Clintonville scouts end cardboard recycling program
Clintonville’s Cardboard for Camp program ended Dec. 31, 2018.
Boy Scouts Troop 28 was notified by the recycling company that falling pulp prices have made the community recycling programs unsustainable.
“Thank you does not cover our gratitude to the community for their faithful participation in our program,” said Steve Shelton,Troop 28 committee chairman. “And without the help of Joe Lamia at the Landmark [Motel], none of this would have been possible. The ability to house the dumpster in his parking lot has made all the difference. We are very grateful for everyone’s generosity.”
Over the four-year run, the Cardboard for Camp program allowed the troop to replace its camp trailer, purchase new tents and reduce the cost of summer camp for scouting families.
The boys used the equipment upgrades on trips that included the Boundary Waters, Chequamegon Forest and Bear Paw Scout Camp.
“Clintonville is blessed with a strong scouting heritage,” Shelton said. “Troop 28 is one of the oldest chartered scout groups in the area with almost 80 years of active service. Our troop is thankful to the Christus Church Brotherhood, our charter organization, for their unwavering support.”
The troop is seeking a new recycling partner.
Troop 28 currently serves 18 boys from ages 11 to 17. The group meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Christus Church “Scout Room.” All boys are invited to be part of the program.