Personal Achievement Badges

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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.

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. Work 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.

Here are some key things to know about the Canadian Path Personal Achievement (PA) badges:

  • There are 16 PA badges for each of the Sections.
  • The PA badges are earned individually by youth who choose to make these badges part of their personal Scouting journey. The PA badges are not part of the Colony, Pack, or Troop program adventures. However, at the end of a section adventure, a youth who wishes to do more explorations related to the topic of that adventure could develop a set of adventures for one of the PA badges.
  • The PA badges follow the Plan-Do-Review process.
  • There are no set requirements for the badges. Instead, each badge has an Objective which is supported by a few Guidelines, and then ideas for possible badge adventures from which the youth may choose. The youth is also encouraged to use his or her own ideas.
  • The adventure activities to be completed for the badge must be done specifically for the badge. Credit is not given for something already completed at school or in another group. However, a new project that is done jointly for the badge and for another purpose could be part of the badge adventures.
  • A PA badge may be accomplished more than once as long as a new Plan is made with new adventures.
  • Most importantly, completing the adventures for the badge must be exciting, fun and challenging for the youth!

As a Scouter, your role is to support the youth in setting safe and realistic requirements. The nature of these requirements will vary from youth to youth, depending on the unique interests and abilities of each individual. Help the youth to develop attainable but personally challenging requirements, supported by a well-thought-out plan. Check in with the youth from time to time to measure progress and provide some guidance to overcoming any obstacles.

Beaver Scouts

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  • Exploring Beaver: anything to do with outdoor adventure and inquiry
  • Earth Beaver: anything related to environmental stewardship
  • Leader Beaver: organizing and taking part in activities that develop team skills
  • Beaver Heroes: discovering contributing members of the community and the positive difference they make
  • Olympic Beaver: having fun exploring healthy activity
  • Chef Beaver: having fun discovering healthy eating and making food that works at home and for Scouting activities
  • Pet Care Beaver: exploring how to look after domesticated animals
  • Tech Beaver: discovering how to use technology safely and responsibly
  • Community Beaver: opportunities to offer community service
  • Canada Beaver: discovering and exploring anything to do with our country and being a good citizen
  • Beavers of the World: discovering Scouting youth around the world, and helping someone somewhere else in the Scouting way
  • Musical Beaver: exploring a variety of musical expressions, including singing, dancing, playing an instrument, composing, choreographing or creating an instrument
  • Scientific Beaver: learning and experimenting critically and empirically
  • Creative Beaver: using the imagination to devise art, inventions and handicrafts
  • Spirit Beaver: exploring beliefs that are important for self and family as well as the beliefs of another faith
  • Friendship Beaver: exploring values that are important for self and family as well as those important to the Scouting movement

Cubs Scouts

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  • Cub Scout Earth: anything connecting with our planet’s soil and geology including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Cub Scout Air: anything connecting with the atmosphere including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Cub Scout Water: anything connecting with water including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Cub Scout Space: anything connecting with outer space including exploration, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Cub Scout Summer Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the summer season
  • Cub Scout Winter Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the winter season
  • Cub Scout Year-Round Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness that can be pursued year-round
  • Cub Scout Home: exploring what it means to be a contributing member in a household
  • Cub Scout Community: exploring what it means to be an active, contributing member of one’s neighbourhood and municipality
  • Cub Scout Canada: exploring what it means to be a citizen who makes positives contributions to the country
  • Cub Scout World: exploring what it means to be a contributing global citizen
  • Cub Scout Technology: exploring how to use digital technology effectively and responsibly
  • Cub Scout Arts: exploring one’s own creative expression and the creative output of others
  • Cub Scout Building: creating and constructing functional items in a hands-on way
  • Cub Scout Hobby: an opportunity to develop one specific interest or to explore new interests
  • Cub Scout Science: learning and experimenting critically and empirically

Scouts

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  • Scouts Earth: anything connecting with our planet’s soil and geology including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Scouts Air: anything connecting with the atmosphere including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Scouts Water: anything connecting with water including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Scouts Space: anything connecting with outer space including exploration, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
  • Scouts Summer Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the summer season
  • Scouts Winter Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the winter season
  • Scouts Year-Round Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness that can be pursued year-round
  • Scouts Home: exploring what it means to be a contributing member in a household
  • Scouts Community: exploring what it means to be an active, contributing member of one’s neighbourhood and municipality
  • Scouts Canada: exploring what it means to be a citizen who makes positives contributions to the country
  • Scouts World: exploring what it means to be a contributing global citizen
  • Scouts Technology: exploring how to use digital technology effectively and responsibly
  • Scouts Arts: exploring one’s own creative expression and the creative output of others
  • Scouts Engineering: conceiving, planning and constructing functional items in a calculated hands-on way
  • Scouts Hobby: an opportunity to develop one specific interest or to explore new interests
  • Scouts Science: learning and experimenting critically and empirically