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Becoming a Scout Leader


If you are interested in:

  • The outdoors

  • Gaining new leadership skills

  • Making new friends and/or

  • Spending quality time with your children

Then becoming a volunteer leader with the PCC is the place for you!

Why a Scout leader?

Scouts Canada is the largest youth movement in the world developing global citizens and capable leaders of tomorrow. Many of today's successful leaders in political business technological entertainment and other realms have been involved in Scouting as youth. We offer valuable leadership educational and inspirational opportunities in a fun and adventurous environment.

How does Scouting benefit my children and other youth?

Scouting volunteers have provided generations of Canadian youth with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.

How can Scouting benefit volunteer leaders?

Many people are looking for ways to develop skills that help them achieve personal and professional goals. Scouting has a long tradition of providing such opportunities.

Professionally Benficial Experiences

  • A fully trained leader completes thorough online and experiential learning in understanding youth, program planning, leadership and risk management
  • Scouting offers many opportunities to develop marketing, communication, financial management and fundraising skills
  • Volunteer as a leader for younger sections or for service projects
  • Achieve Awards Recognized by Schools: Queen's Venturer Award; the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Network with company employers at social events (e.g. Gala; Byng Breakfast)
  • Scouts Canada also offers excellent volunteer development courses

International Human Rights Awareness & Humanitarian Projects

  • Emphasis on diversity and building of solidarity with underprivileged countries
  • Learn about the global force and impact of the Scouting movement
  • Connect with members from a worldwide youth movement

Personal Development

  • Engage in personal spiritual discovery
  • Explore duty to self to country and to others

Environmental Sustainability and Outdoor Exploration

  • Explore the wilderness by going on camps and expeditions (backpacking kayaking rafting canoeing mountain climbing biking etc.)
  • Test and build your outdoor skills and wilderness survival skills
  • Participate in an award-winning climate change program

4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Leader (Registration and Screening)

  1. Create a Myscouts account on
  2. Find a local Scout group you would like to volunteer with by going to and click on Find a Group (top right corner)
  3. Contact the group directly you like more information or contact the local BC/Y Service Centre at 604-879-5721 or
  4. Volunteer screening/training requirements are:
    • Scouting Fundatmental training (approx.. 4.5 hours and includes Respect in Sport Training)
    • Code of Conduct
    • Interview by the group with 2 current Scouters
    • Provide 5 references, with names, phone number, email and relation
    • Current, clean Police Record Check(PRC) via Ministry of Justice – CRRP or In Person (instructions will be provided by the group)
    • Wood Badge I for Canadian Path training (approx.. 5 hours)

Download the registration guide (link to the national site: )

If you are interested in any of the opportunities enjoy working with children and youth enjoy the outdoors and meeting new friends then become a leader today!  Contact our office at 604-879-5721 (in Vancouver) or 1-888-Scouts-Now (726-8876) to inquire about leadership opportunities in a Scout Group.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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