“Ongoing Future” - Creating a Meaningful Land Acknowledgement
Work together as a group to create a Group/Section land acknowledgement. A thoughtful practice of using language from the
“Past” - Meals at Residential Schools: Historical Photo Analysis and Comparison
Analyzing historical photographs (from the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation Archives) about meals in residential schools (based on
There’s a Word for That!... or is There?
Work together to create a language that conveys your section/patrol’s culture and values. Language conveys a lot of information –
Sharing & Fairness
An experiential activity to help youth understand the principles of sharing belongings and compromise.
Why Apologize? A simple activity to help youth understand what an apology will and will not do.
The Meaning of Place
What is a place? Do you consider some places special? Why is that? What does a place mean to you?
Exact Instructions Challenge – Layering for Winter
We all get a blast out of outdoor cold weather adventure. Practice your skills in dressing warmly and in layers
Clay Pot Filtration
Build a Clay Pot filtration system to clean dirty water and make it safe to drink. Water filters through the
Build a solar water still to clean dirty water and make it safe to drink. A “still” is used to
How much plastic do you use in your life? Are there any ways that you can replace it? See how
Personal Transportation Vehicle
Build a unique and innovative working model of a personal transportation vehicle.
Chemical reactions can cause exciting things, inflate balloons without blowing them up.
Matter Properties Matter
What is Matter? Liquid, Solid, Gas everything is made up of Matter!
Science in the news
Science is a collaborative endeavor. Researchers build on the work of others and rely on feedback from colleagues to correct
Animal Tracks, Observance v Inference
As part of the world, we observe things around us, but we can also infer things that may be correct
Make Change with Makers Making Change!
The Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. Through their Makers Making Change program,
Become a body confidence champion! Run your own self-esteem workshop to cultivate body positivity by challenging gender norms and beauty
Have a fun night with a old fashioned Beetle (Tick) Drive
Show off your best moves as you groove your way through this adventure – can you use your moves to
Seeds to Saplings Challenge
Have you ever grown a tree from seed all the way to sapling? You can help your community and environment
When we think of pollution, we usually think of large things like water bottles, but there are tiny, microscopic pieces
Discover the science behind all those magic potions.
Celebrating Differences through Puppetry with The Concerned Kids
Celebrate Differences with The Concerned Kids and dive into the world of creative expression through puppetry! Design, develop, and create
Alpine Ski Racing
Practice or improve your skiing skills by trying out the exhilarating challenge of Alpine Ski Racing!
Can you make a ring out of Pringles? Work in small teams to try to achieve this feat!
YLT-Finding Your Path
There’s no easy way to find your path in life – whether that’s literal or metaphorical! Use trial and error
Your team has been stranded on an island off the coast of Newfoundland. There is little hope of rescue. When
You and your partner have been accused of the most heinous crime – stealing the moon! It’s up to the
YLT-ABC of Leadership
What qualities does a great leader have? See if you can come up with one quality for each letter of
Work with your section or patrol to plan the budget of an upcoming camp or activity.
YLT-Your Next Adventure!
Think of something you have always wanted to do—it could be your next adventure! Think of an idea for an
In this special twist on mad-libs, you and your fellow Scouts will walk away with a better sense of email
YLT-Write A Story
As a group, write a story. The goal is to make the story as coherent as possible, by making your
YLT-Who Gets The Cookie?
Consensus means that everyone agrees on something. You and your group must use consensus to agree on who will get
YLT-What is a Leader?
Think of some leaders in your life and write them down. Your leaders could be anyone – teachers, Scouters, your
YLT-Use Your Words
Draw a picture of a problem you have had – it could be a fight with someone, forgetting your cleats
Zoom! is a fun game to play to get everyone’s energy up.
How do you review the adventures that you do as a Section? For your next review, try using Thor’s Hammer
Form a team and stand on a tarp without anyone standing on the ground. See how many times you can
Flipping a tarp is pretty easy, right? Well, not if you have a bunch of people standing on it! For
How good are you at speaking about a topic you know? What about a topic you know, but don’t have
YLT-Superhero Mission Quest
Go on a mission to save the world! Follow a map and overcome challenges to save the day! Complete a
YLT-Strengths and Weaknesses
Think about working in a group – where do you usually fit in? Do you lead? Take direction? Ask questions?
YLT-Start, Stop, Continue
Everyone has a variety of strengths and weaknesses that make them who they are! Record your bad habits under
In a group, brainstorm some challenges that you would like to give to other teams. This could be something like
Work in small teams to make a human table – it requires a lot of coordination, but it’s a fun
YLT-Photo Scavenger Hunt
Work as a team to take as many photos as you can within the time limit. You’ll need to get
YLT-Rock, Paper, Conflict!
