2nd Cole Harbour Group

Bring on the Adventure

Welcome to Scouts

Bring on the adventure

Welcome Back to Adventure!

Scouts (boys and girls ages 11 - 14)

Bring on the Adventure! You'll get to choose from among these and other challenges:

  • Hiking, camping and exploration like geocaching
  • Wilderness travel like mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, winter snow shoeing
  • Provide a service to your community
  • Help run activities for Beavers and Cubs during Group Hikes and Camps
  • Receive First Aid training

These are just a few of the adventures you'll tackle in Scouting.

Build a strong team

You'll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges.

Become a leader

Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader.  It might involve running an activity, organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across your province or Canada in a youth forum.

The Scout program

The Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging you to feel good about yourself, their friends and family, God, and the environment. The Scout program helps you expand your leadership skills and gain self confidence.

Scouting promotes activities that encourage you to:

  • express and respond to your own spiritual values and beliefs while showing concern for others
  • develop self reliance
  • pursue hobbies and personal interests
  • develop self discipline and the skills of working cooperatively with others
  • cooperate in setting and achieving small group and personal goals
  • practise leadership skills
  • relate with adults
  • be of service to others
  • camp, explore the outdoors, and develop good conservation practices

The Scout program is designed around a lively variety of activities based on personal and group interests. Scouts emphasizes outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership, and personal development. Individual interests and skills are recognized through an awards system.

The outdoors is an essential part of the Scout program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Scout experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal.

How do I fit in with the other Scouts?

Scouts meet in a group called a troop.  The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols.  There is one leader for every six Scouts.  Each Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.

What do I wear?

Your Scout uniform is similar to your Wolf Cub uniform although you might need a larger shirt. The sash is red with a green border. You even get to transfer some of your Cub badges to your Scout sash:

  • Sponsor badge and 'Religion in Life' badge
  • Award badges (square) like Canadian Arts Award, Canadian Camper Award, Canadian Heritage Trails Award, Canadian Family Care Award, Canadian Healthy Living Award, and Canadian Wilderness Award
  • Agency badge like St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid
  • World Conservation Badge

Can I earn new badges?

You bet! Take a look at Scout Badges from the Scouts Canada website. Check your Scout Handbook for details on all the badges you can earn and develop a plan with your Troop and Leaders.

Bring on the adventure

Scout Promise:

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

Scout Law:

A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerful,
considerate and clean,
and wise in the use of all resources.

Scout Motto:

Be Prepared

Scout Salute

A Scout salute is a special sign of greeting. To make it, just hold up the three longest fingers in your right hand. Bend the 'pinky' finger down and hold it with your thumb. Raise the tips of your fingers to your forehead, palm facing foreward.

Scouting is .....!

Bring on the adventure

Scouting is Camping
Scouting is Friendship
Scouting is Pioneering
Scouting is Fun

Scouting is Fishing
Scouting is Jamborees
Scouting is Meeting new Friends
Scouting is Awesome

Scouting is being Independent
Scouting is learning Survival
Scouting is helping Others
Scouting is Life

Scouting is Volunteer Work
Scouting is First Aid
Scouting is Cooking
Scouting is Excellent

Scouting is Bonfires
Scouting is Hot Sauce Games
Scouting is Water Balloon Fights
Scouting is never Boring

Scouting is Leadership
Scouting is Knife Safety
Scouting is cleaning our Environment
Scouting is Alive

Scouting is Worldwide
Scouting is Strength
Scouting is Endurance
Scouting is Self Confidence

Scouting Is Real.....

By Scouts Devin & Logan Napke
1st Gretna Green Scout Troop
Miramichi, NB