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Scouts, guides celebrate heritage

Across the country, Scouts Canada members past and present are celebrating their heritage and commitment to educating youth during Scout-Guide Week (Feb. 17- 24).

“Scout-Guide Week is a time to celebrate our heritage and put a spotlight on the good work the scouting movement does for the community,” said Andrew Price, chief commissioner of Scouts Canada. “Scouting instills values of leadership, honour and teamwork through the many exciting programs it provides for boys, girls and young people nationwide.

“This week is an opportunity to proudly recognize the contribution of our hard-working, dedicated volunteers that deliver our programs and the impact our youth make in every community across the country.”

The celebration marks the birthdays of scouting’s founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife,  Lady Olave Baden-Powell (Feb. 22).

More than 100,000 scouting youth and volunteers will celebrate the week through camps, expeditions and mall displays, banquets and parades, and recognition events.

In keeping with tradition, many scouts wear their uniforms to school and to work.

For more information, please go to www.scouts.ca/real-scouts

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