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. Please confirm with your Area Support Manager to ensure any agreements are still valid.
|City||Venue||Type of Activity||Additional Information|
|Athabasca||Wild by Nature Adventures Inc.||Programming Activities|
|Banff||Banff Trail Riders Inc.||Horseback Rides, Wagon Rides|
|Banff National Park||Discover Banff Tours||Johnston Canyon Icewalk|
|Near Bragg Ck AB||Easter Seals, Camp Horizon||Camp|
|Brooks||Maximum Adventure Park||Bounce Houses, Bumper Cars, Laser Tag||(403)363-9591|
|Brooks||Rockwall Fitness Centre Inc.||Indoor Rock Climbing|
|Calgary/Banff area||Moose Mountain Ventures Inc (Moose Mountain Adventures)||Horse-back Riding|
|Calgary/Banff area||Padi Diving||Scouts Canada members are permitted to sign a PADI release.|
|Calgary||Arden’s Taekwon-do Inc.||Obstacle, Taekwon-do||Boot Camps|
|Calgary||Aquabatics Calgry Ltd.||Kayak, Canoe||Indoor Pool|
|Calgary||BPK Industries Inc.||Parkour Classes|
|Calgary||Extreme Air Park||Trampoline Park|
|Calgary||Flip Factory Inc.||Gymnastics||Sleep-overs|
|Calgary||Roots 2 STEM Limited||Junior Engineers|
|Canmore||Canadian Rockies Rafting Co. Ltd.||Rafting Adventures|
|Canmore||Town of Canmore||Indoor Climbing Wall|
|Canmore||Yamnuska Inc. dba Yamnuska Mountain Adventures||Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountaineering and BackCoutry Travel||Avalanche Training|
|Carvel Alberta||Esprix Stables High Performance Riding Club||Horse Riding/Theory Event|
|Cremona Area||River’s Edge Camp||Camp and Retreat|
|Cremona/Water Valley Area||Dragon Flight Archery||Archery|
|Edmonton||Eescape||Escape Live Action Gaming|
|Edmonton||Hela Ventures Ltd.||Mountain Adventure School|
|Edmonton||Jack Axe Inc||Mobile Axe Throwing – Targets|
|Edmonton||Rock Jungle Fitness||Rock Climbing, Bouldering|
|Edmonton||SideQuests Adventuress Inc.||Escape Rooms|
|Edmonton||YWCA Camp Yowochas||YWCA Camp|
|Exshaw||Mad Dogs & Englishmen Inc||Dog Sled Tours|
|Kananaskis Village||Guinn Outfitting Ltd.(Boundary Ranch)||Horse Riding, Wagon Rides||Team building activities|
|Medicine Hat, AB||Carefree Adventures||Kayak Lessons/Tours|
|Near North Battleford SK||Blue Mountain Adventure Park||Zipline, Climbing Wall, Multiple outdoor sports|
|Okotoks||Big Rock Bouldering Inc.||Bouldering||Type of Rock Climbing|
|Regina||St. James United Church||Sleep-overs|
|Revelstoke||Skytrek Adventure Park Ltd.||All Park Activities|
|Rocky Mountain House||Wildhorse Mountain Ranch & Outfitters||Horseback Riding and Outdoor Adventures||403-729-2910|
|Winnipeg||Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada||Sleep-overs|
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 your Area Support Manager.
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 your Area Support Manager:
• About a program and service provider that requires a waiver and will not accept our hold Indemnification 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.