Our Impact

Adventure and Leadership

Each year, youth in Scouting are given countless opportunities to experience a world of firsts through unique adventures. From overnight camps to backpacking excursions, canoe trips and more, 2018-2019 saw many of our youth put the ‘out’ in Scouting.

Navigating The Canadian Path

Last fall, Scouts Canada introduced a new tool called the Canadian Path Navigator. The Navigator is an easy-to-use resource that helps Section Scouters assess their program facilitation and determine how they can further their Sections’ adventures on The Canadian Path. By reflecting on the behaviour statements in the matrix, Section Scouters can create a plan to take their programs to the next level, allowing more youth to benefit from more leadership opportunities and growth experiences.

Already, 64% of Scouters who have used the Canadian Path Navigator found it to be a constructive way for evaluating their programs and identifying specific opportunities for improvement. With the Canadian Path Navigator, Scouters can ensure that every Section offers age-appropriate adventures that are truly youth-led and Scouter-facilitated.


Great, Safe Scouting Adventures


Youth Hiked (kms)

(nearly 100 trips across Canada)

nights away


Nights Camped

STEM Activities


STEM Activities Explored

Trees Planted


Trees Planted

(more than 67 tonnes of carbon dioxide sequestered)


Memories Made

*Based on Sections actively registered on ScoutsTracker, membership numbers and program guidelines.

Leadership in the great outdoors

From Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts, we celebrate youth-led adventures and leadership opportunities that allow Scouting youth across the country to forge new friendships and unique memories through outdoor experiences—from conception to planning and execution.

Group: Oshawa Area Venturer Company, White Pine Council
1st Place — 2018 Amory Adventure Award Competition

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Group: 5th Unionville Venturer Company, Shining Waters Council
2nd Place — 2018 Amory Adventure Award Competition

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Group: Beavers – 1st Lennoxville
Quebec Council

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Group: 4th Sackville Troop
Nova Scotia Council

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The Value of Jamborees

In 2018–2019, Canadian contingents attended six international jamborees, including the 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ), while hosting the Pacific and Newfoundland Jamborees.

24th World Scout Jamboree

Scouts Canada and Scouts de México joined the Boy Scouts of America in hosting an eclectic World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) in West Virginia, USA.

Featuring installments like the World Point and Global Development Village, WSJ helped youth from 150 different countries make lasting memories with new friends from around the planet.

Each day at World Point, a centre for celebrating international cultures and diverse Scouting organizations, a Festival of Nations was hosted to showcase various cultures through artistic expression, branding and street performances. Jamboree participants visiting the Global Development Village explored the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals within an interactive space. Through collective and engaged learning about global issues, visitors were empowered among peers to discover their capability as young change makers, committed to bettering our world.

“When I’ve looked at those young people getting together from almost every country on our planet, it’s been tremendous to watch them collaborate and work together… When I think about big problems that this world needs to solve, I think, ‘this is a great place to start’.”
— Scouts Canada CEO and Executive Commissioner, Andrew Price
“The best group of people I ever met. Thank you for the laughs, the adventures and all the memories. You will forget hold a special place in my heart. That's a wrap on the 24th World Scout Jamboree!”
— Scouting youth, Shanlee

Over 45,000 in attendance

Over 750 Canadians

Over 150 different countries

Largest Canadian Contingent since 1983

First truly joint Contingent with l'Association des Scouts du Canada

With youth leading as Global Ambassadors for each WSJ contingent, youth had the unique opportunity to gain leadership experience by supporting the coordination and promotion of a large international event. Canadian Global Ambassadors Kaitlyn Patterson, Keegan Eatmon and Caitlyn Piton share their experiences:

Scouts celebrated inclusion, solidarity and pride by showcasing ‘intents’ colours next to the Canada House at WSJ

Pacific Jamboree

2,200 Scouting youth and volunteers attended

400+ Offers of Service (OOS)

$1.4 million million injected into the local economy through site preparation, purchase of food and supplies, and local service contracts

In Scouting, every youth is given the opportunity to set goals, overcome challenges and succeed with the support of their peers and Scouters.

With help from friends and volunteers at the Pacific Jamboree, a 1st Leduc Scouting youth who uses a wheelchair was able to experience rock climbing for the first time.

This is what Scouting is all about!

Newfoundland Jamboree

446 Scouting youth and volunteers attended

60 Offers of Service (OOS)

Countless memories made!