Do you know how to deal with another person when the two of you can’t agree on something? Often, this
You will take a personality test. Discuss the results and how you need to adapt your leadership style to account
Games are a lot of fun, but sometimes a good time is spoiled over an honest disagreement. While sporting officials
The first thing that many people think of when they hear communication are words. Whether online, on the phone, or
How do you solve problems? Act out some problems and come up with solutions. How do your solutions compare with
YLT-Plan a Leadership Course
As a team, plan and run a Youth Leadership Training workshop for a younger Section. Learning Outcomes: Gain
YLT-The Perfect Square
Everyone grabs onto a big rope, blindfolded, and puts it into different shapes like a square, a star and a
YLT-Circle of Appreciation
Take turns going around in a circle to share an appreciative comment for each other person in the group. What
Your team must complete a puzzle – easy enough, right? When you look at your puzzle pieces, you realize that
YLT-Pass the Hoop
As a group, stand in a circle holding hands. Start this challenge with a single hula hoop between two members
YLT-Paper Plate Relay
How good are you at paying attention and describing what you have seen? Work as a team to duplicate something
YLT-The Marshmallow Challenge
In teams of four, build the tallest freestanding structure you can using only twenty sticks of spaghetti, one yard of
It can be hard to get a message across when not everyone has the same information. Challenge yourself to make
Sending a message is easy, right? Challenge yourself to send a message in a new way by writing your message
YLT-My Role in the Section Leadership Team
Do you know what your Section Leadership Team (SLT) is? This activity will take you through the planning steps that
Have you ever heard of Morse code? This code is based on combining short and long signals (like flashes of
Work together to create chains of movement by watching and copying others in your circle! How good at you at
How does it feel when you don’t understand something that others do? Try to fit in with the rest of
YLT-Managing Risk – aka RAP Outdoors
How prepared are you for your next adventure? Have you created a Risk Assessment Profile (RAP)? Use a risk-management matrix
Take turns leading the rest of your Section in a game of Simon Says. Make sure you listen closely to
YLT-Make a Sandwich
Is it easy to give directions? Test your communication skills as you talk your partner through the task of making
YLT-Make a Comic
Draw three panels of a superhero comic strip. Draw speech bubbles but leave them blank. When you are done, pass
YLT-Make a Burger
Make a burger with a bun, meat, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and another bun—all in that order. Sounds easy, right?
YLT-Lonely, Boring Puzzle
When working in a team, is it better for one person to do the work, or for everyone to work
Being a good leader means knowing what you are good at and believing in yourself. You may not know how
YLT-The Label Game
How do you treat other people? How does it feel when people pay attention to you? What about when they
YLT-Keep It Up Chain
Work as a team to keep a ball in the air for as long as possible without anyone holding onto
YLT-Introduce Your Fellow Superhero!
Are you a good listener? Find a partner and learn some new things about them – don’t forget to pay
YLT-The Humming Game
How good are you at sending a message without using any words? Get creative with this game of hot and
YLT- How Do I Feel?
It can be hard to imagine what other people are thinking or feeling. Talk about a disagreement that you had
YLT-Heroes and Villains Tag
Are you a hero or a villain? In this game, you will work with a team of other players, either
Work as a team to slowly lower the helium stick (a tent pole works well!) to the ground. Careful now,
Make a skit where the characters are each of you, then swap personalities so everyone acts out another person.
By Rovers, it can be very easy to be used to taking on a certain role in a team. Maybe
YLT-Follow The Leader
Have you ever played follow the leader? Rather than just walking around a gym or field, this version challenges you
YLT-The Floor is Lava
The floor has turned to lava! Work as a team to make it across the lava field to safety. It
YLT-Flip and Map Leadership Styles
What kind of leader do you prefer? One who tells your team what to do? One who asks what each
YLT-Find Your Way
Compass skills are important. Use your skill with a compass to lead a team through an obstacle course, following the
“Cooperation” is a big word. Do you know what it means? It means getting along as a team.
Try to find something across a field with a team of three people, but each can only communicate in a
Have you ever solved a conflict that was not your own? What about a fairy tale conflict (disagreement)? Act out
As a team, create an obstacle course that the other people in your Section can try. Move through the obstacle
Diplomacy is an effective way of resolving conflicts without relying on a decision prescribed by an authority. It works by
Have you ever experienced “culture shock”? This is a feeling you get when you’re overwhelmed by a set of different
YLT-Create a Superhero
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? Imagine yourself as a superhero, and draw or write how
YLT-Cooperative Musical Chairs
What does it mean to cooperate? Work together to play this game of musical chairs – as chairs get removed,
How do you solve a conflict? Take a real-world example of a conflict that you have encountered and determine how
Over three thirty-minute periods, work on your personal leadership project. Learning Outcomes: I can plan and run a project
YLT-Choose Your Own Adventure
How do you plan an adventure? Move through the steps of planning an adventure, from brainstorming to budgeting to going
YLT-Change Three Things
How good are you at spotting differences? Play this game and learn more about paying attention to the people around
YLT-Can I See Your Smile
Get grinning with this game! This silly game will get everyone smiling, laughing and ready for fun! Learn how good
YLT-Build a Fort
With your Lodge, build a secret superhero meeting place! Take a break after a couple of minutes of building. Work
Competitive debating is an activity that can expand your skills of persuasion. Pick a format (one Scout against another, or
YLT-The Bears and the Bees
Play a game to learn and remember the five steps of conflict resolution. In teams of bears and bees, discover
Have you played charades before? It’s a game in which you act out clues for your team to guess a
Steal the Bacon
Who will bring the bacon home? Challenge your friends to see who is the quickest in this running group game
Create Your Own Bath Bombs
Have you ever had a refreshing bath using a bath bomb? It can be quite the relaxing experience, especially if
Horses, Knights, and Cavaliers
Play this fun game and test your teamwork and your listening skills. Will you be victorious in this medieval game?
