When disaster strikes, Scouts step up.
They’ve been there after tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes destroyed homes and uprooted lives in communities across our country.
This time, even though the disaster is a little farther from home, it affects the Scouting family all the same.
Scouts Australia is selling patches to benefit Scouts who lost their homes in the country’s devastating wildfires. Their goal: to make sure these Scouts can “remain connected to Scouting as they work through this traumatic period,” according to Scouts Australia’s official site.
Like the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Australia is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. There are more than 50 million Scouts across 171 countries, and these Aussie Scouts wear the purple World Crest just like we do.
Many BSA members were able to meet Australian Scouts at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, held last summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
About the council patch order patch
The Mayflower Council is pleased to provide an opportunity for Scouts, Scouters, units and friends o order patches as part of group purchase to reduce shipping costs from Australia. The patches cost $4 dollars each and include shipping to you once they are received. Click here to order your patches now. Order deadline is 11:59pm on February 28.
100% of the proceeds will benefit Scouts Australia.
“Australian Scouts thank our international Scouting friends for your support during this difficult time,” a message on the order page says.