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During March 27 - April 2, 2011, Scouts Canada is inviting you to take part in our second "Pass on a 'Good Turn' Campaign".
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Good Turn Week is an initiative spearheaded by Scouts Canada National Youth Network that follows the principles of Scouting, which teach youth to always do unto others as they would do unto you. This is when Good Turn Week was born, campaign designed to encourage Canadians to do 'good turns' for each other.
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Beaver Scouts promise to 'help take care of the world.' Cub Scouts promise to 'do a good turn every day.' In the end, throughout all the groups of Scouts Canada a significant part of our identity as Scouts is that we 'help other people all the time.'
  
==What is a "Good Turn?"==
 
 
A good turn is defined simply as an act of kindness provided without expectation for compensation or recognition. It's small acts of kindness like this that do so much towards promoting a sense of community, citizenship, and friendliness and compassion in our world. Join in on the movement!
 
A good turn is defined simply as an act of kindness provided without expectation for compensation or recognition. It's small acts of kindness like this that do so much towards promoting a sense of community, citizenship, and friendliness and compassion in our world. Join in on the movement!
  
==The Good Turn Campaign==
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== History ==
In February, Area representatives within Scouting will provide every registered member a colourful wrist band containing the phrase "Pass on this GOOD TURN".
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Good Turn Week began as a small initiative in British Colombia in '''missing date'''.  
 
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During the campaign week of March 27- April 2, 2011 we would ask that every member "pass on" the wristband after completing a "Good Turn" and ask the recipient to continue to "pass on" a "Good Turn".
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Here are some examples of Good Turns you can pass on if you receive a wristband from another person!
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volunteering at your local food bank
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== Good Turn Week Ideas ==
helping an elderly neighbour shovel snow
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* Get cooking: make a double batch of your family’s favourite dessert; keep some for home and give some to the neighbours.
making soup for a sick friend
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* Donate to a food bank: go to the grocery store and pick out some of your family’s favourite non-perishable foods, then head over to the local food bank to donate them.
helping to maintian community centres
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* Give flowers to an elderly neighbour: Plant colourful flowers in a pot or purchase a bouquet. Either gift will brighten your neighbour’s day.
treating a friend to lunch
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* Pet-sit: Take care of a friend’s pet while they are away.
helping a friend with homework
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* Make gifts: Make a bunch of bookmarks and then visit the library and ask to leave them at the circulation counter for others to use and enjoy.
Don't let the list stop here, make sure you take any opportunity you can to do good for others, and don't forget to pass on the wrist band and do your part to inspire others to continue our long chain of good turns!
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* Volunteer: Gather up the whole family or Scout Group and spend the afternoon volunteering for a local charity.
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* Give the gift of relaxation: Look after a friend or family member’s children for the day.
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* Clean out the closet: Donate clothes, toys and books to charity or take old towels and sheets to the animal shelter.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
[http://goodturnweek.ca Good Turn Week Website]
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[http://www.scouts.ca/goodturn Good Turn Week Website]
 
[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=401668380011 Good Turn Week Facebook Group]
 
[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=401668380011 Good Turn Week Facebook Group]
  
 
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Revision as of 07:17, 31 December 2015

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Good Turn Week is an initiative spearheaded by Scouts Canada National Youth Network that follows the principles of Scouting, which teach youth to always do unto others as they would do unto you. This is when Good Turn Week was born, campaign designed to encourage Canadians to do 'good turns' for each other.

Beaver Scouts promise to 'help take care of the world.' Cub Scouts promise to 'do a good turn every day.' In the end, throughout all the groups of Scouts Canada a significant part of our identity as Scouts is that we 'help other people all the time.'

A good turn is defined simply as an act of kindness provided without expectation for compensation or recognition. It's small acts of kindness like this that do so much towards promoting a sense of community, citizenship, and friendliness and compassion in our world. Join in on the movement!

History

Good Turn Week began as a small initiative in British Colombia in missing date.

Good Turn Week Ideas

  • Get cooking: make a double batch of your family’s favourite dessert; keep some for home and give some to the neighbours.
  • Donate to a food bank: go to the grocery store and pick out some of your family’s favourite non-perishable foods, then head over to the local food bank to donate them.
  • Give flowers to an elderly neighbour: Plant colourful flowers in a pot or purchase a bouquet. Either gift will brighten your neighbour’s day.
  • Pet-sit: Take care of a friend’s pet while they are away.
  • Make gifts: Make a bunch of bookmarks and then visit the library and ask to leave them at the circulation counter for others to use and enjoy.
  • Volunteer: Gather up the whole family or Scout Group and spend the afternoon volunteering for a local charity.
  • Give the gift of relaxation: Look after a friend or family member’s children for the day.
  • Clean out the closet: Donate clothes, toys and books to charity or take old towels and sheets to the animal shelter.

External Links

Good Turn Week Website Good Turn Week Facebook Group