Scouts Support Families who need it most
18th St. Thomas Cub Pack, St. Thomas, Ontario
For this year’s Good Turn Week project, the 18th St. Thomas Cub Pack wanted to make a positive impact on local families and youth affected by cancer. Together, they decided to contribute program supplies to Camp Trillium – a local camp that hosts families who are affected by cancer. The pack was inspired to take positive action after their own Cub member was diagnosed with cancer and they saw the value Scouting played in their ill member’s disposition. As a Pack they decided they wanted to give other youth and families some hope and created a community project for Good Turn Week that would benefit Camp Trillium.
Located on Rainbow Lake near Simcoe, Ontario, Camp Trillium offers exceptional programs for youth, their siblings and parents during weekends and summers months. The camp charges a minimal fee to each family and relies on community support to obtain supplies for their programs. During Good Turn Week (April 15th - May 3rd), the 18th St. Thomas Cub Pack will be purchasing and delivering supplies to the camp; ensuring that other youth and families affected by cancer will be able to participate in their own activities and outdoor adventures.
This Good Turn Week, the 18th St. Thomas Cub Pack is asking all Canadians to do a #GoodTurn for their neighbours, friends, family or those suffering from illness. Every #GoodTurn has the ability to brighten a person’s day. For more information on Good Turn Week, visit the website Scouts.ca/goodturn or follow along on Twitter @ScoutsCanada hashtag #GoodTurn. You can also upload your #GoodTurn to the Good Turn Week website and share with the Scouting community your good deed.
Let’s inspire others to join us – what will your #GoodTurn be?