Scouting is great fun and youth learn skills that offer challenge and personal development.
Scout activities stress initiative, teamwork and being prepared and the Scout program is built around developing and practicing skills. The 28th Ottawa Scout Troop participates actively in outdoor activities that increase in complexity as youth learning progresses.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Scout program. Scouts can anticipate participating in outdoor games, day hikes, overnight camps and weekend camps. Within the 28th Ottawa there is the opportunity to travel internationally, generally to northern New York State annually and out of North America every 3-4 years.
Scouts meet in a group called a troop. The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols – generally 5-6 members per patrol – each of which has a youth Patrol Leader (PL) and a youth Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). PLs and APLs will receive training for their roles and will be expected to take the initative to coach, steer and manage their patrol members.