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ERIC Number: EJ899651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
A Century of Being Prepared
Ridley, Rob
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n1 p10-11 Aut 2007
No matter the subject--be it math, science, language, art, health, drama, music, the industrial arts, business, drafting or others--experiential and environmental connections can be made. By its very definition, experiential education can provide the perfect conduit for developing knowledge about such subjects. In Ontario, there are school boards that run outdoor education programs, conservation authorities, provincial and national parks and many competent private providers as well. But there are more--many more, in fact--that are not recognized as the great providers they are of outdoor experiential and environmental education. This article describes some of the first outdoor education providers in the province, such as the Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada, and discusses how these groups offer physical, social, spiritual and mental experience for campers. This 2007, Scouts Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday, a century of offering services to campers and a proof that scouting remains prevalent today.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada