SAST is the acronym for Scouting Activity Support Trust. It was created in 1985 to assist Scouts, Venturers and Leaders in raising money to attend Canadian (Scout) Jamborees.
Its purpose has been extended to include costs incurred by participants in any section of Scouting for any Scouting purpose including registration, program support, and events.
SAST is basically a tool to manage money on behalf of Scouting members to help spread out the load of Scouting expenses.
Scouting Fundraising events maychoose to allot a portion of their profits to SAST on behalf of the participants of that Fundraising activity. (Typically, our Popcorn sale and our Christmas Tree sale contribute part of their profits to SAST.)