Welcome to the youth section of the Voyageur Council Scouting website!
Here you will find all sorts of information relevant to youth awards, scholarships, and opportunities for youth involvement! Check the Contact Us page to find out how to get in touch with your Area Youth Commissioner
Voyageur Council FOCUS Training 2013 - March 2-3
FOCUS is a by-youth-for-youth leadership training program. The Council Youth Network is sponsoring a FOCUS course March 2-3 at Scout Headquarters in Ottawa. The deadline for registration is Feb 28! Contact Kalen Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to register.
RSVP (Rovers, Rangers, Scouts, Venturers, Pathfinders) is a social and skills-building camp at Camp Opemikon. Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers are welcome as are registered members of Girl Guides. This year, RSVP features archery, canoeing, and a climbing wall! Click above for the registration form! Registrations are due April 26. Email email@example.com for more info.
What is the Voyageur Council Youth Network?
The VCYN is a collection of youth who champion youth involvement at all levels of Scouts Canada. We visit groups, attend meetings, organize training courses and plan events to ensure leadership opportunities for young people in our organization.
This network is a way of communicating between youth in this Council in order to share thoughts and get involved. YOU are an essential member of this network by contributing ideas and feedback!
This network is led by group of youth who represent the interests of Area youth and help to facilitate the distribution of information. These are the Area Youth Commissioners (AYCs.)
What type of awards are there for youth?
There are many! There are program badges, stars, and awards, as well as alternative programmes that are available for every section, including Climate Change, Gifts for Peace, Scouts of the World, and more! First Aid is available to Scout-aged and older youth, and senior sections also have the Duke of Edinburgh and Amory Award.
There are also some achievement awards such as the Council Youth Award and the Medal of the Maple for outstanding service. The Order of the Caribou can also be earned by those youth who take a leading role in the organization of a large camp or event!
The Philip Mondor Scholarship offers four $500 bursaries to students entering post-secondary education. Applications are due May 1st.
How can I get involved?
There are many opportunities for youth to get involved in leadership roles. Cubs can be Keeos in their group's Beaver colony, Scouts can be Kims in a Cub pack, and Venturers and Rovers can help to run events, both for their age groups and for younger sections! Contact your AYC to see what else you can do in your Area! (email addresses can be found on the page).
World Moot 2013
For all Scouts Canada members between 18 and 26 years old, the 14th World Moot is being held in Canada! Join with Scouts from across the world from August 8 to 18, 2013. Go to http://www.mootcanada2013.ca/en/ for more information.
Canadian Jamoree 2013
Visit www.scouts.ca/cj13 for information on CJ '13 and how to volunteer as an Offer of Service.