The Venturer Scout program provides an exciting and enriching experience at one of the most important periods of development in a young person’s life. Venturer Scouts (ages 15–17) have an opportunity to enrich their Company and themselves by setting and achieving goals, measuring progress, developing in each of the SPICES and realizing their potential as members of Canadian society.

On The Canadian Path, Venturer Scouts focus on the importance of developing character. Less emphasis is placed on Company structure and authority, and more on building a team that takes advantage of the entire skill set of the group. Venturer Scouts may muster into large groups that provide greater social-development opportunities and allow Venturer Scouts to work together to ensure everyone reaches his or her personal summit. However, the main focus for the Venturer Scout is on personal development—a Solo Climb.

Company Scouters were called “Advisors” in the past, and this remains your role as a Company Scouter facilitating the Canadian Path program. Provide helpful advice to your Company, and give the Venturers every opportunity to lead and to learn by doing.

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  • Scouter Manual

    This is your first-stop reference for the Canadian Path program, with content pertaining to all Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts.

    Have a look, and we’ll see you on The Path!

    Download the Scouter Manual
  • Scouter Manual App

    The app takes all of the content from the Scouter Manual and optimizes it for Scouters to explore on their iPads or Android tablets. The app includes embedded videos and links to all the resources referenced in the print version.

    The Scouter Manual App is currently only available for iOS on iPads and Android tablets.

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Throughout this past year, the Canadian Path team has launched a number of videos and resources aimed at helping Scouters and youth understand what the Canadian Path means to them and their Section. These resources have now been rolled into a brand new training course called Canadian Path Fundamentals. This course summarizes everything we’ve learned about the Canadian Path in the past year in one convenient place!

This course is supplemental for all existing Scouters, meaning that it’s up to you whether you’d like to take it, but will be added to the existing Wood Badge Part 1 courses so that new Scouters are up to date on what we covered last year.

You can find it in either English or French in the David Huestis Learning Centre course catalogue. Just search for “Canadian Path”!

David Huestis Learning Centre

Scouting has been around for over 110 years and in that time we’ve accumulated many great resources. Access to all of the resources that you will need to embark on great, safe Scouting adventures can be accessed in our Scouters section.

Scouter Resources