Blaze your Trail!
Take Adventure to the next level – planning becomes more hands-on as your Troop blazes their own trail. The possibilities before you are vast, which is why some of Canada’s greatest trails are used in the map’s symbolic framework for Scouts on The Canadian Path.
Each of the trails represents one of the six program areas of Scouting: Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression and Beliefs & Values. Explore all the different trails with your Troop over the Scouting Year by planning and organizing your journeys. For example, embark on your map’s Cabot Trail to find ways to practice creative expression. Perhaps your Troop will use Trail Cards to guide your planning of a Variety Show or involvement with Scout Radio.
With the Scout map, you will share adventures for the different Program Areas as a Troop, or within smaller teams called Patrols.
(11 - 14 years of age)
Scouts offers fun adventures for boys and girls ages 11 – 14 allowing them to discover new things and experiences they wouldn’t find elsewhere. We know that young people thrive in safe surroundings. Therefore we are committed to ensuring that Scouting provides the most secure environment possible for learning, development and fun.
Scouts take the lead in deciding what program areas they will pursue. Taking charge, the youth will organize ways to achieve these goals, and will collectively reflect on their experience after the goal is met. With support from adult Scouters, this “Plan-Do-Review” method is one of the many ways that the Canadian Path can help youth develop into critical thinkers, extend their personal progression, and encourage active participation in an inclusive team dynamic.
Typical Adventures that our Scouts like to pursue:
Personal Achievement Badges are designed to allow youth to explore and expand skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them.
In The Canadian Path, Personal Achievement Badges are strictly optional. They are not a core part of the program, and they are not an essential part of a youth’s personal progression. Personal Achievement Badges are not a requirement for any Top Section Award. It is recognized that activities outside of Scouting add to youth’s growth in the SPICES and to their personal progression. No one comes to Scouting as an empty vessel.
Working on Personal Achievement Badges allows youth to further develop individual interests and skills and to have that development recognized as part of their growth and progression within The Canadian Path.
Find out more about the achievements your youth can earn: