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Local Scout wins big

Teryl Bates, a young local 1st Glenvalley Venturer Scout placed third in Scouts Canada's nation-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Canadian Inventions competition. 

The competition was open to any and all Scouting youth attending Canadian Jamboree 2017 this summer at Camp Nedooae, in Elderbank, Nova Scotia. 

The the top three winners received financial awards to assist with the costs associated with attending CJ'17.

Wednesday, June 28th, Grant Loyer, Council Commissioner) and Alamin Pirani (Council Executive Director) travelled to Kelowna from Lillouet and Vancouver respectively, in order to join Cassidy Benson (Council Youth Commissioner) of Kelowna, to present Teryl  with a $500 award for his project.

Fourteen year-old Teryl designed a barrier system that can be used in conjunction with existing wave power generators to reduce tsunami damage in susceptible areas, while simultaneously harvesting the energy created as a natural energy source. Please see the attachment for more information.

As one of the the top three entries, Teryl's invention will also have a STEM Trail Card based on it for use in Scouts Canada's STEM Program. 

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