Go on a ghostly adventure in the graveyard! Will you keep still or will you be caught grinning?
What happens when you take a delicious snack and mix it with liquid? You’ve tasted the rainbow, now you can
Create a Model Heart
Our heart is something that works all day every day, and we often don’t even think about it. Learn the
Chemistry of Cake
What makes a cake bake? Learn about the importance of each ingredient in a cake. Take the ultimate taste test
Does it Dissolve?
Have you ever wondered why certain things dissolve in water, where others don’t? This is your chance to test out
Grow Your Own Crystals
Have you ever wondered what crystals are made of or how they’re made? In this activity, you can grow your
Build a Scissor Lift
Simple machines can be used to solve everyday problems. A scissor lift is a device that can fold up to
Make a Harmonica
Want to be a musician for a day? Create your very own homemade harmonica using just a few materials. Learn
Water Cycle in a Bag
You can make it rain indoors! In this experiment, you’ll explore earth science and the water cycle. With just a
Can you avoid having your tail swiped? Chase and be chased in this active running game that’s similar to tag
Giants, Wizards, Elves
Play this classic rock, paper, scissors game with a twist! Will the giants reign supreme or will the elves and
Chuck the Chicken
Cluck cluck! How far can a chicken fly? Using all your strength, chuck the chicken as far as you can
Do you consider yourself an artist? Here is your chance to put those skills to the test. Showcase your artistic
Ten Second Frenzy
How fast can you think on your feet? Is ten seconds enough? Give your brain a workout and think quick
YLT-Job Prep 101
Get ready to be the next star employee! Learn the basics of resume building, how to write a cover letter,
Do you know how to build a campfire? Setting things up for a campfire can be easy if you have
Prevent a Wildfire
Every year, people across Canada start wildfires by accident. These fires can cause huge amounts of damage and are often
Follow That Water!
Think about the water in or near your community. Where does it come from? Where does it go after it
What's With Water?
Learn about the different water near your town, city or community. Water Rangers has a great online platform where people
Water You Learning About PH?
What makes water healthy? One way we can determine the health of a body of what is by looking at
Jump in and get your flippers wet as you learn more about SCUBA diving in an introductory course!
Take a deep dive into the world of Scuba and earn your Open Water Diver certification.
Identify the different types of ticks and where you can find them.
Being an Ally
Have you ever heard the term “ally” before? What is an ally? Learn how you can become an ally and
Explore the animals that live near you with an animal tracking scavenger hunt on your next outdoor adventure. What animal
Did you know that a great way to stay warm in the winter is to insulate yourself from the cold
Add some décor to the outdoors by adding icy ornaments for everyone to enjoy. Get your creativity flowing by adding
Swedish Fire Log
Learn how to make a Swedish Fire Log, sometimes called a Swedish Torch or a Canadian Candle, to cook your
Campfire French Toast
Use the coals of a fire to make some tasty French toast!
Try this nifty science experiment and make a volcano in the snow!
What Would an Animal Do?
Animals have many interesting ways of getting from one place to another. Learn how animals move and travel with these
Learn about how ice melts as you create a beautiful, melting masterpiece!
Juice Box Ice Blocks
Get creative this winter and create structures or sculptures using ice blocks!
Frozen Bubble Experiment
There are so many beautiful things to see in winter – freshly fallen snow, the northern lights, crystal clear frozen
Snow Ice Cream
Make a tasty winter treat as you turn snow into ice cream!
It’s time to syrup some fun this winter! Make yourself some tasty, terrific taffy using maple syrup and clean, fresh
Cloud in a Jar
What are clouds made of? Learn about the science behind clouds as you make your own miniature cloud!
Where do you see pollution? You might see it on land or in the water, but it’s also in the
Dutch Oven Chef
A Dutch oven does it all. Sauté, steam, simmer, fry, or even bake! What delicious meal or tasty treat will
Frozen ice pops aren’t only yummy in the summertime! Use the cold weather and fresh, clean snow to make your
Explore nature’s natural winter decoration – icicles! How are they made? Learn about icicles by making your own and adding
Winter First Aid
Alright adventurers, it’s time to think about winter safety and what you should consider in terms of first aid when
Tin Can Lanterns
Design and create your own tin can lantern and watch your art glow!
Build yourself a beautiful snölykta (Swedish snow lantern) and enjoy the warm glow of the snow!
