Consider Giving The Gift Of Scouting This Holiday Season By Donating To No One Left Behind
OTTAWA, Nov. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Every young person deserves the opportunity experience the world of adventure, friendship and self-development that Scouting offers. To reduce the barriers for participation for youth from families experiencing financial hardship, Scouts Canada is increasing funding for No One Left Behind to $450,000 from $250,000, enabling the organization to help thousands of youth by subsidizing membership and related costs such as uniforms, outdoor equipment and camps.
"Scouting helps kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world and we firmly believe that these benefits should be available to all young Canadians," said Andrew Price, Executive Commissioner and CEO of Scouts Canada. "Although Scouting is already very affordable, we recognize that not all families have additional disposable income so we've increased our support to meet the demand."
Established in 2007, No One Left Behind supported 2,668 youth last year, providing membership fee subsidies based upon a family's financial needs. With a $200,000 boost to the program during the Fall 2015-Summer 2016 Scouting year, Scouts Canada aims to double the number of youth who will benefit.
"Scouting has been such a valuable addition to my life," said former No One Left Behind recipient and now a successful KPMG employee, Ivy Wan. "It has influenced me to become the leader I am today. I am proud to be a Scout."
Scouts Canada is one of the country's leading youth organizations offering boys, girls, and young adults ages five to 26 the opportunity to discover the best in themselves in a social environment, experience personal growth and enjoy experiences they wouldn't have elsewhere such as international trips, white water rafting, rock climbing and rappelling, just to name a few. Registration for Scouts Canada's programs is open year-round. To register, visit scouts.ca.
To learn more or to apply for assistance, visit scouts.ca/no-one-left-behind. Donations to No One Left Behind can be made online by visiting scouts.ca/nolb.
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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