$150,000 has now been raised from sales of this badge!
Orders for badges can be placed anytime.
We have had an overwhelming response to our Bushfire Recovery badge, and as of Monday 20 January, we have sold all 30,000 of our sponsored badges.
From Tuesday 21 January 2020 we will be donating net profits from badges sold to the bushfire recovery effort as we are committed to keeping this fundraiser going, and will supply badges to whomever wishes to purchase them.
This is a national effort. Scouts Australia also sincerely thanks the thousands of our international Scouting friends who are standing with us and supporting our campaign.
To ensure as much as can go to the appeal, postage and handling of $5 will be added to any order placed in Australia, whether you order 1 badge or 100 badges, a $5 postage and handling charge will be added to your order to contribute to distribution costs.
Where a purchase is made in Australia, the funds raised will be allocated to the Branch according to the purchaser’s postcode, and the Branch will forward the proceeds where they feel it will do the most good.
In NSW Scouting Groups and families impacted by the bushfire will receive funds raised from badge sales through the NSW Family Support Fund. Money raised through badge sales in Victoria will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Other Branches will announce their decision on the distribution of the funds raised by their members as the situation evolves.
The Chief Commissioners of all Australian States & Territories have approved this badge to be worn on the right chest of the uniform as a special event badge.
Sales outside of Australia
Net profits on sales made to our international Scouting friends will be directed to Australian Scouts who have suffered loss in the bushfires. Unfortunately for some, their entire home was destroyed. We aim to ensure they will be able to remain connected to Scouting as they work through this traumatic period.
We are getting many international enquiries. Shipping has been enabled for most countries across Asia, Europe, UK, Canada, USA, NZ. We will send internationally via tracked Aust Post or TNT. Please enter your detailed address including postcode. International Shipping will be a flat fee of AU$35 - $45 depending on where you are. We apologise for the high international shipping costs and we encourage you to consolidate orders from several supporters to reduce the shipping cost burden. Australian Scouts thank our international Scouting friends for your support during this difficult time.
Thanking our Sponsors
Up until the 20th of January we were able to return 100% of the profit to the bushfire recovery. This is thanks to the generous sponsorships by Snowgum, Scouts & Guides of Luxembourg & the Victorian Scout Foundation. From Tuesday 21st of January all net profits will be directed to the effort.
----Watch this space to see how much has been raised!----