Winter Survival Kit
Do you have a survival kit? Does it have everything you need for winter? Think about the different, unique challenges
Fire starters can be a huge help when you’re lighting a fire. They light quickly and hold a flame long
Are you comfortable cooking on a camp stove? Try this style of camp stove and see if you have what
Breakfast in a Bag
What foods have you made over a campfire before? S’mores? Hot dogs? What about bacon and eggs? Try this creative
Summer in Winter
What’s your favourite summer sport? Volleyball? Ultimate frisbee? Mini golf? Try winterizing your favourite summer sport and playing it in
Winter Relay Race
Who is the fastest Scout on snow? Put together a winter relay race for your Section. What wintery activities would
Where Does it Come From?
Where do the things we use come from? Think about what you’re wearing right now – where was it bought?
Less is More
Next time you’re planning a camp or event, take a look at the products you’re buying. Are there certain products
We Can Fix It!
Every year, millions of broken items are thrown away. Learn to do some simple repairs to items and extend their
Kindness is Golden
Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Black Friday and it encourages people to make donations to their favourite charity,
What's That Sound?
When we walk in the forest, we hear so many different sounds. Our ears are always on. But how do
Taste vs Smell
Animals use their sense of smell to find their families, find food, spot danger or mark and identify territory. A
How often do you visit your local library? For some members of your Section, going to the library might be
When you’re outside, do you look around and notice what’s around you? If you don’t, this could be a great
Do You See What I See?
Animals use their eyes to collect information about the world around them. Not all eyes are created equal, and animal
Cardboard Box Oven
It’s time to harness the power of the sun to cook your next meal! Build a solar oven using two
Best Trail Snacks in the World
Make some amazing trail snacks and bring them along on a hike. Come up with snacks that are easy to
Every day, we walk across many different types of ground. Use your sense of touch to tell a partner about
Apple of Your Eye
Visit an apple orchard and find out how this delicious fruit is grown! Apples are grown all across Canada. Many
Buoyancy is a measure of how well something floats (or not!) Build a Cartesian Diver in a bottle to explore
Does It Float?
What makes an object float? What makes it sink? Explore the density of objects and liquids and make an ocean
Use sand to create a masterpiece! Draw using your finger or a stick, create a collage, or poke a hole
A visit to the beach can be a lot of fun – we all enjoy building things out of sand.
Build a Board Game
Become the next hit game designer as you create your own board game! Decide the rules of your game and
Try being a cartoon animator as you create a flipbook to tell a story or teach a simple skill!
Using different household items, make moon sand (also known as kinetic sand). Use this moon sand to make different shapes
Do you know any constellations found in the night sky? Make your own version of a constellation and then go
Groovy Lava Lamps
Have you ever seen a lava lamp? Do you know how they work? Make your own lava lamp in a
Learn about chemical reactions as you try this experiment! What do the materials look like before, during and after this
What causes tornadoes? Learn about tornadoes and wind speed as you build your own anemometer and a tornado in a
Seed paper is a fun way to create easy to plant seed collections for your garden. You can also give
Have you ever been on a spiritual retreat? Work as a team to plan a spiritual retreat and learn about
YLT-That Warm, Fuzzy Feeling
It feels nice to be complimented! Take this time to compliment your fellow Scouts, or just congratulate them on a
Scouts for Sustainability - What Do You Dream?
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are a part of your life.
Scouts for Sustainability - 5 Second Rule
Make connections between the Sustainable Development Goals and the great things that you are already doing in your Section!
Scouts for Sustainability - Make a Run for It!
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as you play a faced-paced game that tests how fast you can
YLT-Paper Chair Challenge
Using only masking tape and newspapers, work as a team to build a chair that can hold a person’s weight!
Be a Local Tour Guide
Find out about travel and tourism in your hometown. Discover how to make your community a fun adventure for all
Do you know about the Canada Games, which happen every four years? There are Winter Games and Summer Games, and
Canadians are fortunate to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Fall is a special time of year—the changing colours of
Change up your regular campfire format! Hold a campfire where you can show off some of your Section’s individual or
Three Little Pigs
Which little pig built the strongest house? Build castles using sand, dirt, glue and water to find out which materials
Sound of an Orchestra
How can you create sounds that have different pitches and different strengths? Make your own instrument and use it to
If you’re interested in getting SCUBA certified, test the waters and get comfortable with some of the gear by planning
Postcards Around the World
Connect with other Scouts across the world. Aligned with the International PenPal Program, revisit simpler times and send unique postcards
Sensory Deprivation Map
Imagine that you have arrived in a new environment. How will you find out more about your new surroundings? Try
Are there members of your Section who want to try scuba diving, but have never had the opportunity? Why not
Recycling Relay Race
Keep the planet clean by putting litter in its place! Let’s find out where different kinds of litter should go.
Piloted and Unpiloted Space Exploration
Explore the characteristics of piloted and unpiloted space exploration. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of each type of activity and
Pile of Trash
Do you know how much trash you produce each year? Collect your trash for a few days and figure it
Build a pendulum, and then use gravity and momentum to create some unique art by swinging paint. A pendulum is
Paper Airplane Challenge
Paper airplanes come in all shapes and sizes. Some paper airplanes fly very straight, while others curve or do loop-the-loops.
