Group News

When Can We Start Scouting Again?

  • Virtual Focus — No in-person Scouting activities will be permitted until August 31, 2020.
  • Extended Membership — Scouts Canada will extend memberships for all youth until December 31, 2020 to support continued virtual Scouting and in-person, outdoor activities in the fall. There will be no cost to members associated with this extension.
  • New Scouting Year — Registration will re-open in the fall for the start of a new Scouting Year, beginning in January 2021. We will also work to enable new youth members to join Scouts whenever and wherever possible. Registration will continue to offer a 2-week advanced window for existing members.
  • New Standards for In-Person Activity — We are developing standards and guidelines to take effect September 1, 2020; they will support our Scouters and ensure our in-person meetings in the fall will follow Provincial health and safety requirements.
  • Virtual Scouting — Scouts Canada will develop a comprehensive and robust program to support Section virtual meetings that keep youth active and engaged in Scouting.