Scouts need help funding trips of a lifetime

We are pleased to introduce two local Scouts/Venturers who are going on a couple of journeys of a lifetime.

Dear Editor,

We are pleased to introduce two local Scouts/Venturers who are going on a couple of journeys of a lifetime.

Our Scout will be attending Pacific Jamboree (PJ) in Sooke, B.C., while the Venturer is going across the world to World Jamboree (WJ) in Yamaguchi, Japan.

PJ will be a week-long camp sleeping in tents dealing with all sorts of weather and adventures creating some awesome memories to share for a lifetime. The camp will capacitate approximately 5,000 youth and leaders from all over Canada, taking on lots of badge trading and adventures that some youth will not have ever done before, meeting new friends near and far and making friendships of a lifetime.

Here is a little bit about AJ Sandulac: He has been involved in the Scouting organization for six years, starting out in Beavers, and working through the Cubs program. He’s now in his first year as a Scout.

AJ received a Certificate for Meritorious Conduct for saving his mom’s life at home when he was only eight years of age. He will be working towards his Chief Scout Award in three years as well.

The one attending WJ will be gone for three weeks to a country that we can only talk about as amazing! She will spend four days in Hong Kong where they will do some sightseeing and accustoming themselves to the climate changes and life in another country. From there they will fly to Yamaguchi, Japan to stay in tents with upwards of 30,000 other young adults and leaders for 10 days.

After the jamboree is completed, they will go to a host family for three days and do some more sightseeing and learning about the culture and traits. What an experience she will come home with.

Jocelyn Mosset has been involved in the Scouting organization for ten years, and has achieved many goals and achievements. To name a couple, she has received the Medal of Maple for excellence in volunteering to the community, scouting and schools. Jocelyn also received her Chief Scout Award, which is the highest award you can obtain in Scouts.

Currently, Jocelyn is working toward receiving her Queen Venturer and Duke of Edinburgh Awards in two years. She recently received the Council Commissioner Good Service to Scouting Award.

These two have been working hard at raising the funds to send themselves to these camps and could use some extra help from the locals of Sylvan Lake. They will be doing bottle drives in the evenings or on a weekend trying to raise some additional funds.

They are also looking for any donations of any denominations to help offset the costs to go to these camps. The PJ camp is approximately $2,000, while the WJ camp is $6,200.

If you would like to donate bottles or cash, they would be forever grateful.

Contacts are as follows: Cinzia Cappella – 780-718-2818 (AJ Sandulac); Deanne Mosset – 403 350-6848 (Jocelyn Mosset).

Thank you in advance for any help you would like to offer to these youth!

Cinzia Cappella and Deanne Mosset,

Sylvan Lake

 

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