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Scouting Life: Join Scouts Canada EnvironMentality Fundraising Initiative

This was originally posted on the Scouting Life blog http://bit.ly/2meSzYn

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For the better part of ten years, Scouts Canada and Sears Canada have joined forced to promote Scouts Canada’s environmental initiatives and youth programming through in-store fundraising events. Previously known as “Eco-Scouts”, EnvironMentality is Scouts Canada’s new and improved environmental stewardship program. For a two-week period, Sears Canada allows Groups to promote Scouting and fundraise in local Sears stores through a point of sale program that benefits Scouts Canada’s environmental initiatives.

This year, from April 13th-26th cashiers at Sears stores across Canada will be asking customers to make a $1 donation to support Scouts Canada. These funds will help us to deliver our environmental programs to Groups across the country.

Sears Canada is highly conscious of their environmental impact and they are excited to aid Scouts in their fundraising endeavors to deliver quality and well-rounded outdoor programming. Groups can raise funds for items like: Scoutrees, shore line cleanups, community gardening and clean-up costs, and environmental education programs.

On Saturday, April 15th and Saturday April 22nd, Sears is inviting local Groups from across Canada into their stores to set up informative booths and displays. At the same time, local Groups will have the opportunity to collect donations from Sears’ customers, which will be allocated towards environmental initiatives. Scouts should use this time as an opportunity to showcase Scouting activities and programs, promote the organization and fundraise.

Each Group is responsible for coordinating the day and time they would like to fundraise at their local Sears store. Scouting Groups will be allowed to take the money they raise with them, ensuring the majority of the funds go directly to the Group’s environmental initiatives.

Whether you chose to raise funds by hosting a BBQ and selling hot dogs and hamburgers, or plan to sell baked goods, it’s sure to be a success – so start planning today!

For more information on Scouts Canada’s EnvironMentality and Sears partnership, contact environmentality@scouts.ca.