The Canadian Path is an exciting new program that focuses on six program areas: the Environment and Outdoors, Leadership, Active and Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression, and Beliefs & Values.

The Canadian Path will carry on these program areas through four key Elements: Youth-Led, Adventure, Plan-Do-Review, and SPICES. Youth-Led focuses on youth setting goals, deciding their own fun adventures and challenging themselves to try new experiences. Adventure runs throughout the very fabric of Scouting. It breaths learning with friends and taking on fun challenges for the first time. Plan-Do-Review is a process which the Scouting Program uses to organize safe, fun Scouting Adventures. SPICES is an acronym that lists six attributes that develop youth in a holistic way. SPICES aim to develop youth Socially, Physically, Intellectually, Character, Emotionally, and Spiritually.

 

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission at TJCAC’s 1st Rouge Valley Scout Group is threefold: to serve our community, to share the love of Christ through His Gospel, and to develop young people in a holistic program which develops them into well-rounded individuals.

Community Service

Youth in our scout’s program will have many opportunities to get involved in their local church and community. Duty to God, Duty to others, and Duty to self is engrained in the fabric of the Scouting Movement. Youth will fulfill their scouting duties through providing meaningful services to their families, churches, and communities. Our vision is to raise up community-minded and socially-minded scouting youth that will serve as leaders who contribute to the well-being of society for both today and the future.

Evangelism

One of the most defining factors that set the 1st Rouge Valley Scout Group apart from other scout groups is our commitment to sharing the love of Christ to our scout members and their respective families. Every weekly meeting, the Bible will be opened and scouts will learn the life-changing truth from God’s Word. Our vision is to raise up a generation of young Christians who live out Biblical values of love, justice, and stewardship over God’s creation.

Holistic Youth Development

We are dedicated to developing our youth through SPICES. Through our outdoor camp programs, church involvement, and community service, our youth members will be able to grow in all aspects of Social, Physical, Intellectual, Characterful, Emotional, and Spiritual development. Our vision is to train youth to become well-rounded individuals who exemplify the qualities of Christ in their schools, churches, and local communities.

Cubs and Scouts Program

TJCAC offers the scouting program to youth aged 8 to 14. Scouts strive to live by the Scout Promise, the Scout Law, and the Scout Motto. As scouts gain skills and experience on their journey of the Canadian Path, they will also be able to work towards their Chief Scout Award, the highest award in the scout section. Youth will be able to plan and lead their own adventures under the guidance of experienced Scouters from other successful scout groups such as 33rd Agincourt and 11th Toronto. Our Scouters would be more than happy to share their skills and experience with our youth. During our outdoor camping trips, youth will be able to participate in many different activities including swimming, hiking, rock climbing, archery, biking, rappelling, canoeing, kayaking, pioneering, and learning survival skills. Our Scouters will journey through the Canadian path with the youth while assisting them to earn their Chief Scout Award. Our weekly meetings are held on Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Fellowship Hall.