Media advisory/Photo opportunity - St.Thomas and Kawartha area Scouts inspire goodwill with major community projects for Good Turn Week

Scouts create care packages for the local homeless shelter and renovate their Lions Club

OTTAWA, April 23, 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 - Scouts in St. Thomas and Fenelon Falls are taking it to the next level.

The 7th St. Thomas Scouts are creating care packages of useful household items to support individuals who are starting new lives as they leave the Inn Out of the Cold homeless shelter and move into homes of their own.

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 23, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  100 Ross Street, St. Thomas
WHO:   Scouts (ages 11-14)
  Benjamin Ireland, Youth Spokesperson, Scouts Canada

Girls and boys with the 1st Fenelon Falls Scouts Group will revitalize their local Lions Club by fixing up the interior and exterior as well as building a ramp to make it wheelchair accessible.

WHEN:   Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Fenelon Falls Lions Club
  Beside the new Fenelon Falls Community Centre on the Fenelon Falls Fairgrounds
WHO   Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts (boys and girls ages 5-14)

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: St. Thomas
Paulette Blondin 

Onsite Contact: Qawartha Lakes
Sonya Hill

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