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Scouting and Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate Change Challenge

Programs from Scouts Canada

Climate change is a global concern, which may significantly affect the future of our young people. Evidence suggests human activities are impacting our climate now; resulting in warmer temperatures, frequent severe storms, droughts and forest fires. Scouts Canada works with Beavers through Rovers to foster attitudes and behaviours that care for the environment and use resources wisely.

The Climate Change Challenge is so successful it won a Gold Award.

Climate Change Award

According to a Scouts Canada press release ... "On Monday, June 5, 2006, the Canadian Environment Awards 2006 Gala in Vancouver recognized 18 individuals and grassroots groups who were finalists in the Community Awards program."

"Scouts won gold for their state-of-the-art thinking in designing and implementing a program involving youth members across Canada. Partnered with renowned environmental company the Delphi Group and sponsors Nexen and Alcan Inc., the program features a variety of hands-on, engaging and entertaining activities designed to heighten youth and family awareness of the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment."

Climate Change

Earn a Challenge Badge

Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers can earn a Climate Change Challenge award badge that can be worn on a camp fire blanket.

Refer to the following links:
Cub Climate Challenge
Scout Climate Challenge
Venturer Climate Challenge
Rover Climate Challenge

Online Resources for Leaders

Scouts Canada has made a lot of material online for leaders. They have even developed an "Ambassador Program" that provides a special kit for leaders, Rovers or Venturers who want to visit other Sections to introduce the "Climate Change Challenge" programme.