Published on Thu, 04/09/2015 by Scouts Canada

Local Scouts Challenge The Community To Become A Kinder, Friendlier Place

– What Will Your Good Turn Be? –

Local Scouting youth are challenging the community to make an extra effort to be kinder to one another by performing a Good Turn for a neighbour, family, friend or the community during Scouts Canada’s 6th annual Good Turn Week from April 25 – May 3, 2015.

Good Turns can be effortless and can take as little as seconds to do. Plus, the benefits extend beyond the recipient. They include happier, friendlier and stronger communities; youth empowerment and improved mental health.

A simple act of kindness has the power to make someone’s day – and even leave a lasting impression on his or her life.

 Here are eight ways to make our community stronger during Good Turn Week:

  1. Bake a special treat for your colleagues
  2. Buy a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you
  3. Donate gently used books to a local school, nursing home or hospital for others to enjoy
  4. Pick up groceries for an elderly neighbour when you are out running errands
  5. Volunteer for a local charity or community program
  6. Gather a group and friends and family to do a spring clean up of a community space
  7. Give a parent a night off. Offer to babysit for a friend, neighbour or family member so they can have a date night
  8. Get the kids to make thank you cards and deliver them to the local police or fire station

Started by Scouts Canada, Good Turn Week isn’t just for Scouts, it’s a national movement. It is easy to participate, simply perform a Good Turn for someone and encourage the recipient to pay it forward, generating cycle of goodwill in the community.

Share your good turn with Scouts Canada’s and the community by submitting it via the Good Turn website at Scouts.ca/goodturn, on Twitter using #GoodTurn or on facebook.com/scoutscanada.

For more information about Good Turn Week visit Scouts.ca/goodturn

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