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Program Standards & the Quality Program Award


Scouts Canada’s programs are designed to deliver fun, challenging, outdoor programs to youth of all ages. To ensure that all members receive quality Scouting programs, as well as ample opportunities to develop themselves, the following Program Standards have been established for each Scouting section.

Leaders can use the Program Standards to plan and conduct excellent Scouting programs. It’s a quick reference to make sure that they are covering all aspects of the program. Scouts Canada believes that by using program standards, youth receive a better program and stay involved in Scouting longer.  In addition, it’s an opportunity for parents to see at a glance the exciting program that their children will be receiving. 

The Program Quality Award will recognize sections that meet all the objectives which are laid out in the Program Standards. This award will be presented annually to those sections which meet all the requirements of the program objectives; ensuring that they are meeting all program targets and have trained and accomplished leaders delivering strong, balanced programs to Scouting’s youth members.

By ensuring quality factors for our programs such as: number of outings; number of camping opportunities; accepting youth input; and community service activities, means every youth will receive excellent Scouting programs filled with opportunities to help them develop as individuals.

View PDF of the Award

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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