April 22 – May 1, 2016 is Good Turn Week
Start thinking now how you will do a good turn for someone every day!
What’s a “Good Turn”?
A ‘good turn’ is defined simply as an act of kindness provided without expectation for compensation or recognition. Through small acts of kindness, we can promote a better sense of community, friendship and compassion around the world.
Why we started the campaign
Good Turn Week is an initiative that was spearheaded by Scouts Canada’s 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 how Good Turn Week was born; a 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.’ Throughout all the Sections of Scouts Canada, a significant part of our identity as Scouts is that we ‘help other people all the time.’
During Good Turn Week, Scouts Canada encourages the rest of the country to take on this positive initiative in making the country a happier and friendlier place to live.