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.
Terry Grant is best known as the star of the reality hit series, Mantracker, where he demonstrated the almost-lost art of tracking for six seasons. Growing up in Creemore, Ontario, Grant joined Scouts Canada at the age of 11 and fondly remembers his time with the organization as something special. He attributes many of his wilderness and tracking skills, love of the outdoors, careful preparation and attention to detail to his experiences in Scouting.
His renowned skill was honed by trailing and gathering cattle on some of the most remote ranches in southern Alberta, complimenting his many years as a guide and outfitter in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains. His ability to read signs became a keen interest and he constantly studied in the wilderness, developing and refining his skill to a now legendary level.
A 25-year veteran of the Foothills Search and Rescue Team, he is an expert in utilizing clues such as footprints, probable path and other signs of human presence to track prey. As a consultant he has worked with the British Military Chiefs to provide basic ground and track awareness training and is one of the few ‘civilians’ who have been invited to the K-9 Training Facility for the Edmonton Police Service. Grant is a popular speaker, appearing at functions hosted by law enforcement, private groups, fundraisers and schools.
Grant has taken on the honourary role of Chief Scout for Scouts Canada for a two-year term. As Chief Scout, he will represent Scouts Canada nationally and internationally. Outdoor adventure is a big part of Grant’s life and with Scouts Canada the role is a natural fit. He is eager to take on this new role and help youth discover a wealth of new outdoor experiences through Scouting.