Ridge Meadows Recycling’s Guide & Scout Waste Reduction Challenge!

Scouts Depot Tour 11 - April 30, 2013 (via 1st Haney Cubs)Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has created a special Waste Reduction Challenge badge for Maple Ridge Guide & Scout groups in honour of Waste Reduction Week in October.

“We are excited to be working with Guide & Scout groups this year,” says Carol Botting, President of Ridge Meadows Recycling, “Caring for the environment has always been an integral part of the Scouting and Guiding movements and partnering with them is a natural fit for our Society.”

Local Guide & Scout groups have been given a list of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s challenges through their Area Commissioners which they must fulfill in order to get the badge. There are three different sets of challenges, depending on the age group. The first set is designed for younger kids and includes Sparks, Brownies, and Beaver Scouts. The second set is for Guides and Cub Scouts, and the third is designed for the older Pathfinders and Scouts.

A1st Haney Beavers doing Recycling Relay 2014 4 - croppedll challenges include learning how to sort their family’s recycling & set it out at the curb by 7:00am on recycling day, but also cover topics like litterless lunches, composting, and energy & water conservation.  The groups will receive a visit from Ridge Meadows Recycling’s Environmental Educator, Dan Mikolay, and the older kids will be touring the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot to learn more about the recycling process.

To book a workshop with Dan for your Scout or Guide group, simply fill out the form below!

“Both youth & adult members of Scouting in Maple Ridge are looking forward to working on the Waste Reduction Challenge,” says Three Rivers Area Commissioner Christi Goncalves, “From the Beaver Scouts’ promise to ‘help take care of the world’ to the Scouts’ law to be ‘wise in the use of all resources,’ environmentalism is found at all stages of the Scouting movement.”

“Part of the Girl Guides of Canada Law is a notation that it is our responsibility to protect our common environment,” adds Lougheed Area Commissioner Darlene Kent, “We make it fun so the girls learn about conservation, water, nature, ecology, sustainability, and so many other topics. As future leaders, we will need our Girls to continue to protect our environment.”

Youth can learn more about Guiding or Scouting by visiting their websites at www.girlguides.ca and www.scouts.ca Anyone interested in visiting or registering in a local group can contact:


Scouts Canada Logo 2014Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, & Rovers (co-ed):
Christi Goncalves, 604-818-7625, or email c.goncalves@telus.net


Girl Guides of Canada Logo 2014Sparks, Brownies, Guides, & Pathfinders (girls only):
BC Girl Guide office, 1-800-565-8111 or www.girlguides.ca


WRW 2014 logoThe Ridge Meadows Recycling Waste Reduction Challenge badge is available to any member of Guiding (Sparks – Pathfinders) or Scouting (Beavers – Scouts) in Maple Ridge who has completed the requirements. Challenge badges will be handed out to Guide & Scout representatives at a special Waste Reduction Week presentation to Maple Ridge Mayor & Council at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.


Downloads for Leaders & Parents:
Download the 2014 RMRS Waste Reduction Challenge Badge Requirements, the WRW2014 – Sparks-Brownies-Beavers Worksheet, the WRW2014 – Guides-Cubs Worksheet, or the WRW2014 – Pathfinders-Scouts Worksheet!

If you are a parent or leader, also check out Message to Parents – Sparks – Guides & Beavers – CubsMessage to Parents – Pathfinders & ScoutsMessage to Leaders – Sparks – Guides & Beavers – Cubs, or Message to Leaders – Pathfinders & Scouts.


Workshop Request Form

If you would like to have a workshop at your class, school, organization, business, or apartment, please fill out the form below and Daniel Mikolay, our Environmental Educator, will be in touch with you.

  • Please select the grade closest to your class or "School Wide Workshops." Our environmental educator will contact you to discuss the workshop and set a time & date after you have submitted the form.
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