Scouts, Beavers, and Cubs participate in November bottle drive
“Its always a great experience” said 86th Wood cliff scout leader. “A cold morning won’t stop us from success” The 86th Wood cliff Scout group in the community of Wildwood started their second bottle drive of the year. They collected an abundance of bottles that knowingly had to be loaded onto trucks to fundraise for camps and activities throughout the year.
The bottle drive process is a lot more complicated than one might think. For the Scout group, the bottle drive starts 2-3 days before the date when the scouts hand out flyers informing people the details of the bottle drive. The flyer includes where to leave their bottles and what time to put them there. When the bottle drive day arrives Scouts and parents hop into vehicles and go collect bottles in their route given. The next step is to unload the bottles and then sort them. Sorting the bottles is by far the longest and most cumbersome step. For the glass they are sorted by size and screw cap or pop cap. The cans and other plastic jugs are collected in big bags and are loaded into a large truck. The representatives from the bottle depot count items as they are loaded onto a truck with a counter. Then they provide payment to the Scout group. A issue occurred during the sorting process, Scout parent volunteers say “There weren’t enough people driving and picking up bottles”. Other participating Scouts that think they have a solution say “We should have everyone collecting bottles at the same time then sort at the same time, I think that would make it more efficient.”
If you think of considering joining Beavers Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, or Rover Scouts go to the Scouts Canada website. http://www.scouts.ca/programs/
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