Scouters – Getting Started
How do I become a Scouter?
First, you are not alone. Your Group Commissioner is responsible for helping you through the process. This book will help you immensely: New Scouter Welcome Kit
There are several steps to becoming a Scouter.
- Make an online application at www.myscouts.ca
- Apply for a Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Ensure you list 5 references and their email addresses.
- Accept the Scouts Canada Code of Conduct. Ensure you understand it.
- Complete the Online Training at the David Huestis Learning Centre (found in www.myscout.ca)
- Complete “Respect in Sport” found within the David Huestis Learning Centre
- Complete an Interview with two Interview Scouters.
Where do I get a Personal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening?
For City of Kingston, you may apply online: https://policechecks.kpf.ca/
Outside of the city you likely need to rely on the Ontario Provincial Police and attend their location.
They want a letter, and I need fingerprints!!
Send an email here indicating you need a letter and why.
References? How do I provide them? Who should I list?
At the end of the application process the program will ask for 5 references. One of them may be related to you. They will be contacted by email. Do not use government email addresses. They won’t work.
Training? What do I have to do?
All new Scouters – Guide to My Learning Path – all New Scouters
And the MS1 (or Woodbadge 1 Training) for Colony, Pack, Troop, Venturers, Rovers – Online Training Guide for New Section Scouters
Or the MS1 (or Woodbadge 1 Training for Group Committee including Group Youth Commissioners) –Online Training Guide for New Group Committee Members
An Interview. What’s that about?
We want to get to know you better and ensure that you are a good fit for Scouts Canada. Be open and honest. Ask questions.