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Approved Program Activities

Approved Program Activities (No Waiver Required)

The following facilities in Calgary and the south central Alberta area do not require our members to sign waivers, have accepted Scouts Canada's hold harmless agreement, or Scouts Canada has accepted their waivers.

Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting

865774 Alberta Ltd

o/a Mukwah Tours

Whitewater Rafting

Ryan Thompson 1-800-465-0144

Bow Waters Canoe Club

Canoe instruction

Deanna 403-235-2922

Kimball River Sports

Cardston Rafting Trips


Inside Out Experience

Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Horseback Riding

1-877-999-7238 or

Climbing Walls

18th Calgary Scout Hall 

2001 18 Avenue SW, Calgary

Climbing Wall

Bert 403-249-1641

Mount Royal University 

Indoor Climbing Wall

To register and get more information click here

YMCA Shawnessy

Indoor Climbing Wall


Please Note: Groups must book to have the outdoor centre provide an instructor if they want to do climbing at this facility


University of Calgary

Climbing Wall

Shaun 403-220-5038


The Dive Shop Calgary

Scuba diving, PADI certified

4652 Mcleod Trail S, Calgary, T2G 5E8

Horseback Riding

Chinook Council Timber Trails Camp

Trail Riding

Mike 403-283-4993, ext. 233

Moose Mountain Adventures

Horseback Riding


Camp Evergreen

Horseback Riding, Wall Climbing, Bouldering, Rappelling, Archery, High and Low-Rope Courses, Zipline -- Has an approved acknowledgement of risk form

Jay Rodriguez 403-638-4230


Rafter Six Ranch Resort

Horseback Riding, Camping, Ropes Course, Rafting


Overnight Programs / Third-Party Camps

Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller

Overnight Museum Adventures


Yamnuska Inc.



Calgary Zoo




The Shooting Edge

Rifle, Pistol, and Target Shooting

Alberta Hunter Education Instructor's Association (AHEIA)

Various Fishing, Hunting, and Firearms related activities

Rob Giles 403-319-2281 or

Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions

Dog Sledding

403-609-3670 or

Firebrand Glass


Julia Reimer or Tyler Rock 403-933-2264

Please Note

Some service providers who have signed indemnification agreements regularly hire new employees who are not aware of the agreement with Scouts Canada. Should an employee ask you to sign waivers ask the employee to check with their supervisor. Should you still be required to sign a waiver, please contact Doug MacDonald at

Scouts Canada members may not use the the Banff Centre Climbing Wall, the Calgary Climbing Centre, City of Calgary Leisure Centres climbing walls, or the Stronghold Climbing Centre for Scouting activities because these facilities have advised us that they require unacceptable waivers.

Some Scouters consider organizing "non-Scouting" outings for activities that require waivers. This is not a wise plan. Parents, who think the activity is still "sort of" Scouting, are likely to be upset when they learn that their child's Scouts Canada insurance does not apply to the activity. Any adults organizing such trips are exposing themselves to unnecessary liability.

Challenging activities will remain part of Scouts Canada's programs. Our national insurer believes that camping, canoeing, rock climbing, trial riding, etc. should be part of Scouting. The insurer is comfortable that we are trying to practice the best risk management possible but will not permit Scouts Canada to accept responsibility for the negligence of others. That is exactly what the majority of waivers require us to do.

You can help us keep challenging activities in Scouting. Please contact Doug MacDonald at

            • About a program and service provider that requires a waiver and will not accept our hold harmless agreement. We will try to negotiate with them.

            • About an activity/facility that does not require a waiver. We will advertise them to other Scouters.

            • Questions you may have about liability insurance.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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