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.
For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canada youth.
This is achieved through the organization's vision, mission, values and method.
Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.
To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the 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
- Personal Progression
- Adult Support