Alberta scout raises $1,300 for endangered moose of Nova Scotia
Donates funds for moose habitat, and earns Chief Scout Award
A scout from Alberta has raised $1,300 to help the endangered moose of Nova Scotia. Twelve-year-old Alex Mallory got the idea last winter,as he was planning to attend the 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree in Elderbank, Nova Scotia.
“We were talking about different badge ideas for this year’s Canadian Jamboree,” says Mallory, a 2nd-year scout with the 144 Lake Bonavista Sea Scouts in Calgary. “I decided to start doing some research on Nova Scotia because that is where the Canadian Jamboree is being held. I thought maybe I should raise awareness for Nova Scotia’s endangered species!”
Through online research, Mallory decided to focus on the endangered mainland moose of Nova Scotia, which have declined to an estimated population of 500. Mallory designed badges featuring the moose, and raised the money by selling the badges. He donated the money he raised to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help conserve moose habitat in Nova Scotia. NCC has an ongoing project to conserve land on the Chignecto Isthmus, near the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, primarily for the endangered mainland moose.
See the video of Alex Mallory:
For this project and his commitment to the ideals of scouting, Alex Mallory will be recognized along with other Chief Scout Award recipients on Thursday, July 13, at Camp Nedooae, site of the 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree, in Elderbank, near Halifax.
Pre-registered media are welcome to attend the award ceremony today at 12:30 pm. Please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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