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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.

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, 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, 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, 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 informing the public about its importance.

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.

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

Part of your work on the Sustainability Badge.


As a Scouts of the World project

The Patrimonito Scout Badge from the World Bureau, if your service project supports local or international World Heritage Sites.

Sponsors

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.