Bottle Drives are Back Baby!

Submitted by jrickard on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 14:46

First of all we have completed the Christmas Market and it was a success raising over $2000 for our upcoming Yukon trip where we are taking 35 Youth and Scouters up to Whitehorse where we will embark on 10 day canoe trip taking us up towards Dawson City.  The trip will be packed with beautiful scenery, history about the gold rush and stories of the North.  Not to mention a special stopover to pay homage to Sam McGee.

In order to continue to raise the $40,000 required to make this trip affordable for all of our youth and families the 18th Scouts will be conducting a bottle and tree drive on January 8th from 9am to 2pm to help you clean up all those pesky bottles and trees that might be hanging around from your festivities.  To remove trees we are asking for a $20 donation and bottles are their own reward, just like volunteer service ;)

We will be in the neighbourhoods of Scarboro, Sunalta, Garrison Marda Loop, Altadore, Bankview, Richmond, and South Calgary collecting bottles by appointment, which you can register below

Register for bottle and tree drive

Tree pickup (or donation) funds can be e-transferred to, instructions also on the form linked above.

You can also call into the hall on the day of Bottle Drive at 403-245-1282 and we will swing by and grab your bottles as well.  We will be slowly driving through the neighbourhoods as well, so feel free to stop us and toss some bottles in the back of one of our Scout Vans.  Of course you are also welcome to come by the hall with your bottles and drop them off if that is more convenient.  The hall is located at 1919 19th Street SW if you are punching it into your GPS.

Scouts 2021 Christmas Market

Submitted by jrickard on Sat, 10/30/2021 - 15:41

Come check out our Christmas Market on Saturday November 27th from 10am-5pm! There will be a variety of local vendors and an opportunity to take photos with Santa!

Visit our Facebook event to checkout some of the vendors who will be at the Market

The Market will be following all required COVID safety protocols.

Christmas Market Flyer


How to donate your bottles

Submitted by jrickard on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 04:13

Are those bottles accumulating in your household and the Scouts have not been around to clean them out?  Have no fear, now you can donate your bottles directly at the Money Back Container Shack located at 2835 37 St SW #12, Calgary, AB T3E 3B3.  You don't even need to wait in line or anything if you use the site.

I have also created a quick demo video to walk you through how you can donate your bottles.  You can watch it here.

Centennial Year Is Upon Us

Submitted by jrickard on Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:16

Starting with the centennial summer camp over to Europe and continuing on for this scouting year the Calgary 18th Scout Group is 100 years old!  There will be events to celebrate this coming out in the near future, so keep an eye out for a campfire, dinner and other events!  

Scout Badge


Volunteer Banquet

Submitted by jrickard on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 01:28

We had our Volunteer Banquet where we got to cover many stories for the trip and hopefully some of those will show up in the Query as well.  Thanks to everyone that came out for a great evening of laughter and fun and it made an excellent wrap up.  There were some awards handed out to all the leaders that participated on the trip as well to mark their service, something memorable about them on the trip along with some badges denoting which particular challenges they were a part of and to celebrate their commitment to the program and the youth.  Thanks again to everyone that made this possible!


Submitted by jrickard on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:43

We have two fundraisers on at the moment, our ScoutStarts Tomato Plants, which were a little late getting started with the weather this year, and the Spolumbo's Sausages.  Please see their specific fundraising pages below and send an email to all your friends to participate!

Thanks for all your support!

Raffle Winners

Submitted by jrickard on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:20

Congratulations to our last Raffle winners, Jasvinder and Mr. Griffiths!

That concludes our raffle draws.  Look for Coffee, ScoutStarts Tomato plants and Spolumbo's Sausages in the near future.

Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Submitted by jrickard on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:36

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate our first two Calendar Raffle draw winners, Dave on the 4th of February and Mark on the 11th.  Two more smaller draws ($300) and the big draw ($1500) are coming up.  Keep your ear to the ground for updates.  The next draw date is February 19th.

Christmas Tree Phone Number

Submitted by jrickard on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:57

It has come to our attention that the wrong contact number made it onto our door to door flyers that went out.  The correct number is 403-245-1282.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bottle Drive Imminent

Submitted by jrickard on Sat, 01/05/2019 - 03:10

The Calgary 18th Scouts will be having a bottle drive on Saturday January 12th and we will be in Scarboro and Bankview collecting bottles from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  If you would like you can also swing by the hall and drop off any bottles that you might have.