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Becoming a Scout Leader

If you are interested in:

  • The outdoors
  • Gaining new leadership skills
  • Making new friends and/or
  • Spending quality time with your children
Then becoming a volunteer leader with Scouts Canada is the right place for you!
Or if you are an Island student in grade 10, 11 or 12 and planning to attend any post-secondary institution, you may receive a community service bursary in recognition of your volunteer work with Scouts Canada.

Why a Scout leader?

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 Beneficial 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 (e.g. Gala; Byng Breakfast)
  • 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

4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Leader (Registration and Screening)

1. Create a My Scouts account on
2. Find a local Scout group you would like to volunteer with by going to and click on Find a Group (top right corner)
3. Contact the group directly you like more information or contact PEI Council at  
4. Volunteer screening/training requirements are:
  • Scouting Fundamental training (approximately 4.5 hours and includes Respect in Sport Training)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Interview by the group with 2 current Scouters
  • Provide 5 references, with names, phone number, email and relationship
  • Current, clean Police Record Check (PRC) (instructions will be provided by the group)
  • Wood Badge I for Canadian Path training (approximately 5 hours)
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 the PEI Council to hear about leadership opportunities in a Scout Group.

When you're ready proceed to Volunteer Training Courses to find out more! 

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