At the Burnaby Area Beaver Scouter Conference in October, Scouter Rosie shared a presentation on transitioning to a youth-led scouting model called the “Canadian Path”.

There are a lot of questions about how youth-led scouting works when the youth are as young as beavers. In this section I’ll be sharing links to the Canadian Path materials shared at the conference as well as more information about the Path.

Most of our Canadian Path materials are currently stored in Google Drive.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all materials within here are Scouter-Created for use within colony and are NOT official materials. It is expected that Scouts Canada will come up with materials to support Scouters over time. The scouter-created materials fill in the gaps in the mean time.

Youth Planning

Information sheet about Youth Planning methods culled from manual and Scouts Facebook groups.

Options for Decision Making Methods

1SW’s Planning Sheets (2016-2017 year) – asks youth for ideas in each of the program areas and to choose an OAS focus – parent participation very helpful for this exercise!


Outdoor Adventure Skill Badge Workbook, for beavers/parents/scouters to use. Includes checkboxes and a signature spot for Scouters. This is in ms word so you can edit it yourself.

Draft text for a handout about the Personal Achievement Badges, available for you to steal and edit as you desire.

Scouter Rosie’s List of Personal Achievement Badge adventure examples to help you facilitate planning with the youth. This document is being updated as beavers complete their badges and as Scouters report on their youth’s plans via email and facebook. If you have Beavers with PAB plans, please share them!

Scouts Canada’s Official Personal Achievement Badge handout for Parents

Scouts Canada’s Guide to Beaver Scout Personal Achievement Badges

White Tails Council

An Email from Scouter Rosie about How 1SW runs their White Tails Council

White Tail’s Program Handout and Planning Templates

Aurora’s Northern Lights (Capstone Project / North Star Award) Handout for Youth from Scouts Canada