A list of debunked myths, urban legends, and common misconceptions. Links to references are included where applicable.
Myth: The friendship knot is not approved. It may be used on any day of the week ending in "y".
Fact: There is no restriction on the use of the friendship knot in place of the woggle.
The 3 Year Rule
Myth: Volunteers/youth members have 3 years to switch to the new Scouts Canada uniform design introduced in 2011.
Fact: This is not true. There is no mandatory timeline for the transition.
Scouting is for Boys
Myth: Scouting in Canada is only for boys.
Fact: Scouts Canada is fully coed, and has been for over a decade.
Staff cannot Volunteer
Myth: Professional staff cannot volunteer in any capacity.
Fact: Not true. Staff are allowed and even encouraged to volunteer.
Sleep in Cars
Myth: Scouters are not allowed to sleep in vechicles at camp.
Fact: There is no such restriction in the BP&P. Scouters are encouraged to use their common sense, and to follow the Duty of Care and other policies regarding the supervision of youth.