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Scouts Canada Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Scouts Canada’s Board of Governors has developed a new Strategic Plan to set the direction of the organization over the next 3 years. Members had the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Board’s best ideas, which ultimately led to a plan that will strengthen Scouts Canada’s impact and provide access to great, safe Scouting adventures to more youth across Canada.  

The goal of the Strategic Plan is to: 

ENGAGE MORE PEOPLE IN SCOUTS CANADA’S  MISSION IN DIFFERENT WAYS 

The Four Strategic Pillars

The Strategic Plan is divided into 4 Pillars, each with its own focus, goals and initiatives.  More information on each Pillar can be found in the Strategic Plan Overview document. 

The four pillars

 

Why these Pillars?

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed Canadians and although the full effects won’t be known for many years to come, it’s likely that Scouts can benefit from the refocus on family-time, outdoor activities, and social causes. There’s no doubt, however, that the pandemic has accelerated pre-Covid trends around technology, digital content and on-demand virtual experiences, which we will need to continue incorporating appropriately. Scouts Canada needs to be adaptive and evolve with Canadians to remain relevant.

Scouts Canada also needs to ensure that we’re inclusive and welcoming to all Canadians in order to achieve our Mission. Whether it’s through our traditional Scouting programs, or new delivery methods for our Mission, we must leverage our strengths to ensure we’re engaging more members of our communities.

At the heart of our inclusion journey must be a recognition of our origins and genuine reconciliation with Indigenous communities. Scouts Canada’s Board of Governors has committed to a series of actions that will help us begin our Reconciliation journey, and which will provide a great foundation for more broad inclusion initiatives in the future.

There’s no shortage of great ideas for how to help Scouts Canada achieve its Mission, but we are constrained by the resources that we have available to bring these initiatives to life. To grow our capacity, we also need to explore new models to unlock the value of our properties in ways that provide ongoing, dependable revenue in support of the core organization.

Strategic Plan Launch – November 21, 2021

Hosted by members of Scouts Canada’s Board, including guests from around the country.