Join VolunteerGive

Pack Scouters

Pack Scouters, here are some resources that will help you perform your role better with your Cubs Scouts.

You’ll find various Scouters’ Tips to help you better understand specific aspects of the program, as well as links to the Scouter Manual and to Canadian Path training, to help provide a thorough overview of the whole Canadian Path.

PopcornBanner2_EN_300x250

Scouter Manual

This is your first-stop reference for the Canadian Path program, with content pertaining to all Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts.

Have a look, and we’ll see you on The Path!

Scouter Manual

Scouter Manual App

The app takes all of the content from the Scouter Manual and optimizes it for Scouters to explore on their iPads or Android tablets. The app includes embedded videos and links to all the resources referenced in the print version.

The Scouter Manual App is currently only available for iOS on iPads and Android tablets.

 

 

Scouters' Tips for Pack Scouters

ADVENTURE

Scouts explore new things, share new ideas, learn new skills and create new paths.

PLAN-DO-REVIEW

A three step process informs all activities in the Canadian Path program.

SPICES

Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual are the six dimensions of personal development for the Canadian Path program.

YOUTH-LED

The program is directed by its youth members—not the Scouters.

STEM


Canadian Path Fundamentals Training

Throughout this past year the Canadian Path team has launched a number of videos and resources aimed at helping Scouters and youth understand what the Canadian Path means to them and their Section. These resources have now been rolled into a brand new training course called Canadian Path Fundamentals. This course summarizes everything we’ve learned about the Canadian Path in the past year in one convenient place!

This course is supplemental for all existing Scouters, meaning that it’s up to you whether you’d like to take it, but will be added to the existing Wood Badge Part 1 courses so that new Scouters are up to date on what we covered last year.

You can find it in either English or French in the David Huestis Learning Centre course catalogue. Just search for “Canadian Path”!

David Huestis Learning Centre


Six Program Areas

  • Environment and Outdoors
  • Environment and Outdoors

    Adventures in this Program Area involve exploring, hiking, camping, paddling and other ways of enjoying the outdoors, even as youth learn new skills to live in, and take care of, their environment and Leave No Trace.

    Discover More

  • Leadership
  • Leadership

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth learn about and practise the skills of being good leaders in their Section, local community and Canada.

    Discover More

  • Active and Healthy Living
  • Active and Healthy Living

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in playing, having fun and being active while they develop good mental and physical habits for happy and healthy living.

    Discover More

  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in learning about being good citizens in their community, Canada and world.

    Discover More

  • Creative Expression
  • Creative Expression

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in sharing and exploring their own creative expression and trying out the creative expression engaged by others.

    Discover More

  • Beliefs and Values
  • Beliefs and Values

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth explore personal values and beliefs as well as the diversity of cultures and faiths that make up our communities, our nation and our world.

    Discover More

    Youth Leadership Training

    Overview

    Scouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses have been created for all five Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts! In fact, the program was spearheaded by a team of youth from across Canada.

    Each group of youth participants can create a unique collection of adventures to explore five leadership knowledge areas, including Becoming a Leader, Communication, Plan-Do-Review, Problem Solving and Teamwork. Youth from older Sections facilitate the adventures—while adult Scouters take a step back from the action.

    YLT Trail Cards

    With guidance from Scouters, these workshops are led by youth, for youth. Following the practices, principles and resources of The Canadian Path including Trail Cards, the program’s flexibility allows youth to Plan, Do and Review adventures that they choose as a team.

    Cub Scout Trail Cards

    Tip for Scouters

    As a Scouter, you can be a facilitator of a YLT workshop, but it’s ideal for senior youth to facilitate the activities for younger members. Support the facilitators and set them up for success by ensuring the they commit plenty of time to preparing the workshop they’ll facilitate and review their plans in detail with them ahead of time.

    Learn More

    STEM

    To learn more about how STEM fits into Scouts Canada’s program, The Canadian Path, as well as what resources are available for you to best integrate STEM into your program, download our complete guide.

    STEM on the Canadian Path Guide & Resources

    STEM kits are a great way to start your exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on The Canadian Path. The kits provide Trail Cards, manuals and materials for several STEM activities designed around a common theme. Explore the Space Exploration Kit for Cub Scouts.

    Space Exploration

    STEM Trail Cards

    We have a pool of STEM Trail Cards for Cub Scouts to make STEM a part of their Scouting program. The Trail Cards follow the “Plan-Do-Review” model to guide youth through activities. They include a list of the materials the group will need and links to online resources. 

    STEM Trail Cards

    Seeonee Award Certificate

    The Seeonee Award is the Top Section Award for Cub Scouts. During the second half of their Howler year, Cub Scouts may begin to work on their Seeonee Award.

    Seeonee Award Certificate