Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.
Scouts Canada Teams Up with PADI to Deliver Scuba Specialty Badge
Organizations Sign Memorandum of Understanding
OTTAWA, Ontario – September 30, 2011 – Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PADI Americas. The agreement creates a new opportunity for Canadian Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts to earn their PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
Scouts Canada Executive Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer Janet Yale and PADI Worldwide President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Drew Richardson signed the agreement on June 22, 2011, with the mutual interest of developing youths' character and confidence by providing dive training and exploration of the underwater world.
“Scouts Canada programming allows youth to discover new adventures they wouldn’t get elsewhere,” said Janet Yale. “By partnering with organizations like PADI we are able to provide exciting opportunities for today’s youth that help them to develop into capable and confident individuals, better prepared for success in the world.”
“PADI Americas is excited to enter into an agreement with Scouts Canada,” added Dr. Richardson. “We look forward to strengthening our existing cooperative working relationship to further nurture Canadian youth involved in Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts.”
Scouts Canada has developed Scuba Troop Specialty Badge requirements for Scouts and has added Scuba as a Personal Interest Award elective option for Venturer Scouts both supported by PADI Dive Centres and Resorts across the country and available as of October 3, 2011.
For more information visit: http://www.scouts.ca/ca/scouts-canada-scuba.
About Scouts Canada
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, has more than 100,000 members nationwide representing every faith and culture. Scouts Canada groups offer programming in more than 19 languages reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape and communities.
The Scouts Canada Action Plan for Canadian Scouting is the organization’s roadmap to enhance its public visibility as a relevant, dynamic youth organization of the 21st century. Its major elements include making learning and programming resources more accessible to new and current volunteers, enhancing Scouts Canada’s image, enhancing its organizational capacity, and achieving meaningful youth involvement. With these strategies for success, Scouts Canada is making itself known as the premiere youth serving organization in Canada and has grown in size each year since adopting the Action Plan in 2009. Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa. Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Danielle McNeil Taylor
Director, Public Affairs, Scouts Canada
613-224-5134 x245, email@example.com