Metal collection sends scouts on trip to Scotland

Nanaimo residents can save the environment and help send scouts to an international event in Scotland by bringing scrap metal to Steel Pacific in South Wellington.

Nanaimo residents can save the environment and help send scouts to an international event in Scotland by bringing scrap metal to Steel Pacific in South Wellington.

The Pacific Explorer 2012 Venture Company of 5th Tsartlip is a group formed specifically for scouts who want to participate in the Blair Atholl International Scout Jamborette in Scotland.

Eighteen chief scouts and four leaders from Vancouver Island are registered to attend the event next summer. They are raising the money needed through a scrap metal donation program at Steel Pacific depots.

To donate, please drop off nails, screws, broken stoves, rusted lawnmowers, dented kitchen sinks, little bits of copper plumbing, brass light fixtures and other kinds of metal to 2079 Main Rd., until Nov. 1 and mention that it is a donation to the Pacific Explorer 2012 group.