New Kids’ CBC series inspires children to be mindful

New Kids’ CBC series inspires children to be mindful

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Move over Paw Patrol, there’s a new TV series in town. And this one is sure to inspire children everywhere to drop the remote, pick up their gumboots, and head for the great outdoors.

I had the pleasure of watching the first episode of the new Scout & The Gumboot Kids series on Kids’ CBC with my children. Before I knew it, we were heading outside on an adventure to find a curious little mouse named Scout.

Scout is the star of the newly animated, live-action show. He solves mysteries with his young viewers, all the while inspiring them to be mindful and explore nature.

“Our intention was to make a show that infused mindful concepts within the show, so viewers are reminded to be present and be in the moment,” says show creators Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan.

“Scout teaches us a few different mindful exercises. They are simple and effective techniques like observing nature with your ears, nose and hands.”

Endorsed by the David Suzuki Foundation and UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact, this show is sure to have your little ones connecting with nature in a curious and creative manner. Even better, Scout & The Gumboot Kids is filmed right in our own backyard of Vancouver.

The series airs Monday through Friday on Kids’ CBC at 9:55 a.m., but you can check out the first few episodes here.

The Case of the Buzzing Sweet Maker

The Case of the Disappearing Castle


More from the creators of Scout & The Gumboot Kids

Husband and wife, Eric and Tara, developed Scout & The Gumboot Kids out of a strong desire to help families connect with nature and each other, in an open and non-judgmental way.

“The show was inspired by our two young children Wilfred (6) and Paris (4),” says Tara and Eric.

“We realized that as a family, we are the happiest and most connected when we’re outside together. Living in a condo in the city, sometimes we needed to push ourselves to get outside. We’d call our nature walks, ‘gumboot walks.’”

And Tara and Eric’s family love exploring without an agenda.

“A nature walk doesn’t need to be an epic two-hour hike. Unplugging and going outside for 10 minutes can make a huge positive difference for everyone. This show acts as a bridge between your family room and the outdoors. Our hope is that people will be reminded to turn off their TV and enjoy some time in nature.”

Visit for more information, and follow Scout on Twitter and Instagram @GumbootKids.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed here are entirely mine.  

2 thoughts on “New Kids’ CBC series inspires children to be mindful”

  • Wow this sounds like a fantastic show and look forward to watching it! My three year old is obsessed with Paw Patrol and while her tv time allows me to get stuff done around the house (and not ashamed of having tv do the parenting sometimes!) It would be nice to know that she is watching something more realistic and educational! Anything okayed by David Suzuki is good in my books!
    I really enjoy your blog and will subscribe. Keep up the good work!
    The Mama Nurse

    • Hey Mama Nurse, thanks for the follow! Paw Patrol certainly has its flare, but Scout & The Gumboot kids is something the whole family can enjoy. I also love the fact that it is filmed in Vancouver. I’m not ashamed to admit that I use the TV quite often as well. With a two-year-old and five-month-old, it’s impossible not to. I look forward to checking out your blog.


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