Novel Coronavirus — April 6, 2021 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here.

Supporting Group Health

At Scouts Canada, our mission is clear: to help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. A Scout Group is the implementation of our mission at the community level. The vast majority of Scouting programs, Volunteer activities, and community engagements happen through Local Groups. The experiences that parents and youth have with their Group, positive or negative, will often determine their overall opinion of the Scouting Movement.

For this reason, our Council's sole mandate is Supporting Group Health. Long-term, sustainable Mission Impact and growth depends on having healthy Groups. We are investing time and resources into what matters most - our Groups, the engine of Scouts Canada.

Group Support Highlights

Scouts Canada Welcome back

Welcome back

February 12, 2021

Welcome back to Scouting - The wait is over! To ensure a streamlined approach to the different Public Health Unit Standards across Shining Waters Council, we align each level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework to a Scouts Canada Pandemic Standard.


Scouts Canada Learning Series

Learning Series

August 13, 2020

Scouts Canada is offering a “Welcome Back to Scouting 2020” learning series hosted in the David Huestis Learning Centre. The series highlights the relevant tools GCs and Scouters can use to help our members enjoy the outdoors in a safe manner.


Scouts Canada Volunteer Support

Volunteer Support

May 15, 2020

Amid the current situation, it is crucial for Group Commissioners to support the hard-working Scouters - they too must navigate the changing world. Page 20-24 of the Group Management Playbook provides helpful tips to the Volunteer Support Cycle.


Group Health Resources

The Art of Scouting

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