Frequently Asked Questions
When can I order?
Online Scout Seeds 2024 sales run until March 31st.
How do I order Scout Seeds?
Through our Shopify page ScoutSeeds.ca. Customers can select
products and add them to the cart. During checkout, you can select
the Group/Section by typing the first few letters of your Group’s name
and selecting from the autocomplete list. At checkout, you input the
shipping address, billing address (if different), and payment information.
What are your shipping rates?
When ordering through our group-sales bulk orders, shipping is free. The minimum amount to receive free shipping as a bulk order is $250. Please use our bulk order form https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8483c3008ef346d1b94f99d637e337e1
If you choose to have you single orders delivered right to your door, there is a $3.00 per package shipping fee. But remember, each package contains 5-10 Seed packets.
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, 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. Take a look at our sales brochure for all the details and visit our ScoutSeeds.ca website.
Will there be a Scout Seeds crest available?
Yes, make sure to add your crest to your order.
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 3 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?
At checkout, customers can select their preferred Group from a drop-down menu. Please ensure the correct name has been selected as some Groups/Sections/Committees share similar names.
What if I cannot find my preferred Group on the list?
No one or system is perfect. Simply send an e-mail to email@example.com, and your group will be added within a couple of days.
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 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.
How do I view the Dashboard to follow my Group sales?
Please register your group from the link on the Fundraising Trello site. Your account will be set up in the back end, and all you have to do is register.
What percentage of the revenue goes to Groups and to Scouts Canada?
Groups will receive 40% of the retail price as profit. Please note, that profit does not apply to shipping fees. In addition, net profits will go to the No One Left Behind (NOLB) program, which provides youth from low-income families with the opportunity to participate in Scouting. Groups receive 50% of NOLB donations.
How do Groups receive their money?
Groups will be paid by Scouts Canada via direct deposit. As part of the registration to participate, your Group 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 within a month of the campaign winding up. An income statement which includes customers, items purchased, group profits, NOLB allocations, and Youth’s sales will be sent to the registered fundraising coordinator for your group in the weeks following the campaign’s wrap.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .