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New Scouters

As a Scouter, your role is one of assisting, supporting, facilitating and motivating. It’s a chance to engage with youth by empowering them to lead their personal progression, discovering their capability and independence within a safe and inclusive environment.

New Scouter Welcome Kit

The New Scouter Welcome Kit (NSWK)

The New Scouter Welcome Kit is designed as the key supporting documentation for a Scouter’s entry into the world of Scouting.

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New Scouter Welcome Kit

Becoming a Scouter

Volunteering with Scouts Canada is easy, fun and flexible.

You will be supported by a team of dynamic adults who get as much fun out of Scouting adventures as the youth they mentor. We provide the training and adventure. You provide the enthusiasm.

Volunteer Scouters play a critical role in providing a safe and enriching environment for youth to develop, and our comprehensive screening and training process ensures that all members are safe from harm at all times. You will officially become a Scouter and a member of Scouts Canada once you have completed the screening and training.

Simple Steps to Becoming a Scouter

  1. Create a MyScouts account on
  2. Find a local Scouting Group you would like to volunteer with by going to and click on Find a Group (top right corner).
  3. Contact the Group directly if you would like more information, or contact
  4. Volunteer screening/training requirements are:

    1. Scouting Fundamentals training (includes Respect in Sport Training)
    2. Code of Conduct
    3. Interview by the Group with 2 current Scouters
    4. Provide 5 references, with names, phone number, email and relation
    5. Current, clean Police Record Check (PRC) via Ministry of Justice – CRRP or In Person (instructions will be provided by the group)
    6. Wood Badge I for Canadian Path training (completed within your first year)