Scouts & The Award


Scouts Canada's mission is "To develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world."

The Canadian Path is all about developing well-rounded individuals by encouraging youth to participate in a wide range of activities, and closely mirrors The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Interested in starting your Award?

If you're a currently a member of a Scout group, talk to your Scouter. If you​r Scouter is not yet trained to deliver the Award, please contact your council office for more information.

Why should you do the Award?

Your commitment to achieving your Award gives you variety of soft skills that almost every business and post-secondary institution are looking for: perseverance, planning, responsibility, problem-solving and communication skills.

As a member of Scouts Canada, many of the program activities you already take part in can be used for your Award which can provide savings in activity costs for you.

Below you'll find a guide of common Scout program activities you can use towards your Award. If there's an activity you do which isn't listed here, talk to your Award Leader who will be able to advise you whether or not it can count towards your Award.

Select each category for more detail

  • Community gardening
  • Get Out the Vote
  • National/Provincial Challenges
  • Scout Popcorn
  • Scoutrees
  • Shoreline cleanup
Any skill you learn towards getting a badge, including:
  • Birding
  • Boat maintenance
  • Bow drill
  • Company Leadership Team
  • Cooking
  • Fly tying
  • Gear repair
  • Journaling
  • Knitting
  • Lashing
  • Sailing Navigation
  • Taxidermy
Physical Recreation
  • Alpine skiing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ice climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering
  • Running
  • Sailing
Adventurous Journey

Some, but not all, Scout camps can be counted as Adventurous Journeys.

Many Scout camps, conferences for Unit Leaders/OOS/Venturers/Rovers, Scouts Abroad, Jamborees, and conferences & competitions are more suited towards a Gold Project for the purposes of the Award, and will not be accepted as an Adventurous Journey. To avoid being disappointed, we strongly suggest contacting your Award Leader to discuss planning your Adventurous Journey.

Gold Project

Many Scout camps, conferences for Unit Leaders/OOS/Venturers/Rovers, Scouts Abroad, Jamborees, and conferences & competitions qualify towards a Gold Project.

Your Gold Project can be ​done and banked for the Gold level as long as:

  • you are at least 16 years of age, and;
  • registered and working towards any level of the Award


Interested in delivering the Award?


Interested, but still looking for more information? Learn about the Award's phenomenal impacts for young people and your community.