The Gumboot Kids Story
Isn’t nature marvellous?
The Gumboot Kids is an award-winning preschool television series that delights children and adults alike.
Join the fun with Scout, Daisy and the Gumboot Kids as they mindfully explore the wonders of nature.
It all started when...
In 2011 the show's creators--filmmakers Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford (www.imaginecreatemedia.com)—set out to make the kind of TV show they'd want their children to watch. They combined their love of nature with the yearning they felt to slow down and connect with each other and the natural world in a more meaningful, heart-centered way. They dreamed up The Gumboot Kids.
Four years later... Scout & The Gumboot Kids premiered on CBC Kids.
Today, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Scout & The Gumboot Kids airs on CBC, on ABC Australia and in the U.S. on streaming platform, Curious World. Plus two new spin-off series have launched, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, and Jessie & The Gumboot Kids.
The show is also garnering critical acclaim. It won both the 2016 and 2017 Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Children’s and Youth Production; it was nominated for six Leo Awards in 2016, winning for Best Screenwriting and Best Production Design in a Youth or Children Program. In 2017 it was nominated for seven more Leo Awards, winning five including Best Children's Program. It was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Pre-School Series, was a finalist in the 2018 Prix Jeunesse Awards and Daisy & The Gumboot Kids was nominated in 2018 for Rockie Award.
60 x 5-minute episodes
Join Scout the mouse as he leads the Gumboot Kids outside to mindfully explore the wonders of nature. Have fun solving nature mysteries with Scout & The Gumboot Kids.
This award-winning pre-school series inspires families to head outside to engage their senses and discover the natural world. Mixing the magic of traditional stop-motion animation with CGI animation and live-action, each episode of Scout & The Gumboot Kids has a tactile, artistic, and visually rich feel. The visual style, along with soulful music, is a delight for the whole family.
This magical, whimsical series creates a bridge between the family room and the great outdoors.
20 x 3-minute episodes
Daisy the mouse loves nature! In each episode she guides children through the creation of a new and exciting nature craft. Daisy brings wonder and imagination to the craft table and encourages children to explore the world outside!
Daisy also has the DIY Daisy app, available on the Apple Store and Google Play, designed for preschool children and caregivers to play together, getting them inspired to go outside and experience the world beyond their front door. It’s a digital crafting game that lets children choose natural objects like rocks, twigs, leaves and pinecones to create art and have fun along with their friendly guide Daisy.
40 x 2.5 minutes
Jessie & The Gumboot Kids brings music from the hit show Scout & The Gumboot Kids to life with this collection of 40 music videos featuring folk and country award winning artist Jessie Farrell.
The videos feature cameos from Scout, Daisy and the Gumboot Kids.
* 11 minute episodes available upon request.
“Children today spend less time outdoors than any generation in human history. Yet we know that a daily dose of nature makes kids smarter, more curious and creative. It’s simple: Kids need more nature! The Gumboot Kids is an excellent teaching tool for families, encouraging them to spend more time outdoors connecting with nature.”
Ian Hanington, Senior Editor David Suzuki Foundation