While Scouting youth are already known for leading environmental and social causes to benefit the world around them, Scouts Canada’s new Scouts for Sustainability program is taking our impact to the next level by aligning our existing Canadian Path program with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) movement.
In 2019 alone, Scouting youth contributed to thousands of service projects, resulting in many Canadian communities being positively impacted by local Scouting initiatives.
The SDGs tie in well with The Canadian Path’s six program areas, youth development goals (SPICES), and the Plan-Do-Review method to facilitate excellent interdisciplinary learning. The Scouts for Sustainability program will empower youth to make a difference, moving from individual actions to collective acts and advocacy for causes affecting their communities.
Alongside new Scouts for Sustainability program, Scouts Canada is launching our Million Footprints campaign, challenging our membership to leave one million footprints of positive change over the next two years. Individuals, families, friends and communities can help make a difference, and share your impact using our online map. Together, we can contribute to a more generous society, fairer communities and a healthier planet.
Whether your Group is planning a community project, avoiding waste on the trail or looking for ideas, discover best practices, tips, and how-to’s from Scouts Canada’s Youth Spokespersons as they share ways to live more sustainably.
This program is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its activities are guided by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other UNESCO priorities.