Scouts Canada Proudly Supports the Royal Canadian Legion's Annual Poppy

OTTAWA, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Pin a bright red poppy on your coat or jacket and take a few minutes to remember those who have died fighting for the freedoms we enjoy and be thankful for the thousands of Canadian troops still serving in active combat.

Scouts Canada remembers, and to show our thanks, our Scout troops, Cub packs and Beaver colonies across Canada will be out showing their support for Veterans everywhere by assisting the Royal Canadian Legion's annual poppy campaign.

This worthwhile yearly endeavour serves to remind all Canadians of the sacrifices our military men and women have made over the years, and indeed still make, in their proud service to ensure the safety of our country and others. Given the significance of the cause and our historic relationship with Veterans Affairs Canada, Scouts Canada is proud to show our support, recognition, and honour for our veterans and military heroes.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to connect to the past and join community members everywhere as they remember both past sacrifices and the current commitments of our military personnel," says Steve Kent, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Canada. "The annual poppy drive fulfills an important role within our society and our organization is proud to support these efforts."

The Royal Canadian Legion's annual poppy campaign is used to assist veterans and their dependents. All poppy donations are awarded to veterans and their families.

Scouts Canada, the country's leading youth organization, offers fun and exciting programs and adventure for boys, girls and youth ages 5 to 26. Scouting teaches youth about the active role they can play in helping to create a better world. 100,000 members enjoy Scouts Canada's programs, which are provided by caring and dedicated volunteers. We are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which has grown to 28 million members in 217 countries and territories.

SOURCE Scouts Canada

For further information: For further information: Lisa Nowlan, Director of Communications, Scouts Canada, (613) 224-5134 ext. 271,

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