Love is Love
What does love mean? What does love look like around the world? Explore the idea of marriage equality and think
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
Stereotypes are ideas about how people will act based on a group that they belong to, most often if they
Anyone Can Be a Leader!
Can you think of a good leader? What qualities and characteristics does a leader have? Explore and talk about what
Read some storybooks and talk about whether or not the characters fit into the stereotypes that society has created. (Think
Create a self-portrait and express your inner self!
What Does the Media Say?
How many advertisements have you seen? They can be silly, funny, and very creative! Create your own fun advertisement (poster,
Time to put your thinking caps on and get creative! Create some new job titles and act out the roles
Have you ever had a lightbulb moment in your life where you realized someone treated you in a certain way
Whose Job Is It?
Match jobs to their definitions and talk about those roles and what kinds of people fill them.
Gender in Sport
Look at the Olympics and the different sports that are played by men and women around the world. Create a
Make art using pixels (post-it notes). Work in teams and see if you can make your program perfect!
Working in pairs, create an algorithm (step-by-step instructions) to achieve a simple task – in this case, stacking cups.
Create a paper prototype! Learn about prototyping and the product development cycle as you create a paper prototype of a
Discover what a mutation is, how it can happen, and how it can affect a cell, a bacterium, a virus
Don't Catch the Cold!
Did you know that computers can get viruses, just like people? Learn about how viruses can move around quickly –
Do the Robot
Robots work by following a series of step-by-step instructions called “algorithms.” Try giving instructions to a human robot and see
A Feeling of Belonging
What does it feel like to belong to a group? What does it feel like when you are part of
A quinzhee is a basic snow shelter made by hollowing out a mound of snow. Building a quinzhee can be
One way to make the most of winter is to share an awesome night of skating with your Section. Visit
Make a Neck Warmer
Learn how to make a simple piece of winter gear and practice some basic sewing!
Keep Warm on Everest
What kinds of clothes you should take with you on a trip to summit Mount Everest? Compare different materials and
Practice creating a packing list for your upcoming adventures with this game!
How can you keep water from freezing while you’re outside? Learn about keeping water liquid as you use it to
It’s time to strap on your snowshoes and go for a winter hike! How do snowshoes help make winter hiking
Don't Break the Ice!
Have you ever been out on a frozen body of water, like a lake or pond? Learn more about how
The Winter Olympic Games!
What’s your favourite winter sport? The Winter Olympics is filled with so many different sports that you may have never
We’ve all tried or mastered making a snow person… but what about a fun snow sculpture? A snow turtle? Penguin?
A single sheet of newspaper isn’t very strong on its own. Add another sheet or two and it becomes sturdier.
Do you know what happens when you mix cornstarch and water? When mixed together, they create a material that we
Everyone needs to a healthy way to relieve stress! A stress ball is a discrete way to do this. Try
Everyone needs a pet to look after... a pet rock is the ideal friend! They don’t need to be fed,
Adopt a Care Home
In your community, there might be people who live in retirement homes or long-term care centres. Everyone needs some extra
Everyone Needs a Slice
There are many people involved in the global food supply chain, but not everyone benefits equally! Role play the different
How Far Has Your Food Come?
Do you know where your food comes from? Do research to find out how far your food has travelled and
Planting from Veggie Scraps!
Did you know that veggie scraps can be used to regrow plants? Try it out for yourself!
As climate change causes the Earth to get hotter, we lose sea ice. Unfortunately, polar bears rely on sea ice
What causes climate change? How can we stop climate change? Act out the causes and solutions for climate change in
Plants consume carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. Play this game of photosynthesis tag to learn how plants
Learn to Compost
Did you know that when organic waste decomposes in a landfill it produces a greenhouse gas called methane? Start a
Start a Seed Library!
Collect seeds and share with your friends, family, and people in your community. Give others the chance to start a
“Bee” Kind to the Environment!
Plastics can release greenhouse gasses when they degrade. Reduce your plastic consumption by making beeswax food wraps that you can
Cooking with Leftovers!
