Catch the Scouts Canada Kindness Wave: Youth Organization Launches First
National Good Turn Week

OTTAWA, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - It will be an event not quite like any other in Canadian history. From March 7 - 13, 2010, Scouts Canada will celebrate its first National Good Turn Week, and Scouts across the nation are totally pumped.

In every province, city and town, Canadian Scouts will participate. Each will do a Good Turn, and pass on an official wristband to the recipient. Then, that person may do a Good Turn for someone else; paying forward both the good turn and the wristband.

Like a wave across the country, hundreds of acts of kindness from the organization's youth will gather momentum, flooding the airwaves, the internet and the hearts of Canadians.

Last week, a national email blast launching the project was sent to Scouting's 100,000 youth and adult members. Almost immediately, replies began to hit the organization's email boxes - the responses were clear: kids can't wait to get started with their Good Turns.

Steve Kent, the organization's youngest-ever Chief Commissioner, is not surprised that the youth are so hyped for this project.

"Scouting is synonymous with doing a Good Turn and being helpful whenever we can," he said. "This is the first nationwide forum we've ever had to show Canada what our youth are all about as they share a week of thoughtful acts with friends, neighbors, and families. The amazing feedback we received when we approached our members about this project is a visible sign of the integrity that makes us so proud of them. I really believe that now is the time that Canadian youth and parents are ready to embrace the values that make Scouting unique in the world as a youth organization."

National Good Turn week will feature its own bilingual website accessible at http://www.goodturnweek.ca/. All Scouts, leaders and others can post and share their Good Turn ideas in real time, and share their thoughts on special Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Scouts Canada

It's the Year of Scouting Now! Scouts Canada, the country's leading youth organization, offers fun and exciting outdoor adventure for boys, girls and youth ages 5 - 26 in communities across Canada. Over 100,000 youth and leaders enjoy Scouts Canada's programs. For healthy, active living, leadership skills, and caring for the environment: Scouts are there! Scouts Canada's national office is located in Ottawa.

SOURCE Scouts Canada

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview with the Chief Commissioner, please contact: Susie Mackie, Communications Manager, (613) 224-5131 ext 259, smackie@scouts.ca


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