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Membership and Registration Policy

Board of Governors Approved May 5, 2018



Defines the conditions for membership and registration with Scouts Canada.


Our Commitment

Anyone who subscribes to Scouts Canada’s mission and principles, and meets our conditions for membership, is eligible to become a member.


Our Policy

  1. Scouts Canada membership is open to:

    1. Beaver Scouts – ages 5 to 7

    2. Cub Scouts – ages 8 to 10

    3. Scouts – ages 11 to 14

    4. Venturer Scouts – ages 15 to 17

    5. Rover Scouts – ages 18 to 26, who meet the requirements of the Volunteer Screening Policy and Procedure and sign the Scouts Canada Adult Code of Conduct

    6. Volunteers – 14 years of age or older, who meet the requirements of the Appointment of Scouters Procedure and Volunteer Screening Procedure and sign the appropriate Scouts Canada Code of Conduct

    7. Employees, once they complete the required onboarding process

  2. Employees are welcome to volunteer as Group and Section Scouters.

  3. Anyone may apply to join Scouts Canada at any time of year.

  4. Memberships expire at the end of the Scouting year and must be renewed at that time.

  5. We maintain and offer a financial assistance program to include and support youth from all economic backgrounds.

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