What happens when you have left over food? Does it get thrown out, or do you save it for later?
What’s the difference between climate and weather? Climate is the average weather over a long period of time! Learn about
Vegetable gardens can provide delicious, fresh vegetables which are an important part of a healthy diet, but not everybody has
Have you ever wanted to learn more about something, but never had the opportunity? Here is your chance! Learn a
Make some new friends while using your imagination in a reading-buddies program with other Scouts.
Have you ever reached for a pencil and realized you didn’t have one? What about an eraser or a pair
Organize and hold a book drive to donate to a local school in need while learning about education inequality and
Do you know where your food goes? Explore the effects of food waste in this activity and discuss different ways
Flavours of the Rainbow
Create a nutritious rainbow while learning about the benefits of a well-balanced diet.
Explore where food comes from and how you can support local farmers by visiting a Farmers Market!
Helping Your Local Environment
We each have a role in making our local communities the best possible place. Here is your chance to give,
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter! Learn about the science behind the four seasons, and what makes them so unique!
It's a journey to the centre of the Earth, well actually a metre into the Earth. Learn about the characteristics
VOTE! Democracy is something that allows everyone to have their say. When a group comes together to decide something, this
What makes up the world around us? Exploring the things we can and cannot see will make our world make
What is Fair?
What does it mean when something is fair? What is the difference between equal and equitable? Let's explore this together!
Who You Are
It is time for us to think about who we are as individuals. What do other people see, and what
Where Do We Stand
Each corner of the room will be labeled with ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ ‘maybe,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’ Ask thought-provoking questions and
What’s it like to be in a new place, like a new school or a new Scouting Group? Can it
Right to Vote
How important is it to feel like your voice is being listened to? Learn how it feels to be left
Language Treasure Hunt
There are many children that will move to a new country and have no sense of language spoken in this
Journey to School
Sadly, not everyone has access to school and education. This activity will demonstrate the challenges some people face just to
In this adventure, you will learn about the things that make up your identity. Some might be obvious to those
Everyone will be tasked with building a tower from newspaper and tape in 10 minutes. The aim is to build
Design the Perfect School
Work in small groups to design the perfect school. What is awesome about school? What could use a fresh perspective?
A Captain with a Permit
Did you know that anyone over the age of 11 can earn their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)? There are
Building catapults can be fun! How far can it go!
Have you ever heard of a bioblitz? Find out how you can get involved and become a citizen scientist.
Animals have tricky ways to stay hidden in nature. This is called camouflage. Some animals use colour to blend in
Build Bat Boxes
Bats are an important part of our ecosystem, but our actions can hurt them. Start a bat-box-building project to help
Build Your Own Rollercoaster
Build the marble roller coaster of your dreams out of paper and tape! Make sure the marble can make it
Build a Dam
Beavers build dams to flood out streams and create safe habitats for their families. Dams block streams or rivers to
Break a Toy Apart
Have you ever wondered how your favourite toys work? Break apart an old toy (with permission) and look inside to
Have you ever had your gear break while on a trip? Maybe a raccoon chewed through your pack on its
Experiment to find out how quickly germs can spread and how to protect yourself from diseases and infections.
Get introduced to some alternative sports to help you stay active!
Get that Lingo!
Using a language learning platform, such as Duolingo or Google Translate, discover some common phrases of another language.
Good Turn Log
Our Scout Promise reminds us to do a good turn every day. As a Troop, why not keep track of
Can you hike overland without a trail and signposts to help guide you? Master the use of a GPS (Global
Take a hike through a local outdoor space. As you walk through nature, take in your surroundings. What sorts of
Have We Got a Deal for You!
What do you love about Scouting? What would you like others to know about Scouting? It’s time to advertise your
Animals and insects play an important role in our ecosystems, but some things we do can harm them. Learn about
Hey Magic Taxi, where are you going?
Using your imagination, you will be able to test out your skills at being either a taxicab driver or a
Hike a Marathon
While the marathon is not part of the Canada Summer Games, it has been a key part of sports for
How Big Is…?
Plants and animals come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are very large, and some are very small. Turn
How Far Can We Go?
