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The No One Left Behind Program

In 2007, Scouts Canada announced the No One Left Behind program in an effort to ensure that every youth is provided with the opportunity to experience new adventures with a local Scouts Canada program. Through No One Left Behind, membership fees and related costs are subsidized for youth from families facing economic barriers.

Every young person deserves to experience the world of adventure, friendship and self-development that Scouting offers. With your support for No One Left Behind, we can prepare even more youth across the country for future success.

No One Left Behind has grown considerably since it launched. The program was expanded in 2011, to include the funding of uniforms, outdoor equipment and camping experiences, through the Participation subsidy.

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Scouting is the perfect chance for kids to prepare for the real world, by exploring the world! While Scouts helps kids grow personally, they also develop into exceptional team players and capable leaders.

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Membership Subsidies (registration fees)

How to Apply

Applications for the No One Left Behind registration subsidy are submitted during the registration process and processed immediately. You can register your youth in Scouting by visiting When all of the members that you wish to register in Scouting appear in the My Family section, please select the Apply for Subsidy button to process your NOLB application.

Apply for NOLB Membership Subsidy


Sometimes Scouting families need financial assistance to help pay for uniforms, equipment, camp, and other program activity fees. The No One Left Behind (NOLB) Participation subsidy is Scouts Canada’s financial assistance program that allows youth and their families to apply for up to $200 of funding to support their Scouting adventures.

Parents/Guardians can apply online here through MyScouts. If the application is approved, both the applicant and the Group will be notified of the funds and the respective youth request. Funds will be disbursed to Group bank accounts within 3-4 weeks of the application date. Please apply 60 days in advance to ensure funds are available for your adventure!

For more information on the Participation Subsidy Policies and procedures, please visit Scouts Canada’s BP&P

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Thanks to generous parents and volunteers

$32,000 in donations received through registration in Fall 2021

Helps support more than 139 youth.

About Membership Subsidies

No One Left Behind was established in 2007 to ensure that no child is denied a Scouting experience due to financial hardship. A basic financial needs test will be applied, with need determined based on information disclosed by Scouting families under an honour system.

After submitting your request you will be asked to advise on your household income and family size. This information will be factored into a financial needs test. The needs test will apply Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) metric that is updated annually.

LICO is used by many service providers and levels of government to determine recreational subsidies. LICO calculates financial need based upon a family’s size (number of family members) and household income.



All applications are confidential and only the No One Left Behind Service Centre is aware of the name and personal situation of all applicants. Funding provided is relative to this application only and does not a guarantee future funding. Please re-apply annually.

Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders — Scouter Subsidy

Scouters may be eligible for a subsidy to cover the cost of the Scouts Canada’s mandatory child and youth safety course, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders (RIS).

To apply for the subsidy Scouters can email The Help Centre will review the application and determine if the Scouter is eligible for the subsidy. If the application is approved the e-learning course will be added to the Scouter’s David Huestis Learning Centre profile.