While members of the 2nd Russell Scouts were out Sat., Jan. 4 collecting bottles and cans, a team was stationed at the Barry’s Home Hardware parking lot in Russell. Pictured here are: Cindy Hauck (left), Frances Rutherford and Paul Hauck. Morin photo
RUSSELL – Members of the 2nd Russell Scouts are looking forward to the thrill of outdoor adventure this summer.
The scout troop is headed to the 14th Great Lakes Jamboree at Camp BEL near London.
Eleven Russell scouts aged 11 to 14 will be making the trip and are planning to enjoy their stay at the camp, which runs from July 11 to 18.
On Sat., Jan. 4, the troops spent their day going door-to-door collecting beer bottles and cans destined to be cashed in at the Beer Store. The event is part of their ongoing fundraising events for their trip.
Team leader Cindy Hauck thanked the community for all of their support.
“We would like to thank the community for supporting us and local businesses for helping us advertise this event. A special shout-out to Barry’s Home Hardware for their ongoing support and the Embrun Beer Store staff who had to handle our many returns.”
Her husband Paul added, “If all goes well we will be back in two years,” as the Jamboree is held every two years.
Barry’s Home hardware in Russell was busy as teams of scouts arrived with their haul then left to canvass for more. Separating the bottles and cans and even taking the tabs off of the cans were Paul and Cindy Hauck and Frances Rutherford.
The camp features a great deal for scouts to do.
Scouts will get the chance to do their own cooking while they enjoy the adventure of spending a week sleeping in tents. They will be socializing with 500 other like-minded scouts.
The camp will feature rappeling towers, a climbing wall, archery, rifle ranges, a blacksmith forge, leathercrafts, handicrafts, Dutch oven cooking, Bruce Trail hikes, canoeing, a geocache adventure, and macro pioneering.
“Whatever fundraising we will be doing between now and July will be for the trip,” said Hauck.