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Scouting and Guiding in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Scouting and Guiding in Newfoundland and Labrador 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.

Anglophone Scouting in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland is administratively connected to Labrador in the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Scouts Canada.

Area Councils

Northeast Avalon Region Zone 3 (Central)

Local Groups and sections

Among Newfoundland and Labrador's varied Scouting groups are Scouts and Rovers.

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 - Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • During the Cold War, there were American Boy Scouts (and Girl Scouts) in Goose Bay, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world. American Scouting at Ernest Harmon Air Force Base Troop 6 under the guidance of Ed Zeidler and Sgt. Henry Erben (the survival trainer for the first seven astronauts) was the furthest east BSA troop in North America. The Scout camp was eleven miles outside the base. The Scout troop ended with the base in 1966.
Ed Zeidler and Sgt. Henry Erben

Francophone Scouting in Newfoundland and Labrador

Girl Guiding in Newfoundland and Labrador

In 1918 Newfoundland's first Guide Company was formed, although the province itself did not become part of Canada until 1949. Guides are served by the Guiding in Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador Council.


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