Promoting National Citizenship & Leadership Development Programs for Canadas Youth

Scouts Canada

For over 100 years, Scouts Canada has provided outdoor focused, educational programs to over 60,000 Canadian youth. As our country’s largest youth organization, Scouts Canada is supported and made possible by the more than 20,000 dedicated adult volunteers from every province and territory who actively participate.

Scouts Canada provides a platform for children and youth to gain experiences and discover new things including (but certainly not limited to) international travel, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and environmental stewardship. They are an adventure-based program with a mission to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world – an opportunity for youth to discover the best in themselves as well as in others. At its core, Scouting builds leaders – helping young people find their way forward, matching skills with their interests, and ensuring that youth receive the support and guidance that they require in order to build better futures.

As a highly diverse organization, Scouts Canada offers programming in multiple languages, reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape and communities. Their core programs include:

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Beaver Scouts (Ages 5-7)

Beaver Scouts opens the door for your child to discover the world. It is filled with a little bit of everything – outdoor activities, games, music and sports. Along the way, Beaver Scouts meet new friends, learn cooperation and teamwork and develop self-confidence.

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Cub Scouts (Ages 8-10)

Challenging hikes, weekend camps and an introduction to water activities like canoeing or kayaking are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cub Scouts enjoy. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible.

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Scouts (Ages 11-14)

Scouts is about having fun while gaining value leadership skills and self-confidence. Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing and lots of camping while working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges.

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Venturer Scouts (Ages 14-17)

The Venturer Scout program offers exciting, real life, hands-on experiences for youth. Venturer Scouts learn to nurture an active, healthy lifestyle, acquire the knowledge and skills for career development and participate in thrilling outdoor adventures.

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Rover Scouts (Ages 18-26)

Rover Scout programs are exciting, adventurous and provide opportunities to practice new skills. Rover Scouts participate in activities like mountain climbing or white water rafting. Helping in their local communities Rover Scouts run service activities such as food drives, park clean-ups and tree plantings. They act in leadership roles with younger Scouting Sections.

Scouts Canada Scholarship Program: Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship on behalf of the Vancouver Foundation

The mission of The Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. We know that Scouts Canada develops leadership skills, exposes students to the various citizenship ideals that the country values, and provides positive mentoring.
The provision of post-secondary scholarships to selected participants is important so that these students, who have developed these positive attitudes, will continue their education so that they can achieve positions of leadership in their communities, regionally and nationally.

The Young Citizens Foundation and its Board of Directors and the Vancouver Foundation, want to congratulate Mateo Mejia Duff as the 2018 Young Citizenship Foundation Scholarship Award winner. Mateo will be granted $ 5,000 for his excellence as a model citizen, his support of fellow classmates and colleagues, and for his contribution to the Canadian community. Best of luck to him in his future scholastic endeavors!

Letter of endorsement from Scouts Canada’s CEO

The Young Citizens Foundation and Scouts Canada are committed to assisting Canadian youth as they grow and develop into well rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. To showcase this commitment, Scouts Canada and The Young Citizens Foundation have partnered to provide an annual post-secondary scholarship to a worthy Scouting youth. The Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award will be presented to a Scouting youth who has shown overall excellence and development as a young Canadian and noted achievement as a contributing youth leader.

On behalf of Scouts Canada, I would like to thank the Young Citizens Foundation for their contribution and commitment to Canadian and Scouting youth. As partners, we can provide youth with an opportunity to move forward with their formal education and excel as citizens and leaders.

Andrew Price
Executive Commissioner & CEO
Scouts Canada