A Canadian Tradition: Scouts Canada is the country's leading coed, multi-faith youth organization. For more than 100 years, we have brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth.
Scouts have a lot of fun discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
Scouting offers a world where you can discover the best in yourself and the best in others. Dollar for dollar, our programs provide significant value. They run all year round and offer adventures that youth will remember for a lifetime!
Our Mission: The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Scouting`s mission is achieved by:
Northern Lights Area operates Scout groups in eastern Wellington County, Dufferin County, Southern Grey County, and Western Simcoe County.
There may be several groups operating in each town at different locations and evenings of the week. Feel free to chose the one that best suits you and your child's needs. Find any group in Scouts Canada!
Scouts Canada Programs: Scouts Canada offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth ages 5 to 26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada. Programs usually run from September to June with registration nights held in early September.
Beaver Scouts (Coed Youth - Ages 5 to 7)
Cub Scouts (Coed Youth - Ages 8 to 10)
Scouts (Coed Youth - Ages 11 to 13)
Venture Scouts (Coed Youth - Ages 14 to 17)
Rover Scouts (Young Men and Women - Ages 18 to 26)
Volunteer and make a difference: Mothers, fathers, and young adults — people just like you — have been providing generations of Canada’s youth with their first opportunity to sleep in a tent; to experience a taste of leadership; and to build self-confidence and self-reliance. In a world that’s ever-changing and always busy, Scouting offers a chance for families to bond together and share unforgettable experiences.
By volunteering with Scouts Canada will be:
Becoming a volunteer with Scouts Canada is a multi-step process and we are here to help you every step of the way. The process includes a personal interview, the provision of three personal references, and a Police Record Check. With one-on-one help from an experienced coach, you'll participate in a three-month orientation and probation period where you'll learn all the basics to help you provide great programs for youth.
Once you become a leader, you're provided with further training and tools and support to help you on your way. You'll attend courses and workshops, receive Scouting Life magazine and can access helpful online support resources.
If you can commit 12 - 14 hours per month, you can make a difference in the lives of many kids, and help shape a better world for tomorrow.