Community Helps Raise $30K For International Scouting Adventure

TOWN OF GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD – JANUARY 13, 2018

Last summer, the 1st Westfield Scouts had the adventure of a lifetime in England at the Kent International Jamboree 17′.

With the help of community businesses, residents, Westfield United Church and more, the town of Grand Bay-Westfield came together to support and meet the Scouts’ fundraising goals of $30k.

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Kelowna Scouts Get a Lift from Scout Popcorn Fundraiser

THE DAILY COURIER – JANUARY 14, 2018

Two Kelowna Scouting youth won a 20-minute helicopter flight over scenic landscapes, thanks to their Scout Popcorn fundraising efforts. For each $300 of Scout Popcorn sold, youth gained one entry ticket into a local helicopter tour raffle.

Congratulations to the winners, Jonah Cooke (1st Bear Troop) and Chloe Baker (1st Glenvalley Group), for exceeding the $300 fundraising goal!

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Scouting & Guides Exhibit Visits Local Museum

DRYDEN OBSERVER – DECEMBER 13, 2017

Can’t get enough of all things Scouting?

Learn more about the history of the Scouts Canada movement at the Dryden & District Museum’s new exhibit, “Be Prepared: Scouts and Guides”. Featuring vintage uniforms, badges and other fun artifacts, the exhibit is a great way to brush up on local and organizational Scouting history.

See the exhibit before it closes on Feb. 22, 2018.

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9-Year-Old Receives Scholarship for Scout Popcorn Fundraising Achievements

COMOX VALLEY RECORD – DECEMBER 13, 2017

What goals will fundraising through Scout Popcorn help you achieve?

9-year-old James and his siblings are avid fundraisers when it comes to Scout Popcorn, and this year James became the Top Popcorn Salesperson in the Comox Valley by surpassing his goal of $3,000, and earned a Scouts Canada Scholarship for his future education.

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Scouts Canada Youth Spokesperson Honoured with Volunteer Award

LETHBRIDGE HERALD – DECEMBER 7, 2017

Congratulations to our Youth Spokesperson, Imogen Pohl, for receiving the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award. An exemplary leader in her community and an advocate for health-care, the recognition of Pohl’s voluntary contributions couldn’t be more accurate.

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Mother’s Gratitude for a Scouting Youth’s Generosity

TORONTO STAR – DECEMBER 5, 2017

Now 21-years-old, Scouting alumni Isabelle Kwon spent years delivering Santa Claus Fund boxes annually, starting at the age of 11. In this touching Toronto Star story, she recalls the moment her gift box delivery made a special difference for a young mother and her child.

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Scouting Groups Collect for Local Food Bank

INSIDE TORONTO – NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Last year, The 2nd Highland Creek, 11th Bendale and 7th Pickering Scouting Groups and volunteers collected 6,270 pounds of food plus $433 in donations for a local food bank, and this year they’re hosting their 35th annual food drive on Saturday, Dec. 2.  Over the past 13 years alone, almost 103,000 pounds of food have been collected – that’s over 51 tons.

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Canada 150 Community Awards Recognizes Scouts Canada Volunteers

CLOVERDALE REPORTER – NOVEMBER 25, 2017

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, each member of parliament was given 20 pins this year, to recognize individuals within their riding for their exceptional contributions to country and community. Of the Canada 150 Community Award recipients in Cloverdale-Langley City, MP John Aldag awarded three Scouts Canada leaders and volunteers, in recognition of their commendable community contribution and work with youth.

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