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Programs: Overview

Welcome to Scouting, the perfect place for kids to be kids. Here, memories are made and friendships are forged through countless campfires, hikes and overnight camps. It’s a place where youth gain leadership skills by leading their peers on meaningful adventures in nature.

Through our youth-led programming, Scouts pave their own path to outdoor adventure and fun by setting their own goals, creating organized plans to achieve these goals, and collectively reflecting on their experiences and personal development. Youth leadership is one of the many ways that the Scouts Canada program helps youth develop into critical thinkers and team players, better prepared for success in the world.

Along the way, youth are surrounded by committed and passionate Scouters who create a safe and inclusive environment for youth to discover the best in themselves. A Scout is confident, capable, and empowered to create meaningful contributions to creating a better world.

Scouts is the start of something great.
It starts with Scouts.
Scouts Canada Beaver Scouts
Scouts Canada Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts

Ages 5-7

Discover adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and enjoying campfires. Make great new friends along the way, along with lasting memories!

Scouts Canada Cub Scouts
Scouts Canada Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts

Ages 8-10

Embark on outdoor adventures like hikes, weekend camps and canoeing. As a Pack, Cubs are encouraged to try new and exciting activities including STEM projects and cultural experiences.

Scouts Canada Scouts
Scouts Canada Scouts

Scouts

Ages 11-14

Blaze your own trail. Delve into more leadership opportunities and develop self-confidence by planning adventures with your Troop and giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

Scouts Canada Venturer Scouts
Scouts Canada Venturer Scouts

Venturer Scouts

Ages 15-17

Push your potential. Develop life skills to climb the mountain of your goals and reach your personal summit, embarking on greater expeditions and acquiring real-world experience.

Scouts Canada Rover Scouts
Scouts Canada Rover Scouts

Rover Scouts

Ages 18-26

The world awaits. Experience fun and challenging expeditions with peers and drive your personal ambitions with support from a mentor, better preparing you for success.

Scouts Canada Adult Volunteers
Scouts Canada Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteers

Ages 18+

Gain new skills, join a community and help youth experience countless firsts as they develop into confident and capable individuals.

Canadian Path

The Scouts Canada Program is The Canadian Path

Empowering youth leadership, this well-rounded and inclusive program offers youth aged 5 to 26 an opportunity to experience new things. Leading their own adventures, Scouting youth develop into confident and capable individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

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Scouts Canada + STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Scouts Canada STEM program relies on the Scouting practice of “learning by doing” to ignite curiosity, foster innovation and create a climate in which youth can see themselves as future leaders in the fields of science and technology.

STEM has long been an integral part of the Scouting experience, from building shelters to connecting with and understanding the natural ecosystems around us. With a new emphasis on STEM, we hope to provide youth with valuable resources to improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, helping them discover the world.

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International Programs

Welcome to worldwide Scouting.
Welcome to ScoutsAbroad.

Scouting is a global movement. As a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, Scouts Canada youth are provided with a wide array of opportunities to travel abroad. They develop an understanding of the world and its many cultures.

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Youth Leadership

Youth-led is one of the Four Elements of Scout Canada’s Program

Through Youth-led programming, young people gain leadership skills by leading their peers on meaningful adventures. The program encourages youth to lead, while adult volunteer Scouters facilitate. Setting their own goals, creating organized plans to achieve these goals, and collectively reflecting on their experiences and personal development are ways in which youth lead the program.

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Scholarships

Scouts Canada Scholarship Program

The Scouts Canada Scholarship Program provides financial support to members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing in full-time studies at Canadian Universities or Colleges.

All recipients are motivated youth who, with the help of their Scouting experiences have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world.

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No One Left Behind

Ensuring no youth is left behind

In 2007, Scouts Canada announced the No One Left Behind program in an effort to ensure that every youth is provided with the opportunity to experience new adventures with a local Scouts Canada program. Through No One Left Behind, membership fees and related costs are subsidized for youth from families facing economic barriers.

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