Scout for Change was created as a project to promote the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund and Extension Scouting and as a way for Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts to raise money to support the fund. Starting on Scout-Guide Week and ending Good Turn Week, each Scouting section would collect coin donations such as pennies, nickels, dime, quarters or even loonies and toonies. I've been visiting groups to talk about my project and, since it's launch, many groups have signed on to participate!
A little bit about my project...
After World War 2 in England and other place in Europe, families of youth had lost everything. The Scout Brotherhood Fund was created to help rebuild the resources needed for people and families. Today, the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund helps Canadian Venturers and Rovers to travel overseas to work with Scouts in areas, such as Kenya, and to help build and provide money for community resources that are needed.
Extension Scouting, formerly known as Street Scouts, is a part of the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund. All money raised has gone towards the building of schools, houses and to provide one meal a day, as well as a Scout uniform, a Scout hand book and pays for camps and education.
When you give a donation to Extension Scouting, you are helping youth just like you. With your donation, youth in Kenya will be provided with food, shelter, education, medical care.. and what I think is great, an exciting Scouting experience. You help get these youth off the street and into a safer environment. The fund makes sure that these Scouts are protected and learn new skills and have fun.
We, the youth of Scouting, can make a difference in the world by just donating money found in our pockets or lying around the house.
We, the youth, are powerful. We can stop homelessness. We can stop hunger. We can provide a better future for youth in Kenya. All it takes is spare change.