What is the farthest hike you have done? How far have you hiked with your Section? Go on a series
Human Social Issue Library
Do you know what a social issue library is? Have everyone choose a social issue that interests them and share
The Iceberg Experiment
Find out how icebergs interact with water, earth and sun, and how this might affect our oceans and climate.
At the beginning of each program cycle (season), your Section decides on the adventures it will share over the months
I Leave No Trace
Can you camp like a ninja—with no sign at all that you were ever at the site?
Create your own invention to help solve a world problem under the Little Inventors program.
It’s Complicated (Machines)
In a small group, create a complex machine that will solve a simple problem.
It’s My Feelings
Find out how to identify feelings, explore why we have them and understand how we express them.
Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT)
Jamboree on the Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their
How good is your memory? Test it out and see if you can remember everything that you’ve seen in Kim’s
Learning to lash is an interesting and important survival skill that can come in handy when building improvised shelters or
Leave No Trace Nature Collage
Use sticks, leaves, flowers and stones your find on the ground to make a collage! A bare patch of sand
Let’s Get Virtual!
Find out how to run a fun virtual Scout meeting.
Lost and Find Me
Are you ready to take your hide and go seek game to the next level? As a team, you will
Make a Micronation
Have you ever heard of a micronation? A micronation is a group of citizens within a country who declare themselves
Map and Compass
Can you hike overland without a trail and signposts to help guide you? As a team, master the use of
What makes a perfect habitat? Using maps, find out what features make a perfect habitat for different species that live
Medics on the Scene!
In small teams, create a first aid scenario for the other members of your Section. You can use props and
Learn more about the symbols of Canada’s provinces and territories by making a memory match game with them. How many
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work and be a part of big decisions in Parliament? Organize a
Moonlight Shadow Tag
Have an Adventure in the moonlight! Use the light from the moon to play a game of shadow tag –
There’s something special about sharing a movie with others. Organize a movie night as an opportunity to link with the
Get to know a little about other cultures by sharing an amazing feast with delicious dishes from far away parts
Feeling musical? Write a song about your Patrol or Expedition Team to let everyone know what you are all about.
A New Reason to Party!
Did you know that different cultures have different holidays? With your Section, learn about how other people celebrate different special
North, South, East, West
Do you know the directions on a compass? This game will help you learn North from South and East from
As a Lair, construct an obstacle course for your Pack to race through. Use your imaginations! If it’s winter, you
Oil Spill Experiment
Find out what happens when oil spills, and experience how this affects animals, such as birds, when their bodies are
One Match Fire
How are you at building fires? If you’re feeling confident, why not try taking your fire-building skills to the next
One Spark to Rule Them All
Discover a new skill to use for fire lighting! You can’t use matches or lighters this time. Instead, why not
On the (Scavenger) Hunt
Run a virtual scavenger hunt for your Section using things around the home.
On Your Bike
Mix things up for your next adventure and plan your own cycle-touring adventure.
If given a set of coordinates, a map of the area and a compass, could you and a team make
Personal Tarp Shelter
Do you have a plan to keep yourself warm and dry in case you get lost on a hike? While
Phases of the Moon
Look up into the night sky and what do you see? As our closest neighbour in space, the Moon is
Pitch Camp Race
How quickly can your team set up its campsite? Are you faster than the other teams in your Section? Settle
Plastic Bag Kite
How does a kite work? Try building your own out of a plastic bag and then flying it with your
The Playground Workout
Find out how you can stay active using just your local playground. You may know it as a playground, but
Pollen their Weight
Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystem. Find out what they do and how you can help protect them!
Check the health of a stream near you by doing a pond dip.
Practice Makes Perfect
Athletes, just like Scouts, put lots of time into skill development to improve their abilities to be ready for their
Discover the role a rain garden can play in an ecosystem and build your own!
