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Crew Scouters

Rover Scouting is for young adults who are 18 to 26 years old. This is the most senior Section of the five Scouts Canada Sections. Rover Scouting helps with the transition from adolescence to adulthood and supports young adults with their integration into adult society. The challenges for young adults of this age are many, including figuring out what they want to do with their lives, doing well in school, getting a job and being successful at it, navigating relationships, transitioning into adult life and responsibilities, and seeking to make an impact in society. Rover Scouts provides young adults with a program and a support system to help them achieve their personal goals within groups of like-minded individuals.

Crew Scouters were called “Advisors” in the past, and this remains your role as a Crew Scouter facilitating the Canadian Path program. Provide helpful advice to your Crew, and give the Rovers every opportunity to lead and to learn by doing.

Scouter Manual

This is your first-stop reference for the Canadian Path program, with content pertaining to all Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts.

Have a look, and we’ll see you on The Path!

Scouter Manual

Scouters' Tips for Crew Scouters


Scouts explore new things, share new ideas, learn new skills and create new paths.


A three step process informs all activities in the Canadian Path program.


Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual are the six dimensions of personal development for the Canadian Path program.


The program is directed by its youth members—not the Scouters.

Canadian Path Fundamentals Training

Throughout this past year, the Canadian Path team has launched a number of videos and resources aimed at helping Scouters and youth understand what the Canadian Path means to them and their Section. These resources have now been rolled into a brand new training course called Canadian Path Fundamentals. This course summarizes everything we’ve learned about the Canadian Path in the past year in one convenient place!

This course is supplemental for all existing Scouters, meaning that it’s up to you whether you’d like to take it, but will be added to the existing Wood Badge Part 1 courses so that new Scouters are up to date on what we covered last year.

You can find it in either English or French in the David Huestis Learning Centre course catalogue. Just search for “Canadian Path”!

David Huestis Learning Centre

Six Program Areas

  • Environment and Outdoors
  • Environment and Outdoors

    Adventures in this Program Area involve exploring, hiking, camping, paddling and other ways of enjoying the outdoors, even as youth learn new skills to live in, and take care of, their environment and Leave No Trace.

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  • Leadership
  • Leadershp

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth learn about and practise the skills of being good leaders in their Section, local community and Canada.

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  • Active and Healthy Living
  • Active and Healthy Living

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in playing, having fun and being active while they develop good mental and physical habits for happy and healthy living.

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  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in learning about being good citizens in their community, Canada and world.

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  • Creative Expression
  • Creative Expression

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth are involved in sharing and exploring their own creative expression and trying out the creative expression engaged by others.

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  • Beliefs and Values
  • Beliefs and Values

    During adventures in this Program Area, youth explore personal values and beliefs as well as the diversity of cultures and faiths that make up our communities, our nation and our world.

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    Youth Leadership Training


    Scouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses have been created for all five Sections, from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts! In fact, the program was spearheaded by a team of youth from across Canada.

    Each group of youth participants can create a unique collection of adventures to explore five leadership knowledge areas, including Becoming a Leader, Communication, Plan-Do-Review, Problem Solving and Teamwork. Youth from older Sections facilitate the adventures—while adult Scouters take a step back from the action.

    YLT Trail Cards

    With guidance from Scouters, these workshops are led by youth, for youth. Following the practices, principles and resources of The Canadian Path including Trail Cards, the program’s flexibility allows youth to Plan, Do and Review adventures that they choose as a team.

    Rover Scout Trail Cards

    Tip for Scouters

    As a Scouter, you can be a facilitator of a YLT workshop, but it’s ideal for senior youth to facilitate the activities for younger members. Support the facilitators and set them up for success by ensuring the they commit plenty of time to preparing the workshop they’ll facilitate and review their plans in detail with them ahead of time.

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    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
    Become an Award Leader!

    Are you a Scouter interested in supporting youth in your Group pursuing The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award? With an emphasis on outdoor adventure and community service, the Award also supports youth in their personal development. Become an Award Leader and discover how the program can enrich Scouting adventures for youth in your community!

    As an Award Leader, you will meet regularly with participants and support the youth as they work towards The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.


    Canadian Rover Scout Award Certificate

    The Canadian Rover Scout Award is the pinnacle award for both the Rover Scout Section as well as for the five Scouts Canada Sections.

    Canadian Rover Scout Award