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What to do if you encounter a bear, and other camping tips

May 15, 2022

A Scouts Canada survey of 1,000 Canadians asked respondents questions such as how to respond to a black bear encounter, how confident they are about their outdoor skills, and how well they can set up a tent.

“We’re having a little fun with this survey, but the real point is that we wanted to understand the gaps that Canadians are facing in their connection with nature and important outdoor skills,” said Siobhan Ward, youth program specialist and Rover Scout with Scouts Canada. “When families and youth in Canada are empowered with skills to enjoy fun outdoor adventures with confidence and safety, they are also set up for success in the world as resilient, capable, and well-rounded individuals.”


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