What is Scouting?
Scouting is an international, uniformed, youth movement. Today 30 million youth and adults from more than 160 countries pledge to live by our founder Lord Baden-Powell's values. In Canada, scouting is divided into several main sections:
- Beaver Scouts (Ages 5 - 7)
- Cub Scouts (Ages 8 - 10)
- Scouts (Ages 11 - 14)
- Venturer Scouts (Ages 14 - 17)
- Rover Scouts (Ages 18 - 26)
The aims of Scouting can be basically surmised as providing an opportunity for young people to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. Scouting can offer a wider range of skills and services than perhaps other youth organisations could provide. Scouting is open to any young person, of any creed or colour, mental or physical capabilities and of any sex.