Scouts may return to Valemount

by GOAT STAFF

While Junior Canadian Rangers are available, Scouts are not, and one local woman is looking to change that.

The age range for Junior Canadian Rangers is 12-18-years-old.

Ashley Dyck is a 31-year-old mother of three, with kids aged three-, six-, and 10-years-old.

“My kids couldn’t decide what sports they wanted to do,” says Dyck.

“I thought it would be cool if there was a group that taught (younger) kids about survival, and other life lessons,” she says.

While Dyck says she’s not sure of the steps to take in order to get a Scout Troop here in Valemount, she looking to gauge the public’s interest.

Having more activities and life skills being taught to youth, according to Dyck, would benefit the town in a major way.

“I know when I was a kid here there were more choices,” she says. “I remember Beavers, Scouts, Girl Guides and Rangers. I would totally help out.”

The Junior Canadian Rangers, though different than Scouts, teach many similar skills, according to a few of the people involved.

At least a few other people have expressed interest in volunteering to help, based on Facebook discussion.

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