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Scouts is a section of Scouts Canada for boys and girls between the ages of of 11 and 14.


The Scout Promise

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

A Scout is:
Helpful and trustworthy,
Kind and cheerful,
Considerate and clean,
Wise in the use of all resources.

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared

The Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily


The youth meet in a grouping called a Troop, which further divides into Patrols. Each Patrol has youth leaders in their Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.

In addition, the Troop may send a Scout down to the Pack as a Kim.


The Scout program, in addition to offering youth fun and adventure, features a comprehensive achievement recognition system. [1] The first step is to become a Pioneer Scout.

The program is divided into four activity areas: Citizenship, Leadership, Personal Development and Outdoor Skills. Each activity area provides learning opportunities for Scouts to develop or modify their attitudes while gaining skills and knowledge in each activity area. Scouts earn recognition in each of the four areas through "Activity Badges." (There are two progressive levels of each Activity Badge.) Several Scout Awards acknowledge achievement up the ultimate award of Chief Scout's Award.

We also encourage Scouts to explore new areas of personal interest through our Challenge Badges system.

When Scouts earn the lower level Activity Badge in all four areas and earn a certain number and type of Challenge Badges, they're recognized by receiving the Voyageur Scout Award.

Scouts receive the Pathfinder Scout Award when they earn the higher level of four Activity Badges and more Challenge Badges. A Pathfinder Scout who completes some additional requirements receives the Chief Scout's Award. This prestigious honour recognizes superior attitudes, knowledge and skills.

Achievement over time in all four activity areas, coupled with achieving a variety of challenge badges, results in a well-rounded young citizen. The Scout has acquired knowledge and skills in the outdoors, cultural and scientific pursuits, personal fitness, moral and ethical development, and responding and contributing to her/his local, national and world community.

There is also a separate marine focused branch of Scouts called Sea Scouts.