Novel Coronavirus — April 28, 2020 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here.


Nothing is more important to Scouts Canada than the safety and well-being of all youth entrusted to our care. In an effort to remain consistent with provincial and federal guidelines for maintaining public health, Scouts Canada is postponing spring registration for the 2020-2021 Scouting Year, subject to further monitoring and cues from provincial education systems. Keep up to date with Scouts Canada’s latest actions in response to the novel coronavirus, here.

Discover fun ways to continue your Scouting adventure at home with our Scouting at Home online program.

Join Scouts Canada

on the adventure of a lifetime!

Scouts builds leaders, enabling youth to lead their own path toward outdoor adventure and fun. Through Youth-led programming, youth discover the best in themselves taking on new challenges and experience new things they wouldn’t elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

Online registration is now open. Let the adventure begin! 

The Scouting year runs from September 1 to August 31.


Clicking Start Registration will open a new window to to begin the registration process.

Browse Scouts Groups

Use the tool below to browse Scouts Groups nearest you. Enter your postal code:

Select night(s) available:

Groups in Your Area

Loading groups, please wait...
Confidence Starts with Scouts
Discovery Starts with Scouts
Teamwork Starts with Scouts

6 Reason to Join

Reason #1: A Scout is…

& Capable

Reason #1: A Scout is… Confident<br>& Capable

Scouts have fun youth-led adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t elsewhere. It’s the perfect place for kids to be kids, immersed in nature while developing leadership and critical thinking skills. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

Reason #2: A Scout is…

An Adventurer

Reason #2: A Scout is… An Adventurer

As Scouts youth discover new things and experience a world of firsts through outdoor adventure & fun. Trying new things like mountain biking and rock climbing empowers youth with the confidence & self-esteem to take on the challenges life may throw at them.

Reason #3: A Scout is…

A Community Builder

Reason #3: A Scout is… A Community Builder

Scouts allows youth to make meaningful contributions to creating a better world as an active member of the community. From food and clothing drives to park cleanups and maintenance, Scouts encourages kids to give back as youth and adults.

Reason #4: A Scout is…

An Environmental Steward

Reason #4: A Scout is… An Environmental Steward

At Scouts youth have an opportunity to experience and build a relationship with nature, developing skills and desire to share their environmental understanding with others. Playing a leadership role, Scouts help Canadians embrace environmental stewardship as part of their daily lives.

Reason #5: A Scout is…

A Friend

Reason #5: A Scout is… A Friend

At Scouts, youth work as teams to decide what they will pursue, organize ways to achieve goals, and will collectively reflect on their experience after the goal is met. Through countless campfires, hikes and overnight camps, countless memories and friendships are forged.

Reason #6: A Scout is…

A Leader

Reason #6: A Scout is… A Leader

At Scouts youth are able to discover the best in themselves – take on new challenges & experience new things they wouldn’t elsewhere. Scouts builds leaders, enabling youth to lead their own path toward creating a better world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kids in Scouts are provided with the opportunity to partake in a range of activities that no other youth program can match. Through camping, hiking, snowshoeing and paddling, they discover the outdoors. With hands on learning youth take an active role in planning camping trips, activities and community service projects like food drives, shoreline clean ups and tree planting. Promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, Scouts participate in other outdoor activities like biking, rock climbing and playing games.

Groups typically meet once a week for an hour. In most cases, the program also includes weekend activities like hiking and camping.

Registering for Scouts is easy!

You can Register online. If you need help registering please visit the online support centre.

The annual National Registration fee is $230. Local Group registration fees can range between $0-$40.

Throughout the year, additional costs vary Group by Group related to uniforms, camping, special events or activities, etc. To learn more about your Group's additional costs or subsidies, please contact your Group Commissioner or the Help Centre,

Scouting year runs from September 1 to August 31.

Starting May 15, new Scouts may register for the 2019 - 20 Scouting year and also receive complimentary membership for the current year if a summer program is available.

Upon registration, will indicate whether a Section is offering summer programming. 

You can purchase a uniform and many other Scouting supplies online at Or, visit your local Scout Shop.

Financial aid is available for families of limited means. Local councils can assist or you can submit an application to the Scouts Canada Foundation’s No One Left Behind program.

More Information

Scouting uses non-formal educational methods to engage youth in the process of their own development, giving them program activities, guidance and tools to help them become self-reliant, confident, caring, responsible and committed to the world around them.

For information on Scouts Canada programs visit the Programs page.

Beavers (Ages 5 -7)

Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver Scouts program.

Learn More

Cub Scouts (Ages 8 – 10)

Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities like canoeing or kayaking are just a few of the fun outdoor Adventures that Cub Scouts enjoy.

Learn More

Scouts (Ages 11 – 14)

Scouts is about having fun while gaining valuable leadership skills and self-confidence.

Learn More

Venturer Scouts (Ages 15-17)

The Venturer Scout program offers exciting, real life, hands-on experiences for youth.

Learn More

Rover Scouts (Ages 18 – 26)

Rover Scout programs provide opportunities to practice new skills like mountain climbing or whitewater rafting.

Learn More

The primary responsibility of Parents/Guardians lies with their own child. Parents/Guardians are often asked to help as a program resource person (sharing a skill or hobby) or bringing snacks for Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts outings. Parents are required to complete screening (as per the Non Scouts Canada Member screening chart) and are always under the supervision of at least two registered Scouters.  Parents are permitted to participate in 3-5 Scouting activities per year before the must become a Scouts Canada member.

See more FAQ for parents

View Testimonials