Cub Scout Canada
As noted in Scouters' Tip - PAB, existing inventory for Canadian Heritage Badge should be used before new designs are used. The ScoutShop may not have new Canadian Path based badges until the 2011 program change versions are used. Being wise in the use of your Group's inventory is also recommended
From the Scouter Manual:
Cub Scout Canada
Objective: I will explore what it means to be a helpful, contributing citizen of Canada.
When planning your adventure, think about including:
- an adventure in which you explore and become involved in provincial and/or national government
- an adventure that offers service
- an adventure that shows the spirit of the Cub Scout Law, Promise and/or Motto
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures
Note: some of these ideas might be made into more than one adventure.
- Visit a courtroom or a police station. If possible, interview a judge, a lawyer or a police officer about their job and why they like it.
- The Canadian Armed Forces have played great roles in other parts of the world as peacekeepers and during times of war. Interview a soldier or veteran who lives near you, or find out the story of a family member who has been in the Armed Forces.
- At election time (municipal, provincial or federal), go with your parents/guardians to the polling booth to find out how to vote.
- Find out about the designs that were considered for our national flag before the current maple leaf flag was chosen? Imagine the maple leaf has not yet been selected as our national flag. Design your own flag for our country.
- Who are the Queen of Canada, the Governor General and the Prime Minister? Who are the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of your province? Pick one and write him or her an email or send a letter about something important to you, or to thank him or her for his or her work.
- Visit with a local, provincial or federal politician to find out about his or her job.
- With the help of an adult, connect with Cub Scouts from another province or territory through Skype, email or by writing letters.
- Certain plants and animals are national, provincial or territorial symbols of Canada. Plan and go on a hike with your Lair and keep track of all the symbolic plants and animals you see.
- Talk with someone who moved to Canada from another country. What does this person enjoy in Canada? What is difficult? What does he or she miss about his or her home country?
- Visit a local or provincial museum. Find something in the history of your community or province that fascinates you. How will you share what you have discovered?
- Lacrosse and hockey are the official sports of Canada. Organize a game of one of these sports (or a game of each) for your Pack. What equipment will you need? Does everybody know the rules of the game?
- How many famous Canadians can you name? Pick a theme: arts, sports, explorers, space, government, armed forces, etc. and find as many famous Canadians as you can. Choose one. What is the most interesting fact about this person? What was most challenging for them?
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Elephant Turf' (Citizenship) and The Swinging Bridge (Active & Healthy Living). Pick an adventure you’d like to try on your own.