Form a group made up of your Section’s biggest film buffs and make your own movie club! Decide what movies
How much plastic waste do you produce? Explore recyclable materials and use milk and vinegar to make a biodegradable material.
Knitting is a fun, relaxing and rewarding skill, and it’s a gift that can literally be shared with others as
A kayak roll is the act of righting a capsized kayak by using your body motion and a paddle. The
Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)
Relatively few Scouts are lucky enough to attend a World Jamboree. These jamborees only take place every four years, and
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Relatively few Scouts are lucky enough to attend a World Jamboree. These jamborees only take place every four years, and
Carving pumpkins is a fun way to be creative and to practice safely using a knife. Why not share this
Inflatable Space Station
The International Space Station is a marvel of engineering. Try making your own space station here on Earth!
What do you know about animal habitats and shelters? Think about different habitats – what would a shelter look like
Dissect an Appliance
Reverse engineer an appliance! Discover the design and engineering behind an appliance, and figure out how different parts work together
Electricity is all around us – powering everything from the lightbulb in your room to the fridge in your kitchen.
Build a Hovercraft
Explore how moving air can power a vehicle. Create a hovercraft using a CD or a paper plate or a
Bring a Friend
As a Section, host a Bring-a-Friend Night to show your friends how awesome Scouting is! Invite friends from school and
Be Prepared - You and Your Boat
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, powerboats… There are all kinds of vessels with which you can have great adventures on the water.
Adopt a Firefighter
Every day, firefighters across Canada risk their lives to put out fires. Whether a house fire, bush fire or forest
Adaptations in Nature
Do you know what camouflage is? Have you heard about techniques animals use to scare off the predators? Explore how
YLT-Amoeba Electric Fence
Put your thinking caps on and works as a team to get your whole group past an electric fence while
Pool Noodle Game
How well do you know the names of everyone in your Section? Put your name knowledge to the test with
Name, Name, Goose!
Play a silly game of Duck, Duck Goose and get to know the other members of your Section!
Get to know the new members of your Section at the start of the Scouting year.
Survival Needs and Wants
While creating a survival kit, discuss each item’s use, also discuss whether each item is a need (necessary for survival)
Go vegetarian or vegan for your next camping adventure! There are many reasons why someone might choose to go
Have one person lead this activity – it can be a Scouter, a senior youth or just someone who is
The Wolf of Pack Street
Choose an item and bring it to your next meeting. Your job is to convince your Section to buy
In our modern world, advertising is all around us. While you’re out on an urban hike, make note of
That Field Trip Stank!
With your section, go and tour a local dump, landfill or waste processing centre. Learn about the processes involved
It's a Production
In small teams, choose a product that you use every day and create a play to show the product’s entire
(Re) Make it Great!
Rather than throwing away old or broken objects, think about how you can re-make them into new objects. Make cleaning
What kinds of ads do you see? What are they trying to tell you? What are they trying to make
As a Section, host a gear swap and let people pass along things they no longer need.
Landfill in a Bottle
How long does it take for garbage to decompose? Try simulating your own landfill in a plastic bottle and learn
Try your hand at making lunch, without using electricity! Come up with a healthy meal that does not need
The Energy Police
Go throughout your home to make sure that your family is conserving electricity wherever possible. Turn off any devices that
Ping Pong Power
During your next swimming adventure, hold a ping pong power splash race against your friends. You have to race
Down in the Gutter
Go with the flow! Create a hydroelectric turbine to tap into the renewable energy of flowing water. Go outside
Wind Power Race
Using recyclable materials, build a model sailboat to race a short distance against others. How can you gather more
Uranium is not normally edible – so let’s make our own edible version! Before you eat it, cut it in
Colours in the Sun
At your next outdoor adventure, place a variety of different objects into direct sunlight (ex. different coloured fabrics, toys or
We've Got the Power
In this circle game, turn up the energy and see it increase through the actions or sounds of your peers.
Do your part in saving the world by running your own energy saving campaign! Earth Hour comes once a year
Why do we bundle ourselves up when we want to stay warm? Well, insulating, or adding layers of different materials,
Hibernate, Insulate, Migrate
How do humans stay warm? Perhaps by burning wood, oil, gas, etc. to create heat and keep us toasty? But
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Power!
They say, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade. But, what about lemon power?! This mighty citrus fruit can turn
Ever been swept off your feet by the wind? Wind power is a great source of renewable energy. This means,
Be a Leak Detective
Learn how to save water and fix leaks by being a leak detective!
Cleaning Up Our Water
Did you know that about 10% of the plastics made every year end up in bodies of water like the
Did you know that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh water? That means that a whopping 97% of
Across the world people have come up with different ways to address water problems. Using your imagination, come up with
World Water Day
Do you like to bake? Have you ever considered running a relay? Research and organize an event for world water
Where's the Water?
We all know that water comes from the tap – but how does it get to the tap? Where does
Find out which foods take the most water to produce. How much water does it take to produce them? Compare
The Future of Water
Put your imagination to the test and design an efficient house or community using your knowledge of energy saving tips!
