1st New Maryland Scouts
Why it's so important to help others!
Good Turns form the beginnings of a healthy society. Lending a helping hand or a gesture of good will goes a long way and will help to preserve a sense of community, friendliness, and good will.
A recent study released from York University of Toronto claimed that giving random acts of kindness can leave you feeling with a sense of fulfillment for up to six months!
The Good Turn Week Campaign
Good Turn Week happens once a year and provides an opportunity to highlight the good work Scouting does for our communities. It also inspires others to make time for their own simple acts of kindness. Each Scouts Canada member has received a Good Turn Week bracelet. When they have completed their "Good Turn" they pass the bracelet on to the person they helped and encourage them do so as well. They then register their "Good Turn" with the Good Turn Week website or text the word Good Turn plus their good deed to 51051.
Any stakeholder to Scouting (volunteers, youth, parents, the community at large) can fill out a simple form to commend a Scouter for their outstanding act or service to Scouting.
Scouters will receive a certificate every time they are commended by a stakeholder and it will be presented within the Scouter's section or group.
As Scouters accumulate commendations, they will become eligible for Outstanding Service Awards and will be recognized with a medal and uniform insignia for each award.
Would you like to thank a Scouter for their impact on you, your child or your community? Just hit the Thank You button ... it's that easy!
Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization. For more than 100 years, we have brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth.
Scouts have a lot of fun discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
Scouting offers a world where you can discover the best in yourself and the best in others. Dollar for dollar, our programs provide significant value. They run all year round and offer adventures that youth will remember for a lifetime! Interested? Contact Us.