Sunday, October 02, 2011

Ben is going to Scotland next summer

My second son Ben is part of a group of 18 youth from the Greater Victoria area going to the Blair Atholl international Jamboree.   The trip is a chance of a lifetime for these teens to not only go to the Jamboree, but see a lot of the UK and Paris.   There is a very high expectation of maturity and responsibility of the youth and they are stepping up.

The cost is not small and youth are working on raising as much money as they can.   The youth will be helping at the Greater Victoria Marathon in return for support from Dairyland.  They will be holding bottle drives and other events.    There is one fundraiser you can help with.

If you have scrap metal of any sort, you can drop it off at an Pacific Steel location on the island and help these hard working youth.  I can also pick up for you with my pickup if you call me at 250-744-0866.

Pacific Explorers want your Scrap Metal Island wide!!!

The Pacific Explorer 2012 Venture Company of 5th Tsartlip was formed specifically for scouting youth that want to participate in the Blair Atholl International Scout Jamborette in Scotland held every 2 years. There are 18 Greater Victoria Ventures whom are all Chief scouts, registered to attend this event, plus 4 leaders. The group will be traveling from Victoria, BC to Heathrow London on June 29th, 2012 and returning on August 3, 2011.

They will be visiting the Original 1907 Scout Campsite of Lord Baden Powell on Brownsea Island before attending the Blair Atholl International Jamborette hosted by the Scouts of Scotland.

Our key project objective is to raise the funds to attend the Blair Atholl International Jamborette Scouting event hosted by Scouts of Scotland. We have a total of 9 months to raise these funds. We are looking for corporate donations, but also do many fundraisers as well.

We have a fantastic way to raise money for our Trip and help our planet but we need your help! Steel Pacific has set up a donation program that will pay our group higher-than-market rates for every load of old nails and screws, broken stoves, rusted lawnmowers, dented kitchen sinks, little bits of copper plumbing, brass light fixtures, and other kinds of metal that you bring in to one of their six depots on Vancouver Island from now until November, 2011.

These metal scraps also add up to a big win for the environment. By keeping even the smallest piece of metal ‘in play’ and out of the landfill, together we reduce pollution from mining and processing virgin minerals, reduce the need to extract resources from the earth, save huge amounts of energy used to process raw minerals, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve resources for our children’s future.

When dropping off your scrap metal, please be sure to mention that you’re making your donation to the Pacific Explorer 2012 at the time you are being weighed in. Also, please let other family members, co-workers and friends know about this scrap drive! Maybe you can post this in your lunch room or office… Your donation is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your scouting support!

Steel Pacific recycling depots accepting your donations of Scrap Metal for Pacific Explorers 2012 Scrap Drive:

307 David St
Victoria BC V8T 5C1
tel: 250-381-5865
Mon.- Sat. 8:00am to 4:30pm

3015 Boys Rd (PO Box 188)
Duncan BC V9L 3X3
tel: 250-746-4573
Mon.- Sat. 8:00am to 4:30pm

2079 Main Rd
Nanaimo BC V9X 1T6
tel: 250-716-0047
Mon.- Sat. 8:00am to 4:30pm

(Walker's Scrap Metal)
3489 Royston Rd
Courtenay, BC V9N 9P9
tel: 250-336-8866
Mon.- Sat. 8:00am to 5:00pm

1942 Coulter Rd
Campbell River BC V9W 7M1
tel: 250-286-4572 | fax: 250-286-4571
Mon.- Sat. 8:00am to 4:30pm

5551 Duncan Bay Rd
Campbell River BC V9H 1N6
tel: 250-287-8748
Mon.- Fri. 8:00am to 4:30pm

Note: No Fridges or Freezer donations unless Freon has been removed, thank you. Also if you have a car to be removed, please contact the local depot and they can pick it up, still crediting our group.

Call Scouter Curtis Becker from the 14th JDF Scouting Group, for more information. 250-385-7714 or 250-589-7715.

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