Creston Scouts pack sandbags as major annual fundraiser

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Some of the Creston Scouts volunteers who filled fundraising sandbags.

The First Creston Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts are enjoying another year of camping, activities and volunteering in the community, with 10 great leaders this year.

The Scouts attended an international camp in Jaffrey in September (180 scouts and guides from BC, Montana, Idaho and Alberta) and both Cub Scouts and Scouts had a great weekend at the high ropes course in Kimberley in October (only –10 C while flying down the zip-line).

One of the major fundraisers for the program are the Scouts’ sandbags. Pete and Shauna Banman are major contributors of time, effort and money to this campaign. The Scouts appreciate their supporters: all the scouting families, the Banmans, Craig Redi-Mix and Town of Creston (sand), Pyramid Building Supplies (work and storage space, and use of their forklifts), local businesses who have purchased the sand bags (Pyramid, Home Hardware Building Centre, 7-Eleven, Esso, Extra Foods and Husky) and the community for supporting their programs.

This year over 50 people filled over 1,200 sandbags in about two hours — there were a lot of great workers with pizza as an incentive.