from Scouts Canada
Canadians open up their hearts and generosity to important causes that make an impact in the community, to the well-being of people, and to social movements that make a difference. Giving Tuesday originated in the United States as a movement to give back after Cyber Monday and has now migrated its good will across North America and around the world. This year, consider a unique way to give, by providing youth with the gift of adventure and self-confidence through Scouts Canada’s No One Left Behind program.
The program is aimed at reducing the barriers of participating in Scouting by subsidizing membership and related costs such as uniforms, outdoor equipment and camps. By donating to the program on Giving Tuesday, and throughout the year, Canadians will be giving youth and families who are experiencing financial hardship the opportunities to develop life skills, a healthy attitude towards the outdoors, build friendships and positive self-esteem, and engage in community service — all elements which are proven to have a significant impact in adulthood.
“My husband and I have been out of work, so our son wouldn’t be able to participate in Cub Scouts if it weren’t for the No One Left Behind program. I’ve been involved with Scouts Canada as a youth member and then a Scouter (volunteer) since the age of 13, and I’m thrilled to share this experience and my love of Scouting with my family,” says parent Tricia Steiger. “Scouts Canada has given our son unforgettable outdoor adventures, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, more confidence and a wider circle of friends – opportunities he wouldn’t have without No One Left Behind.”
“Scouts Canada provides youth have the opportunity to learn important life skills. The outdoor adventures and first time experiences we facilitate aim to develop young people and their confidence to be capable individuals prepared to succeed in the world,” says Andrew Price, Executive Commissioner and CEO of Scouts Canada. “Although Scouting is affordable, we recognize that not all families have additional disposable income to enrol their children in extracurricular programs. We want to ensure that no youth who wants to experience Scouting is left behind.”
Through the generous contributions of Canadians, No One Left Behind has supported thousands of Canadian youth since 2010. Last year, over $520,000 supported 3,224 youth in the program; $63,000 of the amount went towards providing youth the opportunity to attend weekend and summer camps.
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. Adventures range from international trips, white water rafting and rock climbing to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) exploration, just to name a few. Registration for Scouts Canada’s programs is open year-round at 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: Scouts.ca/give.
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.