Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Elmsdale and Fredericton youth inspire goodwill with major projects for Good Turn Week

Scouts donate food to four local food banks and collect donations of school supplies for a development project in Mexico

OTTAWA, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Scouts Canada has issued a challenge to all Canadians to join them in doing at least one good turn for someone else and asking the recipient to pay it forward for Good Turn Week from April 26 - May 4. While a good turn can be simple - like holding the door open for someone or buying a coffee for the person in line behind you - groups of Scouts from Elmsdale and the Tri-County area of Nova Scotia and Fredericton, New Brunswick are taking it to the next level.

Scouting groups from the Tri-county area will be gathering at the Elmsdale Sobeys to purchase food for local food banks. The project will teach them about giving back to the community as well as the fundamentals of being financially responsible and working within a budget. The food will be divided amongst the Kennetcook, Enfield/Elmsdale, Shubenacadie and Musquodoboit food banks.

WHEN: Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
WHERE:  Elmsdale Sobeys
269 Nova Scotia 214, Elmsdale
WHO: Up to 75 Scouts from the Tri-County area - including Lantz, Enfield, Shubenacadie, Maitland, Gays River and Middle Musquodoboit

The 1st Rivorton Rover Crew and 180th Pacific Coast Rover Crew are travelling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to renovate an elementary school for underprivileged children and the Puerto Vallarta Scouts meeting hall and campground. The group is collecting donations of school supplies for Mexican school children and will be packing up donations and gear in advance of their trip.

WHEN: Sunday, April 27 from 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: UNB Forestry and Geology Building
Room 202, Dean's Conference Room
2 Bailey Drive, Fredericton
WHO: 9 Rover Scouts (ages 18-26)

About Scouts Canada
Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't discover elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. For tens of thousands of children and youth across Canada, Scouts is the start of something great. Scouts Canada is the country's leading co-ed youth organization, with 100,000 members nationwide. Scouts Canada offers programming for children and youth aged 5-26 in multiple languages, reflecting Canada's multicultural landscape and communities. For more information, visit

Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.


SOURCE: Scouts Canada

For further information:

Media Contact

Andrea McLoughlin
Holmes PR

Onsite Contact, Elmsdale
Craig Cameron

Onsite Contact, Fredericton

Mike Stewart


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