For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth.

This is achieved through the organization’s visionmissionvalues and method.

  • Mission

    To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.

    Vision

    Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.

Scouting is based on three broad Principles which represent its fundamental beliefs. These include:

Duty to God:

Defined as, the responsibility to adhere to spiritual principles, and thus to the religion that expresses them, and to accept the duties therefrom.

Duty to Others:

Defined as, the responsibility to one’s local, national and global community members to promote peace, understanding and cooperation, through participation in the development of society, respect for the dignity of one’s fellow-beings, and protection of the integrity of the natural world.

Duty to Self:

Defined as, the responsibility for the development of oneself to one’s full potential physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Scouts Canada engages youth, involving them throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process, using a specific Method that makes each individual the principal agent of his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person. The Scout Method is an approach unique to Scouting throughout the world (World Association of the Scouting Movement’s Scouting: An Educational System) and includes each of the following seven elements:

  • Scout Law and Promise
  • Learning by Doing
  • The Team System
  • A Symbolic Framework
  • Nature
  • Personal Progression
  • Adult Support

The Scout Promise

On my honour;
I promise that I will do my best;
To do my duty to God and the Queen;
To help other people at all times;
and to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
Kind and cheerful,
Considerate and clean,
and Wise in the use of all resources.