26th Halifax Scouts

Scouts (Ages 11-14)

For boys & girls

The Scout program offers youth an opportunity to experience new things, have more adventures and develop into confident and capable individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

Youth-led

Scouts is youth-led, meaning Scouts choose what activities and adventures they want to go on, from hiking specific locations, visiting places that normally aren’t open to the public, building things such as shelters and rope bridges across rivers, orienteering, creative arts, STEM-related activities and more… We have male and female leaders (known as Scouters) who help facilitate the program following Scouts Canada’s plan, do and review approach.

The Scout program is divided into activity areas and offers youth lots of fun and adventure, and features a comprehensive achievement recognition system (represented by badges!).

Four program areas

  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Outdoor Skills

Skills

Each activity area provides learning opportunities for Scouts to gain skills and knowledge in each activity area. Scouts earn recognition in each of the four areas through “Activity Badges.” (There are two progressive levels of each Activity Badge.)

Several Scout Awards acknowledge achievement, leading up to the ultimate award of Chief Scout’s Award.

Personal interests

We also encourage Scouts to explore new areas of personal interest through our Personal Achievement Badge system.

Get started!

Scouts climbing together

What we’ve done this year

Here’s a sample of just some of what our Scouts have done this scouting year:

  • Summer, Fall camps (McNab’s Island, Dollar Lake, Smiley’s, Chaswood and more)
  • Canoeing
  • Multiple winter camps (indoor and outdoor – they were awesome!)
  • Let’s Talk Science at Dal’s Sexton Campus
  • SCUBA diving
  • ARK Dinner community service project (cooking!)
  • STEM Olympics
  • Ice skating
  • Mooseheads and Hurricanes Games
  • Several movie nights
  • Day and night hikes, Orienteering
  • How to use camp stoves, lanterns, knives
  • Cooking at camp, Iron Chef competitions at our hall
  • ALERT – 24 hour orienteering and skills challenge (similar to the Amazing Race)
  • First Aid training
  • Various gallery & museum tours

And much more!

Schedule & Activities

26th Halifax Scouts do all sorts of activities – from urban adventures to hikes, camping and community services projects – and a lot more. Meetings are generally Thursday nights 7:15 – 9:00 pm, but families should check ScoutsTracker for the current schedule.

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Scout Uniform

Scouting info

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