Frequently Asked Questions

When can I order?

Scout Seeds 2022 runs from February 1st until March 31st.

How do I order Scout Seeds?

You're at the right place!  You can select the products your heart desires at Products – Scout Seeds and add them to your cart.

What are your shipping rates?

Shipping is included in our prices!!   KIT 5: Community Garden Box has no shipping fee.

Where do you ship?

Shipping is limited within Canada.

What is the expected shipping time?

Orders will be fulfilled within 1-2 days and then shipped within 1-2 weeks, depending on Canada Post’s schedule.

What types of payment methods are accepted?

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Pay Pal.

What types of products are available?

We have a huge range of vegetable, herb, fruit (tomatoes are a fruit, it's true), and flower seeds.  Kits 1-5 include either a Greenhouse Kit or refills (grower pellets), and gardening gloves (new this year!).  Take a look at our sales brochure at Fundraising | Trello for all the details.  

Will there be a Scout Seeds crest be available?

Not this year.  Please let us know if you like to see a crest for next year's campaign.

Who is your seed supplier?

Make It Sow is a Canadian, family-owned and operated business out of Ayr, ON.  We have partnered with MIS for over 2 years now.  The owner, Don Gayford, is a proud former Scout!

How long will the seeds last?

If stored properly, in a cool dark place, the seeds can last up to 2 years.

Do any of your seeds contain or have any GMO content?

Make It Sow does not handle or supply any GMO seeds.

Are the seeds good to grow in all regions in Canada?

Yes.  The seeds are very traditional Canadian established seed varieties.  Some seeds may require a longer growing time and indoor germinating (with greenhouse kits or peat pots) if planted in colder areas (for example this applies to tomatoes and peppers).  A Heat Zone Map of Canada will help guide you (see product list and Fundraising | Trello for a copy).  This website will give you a guide to seed planting for your specific area: https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar .

How do I allocate my order to a specific Group/Section/Committee?

At checkout, customers can select their preferred Group/Section/Committee from a drop-down menu.  Please ensure the correct name has been selected as some Groups/Sections/Committees share similar names.  *Note: this is only available to those Groups who have previously registered by completing the Registration Form found at Scout Seeds 2022 (smartsheet.com) .

What if I cannot find my preferred Group on the list?

This means that your preferred Group/Section/Committee did not choose to participate in the fundraiser or that they have not yet registered (see question above).

How do I select a specific youth’s name that I wish to credit my order to?

At checkout, customers can add the youth’s first and last name to their order by filling out the required field.

When placing an order, do you have to choose a Group/Section/Committee or youth?

No, you do not.  You can select the “I do not want to choose a Scout Group” button and your order will be credited to Scouts Canada National.

How do I view the Dashboard to follow my Group/Section/Committee’s sales?

Please create an account at Account – Scout Seeds and reach out to seeds@scouts.ca to have that account connected to your Group/Section/Committee.  Please see the separate FAQ for Dashboard questions Dashboard FAQ .

What percentage of the revenue goes to Groups/Sections/Committees and to Scouts Canada?

Groups/Sections/Committees will receive 40% of the retail price as profit.  Please note, that profit does not apply to shipping fees (included in the price).  For example, KIT 1 is $60, but the retail price is $47 so Groups will receive $19.20 in profits. In addition, net profits will go to the No One Left Behind (NOLB) campaign, which provides children and youth from low-income families with the opportunity to participate in Scouting. 

How do Groups/Sections/Committees receive their money?

Group/Section/Committees will be paid by Scouts Canada via direct deposit.  As part of the registration to participate, your Group/Section/Committee will need to submit their updated banking information.  This is not applicable if you have already updated your information for previous fundraising campaigns.  Groups will be paid out in April (exact date TBD).  An income statement which includes customers, items purchased, group profits, NOLB allocations, Section totals, and Youth’s sales will be sent to registered fundraising coordinators in the weeks following the campaign’s wrap.

What are your COVID-19 guidelines?

We ask Groups/Sections to follow Scouts Canada's COVID-19 guidelines.  The fundraiser has been designed to be contactless to accommodate health and safety concerns.

How does the Scout Seeds campaign integrate into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Please visit UNESCO's site and Scout Canada's Scouts for Sustainability program at https://www.scouts.ca/programs/scouts-for-sustainability/overview.html for more information.  We also have a Scout Seeds Trail Card to help you learn about how you can make a positive impact on your environment by starting your own vertical garden at home!  Visit Trail Card on Fundraising | Trello .

Where can I direct my questions?

All questions should be directed to seeds@scouts.ca .