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Becoming A Volunteer Scouter

If you are interested in:

  • The outdoors
  • Gaining new leadership skills
  • Making new friends


  • Spending quality time with your children

Then becoming a volunteer with the Scouts Canada is the place for you!

Why a Scouter?

Scouts Canada is the largest youth movement in the world developing global citizens and capable leaders of tomorrow. Many of today's successful leaders in political business technological entertainment and other realms have been involved in Scouting as youth. We offer valuable leadership educational and inspirational opportunities in a fun and adventurous environment.

How does Scouting benefit my children and other youth?

Scouting volunteers have provided generations of Canadian youth with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.

How can Scouting benefit volunteer leaders?

Many people are looking for ways to develop skills that help them achieve personal and professional goals. Scouting has a long tradition of providing such opportunities.

Professionally Benficial Experiences

  • A fully trained leader completes thorough online and experiential learning in understanding youth, program planning, leadership and risk management
  • Scouting offers many opportunities to develop marketing, communication, financial management and fundraising skills
  • Volunteer as a leader for younger sections or for service projects
  • Achieve Awards Recognized by Schools: Queen's Venturer Award; the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Network with company employers at social events
  • Scouts Canada also offers excellent volunteer development courses

International Human Rights Awareness & Humanitarian Projects

  • Emphasis on diversity and building of solidarity with underprivileged countries
  • Learn about the global force and impact of the Scouting movement
  • Connect with members from a worldwide youth movement

Personal Development

  • Engage in personal spiritual discovery
  • Explore duty to self to country and to others

Environmental Sustainability and Outdoor Exploration

  • Explore the wilderness by going on camps and expeditions (backpacking kayaking rafting canoeing mountain climbing biking etc.)
  • Test and build your outdoor skills and wilderness survival skills
  • Participate in an award-winning climate change program

If you are interested in any of the opportunities enjoy working with children and youth enjoy the outdoors and meeting new friends then become a leader today!

Contact our office at 604-879-5721 (in Vancouver) or 1-888-Scouts-Now (726-8876) to inquire about leadership opportunities in a Scout Group.


Becoming a Scouter (Registration and Screening)

What screening is required for Scouters?

Every new Scouter is required to complete screening elements before he or she can wear the Scouting uniform and participate. These elements include:

  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • A reference check resulting in at least 3 passed references to become compliant
  • A signed Code of Conduct
  • Online learning
  • Formal Interview
  • Approval

You can find more information about the Scouts Canada Volunteer Screening Procedure here.


How do I find my local Group?

Scouts Canada has a 'Browse Groups' option which is designed to identify nearest groups to you based on your postal code. You can review the details on how to use this feature here.


How do I register as a Volunteer (Scouter)?

If you are a parent/guardian who is already registered with a MyScouts account 

If you have a youth in Scouting who has been registered you already have a parent/guardian account that you used to register your youth. This account acts as an administrative account for your youth & will also serve as your account as a Volunteer. 

If you are a parent/guardian/adult who is not registered with a MyScouts account please create a MyScouts account in order to register as a Volunteer. Please reference Gaining Access to MyScouts


If you have a MyScouts account your first step is to log in. Once logged in you will see the option to 'Volunteer' within your 'My Menu' on the left side of the page.




Once selected you will be taken to the Group Locator where you can search for local Groups using your postal code. If you see a Group that you would like to register with, and it has the option to ‘sign in to register’, select this & then you can register with the group online!

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You can now register yourself as a Scouts Canada Volunteer! A pop-up box will appear where you can confirm the registration year you are registering for and click ‘continue’.




  • On the next option, you will need to select ‘Myself’ as the person you want to register.



  • The next few screens are where you will verify your details. This information should be completely accurate and up to date, as these are the details which will be sent to the group you are registering with. Remember that fields marked with a red asterisk are compulsory. Click on ‘save changes’ to advance screens.
  • After entering personal information, you will arrive at the ‘add role’ screen, here you can select an appropriate role. It is important to select a fitting role or a default one will be added.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions regarding the Scouts Canada privacy policy, terms of registration, medical policy and participant agreement. You will be able to read these policies in full on-screen at the time.
  • After agreeing to terms and conditions, the registration confirmation screen will confirm the registration details. Click ‘continue’ if you are happy with all these details.  



  • The next screen will ask you to enter your references. You can add each reference by clicking 'Add reference'. Scouts Canada asks for 5 references at the time of registration but once 3 have replied it will fulfil this portion of your screening requirement. Note: If you are unable to enter all of your references at the time of application, you may resume your application by clicking on Incomplete Registrations and finish entering the references. Please be advised that you are only able to resume an application on the day that it was created.


Help Centre

Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre: HERE



Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers life enriching programs for girls and boys aged 5-26 through thousands of individual groups located in most cities and towns across Canada.

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