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Beaver Scouts (Age 5-7): Progression

Well-rounded Development

Personal Achievement for Beaver Scouts

The Canadian Path is all about developing well-rounded individuals by encouraging youth to participate in a wide range of activities.

Scouting is not about collecting badges. The badges of The Canadian Path are used to celebrate the personal journey of youth in Scouting. They mark the milestones of the journey and celebrate youth achievements.

Beaver Scouts Journey Chart

Personal Progression & Badges

Working on Personal Progression Badges allow youth to further develop individual interests and skills, allowing their development along The Canadian Path to be recognized as part of their growth and progression.

  • Badges
  • Personal Progression Badges

    Personal Progression Badges fit with the Section framework and are presented following the year-end review or the personal progression review.

    Beaver Scouts Journey Card

  • Personal Achievement
  • Personal Achievement Badges (PAB)

    Personal Achievement Badges are achieved individually by Beaver Scouts who choose to make this part of their Canadian Path journey. They give your child the opportunity to try something new, and to set achievable goals. Personal Achievement badges are generally pursued individually, and outside of weekly meetings.

    Guide to Beaver Scout Personal Achievement Badges

    Beaver Scouts Plan-Do-Review PAB Template

    Guide to Personal Achievement Badges

  • Outdoor Adventure Skills
  • Outdoor Adventure Skills Badges

    These are achieved in stages and continue with youth from one Section to the next. They mark progress in gaining specific competencies within the Outdoor Adventure Skill (OAS) area. Only the highest stage earned in any particular skill area is worn on the uniform.

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  • Top Section Award
  • The North Star Award

    Beaver Scouts can pursue the North Star Award by completing Personal Progression within their Colony; embarking on the Northern Lights Quest to lead or contribute to projects of personal significance that impact their community; and by attaining the specified number of Outdoor Adventure Skills stages.

    Top Section Awards: Requirements and Transition

    Aurora's Northern Lights

  • Canadian Path Linking
  • The Canadian Path Link Badges

    These are presented to youth as they move from one Section to the next—from Beavers to Cub Scouts.

    Each youth’s Personal Progression through The Canadian Path will be a unique journey, and youth will choose which badges, if any, they wish to make part of their voyage in Scouting.

    Uniform Badge Placement

    The Beaver Scout uniform consists of the Beaver Scout hat, vest, t-shirt, neckerchief and neckerchief slide. The Beaver Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop nearest you, or at The neckerchief and slide will be supplied by the Group.

    Beaver Scout Insignia Placement

    Beaver Scouts Swim Up Ceremony

    Every spring, Groups across Canada celebrate the successes of Scouting youth and help them to advance from one Section to the next. Advancement Ceremonies are an opportunity to congratulate Scouting youth on what they’ve accomplished and prepare them for the Scouting experiences ahead.

    Beaver Scout Swim-up Ceremony

    Youth Leadership Training

    Scouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses are now available online! Workshop resources have been created for all five Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts. As a great example of youth leadership in action, the entire program was spearheaded by a team of youth from across Canada. Youth Leadership Training workshops are facilitated by youth, for youth—all while following the principles of The Canadian Path.

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