About Medvents

What are MedVents and Rovers?

Scouts Canada is an international organization that provides outdoor programming to you ages five to twenty six.  The safety and health of participants has always been of paramount importance to the worldwide movement.

In 1997, a newly established program from within BC called "Medical Venturers" (more commonly referred to as "MedVents") provided the medical services at the Scouts Jamboree in Kananaskis which welcomed approximately 14,000 scouts.

The Program spread to Ontario with the establishment of the Toronto MedVents and then quickly continued to develop into a new movement within Scouting and now is an official vocational program within the Scouts Canada umbrella of programs!

Peel MedVents was established in 2004 by Dave Wakely and Janice Elliot, and at their first meeting there were five youth.  With careful tendering and continued interest of the youth involved the small group in Peel quickly began growing and developing- both in skill sets and members. As youth progress through the MedVent program, they gain both experience and training.

What Do MedVents Do?

Youth learn the principles of first aid and basic emergency response, which they then apply in a real-world environment under the supervision of their advisors (paramedics and other professionals).

MedVents enter the program with standard first and and CPR certification, which allows them to provide basic interventions to the ill and injured at scouting events as well as community events.

MedVents also gain valuable leadership skills through the program as they follow the "youth-led" aspect of Scouts Canada's program. Members from both the Venturer and Rover sections are appointed to be a representative at the group Executive meetings and other administrative meetings.

Peel MedVents often attend camps, jamborees, community events and much, much more - as the designated first aiders and medical response services.

What Are The Program Ages?

Youth can join the program as early as the age of 14.  Please note that with the changes to the Canadian Scouting Program in the Canadian Path, youth MAY join Venturers at 14, even though the new program suggests "Scouts" are 10-14 years old.

A 14 year old may choose to move up to the Venturer program at 14 instead of waiting until the next year, so long as they turn 14 before December 31st of that Scouting year.

Medical Venturers ("MedVents")

14-17 years of age

Medical Rovers ("MedRovers")

18-26 years of age

Is MedVents Right For Me?

Well that all depends on you!

Are you interested in volunteering in your community?  Do you like adventure? What about first aid?  Do you think you want to work in a medical profession when you're older? Doctor? Paramedic? Nurse? Pharmacist? Do you like helping others?  Are you a leader? Do you like to learn things "hands on"? Do you like to go camping?

If you answered YES to any or all of the above questions, this program is right for you!  Still not sure? Come check us out at a few meetings for FREE and try it out for yourself!  Think you should join? Go to Join Our Team