Scouts will be handing out apples for the annual community appreciation event October 17-19
OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - It's apple season again, which means the return of a familiar sight: this weekend. Thousands of Scouts across the country will be out in force, taking part in Scouts Canada's annual iconic Apple Day event. Keep an eye out for Scouts at local plazas, grocery stores and malls, where they will be distributing apples as a way of saying "Thank you!" to the communities that support Scouting throughout the year.
This year, Apple Day takes place on October 18 in British Columbia and New Brunswick, and from October 17–19 in Ontario. Canadians can participate by picking up an apple and leaving a donation. All donations directly support the local Scouting groups and will be used to continue to offer quality programming for boys, girls and youth and make scouting accessible and affordable for everyone. Donations help pay for activities, equipment such as camping gear, reduce costs of trips for families and subsidize membership fees.
Originating in New Brunswick, the Apple Day tradition dates back more than 80 years, and arose as way to provide Scouting youth with an opportunity to show their appreciation to the communities that support them.
Registration for Scouts Canada programs is open year-round for youth aged 5–26. For more information about Scouts Canada or to find a local Scout group near you, 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, 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.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.
SOURCE: Scouts Canada
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