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Scouts Canada

June 21, 2005 13:47 ET

Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Awards Over $15,000 in Scholarships to Scouts Across Country Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor OTTAWA/ON--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - The Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation today announced that it will award $1,000 scholarships to 15 exemplary students involved in Scouting across Canada.

Now in its eighth year, Scouts Canada's Reginald K. Groome Scholarship is awarded annually to support Scouts Canada youth members who are entering or continuing full time studies at a Canadian university or college. The purpose of the initiative is to enhance the mission of Scouts Canada through recognition of scholastic and other achievement and to encourage continuous self-development on the part of its active youth members.

Applicants were required to submit a 200-word essay on the meaning of Scouting values. Other criteria included academic achievement; demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement; and dedication to community service. The Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarship Committee made the selections from over 100 applications.

"We are very proud of this year's candidates," said John Rietveld, President and Executive Director of the Scouts Canada Foundation. "Reading their essays is an inspiring exercise we look forward to every year. Not only do they help us remember Scouting's value in Canadian society - they serve also to remind us of just how accomplished and dedicated our youth are. We commend them on their superb academic achievement, and commitment to their communities and the Scouting Movement."

Funding for the Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarships is derived from the Fellowship Program and from a grant by the Red Wilson Foundation. The scholarships, totaling $15,000, are presented in memory of Reginald K. Groome who, in addition to many other Scouting roles, served as Chairman of the Boy Scouts of Canada Trust in the late 1990s.

The Scouts Canada Foundation was established to raise, invest and administer funds to support special projects not within the field of normal day-to-day Scouting operations. Corporations and individuals may make either general bequests to the Foundation, or donations for specific projects.

Please note that a complete list of scholarship recipients is attached.

For more information please contact:

Susan Mackie
Director of Communications
Scouts Canada
Phone: (613) 224-5131 ext. 271
or visit:

Jennifer Almon, Dartmouth, NS
Nicholas Avdimiretz, Sherwood Park, AB
Alex Conrad, Luneburg, NS
Lori Anne Donald, Midland, ON
David Gordon, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC
Ronald Johnson, Ottawa, ON
Nathan Johnston, Dunnville, ON
Philip Young, Toronto, ON
Karen Lam, Richmond Hill, ON
Philip Loconte, Scarborough, ON
Duncan McNicoll, Vancouver, BC
Keith Mewis, Richmond, BC
Gary Lee Taylor Provencher, Outlook, SK
John Edward Saunders, Beaver Bank, NS
Tracy Tsui, Delta, BC


Contact Information

  • Susan Mackie, Director of Communications, Scouts Canada
    Primary Phone: 613-224-5131 ext. 271