Keep a diary of all the ways water is used daily in your home. Look for ways to reduce water
We All Love Water
Did you know that all living things need water? Take a field trip to a local forest, beach, park, or
Finding Our Place in Reconciliation
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission announced their 94 Calls to Action. These are 94 activities that all people
Spirit Bear and Children Make History
“A member of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Spirit Bear represents the 165,000 First Nations children impacted by the First
That Musical Feeling
How do you feel when you listen to music? Listen to different types of music – maybe some classical music,
Draw What You Hear
What do you think about when you listen to music? Listen to a piece of music and draw what you
Visit a local animal shelter and learn about what they do to help animals.
A Moo-ving Adventure
Visit a local farm and learn about how they care for their animals! How do farms help us? How is
If you could design your own pet, what would it be like? Would it be as loving as a dog,
Care for a pet for at least one month. It could be a pet that your family owns, or you
What is my Vision?
Design a vision board of all that you want to accomplish this year. It could be as simple as getting
Gratitude Changes Everything!
Do you know that many people use a gratitude journal to help them look at life in a more positive
Did you know that many people use meditation to help them reduce their stress? Stress is when you might
Resources in Our Community
There are many organizations that can provide help to people who are struggling in our communities. Make posters to share
Web of Poverty
Often, poverty is not caused by one thing, but by many things acting together. Brainstorm some of the different causes
The Roots of Poverty
People often think about the symptoms of poverty without thinking about the causes of poverty. In this activity, separate the
What Are You Wearing?
Did you know that lots of the clothes and other goods we buy in Canada were made in other countries?
Lend a Helping Hand
Social assistance is money you can receive from the government to help you buy the things you need if you
Living on Less than $1.60 a Day
Over one billion people live in extreme poverty, which means they live on the equivalent of $1.60 Canadian per day.
Preparing for an Emergency
People living in poverty are often the ones most affected by natural disasters and extreme weather events, because they do
What Do You Need?
What is the difference between a want and a need? In this activity, learn about the things that we need
Be a Farmer for a Day
We all rely on farmers to provide us with healthy food to eat! Unfortunately, there are lots of things that
Lots of people face advantages or disadvantages when it comes to earning money. Play this game to see how these
How Can We Help?
Did you know that approximately 35,000 people in Canada are homeless each night? Put together care packages to help people
What Do I Do?
Have you ever wondered about the different types of jobs in the world? In this adventure, you will explore various
The Trading Game
Have you ever wondered what it may feel like to oversee a country? In this adventure, we will take part
The Price is Right?
What is a fair price to pay for an item? How much did each person get paid along the way?
Barriers to Work
Have you ever wondered what may prevent someone from getting a job? In this activity, you will have the opportunity
Section Business Card
What is the main purpose of a business card? Everyone will have the opportunity to create their own business cards
What’s it Worth?
Understanding the value of money can be tricky. It can also be hard to understand how to use your money
Risk or Reward?
Many people invest their money in stocks and are very successful, but there is an element of risk or reward.
World of Work
What is a good job for a teenager? What do many teenagers around the world have to do to make
Interviews For Success
Have you ever wondered what it may be like to be a vet? How about a fire fighter? To better
Building a resume can be scary, so instead we will create one for the group! Everyone represents a different array
Complete Community Challenge
How complete is your community? It is time to investigate just how sustainable your community is by taking part in
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question we have all heard many times. This
Who is your community’s 'local celebrity'? It could be your mayor, an athlete, an actor or someone who works for
Scouts Give Back: Local Retirement Homes
Give back to your local community by supporting a long-term care home in your area!
Ride the Bus, Train and Subway
Public transit is a great way to get around your town or city, and it’s a great skill to have!
DIY Disaster Preparedness Kit
As we always say in Scouting, "Be Prepared!" In case of an emergency, it is crucial to be prepared. Make
Track Your Carbon Footprint
The Carbon Footprint is a tool used to determine how much carbon is being used by day-to-day activities in your
Picture Perfect Parks
Where's your favourite place to play outside? Explore and showcase your local parks and outdoor spaces by remembering key details
Good City Planning
Have you ever wanted to plan your very own city? Decide where to build everything, and what to build? Well,
We need energy to support our day to day lives! Some of this energy is harmful for the planet, and
Heroes for Plant Health
Do bugs bug you? Maybe mosquitoes give you an itch, or earwigs give you the willies. Bugs can bug plants
In My Backyard
Help protect plants in your neighbourhood by looking for pests and reporting any that you find. By reporting pests when
Camp Plant Hunt
Do you know what plants can be found at your local camp? Go on a camping trip and investigate what
Be an Entomologist
An entomologist is a scientist who studies insects. Search for insects as you run a bio-blitz to search for invasive
A master chef challenge is a cooking contest. Competitors have to prepare a dish or a meal, and judges decide
Nobody likes to discover a mess when they head to the beach or get out paddling. Why not make a
Explore the importance of checking in on yourself, others and supporting one another to ensure you’re ready for great Scouting
Love is Love
What does love mean? What does love look like around the world? Explore the idea of marriage equality and think
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
Stereotypes are ideas about how people will act that are based on certain qualities, like the colour of their skin,
Anyone Can Be a Leader!
