Three Rivers Area
The Three Rivers Area supports and administers Scouting throughout the communities of Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows. The Area comprises of 10 active scouting Groups, with 6 in Maple Ridge, 3 in Mission and 1 in Pitt Meadows.
The Three Rivers Area is one of 6 in the region administered by the Fraser Valley Council. Read below to learn more about the Council.
The following is a list of the active Scout Groups in the Area:
- Maple Ridge – 1st Haney, 1st Whonnock, 1st Laityview, 1st Albion, 1st Yennadon, Golden Ears
- Mission – 1st West Heights, 1st Mission, 4th Mission
- Pitt Meadows – 1st Pitt Meadows
To learn more about a specific Scout Group in the Area, refer to their dedicated page under the GROUPS menu. You can also go to the Scouts Canada page for locating and registering with a Group in your area: http://www.scouts.ca/ca/netforum_Locator/search
Fraser Valley Council
The Fraser Valley Council supports and administers Scouting in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. Fraser Valley Council is one of twenty two Councils that make up Scouts Canada, and one of three in British Columbia and the Yukon.
The Fraser Valley Council encompasses the geographical area from Tsawwassen in the West, to the village of Anmore in the North, to the town of Hope in the East, but not including Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver or areas north of Vancouver.
With more than 100,000 members, Scouts Canada is the nation’s premier youth-serving organization. Fraser Valley Council has about 8,000 members: 6,500 youth and about 1,500 volunteers.
With every new member, with every camp and every community service project, Scouts Canada makes one simple promise to Canadian youth, parents and society:
Scouts have fun adventuresdiscovering new things and experiencesthey wouldn’t discover elsewhere.Along the way they develop into capable,confident and well-rounded individuals,better prepared for success in the world.Scouts is the start of something great.It starts with Scouts.
Scouts Canada is a co-ed organization run by volunteers for youths from ages 5 to 26. Its diverse outdoor program leadership training opportunities and focus on values provide a strong foundation for young Canadians to learn new skills and meet new friends in a fun environment.
Typically Scout Groups meet once a week in a local Scout hall Church hall or community centre to learn new skills and earn badges. Its volunteer leaders are highly trained and experienced in outdoor skills leadership and child care and these leaders usually take the youths on outings once every couple months. Younger children might have opportunities to tour the local fire hall have sleepovers at the aquarium go to the indoor climbing gym and camp overnight at nearby sites. Older youth take on more challenging activities such as full-fledged backpacking expeditions or multi-day tours in a canoe or kayak. Through these activities participants gain self-confidence build their independence and become proficient in new skills.
Founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1906 Scouting has since expanded all across the globe to encompass 216 countries and territories. In Canada Scouting is divided into five co-ed Program Sections to accommodate different age groups.
- Beavers (5-7 years old)
- Cubs (8-10 years old)
- Scouts (11-14 years old; option to remain until 16 years old)
- Venturers (14-18 years old)
- Rovers (18-26 years old)
Scout programs are entirely run by volunteer leaders typically young adults and parents of participants. We provide all necessary leadership safety and outdoor training to our leaders so enthusiasm ability to work with children and a willingness to learn are all that’s needed to become a leader.
Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa. Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.