22nd Overlander Rovers Fundraising for ‘Trip of a Lifetime’
Prince George, B.C. – Scout Canada’s 22nd Overlander Rovers are on the final stretch of a fundraising campaign and could use your help.
They are trying to raise money to help fund an 8,000 km, 19 day adventure which starts at Jp Magazine’s Dirt’n’Drive event in Las Vegas, and continues through to Moab, Utah for the 50th annual Easter Jeep Safari.
Following that it will wrap up with a trip through the Grand Canyon and finally home through California and Oregon and up the coast.
22nd Overlander Rovers team member Katt Greenwell describes it as “a trip of a lifetime” and notes they’re about $2,000 short of their $18,000 fundraising goal.
“The money will help pay for things like fuel, repairs, food, and hotels in a couple of places,” she says. “$18,000 would give us a really great sort of buffer.”
She describes the Rovers as “an interest-based Rover Crew, with a focus on off-roading, overland travel, and outdoor adventure.”
Greenwell says they also have a strong record of community service which includes mentoring the younger age groups of scouting, including Scouts and Beavers.
That’s not to mention the service they provide to the community at large.
“We all volunteer in some aspect at the Relay for Life each year. Members help the 13th RCMP Rovers with the maintenance of the Spruce City Wildlife Association, Camp Hughes maintenance at West Lake, food drives and the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.”
The 22nd leaves Prince George in nine days before returning April 3.
You can donate through their Facebook page. There is also an account set up at the Nechako Bottle Depot where anyone wishing to donate their bottles can just leave them there with instructions to deposit them into account #419.
Greenwell says any unused money will be filtered down to the younger age groups within Scouts Canada.