Beavers Canadian Path

As you may know Scouts Canada is revitalizing the entire Scouting program. This is very exciting as it will be a more hands on youth led program encouraging the youth to plan and take leadership roles! Leaders will still have a big part in guiding and encouraging the youth. You will help open their minds and help them to learn and achieve. The structure of the program is to encourage all to participate, grow and learn to step up to leadership roles thereby encouraging confidence.  Scouting is adventure and having the opportunity to learn and do things that may not be possible with other programs.  The idea is to build on each experience with more involvement and knowledge.

The POND is where it all begins:

The Pond Map


Tips-Beaver Map  – Leaders this document will help you to use the map


Working closely with Scouters, Beaver Scouts will look at a map of their Pond to help them chart their course for the year.

After every activity the Beaver Scouts will gather and talk about what they learned and what they can do next. The Beaver Scouts will have a memory bag—a small day bag that will contain their own map of the Pond and any other items that they would like to share with the Colony.

The Beaver Scout Map will contain many places for them to explore:

  • Malak’s Maple (Leadership)
  • Ringtail’s Hollow (Environment and Outdoors)
  • Rusty’s Meadow (Health and Fitness)
  • Rainbow’s Reflections (Beliefs and Values)
  • Big Brown Beaver’s Lodge (Citizenship)
  • Rascal’s River (Creativity and Personal Expression)
  • Echo’s Mountains (Adventure Skills)
  • Hawkeye’s Campfire (Ceremonies and Reflection)
  • Tic Tac’s Camp (Sleepovers and Camps)
  • Aurora’s Northern Lights (Northern Lights Quest for Top Section Award—Name TBA)
  • Akela’s Jungle (Linking with and preparing for a new adventure in Cub Scouts)

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Moon Light Shadow Tag

Reason to Party

Alphabet Hike

Build a Map

Follow my Voice

Adventure STEM Card Ideas to get you started








Other Skills and Tips for Leaders:

camping skills

trail skills


White Tail Council

Successful Lodges

Have the Kids Illustrate their adventure




Brown Tails

First-year Beaver Scouts (known as Brown Tails) explore the program for the first time and learn about the Beaver Scout program as well as Scouting in general. They could be partnered with a Blue or White Tail in offering leadership occasionally for a single event.

Blue Tails

Second-year Beaver Scouts (known as Blue Tails) gradually take on more leadership in their Lodge through the year. During the fall, the White Tails will work with a Blue Tail partner to take attendance, organize materials, lead the Lodge in a game, etc. All Blue Tails in a Lodge will get a turn (this can change week by week or month by month) to partner with a White Tail in this role. In January, after the White Tails begin their Northern Lights Quest, the Blue Tails take over the leadership roles within the Lodge and continue those roles in the fall of the next year.

White Tails

Third-year Beaver Scouts (known as White Tails) are Colony leaders, helping with the organization of ceremonies and participating in the White Tail Council. Within the Lodge, through the fall, they will take attendance, organize materials, lead the lodge in a game, etc. They will do this with a Blue Tail partner, for whom they will act as a mentor. In January, after the Northern Lights Tail ceremony, the White Tails will relinquish leadership to the Blue Tails. (A small Lodge ceremony might be used to symbolize this transfer of leadership). Throughout the year, the White Tails will continue in their role of Colony leadership.

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Personal Achievement

A series of badges, geared to the challenges of the individual youths personal interests. Personal achievenment badges will be earned by completing Plan, Do, Review tasks designed by the youth and Scouter.

  • Exploring Beaver
  • Tech Beaver
  • Creative Beaver
  • Scientific Beaver
  • Helping Hero
  • Be a Leader
  • My Faith and Yours
  • Beaver Olympian
  • Musical Beaver
  • Pet Care Beaver

Top Section Award — Name TBA

Requirements in development. More to come as they are developed.

Adventure Skills

Camping – see example below of the 9 stages of Camping
Camping Adventure Skill
Aquatic Adventure Skill
Paddling Adventure Skill
 Winter Skills
Winter Skills Adventure Skill
Emergency Aid Adventure Skill
Vertical Challenges
Vertical Challenges Adventure Skill
Hiking Adventure Skill
Scout Craft
Scout Craft Adventure Skill
Sailing Adventure Skill

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Discover what stage you are in Camping Skills

Stage 1: Camping

Camping Stage 1

  • I know what personal gear I should bring to camp.
  • I know how to care for my personal gear.
  • I know what clothes I should bring to camp.
  • I know how to set out my sleeping area for a comfortable night sleep.
  • I can collect small sticks suitable for a campfire.
  • I know about the buddy system.
  • I can help pitch a tent.
  • I can pack a bag for camp.
  • I can keep my camping gear neat and tidy while at camp.
  • I know the different emergency services that are available and when and how to call them.
  • I know the main parts of a tent.
  • I have spent at least one night at camp.

