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The Future of Canada United in Scouting (FOCUS) training course is for young leaders wanting to learn about situational leadership, developing teamwork, and setting personal goals. FOCUS is a peer-to-peer training program developed by the Scouts Canada's National Youth Committee and is intended to provide an opportunity for leadership skills building and personal assessment. The workshops will occupy about 10 hours during the weekend. Many other activities both indoors and outdoors will break up the formal learning portions. Target audience is Venturers, Rovers and senior Scouts.

The course is designed to be run by any interested Scouts Canada youth member for other youth. The training can take place over a series of Company meeting nights, a day session or over a weekend retreat.

The 1st Whitby Venturer Scout Company in Whitby, Ontario has developed a sample course weekend outline for others who are interested in running a training course. Check out their website here


The FOCUS course was introduced in 2009 by the National Youth Network.