Chinook Council

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The Chinook Council serves approximately 10,000 youth and adult members through more than 225 Scouting groups in southern Alberta. The region spans from the southern Alberta border, north to Bowden. Included in Chinook Council's 13 service areas are the cities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. Nearly 40% of its members live in smaller urban and rural centres.


Council Key 3

The Current Key 3 of the Chinook Council are:

Chinook Council Training

Our Scouter Development team provides fit for purpose training aligned to the needs of our Scouters.

Guiding Principles

These guiding principles are intended to be the backbone of the Scouter Development Program. We will use these guiding principles as a test for every program that we develop to make sure we are staying true to our purpose.

  • Curriculum Areas– Program, Lead, Support Scouters and Administrative/Non Program Scouter
  • Scouter lifecycle based – Align training to the skills and knowledge needed by Scouters in various positions/roles throughout Scouts Canada
  • Service Scouter methodology – Have more experienced Scouters teach new and developing Scouters
  • Expertise Model - Use of Subject Matter Experts (SME) to deliver specialized and advanced training
  • Scouter Development– Helping Scouters understand the opportunities for volunteering and the development that they are receiving from being a Scouter
  • Scouter Retention - Helping Scouters feel that they are supported and that their service is appreciated
  • Alignment to Scouts Canada - Ensure programs are supporting and not duplicating national programs


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