Can you think of a good leader? What qualities and characteristics does a leader have? Explore and talk about what
Read some storybooks and talk about whether or not the characters fit into the stereotypes that society has created. (Think
Create a self-portrait and express your inner self!
What Does the Media Say?
How many advertisements have you seen? They can be silly, funny, and very creative! Create your own fun advertisement (poster,
Time to put your thinking caps on and get creative! Create some new job titles and act out the roles
Have you ever had a lightbulb moment in your life where you realized someone treated you in a certain way
Whose Job Is It?
Match jobs to their definitions and talk about those roles and what kinds of people fill them.
Gender in Sport
Look at the Olympics and the different sports that are played by men and women around the world. Create a
Make art using pixels (post-it notes). Work in teams and see if you can make your program perfect!
Working in pairs, create an algorithm (step-by-step instructions) to achieve a simple task – in this case, stacking cups.
Create a paper prototype! Learn about prototyping and the product development cycle as you create a paper prototype of a
Discover what a mutation is, how it can happen, and how it can affect a cell, a bacterium, a virus
Don't Catch the Cold!
Did you know that computers can get viruses, just like people? Learn about how viruses can move around quickly –
Do the Robot
Robots work by following a series of step-by-step instructions called “algorithms.” Try giving instructions to a human robot and see
A Feeling of Belonging
What does it feel like to belong to a group? What does it feel like when you are part of
A quinzhee is a basic snow shelter made by hollowing out a mound of snow. Building a quinzhee can be
One way to make the most of winter is to share an awesome night of skating with your Section. Visit
Make a Neck Warmer
Learn how to make a simple piece of winter gear and practice some basic sewing!
Keep Warm on Everest
What kinds of clothes you should take with you on a trip to summit Mount Everest? Compare different materials and
Practice creating a packing list for your upcoming adventures with this game!
How can you keep water from freezing while you’re outside? Learn about keeping water liquid as you use it to
It’s time to strap on your snowshoes and go for a winter hike! How do snowshoes help make winter hiking
Don't Break the Ice!
Have you ever been out on a frozen body of water, like a lake or pond? Learn more about how
The Winter Olympic Games!
What’s your favourite winter sport? The Winter Olympics is filled with so many different sports that you may have never
We’ve all tried or mastered making a snow person… but what about a fun snow sculpture? A snow turtle? Penguin?
A single sheet of newspaper isn’t very strong on its own. Add another sheet or two and it becomes sturdier.
Do you know what happens when you mix cornstarch and water? When mixed together, they create a material that we
Everyone needs to a healthy way to relieve stress! A stress ball is a discreet way to do this. Try
Everyone needs a pet to look after... a pet rock is the ideal friend! They don’t need to be fed,
Adopt a Care Home
In your community, there might be people who live in retirement homes or long-term care centres. Everyone needs some extra
Everyone Needs a Slice
There are many people involved in the global food supply chain, but not everyone benefits equally! Role play the different
How Far Has Your Food Come?
Do you know where your food comes from? Do research to find out how far your food has travelled and
Planting from Veggie Scraps!
Did you know that veggie scraps can be used to regrow plants? Try it out for yourself!
As climate change causes the Earth to get hotter, we lose sea ice. Unfortunately, polar bears rely on sea ice
What causes climate change? How can we stop climate change? Act out the causes and solutions for climate change in
Plants consume carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. Play this game of photosynthesis tag to learn how plants
Learn to Compost
Did you know that when organic waste decomposes in a landfill it produces a greenhouse gas called methane? Start a
Start a Seed Library!
Collect seeds and share with your friends, family, and people in your community. Give others the chance to start a
“Bee” Kind to the Environment!
Plastics can release greenhouse gasses when they degrade. Reduce your plastic consumption by making beeswax food wraps that you can
Cooking with Leftovers!
What happens when you have left over food? Does it get thrown out, or do you save it for later?
What’s the difference between climate and weather? Climate is the average weather over a long period of time! Learn about
Vegetable gardens can provide delicious, fresh vegetables which are an important part of a healthy diet, but not everybody has
Have you ever wanted to learn more about something, but never had the opportunity? Here is your chance! Learn a
Make some new friends while using your imagination in a reading-buddies program with other Scouts.
Have you ever reached for a pencil and realized you didn’t have one? What about an eraser or a pair
Organize and hold a book drive to donate to a local school in need while learning about education inequality and
Do you know where your food goes? Explore the effects of food waste in this activity and discuss different ways
Flavours of the Rainbow
Create a nutritious rainbow while learning about the benefits of a well-balanced diet.
Explore where food comes from and how you can support local farmers by visiting a Farmers Market!
Helping Your Local Environment
We each have a role in making our local communities the best possible place. Here is your chance to give,
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter! Learn about the science behind the four seasons, and what makes them so unique!
