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Scouts and Chilly Moose are once again teaming up for our Planet

Scouts for Sustainability X Chilly Moose Contest

Take your environmental impact to the next level! We might not be able to change the world on our own but we can certainly make a positive difference when we work together. 

Since the launch of our partnership with our friends at Chilly Moose in the spring of 2022, we have been able to increase the support given to our Scouting Groups in incorporating the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) into their weekly programming. During our last edition, more than 60 Sections submitted SDG-related activities and projects showcasing what a real difference they were making in their communities. This year, we are encouraging Sections to increase their impact and focus on collaboration and teamwork by partnering with a local business, another Section in their community, or a Section on the other side of the country to take on an environment-focused project or activity. You’ll find more information below in the “What to Submit” section below. 

***If you’re looking to find another Section to partner with, complete the form below with your contact information and project details. Other Sections will be able to see what you have planned and may reach out if they’re interested in partnering with you!

By submitting your environmental projects and activities related to the UN SDGs, your Section will be eligible to win one of our Chilly Moose grand prizes. In addition, each Section that submits will also be entered into a draw for more prizes!

Participation Guidelines

  • As a Section, identify an environmental (SDG) project or activity that you would like to take on using the Plan-Do-review method. Reach out to a business or organization in your neighbourhood (i.e. local restaurant, conservation authority, place of worship) to find ways you can work together to make your project more impactful, or connect with another Section in your community or in another part of the country to partner together and multiply your impact. Looking to find a section to partner with? We’ve got you covered! Fill out the collaboration form below to allow us to publish your contact info and additional details on the website and help you connect with other Sections to take your project to the next level. You could work together or organize a linking activity to support each other.
  • While we encourage you to incorporate all the SDGs into your weekly programming, we are specifically requesting submissions of environment-focused projects and activities such as SDGs #13 Climate Action and #15 Life on Land. Check out the “Activity Ideas” section below for more inspiration! We have some suggestions for you on this page but there are plenty to choose from on the Activity Finder.
  • Once you have completed your environmental SDG-related activity or project, click on the “Submit Your Activity Here to Enter the Contest and fill out every field in the online form before submitting. Since the “activity description” box on the online form is limited to 200 words, we strongly suggest that you attach a Word or PDF document with a more detailed plan – those plans will make the difference for the grand prizes’ selection. We want to know why you chose your project, who you collaborated with, what impact you think it will have, and how you could measure Don’t forget to show us that you’ve been using the Plan-Do-Review method.
  • Also, please make sure to add the URL/link to your projects’ social media post and tag @ScoutsCanada and @ChillyMoose when posting (this field can be found on the online form, but you can also add that information to the attached document you’ll attach on the online form). And finally, please share your photos’ files – we love to see them and share them with our community!
  • Sections will be evaluated based on the quality (good description + pictures) of their projects, plus the collaboration and creativity aspects. Good luck! 
  • You can submit your project any time before October 31, 2023. Go ahead and take your impact to the next level by submitting more than one project for more chances to win!
  • Submit your activity here, on our Take Action page using the online activity form (by clicking here or on the "Submit Activity" blue button below). Be part of the change and check out our interactive map to see the Scouting Sections making a difference across the country with their projects and positive actions.
  • We will be awarding three (3) Grand Prizes in amazing Chilly Moose gear to Sections that have gone above and beyond with their environmental projects.
    • First prize winners will receive $2,000 in Chilly Moose products.
    • Second prize winners will receive $1,500 in Chilly Moose products.
    • Third prize winners will receive $1,000 in Chilly Moose products,

Sections will be able to select the product(s) of their choice. Winners will be announced in early November 2023 with the help of our Chilly Moose partners.

  • All Sections that submit a project or activity (respecting the basic requirements stated above) will be entered into a draw for more Chilly Moose prizes! 2 additional winners will be selected at random and will receive $500 in amazing Chilly Moose gear. Sections will be able to select the product(s) of their choice. Check out the Chilly Moose site to see what you could win. All winners will be announced in early November 2023. 

Help us take a stand for the planet! With your support and involvement, the Scouts for Sustainability program can help us take steps towards creating a better world and building a brighter future for us all

Looking to Collaborate?

Looking to find a Section to partner with? We’ve got you covered! Fill out this form to allow us to publish your contact info and additional details on the website and help you connect with other Sections to take your project to the next level. You could work together or organize a linking activity to support each other. Check back often to see if you could collaborate with another Section. 


Find A Section

Share your Amazing Project with us and Enter the Contest

Are you ready to share your awesome environmental activity or project and enter the contest? Did you collaborate with a community partner or another section? Amazing! We can’t wait to hear all about it and spread the word about the difference our Sections are making across the country! (Please make sure to carefully read the instructions and requirements at the top of the page before submitting your activity.)


Submit Your Activity

Activity Ideas

Need ideas? Take a look at these activities based on our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Scouts across the country are already doing! How can you challenge yourself and others to take the next step and contribute to a better world, and how might your Section connect these activities to other Goals as well?

