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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Scouts Canada is a co-ed organization run by volunteers for youths from ages 5 to 26. Its diverse outdoor program leadership training opportunities and focus on values provide a strong foundation for young Canadians to learn new skills and meet new friends in a fun environment.
Typically Scout Groups meet once a week in a local Scout hall Church hall or community centre to learn new skills and earn badges. Its volunteer leaders are highly trained and experienced in outdoor skills leadership and child care and these leaders usually take the youths on outings once every couple months. Younger children might have opportunities to tour the local fire hall have sleepovers at the aquarium go to the indoor climbing gym and camp overnight at nearby sites. Older youth take on more challenging activities such as full-fledged backpacking expeditions or multi-day tours in a canoe or kayak. Through these activities participants gain self-confidence build their independence and become proficient in new skills.
Founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1906 Scouting has since expanded all across the globe to encompass 216 countries and territories. In Canada Scouting is divided into five co-ed Program Sections to accommodate different age groups.
- Beavers (5-7 years old)
- Cubs (8-10 years old)
- Scouts (11-14 years old option to remain until 16 years old)
- Venturers (14-18 years old)
- Rovers (18-26 years old)
Scout programs are entirely run by volunteer leaders typically young adults and parents of participants. We provide all necessary leadership safety and outdoor training to our leaders so enthusiasm ability to work with children and a willingness to learn are all that's needed to become a leader.
Scouts have fun adventuresdiscovering new things and experiencesthey wouldn’t discover elsewhere.Along the way they develop into capable,confident and well-rounded individuals,better prepared for success in the world.Scouts is the start of something great.It starts with Scouts.
Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa. Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.