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Take Action in Your Community

Natural and historic places need our help.

We all have a role to play in protecting the places and nature we love for others to enjoy it in the future.

Don’t know where to get started? Here are some ideas!

Don’t forget to look for ways your actions can support your journey on the Canadian Path.

Offer to help them with programming or tell their stories on social media icon.

Local museums rely heavily on volunteers! Offer to help them with programming or tell their stories on social media.

Be an advocate for the parks near you by joining a local group that protects them,

Be an advocate for the parks near you by joining a local group that protects them, like a “Friends of the Park” group.

Fall in love with a park or historic site by exploring it! Many sites offer reduced admission to youth,

Fall in love with a park or historic site by exploring it! Many sites offer reduced admission to youth, and National Parks and Historic Sites are free for youth under 17.

Continue to care and learn from a place all year long. Commit to exploring and supporting a local place once a season together in your Section

Continue to care and learn from a place all year long. Commit to exploring and supporting a local place once a season together in your Section, play games or organize a mini clean-up.

Let local places inspire you. Keep a field journal or create a temporary art or photo exhibit

Let local places inspire you. Keep a field journal or create a temporary art or photo exhibit informing the public about its importance.

Bring a family heirloom or other artifact to your meeting and share your family’s heritage

Bring a family heirloom or other artifact to your meeting and share your family’s heritage and culture to your friends.

Organize an event to explore local heritage and history in your area. Invite a guest speaker to share heritage and history with you.

Organize an event to explore local heritage and history in your area. Invite a guest speaker to share heritage and history with you.

Make it count! Don’t forget your action project is part of your adventure on The Canadian Path.

Make it count! Don’t forget your action project is part of your adventure on The Canadian Path. Look for ways to bring the park into your program.

Be Recognized for Your Service Projects

Service work and leadership are key values in Scouting. Remember that your actions can help meet your  goals for a number of badges.

This might include:

Personal Achievement badges

Personal Achievement such as Community, Citizenship, Air, Water, or Earth.

Sustainability Badges

Part of your work on the Sustainability Badge.


 Scouts of the World

As a Scouts of the World project

Messengers of Peace badge

As a Messenger of Peace service project

Patrimonito Scout Badge

The Patrimonito Scout Badge from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), if your service project supports local or international World Heritage Sites.

Sponsors

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO

This program is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO,—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.