Apple Day is here! Look for Scouts Canada youth and leaders to be canvassing for donations at various locations in the Greater Victoria Area.
Money raised during Apple Day (as with our other fundraisers) go to improving the Scouting program through registration fee subsidies, outings, camping equipment, training and many other endeavours. In Victoria, half of the money raised stays with the local Scout Group, and the other half helps to fund Camp Barnard’s ongoing programs and improvements! This is a key fundraiser for Camp Barnard and a great opportunity for 1st Arbutus to earn some additional funds and be a presence in our community.
Camp Barnard has been successful in getting a grant of $78,000 from a federal program towards winterizing and refurbishing Keego Kitchen-new roof, insulation, heating system, etc. The trick is that we have to match the costs-so if the roof costs $40,000-we are reimbursed $20,000, etc. In other words we have plenty of fundraising to do if this project is to be realized. A successful Apple Day will be a great start!