By Bree Greer
Scouts Canada is launching its sixth annual Good Turn Week April 25 – May 3.
This is a youth-driven week that aims to inspire others to follow scouting’s virtues to always do a good turn.
Good Turn Week is a week of providing kindness without expectation of recognition.
The best part is it’s not just for Scouts; individuals of all ages can participate.
It’s easy to join in, simply perform a random act of kindness for someone else and encourage the recipient to pay it forward, creating a ripple effect throughout the community.
Through these acts of kindness, we can promote a better sense of community, harmony and compassion in our world.
A good turn is as simple as holding a door open for someone, helping an elderly person carry their groceries or buying a coffee for the next person in line.
In our busy lives of juggling school, work, or other activities, it can be easy to forget to help one another.
Good Turn Week is a chance to remind everyone about the importance of lending a helping hand.
Even a small deed can make someone else’s day better and maybe even leave a lasting impact on his or her life.
Locally, all Terrace Scouts are participating in this helpful week and are launching several good turn projects to help make the community an even kinder, friendlier and happier place.
They’re having their local Linking Camp, combining all different sections in scouting to camp together for this action filled weekend.
Around 80 youths are expected to turn out for this event, which will have a special lesson on the Leave No Trace program along with other activities.
The 1st Terrace Venturer Company (youth ages 14-17) are also going to show their support by visiting the seniors at Terraceview.
The community is invited to join the scouts in tidying up the Onion Lake trail and highway surrounding it on Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 am to kick off Good Turn Week.
Don’t forget to bring gloves and garbage bags to the Onion Lake pull off.
When you do a good deed, don’t forget to share it with the rest of the country.
All you need to do is share your acts of kindness by submitting it via the Good Turn website at Scouts.ca/goodturn, or on Twitter (@ScoutsCanada), Facebook or Instagram using #GoodTurn.
Nationally, Scouts Canada is launching different Good Turn Week community projects in cities and towns from coast to coast to encourage the good spirit!
Scouts is one of the country’s leading youth organizations offering adventure, outdoor experience, and memories for boys and girls ages five to 26.
What will your good turn be?