Local camp needs compost partner

Large cohort of scouts means need for composting and recycling

A local Scout camp needs help composting food left over from summer campers.

Camp Barnard, located on Young Lake Road in Sooke, regularly gets large cycles of scouts coming in and out of the camp, and with that comes large amounts of recycling and compost.

“Sometimes we get big groups of people and we get leftover food products,” Willy Burrows, camp ranger, said.

The problem is the Scouts have nowhere to compost their food scraps.

“Instead of food scraps going in the dumpster, we’d like to have it go somewhere,” he said, noting a pig farm as an ideal place.

Garbage at the camp varies from large loads to nothing at all in some weeks, Burrows said.

The camp is usually busiest in May, but there will also be a large group of scouts visiting Aug. 19 to 25.

The Scouts are hoping that a local farmer might be interested in regularly collecting the compost for their own use.

To inquire about compost pick-ups, call Willy at 250-642-5924.

– Brittany Lee

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