Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver program. Through adventurous outdoor activities, creative play, music and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy time with current friends and make new ones. With their motto of “Sharing, Sharing Sharing”, Beavers learn how to get along with a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.
Beavers share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the Colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree planting, and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beavers develop and appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment. Beavers are a vital part of the community, country, and world in which they live. Visits to parks, power plants, and fire and police stations thrill young Beavers and illustrate the many important facets of their community.
Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities, like canoeing or kayaking, are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy. Through the Cub motto of “Do Your Best”, Cubs are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible.
Cubs also experience an exciting variety of other activities: games and sports, model-building, music, story-telling, and play-acting. The Cub badge program focuses around six activity areas: The Natural World, Outdoors, Creative Expression, Healthy Living, Home and Community and Canada and the World. Like Beavers, Cubs enjoy all their adventures with their friends in the Pack.
Enjoying mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes, and lots of camping…these are just a few of the adventures tackled as a Scout. Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures a part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges. Scouts develop responsibility and leadership skills through their motto of “Be Prepared”. Whether running activities, organizing camps, or connecting with other youth across Alberta or Canada through youth forums, the Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging youth to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, and the environment.
Scouts meet in a group called a Troop, which is further divided into smaller groups called Patrols. Each Scout learns the Promise and Law which helps guide their personal development.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Venturer program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping, and other opportunities round out the Venturer experience and align with their motto of “Challenge”. Developing and active, healthy lifestyle among members of the Company is the primary goal.
As well, Venturing helps teens acquire new knowledge and skills that can lead to a satisfying career. What do you want to do? Maybe you’d like to be a chef, an engineer, or a paramedic. In Venturer’s, you can try on different exciting career options to see what’s right for you.
The motto of “Service” plays and essential role in the Rover program. Helping their local communities, Rovers run service activities such as food drives, park clean-ups, and tree plantings. Rovers also participate in adventurous activities like mountain climbing or white water rafting.
Rovers meet in a group called a Crew, where they develop and manage their own program under the mentorship of a respected advisor. Rovers also act in leadership roles with younger Scouting sections.