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.
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.