Scouting and Guiding in Manitoba
Scouting in Manitoba 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.
Manitoba is administered by the Manitoba Council of Scouts Canada.
Manitoba is divided into Service Areas, each with an Area Commissioner and (ideally) with a service team.
The current Service Areas are:
- West Manitoba (West Man)
- Northern Manitoba (Nor Man)
- Pembina Trails
- North West Winnipeg
- Agassiz Basin
- East Winnipeg
Within each area are groups — made up of one or more sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers) a group will have at least a Group Commissioner and may also have a group administrator, secretary, treasurer, registrar and Quarter Master. This structure follows the Scouts Canada Standard.
Council Service Center: Winnipeg
Association des Scouts du Canada
French-speaking Scouts are directed by the Comptoir Scout Franco-Manitobains in Winnipeg.
Girl Guides of Canada
Guide Companies were first registered in Manitoba in 1910, in Winnipeg.
Girl Guides of Manitoba
Girl Guides of Manitoba is divided into nine area, six covering rural Manitoba
- Cambrian in northern Manitoba
- Intermountain in western mid-Manitoba
- Interlake in central and eastern mid-Manitoba
- Pine Ridge in southeastern Manitoba
- Assiniboine in southwestern Manitoba
- Pembina Valley in southern Manitoba
and three within Winnipeg
- Prairie West
- Bishop Grandin
- Caddy Lake established in 1948
- Ponemah on Lake Winnipeg established in 1928.
B-PSA Federation of Canada
Canada has several associations which trace their roots to the Baden-Powell Scouts' Association 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 — Manitoba.
Scouting memorials include The Seton Centre in Carberry, Manitoba, for Ernest Thompson Seton; an historic plaque and Seton Woodland Park, on the Trans-Canada Highway (east of Carberry, Manitoba); as well as Seton Bridge, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba.