1st Sandalwood Cub Scouts
Dates: April 30
Time: 1pm — 5pm
Location: Frank McKechnie Community Centre
Anyone who lives in Canada is no stranger to the brutal, cold winters. With winter coming to an end and many still struggling to stay warm, the 1st Sandalwood Scouts Group is stepping up to help. This Scouts Group has taken it upon themselves to participate in Scouts Canada’s 8th annual Good Turn Week by hosting a ‘Knit-a-Thon’ on April 30th, 2017. At the Frank McKechnie Community Centre in Mississauga from 1pm-5pm, Scouts and community members alike, will knit scarves for those who need a little extra help staying warm.
This project was initiated by second-year Sandalwood Cub Scout, Kayleigh Macintosh. On her way to dance class, Kayleigh saw people who do not have access to warm clothing like she does. She believes that everyone should be able to stay warm in the winter and decided that she needed to do something to help. Realizing that this might be too difficult to manage on her own, she asked the 1st Sandalwood Scout Group to join her and they gladly accepted. When they all came together, they came up with the ‘Scouts Knit-a-Thon for Those in Need’ for their 2017 Good Turn Week project.
With help from St. Vincent de Paul, an organization dedicated to helping the less fortunate, they have set a goal to knit 100 scarves for their local community shelters. The youth who are helping with this project will continue to knit scarves after April 30th until their goal is reached. Any additional volunteers who are interested in making a difference in their community are welcome to help the Group accomplish or even surpass their goal.
To help support this project, please contact Robert and Rhiannon McIntosh at email@example.com.