Adventure for Youth

Adventure

YOUR Adventure starts now!

 

Our youth have been asking for some new meaningful experiences, things that they will not experience at school. Let’s help them get out and have those adventures.

The image of youth exploring in the wilderness is one of the first ideas that springs to mind when thinking about Scouting. Imagine Beaver Scouts catching fireflies at a local Scout camp, or Venturer Scouts taking a helicopter to a remote wilderness in the Rocky Mountains and hiking out. It’s what many members of Scouting love about the program, and it’s what compels a lot of people to come see what Scouting has to offer them.

It’s important to recognize that Adventure isn’t always something physically evident. 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.

“The Troop picked up on the Youth-led and installed a Troop Leader and started to rework their Court of Honour to more seriously reflect the input of the youth. Youth then asked if a whitewater rafting trip was possible and then started to plan it.”

Mark, Mentor in Shining Waters

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