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South Lake Simcoe Area Scouts raising money for summer trip to Switzerland

Members of the South Lake Simcoe Area Scouts team will be headed to Switzerland this summer
South Lake Simcoe Area Scouts KISC team at Boston Pizza, raising money for their trip to Switzerland this summer. Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday

The South Lake Simcoe Area Scouts group were at the new Boston Pizza in Bradford on Tuesday night, raising money for their upcoming trip to Switzerland this summer.

Scouts were on hand to help the waiters and waitresses serve (cutlery and non-food items). Ten percent of all the food sales from the evening went towards the club. 

The group of scouts will be travelling to the Switzerland for the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) which was founded in 1923 by Scouts founder, Lord Baden-Powell. The 10 day camping adventure will be some of the scouts very first trip overseas. 

Two-hundred and fifty Canadian scouts will be attending the camp in July, with 50 of them being from the Bradford, Holland Landing and Newmarket area.

The scouts will be hiking the alps, participating in a summer sled run, as well as participating in other service projects. 

"We will be doing camping as well as a day trip to Italy," explained Amy Stepanek, one of the scout moms who will be accompanying the youth on the trip.

The group is currently raising money through various programs and events. They have received sponsorships from a few organizations and businesses including, the Simcoe County Elementary Teachers’ Federation, Frontier Petroleum, I am Physiotherapy Clinic and LMH Professional Corporation.They are currently seeking more sponsors. 

Their next big fundraising event will be taking place Oct.25-27, where they will be hosting an e-waste collection and bottle drive. Any old electronics and beer bottles will be collected. 

"Anything that you'd take to Value Village, we'll take off your hands also," added Stepanek. 

"We also have some kids going around in the neighbourhood around collecting on the Saturday."

The drop off location will be at the Home Depot parking lot, under their large Scouts Canada red tent. If you would like to pre-arrange a pick-up for items, please email [email protected] or call 289-264-3371.

The hours for drop off will be Friday Oct. 25 from 1- 8 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

They will also be accepting cash donations. Scouts Canada is a registered charity, and a receipt will be issued for any donation made over $20. 

Natasha Philpott

About the Author: Natasha Philpott

Natasha is the Editor for BradfordToday and InnisfilToday. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats.
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