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.

Area Councils

  • Cumberland
  • Highland Trails
  • Northeast Nova
  • South Shore
  • Southwest Nova
  • Valley

Camp sites

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

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 Mary Ritchie. Over the next years various companies were formed. In 1922 the Nova Scotia Council was incorporated. [1]

Headquarters: Halifax, NS


  • Cape Breton East Area
  • Cape Breton Coastal Area
  • Carter Area
  • Colchester Area
  • Cumberland Area
  • Dartmouth Lakes Area
  • Fraser Area
  • Fundy View Area
  • Halifax Area
  • Hants Area
  • Kings 1 Area
  • Marine Shore Area
  • Pictou Area
  • RIAG Area
  • Tri County Area
  • Western Area


  • Camp Cairdeas near Melford
  • Sumner Camp near Wentworth
  • Camp Cumberland near Middleboro
  • Camp Kana'da near West Petpeswick
  • Lewis Lake near Upper Sackville
  • Camp Na Caleigan near Big Pond
  • Camp WoHeLo near Bridgewater
  • Hardwood Lake near Lake Paul
  • La Cabane near West Pubnico
  • Rose Jettte Goodman near Edgerton

See also

Scouts Canada

External links