The Canadian Path
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Canadian Path

The Four Elements

The Canadian Path is defined by its four key elements: Youth-led, Plan-Do-Review, Adventure and SPICES.

The Four Elements provide youth with the opportunity to play an active role in facilitating and creating their own Youth-Led Path and program. The Plan-Do-Review element creates a more engaged and reflective process for our members, which they can apply to all their Adventures –and there will be many Adventures! SPICES will provide youth with a program that fosters well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

This year Scouts Canada Groups embark on this new journey. It’s going to be something special.

Join us on the Canadian Path!

Explore the Four Elements

  • Youth-Led
  • Plan-Do-Review
  • Adventure


There are a number of resources available to aid the implementation of the Four Elements of the Canadian Path.

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“I have to say I'm happy when youth tell me they will leave a hockey or soccer practice early (or just skip it) just so that they can join a Troop camp (that they put a lot of effort into planning) instead of the other way around.”

Kit, Ambassador Support in Shining Waters
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