Raising the Flag
Pride for a flag is important. Flying our national flag, your provincial flag, or the flag for your Section lets
Recipe Gone Wrong
With help from a Scouter or older youth, try making a tasty treat using this scrambled recipe. This is what
Return to Play
Learn the six steps of “Return to Play” and find a creative way to share these with a younger Section,
Build a robotic hand to explore how a human hand works. Make adaptations to improve the speed, strength and agility
Roses and Thorns
Plan-Do-Review is how we make great Adventures happen in Scouting. Finding fun and creative ways to review can be a
The Safety Community
Find out about safety awareness and prevention in your local community.
Build a scale model of a campsite, a place or building in your community, or an historic landmark. You are
A Scouts’ Own is an informal spiritual celebration that gives us the chance to reflect. As a Patrol or Expedition
Have you ever heard of seed bombing? It’s a way to help reintroduce the growth of wildflowers. Seed bombs can
Using sticks, leaves or other materials that you find outside, create sculptures that cast interesting shadows onto the ground. When
Shere Khan Olympics
In The Jungle Book, Shere Khan the tiger was the most feared animal in the whole jungle. But do you
Have you ever cooked over a campfire? Maybe you once roasted a marshmallow on a stick. Use a toasted marshmallow
Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Well, here’s your chance to play with your food
Have you ever looked up from a city street and found you couldn’t see the stars? Why not reconnect with
Start Making Stop Motion!
A stop-motion movie creates the illusion that inanimate objects can move on their own. In pairs, or with a team,
Find out what materials and shapes float best and create your own boat.
• Play the classic predator-prey game to learn about the food chain in nature. • The game will work best with 15-30
Tales from the Wall of Weird
While cleaning a park or forest, you may discover some items that make you wonder: “How did that get here?”
Tell the World
Does your Section have a website? Have you contributed to it? Sharing your Adventures online is a great way to
That’s a Stretch
Find out how your body can move to keep you active, healthy and fit. Time to get moving!
Ticks you off
Explore the characteristics of ticks and find out what to do if you find one on yourself. Discover how to
Tiny Habitat Survey
Stake your claim to a piece of ground, and take a survey of all the things that live there. Use
Build a hands-free wash station for your next camping trip using recycled materials and a tree.
Have you ever thought about making your own toothpaste instead of buying it from the store? Well, now’s your chance
Tree Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know the trees where you live?
Ultimate is a game played with a flying disc (also known by the brand name, Frisbee®). Get moving with this
Use technology to take a virtual international trip as a Section.
Explore the process of water filtration. How do water filters work? Try this experiment and build a water filter out
WWF: Where Was the Fire?
As an Expedition Team, organize a Leave No Trace linking campfire with a younger Section from your Group. You can
Where Do Your Relatives Live?
Do you know where your relatives live? Some might live close by, while others may live very far away –
Zero Waste Camping
Do you know how to Leave No Trace while camping? Find out how to apply the principles of Leave No
What is… a virtual trivia game?
Run a virtual trivia game at a Section meeting.
Have you ever noticed fruit-bearing trees in your community? Does the fruit go to good use, or is it left
Do you have a green thumb? As a small team or Section, volunteer at a community garden and try it
Using gloves, ear plugs and goggles, you will get some idea of what it feels like to have a concussion.
Concussion First Aid
Learn what a concussion looks like and what you should do if you believe someone you are with has suffered
Create a Healthy Living Plan
Think of the athletes that participate in the Canada Games or the Olympic Games. All athletes must eat and live
Create a Truly Canadian Sport
When you think of Canada, what sort of sporting activities come to mind? Baseball? Canadian Football? Hockey? Lacrosse? Basketball? Curling?
Create Your Own Triathlon
A triathlon includes three sports: swimming, cycling, and running. There is no rest in between. You go from swimming to
s your Section into geocaching? Whether you are brand new to this skill or already getting to be an old
Delicious and Nutritious
Take on the challenge of planning a healthy and nutritious menu for camp, and find out what foods you need
Designer Space Station
Explore the decision-making process required to build a space station like the International Space Station as you participate in a
Desktop Zen Garden
Create a simple calming desktop garden to boost your mental health —no plants required!
