Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Williams Lake and area will be participating in Scouts Canada Apple Day on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside of Canadian Tire and on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside of Save on Foods.
Apples are given out as a thank you for donations to Scouting.
Money raised during Apple Day, helps to support Scouting programs through registration fee subsidies, outings, camping equipment, new equipment, training and many other endeavors.
The activity also helps Scouting groups to learn to work together.
This planned activity will also help them learn to work together.
According to Scouts Canada National Site, Apple Day started in St. John, New Brunswick in 1932 as a Thank You for supporting Scouting activities.
Another source states that it started in Toronto in 1936. At first, apples were given out as a Thank You for the support that various Scouting groups had received. Since the 1930s Apple Day has grown across Canada and has become a fall tradition that many of the members of the public remember from their days in Scouting.