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Stage 2: Camping

Camping Stage 2

  • I know about the Canadian Food Guide and can discuss it with a scouter.
  • I know about safe food storage and hygiene.
  • I can get a weather forecast.
  • I can prepare food for cooking at camp.
  • I know how to get help if someone is hurt.
  • I know how to behave safely around fires.
  • I can demonstrate my understanding of the fire triangle.
  • I know how to be safe while cooking.
  • I understand why I should follow directions from a Scouter.
  • I have spent at least two nights at camp in a tent or other temporary shelter.

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Stage 3: Camping

Camping Stage 3
  • I know how to care for all my personal gear.
  • I know how to store food at camp.
  • I can help make a hot drink using a fire.
  • I know how weather can affect our camp.
  • I can help clean up a fireplace after camp.
  • I know why we bring certain gear to camp for our team.
  • I can use camp tools safely at camp.
  • I know how to clean and treat a small cut or scratch.
  • I know the main principles of Leave No Trace.
  • I can show a younger member of my team how to pitch a tent with the help of others.
  • I can assist in cooking a meal while at camp.
  • I can help others learn about camping.
  • I have spent at least two consecutive nights at camp.

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Stage 4: Camping

Camping Stage 4

  • I know what personal gear I would bring to a lightweight camp and a standing camp.
  • I can pack my backpack for a lightweight camp.
  • I know how to use our group gear correctly and safely.
  • I know how to care for our team gear during and in between camp.
  • I know the best place to pitch a tent and I can explain why.
  • I know how to use and store tools safely.
  • I know what to do in case of cuts and minor burns.
  • I can be safe around fires and cooking equipment.
  • I can be a constructive member of my team while at camp.
  • I can assist in pitching the tent with my team.
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Stage 5: Camping

Camping Stage 5
  • I know what is needed to build temporary shelters.
  • I can explain how to choose the best tent for a specific type of camp.
  • I know how to store and cook food safely at camp.
  • I know what team equipment to bring for various types of camp.
  • I can plan a balanced menu with my ‘Team’ for a camping adventure.
  • I can select a suitable location for a standing or lightweight camp.
  • I can show the best layout for my Team campsite.
  • I can use at least two different types of cooking fires and stoves.
  • I can give a weather report to our scouter for the duration of our camp.
  • I can show the best location at camp for a chopping wood.
  • I can show a younger scout how to pitch a tent.
  • I know how to pitch and set tents correctly for bad weather conditions.
  • I understand the importance of proper waste management while at camp.
  • I can light and maintain a cooking fire.
  • I have cooked a balanced meal on a fire.
  • I have spent at least five consecutive nights at camp.
  • I have spent at least one night lightweight camping.

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Stage 6: Camping

Camping Stage 6

  • I know how to plan the menu and purchase the food for a weekend camp.
  • I know how to research a proposed camping area and locate local services and amenities.
  • I know how to plan a program of activities for a camp.
  • I know the causes of and how to recognize and treat hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunstroke, dehydration and asthma, or any medical conditions that members of my team may have.
  • I can show how to care for, store, and maintain all our team equipment.
  • I can explain what group emergency equipment we should bring to camp and why.
  • I can organize the setting up and taking down of a team campsite.
  • I know how to use a variety of stoves in outdoor conditions safely.
  • I can talk to our team about the hazards involved in camping.
  • I can pitch a tent I’m not familiar with.
  • I have successfully camped in a variety of weather conditions and in all four seasons.
  • I have spent at least 8 nights at camp, including a weeklong camp.
  • I have spent at least 2 consecutive nights lightweight camping.

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Stage 7: Camping

Camping Stage 7
  • I know how to select a location for both standing and lightweight camps.
  • I have planned and led a backcountry camp of a minimum of two consecutive nights.
  • I know how to organize the transportation required for our camp.
  • I know how to plan activities for various types of camps.
  • I know how to make contingency plans for our camps.
  • I can take responsibility for myself and my team while on camp.
  • I can help those camping with my team to learn new skills.
  • I have spent at least 12 nights on various types of camps including at least two consecutive nights without a scouter.

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Stage 8: Camping

Camping Stage 8
  • I can prepare for a specialist expedition and have acquired the necessary skills.
  • I can source, compare, and organize various transport options for getting to local and foreign locations.
  • I know how to create an exciting expedition while catering to everyone’s needs.
  • I know how to travel outdoors while following the 7 principles of Leave No Trace.
  • I have assisted in the organization in at least 2 camps either for my team, or another team in my own group or in another group.
  • I have spent at least 16 nights on various types of camps.

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Stage 9: Camping

Camping Stage 9
  • I know how to budget, prepare, and manage every aspect of an expedition.
  • I know how to ensure that safety precautions are put in place without curtailing the fun of our camp.
  • I can plan and execute camps and expeditions in all types of locations across Canada or abroad.
  • I know how to source amenities and local places of interest.
  • I know how to use a variety of cooking stoves and how each type is most effective.
  • I have organized, planned and led at least one camp for my team.
  • I have spent at least 20 nights on various types of camps

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