The Canadian Path program is the way Scouting is done in Canada. This well-rounded program offers youth aged 5 to 26 an opportunity to experience new things, to have more adventures and to develop into confident and capable individuals better prepared for success in the world. Here you will find resources to help run the Canadian Path program.
Have questions on how best to transition to The Canadian Path? Visit the Canadian Path FAQ on the Online Support Centre.
Program Quality Standards are broken down to bring youth aboard the evaluation process. After all, The Canadian Path is their program. Use the standards to create an awesome Scouting program! Have open discussions guided by the assessment questions to help your program move forward. Be honest, and challenge yourselves as a Section to live up to your own expectations for a great, safe Scouting program.
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.
The Scouts Canada STEM program is designed to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among Scouting youth and their families. Many STEM Resources are available in the STEM Program Area.
The Religion in Life Emblem is granted to a member, youth or Scouter, who has completed the requirements laid down by his or her own faith or denomination. It must be done to the satisfaction of one’s minister, priest, rabbi or other recognized spiritual leader.
There are five stages in the program, each denoted by coloured borders on the emblem: yellow, green, blue, red and purple. Below are pamphlets that set out all requirements. You may start at any stage, according to age or capability.
The Spirituality Award is designed for members who are presently excluded from earning a Religion in Life Award by not belonging to a specific faith community. To help you earn this award, reference the resources below.