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Scouts (Age 11-14): Progression

Well-rounded Development

Personal Achievement for Scouts

The Canadian Path is all about developing well-rounded individuals by encouraging youth to participate in a wide range of activities.

Scouting is not about collecting badges. The badges of The Canadian Path are used to celebrate the personal journey of youth in Scouting. They mark the milestones of the journey and celebrate youth achievements.

Scouts Journey Chart

Personal Progression & Badges

Working on Personal Progression Badges allow youth to further develop individual interests and skills, allowing their development along The Canadian Path to be recognized as part of their growth and progression.

  • Badges
  • Personal Progression Badges

    These fit with the Section framework and are presented following the year-end review or the personal progression review.

    Scouts Journey Card

  • Personal Achievement
  • Personal Achievement Badges

    These are achieved individually by Scouts who choose to make this part of their Canadian Path journey. They give your child the opportunity to try something new, and to set achievable goals. Personal Achievement badges are generally pursued individually, and outside of weekly meetings.

    Guide to Scout Personal Achievement Badges

    Scouts Plan-Do-Review PAB Template

  • Outdoor Adventure Skills
  • Outdoor Adventure Skills Badges

    These are achieved in stages and continue with youth from one Section to the next. They mark progress in gaining specific competencies within the Outdoor Adventure Skill (OAS) area. Only the highest stage earned in any particular skill area is worn on the uniform.

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  • Top Section Award
  • Top Chief Scout's Award

    Scouts can pursue the Scout’s Award by completing Personal Progression within their Troop; leading or contributing to projects of personal significance that have an impact in the community; and by attaining the specified number of Outdoor Adventure Skills stages.

    Top Section Awards: Requirements and Transition

  • Canadian Path Linking
  • The Canadian Path Link Badges

    These are presented to youth as they move from one Section to the next—from Scouts to Venturer Scouts.

    Each youth’s Personal Progression through The Canadian Path will be a unique journey, and youth will choose which badges, if any, they wish to make part of their voyage in Scouting.

    Uniform Badge Placement

    The Scout uniform consists of the Scout shirt, tan pants, neckerchief and neckerchief slide. The Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop nearest you or at The neckerchief and slide will be provided by the Group.

    Scout Insignia Placement

    Scouts Moving-up Ceremony

    Every spring, Groups across Canada celebrate the successes of Scouting youth and help them to advance from one Section to the next. Advancement Ceremonies are an opportunity to congratulate Scouting youth on what they’ve accomplished and prepare them for the Scouting experiences ahead.

    Scout Moving-up Ceremony

    Youth Leadership Training

    Youth Leadership Training IconScouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses are now available online! Workshop resources have been created for all five Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts. As a great example of youth leadership in action, the entire program was spearheaded by a team of youth from across Canada. Youth Leadership Training workshops are facilitated by youth, for youth—all while following the principles of The Canadian Path.

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    World Scout Environment Award

    The World Scout Environment Award is an international award based on the framework provided by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement. Some of the requirements may also be completed in support of select Personal Achievement badges and Outdoor Skills. Likely, many senior Scouts will complete some or even all requirements for this award as part of their personal progression.

    World Scout Environment Award

    WSEP Resource Book

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Canada

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a challenging program of leisure time activities for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. It is operated and proclaimed worldwide. While it is not a Scouting award, it is one that you are encouraged to achieve.

    Scouts Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 2010, which formalized the cooperative relationship that has existed on an international level between the two organizations for many years.

    All members of Scouting are entitled to a flat fee of $30 to register for the award. When you register for the award you will be registered for a specific level within the program (Bronze, Silver or Gold). That registration fee will cover you for as long as it takes to complete that level. Once your award has been approved and you make the decision to continue to the next level there will be a registration application and fee for the new level. There will no longer be a renewal fee.

    A Scouter working closely with the Court of Honour, Venturer Scout or Rover Scout executive, may assess, approve and present the Bronze Award once he/she has completed training from the local Duke of Edinburgh office.

    Important components to be aware of:

    • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze level is for youth 14 and up.
    • A number of the requirements must be completed over a certain period of time (i.e. Service – 15 hours over six months).
    • A youth must be registered with the Duke of Edinburgh local office. This involves paying the $30 registration fee.
    • Only those activities completed after registering with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will be applicable to any level of the Award.

    For requirements and more information download the Award Summary of Conditions chart or visit