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Youth Impact

For over 100 years, Scouts have grabbed onto new challenges and experienced countless “firsts” through outdoor adventure and fun — at home and abroad. At the same, Scouting youth have expressed a strong sense of civic responsibility and environmental awareness. From food and clothing drives to shoreline clean ups and maintenance, Scouts encourages youth to give back. Contributing to communities across the country, Scouts help build a better Canada as active citizens creating positive change.

Youth-led is one of the four key elements of the Canadian Path.

Active Citizenship

Scouting youth from across the country contributed to bringing our Vision to life throughout the 2017–2018 year.

Youth took on active roles as environmental stewards, encouraging the Canadian public to embrace the protection of nature by carrying out over 2,550 environmental service projects like shoreline clean-ups and tree planting.

Due to the remarkable accomplishments of our youth, Scouts Canada was nominated for a category in the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards.

As active members of their local communities, Scouting youth rolled up their sleeves and took part in 2,550 community service projects — such as food and clothing drives — totalling 426,000 service hours.

Scouts’ strong sense of civic responsibility positively impacted over 2,000 Canadian communities over the past year.

*Approximations based on membership numbers & program guidelines.

International Impact

Scouting is a global movement. As a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, Scouts Canada youth are provided with a wide array of opportunities to travel abroad. They develop an understanding of the world and its many cultures.

2017–2018 saw over 2,300 Scouts Canada youth travel to 14 countries.

Youth even travelled abroad to give back to other countries — like youth from the Tri-Shores and Central Escarpment Councils, who ventured to Uganda to build a clean water source for the village of Kaazi.

Youth Spokesperson Program

Since 2010, the Scouts Canada Youth Spokesperson Program has been allowing youth members to have firsthand experiences in media relations, public speaking, communications, graphic design and video production. Youth that participate in the program are offered a unique experience within Scouting that allows them to act as advocates for Scouting and other Scouting youth within their community.

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Youth Leadership Training

Developing-Well-Rounded Young Leaders, Better Prepared for Success in the World

Youth from all age Sections can engage in fun workshops that put leadership skills into play, with knowledge areas including: Becoming a Leader, Communication, Plan-Do-Review, Problem Solving and Teamwork.

With guidance from Scouters, these workshops are led by youth, for youth. Following the practices, principles and resources of The Canadian Path including Trail Cards, the program’s flexibility allows youth to Plan, Do and Review adventures that they choose as a team.

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