Can You Help?

1st Port Nelson Scouts is a non-profit group with a more than 80-year history in Burlington, and we have lost nearly all of our camping equipment due to theft of our equipment trailer. To continue to serve our local youth we are asking the community for help with our fundraising campaign.

The majority our group camping and activity equipment was stored inside our group’s equipment trailer, which was stolen in October 2021. The theft was reported to the Halton Regional Police, but the investigation revealed no evidence to help locate suspects. We attempted networking through community and social media but that failed to turn up the missing equipment or trailer.

We have lost almost everything – tents, stoves, lanterns, cooking gear and more – all of which was either purchased or collected over our history. We need help to replace this gear so we can continue to offer quality outdoor programming for youth, which is especially important now during COVID.

We have received encouragement and support to establish a this campaign. Any donation would be of great help and we have set-up with two ways to contribute: 

  1. Donations of any amount can be made via Go Fund Me
  2. Donations requiring a tax receipt can be coordinated via through a donation to the Scouts Canada national office.


Please Note: Any donations made via Go Fund Me will not receive a tax receipt. 

1st Port Nelson Scouts was founded in 1940 and currently supports youth members from Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and Milton. Youth are registered in Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturer Scouts

Donor Honour Roll:

We are grateful for the contributions made so we may continue to serve the youth in our community.


Port Nelson United Church

Michelle Steane



Knights of Columbus Council 15920

Alan Hebb

Craig Woodall

The Whiskin Family

Ron & Chrys Ballantyne


The McCarthy Family

The Ballantyne Family

Ron Davenport

Marilyn Rector

Mary VanSickle 

Neil Isenegger 

Marina Leahy 

Christopher Gough 

Ron & Diane Hadaway

Roger Couldrey 

Jan Powell 

Devonshire Family

Christine Ridsdale

Dave Boocock 

Greg Chisholm

Tod Wright

Candy & Stan Harvey

Denise & Derek Hebb

Derek Wood 

Dylan Bailey

Marco Ruscitti 

Andrew Kirby 

John Anderson

Rod & Linda Sutton

Margaret MacDougall 

Christina Wasley

A Cappella Showcase –  Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Marjorie Prentice 

Roberta and Leslie Robb 

Matthew Paisley 

A Cappella Showcase


Sigmar Dau

Graham Rice

Maynard Maynards

Melissa Sherritt 

Joyce Munro 

Kenton Janzen

KC & ML MacLeod 

Sarah Passero 

Linda Holman

Jane M Williams

Sean Hogan

Susan Stewart 

Lorna Arcand

David Hebb 

Wendy Howe

Darla & Chris Stevens

Mark Hill 

Barron Stewart 

Jennifer Smith

Gael Cockerill 

Russell Ibbotson 

Sheli Stark 

Christina Wasley
Gwen Eldridge
Rob & Doreen Ritchie
Marilyn Salmon
Valerie Velix