Responsible Consumption and Production

As humans, we use the green space around us all the time: as farmland, for recreation and for so many other things! Sometimes, we damage these lands by mistake, and too much damage might harm them forever. Learn about ways that we can keep these spaces clean (and green!) as you learn about how we as humans create waste and what we can do to help keep forests green! You can help clean up the earth any day of the year, no need to wait for a special day. 



How much waste do you create in day? What about in a weekend at camp? Collect your garbage over a period of time and track how much you created – was it more or less than you expected? What can you do to make less garbage? 



As humans, we can create a lot of garbage, but not everyone knows what happens to our garbage after it is brought to a landfill. Try this STEM activity and learn about how different things decompose (break down) and get an idea of what happens at a landfill! 


Life Below Water/Life on Land

Trees are a crucial part of our ecosystem! This year, take action in your local ecosystem and learn more about what you can do to help keep trees and other local plants healthy! 



Be a Hero for Plant Health! Did you know that trees can be sick just like people? Sometimes, pests like bugs can make trees sick. Learn more about what pests can contribute to poor health for trees. How can you use this information to help trees in your community? 



Have a positive impact on the trees around you and run a bio blitz focused on finding (and potentially eliminating) invasive species in your area. 



On average, 2.5 million hectares of land is burned in Canada each year, many of which are forested areas. Wildfires can be caused by lightning strikes, but human activity is responsible for 55% of fires. Learn more about what you can do to prevent a wildfire and take action in your community! 



Get familiar with the trees in your neighbourhood and go on a tree scavenger hunt! Did you find any special trees or any species that surprised you? 


Sometimes, it’s human activity that causes damage to trails, forests or other natural spaces, but sometimes factors like weather or animals may also play a role. Help keep a local trail in the best shape possible by picking up litter, moving deadfall or even clearing new parts of a trail. 



How much do you know about water? Do you know how much water we require in our everyday lives? Learn more about the important role water plays in our day to day life and small changes that can help to reduce that amount!



Discover where you might be using more water than you think as you become a household leak detective.



What did you eat today? Do you know how much water was needed to make each of your meals? The water required to make a meal is more than just how much you added — plants and animals need water to grow before you can eat them — and some need more than others. Learn about how much water your food needs.



Knowing how much water is required in our daily lives, let’s think about what changes can be made in the long term to use less water — if you could do anything to change how we use water, what would you do?


Have you ever heard the phrase “think global, act local,”? It’s a way to approach problems in the world – while thinking on a global scale, we act in our own communities to make a difference. It may not seem like we’re impacting the whole world, but by making a positive difference in our communities, we’re making change for the better. 



Become a citizen scientist. Scientists rely on data from everyday people to study populations of plants and animals. Get involved in tracking local species or participate in an event like a bioblitz or bird count. 



Invasive species pose a danger to native species across Canada and sometimes they go unnoticed, simply because people don’t know what to look for. Learn about what invasive species may be present in your area and then go on a hunt – look for pests and report any that you find. Your finding could save a species! 



In a community, we all work together. Does your community have a farmer’s market? One way to support your local community and eat a bit more sustainably is to eat local products when you can. When we eat products from close to home, our food travels less distance to get to us and saves on fuel and pollution. With your family or Section, visit a local farmer’s market. 


When was the last time you planted something in your garden? Well, there’s no time like the present to start! Even if you do not have a garden, there are still tons of ways to get planting!



Did you know that the world’s largest seed vault is located in Norway? High above the arctic circle in Svalbard, Norway seeds from around the world are stored for safe keeping. That way, if something happens to a local population, there is a supply of seeds at the ready. Why not try starting your own seed library at home or within your Section?



No room for a garden? Hanging gardens are a great way to grow seeds when you have limited space! Try making your own and enjoy the beauty of a garden on your porch or balcony.



Help your community bloom! Create seed bombs using seeds from native species. Then, on your next adventure, drop them as you walk! You’ll create patches of beauty wherever you go, and maybe help some pollinators to thrive!


Climate Action

We might not be able to change the world on our own, but we can certainly make a positive difference when we work together! Learn more about different kinds of pollution in our environment and where the pollution might come from. What are some ways that we can reduce the amount of pollution that we make?

Learn about the pollution in our air as you make your own pollution catcher.

Discover how we can clean up the pollution that is found in our water with oil spill experiment.

Explore the water around you and how pollution can impact the water in our communities

Pollinators are insects and other animals like bees, butterflies, bats and birds that help to carry pollen between flowers. This process helps plants to grow and reproduce. Pollinators are an important part of our environment – let’s learn more about what we can do to help them!

Plant the ultimate pollinator garden and share it with your family and friends as you make seed paper

Learn about the role that pollinators play in our environment and what we can do to help them.

Create homes for pollinators and other insects in your backyard. 

We all have an impact on the environment, some good, some bad. Let’s learn about what we can do to reduce the bad impact. Small changes can make a big difference!

Do you know what you can recycle in your city? Learn about what goes in each bin and run a recycling relay race

A carbon footprint measures the total amount of greenhouse gases that are created by our actions. Calculate the footprint you make and then see if there are some ways that you can reduce it! Reuse old items, bike to school or try taking public transit! 

One way that you can reduce the amount of garbage you create is by starting a compost! Learn about what items are compostable and how you can start composting at home