OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - An apple a day helps Scouts in many ways. Thousands of Scouts will be stationed at local plazas, grocery stores and malls, handing out apples from October 23-25 for Scouts Canada's Apple Day. The annual community appreciation event takes place in cities and towns across British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
A Scouting tradition dating back more than 80 years, youth distribute apples to thank community members for their support throughout the year. Canadians can participate by picking up an apple and leaving an optional donation. All donations collected during the event stay with the local groups, offsetting the cost of activities, equipment and trips, making Scouting accessible for all youth.
"Community support plays an integral role in enabling Scouts Canada to deliver affordable quality programing and once-in-a-lifetime adventures to our youth members," said Kaylee Galipeau, National Youth Commissioner and Chair of the National Youth Network for Scouts Canada. "Apple Day is our chance to show our appreciation to the public and just one of the opportunities throughout the year to interact with our local communities."
Registration for Scouts Canada programs is open year-round to youth aged 5–26. For more information about Scouts Canada or to find a local Scout group, visit Scouts.ca.
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, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26 in multiple languages, reflecting Canada's multicultural landscape and communities. For more information, visit Scouts.ca.
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.
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