Steve attended many jamborees throughout the years; Pacific Jamborees, Canadian Jamborees, and a World Jamboree in Australia.
Steve saw hundreds of youth and young adults, including his own, through the Scouting program. He was a mentor and friend to many, and someone who would always take time to help youth and adults alike. Steve made sure numerous events ran correctly; Rainbucket and 98 Nicomekl’s Santa Breakfast are two that stick out. Steve made sure the youth were the ones making the decisions and running the events, only stepping in when a figurative fire had grown too large.
Steve was part of many committees in both Nicomekl Area and Fraser Valley Council. He was part of everything from Group Commissioner for 2nd Aldergrove, to the Fraser Valley camp properties committee, and even a stint as Nicomekl Area Commissioner. In 2012, Steve was presented with the Silver Acorn in recognition of his outstanding commitment and service to the Scouting community.
Steve will be remembered by many in the Scouting community.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held in the spring.
WHAT'S ON THE SITE?
GROUP LOCATIONS & CONTACT INFO: To view a Scout group's page, use the "Groups" button at the top of this page, followed by the name of the specific group.
AREA SUPPORT TEAM: Use the 'Groups' button, followed by 'Nicomekl Area' to find the members of the Nicomekl Area Service/Support Team
CALENDAR: Provides dates & links to information for upcoming Nicomekl Area events. Fraser Valley Council (FVC) and BC/Yukon (BC/Y) youth events are also listed. Contact the event organizers directly for information.
PROGRAM, ADMIN, AND CANADIAN PATH: Links to key pages can be found under the 'Links' tab. NOTE (2018): Dead links have been removed and we are in the process of establishing new ones.
Website Updates are Ongoing:
To update your Group information, please contact one of our "Date Entry Gnomes" at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need technical support with the website or your account, please contact Doug Penner at email@example.com