Pathfinder Award

Personal Development Award Citizenship Award Outdoor Skill Award Leadership Award Year Round Summer Award Year Round Winter Award Pathfinder Award

PATHFINDER AWARD

Requirements for the Pathfinder Award To qualify as a Pathfinder Scout:
  1. Successfully complete the Voyageur Scout requirements.
  2. Complete the advanced requirements in each of the following Activity Areas: Citizenship, Leadership, Personal Development, Outdoor Skills at the Pathfinder level.
  3. Earn six (6) more Challenge Badges from at least four (4) Challenge Badge categories in addition to the four (4) badges previously earned in the Voyageur Award. (10 in total)
  4. Complete the Year Round Camping Award.

CITIZENSHIP AWARD

  1. Identify the following flags: the United Nations, World Scout, Canadian Provinces and Territories.
  2. With other members of your patrol meet with a member of Local Government or the Legal System. Discuss with this person their responsibilities and the workings of their system.
  3. Explain the following to show that you understand how the Government of Canada works: the roles of the Queen, Governor General, and Lieutenant Governors; the general functions or powers of federal, provincial and local governments; the role of civil servants and the role of political parties.
  4. Meet with a member of a local service club and discuss their role in the community.
  5. Know how to do the following in your community:
    1. report damage or need for repairs to roads and bridges
    2. report damage to electrical power, sewer mains, water supply systems
    3. report a spill of hazardous material
    4. obtain a building permit for a house or garage
    5. report suspected water contamination to the Local Health Authority.
  6. With members of your patrol; visit a historic site and explain its importance in Canada's history, OR Visit an industrial plant, business or educational centre and during your visit, find out about the types of jobs or careers that are available, OR Report on the history, growth and present role of one of the following: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Armed Forces, Supreme Court of Canada.
  7. Actively participate in five community projects of which at least two are different from the choices made at the Voyageur level.
  8. Communicate and explore local Scouting activities with a Scout from another area or culture. e.g. face to face, letter, fax, ham radio, e-mail.

LEADERSHIP AWARD

  1. Research a local or world leader. Lead a ten minute discussion about this leader, including the leadership role they played, to your patrol or troop.
  2. Plan and participate in leading an all day outdoor activity for your patrol. Evaluate the event with your Patrol at the end of the activity.
  3. Using a Patrol in Council, plan and conduct a troop camping trip of at least forty-eight hours. A detailed plan will be developed showing the steps necessary to have a successful venture. Evaluate the event with your Patrol at the end of the activity.
  4. Teach a basic level skill to a Scout working at the Pioneer or Voyager level skills. At the end of your activity the Scout must successfully demonstrate good knowledge of the subject.
  5. Provide a leadership role to another group (Cubs, church, sports etc). Discuss your experience with your Patrol leader and/or Scouter.

OUTDOOR SKILL AWARD

With members of your patrol and/or Troop, participate in the following outdoor activities and demonstrate advanced skills and abilities. Be able to use equipment with little or no supervision.
  1. Camp outdoors for a minimum of six (6) nights, not including those done for the Voyageur Award. Must include at least two 2 night, or one 3 night camps, and one lightweight or mobile camp.
  2. Participate in three (3) additional hikes/ trips of at least 6 hours duration each.
    1. One must include an overnight stay of at least two nights. (these nights may be included in the camps detailed above).
    2. Another must be in Winter conditions.
    NB. For the purpose of this requirement alternate methods may be chosen, i.e. bikes, xcountry skiing, horseback, canoeing, etc. Motorized transportation is not acceptable.
  3. Demonstrate the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment including stoves, tents, axes, saws, cooking equipment etc.
  4. Plan a menu for two or more scouts for a weekend camp,
    1. The plan shall have minimum of five (5) meals.
    2. The plan must include a food and supplies list which includes quantity.
  5. Plan a balanced menu for a patrol of Scouts for a weekend camp. The plan shall have minimum of five (5) meals and must include a food and supplies list which includes quantities required.
  6. Sleep in a temporary overnight shelter for one or two people that you built.
  7. Demonstrate two types of rope lashings and describe their uses.
  8. Demonstrate to Pioneer or Voyageur level Scouts the proper care, maintenance and packing of personal camping gear suitable for a 2 day camp (include sleeping bag, pack, clothes, boots, etc.).
  9. Identify four (4) wild birds and (4) mammals, indigenous to the area where you live or camp. Keep a list of the sightings you encounter on at least two camps or hikes.
  10. Identify four types of trees and shrubs. Be able to recognize them in their natural setting.
  11. Identify four types of wild flowers in the area you camp or hike in.
  12. Demonstrate proper disposal of cooking residues, grey water and body waste.
  13. Plan and lead an Environmental project for your Patrol / Troop.
  14. Demonstrate throughout the Pathfinder Award that you have put into practice your personal Environmental Code. (Voyageur requirement)
 

