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Scouts Canada recognizes the vital role Volunteers and Scouters play in guiding youth as they pursue their own personal paths through the program. Our Scouters form a partnership with youth, motivating them to discover their independence and capability through an engaged Scouting experience.

It is due to the hard work of our Scouters that we see our Vision of Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world come to fruition. Every year Scouters across the nation go above and beyond to ensure youth have great, safe adventures, while also developing into confident, capable individuals.

General Feedback

Thank a Scouter

Saying Thanks to a Scouts Canada volunteer for their outstanding contributions to Scouting is this easy:

  • Any stakeholder to Scouting (volunteers, youth, parents, the community at large) can fill out a simple form to commend a Scouter for their outstanding act or service to Scouting.
  • Scouters will receive a certificate every time they are commended by a stakeholder and it will be presented within the Scouter’s section or group.
  • As Scouters accumulate commendations, they will become eligible for Outstanding Service Awards and will be recognized with a medal and uniform insignia for each award.

Thank a Scouter Today

Honours and Awards

Fortitude or Jack Cornwell Decoration


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Medal of the Maple for Distinguished Youth Service

The Medal of the Maple for Distinguished Youth Service is an award created by the members of the National Youth Committee, designed to honour those youth who have significantly contributed to the Movement and the spirit of Scouting through community service, extraordinary Scouting participation and a solid system of personal values.

Medal of the Maple Nomination Form