It's a journey to the centre of the Earth, well actually a metre into the Earth. Learn about the characteristics
VOTE! Democracy is something that allows everyone to have their say. When a group comes together to decide something, this
What makes up the world around us? Exploring the things we can and cannot see will make our world make
What is Fair?
What does it mean when something is fair? What is the difference between equal and equitable? Let's explore this together!
Who You Are
It is time for us to think about who we are as individuals. What do other people see, and what
Where Do We Stand
Each corner of the room will be labeled with ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’ Ask thought-provoking questions and statements
What’s it like to be in a new place, like a new school or a new Scouting Group? Can it
Right to Vote
How important is it to feel like your voice is being listened to? Learn how it feels to be left
Language Treasure Hunt
There are many children that will move to a new country and not understand the language spoken. Learn a bit
Journey to School
Sadly, not everyone has access to school and education. This activity will demonstrate the challenges some people face just to
In this adventure, you will learn about the things that make up your identity. Some might be obvious to those
Everyone will be tasked with building a tower from newspaper and tape in 10 minutes. The aim is to build
Design the Perfect School
Work in small groups to design the perfect school. What is awesome about school? What could use a fresh perspective?
A Captain with a Permit
Did you know that anyone over the age of 11 can earn their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)? There are
Building catapults can be fun! How far can it go?
Have you ever heard of a bioblitz? Find out how you can get involved and become a citizen scientist.
Animals have tricky ways to stay hidden in nature. This is called camouflage. Some animals use colour to blend in
Build Bat Boxes
Bats are an important part of our ecosystem, but our actions can hurt them. Start a bat-box-building project to help
Build Your Own Rollercoaster
Build the marble roller coaster of your dreams out of paper and tape! Make sure the marble can make it
Build a Dam
Beavers build dams to flood out streams and create safe habitats for their families. Dams block streams or rivers to
Break a Toy Apart
Have you ever wondered how your favourite toys work? Break apart an old toy (with permission) and look inside to
Have you ever had your gear break while on a trip? Maybe a raccoon chewed through your pack on its
Experiment to find out how quickly germs can spread and how to protect yourself from diseases and infections.
Get introduced to some alternative sports to help you stay active!
Get that Lingo!
Using a language learning platform, such as Duolingo or Google Translate, discover some common phrases in another language.
Good Turn Log
Our Scout Promise reminds us to do a good turn every day. Consider keeping track of all of the good
Can you hike overland without a trail and signposts to help guide you? Master the use of a GPS (Global
Take a hike through a local outdoor space. As you walk through nature, take in your surroundings. What sorts of
Have We Got a Deal for You!
What do you love about Scouting? What would you like others to know about Scouting? It’s time to advertise your
Animals and insects play an important role in our ecosystems, but some things we do can harm them. Learn about
Hey Magic Taxi, where are you going?
Using your imagination, you will be able to test out your skills at being either a taxicab driver or a
Hike a Marathon
While the marathon is not part of the Canada Summer Games, it has been a key part of sports for
How Big Is…?
Plants and animals come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are very large, and some are very small. Turn
How Far Can We Go?
What is the farthest hike you have done? How far have you hiked with your Section? Go on a series
Human Social Issue Library
Do you know what a social issue library is? Have everyone choose a social issue that interests them and share
The Iceberg Experiment
Find out how icebergs interact with water, earth and sun, and how this might affect our oceans and climate.
At the beginning of each program cycle (season), your Section decides on the adventures it will share over the months
I Leave No Trace
Can you camp like a ninja—with no sign at all that you were ever at the site?
Create your own invention to help solve a world problem under the Little Inventors program.
It’s Complicated (Machines)
In a small group, create a complex machine that will solve a simple problem.
It’s My Feelings
Find out how to identify feelings, explore why we have them and understand how we express them.
Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT)
Jamboree on the Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their
How good is your memory? Test it out and see if you can remember everything that you’ve seen in Kim’s
Learning to lash is an interesting and important survival skill that can come in handy when building improvised shelters or
Leave No Trace Nature Collage
Use sticks, leaves, and stones your find on the ground to make a collage! A bare patch of sand or
Let’s Get Virtual!
Find out how to run a fun virtual Scout meeting.
Lost and Find Me
Are you ready to take your hide and go seek game to the next level? As a team, you will
Make a Micronation
Have you ever heard of a micronation? A micronation is a group of citizens within a country who declare themselves
Map and Compass
Can you hike overland without a trail and signposts to help guide you? As a team, master the use of
What makes a perfect habitat? Using maps, find out what features make a perfect habitat for different species that live
Medics on the Scene!
In small teams, create a first aid scenario for the other members of your Section. You can use props and
Learn more about the symbols of Canada’s provinces and territories by making a memory match game with them. How many
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work and be a part of big decisions in Parliament? Organize a
Moonlight Shadow Tag
Have an Adventure in the moonlight! Use the light from the moon to play a game of shadow tag –
There’s something special about sharing a movie with others. Organize a movie night as an opportunity to link with the
Get to know a little about other cultures by sharing an amazing feast with delicious dishes from far away parts
Feeling musical? Write a song about your Patrol or Expedition Team to let everyone know what you are all about.