Dragons’ Den: Plant Health Edition
Plants are crucial to our world, and their health can be just as fragile as a human’s! Research a topic
Find out what it’s like to be the traveler, the flight attendant and the pilot! Prepare for your next international
Some animals use echolocation to find objects, instead of using their eyes. Bats and dolphins send out high-pitch noises, which
Create a case to help protect an egg, just like helmets help us to protect our brains. Your special case
Erasing the Stigma
Find out how to start a conversation on youth mental health. Take action to erase stigma in your community!
Fastest Vehicle Ever
It’s racing season! Get your Beaver Buggy or Kub Kar ready to race by finding out how to make your vehicle
Find Your Tree
Can you tell trees apart without looking at them? Use your other senses to get to know a tree. Then,
Fishing for Fun
Discover the very Canadian activity of fishing to learn more about the fish species living in waterways around you. Master
Fire, foil, food and fun! Try a new and easy way to cook on an open fire. Try your hand
Whether studying at home or making a living in an office, many people spend a lot of time indoors. Unfortunately,
From Seed to Sky
Have you ever planted Scoutrees? How big were the trees you planted? Were they little seedlings, small enough to fit
After every adventure, it’s important to review your experience. This is a chance to discuss what went well and what
Camp-out Training (COT)
Get used to spending a night in a tent by setting up your tent indoors! Have a sleepover at your
Nobody likes discover an overgrown campsite after a long day of hiking or paddling. Why not make a difference for
As Masters of Ceremonies, organize a fun and formal campfire for other Scouts to attend. If you like, invite other
At a campfire, take turns sharing skits, reliving experiences around a given theme, such as “Best Day Ever” or “The
Keeping a daily journal while at camp is an important and rewarding part of trading one’s day-to-day routine for the
Do you know what a “bush tucker” is? In Australia, the term “bush tucker” is used for the wild edible
Build a Map
What are your favourite places in your neigbourhood? Imagine you’re a bird looking over your neigbourhood – do you see
Show off your personal style by making your own vinyl or leather braided bracelet.
Bow, Stern, Port, Starboard
Do you know the four directions on a boat? That’s right! Bow, stern, port and starboard! This fun game will
Blaze a Trail
Hiking is always a great Scouting adventure. While it’s sometimes fun to explore off the beaten path, most of us
Do you know how to repair and maintain a boat? Whether it’s a small boat like a kayak or a
Birds of a Feather
Find out more about the birds that live near you, and what they do when winter comes.
Pick up some basic principles about rocketry and test out your own designs and ideas!
Bag for Life
Discover unique plastic alternatives and how to make them with a few simple re-used materials.
How do greenhouses help plants go grow? Build your own greenhouse and help a bean grow faster!
Seeing a bear on a camping trip is a thrill, but this doesn’t mean that you want to encourage one
Be a Plant Doctor
Did you know that plants can get sick, just like people? Find out how you can help plants stay healthy!
Be Bird Safe
Birds may be great at flying, but not at recognizing windows. Keep our feathered friends safe by creating window decals
Take your bubble game to the next level. Design and build the ultimate bubble wand.
Adopt a Tree
If you’ve ever taken part in a Scoutrees event, you know how good it feels to plant a tree. But,
Agree or Disagree
If you’ve ever taken part in a Scoutrees event, you know how good it feels to plant a tree. But,
Try something new and make your next hike an Alphabet Hike! Make a list of the different things you see
Find out how to build your own bridge using unconventional materials.
Astronaut Training: Station 1 - Water-Cooled Underwear
Learn about how the cooling system in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) works.
Astronaut Training: Station 2 - Bottle Vacuum
What would happen to an astronaut in space if they did not have a space suit or space ship? What
Astronaut Training: Station 3 - Space Gloves
Astronauts wear gloves while working outside in space (and sometimes while inside). Bulky gloves can make it hard to do
Astronaut Training: Station 4 - Disorientation Maze
Have you ever been disoriented before? Astronauts may feel dizzy or confused in space as their body adjusts to the
20 Questions - YLT
Have you ever played 20 questions? Think of an object. Then, by answering yes or no questions, try to get