Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. With over 50,000 youth participating across the country, in multiple languages and reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape, kids and youth in Scouts chart their own path of discovery. Through a variety of fun experiences, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community, Scouts builds resilience and skills that set them up for life.
Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No.10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement which has over 40 million members in 167 National Scout Organizations around the world.
Scouts build resilience and skills through a variety of fun experiences with friends, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community. These set them up for life.
Scouts Canada is taking sustainable action to the next level with Scouts for Sustainability, part of an unprecedented global youth effort by 57 million Scouts from National Scout Organizations around the world. Scouting’s action-oriented approach to education introduces children and youth ages 5-26 to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), starts the conversation about global issues and helps them take positive steps towards the shared goals of eliminating poverty, reducing inequality and fighting climate change.
Scouts will be participating in an activity called “Around the World in 60 Days” from October 4 – November 28. For eight weeks they will take part in a sustainability-themed challenge. They are inviting kids across Canada to join in. Scouts will virtually connect with children and youth from different countries through fun and engaging activities rooted in sustainability and embark on exciting story-driven adventures set in each destination.
Plus, Scout Groups that complete the challenge will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a $2,000 prize to launch a sustainability project to benefit their community.
“As Scouts, we are committed to doing our part to make the world a better place,” said Siobhan Ward, Youth Program Specialist at Scouts Canada. “Working together as active global citizens, Scouts will discover they have the power to make a big impact – no matter their age.”
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