YEAR ROUND SUMMER AWARD

Purpose: To encourage the Scout to get camping experience in the Summer.
Requirements: To qualify for the award:
  1. You must spend at least two nights in tents or other temporary shelter.
  2. As a patrol, for each camp you must:
    1. obtain written parental permission to camp
    2. select the campsite and obtain permission to use it
    3. arrange transportation. If you use a vehicle, you must travel the last kilometre on foot and carry in all your gear with your patrol members.
    4. develop a menu and buy the food you need
    5. prepare the patrol camping equipment suitable for the season
    6. plan the program activities for the camp
  3. Get the approval of your Troop Scouter or Patrol Counsellor for all of your actions related to the items in #2.
  4. Evaluate each camp with your Troop Scouter or Patrol Counsellor within two weeks of the camp. Discuss with that leader both your preparations and the camp's outcomes.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  1. Spiritual
    1. Understand the role of your religion, spiritual belief and/or church in your life. Discuss your beliefs with the faith leader of your choice. (Religion-in-Life at appropriate level.)
    2. Prepare and perform a leading role in a "Scouts Own".
  2. Social
    1. Explore the area of social interaction with others. Subjects such as dating, behaviour in public, sexually transmitted diseases, and abusive behaviours could be included.
    2. Know and demonstrate good personal grooming habits.
    3. Explore at least 2 issues of public health, i.e. contagious disease, blood supply, Medicare, AIDS etc.
    4. Explore at least 2 issues of public safety and security, (i.e. Neighbourhood Watch, Block Parents, swarming, the homeless, public facility safety, safety inspectors, etc.)
    5. Research and report on effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
  3. Intellectual
    1. Review your goals made for the Voyageur level and: i) evaluate your progress towards goals set in the Voyageur level ii) set new goals based on your progress in the Voyageur level.
  4. Physical
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of emergency treatment and First Aid by qualifying at the St. John's "Emergency First Aid" level or the Red Cross "Emergency level", OR
    2. By demonstration, discussion or participation show good knowledge of the following:
      1. how to treat Shock and Choking.
      2. demonstrate not less than 5 bandaging techniques using triangular bandages. At least one method of stabilizing fractures must be demonstrated.
      3. the meaning of First Aid and the management of a case.
      4. the types of wounds and dangers of infections.
      5. the general rules for treating wounds that are bleeding; fractures; and poisons.
      6. how to control bleeding.
      7. how to make a stretcher and splints from items found at the site of an accident.
      8. how to treat an arm for a cut, burn and scald.
      9. C.P.R.
    NOTE: Training must be delivered by a qualified instructor.

YEAR ROUND WINTER AWARD

Purpose: To encourage the Scout to get camping experience in the Winter.
Requirements: To qualify for the award:
  1. You must spend at least two nights in tents or other temporary shelter.
  2. As a patrol, for each camp you must:
    1. obtain written parental permission to camp
    2. select the campsite and obtain permission to use it
    3. arrange transportation. If you use a vehicle, you must travel the last kilometre on foot and carry in all your gear with your patrol members.
    4. develop a menu and buy the food you need
    5. prepare the patrol camping equipment suitable for the season
    6. plan the program activities for the camp
  3. Get the approval of your Troop Scouter or Patrol Counsellor for all of your actions related to the items in #2.
  4. Evaluate each camp with your Troop Scouter or Patrol Counsellor within two weeks of the camp. Discuss with that leader both your preparations and the camp's outcomes.