Personal Achievement for Beaver Scouts

Personal Achievement Badges are designed to allow youth to explore and expand skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them.

In The Canadian Path, Personal Achievement Badges are strictly optional. They are not a core part of the program, and they are not an essential part of a youth’s personal progression. Personal Achievement Badges are not a requirement for any Top Section Award. It is recognized that activities outside of Scouting add to youth’s growth in the SPICES and to their personal progression. No one comes to Scouting as an empty vessel.

Working on Personal Achievement Badges allows youth to further develop individual interests and skills and to have that development recognized as part of their growth and progression within The Canadian Path.

  • Personal Progression

    The Canadian Path is all about developing well-rounded individuals by encouraging youth to participate in a wide range of activities.

    Scouting is not about collecting badges. The badges of the Canadian Path are used to celebrate the personal journey of youth in Scouting. They mark the milestones of the journey and celebrate youth achievements.

    Beaver Scouts Journey Chart

Within the Canadian Path, there are:

Personal Progression Badges

These fit with the Section framework and are presented following the year-end review or the personal progression review.

Personal Journey Card

Personal Achievement Badges

These are achieved individually by youth who choose to make this part of their Canadian Path journey.

Beaver Scout Journey Chart

Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) Badges

These are achieved in stages and continue with youth from one Section to the next. They mark progress in gaining specific competencies within the Outdoor Adventure Skill (OAS) area. Only the highest stage earned in any particular skill area is worn on the uniform.

More on the Outdoor Adventure Skills

Top Section Awards

These are achieved by completing the personal progression within the Sections, leading or contributing to projects of personal significance that have an impact in the community, and attaining the specified number of OAS stages.

Top Section Award Requirements Aurora's Northern Lights Quest

The Canadian Path Link Badges

These are presented to youth as they move from one Section to the next.

Remember, each youth’s personal progression through The Canadian Path will be a unique journey. A youth will choose which badges, in any, he or she wishes to make part of their journey.

Beaver Scout Uniform

The Beaver Scout uniform consists of the Beaver Scout hat, vest, t-shirt, neckerchief and neckerchief slide. The Beaver Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop nearest you, or at The neckerchief and slide will be supplied by the Group.

Beaver Scouts Uniform Badge Placement

Personal Achievement badges allow you to explore things that are special to you.

Look at the different badges. You are bound to find at least one that interests you. You can use the ideas for the badges you want to achieve, or you can use your own ideas.

Guide to Personal Achievement Badges Plan-Do-Review Template

Personal Achievement Badges for Parents:

Personal Achievement badges are designed to allow Scouting youth to acquire skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them, and to have that development recognized as part of their growth through Scouting. They give your child the opportunity to try something new, and to set achievable goals. Personal Achievement badges are generally pursued individually, and outside of weekly meetings. They can be pursued by Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts.

PAB Guide for Parents
Beaver Scouts Swim Up Ceremony
Every spring, Groups across Canada celebrate the successes of Scouting youth and help them to advance from one Section to the next. Advancement Ceremonies are an opportunity to congratulate Scouting youth on what they’ve accomplished and prepare them for the Scouting experiences ahead.Download the Swim Up Ceremony

Scouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses are now available online! Workshop resources have been created for all five Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts. As a great example of youth leadership in action, the entire program was spearheaded by a team of youth from across Canada. Youth Leadership Training workshops are facilitated by youth, for youth—all while following the principles of The Canadian Path.

Visit the Youth Leadership Training Page