Thousands of people (and many scouts) in Australia have lost their homes to the recent wildfires. Although the fires are contained in many areas, the destruction and recovery efforts will be ongoing for months or years. Snowgum, an outdoor equipment company, has donated the this patch to Scouts Australia to raise funds to help those affected by the fires.
Pack 846 will be placing an order for badges on February 29, and we are taking pre-orders until 2/28. The $5 cost covers international shipping and the majority of the funds paid for each badge benefit the wildfire victims. Any additional funds raised after shipping costs are accounted for will be donated to Scouts Australia directly.
Scouts Australia will coordinate funds distribution to areas of need throughout the country.