Scouting and Guiding in Nova Scotia

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Scouting in Nova Scotia has a long history, from the 1900s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.

Nova Scotia is served by the Nova Scotia Council of Scouts Canada. Among Nova Scotia's varied Scouting groups are Scouts (11-14), Cubs (8-10), Beavers (5-7) and Venturers (14-17).

Canada has several associations which trace their roots to the Baden-Powell Scouts in the United Kingdom. They form the Canadian Federation of Independent Scouting, which is a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouts. Members of the federation include BPSA - Nova Scotia.

The 4th Halifax Highland Scout Troop was the largest Scout troop in Nova Scotia for several decades. Created in 1922 by members of the Halifax North British Society, the organization functioned as part of Scouts Canada until 2001, when it broke away to operate as an independent organization under the name The Scots Highland Company, a Scouts-like organization for male youths. It disbanded in 2007.

Scouts Canada[edit]

Area Councils[edit]

Scouting and Guiding in Canada's provinces and territories

Camp sites[edit]


  • Camp Carter (Cape Breton Region)
  • Cameron Lake (Antigonish)
  • Camp Roderick (Pictou)
  • Camp Smith (Pictou)


South West[edit]

  • Camp Mush-a-Mush (Lunenburg)
  • Green Field Camp (Queens)
  • Ten Mile Camp (Queens)
  • Beverdam Lake (Shelburne)
  • Pierce Park (Yarmouth)


  • Don Brown Memorial (Digby District)
  • Connell Lake Camp (Annapolis)
  • Sunken Lake (Wofville Group)
  • Camp Hiawatha (Kings)

Girl Guiding in Nova Scotia[edit]

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Guides are served by the Nova Scotia Council of Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada.

Guiding in Nova Scotia started in 1911 when the first company was organized in Halifax by suffragette Mary Walcott Ritchie (sister of Eliza Ritchie). Over the next years various companies were formed. In 1922 the Nova Scotia Council was incorporated.[1]

Headquarters: Halifax, NS


  • Ceilidh Area (Cape Breton)
  • Dartmouth Shore Area (Dartmouth, East Preston, Eastern Passage, Porters Lake, Musquodoboit Harbour)
  • Harbourside Area (Halifax)
  • Harvest Trail Area (Annapolis Valley, South Shore, Western Shore)
  • Maplewood Area (Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Guysborough)
  • Tri-Waters (Bedford, Fall River, Sackville, Beaverbank)




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