Canadian Path Cubs

The Canadian Path is a new journey that we are happy to bring to the youth as a way to revitalize Scouting in Canada.

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The Canadian Path is defined by its four key elements:

Youth Led

Youth take responsibility for their activities and adventures. Scouters provide them the opportunity to step up and run the program.

Youth are involved in what activities they want to do, what adventures they want to undertake and what challenges they wish to give themselves.

Youth bring their own ideas and interests to the mix to create Adventures in all six Program Areas (Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression, and Beliefs & Values) so that the program truly becomes their own.

Plan Do Review

PLAN – Cub Scouts are involved in the planning process—brainstorming, making suggestions and providing input about the Program Areas they are interested in.

DO – Everyone — Cub Scouts and Scouters — are involved in the planned activities, and all youth are engaged and challenged in ways appropriate to their abilities.

REVIEW – At the end of the activity, or at the next meeting, youth and Scouters should take time to talk and reflect about the activity.


Adventure is about exploring new things, new ideas, learning new skills, and creating new paths. Whether youth are pursuing outdoor challenges, experimenting with a STEM concepts, exploring their faith, or tackling a project related to personal expression or community development, they are growing as individuals by having new experiences.

Let’s help them get out and have those adventures.


The SPICES concept gives the Scouts Canada program a useful framework to ensure well-rounded program developed around: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual areas.

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